Monthly Archives: October 2014

Governor Patrick Announces Departure of MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey

October 15, 2014
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Calling him a bold leader and a friend who will be missed in the Administration, Governor Deval Patrick on Oct. 10 announced the resignation of MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey, effective Nov. 1. Governor Patrick also announced his appointment of Highway Administrator Frank DePaola as Acting Secretary and CEO for MassDOT for...

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Sports 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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Everett rolls past Medford, 41-0, in GBL opener The Everett High football team opened its Greater Boston League schedule with a dominating 41-0 victory over Medford Friday night at Hormel Stadium. Senior running back Nick Orekoya scored two touchdowns as Everett built a quick 20-0 advantage in the first period. Orekoya caught a 22-yard...

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Obituaries 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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James Grifone, Sr. Long Time Everett DPW Employee; His greatest joy was his family James Grifone Sr. passed away suddenly on October 5 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He was 66 years old. Jim was born in East Boston one of five children of the late Carlos and Madeline (Enis) Grifone. Jim...

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Water/Sewer Enterprise Fund in the Black: Nearly $2 Million Turnaround in One Year

October 15, 2014
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One year ago, after moving the city’s water and sewer system to a Water and Sewer Enterprise Account, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his financial team assured the City Council and taxpayers, that making the system self-sufficient would result in a more fiscally responsible fund that reflected its true costs and budgets accordingly. Prior to...

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DOR Certifies Everett’s ‘free Cash’ At over $5.4 Million: City’s Conservative Spending Plan and Sound Fiscal Practices Sets the Pace

October 15, 2014
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According to Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has once again certified Everett’s unexpended fund balance, also known as free cash, at more than $5.4 million for the 2014 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2014. It marks the second consecutive year that Everett has shown free cash balances of...

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Zarah Magazine Looks to Put a Positive Viewpoint of Arab Culture

October 15, 2014
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Zarah Magazine Looks to Put a Positive Viewpoint of Arab Culture

‘Hijack’ is a contentious word to use when speaking about Arab American culture, but it’s exactly what Rachid Moukhabir says has happened to his culture worldwide – and he’s combatting that unfortunate view with a new magazine called ‘Zarah’ that highlights the positives of Arab American culture in Revere and the entire area. “I’m...

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Revere Mayor Looks to Block Critical MBTA Land Sale for Casino Access

October 15, 2014
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Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has called for the MBTA to stop in its tracks on a land sale to Wynn Resorts – a crucial sale of land that will allow the proposed casino to create an access road on Everett-only land and to avoid troubles with Boston. Rizzo listed five specific reasons why the...

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From Sweets to Suites: Everett’s Batch Yard Shines at Grand Opening Party

October 13, 2014
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From Sweets to Suites: Everett’s Batch Yard Shines at Grand Opening Party

The Batch Yard, a 328-unit luxury loft-style apartment community located at 25 Charlton Street in Everett, MA, held a Grand Opening Party on October 1st to celebrate the successful opening of the development and to recognize the groups who worked to bring the project to completion. Of the 300 people in attendance, guests included...

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The Batch Yard is a Beautiful and Unique Apartment Development

October 13, 2014
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That was certainly a wonderful party held to celebrate  the grand opening of the Batch Yard, the new 328-unit luxury apartment community located at 25 Charlton St. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his wife, Stacey DeMaria, led an impressive list of dignitaries and local residents who attended the gala event. The mayor was deservedly proud...

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Columbus Day Parade in East Boston

October 13, 2014
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On Sunday, we’ll mark the anniversary of the great explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas that took place on October 12, 1492. From his voyage would spring our nation in 1776 and if Columbus were here, we would thank this hero profusely for his leadership, courage, and vision. There is a huge Columbus...

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