Monthly Archives: January 2015

Martin Luther King

January 14, 2015
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When one considers that it has been almost 47 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin Luther King. But...

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The Olympics in Boston?

January 14, 2015
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The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,...

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Obituaries 01-14-2015

January 14, 2015
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Ronald Gillis Talented artist Ronald C. Gillis, a former resident of Revere and Everett, died on January 8, the eve of his 69th birthday, at the Brockton V.A. Medical Center following a long illness. Born in Malden, Ronald was raised in Medford, attended Medford Public Schools and in March of 1965 he enlisted the...

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McGonagle Set to Take Office as Everett’s State Representative

January 11, 2015
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Joseph W. McGonagle was set to take his oath of office at the State House Wednesday morning as Everett’s state representative for a two-year term. McGonagle, a former member of the Everett City Council, defeated State Rep. Wayne Matewsky in the Democratic primary in September. He was elected to the seat in November without...

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Everett High School Accreditation Continued

January 11, 2015
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Everett High Principal Erik Naumann confirmed this week that EHS’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has been continued following the association’s review of Everett’s latest progress report and a visit by the NASC accreditation committee in October 2014. This latest continuation means that EHS is continuing to make...

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School Committee Elects Parker as New Chairman D’onofrio Elected as New Vice Chairman

January 11, 2015
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School Committee Elects Parker as New Chairman D’onofrio Elected as New Vice Chairman

The Everett School Committee unanimously elected a new chairman and vice chairman Monday night, as former vice chairman Frank Parker ascended to the Chairman’s post and Bernie D’Onofrio became the vice chairman. Parker served as the vice chairman for the past two years, during Allen Panarese’s chairmanship and thanked his colleagues for the vote...

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Capone Elected as Council President

January 11, 2015
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Capone Elected as Council President

The Everett City Council met briefly on Monday night for the sole purpose of establishing their rules and electing a new Council President for 2015.The result was that Councilor Fred Capone was elected unanimously to serve as just the second President of the new City Council, with only eight members present. Councilors Michael Marchese,...

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Wynn Purchases Monsanto Site for $35 Million: Acquisition Means the Company Now Hits the ‘Go’ Button

January 11, 2015
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Wynn Purchases Monsanto Site for $35 Million: Acquisition Means the Company Now Hits the ‘Go’ Button

The controversial land deal on lower Broadway slated to hold the new Wynn casino passed papers on Monday, with Wynn purchasing the former Monsanto Chemical property for $35 million from FBT Everett. On Tuesday, City leaders had planned to celebrate the milestone at a gathering on the property, but the extreme cold weather drove...

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City of Boston Joins Revere, Somerville in Filing Lawsuit Against MGC for Wynn License

January 11, 2015
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The City of Boston joined Revere and Somerville in filing a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in Suffolk Superior Court asking the court to vacate the license agreement given to Wynn in Everett by the MGC last November. A cornerstone to the argument is the impacts on Charlestown. The 74-page filing by...

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Police Briefs 01-07-2015

January 11, 2015
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Tuesday, Dec. 23 Jill Blanco, 39, 405 Washington St., Norwell, was arrested on a warrant. Raynel Garcia, 23, 426 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for possession of a Class D substance with intent to sell, unlawful possession of a firearm without license, and unlawful possession of ammunition. Eleonore Meme, 49, 37 School St., Everett,...

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