Monthly Archives: February 2015

To Break or Not To Break: Is February Vacation Still Necessary?

February 18, 2015
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There is virtually no one who can readily recall just why it is that Massachusetts schools take one week of vacation in February. It is as old as the oldest teacher or most seasoned administrator – whether active or retired. Some say it’s a vestige of World War II heating oil rationing. Others say...

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The Winter of Our Discontent

February 18, 2015
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Although the temperatures have been below zero with wind chills even colder, tempers have been rising among just about all of us as the snow and our frustrations continue to pile up. Yes, life is difficult in the city, where parking spaces are non-existent, tickets are being issued, cars are being towed, traffic is...

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Don’t Be Fooled

February 18, 2015
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Like an annoying alarm clock that predictably shouts its tone, late last week and this week several establishment lawmakers and transportation pundits began blaming the MBTA’s implosion on a lack of taxes and on the majority of voters who repealed the automatic gas tax increases last November. Don’t be fooled, please. In the daily...

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Sports 02-18-2015

February 18, 2015
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EHS Roundup EHS girls basketball qualify for tourney, sets sight on GBL title The Everett High girls basketball team soared to new heights this past week, reeling off four straight victories in six days, including a dramatic buzzer-beater, to raise their record to a sterling 12-6 and punch their ticket for a Journey to the Tourney. The Lady...

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Obituaries 02-18-2015

February 18, 2015
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Wayne ‘Winky Peppers’ Gray Of Malden, formerly of Everett Wayne ”Winky Peppers” Gray of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on February 11. Wayne was a longtime member of the East Side Athletic Association of Malden. He was the beloved son of the late Frank and Ruth (Maige); dear brother of Edward “Peppers” of Revere...

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Wynn Officials, Boston Have Been Meeting to Discuss Traffic Fixes

February 12, 2015
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Despite the City of Boston’s cold reception of Wynn Everett when it comes to negotiating mitigation agreements and other such things, apparently working out traffic problems with Wynn has not been so taboo – including very detailed discussions of traffic fixes in Sullivan Square. Bob DeSalvio, vice president of development for Wynn Everett, told...

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Wynn Will Likely File Key Environmental Reports Later This Month

February 12, 2015
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A deadline for a final environmental report addressing traffic solutions in Everett and Charlestown has come and gone for Wynn Everett, but the casino developer has said it is working diligently with state agencies and waiting for their responses to proposals in the report. Most importantly, Bob DeSalvio, senior vice president of development at...

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Third Storm in Three Weeks Taxing Resources

February 12, 2015
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City Services crews, maintenance workers and custodians were working , were on Monday and Tuesday trying to clean up from Winter Storm Marcus, the third heavy snowfall event of the in the past 12 days, which was on pace to dump more than two feet of snow on the Greater Boston area and Everett...

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City Will Apply for MGC Mitigation Fund:Doesn’t Believe It Changes Standing in Suit

February 12, 2015
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The City of Boston confirmed late on Wednesday, Feb. 4, that it would put in a “placeholder” application for the inaugural round of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) Community Mitigation Fund (CMF) – despite having filed a lawsuit against that agency just about one month ago. The deadline for applications to the CMF were...

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Maintaining Perspective Through The Winter of 2015

February 12, 2015
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It hardly seems possible at this point, but as of January 23, 2015, Boston and the surrounding area had barely registered a single snow flake. Now just 17 days later – as of this writing – the region has faced three major snow storms in a span of 17 days and accumulated a total...

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