Monthly Archives: July 2015

5th Annual Multicultural Festival

July 29, 2015
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5th Annual Multicultural Festival

Mario Morales gives shares a piece of mango with his son, Isaac, who maybe wasn’t so interested sharing that piece of his culture with his dad.

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…Had a Great Fall

July 29, 2015
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…Had a Great Fall

This car went back, not forward, on Foster Street last Sunday evening. The car crashed through the fence, knocked off a huge slab of granite and then perched itself precariously on the edge. Fire crews rushed to the scene and were able to get the car back on firm ground. There were no injuries...

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City Announces Award of $825,000 in Community Development Block Grant

July 29, 2015
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The city of Everett has received confirmation that some $825,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds have been awarded to the Everett Department of Planning and Development to assist with five community growth projects in the coming year. According to a release provided by Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s office, the funds will be used across...

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Wynn Files Newest Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Square Impasse with Boston

July 29, 2015
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Wynn Files Newest Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Square Impasse with Boston

Just when everyone thought there couldn’t be any more paperwork filed in association with the Wynn casino project, last week they added another 1,000 pages. Wynn Everett filed its much-anticipated supplemental environmental report late last week (also known as the Second Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report or SSFEIR) to address five key concerns raised...

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List of Candidates Dips for Upcoming Election:All Council Seats Will Be Contested, No School Committee Members Will Face Tests

July 29, 2015
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With the closing of the nomination period and the certification of nominating signatures underway, the final list of candidates for the fall election season is finally taking shape. Though there will still be races for every city council seat, the City Clerk’s office has been able to pare down the list of candidates some,...

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MGC Commissioner McHugh to Step Down on Sept. 30

July 29, 2015
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) had a bit of a re-shuffling this week with the announcement that Commissioner James McHugh – a Charlestown resident and retired state judge – plans to resign his post on Sept. 30. That announcement was followed by the news that MGC Executive Director Rick Day would not return to...

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Wynn Goes to Bid for Design & Construction Services for Casino

July 29, 2015
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Wynn Resorts announced Wednesday that Requests for Proposals (RFP) and solicitation of bids have been issued for the first-phase of design and construction of the $1.7 billion, five-star Wynn Resort in Everett. Requests were issued to qualified local firms for off-site roadway improvement design, environmental cleanup, building demolition design and site preparation and fencing....

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Opinion

July 29, 2015
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It’s time we come together to combat the opiate crisis that has spread throughout our city and all over the Commonwealth. It’s time to tackle this issue head-on and come up with solutions to reduce opiate abuse and addiction. We need to help drug users beat their addiction, and ensure no family has to...

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On the Wynn Casino….

July 29, 2015
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Everyday there seems to be a new twist and turn in the ongoing saga of the proposed Wynn Resort casino complex on Route 99.  Lawsuits are filed like they are going out of style and innuendos are bandied about based on falsehoods. A few weeks back, there were accusations about the land purchase where...

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Whales Ahoy

July 29, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...

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