Monthly Archives: August 2015

Funding Change Could Swamp School Districts in Everett, Revere

August 21, 2015
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As students get ready to come back to school in Everett and Revere for a new school year in the coming weeks, administrators in both districts are nervously pacing over next year due to a change in the way low-income students are counted – a count that is critical for funding and families in...

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July Revenues at Plainridge Bode Well for Wynn’s Future

August 21, 2015
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State officials unveiled that Plainridge Park Casino took in $18.155 million in gross gaming revenues in July and is on par to eclipse $200 million in its first full year – a number that the Wynn casino could potentially dwarf when it opens. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported that in its first month,...

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Police Briefs 08-19-2015

August 21, 2015
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Man arrested with stolen car and firearm A Medford man was arrested two weeks ago with a stolen motor vehicle and a stolen firearm, by Everett Police. Ryan McMasters, age 32 of Medford was charged with Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He was arraigned...

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Letter to the Editor

August 21, 2015
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Investing in the future To the Editor: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) newly announced Clean Power Plan is, in the words of Administrator Gina McCarthy, “an investment in a better future for all of our children.” With a promise to prevent up to 3,600 premature deaths, 90,000 asthma attacks and 300,000 days of...

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Patriots Provide a Great Night for Crimson Tide Pop Warner

August 21, 2015
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  Crimson Tide Pop Warner ‘D’ team head coach Rick Pulsifer, players, and assistant coaches were  big fans of the New England Patriots – the reigning Super Bowl champions – even before their youth football exhibition game at halftime of the Packers-Patriots pre-season contest. But their admiration for the Patriots organization and the Kraft...

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Obituaries 08-19-2015

August 21, 2015
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Rita Zervos Retired Licensed Practical Nurse Rita J. (Meleones) Zervos, a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into rest on August 13 in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 84 years old. Born in Everett, she was a Licensed Practical Nurse by profession who worked in many nursing homes and hospitals in the local area....

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National Night Out

August 14, 2015
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National Night Out

Everett Patrolman Rizza demonstrates that K-9 Jugo is able to detect hidden drugs or weapons by scent during the annual National Night Out Festivities in Everett last Tuesday, Aug. 4. Hundreds attended the annual event, which is a long-standing nationwide effort to foster closer ties between the police and the community.

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New Flooding Concerns Lead to the ‘Raising Up’ of Wynn Casino

August 14, 2015
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After Hurricane Sandy destroyed the coast of New Jersey and wreaked havoc on New York City a few years ago, coastal development has never been the same. Before, 100-year flood plains were the standard for most developments to avoid costly flooding issues and flood insurance. More and more, however, developments are turning towards what...

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Pasquariella Talks about Lifesaving Medical Device

August 14, 2015
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Pasquariella Talks about Lifesaving Medical Device

As Everett’s Robert Pasquariella lay in a hospital bed through September of 2009 in an induced coma, there wasn’t much hope for him. Even his family had become resigned to the worst. Nothing short of a miracle was going to save him. He had been under three weeks. The swelling in his chest was...

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Wynn Everett Proposes to Revive Mystic River Bike/Footbridge

August 14, 2015
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Wynn Everett Proposes to Revive Mystic River Bike/Footbridge

Consultants for the Wynn Everett project revealed in detail last week that they will contribute $250,000 towards working to build a bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the Mystic River – hopefully one day connecting the new Assembly Row Orange Line station to Wynn and the Gateway Mall. “We have been looking at the idea...

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