Monthly Archives: October 2016

Wynn Boston Harbor Tears Through Slurry Wall Construction

October 14, 2016
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Wynn Boston Harbor Tears Through Slurry Wall Construction

By Seth Daniel The slurry wall foundation that supports a majority of the Wynn Boston Harbor building is nearly completed, more than a month ahead of schedule, and work crews are in the process this week of digging out the parking garage area. “The slurry walls are nearly done,” said Greg John on Wynn...

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Mystic River Park Improvements Launched

October 14, 2016
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Mystic River Park Improvements Launched

On Thursday, October 6, the Mystic River Watershed Association and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) kicked-off a series of improvements to Torbert Macdonald Park in Medford, just across the Everett line. Revitalization projects include newly paved paths, phragmities removal, a volunteer stewardship program – and future amenities such as a river overlook...

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Slaughterhouse Seeks to Withdraw:Some on Council Hope to Block and Deny

October 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An attorney for Saba Poultry – the company that has proposed putting a slaughterhouse on the Parkway – has sent a letter to the City Council asking for withdrawal without prejudice, but prior to Tuesday night’s meeting (which came too late for Independent deadlines), some councillors hoped to block that request...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Acts of Terrorism

October 14, 2016
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Nicholas Rovinski pleaded guilty on Sept. 22 in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a case that had connections to Everett and Boston. Nicholas Alexander Rovinski a/k/a Nuh Amriki a/k/a Nuh Andalusi, 25, of Warwick, R.I., pleaded guilty to...

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Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2016
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QUESTION 2 Dear Editor: The Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts, the oldest organization in the state for retired educators, today announced its opposition to Question 2, the ballot question that would allow unlimited charter school expansion anywhere in the state, take millions of dollars away from successful local district public schools, and cause the...

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Opposing Recreational Marijuana,Quesiton 4 on the November Ballot

October 14, 2016
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By Dost Ongur, M.D., Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division at McLean Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School   There is ongoing public debate about legalization of marijuana – first for medicinal and more recently for recreational uses. Societal attitudes towards this issue have changed dramatically in a relatively short period of...

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Fire Prevention Week

October 14, 2016
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Nothing can be more devastating than a fire in your home.  Years of memories can all but vanish as pictures, letters and mementos of a family’s lifetime are lost in the flames. And in some cases, a fire claims a life. We urge our readers to look around their house or apartment and do...

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Sports 10-12-2016

October 14, 2016
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Everett rolls past Medford in GBL opener By Cary Shuman The Everett High football team began its final run through the Greater Boston League with a solid-from-start-to finish 49-0 victory over Medford Friday night at Hormel Stadium. Senior running back Marvin Fedna scored two touchdowns on runs of 32 and 39 yards, representing his...

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Obituaries 10-12-2016

October 14, 2016
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John McKinnon, Sr. One of the 12 Macs John W. McKinnon, Sr. (One of the twelve Macs)-of Everett, passed away at home on October 8. He was 78 years old. He was the beloved husband of Louise (LeBlanc) McKinnon; loving father of Linda Callahan and her husband, Michael, Brenda McKinnon and her loving boyfriend, Shannon...

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Mayor DeMaria Thanks Ella Diprima for Work on POW/MIA Memorial Stone

October 7, 2016
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Mayor DeMaria Thanks Ella Diprima for Work on POW/MIA Memorial Stone

Mayor Carlo DeMaria wishes to thank Ella DiPrima for her work on making the POW/ MIA Memorial Stone, located at the Everett Stadium, a reality. The Memorial Stone was recently unveiled on homecoming day. In conjunction, with Superintendent Foresteire, the Everett School Committee, and the Veterans Commission, DiPrima was essential in helping to organize...

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