Monthly Archives: August 2017

Obituaries 08-09-2017

August 9, 2017
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Doris Ferrante Of Worcester, formerly of Everett Doris M. (Silverio) Ferrante of Worcester, formerly of Everett, died on July 30. She was 96 years old. The beloved wife of the late Domenic C. Ferrante, she was the loving mother of Richard J. Ferrante and his wife. Ellen of Worcester as well as the late...

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A Fitting Tribute:‘Ella’s Army’ Turns Out for Playground Dedication in Peabody

August 5, 2017
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A Fitting Tribute:‘Ella’s Army’ Turns Out for Playground Dedication in Peabody

By Seth Daniel When Julie Butt of Peabody first made arm bracelets and water bottles to help fundraise for little Ella Jade O’Donnell – the daughter of an Everett police officer – she decided to emboss them with the phrase “Ella’s Army.” She had no idea the power that she would have conjured up...

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The Local Buzz:‘Bee Whisperer’ Relays Potential Crisis for Bee Population to Residents

August 5, 2017
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The Local Buzz:‘Bee Whisperer’ Relays Potential Crisis for Bee Population to Residents

By Katy Rogers His presentation was anything but hushed. In fact, it gathered quite a buzz around the Parlin Library last week. “Bee Whisperer” Kenneth Warchol, a sixth-generation beekeeper, visited the Parlin Library on Wednesday evening, July 26, to provide information about honeybees, why they are threatened, and their significant role in our environment and food...

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Future of Everett’s Side of the Malden River Looks to Succeed

August 5, 2017
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Future of Everett’s Side of the Malden River Looks to Succeed

By Seth Daniel The banks of the Malden River in Everett don’t look like much today, but River’s Edge (Medford) developer John Preotle has plenty of hope that the other side of the river in Everett could one day mimic and add to the extraordinary change that has happened on the Medford side –...

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New Apartment Building Proposed for Broadway Home, Office

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel An Everett developer is proposing a new, modern apartment building in what has historically been a large Victorian home and doctor’s office. The proposal comes from Everett-based developer Greg Antonelli, who has been developing innovative properties on the west side of the City for some time – currently working on micro-units...

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Mayor DeMaria Announces Director of Organizational Assessment Position

August 5, 2017
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When nomination papers and the flurry of signatures streamed into the Elections Department last Monday, July 24, the final result showed that Mayor Carlo DeMaria would be unopposed in the coming city election. This week, though, he isn’t taking the news sitting down, but rather he is taking action to make city services and...

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Senate Passes Bill to Expand Language Opportunities for Students

August 5, 2017
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The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation that updates the existing statute relative to English language education in public schools to encompass the latest and best practices serving English language learners (ELLs) and to recognize the value of bilingualism as a skill essential to improving career and college readiness and competiveness in the global economy....

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Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant workers. Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Joseph McGonagle both voted in support of this legislation that makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against, refuse to employ, or terminate an individual due to...

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Sen Sal DiDomenico to Chair Italian Caucus

August 5, 2017
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By John Lynds Everett State Sen. Sal DiDomenico was picked by Senate President Stan Rosenberg to chair the state legislature’s new Italian Caucus. DiDomenico will chair the caucus on the Senate  side while with Rep. Paul Donato (D-Medford) and Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) will co-chair the caucus on the House side. “I’m honored...

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Police Briefs 08-02-2017

August 5, 2017
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Sunday, July 1 Scott MacDonald, 34, Homeless, Everett, was arrested for shoplifting. Daniel Sullivan, 48, 8 Florence St., Somerville, was arrested on warrants. Monday, July 2 James Cunneen, 51, 41 Summer St., Everett, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime, malicious destruction of property, assault and battery (2 counts), lewd, open & gross. Stephen...

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