Monthly Archives: December 2017

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

December 1, 2017
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Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Abby McCabe, Jeff McCabe of the Everett Police Department, and Valerie Guite filled plates at the Mass. Badge Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The annual dinner welcomed all members of the community to celebrate the holiday over a traditional turkey dinner overseen by volunteers from the Police Department and other community organizations. Hundreds...

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Super Saturday is Here:Everett Football Looks to Cap off Perfect Season

December 1, 2017
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By Cary Shuman One big step remains in what could be an historic season for the Everett High School football team in its first season as a Division 1 independent. Coach John DiBiaso’s unbeaten and top-ranked 2017 contingent will play Xaverian Brothers High School in the Division 1 Super Bowl on Saturday (8 p.m.)...

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Mayor, Immigration Leaders Call on Congress for Permanent Solution to TPS and DACA

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Perhaps the most powerful moment in the press conference outside City Hall on Tuesday morning was near the end when Mayor Carlo DeMaria went off script. Embracing Arisellas Flores, a seventh-grader from the Madeleine English School whose parents have Temporary Protective Status (TPS) and could be sent back to their native...

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Local Immigrants Seek for Council Support on TPS and DACA

December 1, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the second time in less than a month, local immigrant support organizations and the families they serve filled the Everett Council Chamber on Monday night to ask the Council to help protect local immigrant residents living and working in the city legally. The Council obliged, kind of, sending a...

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Council Votes for Residential Tax Exemption

December 1, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council voted unanimously on Monday night to adopt a tax rate shift for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to tax commercial properties at a higher rate, and to also grant a 25-percent residential exemption, essentially providing a tax break to owner occupied residences within the city. The city...

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Rule 18 Comes Under Scrutiny after TPS/DACA Resolution

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Who ever heard of Council Rule 18? Not many people, but certainly a lot of people know about it after Monday night’s meeting, where the rule was invoked despite a large crowd looking to pass a resolution supporting local efforts on immigration programs. In a move that surprised a lot of...

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City Ready to Expand Ornamental Lighting

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City is preparing to put out to bid a $550,000 program to bring ornamental, enhanced street lighting up Broadway from Sweetser Circle to the Parlin School. Mayor Carlo DeMaria said he and his team are ready to put out the bid very soon to replace 35 old lights on Broadway...

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Immigration Sentiments aren’t One Size Fits All, Haitian Leaders Say

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel While many in the Everett immigrant community are upset about the rulings and upcoming rulings on the Temporary Protective Status (TPS), Haitian leaders a the Everett Haitian Community Center (EHCC) said they feel victorious in their situation. Last week, the federal government announced that more than 59,000 Haitian immigrants nationwide with...

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Mystic Valley Celebrates All-Stars and Seniors

December 1, 2017
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The Mystic Valley boys’ soccer team had a great season finishing the year with a 13-3-2 overall record, and a first-ever undefeated Commonwealth Athletic Conference regular-season record of 12-0-1.  At the end of the year, the team also had many individual accomplishments to celebrate. The biggest award went to Alex Maher who was named...

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Medford Youth Hockey and Medford Figure Skating Programs

December 1, 2017
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Another exciting season of Medford Youth Hockey and Medford Figure Skating Fall-Winter Programs for Boys & Girl’s ages 4-15 from Medford and surrounding communities  continues at the City of Medford managed LoConte Rink off Route #16 in Medford. Signups have been extended to accommodate boys and girls finishing their fall soccer, baseball, football/cheerleading season....

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