Monthly Archives: February 2018

Investigation:MGC says Wynn Organization Did Not Inform them of Settlement

February 9, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) held a special hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 31, into the allegations against Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn – a Massachusetts gaming licensee – and said they were not told of the 2005 private settlement, while at the same time urging fairness and speed in the investigation. The one-hour hearing...

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ZBA Approves Affordable Housing Units

February 9, 2018
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More affordable housing is on the way for Everett residents after the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved on Monday night 77 senior citizens units and a condominium building with six, three-bedroom apartments at the site of the former St. Therese Church on Broadway. While proponents and opponents all agreed that the affordable housing...

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Unexpected Costs, Unrealized Revenues Blamed for Plan to Layoff 110 School Personnel

February 9, 2018
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Unexpected Costs, Unrealized Revenues Blamed for Plan to Layoff 110 School Personnel

Assistant Superintendent Charles Obremski, who helps to manage the School Department budget, explained the financial predicament facing the schools to the School Committee and gathered crowd at Everett High School library on Monday night. According to Obremski, the deficit is a result of a combination of factors that saw the School Department spend some...

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Political Veteran Launches New Everett Stimulus Blog

February 9, 2018
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Political writer, strategist and analyst Patrick Scully of   Scully Communications is launching a new blog exclusively for and about the City of Everett. “The Everett Stimulus.” will feature news and commentary about city politics and community events. The site has been up and running and is part of Scully Communications new, re-branded website. The...

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DiDomenico, Senate Colleagues Pass Supplemental Budget

February 9, 2018
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Last week, the Massachusetts Senate passed a supplemental budget that includes $15 million for school districts educating students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who were displaced by hurricanes Maria and Irma. Since September 2017, more than 2,300 students have arrived in Massachusetts from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and...

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Fighting Phenom:Kinjo Espada Excels in Muay Thai and Boxing

February 9, 2018
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The father helped Everett win its first Super Bowl and went on to play Division 1 college football. The talented son stands poised to eclipse even those lofty athletic accomplishments. Kinjo Thomas Espada, the 16-year-old son of former EHS and Rutgers University football player John Espada and his high school classmate, Kim Dang Espada,...

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Good Samaritans Help Injured Dog

February 9, 2018
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Jamie-Lee Hersey, of Wakefield, was driving along Revere Beach Parkway at approximately 11 p.m. on Tuesday night when she came across a severely injured dog in the middle of the road alongside Simoniz Car Wash.  Instinctively, she immediately pulled over to help the dog, and was joined by another good Samaritan, Chris Desrochers, of...

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McGonagle Supports House Action to Finance the Production and Preservation of Affordable Housing Units

February 9, 2018
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Representative Joseph McGonagle (D-Everett) joined his colleagues in the House to pass a $1.7 billion housing bond bill to support low and moderate income housing throughout the Commonwealth. The legislation recapitalizes funding for a variety of programs and extends several housing and economic development tax credits. “With the passage of this bond bill, we...

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East Boston Savings Bank Awards $1,000 to Seventh Grader for Her Patriotism in Saving the American Flag

February 9, 2018
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East Boston Savings Bank Awards $1,000 to seventh Grader for Her Patriotism in Saving the American Flag East Boston, MA – East Boston Savings Bank’s President and CEO, Richard Gavegnano invited seventh  grader, Ashley Reardon to the bank’s Peabody Headquarters where he presented her with a community scholarship of $1,000 for retrieving an American...

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Night Shift Brewing Partners to Meet Market Demand

February 9, 2018
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In order to meet market demand, Night Shift Brewing has partnered with Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket to help expand the brand without having to leave their Everett headquarters. The need to seek resources outside of Night Shift’s original Everett facility became apparent when existing space was officially maximized in early 2017. The company’s...

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