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Question 3

October 24, 2012
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Everett residents will be casting a vote on Election Day on Question 3 – by voting yes or no on a proposed law that will eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. Only those who are sick with a variety of debilitating and painful medical issues...

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Expected Light Vote in Unusual Thursday Primary

September 5, 2012
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Expected Light Vote in Unusual Thursday Primary

Thursday’s primary, replacing the traditional first Tuesday of September primary, is not expected to bring out a major vote. Although there is one race Everett voters should be interested in – the District 6 Governor’s Council race. Secretary of State William Galvin said he is expecting a lower than usual voter turnout because of...

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Thank You Senator Didomenico

August 22, 2012
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Headlines never tell the whole story about the major news stories that effect our lives. Such a headline and such a story about the bill signed by the governor last week that stops ethanol from being transported through Everett qualifies in both ways. Our headline praised Senator Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston) because it was...

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Suffolk Downs Puts Up Money for Application Process

August 15, 2012
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The owners of Suffolk Downs ponied up $400,000 Friday and marched the check over to the offices of the Gaming Commission where it was left with officials there. Thus began the real opening salient in what is expected to be a long and sophisticated application process that will end sometime into next year. The...

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Ethanol Trains Stopped by Petruccelli, Governor

August 15, 2012
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Governor Deval Patrick signed a transportation bill last week that gave approval to an amendment offered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli that stops train delivery of ethanol through a number of cities and towns, which includes Everett. Instead, the bill orders that further studies be made of the efficacy of transporting 1.7 million gallons of...

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Aldermen Vote Raise; Approve Liquor Store, Appoint 911 Chief

August 1, 2012
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The Everett Board of Aldermen voted and approved a raise and a stipend bringing their yearly salaries to a total of $25,000 with the stipend for expenses totaling an additional $5,000. The decision was reached unanimously by the board and will go into effect during the next legislative session. The one holdout necessary to...

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T Raises Fares

July 4, 2012
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The T gave its ridership a nice Fourth of July holiday greeting and thank you – a 23% fare raise. With the new fares now in effect, riders will begin feeling the higher prices for rapid transit on every ride going forward. Facing a $160 million deficit – and facing a larger one next...

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Crossing Guard Death Shocking and Sad

May 31, 2012
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Crossing Guard Death Shocking and Sad

The tragic death last week of Everett school crossing guard Marie Howe, 71, calls attention to the dangers of being a crossing guard in a heavily trafficked and congested place like Everett. “Traffic rushes about here without pausing or watching out for others,” said Superintendent of Schools Fred Foresteire. “People need to pay closer...

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Everett High School Accredited for the Next Ten Years

May 24, 2012
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Everett High School Accredited for the Next Ten Years

Everett High School has received accreditation for the next ten years following a thorough review by the New England Association of  Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The announcement was made Monday evening at the School Committee meeting by Everett High School Principal Louis Baldi, Vice Principal Nicholas Venezia and Classmaster Jennifer Yebba. They informed the...

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Pope John Fundraiser Cancelled: Markey, Capuano Maintain Support

May 17, 2012
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The cancellation of the annual Pope John XXIII High School fundraiser, which was to feature Congressmen Ed Markey and Mike Capuano as award recipients, was a great disappointment to the hundreds of people set to attend it. Cancelling such an affair at the last moment was difficult, according to the school’s principal, Kay Donovan....

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