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Overdose Deaths on the Rise

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The 2015 overdose death numbers for Everett and the rest of the state were revealed late last week, and while the numbers looked to be encouraging early, those close to the situation said they expect the numbers to be revised upward. The state Department of Public Health (DPH) released overdose opiate...

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FSI 5K AUTISM FUNDRAISER

May 7, 2016
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FSI 5K AUTISM FUNDRAISER

Runners ran down Elm Street, including Richie “The Mountain” LaMontagne, during the 2nd Annual FSI 5K Autism Fundraiser on Sunday, May 1. The fundraiser also added a pasta dinner on Saturday night, April 30, this year for the first time. Hundreds of runners and walkers came out for the cause.

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Little League Opening Day

May 7, 2016
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Little League Opening Day

Rangers players from Everett Little League wave their American flags prior to last Saturday morning’s Little League Opening Day festivities at Sacramone Park. The League held a parade down Broadway prior to the festivities and hundreds of residents participated.

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Measures,Milestones and Meanings Boosting Student Performance in Everett

May 7, 2016
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Measures,Milestones and Meanings Boosting Student Performance in Everett

The Everett Public Schools (EPS) Monday night resumed an ongoing series of presentations detailing how a coordinated strategic plan has boosted standardized test scores and student achievement throughout the district. As part of a four-part initiative called “Measures, Milestones, and Meanings,” Assistant Superintendent of Schools Charles Obremski led the second of four discussions at...

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Lightbody Acquitted on all Charges in Federal Court

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Stunning federal prosecutors and some in the legal community, three co-defendants in the federal trial regarding the Wynn land sale, including Revere’s Charlie Lightbody, were found not guilty on all counts in Boston Federal Court late on Friday, April 29. The case featured three full weeks of jury empanelment, opening statements,...

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Greater Boston League to Decide on Merger with Northeastern Conference

May 7, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Greater Boston League officials will vote at a meeting Thursday whether to approve a merger with the Northeastern Conference (NEC). NEC principals voted by a 9-3 margin Friday to grant the four GBL schools admission to the league and now Everett, Malden, Medford, and Somerville representatives must take the final step...

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Building Permit for Wynn Coming Soon, ZBA Approves Building

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a construction headquarters building for the Wynn Boston Harbor on Charlton Street, and City officials are preparing for the first building permit to be issued soon on the project. In a unanimous vote on Monday night, the ZBA cleared the way for a...

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Reception Held for Governor Baker

April 29, 2016
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Reception Held for Governor Baker

Dennis Leonard and Attorney Richard O’Neil hosted a reception for Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker last week at Mr. Leonard’s home on Pleasant Street. Several residents, elected officials, and city officials attended the gathering, which was proof positive that the governor has no shortage of friends in Everett. From left: Mr. Leonard, State Representative Joseph...

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Newest Lower Broadway Brewery said ‘Lucky’ to be in Everett

April 29, 2016
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Newest Lower Broadway Brewery said ‘Lucky’ to be in Everett

By Seth Daniel When Donovan Bailey lost his job a few years ago, he would have never believed that he would end up brewing beer in the industrialized Lower Broadway neighborhood of Everett – and being very excited and happy about that outcome. However, that’s just where he’s at with his Down the Road...

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Wynn Clears Environmental Hurdle Again,Unlocking MBTA Land Sale

April 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor received its final state environmental approvals on Monday afternoon from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) when it accepted the comprehensive Section 61 environmental report – an acceptance that looks to have freed up a crucial piece of MBTA land that will serve as an Everett-only entrance to the...

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