Question 3 Defeat Draws Loud Cheers in Everett

November 18, 2014
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Question 3 Defeat Draws Loud Cheers in Everett

Statewide, the biggest news last Tuesday was the nip-and-tuck gubernatorial race, but in Everett the story of the night was Question 3 – the casino repeal vote. And as the results statewide rolled in and it appeared Question 3 was going to be defeated and the Wynn casino proposal would roll on in Everett,...

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City Begins New Master Planning Process

November 18, 2014
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The City of Everett Planning and Development Department, which successfully completed a Master Plan for the Lower Broadway neighborhood two years ago, will begin a new master planning process, for what will now be known as Commercial Triangle area of the city, tonight with the first public participation meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m....

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City of Everett to Dedicate P.O.W/M.I.A Chair at Police HQ

November 7, 2014
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Chief of Police Steven A. Mazzie, and Veterans Commissioner Joe Hickey are pleased to announce that on Friday, November 7th at 11AM the Everett Police Department will be dedicating a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Chair at the Everett Police Department Headquarters.  The public is encouraged to attend. “The chair represents...

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Parlin Library Hosts a Presentation of Live Owls

November 7, 2014
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Just days before Halloween, on Oct. 29, the Parlin Library hosted a presentation of live owls from an organization called Wingmasters. Wingmasters serves to rescue and protect birds of prey while educating people about them. Families were very engaged in seeing the various birds. While these particular birds are healthy, they each have a...

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Mayor Tom Menino

November 7, 2014
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The passing this week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness to the feelings of mutual...

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Mayor Demaria Attends Firefighter of the Year Ceremony:Two Everett Firefighters Honored

November 7, 2014
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently joined Governor Deval Patrick, Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral, State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, and Everett Fire Chief David Butler to honor firefighters from ten (10) Massachusetts’ communities for heroic acts of bravery. Among those recognized Mayor DeMaria had the pleasure of congratulating Everett Firefighters Rocco Andreotti and Joseph...

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Sports 11-05-2014

November 7, 2014
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Everett advances to North semifinals EHS beats Malden High 42-21, faces former GBL foe Peabody next By Cary Shuman Who is writing the script for the Everett High football season? Back in August you would have expected coach John DiBiaso and the Crimson Tide to be preparing for a second playoff game in November....

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Obituaries 11-05-2014

November 7, 2014
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Frank Chiampi, Jr. Lifelong Everett Resident; had numerous careers Frank F. Chiampi, Jr. of Everett entered into rest on Friday, October 31 in the Massachusetts General Hospitalin Boston. He was 71 years old. Born in Everett, Frank was a life long Everett resident. He had many occupations during his lifetime. For many years he...

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Substantial Electricity Bill Increases Will Hit Residents this Month

November 7, 2014
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Constraints in the supply of natural gas to the region will lead to the largest increase in winter electric bills in decades. National Grid experts said the increases kicked in on Nov. 1 and would be reflected in this month’s bills. Rates are expected to increase a total of 37 percent through May 1,...

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Double Dancing: Everett Dancer Lands Two Parts in This Year’s Boston Ballet Nutcracker Production

November 7, 2014
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Double Dancing: Everett Dancer Lands Two Parts in This Year’s Boston Ballet Nutcracker Production

When Everett’s Vera Barrett and her daughter, Gabriella, opened up an e-mail last month from the Boston Ballet School concerning the Nutcracker casting decisions, it was more than just a surprise. It was a double surprise. That’s because in this year’s production of the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker, 10-year-old Gabriella Barrett will not only play...

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Despite Change in T Land Sale to Wynn, Revere Mayor Still has Concerns

November 7, 2014
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One major concern for Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has been put to rest in the MBTA land sale with Wynn Resorts on Lower Broadway, but the problems are not over for the mayor to the east. Rob DeSalvio, senior vice president of development, recently told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) that recent land surveys...

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Wynn Working on Redesign of Casino Tower

November 7, 2014
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Wynn Resorts officials late last month told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) that – if Question 3 is defeated – they are ready to unveil a new design for the proposed casino on Lower Broadway. The MGC had asked Wynn to redesign the tower concept that has served as the face of the project...

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Trunk-or-Treat Festivities

November 4, 2014
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Trunk-or-Treat Festivities

Amy Spalenza was dressed as a pirate, complete with eye patch, during Monday night’s 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat festivities in the Gateway Center. The event had a huge turnout and was primarily sponsored by the Texas Roadhouse, as well as the Everett Fire Department, among others.

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Superintendent Honors EHS Seniors For Their Academic Excellence: Nguyen and Imsirovic Honored at School Committee Meeting

November 4, 2014
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Superintendent Honors EHS Seniors For Their Academic Excellence: Nguyen and Imsirovic Honored at School Committee Meeting

The two highest ranked students in the Everett High School (EHS) Class of 2015 each received a Superintendent’s Certificate of Academic Excellence at last week’s School Committee meeting. Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire honored Vanessa Nguyen and Vesna Imsirovic for their academic prowess, their extracurricular achievements, and their dedication to their school and...

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Police Briefs 10-28-2014

November 4, 2014
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Monday, 10/6 Kenneth DePerri, 60, 322 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property over $250. Philip Eldridge, 33, Brockton, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, failure to stop for a mechanical signal and eight warrants. Sadiq Ahmed Elmi, 35, 58...

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Mayor Demaria Urges Residents to Vote No on Question 3

November 4, 2014
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On the outskirts of Everett, on the edge of Boston is a heavily contaminated site bordering the Mystic River.  The site, formally used by the Monsanto Chemical Company, is comprised of more than 30 acres of land, and once housed a chemical production and storage plant.  The ground of the site is tainted with ash, arsenic...

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A Vote for Everett

November 4, 2014
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Neighbors, Over the years, I have come to you on many important matters urging your support, but nothing has ever been as monumental as this matter or as earnest as this request.  On November 4th, please join my wife Stacy and me in casting a vote for Everett, a vote for our children, a vote...

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City Holds Open House for Small Businesses

November 4, 2014
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Last week, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett Chamber of Commerce held an Open House for Small Businesses in Everett. At the event, businesses had the opportunity to learn about the City’s sign and awning program, as well as sign up for a free in-store or business consultation from Chris Moyniham, owner of Retail Visioning. Retail...

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Sports 10-28-2014

November 4, 2014
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Everett wins GBL championship By Cary Shuman No one ever said that winning championships is easy. The Everett High football team faced a stern test from a very good Malden team, eventually emerging with a 42-27 victory to claim the Greater Boston League title Friday night at Everett Memorial Stadium. The Tide (6-2) will...

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Obituaries 10-28-2014

November 4, 2014
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Lenore ‘Lee’ Connolly Longtime Everett Teacher Aide Lenore K. “ Lee” (O’Brien) Connolly of Everett passed away peacefully at home on October 21. She was 89 years old. A long time Everett Teacher Aide prior to her retirement, she was the beloved wife and copilot for 61 years to the late Richard H. Connolly;...

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Two Everett Firefighters Honored at Firefighter of the Year Awards

November 4, 2014
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Two Everett Firefighters Honored at Firefighter of the Year Awards

It was a cold January night, and one woman at the high-rise on School Street in Everett was despondent, sad and ready to end her life. Firefighters Joseph Quinn and Rocco Andreotti weren’t about to let that happen. As the woman sat on the ledge of the 11th floor threatening to jump, the two...

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Vote Tuesday: Clerk Says Voter Turnout in Everett Driven by Casino Ballot Question

November 4, 2014
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo this week predicted that next week’s statewide election for Governor and other state offices will likely draw close to 50-percent of registered voters in the city, though he believes the interest in this year’s election is less about the candidates and more about the four statewide ballot question initiatives. In...

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City Wins $400K PARC Grant for Sacramone Park: Planning and Development Expects a Total Project of More than $700,000

November 4, 2014
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Planning and Development Director Jamie Errickson told the City Council on Monday night that the city has been awarded a $400,000 PARC grant award from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, which will be used to rebuild and improve Sacramone Park. Errickson was asked to appear before the Council to provide...

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Vote No on 3

October 23, 2014
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Dear Neighbors, In two weeks Massachusetts will take to the polls for the 2014 State Election. As always, it is important for us, as citizens, to exercise our right to vote. However, this November 4th it is especially important. As many of your already know, one of the ballot questions, Question 3, involves the historic...

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