Distracted to Death: Texting Law Hard to Enforce Despite Increasing Dangers

March 25, 2015
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Distracted to Death: Texting Law Hard to Enforce Despite Increasing Dangers

As the state’s texting and driving law hits its five-year anniversary, texting and driving – or phone distractions of any type – are a sight more common than ever on streets and highways. More often than not, at any busy intersection, one can observe driver after driver passing by with one eye on the...

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Council Supports ‘Letter of Interest’ in Everett High School Expansion Project

March 25, 2015
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The Everett City Council voted unanimously Monday night to support and authorize a Statement of Interest letter from Superintendent Frederick Foresteire to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), outlining the district’s already growing need to expand Everett High School. According to Assistant Superintendent Dr. Thomas Stella, who was present to answer questions at Monday...

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Mayor DeMaria and City of Everett to Hold Everett Works

March 25, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett would like to invite all Everett residents to Everett Works: A Labor Trade Fair.  Everett Works is an initiative of Mayor DeMaria to connect Everett residents with trade careers that will work on future economic developments in the City, specifically Wynn Everett. The fair will take...

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Irish Night Celebration

March 25, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico and Council President Fred Capone joining honoree Representative Joseph McGonagle at this year’s Saugus-Everett Elks Irish Night to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Senator Sal DiDomenico  joined St. Patrick’s Day host Senator Linda Dorcena Forry at the Annual South Boston Breakfast last weekend.  Senator DiDomenico also had a turn at the microphone to introduce his...

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Council: Briefs

March 25, 2015
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Housing Production Plan approved The Everett City Council voted unanimously Monday night to endorse the findings and recommendations of the city’s recently completed Everett Housing Production Plan, clearing the path for the plan to be reviewed by the state and implemented by the Department of Housing and Community Development. According to Planning and Development...

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Senator Sal DiDomenico Appointed to Council of State Governments

March 25, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico has been appointed by Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D- Amherst) to serve on the Eastern Region Committee on Budget and Tax for the Council of State Governments and the Committee on Budget and Revenue for the National Conference on State Legislatures.  Senator DiDomenico will represent Massachusetts at national conferences with legislators...

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Everett High Baseball Team Practicing Indoors for Season Opener in April

March 25, 2015
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The leaders of the 2015 Everett High varsity baseball team, pictured at an indoor workout in the school gymnasium, from left, assistant coach Joe Lento Sr., captain Justin Johnson, captain Lawrence Falter, and head coach Joe Lento Jr. The leading candidates for starting outfield positions on the Everett High School varsity baseball team are...

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Obituaries 03-25-2015

March 25, 2015
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Barbara LeRay Whidden Memorial Hospital retiree; of Maine, formerly of Everett Barbara A. (MacKenzie) LeRay of Alfred, ME., formerly of Everett, died on March 20 at the Pavilion Residential Care facility and the family expresses sincere appreciation to the Pavilion and Life Choices staff for the loving care Barbara was given. From her early...

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Read Across America

March 18, 2015
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Read Across America

WHDH-Channel 7 morning news anchor Christa Delcamp reads to students in Kimberly Cerbone’s class at the Whittier School as part of Everett’s district-wide Read Across America Day festivities.   Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 — Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of...

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Mass Bay Coat Drive Benefits Homeless During Tough Winter

March 18, 2015
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Mass Bay Coat Drive Benefits Homeless During Tough Winter

Mass Bay Credit Union wrapped up their 4 th annual Coat Drive to benefit the Friends of Boston’s Homeless.  Mass Bay employees and members donated hundreds of coats, warm clothing, socks, gloves and scarves.  “With an especially harsh winter this year, we hope this Coat Drive helped bring some warmth to the homeless in our...

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Police Briefs 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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Monday, 3/2 Nicholas Golden, 27, 16 Harlow St., Saugus, was arrested on a warrant. Christina Miller, 29, 261 Newbury St., Peabody, was arrested on a court default warrant and with attempting to commit a crime. Wednesday, 3/4 Sadoq Ahmed Elmi, 36, 58 Walford Way, Charlestown, was arrested for trespassing. Thursday, 3/5 Danyelle Ekerd, 37,...

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Mayor DeMaria’s COA Will Hold Presentation on Color

March 18, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce the Council on Aging has invited former Director of fashion at Jordan March, Maralin Manning, to speak with attendees on the importance of color on Wednesday, April 22nd at 11AM, at The Connolly Center. What is the one thing that surrounds you all the time and without...

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Everett Cable Television Public Ascertainment Hearing

March 18, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria, statutory Issuing Authority for the City of Everett, will conduct a public ascertainment hearing on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 6:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, on the third floor of the  Everett City Hall, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA. The purpose of the hearing will be to review the performance...

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Obituaries 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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Anthony ‘Tony’ Matewsky, Sr. Distinguished for Longest Billboard Poster in America with Donnelly Advertising and Ackerley Communications Anthony “Tony” Matewsky, Sr. of Everett passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on March 15. He was 85 years old. Tony was a 1949 graduate of Everett High School and was a Korean War combat...

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Gateway to College:School Committee Approves Partnership with Massasoit Community College

March 17, 2015
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The School Committee voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Massasoit Community College on Monday night that will seek to help Everett high school students who have dropped out, or are in danger of dropping out, complete their high school diplomas and begin getting college credit toward a degree. The Gateway to...

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School Committee Votes to Support Tribute to Dan Ross

March 17, 2015
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The Everett School Committee voted unanimously Monday night to approve a request by members of the EHS Class of 1975 that the class be allowed to establish a plaque or some type of memoriam for its most famous member, former NFL tight end Dan Ross. According to Class of ’75 class member Rose Holt,...

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Everett High to Introduce STEAM Academy: Student Applications to the Program are due March 27

March 17, 2015
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An exciting new program that will stress student-centered and inquiry based learning in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math is looking for 25 incoming freshmen to help launch the academy next fall. The STEAM Academy will function like a school within the high school with a specific directed focus on a...

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Play Ball? Record Setting Snow Wreaking Havoc on Baseball, Softball Teams

March 17, 2015
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Sliding into second base these days would require a snow pants and galoshes rather than cleats and long pants, and high school teams across the area are finding that the record-setting snow could force most their season to be going, going and gone. With more than one foot of snow still occupying many baseball...

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National Champions:Everett Crimson Tide Storm to Pop Warner Title in Undefeated Fashion

March 17, 2015
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Football seasons don’t come any better than the one achieved by The Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner Patriot Division team. Undefeated. Greater Boston League champion. State champion. New England champion. National champion. Head coach Dennis Willcox’s Everett juggernaut won all 17 games and outscored its opponents, 553-41, during a perfect season that culminated with...

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Wynn Resorts Said to Have More Lower Broadway Properties under Control

March 10, 2015
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Wynn Resorts Said to Have More Lower Broadway Properties under Control

Strong sources have revealed this week that several parcels of land on the west side of Lower Broadway have come under the control of Wynn Resorts, though the company is likely not interested in doing any further shopping. “Wynn has control of the properties needed to build a Wynn Everett Resort that will meet our five-star...

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Commonwealth Conversations Tour

March 10, 2015
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Commonwealth Conversations Tour

Sen. Sal DiDomenico hosted several state senators in Everett on Wednesday, March 4, during the Commonwealth Conversations tour that is being conducted in several senate districts. Everett High School (EHS) was the lunch stop for the daylong tour. The EHS Orchestra played music throughout the event. City and State officials gathered together at EHS prior...

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Roast

March 10, 2015
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Roast

Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, and Senator Sal DiDomenico pose for a picture during last Friday night’s annual DiDomenico St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Roast in Charlestown. While the lineup of elected officials behind him could have served as the Celtics front line...

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Investigation Continues in Case of Underage Everett Woman Found Unconscious

March 10, 2015
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Everett Police and investigators from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery of an 18-year old Everett woman, who was found unconscious in the cold early last Saturday morning. According to a report by Everett Police Lieutenant Frank Hoenig on Monday, the young woman was still in...

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Wynn: Everett gives Diversification to Deal with Macau Downturn

March 10, 2015
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When Wynn Everett executives presented a report on the company balance sheet to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last September in the days leading up to the decision to award a license to the casino company, prominent on that sheet was the overflowing revenues from Macau – a former Portuguese colony off the coast...

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