Showdown on Boston, Revere Lawsuits Ends with a Push of the Pause Button

July 22, 2015
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If the lawsuits over the Wynn casino license were viewed as an athletic contest, then last Thursday’s hearing in Suffolk Superior Court was simply the coin toss. And the coin seemed to have landed on its side. The only action that came out of the highly-anticipated hearing was that Judge Janet Sanders allowed all...

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Skeritt Campaign Kicks Off!

July 22, 2015
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Friends and supporters gathered at the 8/10 Grille on June 18 to officially kick off the campaign for Dan Skeritt, who is running for Everett City Council at Large. “I’m humbled by the outpouring of support here tonight and the encouragement I’ve received from people I’ve met during the campaign thus far,” said Skeritt....

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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...

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Obituaries 07-15-2015

July 22, 2015
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Louise Smith Of Everett Louise R. (Puopolo) Smith of Everett passed away at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family on July 7. She was 87 years old. The beloved wife of Gerald J. Smith, Sr., she was the loving mother of Susan Halpin and her husband, Charles, Gerald J. Smith, Jr. and...

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AHA Members Visit Project Adventure

July 14, 2015
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Juniors in Everett High School’s Allied Health Academy (AHA) visited Project Adventure at Cabot Farms in Beverly as a reward for meeting the requirements to become AHA senior interns in the fall. The interns will work at the Whidden Hospital throughout the 2015-16 school year. The 53 students attended a full-day workshop that featured...

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Slander Suit:Wynn Calls for Boston to Stop ‘Campaign of Falsehoods,’ or Else…

July 14, 2015
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A noted attorney from California, who has represented casino developer Steve Wynn in previous successful slander suits, has called on the City of Boston to stop spreading lies about Wynn’s actions in Boston and to apologize for the conduct. If they don’t, the attorney indicated that a slander suit is not out of the...

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Taking Action:Former ‘Yes on 3’ Leader Files Taxpayer Suit on Wynn MBTA Land Purchase in Everett

July 14, 2015
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Saying that if state agencies and commissions aren’t going to look out for the taxpayers of Massachusetts, then the taxpayers will certainly keep an eye on the casino industry for them – and long-time anti-casino advocate John Ribeiro has taken the lead in that vein this week in filing a taxpayer lawsuit regarding the...

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Slate of Candidates Taking Shape:July 16 is Last Day to Pull Papers, July 20 Last Day to Submit

July 14, 2015
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With just a little over a week to go before the deadlines to pull nomination papers (Thu., July 16) and submit them for certification (Mon., July 20), a large slate of candidates is emerging, as every incumbent Councilor is facing a challenge from at least one challenger. In all, 31 candidates have pulled papers...

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Police, Community Talk Frankly about Race and Use of Force

July 14, 2015
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Everett Police and several residents and officials packed the Zion Church Ministries last Tuesday, June 30, for a frank discussion on race and policing in Everett that lasted more than two hours. The proactive panel was part of an ongoing dialogue between the police and the community – especially communities of color – that...

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Grand Jury Returns Rape Indictment

July 14, 2015
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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced last week that a Middlesex County Grand Jury has indicted Sami Sherif,19, of Everett on one count of rape. An arraignment date for Sherif is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 8, in Middlesex Superior Court. On Saturday, March 7, at approximately 6:45 a.m., a young woman...

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Police Briefs 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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Monday 6/22 Jeff Beauvil 19 of 66 Veterans Ave. Everett Was charged with operating a motor vechile with a suspended or revoked license Tuesday 6/23 Noureddine A. Belaid 53 of 370 Ferry St. Everett Was charged with speeding with motor vehicle causing unreasonable noise and with Assault and battery on a police officer Felix...

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Obituaries 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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Anthony ‘Tony’ DiBattista Retired auto body shop owner; member of Everett Auxiliary Police, Lions and Elks Anthony “Tony” DiBattista of Everett passed away at N.E. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on June 30. He was 96 years old. Tony was US Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Everett Auxiliary...

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Rib Eating Contest

July 3, 2015
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Rib Eating Contest

Everett Police Officer Anthony Dinuccio takes a bite into his ribs during the Texas Roadhouse Rib Eating Challenge for charity last Saturday, June 27. Several police and fire departments from the area participated in the contest, which raised money for the Homes for Our Troops veteran’s charity. Behind the eating skills of Chief Steve...

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Boys & Girls Club Mural Unveiled at Everett Police Station

July 3, 2015
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Boys & Girls Club Mural Unveiled at Everett Police Station

Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to congratulate the Everett Police Department (EPD) and the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) on a successful collaboration that brought a new mural to the Everett Police Department. The EPD and BGC worked together over the last few months to create a piece of art that depicts several important...

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Small Boston Board the Center of Newest Casino Controversy

July 3, 2015
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Just five days before receiving a pointed rejection letter from the Boston’s transportation commissioner concerning a critical Sullivan Square approval process for intermediate traffic improvements, Wynn officials say they met cordially with Mayor Martin Walsh and a top transportation planner to implement changes Boston wanted and to increase the budget for the project by...

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The Political Race Heating Up

July 3, 2015
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The nomination paper season continues to be as hot as fire as new twists continue to develop with potential candidates entering the race. This week, former State Rep. Wayne Matewsky has pulled papers to run at-large. He told the Independent last week that he intended to pull papers as he still had a lot...

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Saling Calls on EHS Students,Staff in September ‘Walk for Living’ in Chelsea

July 3, 2015
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Saling Calls on EHS Students,Staff in September ‘Walk for Living’ in Chelsea

As Steve Saling sat in his wheelchair on the stage at Everett High School (EHS) earlier this month, his eyes darted back and forth to the rims of his glasses, where a special computer program registered the words he wanted to choose and then the computer read the sentence aloud to those gathered to...

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Everett Community Growers Need Votes to Win National Contest

July 3, 2015
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Mayor DeMaria and the Everett Community Growers (ECG) are asking Everett residents to cast their votes and help the ECG win Nature’s Path Gardens for Good Grant. The ECG currently places fifth out of 120 entries across the country in a contest to win $15,000 to start a new garden and grow organic produce...

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More than 300 Attend Anthony DiPierro Campaign Kickoff for City Council

July 3, 2015
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Calling him “part of a new generation of leaders in our city”, Mayor Carlo DeMaria introduced Anthony DiPierro last Thursday, June 25, to more than 300 supporters at Anthony’s of Malden, as the first-time candidate vowed to fight for every vote in November and to treat everyone in Everett with civility and respect. “At...

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Mayor Meets with Everett Author Gloria M.Gavris

July 3, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria was happy to meet with Gloria M. Gavris recently, a former Everett resident who wrote a children’s book on civic engagement. E is for Election Day introduces basic government ideas to children. Each page includes a letter and a government term to accompany it – such as B for Ballots and...

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Wynn Makes Annual $1.94 Million Slot-Assessment Payment

July 3, 2015
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Wynn Resorts fulfilled the latest requirement of its Massachusetts gaming license by making its annual slot-assessment payment to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in the amount of $1,945,200. The annual payment period commenced when the Region A gaming license was awarded to Wynn Resorts in 2014 and is based on the number of slot...

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Obituaries 07-01-2015

July 3, 2015
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Robert ‘Bobby’ Ruo Self employed contractor Robert M. “Bobby” Ruo of Everett entered into rest on June 28, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 51 years old. Born in Cambridge, Bobby lived in Everett for many years. He was a self-employed contractor by profession. He was the beloved husband of...

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City Promotes Casellla to Captain and Appoints New Firefighters

June 24, 2015
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City Promotes Casellla to Captain and Appoints New Firefighters

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Chief David Butler, and City Clerk Michael Matarazzo swore in seven new firefighters to the Everett Fire Department Monday night. The new additions are Joshua Doyon, Donald Moloney, Richard Costanza, Wilson Jaramillo, Robinson Tran, John Gardner, and Seth McCullough. “The Everett Fire Department is designed to identify firefighters who are...

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Police Briefs 06-24-2015

June 24, 2015
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Monday, 6/8 Melvin Posada, 34, 17 Highland Ave., Revere, was arrested for two arrest warrants, unregistered motor vehicle, with uninsured motor vehicle and with failed motor inspection. Iorranam Rodriguex, 31, 233 Vine St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting. Tuesday, 6/9 Vincent Vacoli, 51, address unknown/Everett, was arrested for trespassing. Nicholas Jett, 41, 10 Winship...

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