State Rep Joe McGonagle Seeks Re-Election Sept 8

September 8, 2016
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Joe McGonagle is known as a hard-working state representative who is accessible to constituents, respected by the leadership on Beacon Hill, and a leader who works closely with his colleagues in local, state and federal government. McGonagle credits that as a successful formula for any public servant. McGonagle was elected in November 2014, after...

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One Everett to Host State Representative Debate Tonight, September 7

September 8, 2016
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As the state representative race comes into its last day, the two candidates running for office are expected to participate in a question and answer session tonight, Sept. 7. One Everett, a coalition that works to ensure access and inclusion to all parts of civic life – including housing, public education, and good jobs...

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Election on September 8

September 8, 2016
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While the Big One — the election of our next President of the United States is in November — there is an important election Thursday (note the different day for an election than the usual Tuesday), Sept. 8. Rep. Joseph McGonagle is facing an active campaign from newcomer Gerly Adrien.  For the last several weeks, the Everett Independent...

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No 2 Everett Opens Season Versus No 1 Xaverian Saturday

September 8, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The Everett High School football team opens its season Saturday (2 p.m.) when it travels to Westwood to play Xaverian Brothers High School, the No. 1-ranked team in Massachusetts and owner of a 24-game winning streak. Coach John DiBiaso’s Crimson Tide, ranked No. 2 in the state and No. 1 in...

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Obituaries 09-07-2016

September 8, 2016
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Assunta Antonelli Member of Osorgna Women’s Club of Everett Assunta (DiRico) Antonelli of Everett entered into rest on Wednesday, August 24 in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. She was 84 years old. Assunta was born in Orsogna, Italy, lived in Everett for many years and was a late member of the Osorgna Women’s Club...

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Multicultural Festival

September 1, 2016
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Multicultural Festival

Twins Sarah and Sabrina Khouchane took turns riding the mechanical bull in the kid’s play area during the Everett Multicultural Festival at Edith Street Park on Sunday, Aug. 28. The Festival brought hundreds to the Park to take in music, food and games.

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We’re Back

September 1, 2016
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We’re Back

BFF’s Maria Cruz and Melodie Ghirardelli were ready to embark on the new school year at the Lafayette School in Everett on Tuesday, Aug. 30, the first day of the new term.

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Candidate Adrien Has Been Busy Getting Her Message to the Voters

September 1, 2016
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Candidate Adrien Has Been Busy Getting Her Message to the Voters

By Seth Daniel When Gerly Adrien was growing up on Cedar Street in Everett, she often picked up the newspaper to learn about local Everett politics. She followed the mayors, from David Ragucci to John Hanlon to Carlo DeMaria, and would work up detailed notes for her parents so they would know who to...

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Kennedy Looks for Re-Election to Governor’s Council

September 1, 2016
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Kennedy Looks for Re-Election to Governor’s Council

By Seth Daniel Though many haven’t fol owed it that closely, the state Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) is in the midst of an unprecedented turnover in justices. Within an year’s time, five of the seven justices will have been replaced, and Governor’s Councillor Terrence Kennedy said this week that he hopes to be re-elected...

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It Happened Again:Another Uber Driver Charged with Lewd Acts in Everett

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Everett Police arrested a Malden man who drives for Uber on Sunday, Aug. 28, and charged him with lewd acts after he allegedly exposed himself several times over a period of weeks to an Everett woman. The man turns out to also have an open case in Boston for allegedly committing...

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As School Opens,Staffing is Down

September 1, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Everett schools opened on Tuesday, August 30 for the new school year, but despite the hiring of 54 new teachers and paraprofessionals across the school district this summer, the Everett Public Schools opened with 97 fewer staff members than were working last year, according to Superintendent Frederick Foresteire, who delivered...

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School Committee Votes to Oppose Question 2

September 1, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett School Committee, led by its chairman Frank Parker, took the unusual step Monday night of weighing in on an upcoming ballot question in the November election. The board voted unanimously to oppose Question #2 on the November ballot, which seeks to raise the cap on charter schools in...

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Police Briefs 08-31-2016

September 1, 2016
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Monday, 8/8 Danyelle Elderd, 38, 69 School ST., Everett, was arrested on warrants. Guilherme Montresor, 25, 24 Harley Ave., Everett, was arrested for being disorderly person. Arturo Sosa, Jr., 30, 16 Summer St., Everett, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Saturday, 8/13 Phillip Bellofatto, 30, 4 Lewis Circle, Peabody, was...

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Letters to the Editor

September 1, 2016
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My vote is for Gerly Adrien Dear Editor: Gerly Adrien has shown in a plethora of ways that she has the ability, desire and leadership skills to be our next State Representative for Everett. In March, I received a letter from Gerly and I instantly sent her an email stating my full support for...

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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...

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Obituaries 08-31-2016

September 1, 2016
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Flora Barbara Romboli 40-year bookkeeper for Volpe Construction Company Flora Barbara Romboli passed away August 27 at her home in Malden surrounded by her loving family.  She was 98 yeåars old. Born and raised in Everett, the daughter ofå the late Louis and Santina (Cianciulli) Romboli, Flora attended Everett Public Schools and graduated from Everett...

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EHS Football Practice Underway

August 29, 2016
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EHS Football Practice Underway

The Everett High Crimson Tide have taken to the practice field, shown here last week at Everett Memorial Stadium on a warm Friday afternoon session. Here, starting defensive back Chris Jenkins moves in to defend a pass against a member of the scout team. The Crimson Tide opened practices last week, and Coach John DiBiaso...

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Everett Farmers Market

August 29, 2016
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Everett Farmers Market

Stretching out from her head down to her toes! Evaluna De Martino practiced stretching before a workout at the Energize Everett event on Wednesday, Aug. 18, during the Farmers Market. Health & Wellness Center Instructor Sam Amado led a lively group in a preview of exercise classes to be offered this fall at the Center.

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Schools Open:Tuesday, August 30 Opening for Everett Public Schools

August 29, 2016
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Schools Open:Tuesday, August 30 Opening for Everett Public Schools

Public Schools Superintendent Frederick F. Foresteire announced that Everett Public Schools will open for the 2016-2017 school year next Tuesday, August 30 for all students in Grades One through Eight, as well as all Grade Nine students attending Everett High School for the first time.  They should report to their respective schools no later...

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Bone Up Brewery Slated to Open Doors on Aug 27

August 29, 2016
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Bone Up Brewery Slated to Open Doors on Aug 27

By Seth Daniel It’s been a long road for Bone Up Brewery to its opening day on Norman Street, but the husband-and-wife team living out their dream are finally ready to open their doors. “We’re happy to say that after years of planning; a summer of brewing, distributing, and waiting; and many a back-and-forth...

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Council Approves Easements to Allow Safe Routes Connections

August 29, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council voted on Monday night to approve the creation of several easements on private properties to allow for the creation of a new ramp that will connect the existing Northern Strand Bicycle Trail to walking and biking routes to the Madeline English School next year. According to...

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Somerville Drops All Casino Appeals

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor casino has a clear path to opening for the first time since announcing three years ago that it intended to compete for the Greater Boston license at its Everett site. The City of Somerville announced on Monday afternoon that it would discontinue all appeals of the casino...

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Police Briefs 08-24-2016

August 29, 2016
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Monday, August 15 Carlos Escobar, 294 Washington Ave., Chelsea, 37 – Protective Custody Nicholas Matthews, 21 Staples Ave,. Everett, 26, was arrested for attempting to commit a crime, assault with a dangerous weapon, possessing counterfeit notes, fugitive from justice, receiving stolen property over $250. Bernard Thomas, 23, 15 Gledhill Ave., Everett, was arrested for...

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School Will Be Back — Drive With Care

August 29, 2016
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2016-17 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having to deal...

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