Sharice Nazaire – Outstanding PJHS Student

February 3, 2017
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Sharice Nazaire – Outstanding PJHS Student

Story and photo by Marianne Salza Pope John XXIII High School (PJHS) senior Sharice Nazaire is a student with an incredible work ethic – someone friends and teachers can count on. She is at the top of her Advanced Placement (AP) program and studies diligently. Through her full days of homework and game training,...

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Making Progress? Public Safety Subcommittee Seeking Answers on New Police Officers

February 3, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council’s subcommittee on Government Operations, Public Safety and Public Service was hoping to learn Monday night whether the city has made any progress in its self-stated goal to hire up to 10 new police officers per year in advance of the opening of the Wynn Boston Harbor...

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Special Meeting to Update Councilors on Stabbing

February 3, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Mayor Carlo DeMaria requested a special meeting of the Everett City Council for last night, Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, for the purpose of updating the Council on an on-going investigation into the stabbing death of a young Everett man nearly two weeks ago. The meeting...

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Everett Square Property Owners Bring Back the Past in Elegant Function Hall

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Henok Jimma and his family purchased the old Everett Sporting Goods building in Everett Square, they were well aware of the prime retail and office space in the old, gallant building. But they had a surprise waiting for them when they went to the top floors. What greeted them were...

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Muslims in Everett on Edge,Disappointed with Presidential Orders

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Many of the Muslims who immigrated to the United States and live or worship at the Everett Mosque reported this week that they are disheartened by the travel bans issued by President Donald Trump for seven Muslim-majority countries – and noted that they were reminded by the move of the actions...

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Everett Clinches Tournament Berth

February 3, 2017
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The Everett High boys basketball team clinched a berth in the MIAA State Tournament with a convincing 64-52 victory over Somerville Friday night. Junior guard Ghared Boyce scored a game-high 24 points for Everett, who led 31-24 at the half. Junior forward Isaiah Likely netted 14 points. Senior center Theo Zidor had eight points...

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Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2017
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We need your help My name is Joshua Guzman and I am a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 109. I am a freshman at Everett High School, enrolled in its STEAM Academy program and a two-year member of the Everett Crimson Tide Marching Band. Our troop’s goal is to bring the Scouting experience...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand at the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Sports 02-01-2017

February 3, 2017
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EHS Roundup EHS girls basketball team tops Malden, Somerville to claim second straight GBL title The Everett High girls basketball team, which had not won a Greater Boston League title in more than 20 years until doing so last year, claimed its second straight GBL crown with victories this past week over GBL rivals...

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Obituaries 02-01-2017

February 3, 2017
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Mary Ann Foti Retired MIT administrative secretary Mary Ann Foti, a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into rest at home surrounded by her loving family on January 24.  She was 69 years old. Born in Everett, Mary Ann was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1966. From 1966 until...

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Women’s March for America

January 29, 2017
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Women’s March for America

Everett Councilor Mike McLaughlin, Congressman Mike Capuano. Barbara Capuano, Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party Gus Bickford, and Senator Sal DiDomenico marched on Saturday.

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Police Officer Promotions

January 29, 2017
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Police Officer Promotions

Three Everett Police were promoted in the Council Chambers on Monday evening before the City Councillors. The Council voted to appoint veteran Police Lieutenant Paul Hamilton as a Police Captain, promoted Sergeant Scott Stallbaum to the rank of Police Lieutenant and appointed officer Michael Westford as an Everett Police Sergeant.

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Mangan Resigns:Cites Future Opportunities;Will be Replaced by Former Councilor Sarnie

January 29, 2017
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Mangan Resigns:Cites Future Opportunities;Will be Replaced by Former Councilor Sarnie

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City Councilor Michael Mangan resigned his seat abruptly on Monday night, as he prepares for future employment opportunities, some of which may include city positions that become available down the road. Mangan notified City Council President Anthony DiPierro of his decision by letter late last week and the Council waited...

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Investigation Into Friday Stabbing Death Continues

January 29, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Everett Police and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office are continuing their investigation into the fatal stabbing last Friday, January 20 of an 18-year old Everett man, during what appears to be an altercation with two other men, according to information provided by the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. According to...

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Council’s Opiate Task Force Looks Back on First Year Accomplishments

January 29, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council’s Opiate Task Force will meet on Thursday, January 26 in an open meeting to discuss next steps and look back at some of the work they have accomplished in just their first year in existence. Committee Chair John Leo McKinnon said he is very proud of...

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Morning Bus Lane on Broadway Continued

January 29, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Everett planning department officials confirmed this week that Mayor Carlo DeMaria has authorized the continuation of the Broadway bus lane pilot program into the spring, when more permanent accomodation can be made for the four-hour morning program along Everett’s inbound side of Broadway. According to Everett transportation planner Jay Monty...

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A Big Surprise:Controlled Explosions at 7-Acre Park Catch Some off Guard

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A controlled explosion at 7-Acre Park last Weds., Jan. 18, of some 43 explosive devices confiscated after the recent arrest of an Everett man has some questioning the decision and City officials saying they will do a better job of communicating any such detonations in the future. Mayor Carlo DeMaria said...

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Council,Mayor Look to Replace Funding Cut by Gov Baker for Police Computers

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When police officers in most communities make a vehicle stop or an inquiry of a person, they can type in a license plate or identity into computers in their cruisers, which helps them instantly determine whether or not the person might be dangerous. In Everett, officers don’t have computers in their...

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Downtown Everett Picked as Potential Hottest Neighborhood

January 29, 2017
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A few pioneering local business leaders and numerous City officials have routinely touted the attributes of downtown Everett, but now those from outside the city are taking note of what could be this year’s newest hot-spot for real estate in Greater Boston. Redfin, the nationally recognized real estate sales and analysis company, reported out...

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Letters to the Editor

January 29, 2017
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Fact-based policy To the Editor: In a letter entitled “MWRA Advisory Board Raises Concerns over Mountain Biking” (Everett Independent, 1/6/2017), Joseph Favaloro writes that mountain biking threatens the quality of the MWRA’s water, declared the best in the nation in 2014. Ironically, the MWRA received this honor before the DCR began enforcing the prohibition...

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Police Safety Should Be A Top Priority

January 29, 2017
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With the state budget revenues running behind budget,  one can understand Governor Charles Baker’s veto of an earmark of Sen. Sal DiDomenico’s request for $75,000 to buy laptops to put into Everett police cruisers. Presently, Everett is one of a the few Massachusetts communities that does not have this technology available to their police...

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Sports 01-25-2017

January 29, 2017
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EHS Roundup Girls basketball team tops Medford to move into first place in GBL The Everett High girls basketball team moved into sole possession of first place in the Greater Boston League with a pulsating 54-47 victory at Medford Friday evening. The Lady Crimson Tide now stand at 3-1 in the GBL, a game...

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Obituaries 01-25-2017

January 29, 2017
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Margaret Gesnaldo Retired nurse’s aide Margaret M. (Sousa) Gesnaldo of Everett entered into rest on January 18 in the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea. She was 88 years old. Margaret was born in Malden and was a long time  Everett resident. She worked for many years as a nurse’s aide. The beloved...

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Everett Bonfire

January 20, 2017
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Everett Bonfire

An Everett firefighter keeps close tabs on the towering blaze of Christmas trees in Seven Acre Park at the first-ever Everett Bonfire – a fire made possible by Christmas trees gathered curbside over the last two weeks. The bonfire represented the kickoff of the City’s yearlong 125th Anniversary celebration. A little further away from...

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