From The Mayor’s Office

April 14, 2016
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CITY OF EVERETT RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING DeMaria’s administration continues to be recognized as a leading community Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently announce that the City’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015 qualified for a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting....

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An Important Lifeline

April 14, 2016
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Last week five local organizations were honored with $20,000 Federal Community Block Grants each. The agencies include: Mystic Valley Elder Services Everett Adult Learning Center Bread of Life Housing Families Rediscovery at JRI. The names of the organizations that received the grants show how these groups touch the lives of our residents from the...

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We are in a Transportation Crisis

April 14, 2016
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Those who grew-up in this area 40 years ago can remember how traffic always had a certain pattern or flow.  Rush-hour always would last about two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.  Otherwise, one could travel at a reasonable rate of speed during the day. Today, those metrics to measure...

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Sports 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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EHS Roundup Hennessey tosses complete game in 8-3 EHS victory Sophomore Jason Hennessey earned his first “W” for the Everett High baseball team with a complete-game effort in an 8-3 victory at Methuen Monday afternoon. Hennessey allowed just seven hits over the seven-inning route, fanning three and walking only one. “Jason was superb for...

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Our Friend,Our Priest and Now Our Saint

April 7, 2016
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Our Friend,Our Priest and Now Our Saint

Seven priests – from as far away as Worcester – gathered for Father Vincent Machozi’s (in photo) Memorial Mass on Saturday, April 2, at Immaculate Conception Church. Machozi, who served at IC for several years while studying at Boston University, was assassinated in his Parish on Palm Sunday in the Congo allegedly by government soldiers....

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Immaculate Conception Church Holds Memorial Mass for Father Vincent Machozi

April 7, 2016
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Immaculate Conception Church Holds Memorial Mass for Father Vincent Machozi

By Seth Daniel and Joe Prezioso When Father Vincent Machozi – a priest who served at Everett’s Immaculate Conception Church – asked those who had come to kill him on Palm Sunday in his Parish, “Why are you killing me?” it was a very simple answer. Those who killed him killed for the same...

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Sophomore Sensation:Boyce Named to Herald All-Scholastic Team

April 7, 2016
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Sophomore Sensation:Boyce Named to Herald All-Scholastic Team

By Cary Shuman Ghared Boyce averaged 28 points a game this season for the Everett High School basketball team. He has 901 career points in two seasons and when all is said and done, the 6-foot sophomore guard could be the leading scorer in school history. Many people, from Division 1 college recruiters to...

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On the Map:State Secretary says Everett is Moving on Transportation

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Everett is on the map when it comes to the higher-ups in state transportation circles, at least that was the sense given by State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack in a speech to the Everett Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning, March 31. Pollack, whose family is from Everett and who was...

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MGC Conducts Final Public Hearing in Environmental Review Process

April 7, 2016
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By Katy Rogers The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) hosted a public hearing regarding the Wynn Casino at the Boston Convention Center on Tuesday, March 29 – one of the final hearings involved in the state environmental review process. The meeting detailed Draft 61 Findings for the Wynn Casino in Everett, which focused on the...

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Five-Year-Old Muslim Boy’s Story Demonstrates How Children Suffer Due to Islamophobia

April 7, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir Today, I would like to share with you the true story of a five-year-old Muslim boy named Mohamed. One day Mohamed came home from school angry, eager to tell his father what happened in class. “My friend John told me that he hates Muslims,” Mohamed said. His father was shocked but...

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Sports 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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EHS Roundup Weather permitting, EHS softball, baseball teams ready for openers Just when we thought that Mother Nature’s mild spring this year was a make-up call for last years’s horrible winter that wiped out most of the first two weeks of the 2015 spring sports season, she tossed a wicked curve ball this week with a...

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Obituaries 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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James ‘Junior’ Arinella Of Everett James “Junior” Arinella of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed away April 2. The beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Burke) Arinella, he was the cherished son of the late James and Ann (Ferrara) Arinella; brother of the late Clara Ferullo, Mary Zollo, Mildred Quatucci, Edward, Michael, John and...

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Stations of the Cross

April 1, 2016
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Stations of the Cross

The Immaculate Conception Church put on its second annual performance of The Stations of The Cross that spills into the streets of Everett on Good Friday, March 25. Here, Jesus (Enrique Portillo) carries the cross outside the church on the streets as the Roman soldiers accompany him. The new tradition at IC attracted hundreds...

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Everything for Ella

April 1, 2016
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Everything for Ella

Ella O’Donnell and her best friend Lily Rocco, at the ‘Everything for Ella’ fundraiser on Friday night, March 25. Ella is the daughter of Everett Police Officer Dennis O’Donnell and is fighting a brain tumor that was recently discovered. Hundreds rallied around Ella Friday night at the Danversport Yacht Club to help the cause.

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Everett’s Harbor Hero:Judge Mazzone Remembered Fondly as Harbor Cleanup Ends

April 1, 2016
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Everett’s Harbor Hero:Judge Mazzone Remembered Fondly as Harbor Cleanup Ends

By Seth Daniel When the late Judge David Mazzone was a young man growing up down the Line in the 1930s, it wasn’t uncommon for he and his friends to swim in the Mystic River on a hot summer day. By the time Mazzone (known in Everett as “Mundo”) was a federal judge in...

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Ragucci Would be Interested in Serving his Hometown Once Again

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Former Mayor David Ragucci, now the Stoneham Town Manager, did not have his contract renewed last week by that Town’s Board of Selectman, and this week he said he would be interested to hear how he might be able to help his hometown of Everett. Ragucci left his post as mayor...

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Council Discusses Readiness for Wynn, Population Growth

April 1, 2016
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By Katy Rogers The Everett City Council Public Safety Committee met with Chief Steve Mazzie and Patrolman Jeff McCabe, president of the Patrolmen’s Union, on Thursday evening, March 24, in the Council Chambers for an in-depth discussion regarding police staffing and the upcoming Wynn casino. Currently the department is budgeted for 100 officers, but...

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Residents Warm Up to Wynn Boston Harbor Name

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It seems the troubled waters have smoothed for the Wynn Boston Harbor naming controversy, which erupted in Everett shortly after Steve Wynn announced the name of the casino would be ‘Wynn Boston Harbor’ two weeks ago. As time has moved on, many folks said they better understood the name, and the...

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Council Briefs

April 1, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Council authorizes letter to school building authority The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to support the Everett Schools’ request to submit a Statement of Interest letter to the Massachusetts School Building Authority, for an addition or some other solution to the Everett High School. One week after the School...

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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years the federal courts have been monitoring the cleanup and quality of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and used the local beaches can...

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Fighting Big Tobacco for Our Kids

April 1, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico In the United States, the face of the tobacco industry is rapidly evolving. In recent years, the industry has undergone an era of innovation, creating new products designed to appeal to new customers bound for a lifetime of addiction. And yet, one aspect of the tobacco business has remained the...

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Obituaries 03-30-2016

April 1, 2016
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George B. Stewart Jr. Retired Everett Police Chief George B. Stewart Jr., retired Police Chief for the City of Everett,  died peacefully on March 26 at the Greater Concord VNA Hospice House in the loving care of his family and VNA staff. He was 80 years old.  He was the beloved husband of Ann...

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Quiet Leader Joe Rainone Made An Impact on Many Lives

March 25, 2016
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Quiet Leader Joe Rainone Made An Impact on Many Lives

By Seth Daniel When Joe Rainone would score a touchdown for the Everett High Crimson Tide, he never spiked the ball or did a touchdown dance. Instead, the quiet leader and superstar running back from the late 1980s would look for the referee and run over to hand him the ball. Despite his records...

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Boosting Student Achievement in Everett:Discussion on how Everett Improved its Rankings from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

March 25, 2016
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Boosting Student Achievement in Everett:Discussion on how Everett Improved its Rankings from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

In December of 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that every school in Everett has achieved Level 1 or Level 2 status on its five-tier academic rating system. This is a rare distinction among urban school systems and a great source of pride for the community. To highlight and amplify...

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