Not Your Average Bocce

June 30, 2017
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Not Your Average Bocce

Doug Lund participated in Saturday’s (June 24) bocce tournament at the Burley home. The annual Burley-Rocco Summer Bocce Tourney has become a tradition for friends and family over the years.

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Re-Imagining:Malden River Greenway Kickoff Draws Large Crowd from Three Communities

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Kicking off the re-imagining of the Malden River and the effort to create a Greenway may seem like the kind of meeting that draws a few activists and maybe a couple of die-hard outdoorsy folks. Any notions to that effect though, were soundly rebuffed on Monday night when a standing-room only...

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Malden River A Calm Getaway Among Cool Breezes and Scenic Banks

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It might have been an eternity since anyone kayaked up the Malden River, but the Independent took advantage of a new kayak rental outfit on the Mystic River last week, and took a trip up the old river – a river than many hope can be reborn as a great recreational...

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Council Declines to Act in Tenant- Landlord Dispute

June 30, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A tenant and landlord dispute between a property owner on Mystic Street and the business operating at that location, which has ended up in court, nearly spilled over into the City Council Monday night after Councilor John Hanlon asked his colleagues to revoke the business license on a technicality. However,...

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City to Meet with MassPort Regarding Flyover Noise

June 30, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City Councilor Wayne Matewsky, who has railed against the increase in noise disruption caused by airplane activity at Logan International Airport for years, will soon get his chance to face Massport officials with Mayor Carlo DeMaria at his side. Earlier this month, Matewsky had sponsored an resolution requesting a representative...

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Councilors,Martins Sound Off on Boston Globe ‘Secret Society’ Story

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A front-page Boston Globe story profiling District 2 Candidate Stephanie Martins in the June 21 edition – with a quote at the very top of the piece claiming that Everett City Hall is like a “secret society” – has roiled local politics and drawn condemnation from sitting elected officials – as...

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Letter to the Editor

June 30, 2017
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Martins: I admire the current City leadership and hope to join them My name is Stephanie Martins, and I am running to represent Ward 2 on the Everett City Council. We’ve chosen Everett as our home because of its proud and storied past and its wonderfully bright future. I am committed to working as...

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Enjoy A Safe and Sane Fourth

June 30, 2017
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, is upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended four-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of all kinds...

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Obituaries 06-28-2017

June 30, 2017
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Honorable Lee Johnson Retired First Justice of the Malden District Court Honorable Lee G. Johnson (June 30, 1949 to June 20, 2017) of Medford died peacefully at his home on June 20 after a long and courageous battle with stomach cancer. Judge Johnson brought joy, hope and love to all who were fortunate to...

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Drum & Bugle Corps

June 23, 2017
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Drum & Bugle Corps

The Boston Crusaders put on a theatrical performance, incorporating dance and expressive movement in their lively musical routine. Hundreds flocked to Everett Memorial Stadium on Saturday, June 17, for a premier exhibition of Drum & Bugle corps from around the state. The Everett Public Schools Music Department organized the wonderful display of music and...

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City Receives $12.5 Million from Wynn

June 23, 2017
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City Receives $12.5 Million from Wynn

On Wednesday, June 14, the City of Everett and Wynn Boston Harbor held a public update meeting on the Wynn casino constructionsite. At the meeting, Wynn Resorts President Robert DeSalvio presented a check to Mayor DeMaria for $12.5 million, part of the Host Community Agreement with Wynn. It was the second multi-million dollar payment...

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Campaign Kickoff

June 23, 2017
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Campaign Kickoff

Mayor Carlo DeMaria thanked the large crowd of Everett residents who attended his reception on Thursday, which marked the official kickoff of his mayoral re-election campaign.

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Capuano says It’s Time for Democrats to Get Past the Small Details and Focus on Collaborating

June 23, 2017
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Capuano says It’s Time for Democrats to Get Past the Small Details and Focus on Collaborating

By Seth Daniel Congressman Mike Capuano hosted a community meeting at Everett High School last Tuesday evening, May 30, to update residents on the current state of affairs in Washington, D.C. The casual gathering allowed local residents to get a firsthand perspective of Capuano’s views on Washington. The event was well attended by Democrats...

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Greenway:Envisioning the Malden River of the Future

June 23, 2017
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Exciting changes are underway on the Malden River this summer. Once an industrial district, recent local leadership and Brownfield redevelopments are creating momentum to transform the river completely. Building on this renewed investment, the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), in partnership with the Cities of Everett, Malden, and Medford, is leading the Malden River...

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License Board Looking Towards Potential Ban of Alcohol ‘Nips’

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Citing trash and creating a public drinking environment, the Everett License Board on Monday night moved forward with a potential citywide ban on selling alcohol ‘nips’ in Everett. Chair Phil Antonelli said the Board has agreed to issue a letter to all liquor stores and package stores detailing that the City...

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Incumbents Lining Up for Re-Election

June 23, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City election season began with the opening of the nominating period on May 1, and so far, the only real races developing are for at-large City Councilor and in the Ward 2 Council race, as incumbents have pulled papers in all races and no challengers have emerged elsewhere. The City...

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Backyard Chicken Coop Issue Bring Out those in Favor and Opposed

June 23, 2017
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By Katy Rogers The Everett Board of Health invited residents to an open meeting for input regarding an up to date chicken coop ordinance. Currently, chickens are already permitted in the city, but Everett’s outdated ordinance is vague and in need of being updated as the city has grown and become more congested with...

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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...

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Obituaries 06-21-2017

June 23, 2017
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Wilfred Bowker Worked at family business, George E. Bowker & Sons Moving Co. Wilfred J. Bowker of Wilmington, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully on June 16. He was 87 years old. Wilfred was a U.S. Navy Veteran who proudly served during the Korean War. He also worked at his family business, George E....

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EHS Class oF 2017

June 17, 2017
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EHS Class oF 2017

At the graduation, Joseph LaMonica was first amongst more than 500 students to receive his diploma on Wednesday night.

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Chamber Tournament

June 17, 2017
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Chamber Tournament

Tom Dunn of CFS participated in the annual Chamber of Commerce golf tournament on Thursday morning, June 8, to benefit the Chamber and its membership. The Tourney took place at Gannon Golf Club in Lynn.

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Egging It On: Residents Ask for Rule Changes in Order to Raise Chickens

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Everett Board of Health is considering an amendment to the long-time ordinances governing whom can and how one can raise and keep chickens in the City. The Nuisance regulations regarding live poultry and chicken farming in Everett will have a hearing on Monday, June 19, in City Hall at 6...

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National Grid Details Major Upgrade to City’s Electrical Needs

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel National Grid is preparing to significantly upgrade the electricity needs of the City of Everett, and much of that has to do with the increased development and investment in the area. The company was scheduled to have a public meeting Tuesday night, June 13, too late for Independent deadlines. However, officials...

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Fire Time Fireworks: Big Show will Light Up Glendale Park,City on July 1

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the first time in generations, perhaps ever, the City of Everett will feature a major fireworks display for the July 4th holiday – setting off what is expected to be a magnificent display on July 1 right in the heart of the city. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of...

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