Sen DiDomenico Champions Early Education and Out of School Time Facilities Capital Rund

April 6, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico recently spoke on the floor of the Massachusetts Senate in support of the reauthorization of the Early Education and Out Of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund. The reauthorization of this fund was included as part of the Housing Bond Bill that was passed by the Massachusetts Senate last week. Sen. DiDomenico...

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Secretary Pollack Would like Silver Line to Go to Everett

April 6, 2018
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Just as the Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line gets ready to launch in Chelsea on April 21, State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said in a meeting in Boston that she would like to see it expand to Everett – a plan that Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Lower Mystic Regional Transportation Working...

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Harvard Study Highlights the Positive Impact of Everett’s Boks Exercise Program

April 6, 2018
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A recent study conducted by Harvard University tested the impact of the K-8 Build Our Kid’s Success Program (Boks). The study highlighted that before- school physical activity initiatives are an effective path to help students lose weight. The popular youth workout program that launched in Everett Public Schools in 2016 has returned for another...

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From the Mayor’s Office

April 6, 2018
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MAYOR DEMARIA’S SUMMER YOUTH JOB PROGRAM RETURNS FOR 2018 Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the Summer Youth Job Program has returned and will be accepting applications. The Mayor and his administration offer the Summer Youth Program to provide essential opportunities to teens prior to going off to college. The program helps...

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MBTA Approves Contract to Rebuild Wellington Yard and Upgrade Orange Line Signal System

April 6, 2018
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The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) voted Monday to award a $102.7 million contract to Barletta Heavy Division for rebuilding the Wellington Rail Yard and upgrading its signal systems. “At a total capital investment of $1.98 billion, we are not only purchasing a new fleet of Orange and Red Line vehicles, but...

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New Early Morning MBTA Bus Routes Started This Week

April 6, 2018
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New, early morning bus routes on several area MBTA lines began on Sunday, April 1, for a one-year early morning pilot program on the routes. The pilot will be on the MBTA’s busiest key bus routes serving neighborhoods within the immediate Boston core traveling to downtown Boston, the Seaport, and key stops in between...

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Pressley Raises $364,000 in First Two Months of Congressional Campaign

April 6, 2018
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The Ayanna Pressley for Congress campaign announced Tuesday that it has raised $364,368 in primary contributions from more than 1,500 donors in its first two months since launching at the end of January. More than 70 percent of the contributions received were under $100, reflecting the campaign’s early grassroots momentum and enthusiasm. “I am...

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Trash Talk: Removing Litter from the Mystic River

April 6, 2018
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All too often, litter on the street ends up the Mystic River. In partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) is developing a long-term plan to target the high-trash areas in our watershed and prevent this trash from entering the river in the first place. This April MyRWA...

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Let’s Not Ignore Housing Affordability Crisis

April 6, 2018
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Massachusetts has an affordable housing crisis statewide. This is a major concern for many residents here in Everett to be able to afford to stay in their homes and still provide for their families. Last week, I attended the Housing Families Legislative Breakfast to learn more about what is needed at the state level...

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Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

April 6, 2018
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This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is...

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Sports 04-04-2018

April 6, 2018
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EHS Roundup EHS softball set to open on Monday The weather forecasters have been fond of saying that March has become the new February. But it also would seem that April has become the new January. With the playing fields soggy, the temperatures below freezing, and the precipitation of the snowflake variety, the spring...

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Obituaries 04-04-2018

April 6, 2018
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Michael Scarpaci Lifelong Everett resident Michael C. Scarpaci of Everett, entered into eternal rest after being in failing health on Wednesday, March 28 in the Cambridge Health Alliance-Everett.  He was 59 years old. Born in Everett, Michael remained a lifelong Everett resident.  He was a graduate of the Everett High School and worked as...

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Flag Ceremony

March 30, 2018
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Flag Ceremony

The Everett Girl Scouts held a flag ceremony at the Immaculate Conception Church in honor of their 106th birthday on Sunday, March 11, displaying their flags proudly throughout the Immaculate Church Parish Hall. Here, Daisy Scouts Kethley Dos Santo and Giuliana Santiago lead the pack into the Hall with co-leader Kathy Allen.

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Moving Forward:After Long Process, DiDomenico Affirms ‘Strong Relationship’ with Sen President-Elect Spilka

March 30, 2018
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After a long process, Sen. Sal DiDomenico fell a few votes short of gaining the Senate Presidency, a process that completed last week when State Sen. Karen Spilka corralled the 21 votes needed to secure the presidency. It was announced publicly in a press conference on Thursday, March 22. While no one was keeping...

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Wynn Sells Full Stake in Company, New Investors Greeted Enthusiastically

March 30, 2018
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When Wynn Resorts decided to come to Everett, it was Steve Wynn who emerged from Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s office to make the announcement and drive the process forward with memorable charisma. When Wynn Resorts cuts the ribbon on the Wynn Boston Harbor resort casino in June 2019, Steve Wynn will not be holding the...

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City Council Approves $600k Assessing Transfer

March 30, 2018
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The Everett City Council voted to go into Executive Session Monday night, just a few minutes after opening its meeting to “discuss strategy with respect to potential litigation… and…the value of real property…:TIF agreement.” Joining the Councilors in their strategy session were Mayor Carlo DeMaria, members of the City Finance and Assessing departments, City...

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McGonagle Hosts Budget Meeting

March 30, 2018
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There’s one way to showcase a community and its high school, and State Rep. Joe McGonagle did just that last week when he co-chaired a budget hearing of the Ways and Means Committee in the Everett High School library. The other co-chair was Sen. Sal DiDomenico, who has brought the hearing to Everett High...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Continues to Buy Land on Lower Broadway

March 30, 2018
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The Wynn Boston Harbor team has continued to purchase properties on Lower Broadway off their building site over the past month, amounting to five properties for a total purchase of $7.84 million. The purchases came from late January to mid-March and included high-profile properties such as the Massone Auto shop and an accompanying parking...

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Get to Know Gerly Adrien: An Everett Candidate Running for State Representative

March 30, 2018
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As the race for the seat for State Representative of the 28th Middlesex District begins, candidate Gerly Adrien has made her motives clear: listen to the Everett community. Adrien is interested in hearing what the community wants to change in Everett. Gerly wants to have the tough conversations about issues involving education, economic development,...

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DiDomenico Supports Animal Welfare and Safety Legislation

March 30, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate unanimously adopted a bill designed to protect the health, safety and well-being of animals. S.2332, “An Act to protect animal welfare and safety in cities and towns” (PAWS II), expands on gains first secured in the original PAWS law which was filed in...

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Nathan Smolensky Announces as Independent in Congressional Bid

March 30, 2018
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Nathan Smolensky, a non-profit manager from Somerville, has announced that he will be running as an Independent for Massachusetts’s 7th District Congressional seat. “We need Independent voices to speak up,” says Smolensky, “now more than ever. The parties are becoming increasingly polarized, and that means more strong-arming and undermining in our politics, and somehow...

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DiDomenico Supports and Promotes Civics Education Curriculum

March 30, 2018
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Last week, Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate voted to pass, S.2355, An Act to Promote and Enhance Civic Engagement.  The legislation enacts a hands-on and experiential approach to fostering civic engagement by incorporating project-based learning components, encouraging the instruction of civic competencies – including news and media literacy...

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DiDomenico,McGonagle, DeMaria Welcome Secretary Ash to Everett

March 30, 2018
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On Monday, March 26, Sen. Sal DiDomenico, along with Representative Joe McGonagle, and members of the DeMaria administration welcomed the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Jay Ash, to the City of Everett. The Senator had the pleasure of bringing the Secretary to Everett for a walking tour of Everett Square. The Senator, Representative,...

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Everett Residents in Free Performance Highlighting the Immigrant Experience March 29 and 30

March 30, 2018
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Six Everett residents will perform in two free performances at the Malden Public Library in the Maccario Room. On Thursday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m., they will perform Arriving, and on Friday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m., they will perform Lost in Translation. All the performers are students in The Immigrant Learning Center (ILC)...

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