City Council Budget Committee Votes to Accept FY 2017 Budget

June 10, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council’s Committee on the Budget wrapped up its deliberations on Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s $205.5 million budget proposal for fiscal year 2017, with a 10-1 vote of the members to accept the budget as submitted and refer it to the next meeting of the full council on June...

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Wynn Chapter 91 Hearing Now Goes Under Review

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Nothing has been decided yet with the Wynn Chapter 91 hearing, but plenty of testimony was given last Thursday, June 2, during an administrative hearing in downtown Boston. Hearing officers spent most of the day going line-by-line through the appeal given by the City of Somerville, with witnesses also being cross...

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Police Briefs 06-08-2016

June 10, 2016
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Tuesday, 5/3 Vinnicios Ferreira, 31, 7 Russell St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Kurt Gaudet, 40, 90A Bowdoin St., Malden, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor (2nd offense), operation of motor vehicle. Friday, 5/6 A’Shaun Clark, 19, 50 Memorial Rd., Somerville, was arrested for possessing class D with intent to...

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Congratulations,EHS Class of 2016

June 10, 2016
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For our community, high school graduation time is a city-wide celebration, even for those who do not have children or relatives among the graduates. All of us take pride in the accomplishments of our graduates, for we know that they represent the future leaders of our community and our world, and that all of...

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Sports 06-08-2016

June 10, 2016
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EHS Roundup EHS baseball team drops 2-0 decision to MC in state tourney opener The Everett High baseball team played well, but came out on the short end of a 2-0 decision to Malden Catholic in the opening round of state tourney play Thursday evening on the MC home field. The Crimson Tide entered...

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Obituaries 06-08-2016

June 10, 2016
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Joseph Nigro, Jr. American Labor Movement and community activist Joseph W. Nigro Jr. passed away on June 2 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 75 years old. Joe was born in Everett on September 5, 1940, one of six children of the late Joseph Sr. and Helen (Towle) Nigro. He...

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Memorial Day

June 3, 2016
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Memorial Day

Joe Hickey played ‘Amazing Grace’ on bagpipes to conclude Monday’s Memorial Day Exercises in Glenwood Cemetery. Despite the rain, a large crowd turned out to observe the solemn ceremony in honor of those who died serving their country.

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Everett Fashion

June 3, 2016
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Everett Fashion

Models walked the runway in Boston last week in preparation for Memorial Day with patriotic looks and accessories debuted by fashion designer Lyndsey Tia, who manufactures her clothing and accessories in Everett on Bow Street. The event in Boston was part of the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Patriot Week, which also paid a visit to...

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Remembering

June 3, 2016
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Remembering

U.S. Navyman Reichart bows his head during the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Memorial Day Exercises at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

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Local Theatre Diversify Audiences with ‘Minecraft’ Tournament Play

June 3, 2016
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Local Theatre Diversify Audiences with ‘Minecraft’ Tournament Play

By Katy Rogers When it comes to the roleplaying game Minecraft, there aren’t too many parents or kids who haven’t had a healthy dose of the world-building game. In fact, few things are hotter in the world of young people than Minecraft. While many of the kids have played at school or at home...

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Hearing on Wynn Chapter 91 License Begins Process

June 3, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A flurry of motions and decisions have been issued in the last week regarding the administrative hearing on June 2 between Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and the Wynn Boston Harbor casino – including one motion by Curtatone to delay the Thursday hearing that the state denied. “The hearing includes a lot...

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Partners Building Across the Mystic River to Open June 13

June 3, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s been going up in the distance for some time. Floor by floor, the glass exterior has risen up to its 13-story height, and the promise of nearly 4,000 workers coming into the area has also been on the horizon. Gradually, it’s changed the skyline in the distance, and on June...

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City Council Continues Meeting on Budget

June 3, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council last week continued its public hearings on the individual parts of Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s $205,569,572 annual budget for fiscal year 2017, which includes water and sewer expenditures and the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). According to the Clerk’s office this week, the Council Committee on the Budget...

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Sports 06-01-2016

June 3, 2016
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EHS Roundup EHS baseball team awaits tourney foe The Everett High baseball team wrapped up its regular season this past weekend and was awaiting word of its state tournament seeding and first round pairing in the Division 1 North sectional of the MIAA state baseball tournament, an announcement that was expected to be made...

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Obituaries 06-01-2016

June 3, 2016
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Carl Ferullo Retired Everett Police Lieutenant Carl A. Ferullo of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on May 30.  Carl was a lifelong member of the D.A.V. and the American Legion.  He served in the United States Navy, was a lieutenant of the Everett Police and spent 37 years as an officer.  He enjoyed his job and...

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Mayor’s Spring Fundraiser

May 27, 2016
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Mayor’s Spring Fundraiser

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his family, Carlo, Stacy, and Caroline at Anthony’s in Malden during the mayor’s Spring fundraiser, which was well attended by folks from all quarters of the city. During his speech at the time, Mayor DeMaria announced his plans for re-election to the seat of mayor.

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Hoisting the Flag

May 27, 2016
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Hoisting the Flag

Long-time Everett resident Rev. Paul Daniel raised the flag for Haitian Flag Day last Wednesday, May 18, over City Hall. Sitting just below the U.S. flag and the POW-MIA flag, the Haitian flag flew ceremonially for the afternoon over City Hall. It is the first time that the Haitian flag, or any ceremonial flag,...

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Progress Ramping Up on Woods Memorial Bridge

May 27, 2016
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Progress Ramping Up on Woods Memorial Bridge

By Seth Daniel Some years down the road, when the Woods Memorial Bridge has been completed, four lanes in each direction will carry cars to and from I-93 and a pedestrian an bicycle trail will stretch beneath on the Malden River. Such are the plans for the multi-phased project that will transform a part...

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Better than the Charles Rowers on the Malden River: Sometimes It’s so Calm You Feel like You’re Flying

May 27, 2016
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Better than the Charles Rowers on the Malden River: Sometimes It’s so Calm You Feel like You’re Flying

By Seth Daniel Working his paddle through glass-like water, J.J. Zhou speaks from experience when he says the Malden River is a hidden jewel in Boston for the sport of rowing. After four years on the crew team for Tufts University, which is based on the Malden River across from Everett’s Seven-Acre Park, Zhou...

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Fire Chief David Butler Announces He Will Retire from His Post in July

May 27, 2016
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Fire Chief David Butler Announces He Will Retire from His Post in July

By Seth Daniel By all accounts, Fire Chief Robert Butler is going out on a high note. After serving for 16 years as the Everett Fire Chief, Butler said this week he will retire from his post in early July. The 62-year-old has guided the fire service through the drastic changes after 9/11, the...

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Everett High School Earns Continued Accreditation from the NEASC

May 27, 2016
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In the latest development in what is proving to be a banner year for the Everett Public Schools, a globally-recognized and autonomous commission has continued the full accreditation of Everett High School. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and its Committee on Public Secondary Schools has accepted the Five-Year Progress Report...

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Letters to the Editor

May 27, 2016
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“Unity: Investing in the future generation” Intense, powerful, inspiring!  On May 18, 2016, on a beautiful breezy Spring Morning, the Bicolor / Haitian Flag, symbol of freedom, pride, and unity of the Haitian people was raised for the very first time at Everett City Hall in Massachusetts. The Mayor Carlo De Maria in his...

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Rethinking Language Immersion

May 27, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico One of the most important priorities for our Commonwealth’s schools is to ensure that our students have the tools to succeed – both academically and vocationally – in today’s rapidly globalizing economy.  And yet, far too often, I hear from families and educators in my district about students who struggle...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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