Great Effort

August 4, 2015
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Great Effort

Everett pitcher Josh Baldwin (3) delivers the pitch to an East Boston batter on Saturday, Aug. 1, during the Jimmy Fund Tournament Championship in Melrose. Everett fought valiantly, but lost 10-4 – taking second place in their division.

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Jepson Named a Congressional Art Competition Winner

August 4, 2015
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Jepson Named a Congressional Art Competition Winner

The Everett High School Art Department is proud to announce that senior Jake Jepson was selected as a winner in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Each U.S. Congressman selects one winner from their district. Michael Capuano, the U.S. Representative of the Commonwealth’s 7th Congressional district, selected Jepson from a pool of talented young artists. Jepson...

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Study Shows Everett Housing Market One of the Healthiest in the Nation

August 4, 2015
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These days, it’s tough to tell which is hotter – the outdoor temperatures or the Everett housing market. A new nationwide real estate study by the New York-based financial technology company, SmartAsset, showed that Everett and the surrounding areas have some of the healthiest real estate markets in the nation. Based on the number...

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Wynn Officials Say There Was No Offer of Additional Money for Boston

August 4, 2015
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If one has ever played the children’s game ‘telephone,’ then one knows that there can be two radically different versions of what was said when the game concludes. This week, the casino stalemate between Boston and Wynn Everett has taken a turn towards such a game – with two very different versions of a...

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City Clerk Announces Final Candidates for Local Office

August 4, 2015
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City Clerk Michael Marchese has certified the final list of candidates for office in the fall elections and based on the number of certified candidates, there will be only one preliminary election on the September ballot and that will be for the Ward 2 Council seat, which has four challengers seeking the seat against...

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Wynn Traffic Plan Includes Truck Route, Left-Turn Lanes:Whole Parkway Corridor to Be Improved All at Once

August 4, 2015
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Wynn Traffic Plan Includes Truck Route, Left-Turn Lanes:Whole Parkway Corridor to Be Improved All at Once

Wynn officials reported this week that traffic plans for Lower Broadway would transform the area from an industrial highway to a smoother-moving, beautified Boulevard. “Lower Broadway will have a median strip installed with landscaping throughout and sidewalks and improved lighting,” said Chris Gordon, a key traffic and environmental consultant for Wynn. “It’s going to...

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Police Briefs 08-05-2015

August 4, 2015
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SHOT IN THE LEG At approximately 2 a.m., July 22, a male was shot in the leg in the vicinity of 61 Lawrence St. in Everett. The injury was considered non-life threatening. The victim was transported to Beth Israel Hospital where he is listed in good condition. Everett Police Detectives are investigating the incident...

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EHS Student Recognized by TD Bank

August 4, 2015
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Everett High School student Lyndeker Batista was a special guest of the TD Bank branch in Chelsea as part of its annual effort to support Special Olympics. Customers and employees at all TD Bank branches have raised millions of dollars over the past six years to support Special Olympics, the world’s largest amateur athletic organization. Lyndeker is an...

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Wynn Resorts Completes 2,000th Boring Soil Test at Everett Site

August 4, 2015
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Wynn Resorts announced that it has completed its 2,000th test of soil and water from borings on the 33-acre former Monsanto chemical plant site where the $1.7 billion Wynn Resort in Everett will be located. The boring tests analyzed bedrock, soil composition and water flow and marked an important pre-construction milestone that paves the...

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Wynn Resorts First Ever to Subsidize MBTA Operations

August 4, 2015
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Wynn Resorts has announced that it will pay the MBTA approximately $7.36 million over 15 years for Orange Line improvements that will be in place when the $1.7 billion Wynn Resort in Everett opens its doors. The agreement marks the first time in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that a private developer...

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5th Annual Multicultural Festival

July 29, 2015
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5th Annual Multicultural Festival

Mario Morales gives shares a piece of mango with his son, Isaac, who maybe wasn’t so interested sharing that piece of his culture with his dad.

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…Had a Great Fall

July 29, 2015
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…Had a Great Fall

This car went back, not forward, on Foster Street last Sunday evening. The car crashed through the fence, knocked off a huge slab of granite and then perched itself precariously on the edge. Fire crews rushed to the scene and were able to get the car back on firm ground. There were no injuries...

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City Announces Award of $825,000 in Community Development Block Grant

July 29, 2015
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The city of Everett has received confirmation that some $825,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds have been awarded to the Everett Department of Planning and Development to assist with five community growth projects in the coming year. According to a release provided by Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s office, the funds will be used across...

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Wynn Files Newest Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Square Impasse with Boston

July 29, 2015
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Wynn Files Newest Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Square Impasse with Boston

Just when everyone thought there couldn’t be any more paperwork filed in association with the Wynn casino project, last week they added another 1,000 pages. Wynn Everett filed its much-anticipated supplemental environmental report late last week (also known as the Second Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report or SSFEIR) to address five key concerns raised...

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List of Candidates Dips for Upcoming Election:All Council Seats Will Be Contested, No School Committee Members Will Face Tests

July 29, 2015
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With the closing of the nomination period and the certification of nominating signatures underway, the final list of candidates for the fall election season is finally taking shape. Though there will still be races for every city council seat, the City Clerk’s office has been able to pare down the list of candidates some,...

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MGC Commissioner McHugh to Step Down on Sept. 30

July 29, 2015
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) had a bit of a re-shuffling this week with the announcement that Commissioner James McHugh – a Charlestown resident and retired state judge – plans to resign his post on Sept. 30. That announcement was followed by the news that MGC Executive Director Rick Day would not return to...

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Wynn Goes to Bid for Design & Construction Services for Casino

July 29, 2015
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Wynn Resorts announced Wednesday that Requests for Proposals (RFP) and solicitation of bids have been issued for the first-phase of design and construction of the $1.7 billion, five-star Wynn Resort in Everett. Requests were issued to qualified local firms for off-site roadway improvement design, environmental cleanup, building demolition design and site preparation and fencing....

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Opinion

July 29, 2015
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It’s time we come together to combat the opiate crisis that has spread throughout our city and all over the Commonwealth. It’s time to tackle this issue head-on and come up with solutions to reduce opiate abuse and addiction. We need to help drug users beat their addiction, and ensure no family has to...

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On the Wynn Casino….

July 29, 2015
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Everyday there seems to be a new twist and turn in the ongoing saga of the proposed Wynn Resort casino complex on Route 99.  Lawsuits are filed like they are going out of style and innuendos are bandied about based on falsehoods. A few weeks back, there were accusations about the land purchase where...

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Whales Ahoy

July 29, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...

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Bocce Tournament

July 22, 2015
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Bocce Tournament

Anthony Cataldo concentrates on his next throw during Saturday’s annual bocce tournament at Sacramone Park. Councilors Michael Marchese and Mike Mangan hosted the annual Bocce tournament on Saturday, July 22. Despite a little rain, there was a huge turnout for the tournament.

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‘Voice’ Finalist

July 22, 2015
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‘Voice’ Finalist

Local finalist, James Massone, worked in his father’s auto body shop on Lower Broadway in Everett before his TV debut on season two of ‘The Voice.’ Massone performed for Outside The Box in Boston Common Wednesday, July 15, to the delight of many local Everett and Boston fans.

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Sand Sculpting Festival

July 22, 2015
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Sand Sculpting Festival

Sand Sculptors Leonardo Ugilini (left) and Enguerrand David (right) discuss the steeple of the Old North Church on Revere Beach Monday morning as the centerpiece sculpture began to take shape – a piece dedicated to Massachusetts’s historical sites that includes Old North Church, Zakim Bridge, Paul Revere, the State House, Boston Light and Gloucester...

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DeMaria says Holding Back Wynn Permit for Traffic Study Unfair

July 22, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria has rejected the call by Attorney General Maura Healey that the Wynn Everett casino should be delayed in order to go through a protracted traffic study with state transportation officials. DeMaria said holding up the casino for years of neglect at Sullivan Square lets other developers – such as in Somerville...

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