Beacham, Robin, and Dexter to Shut Down

August 11, 2018
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Facing a do-or-die situation for the completion of major off-site roadwork this summer, and a slower-than-expected work schedule on an Eversource project, Encore Boston Harbor and the City have announced that the areas of Beacham, Dexter and Robin Streets will basically be closed off from today (Aug. 8) through October. Many had hoped that...

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Zoning Board Wonders What City’s Vision Is

August 11, 2018
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There are seemingly two conflicting visions coming out of City Hall for where the City is going Ð one from the administration and one from the various Boards and Commissions Ð and caught in the middle of it all seems to be developers like Greg Antonelli. Antonelli appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals...

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School Funding:Meltdown Legislature Fails to Pass Education Funding at Last Hour

August 11, 2018
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The last second ticked off the clock on Beacon Hill Tuesday night, July 31, and when the score was settled, education funding for Gateway cities like Everett and Revere was the big loser. School Superintendents Ð including Revere’s Dianne Kelly, Chelsea’s Mary Bourque and Everett’s Fred Foresteire – voiced extreme disappointment this week that...

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Two Major Debates This Month to Feature All State Rep Candidates, One Also Features Congressional Candidates

August 11, 2018
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Two major debates this month, on Aug. 14 and Aug. 20, will feature all three state representative candidates on the Sept. 4 ballot, and the Aug. 20 debate will also feature both Congressional candidates as well. First, the Everett Democratic City Committee will host a debate for state representative candidates on Tuesday, Aug. 14,...

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August Events Being Planned at Parlin Library

August 11, 2018
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The following events are planned at the Everett Libraries:  Code Kids Saturday August 11  at 1 p.m. Parlin Memorial Library Due: Monday July 30   Join the Everett Public Libraries for Code Kids! A club where children and teens can learn how to code in a fun environment.  The next club meeting will be...

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EPS Students Attend Mobile App Camp

August 11, 2018
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More than a dozen middle school students from Everett Public Schools attended a weeklong summer camp designed to introduce them to coding and basic computer science concepts in a fun and engaging way.  The camp, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, was directed by computer science majors from UMass Lowell and experienced middle...

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Speaker Confident that ‘Fix’ will be a Priority in Coming Months

August 11, 2018
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Last week, after a school funding fix broke down at the State House during the last minute, the imminently important issue for Everett, Revere and Chelsea drew a great deal of disappointment locally and in the Senate, and much of the frustrations seemed to be directed at House leaders Ð including Speaker Bob DeLeo....

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Large Crowds Enjoy Live Racing, Food Trucks at Suffolk Downs

August 11, 2018
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More than 13,000 people came to Suffolk Downs this weekend to enjoy live thoroughbred racing and a food truck festival. And what a show it was. There was a carnival-like atmosphere on two hot summer days at the popular East Boston racetrack. Longtime horseracing fans stood trackside next to some some young families who...

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Food Truck Welcomed as Part of Demaria’s Healthy Choices

August 11, 2018
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To continue the momentum of the citywide healthy eating initiative, started by the DeMaria administration, on Monday, July 30 the City welcomed a Fresh food truck to the community. The addition of the Fresh Truck is another example of how the Mayor has remained committed to bringing more health and wellness opportunities to the...

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Frustrated House Waited for Horse Racing/Simulcast Bill All Night

August 11, 2018
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Live horse racing and simulcasting took a topsy-turvy ride over a period of 48 hours last week, when the Sport of Kings became illegal in the Commonwealth for the first time in generations. All of it came as a result of the State Legislature’s run up to the end of its two-year Legislative session...

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Get Ready to Get Bombed on the Bus…with Flowers

August 11, 2018
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Everett is ready to try just about anything new and fun, and next week that will include a flower bomb for certain bus stops. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, some bus stops in Everett on Broadway will be bombed with flowers Ð what is described as a lush and eye-popping display set up by a...

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DiDomenico Helps Pass Economic Development Bill in Senate

August 11, 2018
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Last week, Sen. Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature passed a sweeping $1 billion Economic Development Bill, calling for targeted investments in workforce training programs and job creation through ambitious public infrastructure projects. Senator DiDomenico filed a number of amendments to the Senate version of the bill, and secured $4.5 million...

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Community Leaders Rally in Support of McGongale

August 11, 2018
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More than 200 friends, supporters and colleagues gathered at the Village Bar & Grille last week for a reception in support of State Representative Joe McGonagle. While introducing McGonagle, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Robert DeLeo said “Joe was one of the first members of his class to be chosen as a...

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Eagle Bank Expands Commericla Lending Division

August 11, 2018
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Eagle Bank is pleased to announce the expansion of their Commercial Lending Division. Joining the existing team of seasoned commercial lenders are Michael Connelly, SVP, Team Leader, Rebecca Gardner, VP, Commercial Loan Officer, Jody Goodwin, VP, Commercial Production and Servicing, Lianne Thibeault, AVP, Construction Loan Portfolio Officer, John Wilson, AVP, Loan Portfolio Manager, and...

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After Fire, Encore Boston Harbor Agrees to More Fire Watches

August 11, 2018
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After a spark traveled 23 floors down to the top of the Central Utility Plant and ignited a fire on the roof at the Encore Boston Harbor, the company and Fire Chief Tony Carli have agreed to more fire details on the site during weekends. Encore spokesman Greg John said the fire started on...

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Adrien Releases Policies: Economic Growth, Education, and Emergency Response Plan

August 11, 2018
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Gerly Adrien, candidate for the 28th Middlesex District state representative, is passionate about improving Everett and uniting as a community. Last week, the campaign highlighted housing, seniors and transportation. Below, we discuss economic growth, education and emergency response plan: ¥Economic Growth: Adrien believes that confronting systemic poverty and raising wages for working people is...

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Everett Receives $825,000 in Community Development Block Grant

August 11, 2018
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The City of Everett was awarded $825,000 through the Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to help small cities and towns meet a broad range of community needs including housing and economic development projects. State Rep. Joe McGonagle and Everett Community Development and...

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Police Briefs 08-08-2018

August 11, 2018
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Thursday, June 14 Aida Rivera, 25, 23 Fowle St., Woburn, was arrested for being a disorderly person. Friday, June 15 Wenchel Romulus, 37, 18 Summer St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Saturday, June 16 Justin Ellis, 20, 4 Oak Terrace, Georgetown, was arrested for operating of motor vehicle with suspended license and reckless...

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Letters to the Editor

August 11, 2018
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SAFER STREETS FOR EVERYONE Dear Editor: Middlesex County is a fantastic place for cyclists. From the Minuteman Bikeway to the new bike lanes in Cambridge, thousands of residents get on their bicycles every single day. But, I contend we don’t spend enough time  talking about the safety of those biking to work, school, to...

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Encore Boston Harbor Changing Everett- for the Better

August 11, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Act was enacted in 2011 specifically to create new jobs, generate new tax revenue and propel local economic growth. Less than a year before the resort opens its doors, the transformative and positive effect of the Commonwealth’s gaming legislation is already being felt. ÊIn the City of Everett, where I am...

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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 11, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even a sojourn to the beach offers no relief from the heat, thanks to the prevailing southwest winds that blow hot air across the sand toward...

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Obituaries 08-08-2018

August 11, 2018
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Susan Pipitone-Braley First female member of the Everett Fire Department Susan E. Pipitone -BraleyÊof Haverhill died on Aug.1. Susan was the first and only female member of the Everett Fire Department for 25 years and the driver/engineer of Engine 1. The beloved wife of Darlene Braley for 18 years, she was the loving daughter...

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Zion Church Block Party

August 2, 2018
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Zion Church Block Party

Marcia Brown and Edith Lee said ‘Hi’ to everyone during the annual Zion Church Block Party on Broadway last Saturday, July 28. The Block Party brought out scores of residents and members of the church for food, fun and games – and a few hellos along the way.

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Night of Giggles

August 2, 2018
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Night of Giggles

Johnny Pizzi contorted his face as he joked to the crowd on Thursday, July 26, during the Comedy Night at Giggles in Saugus to raise money for The Jimmy Fund in memory of Ella O’Donnell. The Everett Little League and State Sen. Sal DiDomenico hosted the evening.

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