Council Votes to Keep Fire Chief Position in Civil Service

September 22, 2014
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The Everett City Council voted unanimously last Wednesday, September 10, against a proposal by Mayor Carlo DeMaria that would have taken the Fire Chief’s position out of civil service and eliminated a requirement that new fire chiefs, when chosen, be required to complete the Fire Chief’s exam that accompanies that designation. Though the mayor...

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West Nile Virus Found in Everett

September 22, 2014
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The Mass. Dept. of Public Health recently reported that mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus (WNV) have been found in Everett and in other communities in the Metro Boston area.  This news should serve as a warning that mosquitoes pose a health threat between now and early October.  Although the chances of acquiring WNV are...

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Police Briefs 09-17-2014

September 22, 2014
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Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 Dairo Builes Restrepo, 44, Commorant Way, was arrested for manufacturing, dispensing and distributing a Class B substance, trafficking in cocaine; and conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws. Rahn Carter, 25, 4412 Washington St., Roslindale, was arrested for receiving, buying, etc., stolen merchandise; unregistered operation of a motor vehicle; operating with...

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A Great Day for Everett

September 22, 2014
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The long-awaited decision from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has come and Everett is the big winner.  What seemed like an incredible long-shot when Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced that Steve Wynn was looking at a site in Everett back in December 2012 for a casino site now is on the verge of becoming a...

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Everett Community Health Partnership to Hold Event to Build Support for Commercial Urban Agricultural Expansion Project

September 22, 2014
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In March of this year, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) awarded the Everett Community Health Partnership (ECHP) one of nine Urban Agriculture grants to explore the development of commercial urban agriculture in Everett.  With this grant funding, ECHP, through the Everett Community Growers, mapped land suitable for food growing, held various community...

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Top-Ranked Xaverian Bests Everett, 21-14: Home Opener Versus Tough Tewksbury Friday

September 22, 2014
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Continuing on the toughest non-league schedule in Massachusetts, the Everett High football team fell to No. Xaverian, 21-14, at the Hawk Bowl in Westwood. And if you were looking for a break in the schedule, there isn’t one in sight. Tewksbury, the reigning Division 3 state champion with a 14-game winning streak, comes to...

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Obituaries 09-17-2014

September 22, 2014
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Anthony ‘Tony’ DeRosa Longtime Employee of Hess Oil; Active at Immaculate Conception Church; Three Time Runner in Boston Marathon Anthony J. “Tony” DeRosa of Melrose, formerly of Everett, passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on September 11. Mr. DeRosa was a longtime employee of Hess Oil Company. He was the former sexton and head usher...

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Capital Improvement Updates

September 11, 2014
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Capital Improvement Updates

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his administration recently offered these updates to ongoing Capital Improvement Projects across the City: City Services Mayor DeMaria recently met with senior staff to ensure that the procedures, staffing, and supplies are effectively in place for the fall and winter seasons.  A new John Deere riding lawn mower has been...

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Police Briefs 09-10-2014

September 11, 2014
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August 18, 2014 Danny Gray, 44, 234 Vine St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. Alycia Mazzeo, 22, 108 County Rd., Ipswich, was arrested on warrants and illegal possession of Class A substance. August 19, 2014 Oliver Dagostino, 25, Homeless, Everett, was arrested for larceny of property over $250, default warrants. Michael...

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Decision Time

September 11, 2014
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If the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is to be believed, the commission will vote this week whether to award the casino gaming license for the Greater Boston area either to Wynn Resorts in Everett or to Suffolk Downs in Revere. The process undertaken by the MGC has been thorough and has taken quite a...

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Obituaries 09-10-2014

September 11, 2014
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Louise Altieri Former Everett Community Development Secretary, longtime member of Everett Women’s Volleyball League and avid painter Louise C. (Driscoll) Altieri of Everett and Royalston passed away on September 3. She was 91 years old. Louise was a former secretary for the City of Everett Community Development, an active member of Everett Women’s Volley...

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Mcgonagle Beats Matewsky in Primary: 323 Vote Win Gives Everett A New State Rep

September 11, 2014
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Mcgonagle Beats Matewsky in Primary: 323 Vote Win Gives Everett A New State Rep

Everett City Councilor Joseph McGonagle Jr. upset incumbent State Representative Wayne Matewsky in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary, establishing himself as the likely new State Representative from Everett. McGonagle will still have to go through the general election in November, but as there is no Republican candidate on the ballot, he is essentially assured of winning....

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Coakley, Baker Win Governor Primaries Here

September 11, 2014
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Everett voters followed the lead of those around the state Tuesday night as Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and Republican Charles Baker each won their parties’ nominations for Governor. Coakley earned a nearly 51-percent victory over challengers Steve Grossman and Donald Berwick on the Democratic side and Baker grabbed 75-percent of the Everett Republican...

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MGC Hearing Began on Monday: Problems and Pluses Seen in Both Proposals

September 11, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) and major players from both the Everett and Revere casino bids packed into the South Boston Convention Center on Monday morning to begin what many have been waiting years to find out – who will get the Greater Boston casino license. Those who are wishing to get that question...

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4th Annual Multicultural Festival At Sacramone Park

September 5, 2014
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4th Annual Multicultural Festival At Sacramone Park

Parade of Nations participants proudly show off their cultural colors and their flags during last Saturday’s 4th Annual Multicultural Festival at Sacramone Park. The Festival is a melting pot of Latino and Central American cultures – among many others – and is organized by Everett’s LUMA organization.

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Old News Is Not News (And Neither Are Rumors)

September 5, 2014
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We received an e-mail this past week from one of our readers to which we feel compelled to respond. The email is as follows: “Hi…just trying to figure out why your latest newspaper would NOT include any information about Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the sexual harassment allegations…are we just used to sweeping this kind...

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Health Connector Announces Navigator Grant

September 5, 2014
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The Massachusetts Health Connector recently announced the Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care in Everett is one of fifteen (15) organizations across the Commonwealth that will receive grants and serve as Navigators, community-based experts available to help people sign up for health insurance during this fall’s Open Enrollment. The JCCHC is a coalition of...

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Michael A. Sullivan Receives Key Endorsements from Elected Officials

September 5, 2014
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As the Race for Middlesex District Attorney heats up former Mayor and current Clerk of Courts Michael A. Sullivan receives key endorsements from elected officials including Congressman Michael Capuano, Senator Sal DiDomenico. The Democratic Primary will be help on Tuesday September, 9th. Along with being a dedicated public servant Michael is a former Assistant...

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House Colleagues & Unions Support Representative Wayne A. Matewsky

September 5, 2014
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The Honorable Wayne A. Matewsky is profoundly grateful for the endorsement of his State House colleagues whom have acknowledged their support, as well as the endorsement of twenty nine (29) labor unions. From the American Federation of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, to the Boston Carmens Union, the IBEW and the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts;...

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City of Everett Open Job Positions

September 5, 2014
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The City of Everett will be hiring two (2) Greeters to work out of City Hall. We are looking for diverse individuals with a multi-lingual background proficient in Haitian Creole, Spanish and Portuguese. Greet people as they come into City Hall Assist in translation services The City of Everett is hiring a Program Assistant...

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Sports 09-04-2014

September 5, 2014
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Carol A. (Thomas) Colarusso of Everett entered into rest unexpectedly on August 25 in the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 82 years old. Born in Boston, Carol resided in Everett for many years. She worked in various banking institutions as a bank teller for several years and enjoyed bowling with her ladies’...

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Obituaries 09-04-2014

September 5, 2014
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Rachel Musker Worked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford Rachel (Parisi) Musker, a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into rest unexpectedly on August 27 in the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 61 years old. Rachel, who worked for the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford as a patient transporter, was the wife of...

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GBL-NEC Football Jamboree a Success

September 5, 2014
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GBL-NEC Football Jamboree a Success

Everett High School’s first GBL-NEC football jamboree was a huge success as the event, matching four schools from each league, drew a large crowd to Everett Memorial Stadium Friday night. Of course, the Crimson Tide made it a successful showing on the field as well as coach John DiBiaso’s 2014 Everett contingent defeated Lynn...

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MGC Adopts Flexible Rating Process in Licensing Hearings, to Begin Monday

September 5, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is getting set to begin the evaluations of both Region A casino applications next Monday in a complex, but deliberate, process that is likely to last one week or, perhaps, more. Like the previous slot license award, there will be no simple up and down vote about who to...

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