Pope John XXIII Canonized

October 23, 2014
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Pope John XXIII Canonized

Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrated the canonization of Pope John XXIII on Oct. 14 at Pope John XXIII High School. Students, teachers, and family honored the special day with a Mass in honor of Pope Saint John’s exceptional virtue and dedication to proclaiming the Gospel. “He was a man of great holiness. He was anxious...

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Sports 10-22-2014

October 23, 2014
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Nick Orekoya scored four TDs as Everett rolls past Somerville By Cary Shuman Nick Orekoya has been a welcomed addition to the Everett High School football program this season. The 5-foot-11 senior has made his presence felt in the offensive and defensive backfields. Last Friday night at Everett Memorial Stadium it was Orekoya, the...

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Wynn to Hold Informational Forums for Employment/Vendor Questions

October 23, 2014
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As soon as Wynn Resorts received the Greater Boston casino license, the calls began pouring in from potential employees and vendors. All of them had questions. Now, through a series of six information sessions, Wynn Resorts hopes to provide some initial answers to the throngs of folks wanting to know how to get involved...

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Council Ways and Means Committee Takes Up Three Transfer Requests

October 23, 2014
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The Everett City Council Committee on Ways and Means met on Monday night to consider, among other things, three requests from Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s administration to earmark approximately 50-percent of the city’s recently certified “free cash,” or unexpended fund balance, to three accounts the recently established Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund, the Capital...

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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct. 26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers Who Took Care of Them

October 23, 2014
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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct. 26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers Who Took Care of Them

In the parking lot of the new Revere Market Basket at Northgate Monday morning, workers outside were spiffying up the outside and moving carriages inside – but they weren’t getting much done in between having to answer numerous questions from the excited passers-by, many that are greatly anticipating this Sunday’s (Oct. 26) opening at...

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Revere, Track Union Files Lawsuit Against MGC for Wynn Decision

October 23, 2014
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The City of Revere and a union representing some Suffolk Downs employees filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last Thursday, with the MGC quickly firing back in saying the suit was simply the result of “sorely disappointed” folks who did not get a casino license. The MGC had rejected a similar...

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Police Briefs 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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POLICE Log 9/23 Alcino Sobrinho, 33, 21 Medford St., Malden, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, operating motor vehicle unlicensed, violation of one way street. 9/24 Aralt Cesaire, 22, 212 Highland Ave., Somerville, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended license, possession of Class D with intent to distribute. John...

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Metro North Regional Plan Can Work Well For Everett

October 15, 2014
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It was great to see the positive partnering of Everett Mayor Carlo DiMaria Jr. and State Sen. Sal DiDomenico who attended the recent regional conference led by state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki. Our Mayor and Senator seemed to be favorably impressed by Bialecki’s plan to have local officials band together to...

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Letters to the Editor

October 15, 2014
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Vote No on 3 To the Editor, As we get closer to the November 4th election, the choice has become increasingly clear to VOTE NO ON QUESTION #3. The licensed Wynn Everett resort as well as the MGM in Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville will add 10,000 jobs to the Massachusetts economy....

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Governor Patrick Announces Departure of MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey

October 15, 2014
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Calling him a bold leader and a friend who will be missed in the Administration, Governor Deval Patrick on Oct. 10 announced the resignation of MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey, effective Nov. 1. Governor Patrick also announced his appointment of Highway Administrator Frank DePaola as Acting Secretary and CEO for MassDOT for...

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Sports 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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Everett rolls past Medford, 41-0, in GBL opener The Everett High football team opened its Greater Boston League schedule with a dominating 41-0 victory over Medford Friday night at Hormel Stadium. Senior running back Nick Orekoya scored two touchdowns as Everett built a quick 20-0 advantage in the first period. Orekoya caught a 22-yard...

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Obituaries 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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James Grifone, Sr. Long Time Everett DPW Employee; His greatest joy was his family James Grifone Sr. passed away suddenly on October 5 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He was 66 years old. Jim was born in East Boston one of five children of the late Carlos and Madeline (Enis) Grifone. Jim...

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Water/Sewer Enterprise Fund in the Black: Nearly $2 Million Turnaround in One Year

October 15, 2014
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One year ago, after moving the city’s water and sewer system to a Water and Sewer Enterprise Account, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his financial team assured the City Council and taxpayers, that making the system self-sufficient would result in a more fiscally responsible fund that reflected its true costs and budgets accordingly. Prior to...

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DOR Certifies Everett’s ‘free Cash’ At over $5.4 Million: City’s Conservative Spending Plan and Sound Fiscal Practices Sets the Pace

October 15, 2014
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According to Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has once again certified Everett’s unexpended fund balance, also known as free cash, at more than $5.4 million for the 2014 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2014. It marks the second consecutive year that Everett has shown free cash balances of...

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Zarah Magazine Looks to Put a Positive Viewpoint of Arab Culture

October 15, 2014
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Zarah Magazine Looks to Put a Positive Viewpoint of Arab Culture

‘Hijack’ is a contentious word to use when speaking about Arab American culture, but it’s exactly what Rachid Moukhabir says has happened to his culture worldwide – and he’s combatting that unfortunate view with a new magazine called ‘Zarah’ that highlights the positives of Arab American culture in Revere and the entire area. “I’m...

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Revere Mayor Looks to Block Critical MBTA Land Sale for Casino Access

October 15, 2014
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Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has called for the MBTA to stop in its tracks on a land sale to Wynn Resorts – a crucial sale of land that will allow the proposed casino to create an access road on Everett-only land and to avoid troubles with Boston. Rizzo listed five specific reasons why the...

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From Sweets to Suites: Everett’s Batch Yard Shines at Grand Opening Party

October 13, 2014
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From Sweets to Suites: Everett’s Batch Yard Shines at Grand Opening Party

The Batch Yard, a 328-unit luxury loft-style apartment community located at 25 Charlton Street in Everett, MA, held a Grand Opening Party on October 1st to celebrate the successful opening of the development and to recognize the groups who worked to bring the project to completion. Of the 300 people in attendance, guests included...

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The Batch Yard is a Beautiful and Unique Apartment Development

October 13, 2014
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That was certainly a wonderful party held to celebrate  the grand opening of the Batch Yard, the new 328-unit luxury apartment community located at 25 Charlton St. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his wife, Stacey DeMaria, led an impressive list of dignitaries and local residents who attended the gala event. The mayor was deservedly proud...

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Columbus Day Parade in East Boston

October 13, 2014
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On Sunday, we’ll mark the anniversary of the great explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas that took place on October 12, 1492. From his voyage would spring our nation in 1776 and if Columbus were here, we would thank this hero profusely for his leadership, courage, and vision. There is a huge Columbus...

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City to Use of Smart 911 Program to Enhance Public Safety

October 13, 2014
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and public safety officials in the City of Everett announced today that they have taken a step forward in public safety by becoming a Smart911 community, with the free service now available to all citizens. Smart911 is a national service that allows citizens to create a free Safety Profile for their...

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Sports 10-08-2014

October 13, 2014
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EHS Roundup Boys soccer team edges Chelsea, 2-0 The Everett High boys soccer team claimed the Battle Across the Parkway title for 2014, defeating Chelsea, 2-0, Monday evening at Everett Stadium to complete a sweep of the two games this season between the ancient rivals. “It was a great soccer game,” said EHS head...

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Obituaries 10-08-2014

October 13, 2014
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Mary Mason Longtime Everett Resident Mary A. (Parragona) Mason of Everett entered into rest on Thursday, October 2 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 90 years old. Born in Arlington, Mary lived in Everett for many years and retired from a mail processing company where she worked as a clerk. She...

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Federal Indictments Unsealed in Casino Land Deal Down the Line

October 13, 2014
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Revere resident Charlie Lightbody said this week that a federal indictment handed down last Thursday alleging he and two other men tried to hoodwink investigators regarding the casino land deal in Everett is weak and based purely on speculation. The 13-page indictment came down on Thursday afternoon after a Federal Grand Jury closed up...

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Now Getting Involved: Wynn Resorts Will Back ‘No on Question 3’ Effort

October 13, 2014
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After mostly staying out of the casino repeal vote discussion – otherwise known as Question 3 – Wynn Resorts announced last weekend that they would become involved in the ‘No on 3’ campaign over the next month. When the casino company won their license on Sept. 16, officials from Wynn said they hadn’t made...

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