Firefighters Promoted:Board of Library Trustees,Department Heads Appointed

June 17, 2016
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Firefighters Promoted:Board of Library Trustees,Department Heads Appointed

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council on Monday voted to promote two firefighters, then voted to appoint 13 members of the Board of Library Trustees to various terms and 24 department heads to new 3 year contracts. Firefighter Andrew Brennan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the department and Lieutenant...

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Budget Passed?Council Debates Budget Cuts,then Votes 7-4 to Pass Budget

June 17, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. One week after City Council members voted 10-1 to forward the fiscal year 2017 budget proposal of $173,774,839 to the full body “as presented”, the same Councilors voted just 7-4 on Monday night in favor of passing that budget. Unfortunately, that created some confusion as to whether the budget had...

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Two-Way Tolling Testing to Roll Out this Summer on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge, to Affect Everett

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A top state transportation official apologized to drivers last week after a Boston media outlet reported that tolling in both directions on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge is set to roll out this year – a plan that has Everett officials very upset. Tom Tinlin of the state Department of Transportation (DOT) told...

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Fire Chief Position Discussed

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Public Safety Committee held a meeting on Wednesday evening, June 8, in the Council Chambers and addressed the fate of the Everett Fire Department’s fire chief position. With Fire Chief David Butler intending to retire in July, the position will be up for grabs. Currently the position is determined from...

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Wynn Purchases GE Site on the Malden River

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor company has purchased a 30-plus acre parcel on the Malden River – known as the former General Electric (GE) site – and will transfer 3 acres to the City for a park, while working within a planning process for developing the remainder of the parcel. Wynn Boston...

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Police Briefs 06-15-2016

June 17, 2016
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Sunday, 5/15 Abesera Gelaw, 47, 8 Dane St., Everett, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon. Tuesday, 5/17 Gerald Bolton, 51, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor. Wednesday, 5/18 Ralph Charles, 31, 17 Cherry St., was arrested for a warrant. Alex Flores, 22,...

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Mayor DeMaria Announces Independence Day Celebration

June 17, 2016
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to invite City of Everett residents to another exciting Independence Day Celebration! All are welcome to attend this year’s two-part festival that will take place Saturday, July 2 at Glendale Park and Sacramone Park in Everett. “Every year, Everett residents look forward to this great event,” said Mayor DeMaria....

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Letter to the Editor

June 17, 2016
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! On June 2, 2016 a dear friend of mine, Joseph W. Nigro, Jr., passed away.  We grew up together in the Woodlawn section of Everett, and he came from a wonderful family.  He served his country in the Air Force National Guard, and went on to become a...

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Paint Night

June 10, 2016
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Paint Night

Trisha To demonstrating a brush stroke for the class to copy. To, a MassArt student and graduate of Everett High School, gave detailed instructions to more than a dozen students in a painting after hours night at the Shute Library on Thursday, June 2.

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Video,9-1-1 Call Released in Everett Officer-Involved Shooting

June 10, 2016
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Video,9-1-1 Call Released in Everett Officer-Involved Shooting

By Seth Daniel and Joe Domelowicz Jr. A video from a private security camera shows – in the distance – an Everett Police officer, with his gun drawn, backing away quickly into the middle of Everett Square as a man chases him, with the officer suddenly shooting the man when he gets within a...

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The Move to City Hall has Been A Game-Changer for Everett Food Pantry

June 10, 2016
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The Move to City Hall has Been A Game-Changer for Everett Food Pantry

By Seth Daniel Before last summer, the Everett Food Pantry was in about as dire need as the folks they were serving – having no set home and even resorting to distributing food in the parking lot of the Old High School at one time. It was a tough period for the safety net...

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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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