30 Years of Service

November 4, 2016
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30 Years of Service

Camille DiPerri, of the Library Board of Trustees, presented Deborah Abraham with a bouquet upon her retirement as Director of Everett Public Libraries, a position she has held for more than 30 years.

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Hill Toppers:Everett Defeats Haverhill, 35-6, in North Quarterfinal

November 4, 2016
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Hill Toppers:Everett Defeats Haverhill, 35-6, in North Quarterfinal

By Cary Shuman You couldn’t ask for a better start or a better finish  to the Everett High School football team’s Division 1 North quarterfinal against Merrimack Valley Conference Division 1 champion Haverhill. Senior running back Chris Jenkins had a 30-yard gain on the first play from scrimmage and senior Marvens Fedna finished the...

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Everett Voters Taking Advantage of the Early Voting Option

November 4, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. ‘Vote early and often,’ used to be a popular joke voters could call to one another as they made their way to the polls on Election Day. However, with national and state voting patterns dwindling over several decades and voter enthusiasm flagging, many states passed laws to allow Early Voting...

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Crime Analysts Help Police Work Smarter,Safer and More Efficiently

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Whether it’s a string of trash barrel thefts, a pattern of housebreaks, or connecting with other police departments to apprehend dangerous criminals, crime analysts have come a long way on the local level and Everett has been a pioneer in using this new technology to fight local crime. The Everett Police...

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Whidden Hospital Changes its Name to CHA Everett

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel For generations of those in the Everett, Revere and Chelsea areas, the hospital on the hill has been known simply “the Whidden.” But in more recent times, the Whidden Hospital name has become confusing, and a lot of folks weren’t aware it was part of the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) –...

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State Ballot Questions May Provide Best Incentive to Vote

November 4, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. With polls across the country showing that the two major party candidates for President are hugely unpopular, and with Massachusetts being a firmly Democratic stronghold in national elections, the appeal of this voting season for voters seems iffy at-best, especially in cities like Everett that have no contested down ballot...

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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump like the proverbial rats leaving a sinking ship, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on...

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Boston Parents Say No on 2

November 4, 2016
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Mary Battenfeld and Odette Williamson As Boston parents with deep commitments to improving educational opportunities for all children, we oppose ballot Question 2.  This extreme lift of the state charter cap will destroy opportunities for many children, in order to create options for some others. Our children have been Boston Public Schools students since...

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Please Consider Joining Me On Voting No on Question 2

November 4, 2016
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By: Mayor Carlo DeMaria As mayor, I can think of no more important issue for the future of our city than that of the education of all children in Everett. Our children are our greatest resource, and it is my hope that our public school students will stay in Everett as adults and someday...

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Sports 11-02-2016

November 4, 2016
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Mike Sainristil makes the defensive play of the day By Cary Shuman It wasn’t quite Frank Nuzzo and a 97-yard return of an interception for a touchdown in the 2002 Super Bowl but Mike Sainristil certainly gets a spot on the list of all-time defensive plays in Everett’s glorious postseason history. Sainristil stepped in...

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Learning Fire Safety

October 28, 2016
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Learning Fire Safety

Maximus Hardy was proud to have his dad, Fire Union President Craig Hardy, join he and his classmates at the Webster School to educate them in fire safety. Hardy and other members of the Everett Fire Department visited several schools for National Fire Prevention Week.

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Wynn Boston Harbor to Begin Sign Ups for Special Loyalty Cards

October 28, 2016
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Wynn Boston Harbor to Begin Sign Ups for Special Loyalty Cards

By Seth Daniel Everett residents will get first crack at getting special status from the Wynn Boston Harbor in the company’s loyalty card program, with sign ups for the ‘Red Card’ program beginning next week. Wynn announced this week that they would hold the first informal sign up at the 8/10 Restaurant in Everett...

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Street Heroin Reported to be Getting Stronger

October 28, 2016
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Street Heroin Reported to be Getting Stronger

By Katy Rogers City officials said at a recent meeting that heroin on the street is getting much stronger, and that “saves” made with Narcan are requiring two to five doses of the anti-overdose drug now, where before it required just one does. The news came at a meeting to address the concerns over...

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Everett Captures League Championship:Norcia,Tide Defeat Malden in Final GBL Game

October 28, 2016
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Everett Captures League Championship:Norcia,Tide Defeat Malden in Final GBL Game

By Cary Shuman Goodbye, GBL. Hello, state football playoffs. The Everett High School football team completed its final season in the Greater Boston League by claiming the 2016 title with a 43-0 victory over Malden Friday night at Everett Memorial Stadium. Everett will begin its quest for the Division 1 state championship Saturday (6...

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Major Improvement:Wynn,City Announce Plans for Active,10-Acre Park on GE site, Malden River

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The City of Everett and Wynn Boston Harbor made a major announcement last Friday about plans for a huge, 10.5-acre, active public park that would go on the old, fenced off GE site on Air Force Road abutting the Malden River. Plans were released publicly and forwarded to the City Council...

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Wynn Contributed to Campaign Against Question 1, Will Continue

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor casino said this week that it had gotten involved in the Revere Special Election last Tuesday, Oct. 18, that had major implications for a developer that is pushing the statewide Question 1 ballot initiative in November. Wynn also said it would be involved in the statewide fight...

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Question 2: Simple,Plausable,and Wrong

October 28, 2016
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By Jacob Oliveira, (Ludlow), President, MA Association of School Committees, and Mary Bourque, (Chelsea), President, MA Association of School Superintendents The solution proposed by Question 2 is, to use H.L. Mencken’s phrase, simple, plausible, and wrong because it ignores other badly needed changes in charter policy and leaves students in district schools victims in...

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Why I Am Yes on 2

October 28, 2016
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By Marty Walz If all you know about Question 2, the ballot question that would lift the cap on public charter schools, is what you’ve seen on TV – chances are good you’re confused about how to vote. As the author of the current charter school law when I was a state Representative and...

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Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...

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Sports 10-26-2016

October 28, 2016
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EHS Roundup Boys soccer team tops Chelsea, 4-0 The Everett High boys soccer team claimed the Battle of the Parkway II with a 4-0 shutout of archival Chelsea last Monday evening under the lights of Everett Stadium. The Crimson Tide, who have engaged in some epic encounters with their ancient archrivals on the soccer...

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LaLiberte Donates Pumpkins to the Madeline English School

October 21, 2016
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LaLiberte Donates Pumpkins to the Madeline English School

The Madeline English School held its Fall Festival on October 12, a great event made even more special thanks to Trevor LaLiberte of TDL Landscaping, Inc. for his generous donation of more than 200 pumpkins to students families. Every family that attended the fun-filled event received a free pumpkin to take home and decorate...

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Charter Member:Everett’s Joseph D’Onofrio Emerges as One of Anna Maria Football’s First Stars

October 21, 2016
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Charter Member:Everett’s Joseph D’Onofrio Emerges as One of Anna Maria Football’s First Stars

By Cary Shuman  The victories are not yet piling up for the Anna Maria College football team but Everett’s Joe D’Onofrio sees a bright future ahead for the program. D’Onofrio, a former Everett High running back who also starred at Pope John High School, is having an excellent season for Anna Maria, a Division...

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McAfee,Everett Roll to 49-14 Win over Somerville

October 21, 2016
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McAfee,Everett Roll to 49-14 Win over Somerville

By Cary Shuman The Everett High School football team has had a line of superb quarterbacks in its proud history. Matt Nuzzo, J.R. Suozzo, and Jonathan DiBiaso quickly come to mind as signal callers who provided outstanding leadership and firepower at the helm of the Everett offense in recent times. Jordan McAfee, the Tide’s...

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