Everett Community Health and Wellness Center Update

April 21, 2015
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Everett Community Health and Wellness Center Update

Mayor DeMaria’s 10 week fitness challenge officially begins this Saturday, April 18th.  This “self-improvement” challenge will be comprised of a series of fun, fitness activities over a 10-week time, giving every participant an opportunity to lose weight, get fit and improve their health.  We will also cover “healthy eating” and other tips for leading an...

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Sports 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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Sports 04-15-2015

EHS Roundup EHS baseball team drops opener, 3-1 Although the Everett High baseball team dropped its season-opener last week at former Greater Boston League rival Revere, 3-1, optimism reigns for the Crimson Tide’s prospects this season. Coach Joe Lento’s squad is comprised largely of returning starters from a 2014 team that finished 10-10 to qualify for the MIAA state tournament....

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Obituaries 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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Theresa ‘Terry’ O’Donnell Of Everett Theresa “Terry” (Manfra) O’Donnell of Everett died on April 11. She was the beloved wife of the late Dennis P. Sr.; mother of Christine Breen and her husband, Luke of New Hampshire, Sean and his wife, Leslie of New Hampshire, Celeste Marquise and her husband, Michael of Vermont and...

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Mayor Proposes Moving City Hall and Police into Old Everett HS

April 16, 2015
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The big news out of Monday night’s Council meeting, at which the council took four hours to consider the Mayor’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for FY 2016, was the Mayor’s bold proposal to spend up to $88 million over the next five years to renovate the old Everett High School on Broadway as...

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Despite Delaying Certificate, Secretary Agrees with Wynn Traffic Numbers

April 16, 2015
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Despite Delaying Certificate, Secretary Agrees with Wynn Traffic Numbers

Despite complaints from surrounding cities over traffic numbers contained in the Wynn Everett environmental filing (SFEIR), the state secretary for environmental affairs and MassDOT support those numbers and indicated they were formed using the same methods as those used for other casinos, including the Mohegan Sun project in Revere. The Wynn SFEIR that was...

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Council Approves Vast Majority of Mayor’s Cip Votes Cut $860,000 out of $25.3 Million Spending Proposal

April 16, 2015
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The Everett City Council deliberated for nearly four hours Monday night over a $25,317,500 Capital Improvement Plan proposed by Mayor Carlo DeMaria. The Council ultimately voted to approve a total of $24,457,500 in capital spending requests including $3 million for the first phase of an ambitious new plan to reuse the old Everett High...

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ATF,Everett Police Host K-9 Program for Hundreds of Police Dogs

April 16, 2015
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ATF,Everett Police Host K-9 Program for Hundreds of Police Dogs

More than 100 K-9 officers and scores of police departments from as far away as New York City to as close as the Everett Police units descended on the old Everett High School K-9 training facility last week for training and certification. Under Chief Steve Mazzie, the K-9 unit has grown over the last...

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Station Of The Cross

April 7, 2015
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Station Of The Cross

The Everett Immaculate Conception Church started a new tradition on Good Friday as hundreds of parishioners marched through the streets to honor the Station of the Cross in a public Passion Play. The huge crowd was somewhat unexpected, but was seen in the Parish as a sign that the tradition will continue. The event was coordinated...

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Dipierro Announces Run for Ward 3 City Council, Launches Website

April 7, 2015
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Dipierro Announces Run for Ward 3 City Council, Launches Website

Anthony DiPierro officially announced this week his candidacy for Ward 3 City Council, and launched a new website that seeks feedback from Everett residents. The new website can be found at www.anthonydipierro.com. “I’m encouraged by the early support I have received for this run and I’m looking forward to knocking on every voter’s door to...

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School Committee Establishes $70.2 Million Operating Budget for FY 2016

April 7, 2015
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The Everett School Committee voted unanimously Monday night to schedule the public hearing on the fiscal year 2016 school budget for Tuesday, April 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with an operating budget of $70,201,385 dollars, plus an additional $3,500,000 in special education transportation and $19,466,565 in city charge backs. The committee tabled all discussion...

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Environmental Cleanup at Wynn Site Will Move Ahead

April 7, 2015
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Environmental Cleanup at Wynn Site Will Move Ahead

Despite the news that state environmental regulators have delayed giving Wynn Everett its full certificate, Wynn officials said Monday night that they are allowed – and will – continue on with the environmental cleanup of the casino site. They estimated that contaminated soils at three “hot spots” on the site could be removed late...

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Building Authority Takes Positive Vote on Keverian School

April 7, 2015
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Assistant Superintendent Dr. Thomas Stella told the Everett School Committee on Monday night that the Massachusetts School Building Authority voted on March 25 to invite the George Keverian School into their Eligibility Period, essentially accepting the school district’s Letter of Interest from last year, and giving the school district and the City of Everett...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information after Setback on State Environmental Document

April 7, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway between the MBTA and Wynn Everett....

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Wynn Will Consider Using Rail to Ship out Soils

April 7, 2015
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Wynn environmental consultants said Monday night that they are looking into the feasibility of shipping out some contaminated soils by rail, and are very high on the idea. Chris Gordon, a Massachusetts-based environmental consultant, said at a public meeting in Charlestown on Monday night that they have been in talks with freight railroad companies...

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Welcome to Everett!

April 7, 2015
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Everett is a wonderful place to call home. There are so many nice places to shop for thousands of items, and tasty gourmet restaurants with yummy and luscious food to munch. Throughout the city, Everett’s public schools are packed with students whom are fascinated by the joy of learning.  Sweet and peaceful young children...

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Middlesex District Attorney Honored

April 7, 2015
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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan was recently honored by Portal To Hope (“PTH”), an award-winning nonprofit organization that serves people whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence and related assault crimes.  Having served more than thirty years as a prosecutor, District Attorney Ryan has a dedicated career in seeking justice for victims of...

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EHS Softball Team to Open Season Saturday

April 7, 2015
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Hopes are high for the Everett High softball team for the 2015 season (if it ever gets underway). Coach Stacy Poste’s Lady Crimson Tide, who compiled a 13-9 overall record last year, which included a victory in the state tournament over Billerica before falling to Concord-Carlisle (which made it to the Division 1 North finals),...

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Obituaries 04-08-2015

April 7, 2015
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Laurie Lynn D’Onofrio Her presence enriched many lives Laurie Lynn (Topham) D’Onofrio died peacefully at home on March 31 surrounded by those she loved. She was 45 years old. Born in Methuen, she spent her childhood years in Salem, NH where she attended local schools. Throughout her life Laurie was a gentle, compassionate person,...

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National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

April 2, 2015
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National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

As per tradition, a senior member of the National Honor Society passes a candle to a new member. Here, senior member Nicole Pierre (left) passes the NHS candle and a handshake to Andrea Battaglia (right) during last Wednesday’s NHS Induction ceremony at Everett High School’s Foresteire Center for the Performing Arts.

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It’s a Slam Dunk

April 2, 2015
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It’s a Slam Dunk

SkyZone in Everett is currently hosting a March Madness-inspired slam-dunk contest using its trampolines and basketball hoops. The event essentially highlights the best slam-dunks made at SkyZone. Guests must film themselves performing their best slam dunk and post it to Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #SkySlamMadness and #SkyZoneEverett. The grand prize winner receives $10,000...

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VCA Everett Animal Hospital and Everett Board of Health Holds Annual Rabies Clinic

April 2, 2015
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VCA Everett Animal Hospital and Everett Board of Health Holds Annual Rabies Clinic

The VCA Everett Animal Hospital on Chelsea Street and the Everett Board of Health held their annual rabies clinic for dogs and cats on Friday evening after hours from 6-7 PM. Approximately fifty people showed up so their pets could receive the vaccine at a discount. The rabies vaccine is a law mandated shot...

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Everett Police Recover Huge Heroin Stash

April 2, 2015
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Everett Police Recover Huge Heroin Stash

Three men are each being held on $1 million cash bail following their arraignments recently in Malden District Court after being arrested allegedly in possession of 14 kilos of heroin discovered during a traffic stop in Everett. Judge Emily Karstetter imposed the following conditions should the defendants post bail: surrender passports, not travel outside...

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Police Make Arrest in Case Of Woman Found in Driveway: Suspect Being Held in Alleged Rape of Victim, Investigation Continues

April 2, 2015
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An 18-year old Everett man is being held this week in connection with the alleged rape of an 18-year old Everett woman who was found unconscious in a driveway in the early morning hours of March 7. According to Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office, Sami Sherif, 18, of Everett was ordered held...

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Everett Woman Convicted for Swindling Belmont Senior Citizen

April 2, 2015
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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Kathryn Christopher, 67, of Everett, was found guilty recently on a charge of obtaining a signature by false pretense. Middlesex Superior Court Judge Thomas Billings sentenced Christopher to 5 years probation with conditions to include that she not work with/ care for anyone over the age...

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