A Good Diehl:Everett Police Unions Endorse Diehl for U.S. Senate

September 4, 2018
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The Everett Police Unions have taken a step into the red Ð that being the red of Republicans in endorsing Republican Senate candidate Geoff Diehl for the U.S. Senate seat. The move by the two unions, Local 94 and 95, goes with the recent tendency by law enforcement to spurn the sitting Sen. Elizabeth...

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Looking at the Election:After Months of Campaigning, State Rep, Congressional Races Move to the Voters

September 4, 2018
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There have been numerous debates, several rallies, and endless discussions within the city’s coffee clatches about the state representative race between three qualified candidates over the summer, but this coming Tuesday, Sept. 4, the talk ends and the voting begins. State Rep. Joe McGonagle faces stiff competition from Candidate Gerly Adrien and Candidate Steve...

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Museum of Science Receives Funding for Engineering Curriculum

September 4, 2018
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As students head back to classes this week in Everett, they will soon be greeted by a great new program sponsored by the Museum of Science Ð courtesy of a budget item pushed by Sen. Sal DiDomenico. The 2019 Massachusetts budget signed by Gov. Charlie Baker on July 26 will include an earmark to...

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Sugar Ray to Headline 4th Annual Village Fest on Sept 15

September 4, 2018
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced this week that the band Sugar Ray will headline the 4th Annual Village Fest on Santilli Highway on Sept. 15. The City of Everett is partnering with Encore Boston Harbor, Craft Brewers Guild, and Suffolk Construction for the fourth Annual Village Fest, a citywide celebration that will take place from...

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Mass Gaming Still Ironing Out Last Parts of Investigation into Encore

September 4, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) investigation into the Encore Boston Harbor/Wynn Resorts company is still in the final stages, and a date for a public presentation of the findings has yet to be scheduled. A spokesperson for the MGC told the Independent that the Investigation and Enforcement Bureau (IEB) is now in the final...

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Family Resource Center Prepares More than 300 Kids for School

September 4, 2018
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On Thursday, August 23, the Family Resource Center in Everett, managed by Eliot Community Human Services, provided more than 300 children in the community with backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies including binders, notebooks, $50 gift cards for sneakers, and other school essentials.Ê Families also received a bag of groceries and the children participated in...

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New Roundabout a Highlight of Major Ferry Street/Elm Street Reconstruction

September 4, 2018
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A circle is not a roundabout, and in the next few years, Everett residents traveling on Ferry Street will learn just why that is. A key highlight of the coming complete reconstruction of Ferry Street and Elm Street in Everett in 2020/2021 is a brand new beautified roundabout at Ferry and Chelsea Streets. Right...

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Amidst Chaos in the Recycling World, City Brings on New Company and New Program

September 4, 2018
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The world of recycling has not been clean and green lately, as a worldwide shift in the business has now filtered down to the City. DPW Director Greg St. Louis told the Independent this week that the City will be switching from Casella Recycling to JRM Recycling in order to try to save money...

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Gerly Adrien Will Donate 50 Percent of State Rep Salary to Everett Elderly, Schools and Workforce Development

September 4, 2018
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Gerly Adrien, candidate for state representative, is committed to donating half her salary, if elected, to Everett. Adrien said she cares to show that the role is not about the money or title, but about improving and helping Everett as a whole. “I am proud of the campaign Everett has brought together over the...

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State Health Officials Announce Fourth Case of West Nile Virus:Women from Middlesex County the Latest Report, Everett at High Risk

September 4, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Tuesday announced the fourth human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The person is a woman in her 50s from Middlesex County who was never hospitalized for her illness. Three other cases were reportedÊon Friday. Investigations conducted by state public health officials...

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How to Preserve the Miracle of Life for More American Families

September 4, 2018
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Few occasions are more joyous than the birth of a child. But for scores of families, the arrival of a newborn can also augur heartbreak. Each day, nearly 100 U.S. babies are born with congenital heart defects. Many will not make it to their first birthday. Fortunately, several breakthrough technologies have emerged in recent...

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Obituaries 08-29-2018

September 4, 2018
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Agnes Ciulla Of Everett Agnes (Sutera) Ciulla of Everett died on August 25 at the age of 101. She was the beloved wife of the late Accursio “Gus” Ciulla, devoted mother of Angela Biggie and Roseann Ciulla, both of Revere and the late Thomas Ciulla; dear sister of the late Lillian Marino, Jennie Bono,...

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Ready for Some Football

September 3, 2018
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Ready for Some Football

Everett High football standout Mike Sainristil fields a mock-kickoff during the first day of practice on Friday, Aug. 17, at Everett Memorial Stadium. The senior – who has committed to play for Virginia Tech – will be the likely leader of a team that once again seems to be stacked with skill players for...

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Joe McGonagle BBQ Fundraiser

September 3, 2018
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Joe McGonagle BBQ Fundraiser

Residents showed their support for State Rep. Joe McGonagle at his BBQ fundraiser on Thursday evening, Aug. 16, at the Silver Fox. McGonagle is in an exciting, three-way re-election campaign that will be decided in the Democratic Primary on Sept. 4.

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That ‘nco’ Deserves an ‘Encore’: Lettering Begins to Go Up on Tower

September 3, 2018
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That ‘nco’ Deserves an ‘Encore’: Lettering Begins to Go Up on Tower

The Encore Boston Harbor tower begins to look more and more like the drawings that Everett residents have looked at for years, and this week many were surprised to see the ‘Encore’ moniker begin to be placed on the top “swoosh” of the casino tower. At the moment, only the ‘nco’ of ‘Encore’ was...

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First ‘Dealer School’ for Encore Casino Begins Classes Next Month at Cambridge College

September 3, 2018
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Now that the Encore casino tower has come into full view of Everett, it’s time to learn how to deal a good hand. Encore Boston Harbor, Cambridge College in Charlestown and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announced this week that they will begin the first session of ‘Dealer School’ at Cambridge College in early...

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Village Residents Describe Chaos for Opening Week of Expanded New Pioneer Charter

September 3, 2018
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Residents of Fleet Court in the Village have taken this week to patrolling their own street. The small private way hasn’t incurred a wave of crime or some other rash of misdeeds, but rather it has been inundated with desperate parents trying to navigate the narrow paths of the Village to the new Pioneer...

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State Rep Debate Features Lively Questions, and Interesting Answers

September 3, 2018
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To date, the only state representative debate to include all three candidates took place last Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Parlin Library – and each candidate put on their game face and gave impressive answers to a packed house. State Rep. Joe McGonagle, Candidate GerlyAdrien and Candidate Steve ‘Stat’ Smith took to the front...

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Back to School: Beware of the JUUL

September 3, 2018
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If last year’s fidget spinners were all fun and games, this year, the national attraction is rather different: JUUL, an e-cigarette device that has become so synonymous with vaping and accepted by the masses, that the term “juul-ing” has been coined. Unlike the past forms of bulky e-cigarettes, JUUL proposes a completely different design:...

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Nicole Zervas Dance Academy Celebrates 30 Years

September 3, 2018
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Nicole Zervas Dance Academy (NZDA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary, a milestone that owner and director, Nicole Paolo, is proud of. After 30 years, what brings Miss Nicole (as she is affectionately known) the most happiness is building the confidence of her students. Developing their strengths, communication and time management skills are all essential...

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School Resource Officers are Protectors, Not the Enemy

September 3, 2018
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In 2015 a viral video of South Carolina school resource officer (SRO) Ben Fields’ slamming a student across the classroom caused a public outrage. During the same year in Lynn, an SRO arrested a student with special needs. “While the was a support person for the student, the district should realize...

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It’s Time to Update Your Child’s Health Information

September 3, 2018
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Book bags are replacing beach totes as it quickly becomes time for students to go back to school. Organizing your child’s health information, keeping current with doctor’s appointments and planning for emergency scenarios should be part of every parent’s seasonal routine, the nation’s emergency doctors say. “We all know about reading, writing and arithmetic....

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SunButter and Jelly Sandwiches Make the Perfect Back-to-School Snack or Lunch

September 3, 2018
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Parents, students and schools have discovered the perfect menu item for snacks or lunch: Sun Wise peanut-free sandwiches with grape or strawberry jelly.  Totally nut-free and peanut-free, each sandwich features delicious soft, white whole grain bread.  Made with SunButter sunflower seed spread, SunWise peanut free sandwiches are also dairy free, contain no high fructose...

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Endorsements for GerlyAdrien Details Endorsements

September 3, 2018
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GerlyAdrien, candidate for State Representative, has received support from local, state and national organizations. The common theme is that Everett needs an advocate who will fight for everyone, starting with fixing education to fighting for good jobs to ensuring an affordable, equitable and vibrant future. They are proud of Adrien’s past accomplishments of working...

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