Near-Riot:Chuck E Cheese Attack Under Investigation, Pregnant Woman Assaulted

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Everett Police are investigating an assault on a pregnant woman during an altercation in the Chuck E Cheese establishment in the Gateway Mall on Monday night, Feb. 20 – the second major incident at the children’s restaurant in three months. Monday’s assault followed a near-riot that occurred on Dec. 17 at...

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Everett Man Alleged to Support ISIL Charged with Additional Charge of Obstructing Justice

February 28, 2017
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New charges and a new federal indictment against an Everett man charged with supporting ISIS, or ISIL, show that he allegedly communicated directly with members of the terror group in Syria in 2015 – including a well-known ISIS leader who was killed in a 2015 Syrian airstrike. David Daoud Wright, a/k/a Dawud Sharif Abdul...

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Wynn to Unveil ‘Mystic Mile’ Branding for Road Construction

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor has announced it will unveil a new website and campaign called the ‘Mystic Mile’ ahead of planned, major road construction projects in Everett, Charlestown and Medford this summer. President Bob DeSalvio told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Thursday, Feb. 16, at a regular meeting of the board...

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Chelsea Man Arrested for Murder of Everett Man

February 28, 2017
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An Everett man, the victim of a brutal baseball bat beating earlier this month in Chelsea, has died of his injuries and his alleged assailant was apprehended in Ohio on murder charges Feb. 15. Melvin Cortes, 32, of Everett, was murdered, authorities said, when he was beaten by a man wielding a baseball bat...

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Police Briefs 02-22-2017

February 28, 2017
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Tuesday, 2/14 Joseph Waddie, 64, 11 Ellsworth St., Everett, was arrested for assault and battery and on warrants. Wednesday, 2/15 Marcus Francis, 22, 19 Stevenson Ave., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Alton Hanscom Sr., 53, 31 Cook St., Charlestown, MA, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Renan Santos, 30,...

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Well Deserved Honor for John Hanlon

February 28, 2017
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Councilor John Hanlon was recently feted on his 50th year of public service to the citizens of Everett.  One can say without fear of contradiction that Hanlon has seen it all and has been a major player in all of the milestones of the City of Everett for the past half century. John Hanlon...

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Sports 02-22-2017

February 28, 2017
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EHS Roundup Bessler notches 100th point, Tide tops Revere, 9-5 Everett High senior captain Bryan Bessler scored the 100th point of his career and his Crimson Tide teammates observed Senior Night in fitting fashion with a 9-5 victory over Revere Saturday evening at Allied Veterans Rink. The occasion of Bessler’s 100th point sparked a...

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Obituaries 02-22-2017

February 28, 2017
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Michelle Macchione Of Revere Michelle (Inglese) Macchione of Revere died suddenly on February 14. The beloved wife of the late Charles A., she was the devoted mother of Anthony Macchione of Revere; loving daughter of the late Larry and Hannah (Stary) McCarthy; dear sister of Deborah Fudge and her husband, Keith of Everett, Lawrence...

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Honored for 50 Years of Service

February 17, 2017
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Honored for 50 Years of Service

City Councilor John Hanlon accepts a key to the City on Monday afternoon, Feb. 13, at a surprise celebration in City Hall that commemorated his 50 years of service to the City in various capacities. He has served as everything from mayor to City Clerk to Council President in the last five decades.

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Everett Native’s 100th Birthday

February 17, 2017
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Everett Native’s 100th Birthday

When Mona Jean Whittier Somerville of Everett was born, women could not vote. 100 years later, she proudly cast her ballot in one of the most contentious presidential elections of her lifetime. She also spent her 100th year going through a sort of bucket list of local activities. She watched the Boston Pops play...

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Working Together:Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Community Input on Plans

February 17, 2017
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Working Together:Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Community Input on Plans

By Seth Daniel For the past year, members of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group have been meeting to discuss ideas, brainstorm solutions and consider possibilities for making transportation work in the quickly growing nexus at the city lines of Everett, Charlestown and Somerville. Over the past several weeks, member of the Group have...

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Everett High Billiards Team Shows Up Right on Cue:Draws Interest Immediately

February 17, 2017
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Everett High Billiards Team Shows Up Right on Cue:Draws Interest Immediately

By Seth Daniel It was purely by coincidence that Everett High teacher Shawn Waterman stumbled into the idea of staring a billiards team for the high school. An avid pool player in his spare time, he was playing at a tournament in Lynn outside of his normal circles and ran into the owner of...

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S & P Global Raises Everett’s Long-Term Bond Rating to One of its Highest Levels

February 17, 2017
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On Monday, February 13th Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced that Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings raised the City’s long-term rating on the City of Everett general obligation (GO) bonds to ‘AA+’ from ‘AA’ based on a draft report citing the city’s improved reserve levels and increased property wealth. At the same time, S& P Global...

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Council Votes to Ban Balloon Releases in the City Limits

February 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Citing the need to “raise public awareness” Monday night, the Everett City Council voted unanimously to adopt a new ordinance that makes it illegal to release balloons into the skies above Everett because of the harmful and negative impacts that balloon releases can have on the environment in general, and...

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Planning Board to Weigh New Parking Plans on March 27

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Everett Planning Board decided on Monday night to schedule an entire evening to wade through the proposal to change the numbers of parking spaces required during development. The zoning change amendment has been before the Planning Board since December, and after several discussions, they haven’t been able to get completely...

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Police Briefs 02-15-2017

February 17, 2017
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Tuesday, 1/31 Jose Martinez-Gonzalez, 39, 200 Governor Dr., Winthrop was arrested for operating a motor vehicle unlicensed. Hicham Mochrik, 41, 36 Church St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended license.   Wednesday, 2/1 Ronald Daniels, 54, 33 Golden Age Circle, Everett, was arrested for carrying a knife. Ashley Tyler, 29, 92...

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Snow Removal Efforts Were Tremendous

February 17, 2017
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By Councilor Michael McLaughlin As of Thursday the snow in the City of Everett started falling. It has been non-stop the past five days. I wanted to take the opportunity to say ‘Thank you’ to the leadership of the City and employees in the following departments across our City. Starting with our Public Works...

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Welcome Back,Councilor Sarnie

February 17, 2017
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While we are sorry to see Councilor Michael Mangan step down, it comes as a source of relief that former City Councilor Cynthia Sarnie was unanimously voted to fulfill the remainder of the former Mangan’s term, in accordance with the provisions of the City Charter on Monday night. The decisions that must be made...

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Sports 02-15-2017

February 17, 2017
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EHS Roundup Barrett wins GBL title in two-mile William Barrett brought home the gold in the two-mile run in Saturday’s Greater Boston League Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, defeating competitors from all of the GBL schools to claim the 2017 GBL Indoor Championship. William crossed the line in a time of...

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Obituaries 02-15-2017

February 17, 2017
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Ruth Malta Retired Dental Hygenist Ruth (Troccoli) Malta, a former resident of Cotuit and Reading, peacefully entered into rest at her home in Weymouth after a long illness. She was 90 years old. Ruth lived a very active life. Raised in Everett, she graduated Forsyth Dental School and worked as a dental hygienist. Ruth...

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Welcome Home

February 10, 2017
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Welcome Home

Cory Kidd greeted his mother, Ann Marie, at the front door of his home on Liberty Street last Thursday, Feb. 2, after being honorably discharged from the Army after four years of service, including a nine-month stint in Afghanistan. The family, including Cory’s dog, Delta, greeted the former soldier warmly at the family home.

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Revoked:Council,Mayor Look to Strip Exelon Of Its 20-Year TIF Agreement

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Everett City Council, at the request of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, has voted unanimously to decertify and strip Exelon Generation plant of its 20-year Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement that has been in place since 2000. Mayor DeMaria called for the special meeting of the Council on Monday to address the...

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Chief Mazzie says Everett Well on Its Way to up Police Contingent

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Police Chief Steve Mazzie said this week that the Department has nearly completed its first phase of adding at least 10 new recruits in anticipation of the Wynn Boston Harbor resort – and are already getting ready to meet next fiscal year’s goal of 10 more recruits. “We are pretty close...

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Total Wine Set to Fight Suspension from State Alcohol Commission

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Though they have been open in Everett less than one year, already the Total Wine and More store in the Gateway Mall is staring down a suspension – and perhaps more – of their package store licenses by the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC). The crime: they’re giving deals that...

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