Letters to the Editor

October 15, 2014
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Vote No on 3 To the Editor, As we get closer to the November 4th election, the choice has become increasingly clear to VOTE NO ON QUESTION #3. The licensed Wynn Everett resort as well as the MGM in Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville will add 10,000 jobs to the Massachusetts economy....

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Governor Patrick Announces Departure of MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey

October 15, 2014
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Calling him a bold leader and a friend who will be missed in the Administration, Governor Deval Patrick on Oct. 10 announced the resignation of MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey, effective Nov. 1. Governor Patrick also announced his appointment of Highway Administrator Frank DePaola as Acting Secretary and CEO for MassDOT for...

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Sports 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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Everett rolls past Medford, 41-0, in GBL opener The Everett High football team opened its Greater Boston League schedule with a dominating 41-0 victory over Medford Friday night at Hormel Stadium. Senior running back Nick Orekoya scored two touchdowns as Everett built a quick 20-0 advantage in the first period. Orekoya caught a 22-yard...

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Obituaries 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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James Grifone, Sr. Long Time Everett DPW Employee; His greatest joy was his family James Grifone Sr. passed away suddenly on October 5 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He was 66 years old. Jim was born in East Boston one of five children of the late Carlos and Madeline (Enis) Grifone. Jim...

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Water/Sewer Enterprise Fund in the Black: Nearly $2 Million Turnaround in One Year

October 15, 2014
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One year ago, after moving the city’s water and sewer system to a Water and Sewer Enterprise Account, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his financial team assured the City Council and taxpayers, that making the system self-sufficient would result in a more fiscally responsible fund that reflected its true costs and budgets accordingly. Prior to...

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DOR Certifies Everett’s ‘free Cash’ At over $5.4 Million: City’s Conservative Spending Plan and Sound Fiscal Practices Sets the Pace

October 15, 2014
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According to Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has once again certified Everett’s unexpended fund balance, also known as free cash, at more than $5.4 million for the 2014 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2014. It marks the second consecutive year that Everett has shown free cash balances of...

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Zarah Magazine Looks to Put a Positive Viewpoint of Arab Culture

October 15, 2014
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Zarah Magazine Looks to Put a Positive Viewpoint of Arab Culture

‘Hijack’ is a contentious word to use when speaking about Arab American culture, but it’s exactly what Rachid Moukhabir says has happened to his culture worldwide – and he’s combatting that unfortunate view with a new magazine called ‘Zarah’ that highlights the positives of Arab American culture in Revere and the entire area. “I’m...

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Revere Mayor Looks to Block Critical MBTA Land Sale for Casino Access

October 15, 2014
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Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has called for the MBTA to stop in its tracks on a land sale to Wynn Resorts – a crucial sale of land that will allow the proposed casino to create an access road on Everett-only land and to avoid troubles with Boston. Rizzo listed five specific reasons why the...

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From Sweets to Suites: Everett’s Batch Yard Shines at Grand Opening Party

October 13, 2014
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From Sweets to Suites: Everett’s Batch Yard Shines at Grand Opening Party

The Batch Yard, a 328-unit luxury loft-style apartment community located at 25 Charlton Street in Everett, MA, held a Grand Opening Party on October 1st to celebrate the successful opening of the development and to recognize the groups who worked to bring the project to completion. Of the 300 people in attendance, guests included...

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The Batch Yard is a Beautiful and Unique Apartment Development

October 13, 2014
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That was certainly a wonderful party held to celebrate  the grand opening of the Batch Yard, the new 328-unit luxury apartment community located at 25 Charlton St. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his wife, Stacey DeMaria, led an impressive list of dignitaries and local residents who attended the gala event. The mayor was deservedly proud...

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Columbus Day Parade in East Boston

October 13, 2014
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On Sunday, we’ll mark the anniversary of the great explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas that took place on October 12, 1492. From his voyage would spring our nation in 1776 and if Columbus were here, we would thank this hero profusely for his leadership, courage, and vision. There is a huge Columbus...

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City to Use of Smart 911 Program to Enhance Public Safety

October 13, 2014
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and public safety officials in the City of Everett announced today that they have taken a step forward in public safety by becoming a Smart911 community, with the free service now available to all citizens. Smart911 is a national service that allows citizens to create a free Safety Profile for their...

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Sports 10-08-2014

October 13, 2014
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EHS Roundup Boys soccer team edges Chelsea, 2-0 The Everett High boys soccer team claimed the Battle Across the Parkway title for 2014, defeating Chelsea, 2-0, Monday evening at Everett Stadium to complete a sweep of the two games this season between the ancient rivals. “It was a great soccer game,” said EHS head...

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Obituaries 10-08-2014

October 13, 2014
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Mary Mason Longtime Everett Resident Mary A. (Parragona) Mason of Everett entered into rest on Thursday, October 2 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 90 years old. Born in Arlington, Mary lived in Everett for many years and retired from a mail processing company where she worked as a clerk. She...

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Federal Indictments Unsealed in Casino Land Deal Down the Line

October 13, 2014
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Revere resident Charlie Lightbody said this week that a federal indictment handed down last Thursday alleging he and two other men tried to hoodwink investigators regarding the casino land deal in Everett is weak and based purely on speculation. The 13-page indictment came down on Thursday afternoon after a Federal Grand Jury closed up...

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Now Getting Involved: Wynn Resorts Will Back ‘No on Question 3’ Effort

October 13, 2014
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After mostly staying out of the casino repeal vote discussion – otherwise known as Question 3 – Wynn Resorts announced last weekend that they would become involved in the ‘No on 3’ campaign over the next month. When the casino company won their license on Sept. 16, officials from Wynn said they hadn’t made...

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Homecoming Day Was a Great Event

October 6, 2014
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With Mother Nature delivering a glorious summer-like day, Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire and the Everett School Committee celebrated another successful Homecoming extravaganza Saturday. As Mr. Foresteire said prior to the event, there were many organizers and supporters who deserve praise including the School Department, the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Public Works, and...

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Middle School Students Invited to Catholic High School Information Night

October 6, 2014
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Middle school students and parents are invited to attend Catholic High School Information Night at Malden Catholic High School on Tuesday, Oct. 7,  from 6:00 PM -8:00  PM.  This free event provides an opportunity for families to gather information and speak with admission officers from fifteen local Catholic high schools. Participating high schools include:...

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Communities Benefit Most from Gaming When They Build a Diversified Economy

October 6, 2014
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In the wake of several casino closings in Atlantic City, gaming critics are out in force with, “I told you so — gaming can’t save an economy.” Guess what? We agree. Instead of viewing gaming as a panacea to cure all economic ills, policymakers should view gaming as one piece of a multifaceted economic...

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Letters to the Editor

October 6, 2014
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Thank you for your support Dear Editor: LATINOS UNIDOS EN MASSACHUSETTS (LUMA), want to thanks the residents and officials of Everett for their support in he 4th Multicultural Festival of Everett  on Augusto 30.  We wrapped up a full day  of Entertainment  based in one phrase “One Voice, One World” on Saturday, August 30th, at...

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Bond adds Paul James as Vice President, Risk Management

October 6, 2014
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BOND, a regional construction management firm to the institutional markets and a self-performing general contractor to the power and energy industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Paul M. James, Esq. as Vice President – Risk Management. In this newly established role, Mr. James will be responsible for working with the BOND Executive...

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Murdered Marine from Everett remembered in Garden of Peace

October 6, 2014
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Murdered Marine from Everett remembered in Garden of Peace

No one wants to be memorialized in Boston’s Garden of Peace, but for those that are remembered there, the addition of their names to the solemn Garden for murder victims gives some solace and a place to grieve with others who are walking similar paths. The Boston Garden of Peace held its 10th Annual...

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Everett Officials, Surrounding Cities See Momentum and Visibility in Baker Campaign

October 6, 2014
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Everett Officials, Surrounding Cities See Momentum and Visibility in Baker Campaign

Several Everett elected officials headed to Revere to join numerous residents and other elected officials from the surrounding communities to lend their support to the Republican Gubernatorial ticket of Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito. In an area where things are distinctively “blue,” numerous Democrats turned out to support the Baker campaign at the rally...

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‘No On Question 3’ Campaign Gets Energized in Everett

October 6, 2014
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‘No On Question 3’ Campaign Gets Energized in Everett

Only minutes had gone by after the decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to award a casino license to Wynn Resorts before Everett’s Michael McLaughlin and Dan Skeritt kicked it into high gear to get the word out about the ‘Vote No on Question 3’ campaign – a campaign calling for keeping the...

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