City Holds Successful City Fest Celebration

September 11, 2013
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City Holds Successful City Fest Celebration

On Saturday, September 7th Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett came together for the annual City Fest Cele­bration. This year the City cel­ebrated the community with loads of entertainment, food, and fun for the whole family. The celebration included a full lineup of entertainment, including favorites Wah-Lum Academy, the Italian Sere­naders, Mexico...

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A Dream Debut: Joe D’Onofrio is Spectacular in First EHS Game

September 11, 2013
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A Dream Debut: Joe D’Onofrio is Spectacular in First EHS Game

For 13 years Joe D’Onofrio had a dream to take the field for the Everett High School football team. On Saturday, D’Onofrio woke up and learned that his photo was splashed bigger than life across the front page of The Boston Herald. D’Onofrio certainly deserved top billing after turning in a superb performance in...

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Suspected Everett Shooter Arrested After Standoff with Police

September 11, 2013
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Suspected Everett Shooter Arrested After Standoff with Police

An 18-year old Everett man, Shadane Richards, was arrested on multiple charges last Friday, September 6, after a report of daytime gunfire on Calhoun Avenue resulted in a response from Everett Police, the North Metro SWAT team and the temporary lockdown of two schools for precautionary reasons. According to police reports and witness accounts,...

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Primary Preview: Clerk Predicts 5,500 Voters in Turnout, Four Races on the Ballot

September 11, 2013
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With a Mayor’s race at the top of the ticket and three Ward Council seats also before voters, City Clerk Michael Matarazzo predicted this week that about 20-percent of Everett’s registered voters will turnout for next week’s September 17 Primary Election, the first under the new City Government, which includes a four-year Mayoral term....

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Boston Agrees to Negotiate with Wynn as a Surrounding Community: Move Ends Speculation That Boston Could ‘Block’ Everett Casino Deal

September 11, 2013
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Following a Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing last Wednesday, at which the city of Boston was directed by the Gaming Commission to “work out” its issues with Steve Wynn’s casino proposal for Everett, or face the likelihood that the Gaming Commission would rule in Wynn’s favor, the city of Boston announced on Friday that it...

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Now We Can Just Wait

September 11, 2013
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The news on last Friday that Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston will no longer be pushing his claim to be a host community status to the Wynn Development certainly comes as good news to Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the taxpayers of Everett. For the last nine months, Menino has maintained that Boston should be...

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Remembering 9/11: The Fight Against Extremists Still is Ongoing

September 11, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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Police Briefs 09-11-2013

September 11, 2013
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9/06 Nicholas Gonchar, 20, 104 Governor Winthrop Rd., Somerville, was arrested for illegal possession of Class A substance, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. Keith Grace, 21, 185 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Ezekial Majak, 32, 110 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery....

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Tide Washes out Springfield; Defeating the Eagles 31-23 in Season Opener

September 11, 2013
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The air was crisp. The stands at Veterans Memorial stadium were full with the Boston skyline peaking over Cabot Street. The Tide rushed on the field as the band played the fight song in a sea of roaring fans. Football was finally back in Everett. The crisp, early autumn air was also filled with...

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Obituaries 09-11-2013

September 11, 2013
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John Fitzpatrick Retired Shipper John E. Fitzpatrick of Peabody, a longtime resident of Peabody, died at North Shore Medical Center-Salem Hospital on September 6. He was 53 years old. Born in Boston and a retired shipper for retail stores, he was the beloved son of the late John C. and Margaret T. (McDermott) Fitzpatrick;...

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MGC: “Settle this Dispute” to Boston and Wynn Officials

September 5, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is giving the proponents of the Wynn Everett Casino proposal and the City of Boston until the end of the week to resolve an ongoing dispute over whether or not Boston should be considered a host community. Former Mass Governor William Weld, testifying on behalf of Wynn at a...

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Renovations Nearly Complete as Grand Re-opening is Scheduled

September 4, 2013
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Renovations Nearly Complete as Grand Re-opening is Scheduled

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the newly renovated Glendale Park is very near completion.  While the park may seem complete to the common eye, there are a few details that need to be finalized before opening the gates to the public.  In particular, the City is waiting on the utility company...

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Mayor Holds Lower Broadway Community Meeting Last Week

September 4, 2013
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Mayor Holds Lower Broadway Community Meeting Last Week

On Thursday, August 29th Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett held a successful open forum regarding the Lower Broadway Master Vision, the establishment of a Redevelopment Authority, and the concept of an Urban Renewal Plan. Mayor DeMaria and over 50 residents came together in an effort to stimulate community dialogue regarding possible...

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Host Community Agreements, by the Numbers

September 4, 2013
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The recent release of the Host Community Agreement between the City of Boston and Caesars Entertainment has many people speculating as to its comparison with that of the agreement between Wynn Resorts and the City of Everett.  On its face, the deal between Caesars and Boston looks very lucrative.  However, when you look closely,...

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Election Now in Full Swing: Many Issues for the Voters to Consider

September 4, 2013
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With the dog days of summer officially behind us, the attention of voters turns to the candidates for the various municipal offices who are now in the final stretch run of getting out their campaign messages. In Everett, the September primary will include a mayor’s race between incumbent Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Aldermen Robert VanCampen...

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Congratulations, Diana Nyad: Swim Was Quite a Feat on a Number of Levels

September 4, 2013
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The news that long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad successfully had crossed the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West this past weekend brought a degree of wonder and joy to all who learned of her accomplishment. First and foremost, this had been Ms. Nyad’s life-long goal after four previously-unsuccessful efforts stretching over a span...

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Obama Made the Right Call: the President’s Decision to Ask Congress Was Correct

September 4, 2013
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We realize that we are by no means foreign policy experts, but we simply wish to say that it is our view that President Obama made the right decision is seeking the approval of Congress before bombing Syria for its violations of international law regarding the use of chemical weapons. In our view, the...

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Police Briefs 09-04-2013

September 4, 2013
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8/13 Kevin Cummings, 49, 5 Mason St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Dominick DiPietro, 23, 33B Vera St., Revere, was arrested for malicious destruction of property over $250. Cristian Portillo, 17, 3010 West Emerson St., Melrose, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, leaving scene of...

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The Tour for Four: Everett High Football Begins Quest for Division 1 State Title

September 4, 2013
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The Everett High football team will open its season against powerful Springfield Central Friday night at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. Coach John DiBiaso’s Crimson Tide gridmen have won three Super Bowl titles in a row. Springfield is the defending Division 1 Western Mass. champion with its only loss last season coming at the hands...

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Obituaries 09-04-2013

September 4, 2013
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Frances Simonelli Lifelong Everett Resident Frances M. (Harrington) Simonelli, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on August 29 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.  She was 82 years old. A homemaker, she was the beloved wife of the late Peter V. Simonelli for over 61 years; the dear and devoted mother of...

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First Day of School

August 28, 2013
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First Day of School

Mariah Rogers and Carolina Bettero are ready for first day of school in Beachmont. Each in their school uniforms.

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Revere Continues Work on Mitigation Agreement, Expects Signing This Week

August 28, 2013
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Revere Continues Work on Mitigation  Agreement, Expects Signing This Week

Revere continues to work on its host community agreement this week – comparing it to the Boston agreement signed on Tuesday – and is expected to hold a signing ceremony by the end of the week. As Mayor Tom Menino signed the most lucrative host community agreement to date in the state on Tuesday...

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DeConinck Arrested for Murder in Trailer Park

August 28, 2013
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DeConinck Arrested for Murder in Trailer Park

When residents of Lee’s Trailer Park saw the sirens and heard the commotion in their trailer park, they said they thought it was just another heroin overdose. Residents say they get about two or three of those per week, and fire trucks and ambulances are as common as passenger vehicles. However, neighbors quickly realized...

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Crackdown on Broadway Two Dozen in Arrests

August 28, 2013
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Crackdown on Broadway Two Dozen in Arrests

A major Revere Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigation centering on Broadway Revere and Rt. 1 in Saugus has resulted in the arrest of 24 people for various drug offenses, further strengthening the crackdown on drugs and violence around Broadway. Three weeks ago, after a rash of troubling crimes on Broadway, police...

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