St Patrick’s Day Fundraiser

March 10, 2017
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St Patrick’s Day Fundraiser

Irish musicians Danny Novack, Noel Scott and John Ford filled the room with traditional music. Meanwhile, Senator Sal DiDomenico welcomed everyone and threw out a few of his best zingers during his annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser in Charlestown on Friday, March 8. The annual dinner and roast benefits the DiDomenico Foundation, and raised...

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Moving Forward

March 10, 2017
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Moving Forward

WHATEVER IT TAKES: Everett’s Isaiah Likely leaps over Somerville’s John Kalton in pursuit of a loose ball. While Somerville held tight for part of the game, the Everett boys put their foot on the gas in the third quarter and powered past the Highlanders, 78-53. Everett will face Central Catholic High School on Wednesday...

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Wynn, Unions Look to Get More Women into the Trades

March 10, 2017
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Wynn, Unions Look to Get More Women into the Trades

By Seth Daniel Alanna Felix and Patricia Flores are just two of hundreds of girls that attend Northeast Vocational School in Wakefield, but they often find themselves alone in their studies. That’s because they study carpentry, and they are two of only three young women in their course of study. However, a new effort...

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EFD Bravely Battles Devastating Fires

March 10, 2017
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EFD Bravely Battles Devastating Fires

This past week, the City of Everett witnessed several devastating fires on Central Ave Ferry Street, and Main Street. Flames engulfed the houses and caused severe damage to the interior and exterior. Fortunately, the residents in all three locations were safe and accounted for. Mayor DeMaria stated, “I want to applaud and thank our...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Details Changes to Mass Gaming

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor group detailed changes to its Everett resort casino during a meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Thursday, March 2, in Springfield – noting that the retail component of the project has been decreased significantly in favor of more convention space. In a presentation to the...

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Down the Road Gets License for New Taproom, April Opening

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Adding to the boom of breweries in Everett will soon be Down the Road Brewery, which got its Farmer’s Pouring License on Monday night from the Everett License Commission. The license will allow the brewery and its owner, Donovan Bailey, to now have an official taproom similar to those already at...

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Council to Take Up $1.3 Million Transfer for Schools

March 10, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. School Department officials met with the City Council Committee of the Whole on Thursday night, March 2, to explain their need for a $1.3 million transfer for the current school year and how they will use the funds to get through the school year. On hand to support the School...

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Chuck E. Cheese Ordered to Have Details on School Vacations

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The cheese stood alone on Monday night at Everett City Hall, as representatives from Chuck E. Cheese were called to hearings of the Council’s Public Safety Committee and the License Commission regarding the most recent incident of violence in its Everett store. The Everett License Commission held a hearing on the...

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Homeless Man Identified, Sought in Oakland Avenue Murder

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett Chief of Police Steven Mazzie announced that an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect in the murder of Francis Brescia, 65, of Everett. At the same time, Mayor Carlo DeMaria reassured residents of the Oakland Avenue area that they should not be...

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Police Briefs 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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Sunday, 2/19 Lisa Carrafiello, 52, 79 Swan St., Everett, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts).   Monday, 2/20 Alexander Martinez, 41, 497 Broadway, Everett, was arrested on a probation warrant. Anthony Prisco, 55, 14 State St., Atkinson, NH, was arrested on warrants. Andrew Vadala, 24, 15 Staples Ave.,...

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Letter to the Editor

March 10, 2017
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Opioid-Related Overdose: How Naloxone Can Save Lives in Our Community  Dear Editor, As a future nurse practitioner, it is important to bring awareness to high risk disorders within the community. The opioid crisis continues to be a significant public health issue in the state of Massachusetts, with Middlesex County being one of the highest...

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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...

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Sports 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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EHS boys basketball beats Somerville in MIAA Division 1 Tourney Ghared Boyce scored 28 points to lead Everett to a convincing 78-53 win over Somerville in the MIAA Division 1 North quarterfinals Saturday afternoon, March 4, at Everett High. Everett trailed by a point, 18-17, as Lucas Saint Jean powered the visiting Highlanders with...

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Obituaries 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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James J. ‘Jim’ Censullo A gentle soul of Salem, formerly of Everett James J. “Jim” Censullo of Salem, formerly of Everett, died on February 16. He was 62 years old. Jim was a gentle soul and the most caring man on earth. He adored his grandchildren and loved spending time with family.  His sudden...

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Pope John Boys Continue March in Tourney

March 3, 2017
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Pope John Boys Continue March in Tourney

Pope John’s Dimmone Marshall (13) squeezes by two Mystic Valley guards as the Pope John Tigers boys’ basketball team hosted Mystic Valley on Monday night, Feb. 27, at home in Everett during the first round of the Division 4 North State Basketball Tournament. Mystic Valley was no match for the Tigers, with Pope John...

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Author at the Library

March 3, 2017
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Author at the Library

Allen Winecorur listened intently to author Kate Clifford Larson as she spoke about Rosemary Kennedy and her recent book, ‘Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter,’ at the Shute Library on Feb. 22. The talk was the first within the Everett Library’s general challenge for residents to read 17 suggested books in 2017. The Kennedy book...

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MAPC Study Shows Unused Parking Spots

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It took a little nighttime surveillance work and the poring over of a lot of data, but a new study from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) of five communities – including Everett and Chelsea – showed that nearly 25 percent of parking space in apartment buildings are not being used....

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Elderly Man Found Dead in Oakland Ave Apartment

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The case of an elderly man found dead in his Oakland Avenue apartment on Saturday, Feb. 25, is now being handled by Everett Police and State Police as a homicide. The ruling came from the Medical Examiner on Monday morning, after Everett Police had turned over the body of the man...

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City Excited to Unveil Everett Square Study on March 14

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City and Utile Design will unveil the fruits of many months of study in and around Everett Square at the City Council meeting on March 14. Exactly one year ago, the City contracted with Utile Design of Boston – one of the top streetscape designers in the region – to...

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Lower Mystic Work Group Plans Meeting on March 13

March 3, 2017
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The Lower Mystic Regional Working Group (LMRWG), has scheduled a Discussion Group on March 13 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss preliminary long-term plans for the Sullivan Square area. The meeting was re-scheduled after snow caused the Feb. 13 meeting to be cancelled. It will take place in the Keverian Room, Everett City Hall, 484 Broadway, Everett....

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City Officials Apply to MGC for Funds to Study Bus Lane

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City of Everett has applied to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) for a $150,000 grant to study the idea of extending the bus-only lane from Sweetster Circle to the City Line along Lower Broadway. The bus-only lane was unveiled on the western side of Broadway by the City, the MBTA...

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Veterinarians:Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

March 3, 2017
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By Dr. Arve Lee Willingham Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Consider leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted through infected animal urine that claimed dozens of...

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Letter to the Editor

March 3, 2017
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New options for consumers To the Editor, The sharing economy is changing the way the world does business, delivering new options for consumers and extra income for service providers like those who occasionally rent out space in their home on a short-term basis. That’s a good thing. But as these new technologies continue to...

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Thank You, Gov Baker

March 3, 2017
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The announcement this week by Governor Charlie Baker and Lieut. Gov. Karyn Polito of the release of $335,735 (out of a total of $5.7 million to cities and towns across the state) in competitive grants to Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop for use in targeting gang violence comes as welcome...

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