Richard Baniewicz, School Committee Member, Dies ‘Unexpectedly’

December 11, 2017
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Richard Baniewicz, School Committee Member, Dies ‘Unexpectedly’

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The news on Saturday that longtime Everett resident and School Committeeman Richard Baniewicz had passed unexpectedly came as a shock. Baniewicz, 67, was admired and well-respected across the city and everyone who spoke about him and knew him said, “Richie was a great guy.” Baniewicz served on the Everett School...

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Senate President Situation Reverberates in Everett Circles

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Beacon Hill has reverberated with scandal this week due to the situation surrounding Senate President Stan Rosenberg – who has now stepped down temporarily – the tremors of that conflict have certainly made waves in Everett too. The situation started last Thursday when the Boston Globe reported an alleged sexual...

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Electric Atmosphere Lights Up Crowd at Gillette Stadium

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Shortly before 8 p.m. on Saturday night, the Everett High band took their front-row seats at Gillette Stadium and began belting out the school’s typical fight songs. Fans from Everett, players from the past, and excited parents and relatives of current players began filing into the lower deck of the professional...

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Baniewicz’s Passing Creates Vacancy on School Committee

December 11, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The sad, sudden passing of School Committeeman Richard Baniewicz last Saturday, mere weeks before he was to begin a new term in office, will create a vacancy on the School Committee, which just a month ago filled a vacancy following the sudden passing of the late Robert Carreiro. According to...

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MGC,Wynn and Others Watching Federal Sports Betting Case Closely

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the merits of legalizing sports betting nationwide, eyes in Everett and at the state Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) can’t help but focus on that decision as well. Were the court to side with those pushing to legalize sports betting nationwide – as it currently only...

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Police Briefs 12-06-2017

December 11, 2017
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Monday, 11/6 Aimav Gnanzou, 21, 14 Hampshire St., Everett, was arrested for operating with suspended license, equipment violation and warrant. Tuesday, 11/7 Milton Rodrigues, 64, 74 Malden St., Everett, was arrested for assault and battery on a person and resisting arrest. Pierre Sertyl, 30, 76 Alden St., Malden, was arrested for receiving/buying stolen property...

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Homeslessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of ‘Elder Abuse’

December 11, 2017
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By Dan Weber Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development : “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States.” It’s a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy. Growing old is a condition we all have to live...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both. The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in more...

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Everett High Football Reigns Again

December 11, 2017
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It wasn’t easy but winning state championships never are. Xaverian and Everett High played a tough, highly competitive game in the Division 1 Super Bowl. But as has been the case during this amazing era of high school football under head coach John DiBiaso, the Crimson Tide repelled a formidable challenge to a defense...

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Sports 12-06-2017

December 11, 2017
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STAR POWER Jake Willcox emerges as one of the best quarterbacks in Massachusetts By Cary Shuman A star was born in the 2017 football season. Jake Willcox, who had excelled at the Pop Warner level but was beginning his first year as Everett High’s starting quarterback in August, put together a sparkling campaign, culminating...

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Obituaries 12-06-2017

December 11, 2017
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Richard Baniewicz Member of Everett School Committee   Richard C. Baniewicz of Everett entered into eternal rest at home unexpectedly on Saturday, December 2. He was 67 years old. Richard was born in Somerville and lived in Everett for most of his life.  He worked for many years for the Massachusetts State Lottery as...

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Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

December 1, 2017
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Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Abby McCabe, Jeff McCabe of the Everett Police Department, and Valerie Guite filled plates at the Mass. Badge Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The annual dinner welcomed all members of the community to celebrate the holiday over a traditional turkey dinner overseen by volunteers from the Police Department and other community organizations. Hundreds...

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Super Saturday is Here:Everett Football Looks to Cap off Perfect Season

December 1, 2017
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By Cary Shuman One big step remains in what could be an historic season for the Everett High School football team in its first season as a Division 1 independent. Coach John DiBiaso’s unbeaten and top-ranked 2017 contingent will play Xaverian Brothers High School in the Division 1 Super Bowl on Saturday (8 p.m.)...

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Mayor, Immigration Leaders Call on Congress for Permanent Solution to TPS and DACA

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Perhaps the most powerful moment in the press conference outside City Hall on Tuesday morning was near the end when Mayor Carlo DeMaria went off script. Embracing Arisellas Flores, a seventh-grader from the Madeleine English School whose parents have Temporary Protective Status (TPS) and could be sent back to their native...

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Local Immigrants Seek for Council Support on TPS and DACA

December 1, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the second time in less than a month, local immigrant support organizations and the families they serve filled the Everett Council Chamber on Monday night to ask the Council to help protect local immigrant residents living and working in the city legally. The Council obliged, kind of, sending a...

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Council Votes for Residential Tax Exemption

December 1, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council voted unanimously on Monday night to adopt a tax rate shift for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to tax commercial properties at a higher rate, and to also grant a 25-percent residential exemption, essentially providing a tax break to owner occupied residences within the city. The city...

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Rule 18 Comes Under Scrutiny after TPS/DACA Resolution

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Who ever heard of Council Rule 18? Not many people, but certainly a lot of people know about it after Monday night’s meeting, where the rule was invoked despite a large crowd looking to pass a resolution supporting local efforts on immigration programs. In a move that surprised a lot of...

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City Ready to Expand Ornamental Lighting

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City is preparing to put out to bid a $550,000 program to bring ornamental, enhanced street lighting up Broadway from Sweetser Circle to the Parlin School. Mayor Carlo DeMaria said he and his team are ready to put out the bid very soon to replace 35 old lights on Broadway...

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Immigration Sentiments aren’t One Size Fits All, Haitian Leaders Say

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel While many in the Everett immigrant community are upset about the rulings and upcoming rulings on the Temporary Protective Status (TPS), Haitian leaders a the Everett Haitian Community Center (EHCC) said they feel victorious in their situation. Last week, the federal government announced that more than 59,000 Haitian immigrants nationwide with...

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Mystic Valley Celebrates All-Stars and Seniors

December 1, 2017
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The Mystic Valley boys’ soccer team had a great season finishing the year with a 13-3-2 overall record, and a first-ever undefeated Commonwealth Athletic Conference regular-season record of 12-0-1.  At the end of the year, the team also had many individual accomplishments to celebrate. The biggest award went to Alex Maher who was named...

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Medford Youth Hockey and Medford Figure Skating Programs

December 1, 2017
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Another exciting season of Medford Youth Hockey and Medford Figure Skating Fall-Winter Programs for Boys & Girl’s ages 4-15 from Medford and surrounding communities  continues at the City of Medford managed LoConte Rink off Route #16 in Medford. Signups have been extended to accommodate boys and girls finishing their fall soccer, baseball, football/cheerleading season....

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Police Briefs 11-29-2017

December 1, 2017
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Police Log Wednesday, November 1 Bryan Exume, 26, 40 Irving St., Everett, was arrested on warrants. Christopher Voltaire, 21, 29 Waters Ave., Everett, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle and a warrant. Thursday, November 2 Slader Montina, 20, 51 Chelsea St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Friday, November 3 Joao Figueiredo...

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Energy Lessons from Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...

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Good Luck, Everett High Football

December 1, 2017
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Former Everett High football historian, the late Arn Boardman, is no doubt smiling and cheering at what is happening this season in the Crimson Tide football program he loved so much. Wow, this is great, Mr. Boardman would be saying: Games at Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium in a period of nine days, a...

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