Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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Sports 12-23-2015

December 24, 2015
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EHS Roundup EHS hockey team falls to Swampscott The Everett High hockey team dropped a 4-1 decision to Swampscott last Monday. Ray Suppa scored the lone goal for the Crimson Tide. “The team played very well,” said EHS head coach Jason Lawrence. “However, we got into penalty trouble late in the game, which hurt us.”...

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Obituaries 12-23-2015

December 24, 2015
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Catherine ‘Kay’ McCarthy Former member of St. Therese Ladies Sodality, the Irma Club and the Sunshine Club Catherine “Kay” (Presti) McCarthy of Everett passed away on December 15. She was 94 years old. Kay was a former member of St. Therese Ladies Sodality, the Irma Club, and the Sunshine Club. She was the beloved...

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Pictures with Santa

December 17, 2015
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Pictures with Santa

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, his wife Stacy, and their daughter, Alex, met Santa at City Hall last Thursday, Dec. 10, in the annual Pictures with Santa event. The DeMaria Family joined hundreds of other families at City Hall – enjoying hot chocolate, cookies, and a special visit with St. Nick.

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“A Christmas Carol,” Reading

December 17, 2015
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“A Christmas Carol,” Reading

Lynn Moulton gave a ghostly representation of Scrooge’s former partner, Marley, during a dramatic reading of the Christmas classic, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens. The reading took place last Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Parlin Library.

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State Report Highlights Significant Academic Progress in Everett

December 17, 2015
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State Report Highlights Significant Academic Progress in Everett

Three Everett schools, including the city’s 2,000-plus-student high school, have jumped an entire level in the state’s five-tier academic ratings because of continuing, significant improvements by students on standardized assessment tests.  Everett High moved from Level 3 to Level 2 while both the Keverian and Webster Schools moved from Level 2 to Level 1....

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Statewide Contingent Turns Out for Funeral of Officer Glen Briley

December 17, 2015
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Statewide Contingent Turns Out for Funeral of Officer Glen Briley

By Seth Daniel Hundreds of law enforcement contingents from around the state converged on Everett’s Woodlawn Cemetery Monday in a procession that stretched for blocks in honor of fallen Everett Police Officer Glen Briley, 44, who died suddenly while on patrol Tuesday, Dec. 9. Motorcycles, police cruisers, and police SUVs from Boston, Tyngsboro, Lincoln,...

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Capuano Secures $5 Billion in Federal Transporation Funds, Eyes Sullivan Square

December 17, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When Congressman Michael Capuano was working on a reauthorization of the Federal Transportation funding mechanism – the first such reauthorization in 10 years – he had the whole state of Massachusetts in mind, but certainly one area was a top priority – Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue. Capuano – who was...

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Council Accepts PARC Grant for Whittier Playground

December 17, 2015
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The Everett City Council voted Monday night to accept a $300,000 Parkland Acquisition and Renovations for Communities (PARC) grant from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, which will help defray the cost of a planned $1.6 million renovation for the Whittier Playground on Swan St. According to the office of Planning and...

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Police Briefs 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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Monday, Nov. 30 Dennis Asten Baker, 45, 29 Pine St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Tanya Morris, 34, 15Staples Ave., Everett, was arrested for two warrants. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Dennis Baker, 45, 29 Pine St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery on a police officer and with resisting arrest. Aaron Toye, 40,...

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Letters to the Editor

December 17, 2015
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Annual Mass Badge – DiDomenico Foundation Gala and Toy Drive for Everett Families I am so proud of the members of Mass Badge and the DiDomenico Foundation for the amazing efforts put forth this past weekend. I can’t believe that we collected well over two thousand toys for families in need across Everett and...

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Sports 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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In the Middle, At the Top Stanfield earns second All-New England selection By Cary Shuman Nick Stanfield received virtually every major award that was attainable during his splendid football career at Framingham State University. All-New England – Twice. MASCAC Offensive Lineman of the Year – Twice. All-MASCAC Team – Three Times. NEFC Rookie of...

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Obituaries 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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Yvonne Scarpaci Retired waitress Yvonne T. (Vacca) Scarpaci of Everett entered into rest unexpectedly on December 12 in the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. She was 81 years old. Yvonne was born in Everett and was a lifelong Everett resident. She was a waitress by profession having worked in various restaurants in...

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Woodlawn Cemetery Christmas Memorial Service

December 10, 2015
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Woodlawn Cemetery Christmas Memorial Service

The Figgy Puddin’ a cappella group performed several famous Christmas Carols at the Woodlawn Cemetery Christmas Memorial Service and Tree Lighting on Thursday, Dec. 3. The event drew a large crowd to remember loved ones and celebrate Christmas.

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Paint like a Pro

December 10, 2015
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Paint like a Pro

June Maloney makes the first marks on her paper with a white pencil during the Parlin Library’s program ‘How to Pastel Paint like Georgia O’Keeffe’ last Thursday, Dec. 3. The program, supported by the Cultural Council, attracted 30 participants who honed their skills.

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Judge Dismisses Boston, Revere Lawsuits Against MGC,Wynn

December 10, 2015
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In a 24-page decision that chided the City of Boston for using “inflammatory” language in its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) over the Wynn Everett casino designation, Judge Janet Sanders dismissed the lawsuit in plain terms late last week. “In reaching the conclusion , the Court has applied the Gaming Act...

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Wynn, Walsh Meet on Tuesday to Discuss Casino Issues

December 10, 2015
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Numerous sources confirmed Tuesday that Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had met with casino developer Steve Wynn Tuesday morning in Boston City Hall for the first time since Boston filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in January. “This was a longstanding meeting between the Mayor and Mr. Wynn,” said Bonnie McGilpin of...

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School Committee Adopts New Fiscal Policies

December 10, 2015
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School Committee adopts new policies, fiscal controls for student activity accounts, to ensure accountability and conformance with other fiscal policies. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Charles Obremski made a brief presentation for the full School Committee on Monday night, related to proposed new policies and procedures for managing student activity accounts in the school district,...

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Suspect in Stabbing of EHS Football Player Arrested

December 10, 2015
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Everett Police last week arrested a 19-year old Everett man and charged him in the stabbing of a 16-year old Everett High football player on November 1. Osmin Murcia was arrested on December 2 and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, causing serious bodily injury and armed assault with intent to...

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Letter to the Editor

December 10, 2015
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Pleased with Judge’s Decision over Boston vs. Wynn  As the Ward Six City Councilor-Elect, which is the host of the Wynn Everett Resorts Development, it was a true pleasure to finally hear that the judge had agreed with all three entities being the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Wynn Resorts and the City of Everett.  That...

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Hoping for Change a Fruitless Exercise with This President

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel I sat down Sunday to watch President Barack Obama’s Oval Office speech – a rarity in his seven years in office – with a mind towards hoping he would change. After all, if the largest terror attack on American soil since 2001 hadn’t moved him, then nothing would. So, I figured...

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Sports 12-09-2015

December 10, 2015
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EHS Roundup EHS girls basketball opens season Friday The Everett High girls basketball team will open its 2015-16 season this Friday evening when the Lady Crimson Tide travel to Marblehead for a non-league contest with the Lady Magicians, who play in the Northeastern Conference. The encounter should prove to be a tough battle for Everett....

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