Tide Against Cancer Night

March 4, 2016
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Tide Against Cancer Night

Megan Zukowski, Olivia Piarazala, Kayla Rossi, Bridget Gonzalez and Celest Fuccillo hold their Ella’s Army bracelets up in he air during last Thursday night’s double-header for girls’ and boys’ basketball – the season finale. The game also represented a more serious moment, as it was the ‘Tide Against Cancer Night,’ in which Ella O’Donnell,...

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State of the City:DeMaria Focuses on Health and Growth

March 4, 2016
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State of the City:DeMaria Focuses on Health and Growth

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria delivered his annual State of the City speech Monday night, focusing on recent initiatives to improve the overall health of Everett residents and children, improvements to parks and other outdoor recreational resources, investment in and improvement of city facilities and the growth of the city’s business...

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Somerville Boycott Gets Mixed Reactions in Everett

March 4, 2016
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Somerville Boycott Gets Mixed Reactions in Everett

By Seth Daniel A new call from many Everett residents to boycott Somerville in the wake of that city’s mayor filing an appeal of the Wynn Everett project, has met with mixed reactions in Everett this week. Former Everett schoolteacher Robin Brickley conceived the idea in the wake of Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone filing...

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School Officials Express Their Anger at Joint Ways & Means Committee Hearing on Education Budget

March 4, 2016
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School Officials Express Their Anger at Joint Ways & Means Committee Hearing on Education Budget

By Seth Daniel The four top education officials in the state, whether they knew it or not, wandered into the heart of several frustrated school districts on Monday when they appeared for a special Joint Ways & Means Committee hearing on education at Everett High School (EHS). The hearing, brought to EHS by State...

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License Appeal:Wynn Halts All Construction,Puts on Hiring Freeze but Won’t Leave Town

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a shocking follow up to the environmental license appeal filed by Somerville on Feb. 12, Wynn Everett officials made a startling announcement Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 24, in saying that they would halt all construction activities, put off seven job fairs, institute a hiring freeze and cancel the April groundbreaking –...

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“Politics at its Worst”

March 4, 2016
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Those were the words that Mayor Carlo DeMaria used at last Wednesday’s press conference by Wynn Resorts describing Somerville Mayor Joseph Curatone legal filing to stop Wynn from building their casino in Everett. We agree. After years of deliberation, Wynn was awarded the casino license for this area less than two years ago and...

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Obituaries 03-02-2016

March 4, 2016
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Janet Martignetti Cherished Martignetti family matriach Janet T. (McMahon) Martignetti of Everett entered into rest on February 25 in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 92 years old. Born in and a lifelong Everett resident, Janet was the enormously loved and cherished matriarch of the Martignetti family. The daughter of the late Christina (Tanish)...

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Wynn Job Fair

February 26, 2016
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Wynn Job Fair

Ricky Malreni spoke with Brian McPherson of Suffolk Construction at the Wynn Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Everett High School. An estimated 700 people attended the fair in the morning hours to learn of jobs and vendor opportunities. Both Wynn officials and City officials were very encouraged by the large turnout.

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Martin-Long Recognized for Her Volunteerism:Lifelong Resident Presented with City Council Citation

February 26, 2016
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Martin-Long Recognized for Her Volunteerism:Lifelong Resident Presented with City Council Citation

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. With family, friends and well-wishers looking on, Dorothy Martin-Long, a well known and Monday night for her years of volunteerism and community activism. “That’s what Everett people do,” said Martin-Long, after being presented with her citation. “We reach out and we help. . . volunteering is very important.” City Councilor...

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Wynn,Curtatone Continue to Battle Over Appeals Process

February 26, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Everett organization put on the full court press against Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone this week – saying Somerville’s Assembly Row development will generate 200 percent more traffic than the casino and construction delays caused by Somerville’s appeal (filed Feb. 12 with the state) would cost businesses $55 million a...

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McDonald’s Will Rebuild to Accommodate Wynn Service Road

February 26, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Hold that Big Mac, Ronald McDonald hasn’t got his ticket out of town just yet. Wynn Everett officials announced to the Planning Board on Monday night that the McDonald’s on Lower Broadway will not relocate to accommodate the new Wynn service road, but would rather rebuild right next door. The McDonald’s...

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Council Approves Additional Funding for Wall Repair

February 26, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council on Monday night approved a request to transfer $130,000 from the city’s free cash, also known as Budgetary Fund Balance, to supplement a line item established to make repairs to the Mount Washington Street wall. The city owned wall has been in need of repair for...

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Didomenico Secures $1Million To Address Student Influx at EPS

February 26, 2016
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By Seth Daniel For the second time, the Everett Public Schools (EPS) were the beneficiary of $1 million in extra funding to help with expanding enrollments. Sen. Sal DiDomenico reported late last week that $1 million in extra funding for the EPS has been delivered. It is the second time he said he has...

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Everett Voters Set to Participate in Massachusetts Presidential Primary March 1

February 26, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Everett voters will head to the polls Tuesday, March 1 for the Massachusetts Presidential Primary. Massachusetts joins 11 other states that hold primaries on Super Tuesday. Everett City Clerk Michael Matarazzo said there have been a high number of phone voter registrations for the primary. There are more than 19,000 registered...

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Police Briefs 02-24-2016

February 26, 2016
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Monday, 2/1/16 Michael Hendrickson, 35, 14 Mayflower Rd., Hull, was arrested on two warrants. Tuesday, 2/2/16 Juan Cruz-Baez, 25, 126 Oxford St., Lynn, was arrested for manufacturing, dispensing and distributing a Class A drug; with trafficking in heroin; with illegal possession of a Class B substance, with two counts of unlawful possession of a...

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Isn’t It Time That We Put Kids First

February 26, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Massachusetts has long been a leader in education, public health, and innovation. However, when it comes to ensuring that all our children have a chance to succeed, we still have much work to do. To start with, it’s time that Massachusetts gets serious about guaranteeing that every child has a...

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Black History Month Reflections:Race and Health

February 26, 2016
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Race, despite being 300 years removed from emancipation, despite being 50 years removed from the Civil Rights era, despite being 7 years into the presidency of our first president with black heritage, continues to be a defining feature of life in America. From a physician’s perspective, a saddening fact is that race also defines...

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Letter to the Editor

February 26, 2016
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I am a candidate for Democratic State Committeeman My name is Brian Corr, and I am a candidate for Democratic State Committeeman in the Middlesex & Suffolk District. My name will be on the Democratic primary ballot on Tuesday, March 1, and I respectfully ask for your vote. In 2012, I was selected to...

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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Sports 02-24-2016

February 26, 2016
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Pope John high school Boys Basketball Photos & Story by Marianne Salza While the rest of the neighborhood is quiet during an evening snowfall, the Pope John XXIII High School (PJHS) boys basketball team is vigorously practicing in the gym during its February vacation. This dedicated group of students, which trains for several hours...

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Obituaries 02-24-2016

February 26, 2016
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Barbara Ramsey Devoted to family and friends Barbara A. (Boczkowski) Ramsey of Everett passed away after bravely battling a rare form of ovarian cancer. She left this earth on Friday, February 19 at the Shrewsbury Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 79. Barbara was born in Chelsea and graduated...

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Got It

February 18, 2016
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Got It

WORLD AT HIS FINGERTIPS:   Jonathan Noel stretches for a rebound against Malden Catholic’s Jonah St. Clair (34) and Chris MacDonald. Pope John boys’ basketball has been on a tear, winning 10 straight until running into Malden Catholic last Wednesday, Feb. 10, and losing a heartbreaker, 67-65.

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Citywide Science Fair

February 18, 2016
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Citywide Science Fair

Keverian School students Ben Pezo and Karlly Wildherson show the results of their project examining how plans grow under artificial light. The plant in hand grew very well under the artificial lighting, they said, provided it was well taken care of. The exhibit was just one of hundreds of exhibits last Thursday in the Parlin School...

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EHS Alumni Hockey

February 18, 2016
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EHS Alumni Hockey

Pat Feeney, Everett High Class of 2001, wraps his stick in tape in preparation for the annual Alumni Hockey Game on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Allied Veterans Rink. Former EHS hockey players of all ages returned for the fun-filled game.

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