Small Boston Board the Center of Newest Casino Controversy

July 3, 2015
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Just five days before receiving a pointed rejection letter from the Boston’s transportation commissioner concerning a critical Sullivan Square approval process for intermediate traffic improvements, Wynn officials say they met cordially with Mayor Martin Walsh and a top transportation planner to implement changes Boston wanted and to increase the budget for the project by...

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The Political Race Heating Up

July 3, 2015
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The nomination paper season continues to be as hot as fire as new twists continue to develop with potential candidates entering the race. This week, former State Rep. Wayne Matewsky has pulled papers to run at-large. He told the Independent last week that he intended to pull papers as he still had a lot...

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Saling Calls on EHS Students,Staff in September ‘Walk for Living’ in Chelsea

July 3, 2015
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Saling Calls on EHS Students,Staff in September ‘Walk for Living’ in Chelsea

As Steve Saling sat in his wheelchair on the stage at Everett High School (EHS) earlier this month, his eyes darted back and forth to the rims of his glasses, where a special computer program registered the words he wanted to choose and then the computer read the sentence aloud to those gathered to...

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Everett Community Growers Need Votes to Win National Contest

July 3, 2015
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Mayor DeMaria and the Everett Community Growers (ECG) are asking Everett residents to cast their votes and help the ECG win Nature’s Path Gardens for Good Grant. The ECG currently places fifth out of 120 entries across the country in a contest to win $15,000 to start a new garden and grow organic produce...

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More than 300 Attend Anthony DiPierro Campaign Kickoff for City Council

July 3, 2015
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Calling him “part of a new generation of leaders in our city”, Mayor Carlo DeMaria introduced Anthony DiPierro last Thursday, June 25, to more than 300 supporters at Anthony’s of Malden, as the first-time candidate vowed to fight for every vote in November and to treat everyone in Everett with civility and respect. “At...

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Mayor Meets with Everett Author Gloria M.Gavris

July 3, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria was happy to meet with Gloria M. Gavris recently, a former Everett resident who wrote a children’s book on civic engagement. E is for Election Day introduces basic government ideas to children. Each page includes a letter and a government term to accompany it – such as B for Ballots and...

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Wynn Makes Annual $1.94 Million Slot-Assessment Payment

July 3, 2015
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Wynn Resorts fulfilled the latest requirement of its Massachusetts gaming license by making its annual slot-assessment payment to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in the amount of $1,945,200. The annual payment period commenced when the Region A gaming license was awarded to Wynn Resorts in 2014 and is based on the number of slot...

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Obituaries 07-01-2015

July 3, 2015
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Robert ‘Bobby’ Ruo Self employed contractor Robert M. “Bobby” Ruo of Everett entered into rest on June 28, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 51 years old. Born in Cambridge, Bobby lived in Everett for many years. He was a self-employed contractor by profession. He was the beloved husband of...

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City Promotes Casellla to Captain and Appoints New Firefighters

June 24, 2015
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City Promotes Casellla to Captain and Appoints New Firefighters

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Chief David Butler, and City Clerk Michael Matarazzo swore in seven new firefighters to the Everett Fire Department Monday night. The new additions are Joshua Doyon, Donald Moloney, Richard Costanza, Wilson Jaramillo, Robinson Tran, John Gardner, and Seth McCullough. “The Everett Fire Department is designed to identify firefighters who are...

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Police Briefs 06-24-2015

June 24, 2015
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Monday, 6/8 Melvin Posada, 34, 17 Highland Ave., Revere, was arrested for two arrest warrants, unregistered motor vehicle, with uninsured motor vehicle and with failed motor inspection. Iorranam Rodriguex, 31, 233 Vine St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting. Tuesday, 6/9 Vincent Vacoli, 51, address unknown/Everett, was arrested for trespassing. Nicholas Jett, 41, 10 Winship...

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Forum on Race Relations and Policing Is Set for Tuesday

June 24, 2015
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We commend the Everett Police Department and Chief Steven Mazzie, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Bishop Robert Brown and the Zion Church Ministries for taking a proactive approach to race relations and policing in Everett. A race relations and policing forum, which is scheduled for June 30, addresses a very challenging topic in today’s society....

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Letter to the Editor

June 24, 2015
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Dear Editor, My name is Nicholas and I wanted to share a few of my thoughts and experiences about Flag Planting at Wood lawn cemetery  on May 17, 2015. I want to start off by stating that it was an honor and pleasure to place an American flag on all the veterans resting place...

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Citation Presented

June 24, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico recently presented Everett resident Patricia Giantonio with an Official Senate Citation to acknowledge and honor her years of dedicated service at the Cambridge District Court. Senator DiDomenico and Patricia Giatonio are pictured here with Somerville Alderman Robert McWatters.

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Support for the Earned Income Tax Credit Increase

June 24, 2015
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Governor Baker and the Massachusetts Senate have put forth two separate proposals to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit for working families in our state. This is a brave step to address income inequality for the residents of our state and should be commended. As Mayor of Everett, I meet residents everyday who are...

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Obituaries 06-24-2015

June 24, 2015
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Mary Cafasso Of Malden, formerly of Everett Mary M. (Rufo) Cafassi of Malden entered into rest on June 21 in the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 95 years old. Born in Malden, Mary lived in Everett for many years. Later on in life, Mary moved back to Malden where she has resided ever...

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Idle Hands Have to Move:Wynn Moves to Demolish Charlton St.Building for Road, Horticulture Storage

June 24, 2015
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Idle Hands Have to Move:Wynn Moves to Demolish Charlton St.Building for Road, Horticulture Storage

Wynn Everett announced further plans this week to demolish the Charlton Street Small Business center at the end of this summer to make way for an access road and a horticultural warehouse, but at least one small brewery in the complex, Idle Hands, is wishing they had more time to leave. Wynn Everett spokesman...

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Council Votes to Pass Nearly $163 Million Budget

June 24, 2015
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Following more than two weeks of scrutiny, which included three open public hearings and hours of questions by the City Council and answers provided by city department heads, the City Council voted 11-0 on Monday night to approve a $162,563,399 budget for the 2016 fiscal year. The vote reduced Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s initial budget...

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MGC’s Crosby Cleared in Ethics Inquiry, Matter Closed

June 24, 2015
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A State Ethics Commission inquiry has been terminated seemingly just as quickly as it came into the public spotlight last week – validating Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s claims of the matter being mere “political theatre.” On Friday, Crosby announced that he had received a letter from Ethics that terminated the inquiry and revealed that the...

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Everett Man Pleads Not Guilty to Terrorism Charges

June 24, 2015
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An Everett man and his alleged co-conspirator pleaded not guilty in Boston Federal Court on Friday during a detention hearing where Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell ordered them held without bail. Both men were charged with the felony charge of conspiring to provide material support to a dangerous foreign terrorist organization. Both denied any such...

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PCSS Graduates

June 18, 2015
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PCSS Graduates

On Friday, June 12, fifty-three Pioneer Charter School of Science seniors walked across the stage at Faneuil Hall in Boston. The students heard from Commencement Speaker Former Chief Justice Roderick Ireland. Pictured above are the 17 Everett residents who graduated last week as part of PCSS’s Class of 2015. Back Row (left to right)...

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Demaria: Crosby Ethics Inquiry Likely More Political Theater

June 18, 2015
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Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) Chair Steve Crosby is being looked at by the State Ethics Commission in an initial inquiry that Crosby has said he believes will soon clear him of any wrongdoing – accusations first reported by the Boston Globe late last week that emerged due to a sworn statement from an anonymous person saying...

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Simonelli to Participate in Overnight Suicide Awareness Walk in Boston

June 18, 2015
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Simonelli to Participate in Overnight Suicide Awareness Walk in Boston

As Everett’s Kristen Simonelli sets out into the darkness on June 27 for the Out of the Darkness Overnight Suicide Awareness walk in Boston, she said she hopes to shine a light on an issue that often remains silent within families and communities. Simonelli, 33, said she has suffered from depression in her life,...

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Wynn Resorts Funds Mystic River Water Monitoring & Restoration Programs

June 18, 2015
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Wynn Resorts announced on Tuesday that it has contributed $25,000 to the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) to support water quality monitoring and habitat restoration programs in the Mystic River Watershed. “This contribution underscores our commitment to improve and enhance environmental conditions in the Mystic River watershed. In that regard, MyRWA makes a difference,”...

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Stolen Dogs on the Rise in Everett

June 18, 2015
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 Everett has recently seen an uprise of stolen dogs throughout the community. The Everett Police department recently shared images captured on a local family’s surveillance camera of a white male walking onto a porch and leaving with the family’s pit bull puppy. Thanks to the home security cameras, Everett police were able to easily...

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