Court Orders Repairs Begin on Everett Sq Building

July 7, 2017
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Court Orders Repairs Begin on Everett Sq Building

By Seth Daniel After more than a year of fighting in court, a dispute between the Bouvier family and the City of Everett has been settled, with work crews moving in last Friday to begin critical repairs to the Everett Square building. Mayor Carlo DeMaria said he noted that the work was beginning on...

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First Firework Show Since the 1960s A Huge Success

July 7, 2017
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First Firework Show Since the 1960s A Huge Success

Glendale Park has become all things since it was rehabilitated and repurposes a few years back, and now it will likely be the go-to spot for Fourth of July celebrations in years to come. On Saturday, July 1, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the City of Everett, and hundreds of residents celebrated Independence Day in the...

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NEA Chooses Everett to Kick Off Boston Conference

July 7, 2017
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NEA Chooses Everett to Kick Off Boston Conference

By Seth Daniel Hundreds of teachers from across the United States joined the Everett Public Schools and hundreds of Everett students for a special community fair sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA), which chose Everett as the site to kick off its annual conference – which was held in Boston last week. Mayor...

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Matarazzo Celebrates Retirement as City Clerk

July 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Hall staffers, friends and elected officials gathered last Thursday, June 29, in the Keverian Room to wish City Clerk Michael Matarazzo a happy retirement. Matarazzo has been the popular City Clerk for more than a decade, and spent time as an assistant city clerk under John Hanlon before that. He...

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Nightshift Brewery Named ‘Best Brewery’ in Boston

July 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Boston’s ground zero for fresh beer has long been known in most circles as being right in Everett, but Boston Magazine cemented the title recently when it named Night Shift Brewery on Santilli Highway the Best Brewery in Boston. The popular taproom and brew house in Everett won Boston Magazine’s Staff...

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Senator Ed Markey is 100 Percent Correct for His Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 7, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...

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Obituaries 07-05-2017

July 7, 2017
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Edward Garofano, Jr. Active member of IBEW Local 103 Edward J. Garofano, Jr. of Malden, formerly of Everett, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 23. He was the beloved husband of Grace, devoted father of Devyn, affectionate stepfather of Joseph, loving brother of Gina, stepbrother of Sarah Gill and dear uncle of Scott. Eddie...

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Worth the Waite

June 30, 2017
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Worth the Waite

The Malden River by kayak is something most would shun from, or perhaps never even consider. However, a two-hour jaunt up and down the Malden River last Thursday, June 22, by the Independent with Paddle Boston Kayak Rentals showed that a scenic gem is right at most every Everett resident’s doorstep just waiting to...

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Not Your Average Bocce

June 30, 2017
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Not Your Average Bocce

Doug Lund participated in Saturday’s (June 24) bocce tournament at the Burley home. The annual Burley-Rocco Summer Bocce Tourney has become a tradition for friends and family over the years.

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Re-Imagining:Malden River Greenway Kickoff Draws Large Crowd from Three Communities

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Kicking off the re-imagining of the Malden River and the effort to create a Greenway may seem like the kind of meeting that draws a few activists and maybe a couple of die-hard outdoorsy folks. Any notions to that effect though, were soundly rebuffed on Monday night when a standing-room only...

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Malden River A Calm Getaway Among Cool Breezes and Scenic Banks

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It might have been an eternity since anyone kayaked up the Malden River, but the Independent took advantage of a new kayak rental outfit on the Mystic River last week, and took a trip up the old river – a river than many hope can be reborn as a great recreational...

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Council Declines to Act in Tenant- Landlord Dispute

June 30, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A tenant and landlord dispute between a property owner on Mystic Street and the business operating at that location, which has ended up in court, nearly spilled over into the City Council Monday night after Councilor John Hanlon asked his colleagues to revoke the business license on a technicality. However,...

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City to Meet with MassPort Regarding Flyover Noise

June 30, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City Councilor Wayne Matewsky, who has railed against the increase in noise disruption caused by airplane activity at Logan International Airport for years, will soon get his chance to face Massport officials with Mayor Carlo DeMaria at his side. Earlier this month, Matewsky had sponsored an resolution requesting a representative...

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Councilors,Martins Sound Off on Boston Globe ‘Secret Society’ Story

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A front-page Boston Globe story profiling District 2 Candidate Stephanie Martins in the June 21 edition – with a quote at the very top of the piece claiming that Everett City Hall is like a “secret society” – has roiled local politics and drawn condemnation from sitting elected officials – as...

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Letter to the Editor

June 30, 2017
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Martins: I admire the current City leadership and hope to join them My name is Stephanie Martins, and I am running to represent Ward 2 on the Everett City Council. We’ve chosen Everett as our home because of its proud and storied past and its wonderfully bright future. I am committed to working as...

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Enjoy A Safe and Sane Fourth

June 30, 2017
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, is upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended four-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of all kinds...

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Obituaries 06-28-2017

June 30, 2017
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Honorable Lee Johnson Retired First Justice of the Malden District Court Honorable Lee G. Johnson (June 30, 1949 to June 20, 2017) of Medford died peacefully at his home on June 20 after a long and courageous battle with stomach cancer. Judge Johnson brought joy, hope and love to all who were fortunate to...

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Drum & Bugle Corps

June 23, 2017
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Drum & Bugle Corps

The Boston Crusaders put on a theatrical performance, incorporating dance and expressive movement in their lively musical routine. Hundreds flocked to Everett Memorial Stadium on Saturday, June 17, for a premier exhibition of Drum & Bugle corps from around the state. The Everett Public Schools Music Department organized the wonderful display of music and...

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City Receives $12.5 Million from Wynn

June 23, 2017
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City Receives $12.5 Million from Wynn

On Wednesday, June 14, the City of Everett and Wynn Boston Harbor held a public update meeting on the Wynn casino constructionsite. At the meeting, Wynn Resorts President Robert DeSalvio presented a check to Mayor DeMaria for $12.5 million, part of the Host Community Agreement with Wynn. It was the second multi-million dollar payment...

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Campaign Kickoff

June 23, 2017
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Campaign Kickoff

Mayor Carlo DeMaria thanked the large crowd of Everett residents who attended his reception on Thursday, which marked the official kickoff of his mayoral re-election campaign.

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Capuano says It’s Time for Democrats to Get Past the Small Details and Focus on Collaborating

June 23, 2017
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Capuano says It’s Time for Democrats to Get Past the Small Details and Focus on Collaborating

By Seth Daniel Congressman Mike Capuano hosted a community meeting at Everett High School last Tuesday evening, May 30, to update residents on the current state of affairs in Washington, D.C. The casual gathering allowed local residents to get a firsthand perspective of Capuano’s views on Washington. The event was well attended by Democrats...

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Greenway:Envisioning the Malden River of the Future

June 23, 2017
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Exciting changes are underway on the Malden River this summer. Once an industrial district, recent local leadership and Brownfield redevelopments are creating momentum to transform the river completely. Building on this renewed investment, the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), in partnership with the Cities of Everett, Malden, and Medford, is leading the Malden River...

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License Board Looking Towards Potential Ban of Alcohol ‘Nips’

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Citing trash and creating a public drinking environment, the Everett License Board on Monday night moved forward with a potential citywide ban on selling alcohol ‘nips’ in Everett. Chair Phil Antonelli said the Board has agreed to issue a letter to all liquor stores and package stores detailing that the City...

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Incumbents Lining Up for Re-Election

June 23, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City election season began with the opening of the nominating period on May 1, and so far, the only real races developing are for at-large City Councilor and in the Ward 2 Council race, as incumbents have pulled papers in all races and no challengers have emerged elsewhere. The City...

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