Slaughterhouse Seeks to Withdraw:Some on Council Hope to Block and Deny

October 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An attorney for Saba Poultry – the company that has proposed putting a slaughterhouse on the Parkway – has sent a letter to the City Council asking for withdrawal without prejudice, but prior to Tuesday night’s meeting (which came too late for Independent deadlines), some councillors hoped to block that request...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Acts of Terrorism

October 14, 2016
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Nicholas Rovinski pleaded guilty on Sept. 22 in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a case that had connections to Everett and Boston. Nicholas Alexander Rovinski a/k/a Nuh Amriki a/k/a Nuh Andalusi, 25, of Warwick, R.I., pleaded guilty to...

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Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2016
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QUESTION 2 Dear Editor: The Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts, the oldest organization in the state for retired educators, today announced its opposition to Question 2, the ballot question that would allow unlimited charter school expansion anywhere in the state, take millions of dollars away from successful local district public schools, and cause the...

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Opposing Recreational Marijuana,Quesiton 4 on the November Ballot

October 14, 2016
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By Dost Ongur, M.D., Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division at McLean Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School   There is ongoing public debate about legalization of marijuana – first for medicinal and more recently for recreational uses. Societal attitudes towards this issue have changed dramatically in a relatively short period of...

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Fire Prevention Week

October 14, 2016
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Nothing can be more devastating than a fire in your home.  Years of memories can all but vanish as pictures, letters and mementos of a family’s lifetime are lost in the flames. And in some cases, a fire claims a life. We urge our readers to look around their house or apartment and do...

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Sports 10-12-2016

October 14, 2016
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Everett rolls past Medford in GBL opener By Cary Shuman The Everett High football team began its final run through the Greater Boston League with a solid-from-start-to finish 49-0 victory over Medford Friday night at Hormel Stadium. Senior running back Marvin Fedna scored two touchdowns on runs of 32 and 39 yards, representing his...

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Obituaries 10-12-2016

October 14, 2016
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John McKinnon, Sr. One of the 12 Macs John W. McKinnon, Sr. (One of the twelve Macs)-of Everett, passed away at home on October 8. He was 78 years old. He was the beloved husband of Louise (LeBlanc) McKinnon; loving father of Linda Callahan and her husband, Michael, Brenda McKinnon and her loving boyfriend, Shannon...

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Mayor DeMaria Thanks Ella Diprima for Work on POW/MIA Memorial Stone

October 7, 2016
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Mayor DeMaria Thanks Ella Diprima for Work on POW/MIA Memorial Stone

Mayor Carlo DeMaria wishes to thank Ella DiPrima for her work on making the POW/ MIA Memorial Stone, located at the Everett Stadium, a reality. The Memorial Stone was recently unveiled on homecoming day. In conjunction, with Superintendent Foresteire, the Everett School Committee, and the Veterans Commission, DiPrima was essential in helping to organize...

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Everett Credit Union Donates School Supplies

October 6, 2016
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Everett Credit Union Donates School Supplies

Everett Credit Union donated backpacks filled with school supplies to students at Parlin School in Everett, MA. The backpacks were full of first-day school essentials including notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, colored pencils.  Donations were made by ECU employees in an effort to give back to the community. “ECU’s school supply drive is an example...

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Slaughterhouse Live Poultry Dealer Faces Criticism over Changes to the Building, past Violations

October 6, 2016
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Slaughterhouse Live Poultry Dealer Faces Criticism over Changes to the Building, past Violations

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council, in a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, voted to recommend to the full body that a petition to approve a Halal meat slaughterhouse on Revere Beach Parkway be denied, following contradictory testimony offered by the petitioner and city inspectional services officials who had been...

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Everett Sees Decline in Several Crime Categories, Increases in Others

October 6, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. According to the latest crime statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), residents and police have seen a decline in several crime categories the last three years, including steady decreases in violent crimes, robberies, aggravated assaults and larcenies from 2013 through the latest statistical year, 2015. At the same...

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Letters to the Editor

October 6, 2016
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Loving thought of you Letter To The Editor: I extend my gratitude to the Editor for this opportunity to share my loving thoughts and prayers for the loss of my aunt, Jeanne Perry.  My aunt passed away on September 9, 2016.  She was laid to rest at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett on September...

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Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

October 6, 2016
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On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States as well as  other state and county positions on the ballot. However, voters need to pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general. Voters should consider...

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Sports 10.-05-2016

October 6, 2016
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Everett falls to Billerica, 24-21 in overtime By Cary Shuman All seemed to be in perfect order for the Everett High football team in its showdown against unbeaten Billerica on a rainy Friday night at Calabrese Stadium in Billerica. Everett had scored the first 14 points of the game, extending the first unit’s streak...

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Obituaries 10-05-2016

October 6, 2016
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Mary Louise Yeaton Registered Nurse Mary Louise Yeaton of Everett passed away suddenly at her home in Everett on September 16 at the age of 71. Mary graduated from Gardiner High School in Maine in 1963 and went on to earn a Nursing Degree from Whidden Memorial Hospital in 1967. Mary worked as a...

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Council Debates Slaughterhouse Proposal for Fresh Meat Producer on Parkway Draws Opposition

October 1, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Monday night’s sparsely attended Council meeting did draw about a half-dozen people who voiced their opposition to a proposed slaughterhouse on Revere Beach Parkway, near Second Street. SABA Live Poultry, which may be related to fresh poultry dealers of the same name in California, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, told the council...

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City Is Looking to Gauge Interest, Collaborate with Bike-share Company

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel First it was rock climbing and trampolines. Next it was breweries and distilleries. Now it could be the latest in bike-sharing technology, as Mayor Carlo DeMaria and City officials have begun conversations this week with the Cambridge-based Zagster bike sharing company for potential locations in Everett. Bike sharing is a program...

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Smith Receives Duggan Sportsmanship Award

October 1, 2016
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Smith Receives Duggan Sportsmanship Award

By Cary Shuman Everett High School senior offensive lineman Michael Smith received the John “Jack” Duggan Sportsmanship Award in recognition of his outstanding performance in the Homecoming Game Saturday at Everett Memorial Stadium. Smith was an integral part of a superb effort by the offensive line in the Crimson Tide’s 35-14 victory over St....

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EHA Dedicates Conference Room in Honor of James Camerario

October 1, 2016
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On Monday, September 26 Mayor Carlo DeMaria joined Senator Sal DiDomenico, Representative Joseph McGonagle, Executive Director of the Everett Housing Authority, Bob Carreiro, and the Camerario family to dedicate the Everett Housing Authority conference room to James Camerario. James was a war hero and a man who dedicated his life to public service. He...

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Everett High Makes It a Special Homecoming With 35-14 Win Sainristil, Mcafee Star Versus St. John’s

October 1, 2016
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Everett High Makes It a Special Homecoming With 35-14 Win Sainristil, Mcafee Star Versus St. John’s

By Cary Shuman What a great feeling it was for coach John DiBiaso and the Everett High coaching staff to see everything they worked on all week executed so flawlessly by their players on game day. Offense. Defense. Special teams. You name it and Everett did it well against St. John’s Prep on Homecoming...

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Spatafore Elected to National District Council in Vfw Auxiliary

October 1, 2016
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Spatafore Elected to National  District Council in Vfw Auxiliary

By Seth Daniel The minute she was eligible to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary, Everett’s Lee Spatafore took out the papers to join in honor of her late grandfather – whose membership in the VFW allowed her to join what was then called the “Ladies Auxiliary.” “I applied at the age...

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Great Homecoming

October 1, 2016
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Saturday was the perfect fall day.  Brisk temperatures in the 60’s and brilliant sun made living in New England a joy. On Saturday Everett officials put together an unbelievable homecoming festivities from the breakfast to the parade to the football game. Thanks for such an event go to many people.  But we would like...

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Sports 09.28.2016

October 1, 2016
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EHS Roundup Boys soccer team remains undefeated The Everett High boys soccer team remained undefeated with two wins and two ties this past week to raise its record to 5-0-2 at the one-third point of the season. The Crimson Tide opened their fine stretch with an important 5-2 victory over Greater Boston League rival Malden...

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Obituaries 09.28.2016

October 1, 2016
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Charles Loycano Retired GE Foreman and owner/operator of Loyal Machine Company, Inc. of Boston and Chelsea Charles F. Loycano of Everett entered into rest on Monday, September 19 in the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. He was 86 years old. Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. For many...

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