Massachusetts Glaucoma Patients Suffer Because Of Outdated Eye Care Rules

July 22, 2016
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By Dr. Matthew Forgues Glaucoma patients across the United States can receive treatment from their optometrists. In Massachusetts, however, more than 60,000 glaucoma patients are barred by state law from seeing an optometrist, which means they must wait longer for care—often for weeks or even months. And then those patients must pay at least...

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EPA’s Emissions Report Trades Science for Politics

July 22, 2016
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By Jeff Stier The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report on greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates shrewd political strategy — and a wanton disregard for objective science. Using a questionable methodology, the EPA found that the nation’s methane emissions have been dramatically higher in recent years than previously thought. And for the EPA, this is a...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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Obituaries 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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Fred Mandracchia Late proprietor of New Bridge Café Chelsea Fred J. Mandracchia of Everett passed away on  July 11. He was 88 years old. The late proprietor of New Bridge Café Chelsea, he was  a US Navy veteran of World War II. He was the loving father of Mark C. Mandracchia Sr.,  the cherished...

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Council Confirms Appointment of Three New Police Transfers

July 16, 2016
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Council Confirms Appointment of Three New Police Transfers

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council met briefly on Monday night with a short agenda, but one that included some good news for local law enforcement efforts. Three veteran police officers have been  added to the ranks of the Everett Police Department, after the three officers transferred to Everett from their previous...

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DA Calls Human Skeleton find in Everett A ‘Suspicious Death’

July 16, 2016
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DA Calls Human Skeleton find in Everett A ‘Suspicious Death’

By Katy Rogers A human skull was discovered in the Rover Street area on National Grid Property in Everett on Thursday morning, July 7. A worker discovered the human remains in a dirt pile while on the clock. Police were alerted immediately, responding to the scene. Following a preliminary investigation, District Attorney Marian Ryan,...

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Everett Farmers’ Market Offers ‘Lids for Kids’

July 16, 2016
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Everett Farmers’ Market Offers ‘Lids for Kids’

More than 100 lucky boys and girls received free gifts at the Everett Farmers’ Market last Wednesday, July 6. The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center sponsored “Lids for Kids,” a free bike helmet giveaway for the first 100 children who appeared at the market. The organization also raffled off a boy’s bicycle and girl’s...

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Public Meeting Tonight:Wynn Boston Harbor Will Give View of ‘Real’ Construction Details

July 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel What has to date been discussions of possibilities and ideas around the Wynn Boston Harbor casino will be boiled down to timelines and construction techniques at an update meeting scheduled for tonight, July 13, at the Connolly Center. To mark the third anniversary of the successful casino referendum vote in Everett,...

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Everett Youth Join Junior Police Academy

July 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The best time to build relationships with the public for police isn’t often when they are called to de-escalate a situation – sometimes a violent situation requiring an arrest. Departments all over the country – especially in light of police relations discussions over the past two years – are searching for...

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Sadness Across America

July 16, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...

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Obituaries 07-13-2016

July 16, 2016
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Leo Flynn, Jr. Member of undefeated 1960 Everett High Football Team Leo Flynn, Jr. of Erie, Pa. formerly of Everett, passed away quietly after a long illness on Thursday, July 7 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was 71 years old. Born in Everett on August 9, 1944, he was the son of the late Leo...

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Council to Propose Clinician Ride Alongs for Opioid Cases

July 16, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City Councilor John Leo McKinnon, the chairperson of the Council’s Special Opioid task Force said this week that the committee will be making a resolution to ask Mayor Carlo DeMaria to look into the concept of putting licensed addiction counselors with medical and sociology backgrounds into police cruisers or on...

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Parlin Students Raise More than $1,000 for the Jimmy Fund

July 8, 2016
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Parlin Students Raise More than $1,000 for the Jimmy Fund

In a great display of school and community spirit, eighth-grade students at the Parlin School in Everett raised $1,042 for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Faber Cancer Institute in Boston. As a reward for their fundraising efforts, the students attended the 2016 Scooper Bowl on City Hall Plaza, where they were able to eat unlimited ice...

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City of Everett Receives Community Development Block Grant

July 8, 2016
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City of Everett Receives Community Development Block Grant

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development recently announced that the City of Everett is set to receive an $825,000 award through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which provides competitive funding for municipalities to pursue economic development and support low- and moderate-income residents.  Everett is one of only 57 cities and...

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Evening Program Designed to Help Children with Autism

July 8, 2016
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Evening Program Designed to Help Children with Autism

By Katy Rogers The FSI Autism organization run by Shawn Coyle, recently collaborated with Madeline English special needs teacher, Shane McNally, to create a fun program that keeps their kids active.  Each Tuesday at 6 p.m., a group gathers alongside the playground in Glendale Park to exercise, meet friends, and have fun. Many of...

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New Firefighters and Auxiliary Police Sworn In

July 8, 2016
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New Firefighters and Auxiliary Police Sworn In

By Katy Rogers Monday evening’s council meeting began with the swearing in of eleven new firefighters and auxiliary police.  Chief David Butler, who is looking forward to retirement, passed on his position to new provisional Fire Chief Tony Carli.  New firefighters include Jonathan Russo, Chris Grace, Derek Joyner, Michael O’Donnell, Adam Ragucci, Chad Bailey,...

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Everett Celebrates Independence Day Festivities

July 8, 2016
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria welcomed hundreds of residents to the City of Everett’s annual Independence Day celebration last Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the variety of games, food and music at the day of festivities. “This was another excellent Independence Day celebration in the books,” Mayor DeMaria said. “The food was delicious, the kids had fun and...

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Important Meeting on Wynn Update

July 8, 2016
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Next Wednesday night, July 13, Mayor Carlo DeMaria will be holding a public meeting at the Edward Connelly Center starting at 5 p.m. on the progress to-date and a timeline for future construction at the Wynn Everett site. Residents are encouraged to attend this important meeting. During the last few months, some have wondered...

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Obituaries 07-06-2016

July 8, 2016
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Barbara Noseworthy Enjoyed spending time with family and friends and often volunteered at First Congregational Church in Chelsea Barbara H. (McNeil) Noseworthy, a longtime Everett resident, passed away Thursday morning, June 30 at her daughter’s home in New Hampshire.  She was 92 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late George...

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Three Alarm

July 6, 2016
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Three Alarm

A three alarm fire began slightly prior to 1p.m. on Monday afternoon at 126 Hancock Street in Everett.   Bystanders claimed that an individual noticed the fire while walking down the street, and rushed to the building to warn the inhabitants of the emergency.   All residents in the three family home departed the...

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Candlelight Vigil

July 6, 2016
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Candlelight Vigil

Jimmy Walker and his grandmother, Judy, lit candles for loved ones who have been taken by the disease of addiction during the Candlelight Vigil held at Werhner Park on Wednesday, June 22. The annual event, hosted by the City and Everett Overcoming Addiction, brought numerous residents out to remember loved ones as their names...

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Blur of Fur

July 6, 2016
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Blur of Fur

Abu and his owner, Joyce Nicoli, ready to run at the first annual Blur of Fur 5K fundraising run on the Northern Strand Community Trail in Everett and Malden. Pet owners brought their pets to the run to raise money for Kitty Connection. It was sponsored by Dockside Restaurant.

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Big Day,Night for Everett Fire:Carli Named Fire Chief,11 New Firefighters Sworn In

July 1, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Monday in Everett started with a large three-alarm fire on Hancock Street for the Everett Fire Department, as 12 people were displaced from their homes in the triple-decker blaze that saw assistance provided by Chelsea FD. Once the fire was out, attention turned to the operation and future of the...

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City Councilor Warns Public about Fake “Oxy” Pills

July 1, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Everett City Councilor John Leo McKinnon, who chairs the Council’s Special Opioid Committee, and has been among leading voices in the local fight against opioid addiction in Everett, announced last week that a dangerous pill that had been circulating in Florida, New jersey and other states along the east coast...

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