Swimming in the Malden River? Mayor DeMaria,MyRWA Hope it can Happen

March 11, 2016
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Swimming in the Malden River? Mayor DeMaria,MyRWA Hope it can Happen

By Seth Daniel If one were to ask directions to the Malden River from almost any person on the streets of Everett, they would likely not know any more than the person asking. The Malden River has been forgotten for generations, though it runs right through the western neighborhoods of Everett. That’s mostly because...

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Stella Retiring as Assistant Superintendent:Respected Educator has Spent More than 40 years in the EPS

March 11, 2016
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Stella Retiring as Assistant Superintendent:Respected Educator has Spent More than 40 years in the EPS

Dr. Thomas Stella, whose distinguished career has spanned four decades and included stints at a teacher’s desk, in the principal’s office, and as a leader in central administration, is retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Stella, who will have completed 42 years as an educator when he officially steps down on...

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Planning for Everett Square now Underway

March 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When City Planner Tony Sousa recently passed through Everett Square, he said he noticed a young couple in front of the restored fountain area – happy, walking and taking pictures in front of the fountain. It was exactly what a planner wants to see in the central part of the City,...

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Police Briefs 03-09-2016

March 11, 2016
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Monday, 2/8 Jonathan Pabon, 24, 53 Arlington St., Lynn, was arrested for malicious destruction of property over $250. Wednesday, 2/10 Joshua Figaro, 22, 58 Decatur St., Charlestown, was arrested for default warrant. Thursday, 2/11 Bianca Gell, 18, 104 Linden St., Malden, was arrested for receiving and buying stolen merchandise. Shaina Medina, 19, 54 Central...

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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...

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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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Sports 03-09-2016

March 11, 2016
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Everett bests Charlestown in tourney opener Zidor, Boyce, power Tide to 68-61 victory By Cary Shuman Everett basketball coach John DiBiaso couldn’t have asked for a better start to Saturday’s MIAA State Tournament game versus Charlestown. Jordan McAfee hit two three-pointers, Ghared Boyce had one three-pointer, and Donnell Skeen had a basket as the...

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Obituaries 03-09-2016

March 11, 2016
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Virginia Silva Of Everett Virginia (Schacht) Silva of Everett passed away on March 5. She was 85 years old. Born in Everett, she was the loving daughter of the late Edwin and Georgina (Peters) Schacht; beloved wife of the late Robert Silva; loving mother of Robert Silva, Jr., Steven Silva, Brian Silva, Daniel Silva,...

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Well Played

March 4, 2016
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Well Played

Dante Gulla of the Everett High String Orchestra concentrates as he plays the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ on Monday night prior to Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Midterm Address. Members of the City Council, School Committee and the community gathered in the Council Chambers to hear the mayor’s priorities for 2016. Among some of those priorities were...

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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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