National Night Out

August 14, 2015
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National Night Out

Everett Patrolman Rizza demonstrates that K-9 Jugo is able to detect hidden drugs or weapons by scent during the annual National Night Out Festivities in Everett last Tuesday, Aug. 4. Hundreds attended the annual event, which is a long-standing nationwide effort to foster closer ties between the police and the community.

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New Flooding Concerns Lead to the ‘Raising Up’ of Wynn Casino

August 14, 2015
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After Hurricane Sandy destroyed the coast of New Jersey and wreaked havoc on New York City a few years ago, coastal development has never been the same. Before, 100-year flood plains were the standard for most developments to avoid costly flooding issues and flood insurance. More and more, however, developments are turning towards what...

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Pasquariella Talks about Lifesaving Medical Device

August 14, 2015
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Pasquariella Talks about Lifesaving Medical Device

As Everett’s Robert Pasquariella lay in a hospital bed through September of 2009 in an induced coma, there wasn’t much hope for him. Even his family had become resigned to the worst. Nothing short of a miracle was going to save him. He had been under three weeks. The swelling in his chest was...

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Wynn Everett Proposes to Revive Mystic River Bike/Footbridge

August 14, 2015
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Wynn Everett Proposes to Revive Mystic River Bike/Footbridge

Consultants for the Wynn Everett project revealed in detail last week that they will contribute $250,000 towards working to build a bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the Mystic River – hopefully one day connecting the new Assembly Row Orange Line station to Wynn and the Gateway Mall. “We have been looking at the idea...

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Crimson Tide Pop Warner ‘D’ Team will Play Football at Gillette Stadium

August 14, 2015
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The Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner ‘D’ team will experience the thrill of a lifetime when they take the field for an exhibition scrimmage at halftime of the Green Bay Packers-New England Patriots preseason game Thursday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. “Our players are ecstatic about this opportunity to play at Gillette,” said...

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Cambridge Health Alliance Golf Invitational Raises $100k to Benefit Patient Experience of Care Initiatives

August 14, 2015
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 Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system that provides essential services to Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities, held its twelfth annual golf Invitational on Monday, August 3, at the Oakley Country Club in Watertown, Mass. The event raised $100K to support CHA and its critical community health mission. Proceeds from the...

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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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Obituaries 08-12-2015

August 14, 2015
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Frank Safina Former proprietor of Perfect Grinding Company of Everett Frank Safina of Malden entered into rest unexpectedly on Friday, August 7 in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was 80 years old. Born in Libya, Tripoli, Frank lived in Malden for many years and was the former proprietor of Perfect Grinding Company on Broadway...

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Great Effort

August 4, 2015
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Great Effort

Everett pitcher Josh Baldwin (3) delivers the pitch to an East Boston batter on Saturday, Aug. 1, during the Jimmy Fund Tournament Championship in Melrose. Everett fought valiantly, but lost 10-4 – taking second place in their division.

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Jepson Named a Congressional Art Competition Winner

August 4, 2015
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Jepson Named a Congressional Art Competition Winner

The Everett High School Art Department is proud to announce that senior Jake Jepson was selected as a winner in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Each U.S. Congressman selects one winner from their district. Michael Capuano, the U.S. Representative of the Commonwealth’s 7th Congressional district, selected Jepson from a pool of talented young artists. Jepson...

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Study Shows Everett Housing Market One of the Healthiest in the Nation

August 4, 2015
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These days, it’s tough to tell which is hotter – the outdoor temperatures or the Everett housing market. A new nationwide real estate study by the New York-based financial technology company, SmartAsset, showed that Everett and the surrounding areas have some of the healthiest real estate markets in the nation. Based on the number...

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Wynn Officials Say There Was No Offer of Additional Money for Boston

August 4, 2015
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If one has ever played the children’s game ‘telephone,’ then one knows that there can be two radically different versions of what was said when the game concludes. This week, the casino stalemate between Boston and Wynn Everett has taken a turn towards such a game – with two very different versions of a...

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City Clerk Announces Final Candidates for Local Office

August 4, 2015
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City Clerk Michael Marchese has certified the final list of candidates for office in the fall elections and based on the number of certified candidates, there will be only one preliminary election on the September ballot and that will be for the Ward 2 Council seat, which has four challengers seeking the seat against...

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Wynn Traffic Plan Includes Truck Route, Left-Turn Lanes:Whole Parkway Corridor to Be Improved All at Once

August 4, 2015
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Wynn Traffic Plan Includes Truck Route, Left-Turn Lanes:Whole Parkway Corridor to Be Improved All at Once

Wynn officials reported this week that traffic plans for Lower Broadway would transform the area from an industrial highway to a smoother-moving, beautified Boulevard. “Lower Broadway will have a median strip installed with landscaping throughout and sidewalks and improved lighting,” said Chris Gordon, a key traffic and environmental consultant for Wynn. “It’s going to...

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Police Briefs 08-05-2015

August 4, 2015
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SHOT IN THE LEG At approximately 2 a.m., July 22, a male was shot in the leg in the vicinity of 61 Lawrence St. in Everett. The injury was considered non-life threatening. The victim was transported to Beth Israel Hospital where he is listed in good condition. Everett Police Detectives are investigating the incident...

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EHS Student Recognized by TD Bank

August 4, 2015
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Everett High School student Lyndeker Batista was a special guest of the TD Bank branch in Chelsea as part of its annual effort to support Special Olympics. Customers and employees at all TD Bank branches have raised millions of dollars over the past six years to support Special Olympics, the world’s largest amateur athletic organization. Lyndeker is an...

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Wynn Resorts Completes 2,000th Boring Soil Test at Everett Site

August 4, 2015
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Wynn Resorts announced that it has completed its 2,000th test of soil and water from borings on the 33-acre former Monsanto chemical plant site where the $1.7 billion Wynn Resort in Everett will be located. The boring tests analyzed bedrock, soil composition and water flow and marked an important pre-construction milestone that paves the...

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Wynn Resorts First Ever to Subsidize MBTA Operations

August 4, 2015
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Wynn Resorts has announced that it will pay the MBTA approximately $7.36 million over 15 years for Orange Line improvements that will be in place when the $1.7 billion Wynn Resort in Everett opens its doors. The agreement marks the first time in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that a private developer...

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5th Annual Multicultural Festival

July 29, 2015
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5th Annual Multicultural Festival

Mario Morales gives shares a piece of mango with his son, Isaac, who maybe wasn’t so interested sharing that piece of his culture with his dad.

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…Had a Great Fall

July 29, 2015
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…Had a Great Fall

This car went back, not forward, on Foster Street last Sunday evening. The car crashed through the fence, knocked off a huge slab of granite and then perched itself precariously on the edge. Fire crews rushed to the scene and were able to get the car back on firm ground. There were no injuries...

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City Announces Award of $825,000 in Community Development Block Grant

July 29, 2015
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The city of Everett has received confirmation that some $825,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds have been awarded to the Everett Department of Planning and Development to assist with five community growth projects in the coming year. According to a release provided by Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s office, the funds will be used across...

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Wynn Files Newest Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Square Impasse with Boston

July 29, 2015
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Wynn Files Newest Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Square Impasse with Boston

Just when everyone thought there couldn’t be any more paperwork filed in association with the Wynn casino project, last week they added another 1,000 pages. Wynn Everett filed its much-anticipated supplemental environmental report late last week (also known as the Second Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report or SSFEIR) to address five key concerns raised...

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List of Candidates Dips for Upcoming Election:All Council Seats Will Be Contested, No School Committee Members Will Face Tests

July 29, 2015
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With the closing of the nomination period and the certification of nominating signatures underway, the final list of candidates for the fall election season is finally taking shape. Though there will still be races for every city council seat, the City Clerk’s office has been able to pare down the list of candidates some,...

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MGC Commissioner McHugh to Step Down on Sept. 30

July 29, 2015
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) had a bit of a re-shuffling this week with the announcement that Commissioner James McHugh – a Charlestown resident and retired state judge – plans to resign his post on Sept. 30. That announcement was followed by the news that MGC Executive Director Rick Day would not return to...

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