Obituaries 02-10-2016

February 12, 2016
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Mary Giorgio of East Boston Mary S. (Vitale) Giorgio of East Boston passed away on February 5 surrounded by her loving family. She was 85 years old. The beloved wife of the late Mario Giorgio, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Rocco and Antonetta (Blasi) Vitale. She was the devoted...

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GBL Champions

February 4, 2016
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GBL Champions

Everett High girls basketball captain Talia Ricciolo attempts a shot in a game against Medford earlier this season. Riccioli scored 14 points in a win over Malden that clinched Everett’s first Greater Boston League championship.

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Major Arrests by Feds:State Hit MS-13 in Everett,Elsewhere

February 4, 2016
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Major Arrests by Feds:State Hit MS-13 in Everett,Elsewhere

In an unexpected and shocking roundup of El Salvadoran MS-13 gang members in Everett, Chelsea, East Boston, Somerville, Revere, and elsewhere, federal, state and local officials announced Friday morning that they believed they had put a significant dent in the alleged murderous and criminal gang known in Spanish as ‘La Mara Salvatrucha.’ Around 5...

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EPS Food Service Provider Responds to Health,and Other Concerns

February 4, 2016
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EPS Food Service Provider Responds to Health,and Other Concerns

The food service provider for the Everett Public Schools (EPS) is reassuring the mayor and residents that it is fully committed to forwarding the administration’s agenda for a healthy community. From the opening of the Everett Wellness Center to the launch of an affordable “Fresh Meals” program, Mayor Carlo DeMaria is taking bold steps...

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Everett Teens in MS-13 Gang Charged with Jan 3 Murder

February 4, 2016
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Two Everett teens affiliated with the MS-13 gang were arrested and arraigned this week on murder charges for the Jan. 3 murder of Omar Wilfredo Reyes under the Tileston Street Bridge. Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan announced Monday that Jose Vasquez Ardon, 17, of Everett, and Cristian Nunez-Flores, 17, of Everett, were both...

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Boston, Wynn Come to Terms on Surrounding Community Agreement

February 4, 2016
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In the end, it was Mayor Martin Walsh and Wynn CEO Steve Wynn who got down to the nitty gritty – successfully negotiating directly with one another all last week on a Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) for Boston that has some accommodations for Charlestown and Boston, including mitigation money for traffic and direct mitigation...

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Long-Despised BWSC Plant on Everett Line could be History

February 4, 2016
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Long-Despised BWSC Plant on Everett Line could be History

While Boston’s decision to end its fight with Wynn was huge news in Everett for all corners of the City, a surprise addition touted as a gift to Charlestown was perhaps a great olive branch to the City of Everett – eliminating the long-disdained Boston Water & Sewer Commission (BWSC) Sludge Plant sitting right...

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Everett’s Alliance Security Lands First Local Wynn Contract

February 4, 2016
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Everett’s Alliance Security Lands First Local Wynn Contract

In what is expected to be the first of many business deals with Everett companies, Alliance Security last month became the first Everett company to contract with the Wynn casino company. As of January, Alliance Security – based on Broadway – began providing site security for the Wynn Everett construction site. Making security checks...

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Everett Man Arrested for Masked Armed Bank Robbery

February 4, 2016
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An Everett man appeared in federal court last week in connection with his alleged armed robbery of the TD Bank in Allston in November 2015. Joseph G. Rachal, 64, was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Boston and charged with armed bank robbery, carrying a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence,...

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Police Briefs 02-03-2016

February 4, 2016
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Tuesday, 1/19 McKerven Lynch, 26, 41 Sturgis St., Medford, was arrested for receiving/buying stolen merchandise. Thursday, 1/21 Robert Maguire, 37, 24 Yeamans St., Revere, was arrested for shoplifting. Earl Montgomery, 53, 256 Summer St., Stoughton, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, with revoked/suspended license, uninsured motor vehicle and two...

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Letters to the Editor

February 4, 2016
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Ward Six Councilor McLaughlin celebrates the agreement between Wynn Resorts and the City of Boston  As the City Councilor of the local area for Wynn Everett, it is a true honor that we as a community can celebrate the agreement between Wynn Resorts and the City of Boston.  Since 2012, I have led the...

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Sal is the Man

February 4, 2016
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When Councilor Sal LaMattina was named vice chair of the Boston City Council Ways and Means Committee last month, little did we realize then that just maybe his appointment came in the nick of time for Charlestown. The waste transfer station needs to bring some zoning changes before the City Council.  However, these requests...

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The Wynn and City of Boston Deal

February 4, 2016
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The announcement last Thursday that Wynn Resorts and Mayor Walsh have reached a deal on mitigation should come as no surprise.  Since the Boston lawsuits were dismissed last November, the legal options available to Mayor Walsh were dwindling. We congratulate Mayor Walsh for recognizing this reality and negotiating in getting some added benefits for...

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The MS-13 Raids

February 4, 2016
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The raids that took place last early Friday morning that resulted in 56 indictments certainly should stop for the time being the crime and murders in the neighboring communities of Chelsea, East Boston and Everett that we have witnessed over the last several months.  However, these arrests removed only about one-third of the known...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

February 4, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. So when the daily sports fantasy industry exploded this year, Bob had been following its...

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Sports 02-03-2016

February 4, 2016
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EHS girls basketball wins an undisputed GBL title The 2016 Everett High girls basketball team has gone where no Lady Crimson Tide basketball team has gone before — at least in anyone’s memory — by capturing an undisputed Greater Boston League championship. Coach Tammy Turner’s squad accomplished the feat with a pair of decisive...

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Obituaries 02-03-2016

February 4, 2016
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John Sella Truck driver John C. Sella of Everett died unexpectedly at his residence on Friday, January 29. He was 59 years old. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, John worked as a truck driver. He was the beloved son of Umberto and Angela (Arquilla) Sella of Everett; brother of Patric Sella of Boston and...

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After the Storm

January 28, 2016
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After the Storm

Christine Vega runs in the fresh snow at Glendale Park on Sunday morning. After the winds and snow died down Saturday night, Sunday brought plenty of sun and snow for kids to play in – and just enough for adults to shovel.

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EPD Searches for Robbery Suspects

January 28, 2016
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EPD Searches for Robbery Suspects

Everett Chief of Police Steven A. Mazzie reported that units from the Everett Police Department responded to the Tedeschi’s Market at 511 Broadway Monday morning, Jan. 25, for a report of an armed robbery. Responding officers spoke to the clerk, (name withheld by request), who was bleeding heavily from a head wound. The clerk...

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Wynn Building Permit to Come in a Few Weeks:Unlocks $5 Million in Mitigation

January 28, 2016
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Wynn Everett officials indicated last week that they will start construction on the $1.7 billion destination casino this May, and hope to take out their first building permit from Everett in the next two weeks – a milestone that triggers major mitigation money for the City. “We’re shooting for May to start construction,” said...

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Winter Works Projects Explained

January 28, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City Councilors heard from representatives of the city’s public works department and National Grid Monday night, as they sought to understand a pair of winter time infrastructure projects that were begun shortly before Christmas. Work on Linden Street, begun by public works in December and now wrapped up for the...

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Local Crime Issue Gets Attention

January 28, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City Councilors on Monday night voted unanimously to ask ECTV to begin running public service announcements about a recent increase in thefts and break-ins in the Springvale Avenue neighborhood and to also ask Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie to develop a more complete patrol plan for all Everett neighborhoods and...

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Mayor:Next Two Years Will be about Making Everett Healthier

January 28, 2016
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Mayor:Next Two Years Will be about Making Everett Healthier

There are any numbers of priorities the mayor of a City like Everett could focus on. It could be sidewalks, public safety, job creation or the like. But there’s one focus that Mayor Carlo DeMaria has centered in on over the last two years that virtually no one else in municipal government has considered...

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Demaria Has Eye on Eliminating Hot Top, Enhancing Malden River

January 28, 2016
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As Mayor Carlo DeMaria prepares for his midterm address in late February, there are some things that he wants to prioritize. One major area he wants to focus on is the Malden River. Already popular as a walkway and bikeway along the River, DeMaria said he would like to concentrate on getting the canoe...

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