Taking Action:Former ‘Yes on 3’ Leader Files Taxpayer Suit on Wynn MBTA Land Purchase in Everett

July 14, 2015
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Saying that if state agencies and commissions aren’t going to look out for the taxpayers of Massachusetts, then the taxpayers will certainly keep an eye on the casino industry for them – and long-time anti-casino advocate John Ribeiro has taken the lead in that vein this week in filing a taxpayer lawsuit regarding the...

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Slate of Candidates Taking Shape:July 16 is Last Day to Pull Papers, July 20 Last Day to Submit

July 14, 2015
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With just a little over a week to go before the deadlines to pull nomination papers (Thu., July 16) and submit them for certification (Mon., July 20), a large slate of candidates is emerging, as every incumbent Councilor is facing a challenge from at least one challenger. In all, 31 candidates have pulled papers...

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Police, Community Talk Frankly about Race and Use of Force

July 14, 2015
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Everett Police and several residents and officials packed the Zion Church Ministries last Tuesday, June 30, for a frank discussion on race and policing in Everett that lasted more than two hours. The proactive panel was part of an ongoing dialogue between the police and the community – especially communities of color – that...

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Grand Jury Returns Rape Indictment

July 14, 2015
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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced last week that a Middlesex County Grand Jury has indicted Sami Sherif,19, of Everett on one count of rape. An arraignment date for Sherif is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 8, in Middlesex Superior Court. On Saturday, March 7, at approximately 6:45 a.m., a young woman...

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Police Briefs 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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Monday 6/22 Jeff Beauvil 19 of 66 Veterans Ave. Everett Was charged with operating a motor vechile with a suspended or revoked license Tuesday 6/23 Noureddine A. Belaid 53 of 370 Ferry St. Everett Was charged with speeding with motor vehicle causing unreasonable noise and with Assault and battery on a police officer Felix...

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Obituaries 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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Anthony ‘Tony’ DiBattista Retired auto body shop owner; member of Everett Auxiliary Police, Lions and Elks Anthony “Tony” DiBattista of Everett passed away at N.E. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on June 30. He was 96 years old. Tony was US Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Everett Auxiliary...

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Rib Eating Contest

July 3, 2015
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Rib Eating Contest

Everett Police Officer Anthony Dinuccio takes a bite into his ribs during the Texas Roadhouse Rib Eating Challenge for charity last Saturday, June 27. Several police and fire departments from the area participated in the contest, which raised money for the Homes for Our Troops veteran’s charity. Behind the eating skills of Chief Steve...

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Boys & Girls Club Mural Unveiled at Everett Police Station

July 3, 2015
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Boys & Girls Club Mural Unveiled at Everett Police Station

Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to congratulate the Everett Police Department (EPD) and the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) on a successful collaboration that brought a new mural to the Everett Police Department. The EPD and BGC worked together over the last few months to create a piece of art that depicts several important...

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Small Boston Board the Center of Newest Casino Controversy

July 3, 2015
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Just five days before receiving a pointed rejection letter from the Boston’s transportation commissioner concerning a critical Sullivan Square approval process for intermediate traffic improvements, Wynn officials say they met cordially with Mayor Martin Walsh and a top transportation planner to implement changes Boston wanted and to increase the budget for the project by...

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The Political Race Heating Up

July 3, 2015
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The nomination paper season continues to be as hot as fire as new twists continue to develop with potential candidates entering the race. This week, former State Rep. Wayne Matewsky has pulled papers to run at-large. He told the Independent last week that he intended to pull papers as he still had a lot...

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Saling Calls on EHS Students,Staff in September ‘Walk for Living’ in Chelsea

July 3, 2015
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Saling Calls on EHS Students,Staff in September ‘Walk for Living’ in Chelsea

As Steve Saling sat in his wheelchair on the stage at Everett High School (EHS) earlier this month, his eyes darted back and forth to the rims of his glasses, where a special computer program registered the words he wanted to choose and then the computer read the sentence aloud to those gathered to...

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Everett Community Growers Need Votes to Win National Contest

July 3, 2015
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Mayor DeMaria and the Everett Community Growers (ECG) are asking Everett residents to cast their votes and help the ECG win Nature’s Path Gardens for Good Grant. The ECG currently places fifth out of 120 entries across the country in a contest to win $15,000 to start a new garden and grow organic produce...

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More than 300 Attend Anthony DiPierro Campaign Kickoff for City Council

July 3, 2015
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Calling him “part of a new generation of leaders in our city”, Mayor Carlo DeMaria introduced Anthony DiPierro last Thursday, June 25, to more than 300 supporters at Anthony’s of Malden, as the first-time candidate vowed to fight for every vote in November and to treat everyone in Everett with civility and respect. “At...

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Mayor Meets with Everett Author Gloria M.Gavris

July 3, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria was happy to meet with Gloria M. Gavris recently, a former Everett resident who wrote a children’s book on civic engagement. E is for Election Day introduces basic government ideas to children. Each page includes a letter and a government term to accompany it – such as B for Ballots and...

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Wynn Makes Annual $1.94 Million Slot-Assessment Payment

July 3, 2015
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Wynn Resorts fulfilled the latest requirement of its Massachusetts gaming license by making its annual slot-assessment payment to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in the amount of $1,945,200. The annual payment period commenced when the Region A gaming license was awarded to Wynn Resorts in 2014 and is based on the number of slot...

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Obituaries 07-01-2015

July 3, 2015
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Robert ‘Bobby’ Ruo Self employed contractor Robert M. “Bobby” Ruo of Everett entered into rest on June 28, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 51 years old. Born in Cambridge, Bobby lived in Everett for many years. He was a self-employed contractor by profession. He was the beloved husband of...

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City Promotes Casellla to Captain and Appoints New Firefighters

June 24, 2015
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City Promotes Casellla to Captain and Appoints New Firefighters

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Chief David Butler, and City Clerk Michael Matarazzo swore in seven new firefighters to the Everett Fire Department Monday night. The new additions are Joshua Doyon, Donald Moloney, Richard Costanza, Wilson Jaramillo, Robinson Tran, John Gardner, and Seth McCullough. “The Everett Fire Department is designed to identify firefighters who are...

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Police Briefs 06-24-2015

June 24, 2015
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Monday, 6/8 Melvin Posada, 34, 17 Highland Ave., Revere, was arrested for two arrest warrants, unregistered motor vehicle, with uninsured motor vehicle and with failed motor inspection. Iorranam Rodriguex, 31, 233 Vine St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting. Tuesday, 6/9 Vincent Vacoli, 51, address unknown/Everett, was arrested for trespassing. Nicholas Jett, 41, 10 Winship...

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Forum on Race Relations and Policing Is Set for Tuesday

June 24, 2015
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We commend the Everett Police Department and Chief Steven Mazzie, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Bishop Robert Brown and the Zion Church Ministries for taking a proactive approach to race relations and policing in Everett. A race relations and policing forum, which is scheduled for June 30, addresses a very challenging topic in today’s society....

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Letter to the Editor

June 24, 2015
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Dear Editor, My name is Nicholas and I wanted to share a few of my thoughts and experiences about Flag Planting at Wood lawn cemetery  on May 17, 2015. I want to start off by stating that it was an honor and pleasure to place an American flag on all the veterans resting place...

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Citation Presented

June 24, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico recently presented Everett resident Patricia Giantonio with an Official Senate Citation to acknowledge and honor her years of dedicated service at the Cambridge District Court. Senator DiDomenico and Patricia Giatonio are pictured here with Somerville Alderman Robert McWatters.

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Support for the Earned Income Tax Credit Increase

June 24, 2015
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Governor Baker and the Massachusetts Senate have put forth two separate proposals to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit for working families in our state. This is a brave step to address income inequality for the residents of our state and should be commended. As Mayor of Everett, I meet residents everyday who are...

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Obituaries 06-24-2015

June 24, 2015
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Mary Cafasso Of Malden, formerly of Everett Mary M. (Rufo) Cafassi of Malden entered into rest on June 21 in the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 95 years old. Born in Malden, Mary lived in Everett for many years. Later on in life, Mary moved back to Malden where she has resided ever...

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Idle Hands Have to Move:Wynn Moves to Demolish Charlton St.Building for Road, Horticulture Storage

June 24, 2015
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Idle Hands Have to Move:Wynn Moves to Demolish Charlton St.Building for Road, Horticulture Storage

Wynn Everett announced further plans this week to demolish the Charlton Street Small Business center at the end of this summer to make way for an access road and a horticultural warehouse, but at least one small brewery in the complex, Idle Hands, is wishing they had more time to leave. Wynn Everett spokesman...

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