Police Briefs 04-20-2016

April 21, 2016
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Monday, 3/14 Sean King, 41, 784 Mass Ave., Boston, was arrested for assault and battery and on a warrant. Javier Ortiz, 22, 9 Irving St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, 3/15 Sean Corliss, 42, 72 Englewood Ave., Everett, was arrested for assault and battery on elderly or disabled person, assault with a...

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From the Mayors Office

April 21, 2016
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APRIL CHESS TOURNAMENT The Parlin Library will hold its 21st Annual Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, April 30 at 9:30 AM to 2 P.M. Players up to 18 years old are invited to compete in four age categories. After a day of competition trophies will be awarded to winners in each group. Please arrive...

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Letters to the Editor

April 21, 2016
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400 dedicated volunteers In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 10 – April 16, 2016, we would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank and celebrate the 400 volunteers whose steadfast dedication and commitment enable Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, to fulfill its mission: to enrich the...

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Obituaries 04-20-2016

April 21, 2016
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Frank Dasaro Retired US Customs Service agent Frank C. Dasaro of Spring Hill, Florida, formerly of Everett, passed away on Saturday, April 9 surrounded by his loving family. He was 59 years old. Frank graduated from Pope John High School, Everett in 1974 and continued his formal education at Northeastern University in Boston, attaining...

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PTO Paint Night

April 14, 2016
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PTO Paint Night

Taylor Leo finishes her “beachy” sky with a sunset in the distance during the Everett PTO Paint Night at Everett High School on Thursday night, April 7. The event raises money towards scholarships given out each year by the PTO.

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Have Feet,Will Travel:Everett Man Specializes in Walking Where Most Would Only Drive

April 14, 2016
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Have Feet,Will Travel:Everett Man Specializes in Walking Where Most Would Only Drive

By Seth Daniel When it comes to putting one foot in front of the other, Everett’s Robert Ragucci has decades of experience. The Bellingham Avenue, life-long Everett resident has specialized quietly in long distance walks. Whether it’s a brisk walk to Cooledge Corner in the snow, a spring jaunt to Piers Park in East...

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New Boutique Hotel Coming to Parkway:City Celebrates with Start of Construction

April 14, 2016
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New Boutique Hotel Coming to Parkway:City Celebrates with Start of Construction

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Wynn Casino and Resort complex may be delayed by an appeal of state permits, but elsewhere in Everett progress continues toward the eventual construction and opening of that new attraction. On Monday, April 11 at 11 a.m. Mayor Carlo DeMaria gathered with other top elected officials, including Congressman Michael...

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Debate Over Election Commission Continues to Next Meeting

April 14, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council continued to wrestle with a proposal put forth by City Clerk Michael Matarazzo, to establish an Election Commission to replace the existing Board of Registrar of Voters and take over the management of elections for the City Clerk’s office. The main sticking point for some councilors...

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Senator DiDomenico Elected National Delegate for Hillary Clinton

April 14, 2016
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Senator Sal DiDomenico was elected as a National Delegate for Hillary Clinton this past weekend at the 7th Congressional Caucus held at Boston University. DiDomenico will be attending the Democratic National Convention, which will be held in Philadelphia in July. More than 100 supporters traveled to Boston University to support DiDomenico and the Team Walsh slate...

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From The Mayor’s Office

April 14, 2016
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CITY OF EVERETT RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING DeMaria’s administration continues to be recognized as a leading community Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently announce that the City’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015 qualified for a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting....

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An Important Lifeline

April 14, 2016
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Last week five local organizations were honored with $20,000 Federal Community Block Grants each. The agencies include: Mystic Valley Elder Services Everett Adult Learning Center Bread of Life Housing Families Rediscovery at JRI. The names of the organizations that received the grants show how these groups touch the lives of our residents from the...

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We are in a Transportation Crisis

April 14, 2016
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Those who grew-up in this area 40 years ago can remember how traffic always had a certain pattern or flow.  Rush-hour always would last about two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.  Otherwise, one could travel at a reasonable rate of speed during the day. Today, those metrics to measure...

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Sports 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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EHS Roundup Hennessey tosses complete game in 8-3 EHS victory Sophomore Jason Hennessey earned his first “W” for the Everett High baseball team with a complete-game effort in an 8-3 victory at Methuen Monday afternoon. Hennessey allowed just seven hits over the seven-inning route, fanning three and walking only one. “Jason was superb for...

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Our Friend,Our Priest and Now Our Saint

April 7, 2016
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Our Friend,Our Priest and Now Our Saint

Seven priests – from as far away as Worcester – gathered for Father Vincent Machozi’s (in photo) Memorial Mass on Saturday, April 2, at Immaculate Conception Church. Machozi, who served at IC for several years while studying at Boston University, was assassinated in his Parish on Palm Sunday in the Congo allegedly by government soldiers....

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Immaculate Conception Church Holds Memorial Mass for Father Vincent Machozi

April 7, 2016
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Immaculate Conception Church Holds Memorial Mass for Father Vincent Machozi

By Seth Daniel and Joe Prezioso When Father Vincent Machozi – a priest who served at Everett’s Immaculate Conception Church – asked those who had come to kill him on Palm Sunday in his Parish, “Why are you killing me?” it was a very simple answer. Those who killed him killed for the same...

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Sophomore Sensation:Boyce Named to Herald All-Scholastic Team

April 7, 2016
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Sophomore Sensation:Boyce Named to Herald All-Scholastic Team

By Cary Shuman Ghared Boyce averaged 28 points a game this season for the Everett High School basketball team. He has 901 career points in two seasons and when all is said and done, the 6-foot sophomore guard could be the leading scorer in school history. Many people, from Division 1 college recruiters to...

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On the Map:State Secretary says Everett is Moving on Transportation

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Everett is on the map when it comes to the higher-ups in state transportation circles, at least that was the sense given by State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack in a speech to the Everett Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning, March 31. Pollack, whose family is from Everett and who was...

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MGC Conducts Final Public Hearing in Environmental Review Process

April 7, 2016
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By Katy Rogers The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) hosted a public hearing regarding the Wynn Casino at the Boston Convention Center on Tuesday, March 29 – one of the final hearings involved in the state environmental review process. The meeting detailed Draft 61 Findings for the Wynn Casino in Everett, which focused on the...

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Five-Year-Old Muslim Boy’s Story Demonstrates How Children Suffer Due to Islamophobia

April 7, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir Today, I would like to share with you the true story of a five-year-old Muslim boy named Mohamed. One day Mohamed came home from school angry, eager to tell his father what happened in class. “My friend John told me that he hates Muslims,” Mohamed said. His father was shocked but...

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Sports 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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EHS Roundup Weather permitting, EHS softball, baseball teams ready for openers Just when we thought that Mother Nature’s mild spring this year was a make-up call for last years’s horrible winter that wiped out most of the first two weeks of the 2015 spring sports season, she tossed a wicked curve ball this week with a...

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Obituaries 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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James ‘Junior’ Arinella Of Everett James “Junior” Arinella of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed away April 2. The beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Burke) Arinella, he was the cherished son of the late James and Ann (Ferrara) Arinella; brother of the late Clara Ferullo, Mary Zollo, Mildred Quatucci, Edward, Michael, John and...

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Stations of the Cross

April 1, 2016
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Stations of the Cross

The Immaculate Conception Church put on its second annual performance of The Stations of The Cross that spills into the streets of Everett on Good Friday, March 25. Here, Jesus (Enrique Portillo) carries the cross outside the church on the streets as the Roman soldiers accompany him. The new tradition at IC attracted hundreds...

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Everything for Ella

April 1, 2016
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Everything for Ella

Ella O’Donnell and her best friend Lily Rocco, at the ‘Everything for Ella’ fundraiser on Friday night, March 25. Ella is the daughter of Everett Police Officer Dennis O’Donnell and is fighting a brain tumor that was recently discovered. Hundreds rallied around Ella Friday night at the Danversport Yacht Club to help the cause.

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Everett’s Harbor Hero:Judge Mazzone Remembered Fondly as Harbor Cleanup Ends

April 1, 2016
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Everett’s Harbor Hero:Judge Mazzone Remembered Fondly as Harbor Cleanup Ends

By Seth Daniel When the late Judge David Mazzone was a young man growing up down the Line in the 1930s, it wasn’t uncommon for he and his friends to swim in the Mystic River on a hot summer day. By the time Mazzone (known in Everett as “Mundo”) was a federal judge in...

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