Free Parents Forum Workshop April 28

April 13, 2018
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Parents and interested community leaders are invited to a free Parents Forum workshop on Saturday, April 28th, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Winthrop Public Library, 2 Metcalf Square, Winthrop. The workshop, with a light lunch provided, is presented with support from DeMoulas Market Basket and Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. Cosponsors are Speaker Robert A....

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Boyce Named to Super Team

April 13, 2018
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Two Everett High School seniors were honored as All-Scholastics for their performances during the 2017-18 season. Ghared Boyce was named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Super Team and the Boston Herald Dream Team while Isaiah Likely was named to the Globe All-Scholastic Team. The 6-foot-1-inch Boyce averaged 28 points per game this season and...

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Council Hears of $700k Project to Start Vocational School at EHS

April 13, 2018
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The Everett City Council convened in a special meeting prior to its regularly scheduled Council meeting on Monday night, to get a first look at a plan to create a state approved Chapter 74 Vocational program within Everett High School. The proposal has the support of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, who shared his thoughts and...

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Letter to the Editor

April 13, 2018
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Everett, Gerly Adrien is Proud of Her Heritage As a candidate for State Rep. and a resident of Everett, I, Gerly Adrien, am proud to be Haitian-American. My parents were born in Haiti, a country with a rich history of being the first colony with African slaves to gain its independence. My great-grandfather was...

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Mayor DeMaria is Right

April 13, 2018
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In going through the emails from the weekend, the following email just had us stop and shake our heads. Please see below a statement from Everett Mayor, Carlo DeMaria, on comments made on a social media platform this past weekend. “This past weekend I was disgusted and saddened to read prejudiced and hurtful comments...

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Obituaries 04-11-2018

April 13, 2018
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Robert Evans Pan Am retiree Robert G. Evans of Revere, formerly of Everett, passed away on April 4. Robert attended Naval Training Station in Sampson, NY and Naval Radio School at Northwestern University, Evanstown, IL. He served in World War II from 1944 to 1946 aboard the USS Vogelgesang – Atlantic Theater. Bob married...

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Skating for Heroes

April 6, 2018
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Skating for Heroes

Richard Costanza, of the Everett Fire Department, poses for a photo with Women’s Olympic Hockey Gold Medalist Kali Flanagan at the Wounded Vet Public Safety Hockey Tourney in Winthrop, on March 31. Costanza and several Everett firefighters helped Wounded Vet coordinator Andrew Biggio, of Everett, give the City a larger presence in the tournament...

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Easter Egg Hunt

April 6, 2018
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Easter Egg Hunt

Cousins Lesley Castro and Bridgette Aguilar had the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny before his busy night of hiding eggs. The scene came at the Joint Commission on Children’s Health Easter Egg Hunt at Everett Memorial Stadium on Saturday,March 31.

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MGC: Wynn Boston Harbor Proceeding with Project ‘At Risk’

April 6, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) said they would proceed as normal with plans for the Wynn Boston Harbor resort casino, but described the situation as “awkward” and said that Wynn was moving forward with the project “at its own risk” – meaning that losing the Region A gaming license is a possibility. The situation...

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Exelon Shocker:Company Announces they Will Shut Down Mystic Station by 2022; Purchases of Distrigas/ENGIE

April 6, 2018
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In what the company called a “difficult day,” and one that could have dire ramifications for the electrical needs of the entire Greater Boston region, Exelon Generation on Lower Broadway filed with ISO New England on Thursday morning, March 29, to retire all of its Mystic Station generation equipment by 2022. The company cited...

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Everett Fire Honors Wounded Vets at Hockey Tournament

April 6, 2018
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When Everett Firefighter Richard Costanza – a Marine Corps veteran – took the ice for the Everett Fire Department team last Saturday, March 31, he had the wrong name on the back of his jersey. In fact, all of the Everett jakes had the wrong names. That was because Costanza, who was deployed to...

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Name Change:Re-Branding of Wynn Boston Harbor Under ‘Serious Consideration’

April 6, 2018
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The Wynn Boston Harbor tower hasn’t even reached the top floor, and already the name on the top is under serious reconsideration, following the exit of the company’s founder Steve Wynn regarding sexual misconduct allegations. Responding to comments from Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey, Wynn Boston Harbor president Bob DeSalvio said...

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Learning the Ropes:Cambridge College Announces Plans to Open Gaming Career Institute with Wynn

April 6, 2018
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After many months of discussion, Cambridge College and Wynn Boston Harbor announced on Thursday that the two organizations have partnered to offer a Gaming Institute on the Charlestown campus that will teach prospective employees table games and security. Philip Page, vice president of strategic partnerships, and Mark Rotondo (an Everett native), vice president of...

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Sen DiDomenico Champions Early Education and Out of School Time Facilities Capital Rund

April 6, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico recently spoke on the floor of the Massachusetts Senate in support of the reauthorization of the Early Education and Out Of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund. The reauthorization of this fund was included as part of the Housing Bond Bill that was passed by the Massachusetts Senate last week. Sen. DiDomenico...

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Secretary Pollack Would like Silver Line to Go to Everett

April 6, 2018
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Just as the Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line gets ready to launch in Chelsea on April 21, State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said in a meeting in Boston that she would like to see it expand to Everett – a plan that Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Lower Mystic Regional Transportation Working...

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Harvard Study Highlights the Positive Impact of Everett’s Boks Exercise Program

April 6, 2018
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A recent study conducted by Harvard University tested the impact of the K-8 Build Our Kid’s Success Program (Boks). The study highlighted that before- school physical activity initiatives are an effective path to help students lose weight. The popular youth workout program that launched in Everett Public Schools in 2016 has returned for another...

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From the Mayor’s Office

April 6, 2018
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MAYOR DEMARIA’S SUMMER YOUTH JOB PROGRAM RETURNS FOR 2018 Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the Summer Youth Job Program has returned and will be accepting applications. The Mayor and his administration offer the Summer Youth Program to provide essential opportunities to teens prior to going off to college. The program helps...

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MBTA Approves Contract to Rebuild Wellington Yard and Upgrade Orange Line Signal System

April 6, 2018
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The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) voted Monday to award a $102.7 million contract to Barletta Heavy Division for rebuilding the Wellington Rail Yard and upgrading its signal systems. “At a total capital investment of $1.98 billion, we are not only purchasing a new fleet of Orange and Red Line vehicles, but...

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New Early Morning MBTA Bus Routes Started This Week

April 6, 2018
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New, early morning bus routes on several area MBTA lines began on Sunday, April 1, for a one-year early morning pilot program on the routes. The pilot will be on the MBTA’s busiest key bus routes serving neighborhoods within the immediate Boston core traveling to downtown Boston, the Seaport, and key stops in between...

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Pressley Raises $364,000 in First Two Months of Congressional Campaign

April 6, 2018
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The Ayanna Pressley for Congress campaign announced Tuesday that it has raised $364,368 in primary contributions from more than 1,500 donors in its first two months since launching at the end of January. More than 70 percent of the contributions received were under $100, reflecting the campaign’s early grassroots momentum and enthusiasm. “I am...

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Trash Talk: Removing Litter from the Mystic River

April 6, 2018
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All too often, litter on the street ends up the Mystic River. In partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) is developing a long-term plan to target the high-trash areas in our watershed and prevent this trash from entering the river in the first place. This April MyRWA...

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Let’s Not Ignore Housing Affordability Crisis

April 6, 2018
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Massachusetts has an affordable housing crisis statewide. This is a major concern for many residents here in Everett to be able to afford to stay in their homes and still provide for their families. Last week, I attended the Housing Families Legislative Breakfast to learn more about what is needed at the state level...

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Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

April 6, 2018
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This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is...

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Sports 04-04-2018

April 6, 2018
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EHS Roundup EHS softball set to open on Monday The weather forecasters have been fond of saying that March has become the new February. But it also would seem that April has become the new January. With the playing fields soggy, the temperatures below freezing, and the precipitation of the snowflake variety, the spring...

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