Back Safely

May 13, 2016
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Back Safely

A pickoff throw took the Malden first baseman off the bag and Everett High baseball player Brian Bessler dives back to first base safely on Monday night, May 9, in Glendale Park. The Crimson Tide improved to 3-1 in the Greater Boston League with the win, powered by a shutout pitching performance from sophomore...

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Podcar:Local Engineer Develops New Transit System

May 13, 2016
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Podcar:Local Engineer Develops New Transit System

By Seth Daniel It’s one part roller coaster, one part Star Trek, and another part innovative, and it could be the answer to Everett’s transportation woes. Mike Stanley of Allston has proposed to Everett that it look into the idea of his new Transit X pod system public transportation system that he claims is...

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Farming is About to Grow in Everett

May 13, 2016
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Farming is About to Grow in Everett

By Seth Daniel The Everett Community Farm is just weeks away from becoming a reality at the head of the Northern Strand Trail on West Street. This week, tons of debris has been removed from the area and the City is preparing to till and compost the space with the Everett Community Growers (ECG)....

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Huge Step Forward:Wynn Boston Harbor Presents a $5 Million Check to City of Everett

May 13, 2016
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Huge Step Forward:Wynn Boston Harbor Presents a $5 Million Check to City of Everett

By Seth Daniel All of the dreams of a Wynn casino in Everett – as improbable as that would have seemed just three years ago – took a huge step forward last Friday morning when the City issued a building permit to the company and the company, in following its mitigation agreement, delivered a...

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Council to Consider Removing Fire Chief from Civil Service

May 13, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s request of the City Council to petition the state to remove the position of fire chief from Civil Service has been referred to the Council subcommittee on Government Operations, Public Safety and Public Service. More than two dozen firefighters appeared in the Council chambers Monday night to...

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Overdose Deaths on the Rise

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The 2015 overdose death numbers for Everett and the rest of the state were revealed late last week, and while the numbers looked to be encouraging early, those close to the situation said they expect the numbers to be revised upward. The state Department of Public Health (DPH) released overdose opiate...

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From the Mayor’s Office

May 13, 2016
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Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day a success Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Department of Public Works recently held a successful Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, May 7th at the Public Works facility. The City of Everett and Clean Harbors, a comprehensive environmental, energy and industrial service, were visited by over 150 residents and...

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A Huge Step Forward

May 13, 2016
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Monday’s announcement from both Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Wynn Resort officials that the building permit for the start of construction on the $2 billion resort hotel in Everett has been issued comes as welcome news for the taxpayers of our city. These past few years since Steve Wynn first came to Everett in December...

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Sports 05-11-2016

May 13, 2016
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EHS Roundup EHS baseball team wins three straight The Everett High baseball team is on a roll. The Crimson Tide are riding a three game winning streak and now stand at 6-6 as they round the midway point of the season. The last of their trio of victories was a 6-0 blanking of Malden...

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Obituaries 05-11-2016

May 13, 2016
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Carol Swanson Of Stoneham, formerly of Revere Carol R. (Zaccone) Swanson of Stoneham, formerly of Revere, passed away May 2. She was 77 years old. The beloved wife of Otto Swanson with whom she shared 55 years of marriage, she was the cherished daughter of the late Fortunato and Caroline (DeLuca) Zaccone; dear sister...

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FSI 5K AUTISM FUNDRAISER

May 7, 2016
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FSI 5K AUTISM FUNDRAISER

Runners ran down Elm Street, including Richie “The Mountain” LaMontagne, during the 2nd Annual FSI 5K Autism Fundraiser on Sunday, May 1. The fundraiser also added a pasta dinner on Saturday night, April 30, this year for the first time. Hundreds of runners and walkers came out for the cause.

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Little League Opening Day

May 7, 2016
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Little League Opening Day

Rangers players from Everett Little League wave their American flags prior to last Saturday morning’s Little League Opening Day festivities at Sacramone Park. The League held a parade down Broadway prior to the festivities and hundreds of residents participated.

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Measures,Milestones and Meanings Boosting Student Performance in Everett

May 7, 2016
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Measures,Milestones and Meanings Boosting Student Performance in Everett

The Everett Public Schools (EPS) Monday night resumed an ongoing series of presentations detailing how a coordinated strategic plan has boosted standardized test scores and student achievement throughout the district. As part of a four-part initiative called “Measures, Milestones, and Meanings,” Assistant Superintendent of Schools Charles Obremski led the second of four discussions at...

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Lightbody Acquitted on all Charges in Federal Court

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Stunning federal prosecutors and some in the legal community, three co-defendants in the federal trial regarding the Wynn land sale, including Revere’s Charlie Lightbody, were found not guilty on all counts in Boston Federal Court late on Friday, April 29. The case featured three full weeks of jury empanelment, opening statements,...

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Greater Boston League to Decide on Merger with Northeastern Conference

May 7, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Greater Boston League officials will vote at a meeting Thursday whether to approve a merger with the Northeastern Conference (NEC). NEC principals voted by a 9-3 margin Friday to grant the four GBL schools admission to the league and now Everett, Malden, Medford, and Somerville representatives must take the final step...

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Building Permit for Wynn Coming Soon, ZBA Approves Building

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a construction headquarters building for the Wynn Boston Harbor on Charlton Street, and City officials are preparing for the first building permit to be issued soon on the project. In a unanimous vote on Monday night, the ZBA cleared the way for a...

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Thank You to the Volunteers

May 7, 2016
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Needless to say, Saturday, April 23 was not a great day to have a clean-up as the rains and the cold weather just stayed around. However, these conditions did not discourage the volunteers that helped clean up the Northern Strand Bike to Sea Trail. The volunteers showed up to clear the brush and litter...

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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016
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This Sunday is a day set aside to honor our mothers. Few can doubt the loyalty and love that our mothers have exhibited to their children despite the difficulty that some of their children may cause. Growing up in this area more than 50 years ago, mothers were always treated with a special amount...

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Sports 05-04-2016

May 7, 2016
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EHS Roundup Softball team blasts Somerville for first win The Everett High softball team broke into the win column in a big way with a 14-2 thrashing of Somerville last Wednesday at Glendale Park. EHS starting pitcher Andrea Landaverde tossed all six innings (the contest was shortened because of the mercy rule), allowing just...

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Obituaries 05-04-2016

May 7, 2016
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Roberta Maureen Pellerin Whidden Hospital retiree; active member of First Congregational Church for more than 81 years Roberta Maureen (Graham) Pellerin, a lifelong Everett resident,  passed away Wednesday evening, April 13 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by her loving family. She was 86 years old. The daughter of the late John...

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Reception Held for Governor Baker

April 29, 2016
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Reception Held for Governor Baker

Dennis Leonard and Attorney Richard O’Neil hosted a reception for Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker last week at Mr. Leonard’s home on Pleasant Street. Several residents, elected officials, and city officials attended the gathering, which was proof positive that the governor has no shortage of friends in Everett. From left: Mr. Leonard, State Representative Joseph...

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Newest Lower Broadway Brewery said ‘Lucky’ to be in Everett

April 29, 2016
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Newest Lower Broadway Brewery said ‘Lucky’ to be in Everett

By Seth Daniel When Donovan Bailey lost his job a few years ago, he would have never believed that he would end up brewing beer in the industrialized Lower Broadway neighborhood of Everett – and being very excited and happy about that outcome. However, that’s just where he’s at with his Down the Road...

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Wynn Clears Environmental Hurdle Again,Unlocking MBTA Land Sale

April 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor received its final state environmental approvals on Monday afternoon from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) when it accepted the comprehensive Section 61 environmental report – an acceptance that looks to have freed up a crucial piece of MBTA land that will serve as an Everett-only entrance to the...

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District Attorney Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Everett Square

April 29, 2016
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By Katy Rogers On a seemingly peaceful spring afternoon last Thursday, April 21, gunshots pierced the peacefulness in Everett Square after an individual caused a disturbance on Chelsea Street, allegedly coming after an Everett Police officer with a knife and being shot four times. The 48-year-old man died at the hospital on Friday. According...

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