Happy Birthday, Senator DiDomenico

July 9, 2018
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Happy Birthday, Senator DiDomenico

Tricia DiDomenico, Sen. Sal DiDomenico, Congressman Mike Capuano, and Barbara Capuano came together at the Casa Lucia in Revere on Thursday, June 28, to celebrate the senator’s birthday.The annual event drew many to the function hall to celebrate.

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After 30 Years, Oliver St Holds Final Block Party

July 9, 2018
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After 30 Years, Oliver St Holds Final Block Party

No street in Everett has done Independence Day quite as spectacularly as Oliver Street. The two-block enclave between Cottage and High Streets has blocked off the street and had a large neighborly gathering for the past 30 years. This year, however, the tight-knit community had its last gathering. Jim Vecchio announced recently that last...

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Illegal Housing Targeted by Task Force

July 9, 2018
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The Code Enforcement Task Force has recently established a unit dedicated to investigating illegal apartments. The Unit consists of Lieutenant Christopher Jewell of the Everett Fire Department, Building Inspector Martin Furtado, and Code Enforcement Inspectors Peter Sikora and Michael Mastrocola.  Each member brings a specific expertise to the team, and the results are a...

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State DEP Orders Gateway Mall to Build Bike Path

July 9, 2018
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ordered the owners of the Gateway Mall, DDR Corp. of Ohio, to end its resistance and build a bike path within eight months connecting Encore Boston Harbor to the end of its property near Sweetser Circle. The letter, signed by the DEP’s Ben Lynch who is the...

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Everett Ready to Celebrate the 4th on the 7th

July 9, 2018
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After last year’s City Independence Day celebration – the first one with fireworks in a generation or more – this year’s celebration on July 7 in Glendale Park promises to be even bigger and better in several ways. First off, the fireworks. City officials said NorthStar Fireworks – which specializes in shooting off fireworks...

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Cirque du Soleil Brings Color and Imagination to the Community

July 9, 2018
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A surreal setting where you are immersed in Mexico’s many vivid landscapes, a running woman who is half monarch, a live band, and a giant treadmill where hoop divers spring through the air effortlessly. These are a few of the many unforgettable scenes that you will become a part of when you are an...

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Everett Natives to Lead Rebound Band into Glendale Pk

July 9, 2018
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For Geo Politis, the Village has never been far from his heart, and he and Everett natives Bill D’Eon and Jay Dell Isola will bring their popular band Rebound back home on July 7 to entertain the City they grew up in. For Politis, Everett holds a very dear place in his heart musically....

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Girl Scout Troop Thanked for Helping with Wreath Project

July 9, 2018
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On Monday, June 26, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett City Council welcomed Girl Scout Troops to City Hall to thank them for volunteering to help with the Veteran Memorial Wreath Project and presented them with citations. These troops helped ensure that the City reached their goal to place wreaths around Glenwood and Woodlawn...

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Level Boarding Premieres in Everett for Bus Passengers

July 9, 2018
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On Wednesday, June 20, Everett’s Department of Public Works began installing level boarding at a Broadway bus stop. Starting this summer, the City of Everett and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) are collaborating to test “level boarding” at two bus stations in Everett Square. “Taking the bus should be easy and fast for everyone,” said...

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Three MS-13 Members Charged with Racketeering and Possession of Firearms

July 9, 2018
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Three MS-13 members have been indicted on charges of racketeering and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. Nelson Cruz Rodriguez Cartagena, a/k/a “Inquieto,” 24, a Salvadoran national illegally residing in Everett, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy....

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City Dedicates Veteran Square to Harvey Lever

July 9, 2018
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On Monday, May 21, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Veterans Services Commission Jeanne Cristiano dedicated the corner of Elm Street and Winthrop Road in honor of Harvey Lever, an Everett resident and Veteran. In attendance at the ceremony were State Rep. Joe McGonagle, members of the City Council, as well as several Lever family members...

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Baker Signs ‘Grand Bargain’ Legislation

July 9, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed the “Grand Bargain” legislation on Thursday, June 28, that deals with minimum wage increases, paid family medical leave and an annual sales tax holiday. The compromise legislation will create a permanent sales tax holiday, increase the minimum wage over the next five years and create a new paid family and...

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Access to Everett’s Waterfront is Becoming a Reality

July 9, 2018
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I continually ask people to imagine a restored waterfront with walking trails, a viewing hill, and many other amenities along our waterfront. Today, that vision is becoming a reality and within the next couple of weeks we will be cutting the ribbon on phase one of the Malden River Walk at River Green Park...

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Promises to Make to Yourself

July 9, 2018
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You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 9, 2018
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of...

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Adrien and Smith Agree to Participate in State Rep Forums

June 28, 2018
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State representative candidates Gerly Adrien and Steve ‘Stat’ Smith have agreed to participate in at least two public forums/debates in the coming months prior to the Sept. 4 Democratic primary, which will decide the winner of the seat. Incumbent State Rep. Joe McGonagle has not yet responded to the call for a forum, which...

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Short-Term Rentals Could Take Everett by Storm as Boston Pushes Them Out

June 28, 2018
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As Boston and Cambridge enact tough ordinances to push out investor-owned short-term rentals (Airbnb) from their cities – and with the Encore Boston Harbor casino opening in one year – there is some pause in the City that Everett might need to protect its housing stock from being overrun by what is becoming known...

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DiDomenico’s Landmark Bill to Protect Workers Pay Passes the Senate

June 28, 2018
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Last week, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously voted to pass Senator Sal DiDomenico’s (D-Everett) legislation to help prevent the illegal practice of wage theft and promote employer accountability. The bill, S.2327, gives the state greater power to go after wage violators and provides additional tools for the Attorney General’s office to hold violators fully accountable....

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Council Passes $196 Million Operating Budget

June 28, 2018
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The Everett City Council, in their final meeting before summer recess, voted 8-2 to approve a $196,427,922 fiscal year 2019 operating budget for the City of Everett, and also approved by a 10-0 margin the $19,200,241 water and sewer enterprise fund budget, effectively authorizing $211,628,163 in spending in the fiscal year that begins July...

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Encore Boston Harbor Opens City Hall Office

June 28, 2018
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In one year’s time, the City of Everett will get a large check that reads “$25.3 million,” which will signal the opening of the doors to the new Encore Boston Harbor resort casino. Until that time, the City will have to make due, and making due meant accepting a $12.5 million check from the...

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Encore Boston Harbor Buys Up More Off-Site Properties on Lower Broadway

June 28, 2018
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The Wynn Resorts company has purchased two more properties off-site on Lower Broadway, and lowered the boom on the old Freightliner building that abutted Bow Street for many years. The most recent acquisitions off site came on Robin Street and Bow Street. Wynn Resorts – the parent company of Encore Boston Harbor – made...

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Everett Democrats Elect New Officers

June 28, 2018
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Everett Democrats have chosen new party leaders that include a number of new officers and ward chairs and officers. At a recent caucus, longtime Democratic City Committee Chair Patti Cheever was re-elected as co-chair along with newcomer Gerly Adrien.  Cheever is Senior Administrative Assistant, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association. Adrien is Finance and Grants...

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Firefighter Craig Hardy Wins Legislative Agent Seat in Statewide PFFM

June 28, 2018
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Everett Firefighter and Fire Union President Craig Hardy cruised to victory this month in his quest for the Legislative Agent seat in the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts (PFFM) organization. “The local here in Everett is pretty proud and happy with what I’ve done because I’m the first Everett firefighter to enter into the PFFM,”...

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Everett Little League Championship Rounds Begin

June 28, 2018
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The Everett Little League’s season is coming to a close as both the Major League and the Minor League began their respective championship rounds. The competition between the Red Sox (13-3-0) and the White Sox (12-2-2) in the majors began with a 5-0 Red Sox win on Saturday, June 23. “The White Sox and...

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