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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Council Votes to Pass Nearly $163 Million Budget

June 24, 2015
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Following more than two weeks of scrutiny, which included three open public hearings and hours of questions by the City Council and answers provided by city department heads, the City Council voted 11-0 on Monday night to approve a $162,563,399 budget for the 2016 fiscal year. The vote reduced Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s initial budget...

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MGC’s Crosby Cleared in Ethics Inquiry, Matter Closed

June 24, 2015
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A State Ethics Commission inquiry has been terminated seemingly just as quickly as it came into the public spotlight last week – validating Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s claims of the matter being mere “political theatre.” On Friday, Crosby announced that he had received a letter from Ethics that terminated the inquiry and revealed that the...

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Everett Man Pleads Not Guilty to Terrorism Charges

June 24, 2015
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An Everett man and his alleged co-conspirator pleaded not guilty in Boston Federal Court on Friday during a detention hearing where Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell ordered them held without bail. Both men were charged with the felony charge of conspiring to provide material support to a dangerous foreign terrorist organization. Both denied any such...

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PCSS Graduates

June 18, 2015
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PCSS Graduates

On Friday, June 12, fifty-three Pioneer Charter School of Science seniors walked across the stage at Faneuil Hall in Boston. The students heard from Commencement Speaker Former Chief Justice Roderick Ireland. Pictured above are the 17 Everett residents who graduated last week as part of PCSS’s Class of 2015. Back Row (left to right)...

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Demaria: Crosby Ethics Inquiry Likely More Political Theater

June 18, 2015
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Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) Chair Steve Crosby is being looked at by the State Ethics Commission in an initial inquiry that Crosby has said he believes will soon clear him of any wrongdoing – accusations first reported by the Boston Globe late last week that emerged due to a sworn statement from an anonymous person saying...

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Simonelli to Participate in Overnight Suicide Awareness Walk in Boston

June 18, 2015
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Simonelli to Participate in Overnight Suicide Awareness Walk in Boston

As Everett’s Kristen Simonelli sets out into the darkness on June 27 for the Out of the Darkness Overnight Suicide Awareness walk in Boston, she said she hopes to shine a light on an issue that often remains silent within families and communities. Simonelli, 33, said she has suffered from depression in her life,...

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Wynn Resorts Funds Mystic River Water Monitoring & Restoration Programs

June 18, 2015
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Wynn Resorts announced on Tuesday that it has contributed $25,000 to the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) to support water quality monitoring and habitat restoration programs in the Mystic River Watershed. “This contribution underscores our commitment to improve and enhance environmental conditions in the Mystic River watershed. In that regard, MyRWA makes a difference,”...

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Stolen Dogs on the Rise in Everett

June 18, 2015
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 Everett has recently seen an uprise of stolen dogs throughout the community. The Everett Police department recently shared images captured on a local family’s surveillance camera of a white male walking onto a porch and leaving with the family’s pit bull puppy. Thanks to the home security cameras, Everett police were able to easily...

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Police Briefs 06-17-2015

June 18, 2015
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Traffic was brought to a standstill for more than 10 minutes last Friday afternoon as these two men engaged in the beginnings of a knife fight on Elm Street around 1:15 p.m. While there were lots of threats and a good amount of posturing by both armed men, no one was stabbed or injured....

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Letter to the Editor

June 18, 2015
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Check out Scouting Dear Editor, Hi my name is Jereme Citro. I am Boy scout in Troop 814 Everett, MA. We are located at Glendale United Methodist Church on Ferry St. We meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Scouting is very fun. We go camping and do fun activities like games, canoeing, kayaking and...

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Steve Wynn Is Being A Good Neighbor

June 18, 2015
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While the twists and turns on the awarding of the casino license to Wynn Resorts continue with new lawsuits and allegations being leveled against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), one constant in this almost year-long saga has been Steve Wynn being a good neighbor. It is a testament to the character of Steve Wynn...

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Obituaries 06-17-2015

June 18, 2015
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Gregory Capano Past Commander of Quincy VFW, member of Saugus VFW and BPOE in Florida Gregory ‘Greg’ A. Capano of North Reading died on June 3. Greg was a member of the VFW in Saugus, BPOE in Naples, FL, past Commander of the VFW in Quincy and served his country in the US Army...

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Candlelight Vigil

June 11, 2015
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Candlelight Vigil

Lesley Leventhal held a candle for her daughter, Erin, during the first annual Everett Overcoming Addiction’s Candlelight Vigil in Sacramone Park on Sunday. Hundreds came out to remember those from Everett lost to addiction, as well as to celebrate those who are in recovery.

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City Moving Ahead with Major Park Renovations

June 11, 2015
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According to Tony Sousa, the Acting Director of Planning and Development for the City of Everett and Al Borgonzi of the Planning Department, the city’s planned $1.3 million renovation of Jacob Scharf – also known as Florence Street Playground – and a larger $2.6 million upgrade of Sacramone Park next to the Malden River...

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Mayor Demaria Welcomes Development Planning Group

June 11, 2015
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Mayor DeMaria welcomed a panel of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts this week as a part of MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative . The panel began a five-day evaluation of metro Boston’s growing industrial land development issues.  Everett, along with its neighboring City of Malden, was designated as a TDI District in...

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Everett Community Growers Finding Popularity with Fresh Food, Gardening

June 11, 2015
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Everett Community Growers Finding Popularity with Fresh Food, Gardening

Though it’s a bad pun, the fact of the matter is that the Everett Community Growers are sprouting garden plots all over the City – and perhaps with even more to come in the future. The original community garden at the top of the ledge on Florence Street began some four years ago and...

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Everett Police Say Man Arrested in Terrorism Case Completely off Police Grid

June 11, 2015
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Before last Tuesday, June 2, Everett Police had not so much given David Wright of Linden Street a traffic ticket. The alleged terrorism conspirator who lived quietly in Everett is now under arrest and has helped FBI Investigators learn about the plot by Wright’s friend, Usaamah Abdullah Rahim of Roslindale, to behead police officers...

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MGC Gives Wynn High Marks for Early Diversity Contracts

June 11, 2015
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) gave high marks to Wynn Everett officials for their early use of women, minority and veteran contractors. During a quarterly review of the Wynn Everett project by MGC Commissioners at a May 28 meeting in Boston, Commissioners said Wynn had done a great job of reaching out to diverse...

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Sports 06-10-2015

June 11, 2015
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EHS Roundup Softball, baseball teams eliminated from tourney The Everett High softball and baseball teams were eliminated from the MIAA Division 1 North State Tournament this past week. The softball squad, which entered the tourney as the 15th seed in the D-1 North with a 12-8 record,  defeated Bishop Fenwick, the 18th seed with...

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Obituaries 06-10-2015

June 11, 2015
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Pauline Fritz Took great pride in her family Pauline (McCormick) Fritz of Everett passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on June 7. She was 76 years old. Pauline was born in Boston on January 26, 1939, one of 11 children of the late James and Mary (Southwell) McCormick. She was raised in Everett...

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Angelo’s Touch Hair Styling Welcomes 4th Generation Barber

June 4, 2015
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Angelo’s Touch Hair Styling Welcomes 4th Generation Barber

Jason William Logiudice and his father, Angelo, the well known and respected proprietor of Angelo’s Touch Hair Styling, are shown here receiving a City Citation from Council President Fred Capone.   Jason recently joined the family business as a 4th generation barber.   His dad has been a barber for 37 years and has...

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Best in Show

June 4, 2015
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Best in Show

Best in show was awarded to Janice McPhee who is shown standing with her prize-winning painting during the 47th Annual Everett Arts Association Spring Arts Festival. The show took place last Saturday and Sunday at the Connolly Center.

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