Remembering

June 3, 2016
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Remembering

U.S. Navyman Reichart bows his head during the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Memorial Day Exercises at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

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Local Theatre Diversify Audiences with ‘Minecraft’ Tournament Play

June 3, 2016
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Local Theatre Diversify Audiences with ‘Minecraft’ Tournament Play

By Katy Rogers When it comes to the roleplaying game Minecraft, there aren’t too many parents or kids who haven’t had a healthy dose of the world-building game. In fact, few things are hotter in the world of young people than Minecraft. While many of the kids have played at school or at home...

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Hearing on Wynn Chapter 91 License Begins Process

June 3, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A flurry of motions and decisions have been issued in the last week regarding the administrative hearing on June 2 between Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and the Wynn Boston Harbor casino – including one motion by Curtatone to delay the Thursday hearing that the state denied. “The hearing includes a lot...

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Partners Building Across the Mystic River to Open June 13

June 3, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s been going up in the distance for some time. Floor by floor, the glass exterior has risen up to its 13-story height, and the promise of nearly 4,000 workers coming into the area has also been on the horizon. Gradually, it’s changed the skyline in the distance, and on June...

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City Council Continues Meeting on Budget

June 3, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council last week continued its public hearings on the individual parts of Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s $205,569,572 annual budget for fiscal year 2017, which includes water and sewer expenditures and the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). According to the Clerk’s office this week, the Council Committee on the Budget...

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Sports 06-01-2016

June 3, 2016
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EHS Roundup EHS baseball team awaits tourney foe The Everett High baseball team wrapped up its regular season this past weekend and was awaiting word of its state tournament seeding and first round pairing in the Division 1 North sectional of the MIAA state baseball tournament, an announcement that was expected to be made...

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Obituaries 06-01-2016

June 3, 2016
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Carl Ferullo Retired Everett Police Lieutenant Carl A. Ferullo of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on May 30.  Carl was a lifelong member of the D.A.V. and the American Legion.  He served in the United States Navy, was a lieutenant of the Everett Police and spent 37 years as an officer.  He enjoyed his job and...

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Mayor’s Spring Fundraiser

May 27, 2016
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Mayor’s Spring Fundraiser

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his family, Carlo, Stacy, and Caroline at Anthony’s in Malden during the mayor’s Spring fundraiser, which was well attended by folks from all quarters of the city. During his speech at the time, Mayor DeMaria announced his plans for re-election to the seat of mayor.

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Hoisting the Flag

May 27, 2016
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Hoisting the Flag

Long-time Everett resident Rev. Paul Daniel raised the flag for Haitian Flag Day last Wednesday, May 18, over City Hall. Sitting just below the U.S. flag and the POW-MIA flag, the Haitian flag flew ceremonially for the afternoon over City Hall. It is the first time that the Haitian flag, or any ceremonial flag,...

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Progress Ramping Up on Woods Memorial Bridge

May 27, 2016
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Progress Ramping Up on Woods Memorial Bridge

By Seth Daniel Some years down the road, when the Woods Memorial Bridge has been completed, four lanes in each direction will carry cars to and from I-93 and a pedestrian an bicycle trail will stretch beneath on the Malden River. Such are the plans for the multi-phased project that will transform a part...

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Better than the Charles Rowers on the Malden River: Sometimes It’s so Calm You Feel like You’re Flying

May 27, 2016
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Better than the Charles Rowers on the Malden River: Sometimes It’s so Calm You Feel like You’re Flying

By Seth Daniel Working his paddle through glass-like water, J.J. Zhou speaks from experience when he says the Malden River is a hidden jewel in Boston for the sport of rowing. After four years on the crew team for Tufts University, which is based on the Malden River across from Everett’s Seven-Acre Park, Zhou...

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Fire Chief David Butler Announces He Will Retire from His Post in July

May 27, 2016
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Fire Chief David Butler Announces He Will Retire from His Post in July

By Seth Daniel By all accounts, Fire Chief Robert Butler is going out on a high note. After serving for 16 years as the Everett Fire Chief, Butler said this week he will retire from his post in early July. The 62-year-old has guided the fire service through the drastic changes after 9/11, the...

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Everett High School Earns Continued Accreditation from the NEASC

May 27, 2016
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In the latest development in what is proving to be a banner year for the Everett Public Schools, a globally-recognized and autonomous commission has continued the full accreditation of Everett High School. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and its Committee on Public Secondary Schools has accepted the Five-Year Progress Report...

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Letters to the Editor

May 27, 2016
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“Unity: Investing in the future generation” Intense, powerful, inspiring!  On May 18, 2016, on a beautiful breezy Spring Morning, the Bicolor / Haitian Flag, symbol of freedom, pride, and unity of the Haitian people was raised for the very first time at Everett City Hall in Massachusetts. The Mayor Carlo De Maria in his...

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Rethinking Language Immersion

May 27, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico One of the most important priorities for our Commonwealth’s schools is to ensure that our students have the tools to succeed – both academically and vocationally – in today’s rapidly globalizing economy.  And yet, far too often, I hear from families and educators in my district about students who struggle...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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Sports 05-25-2016

May 27, 2016
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EHS baseball team wins GBL title, qualifies for state tournament The Everett High baseball team came home with the 2016 Greater Boston League championship thanks to a dramatIc and wild-and-wooly 12-5 victory in extra innings over defending GBL champ Medford last Wednesday on the latter’s home field at Playstead Park. The triumph gave coach...

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Obituaries 05-25-2016

May 27, 2016
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Lena Cantone Of Revere Lena Cantone of Revere died on May 17. The beloved  daughter of the late Felix and Anna (Galli) Cantone, she was the dear sister of the late Carmella Stuppia, Nicholas, Louie, George, Vincent, Victor and Andrew Cantone and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Her Funeral will be...

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Open for Business

May 20, 2016
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Open for Business

The Total Wine & More store opened in Everett Gateway Mall on Thursday, May 12, and held an official ribbon cutting on Wednesday night, May 11. The store has hired many full-time employees from the immediate area to help customers with the large selection of items.

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Spring Fun

May 20, 2016
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Spring Fun

Baseball, bubble gum and hoping for a home run. As the Mud Hens’ Ryan Zukowski waits at first, he blows a bubble and surveys the scene – hoping to make it around the base path and to home plate. The scene was part of a game with the Everett Little League Minor teams last...

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First Person:Independent Reporter Spends A Day on the Job with the EPD

May 20, 2016
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First Person:Independent Reporter Spends A Day on the Job with the EPD

By Katy Rogers With a crime scene unfolding in the heart of Everett Square just a week prior, I had the opportunity to experience the perspective of a police officer’s daily responsibilities firsthand during a police ride along the following Wednesday afternoon, May 4. Being a photojournalist, I sometimes find myself in the midst...

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Santilli Makes Statement for New England Beers:Another Feather in the Everett Brewing Cap

May 20, 2016
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Santilli Makes Statement for New England Beers:Another Feather in the Everett Brewing Cap

By Seth Daniel The Night Shift Brewery in Everett has come back from the World Beer Cup with plenty to hoist their mug about. The brewery on Santilli Highway took first place in the highly competitive category with its American India Pale Ale (IPA) brew known as ‘Santilli.’ Co-Founder Michael Oxton said there were...

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City Will Raise Haitian Flag Over City Hall for the First Time Ever

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Today, as the Haitian flag is lifted over City Hall for the first time ever, it will be more than a gesture of inclusivity for those in the Haitian community, but a sign that one of the largest immigrant groups in the city has been accepted and brought into the fold....

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