News Briefs

April 24, 2015
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McLaughlin looks to re-enter city politics Former Everett Common Councilor Michael McLaughlin has announced that he will be running for the Ward Six seat on the Everett City Council next fall. McLaughlin, who was a candidate in a three-way race for the Ward Six seat two years ago, will again seek to win the...

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Senior Social is planned for May 20

April 24, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Council on Aging has planned its next Senior Social for Wednesday, May 20th at 11:45AM at The Connolly Center. This month’s social will be in celebration of Mother’s Day, and will feature a traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixings as well as dessert.  Music and dancing will be provided by...

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New Program Scheduled to Start at Senior Center

April 24, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Council on Aging is starting a new program at The Connolly Center, “Senior Glee” with Diane Calderone Ellis. This new program will start on Tuesday, May 19th at 1pm and will continue on Tuesdays at The Connolly Center.  Join, Everett resident, vocal coach, and teacher Diane Calderone Ellis, as she leads...

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Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

April 24, 2015
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There was never a time when one could not laugh with him, nor a moment that passed when he was short of the perfect word to describe any situation. That’s how friends, family and co-workers most remember Colm Bohill, 69, a long-time partner at the Independent News Group who passed away at Whidden Hospital...

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Teens in Everett Against Substance Abuse to Lead Alcohol Awareness Rally

April 24, 2015
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In recognition of April as Alcohol Awareness Month, Teens in Everett Against Substance Abuse (TEASA) will hold an alcohol awareness rally on April 16th at 4:30pm in Everett Square. Sixty-six percent of high school students and 33 percent of middle school students think it’s “very easy” or “sort of easy” to obtain alcohol according...

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Police Briefs 04-22-2015

April 24, 2015
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Tuesday, 4/7 Lynne Baker, 35, 240 Albany St., Cambridge, was arrested on a warrant. Vicheth So, 35, 93 Bryant St., Everett, was arrested for possession of a Class D drug with intent to distribute, with possession with intent to distribute near school, with unlawful possession of a firearm and with unlawful possession of ammunition....

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Sports 04-22-2015

April 24, 2015
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EHS Roundup EHS softball team opens with two victories The Everett High softball team got its season underway in fine fashion with a pair of victories in its long-delayed opening week. The Lady Crimson Tide easily handled Somerville, 15-0, last Wednesday and then defeated Cambridge, 4-2, Friday. Although the Somerville contest was the first...

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Obituaries 04-22-2015

April 24, 2015
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William Pothier Marine Machinist William J. Pothier of Everett passed away on April 18. He was 66 years old. Mr. Pothier was 1966 graduate of Everett High School and a longtime marine machinist for General Ship. The beloved son of the late Joseph and Dorothy Pothier, he was the loving husband of Laurie (Colella)...

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Chess Tournament

April 21, 2015
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Chess Tournament

Assia Majdi strategizes her next move during the 20th Anniversary Chess Tournament at the Parlin Library on Saturday morning, April 11. Many kids turned out to compete in the tournament, which was sponsored by the Everett Public Library.

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Hotel Plans Submitted for Site on the Parkway

April 21, 2015
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In what is believed to be the first of many transformative projects on the Parkway, Everett officials announced this week they have received an application for a hotel on Revere Beach Parkway. While there were no immediate specifics about the hotel project, it was described by those with knowledge of the project that it...

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Police Briefs 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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Tuesday, 3/23 Kenneth DiPerri, 61, 51 Chelsea St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting and on a warrant. Elmahjoub Soussoi, 32, 651 Broadway, Everett, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Wednesday, 3/24 Cameron Cohen, 21, 867 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for uninsured motor vehicle on public way and unregistered motor vehicle,...

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Everett Community Health and Wellness Center Update

April 21, 2015
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Everett Community Health and Wellness Center Update

Mayor DeMaria’s 10 week fitness challenge officially begins this Saturday, April 18th.  This “self-improvement” challenge will be comprised of a series of fun, fitness activities over a 10-week time, giving every participant an opportunity to lose weight, get fit and improve their health.  We will also cover “healthy eating” and other tips for leading an...

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Sports 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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Sports 04-15-2015

EHS Roundup EHS baseball team drops opener, 3-1 Although the Everett High baseball team dropped its season-opener last week at former Greater Boston League rival Revere, 3-1, optimism reigns for the Crimson Tide’s prospects this season. Coach Joe Lento’s squad is comprised largely of returning starters from a 2014 team that finished 10-10 to qualify for the MIAA state tournament....

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Obituaries 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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Theresa ‘Terry’ O’Donnell Of Everett Theresa “Terry” (Manfra) O’Donnell of Everett died on April 11. She was the beloved wife of the late Dennis P. Sr.; mother of Christine Breen and her husband, Luke of New Hampshire, Sean and his wife, Leslie of New Hampshire, Celeste Marquise and her husband, Michael of Vermont and...

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Mayor Proposes Moving City Hall and Police into Old Everett HS

April 16, 2015
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The big news out of Monday night’s Council meeting, at which the council took four hours to consider the Mayor’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for FY 2016, was the Mayor’s bold proposal to spend up to $88 million over the next five years to renovate the old Everett High School on Broadway as...

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Despite Delaying Certificate, Secretary Agrees with Wynn Traffic Numbers

April 16, 2015
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Despite Delaying Certificate, Secretary Agrees with Wynn Traffic Numbers

Despite complaints from surrounding cities over traffic numbers contained in the Wynn Everett environmental filing (SFEIR), the state secretary for environmental affairs and MassDOT support those numbers and indicated they were formed using the same methods as those used for other casinos, including the Mohegan Sun project in Revere. The Wynn SFEIR that was...

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Council Approves Vast Majority of Mayor’s Cip Votes Cut $860,000 out of $25.3 Million Spending Proposal

April 16, 2015
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The Everett City Council deliberated for nearly four hours Monday night over a $25,317,500 Capital Improvement Plan proposed by Mayor Carlo DeMaria. The Council ultimately voted to approve a total of $24,457,500 in capital spending requests including $3 million for the first phase of an ambitious new plan to reuse the old Everett High...

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ATF,Everett Police Host K-9 Program for Hundreds of Police Dogs

April 16, 2015
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ATF,Everett Police Host K-9 Program for Hundreds of Police Dogs

More than 100 K-9 officers and scores of police departments from as far away as New York City to as close as the Everett Police units descended on the old Everett High School K-9 training facility last week for training and certification. Under Chief Steve Mazzie, the K-9 unit has grown over the last...

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Station Of The Cross

April 7, 2015
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Station Of The Cross

The Everett Immaculate Conception Church started a new tradition on Good Friday as hundreds of parishioners marched through the streets to honor the Station of the Cross in a public Passion Play. The huge crowd was somewhat unexpected, but was seen in the Parish as a sign that the tradition will continue. The event was coordinated...

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Dipierro Announces Run for Ward 3 City Council, Launches Website

April 7, 2015
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Dipierro Announces Run for Ward 3 City Council, Launches Website

Anthony DiPierro officially announced this week his candidacy for Ward 3 City Council, and launched a new website that seeks feedback from Everett residents. The new website can be found at www.anthonydipierro.com. “I’m encouraged by the early support I have received for this run and I’m looking forward to knocking on every voter’s door to...

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School Committee Establishes $70.2 Million Operating Budget for FY 2016

April 7, 2015
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The Everett School Committee voted unanimously Monday night to schedule the public hearing on the fiscal year 2016 school budget for Tuesday, April 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with an operating budget of $70,201,385 dollars, plus an additional $3,500,000 in special education transportation and $19,466,565 in city charge backs. The committee tabled all discussion...

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Environmental Cleanup at Wynn Site Will Move Ahead

April 7, 2015
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Environmental Cleanup at Wynn Site Will Move Ahead

Despite the news that state environmental regulators have delayed giving Wynn Everett its full certificate, Wynn officials said Monday night that they are allowed – and will – continue on with the environmental cleanup of the casino site. They estimated that contaminated soils at three “hot spots” on the site could be removed late...

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Building Authority Takes Positive Vote on Keverian School

April 7, 2015
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Assistant Superintendent Dr. Thomas Stella told the Everett School Committee on Monday night that the Massachusetts School Building Authority voted on March 25 to invite the George Keverian School into their Eligibility Period, essentially accepting the school district’s Letter of Interest from last year, and giving the school district and the City of Everett...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information after Setback on State Environmental Document

April 7, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway between the MBTA and Wynn Everett....

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