Tide Washes out Springfield; Defeating the Eagles 31-23 in Season Opener

September 11, 2013
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The air was crisp. The stands at Veterans Memorial stadium were full with the Boston skyline peaking over Cabot Street. The Tide rushed on the field as the band played the fight song in a sea of roaring fans. Football was finally back in Everett. The crisp, early autumn air was also filled with...

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Obituaries 09-11-2013

September 11, 2013
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John Fitzpatrick Retired Shipper John E. Fitzpatrick of Peabody, a longtime resident of Peabody, died at North Shore Medical Center-Salem Hospital on September 6. He was 53 years old. Born in Boston and a retired shipper for retail stores, he was the beloved son of the late John C. and Margaret T. (McDermott) Fitzpatrick;...

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MGC: “Settle this Dispute” to Boston and Wynn Officials

September 5, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is giving the proponents of the Wynn Everett Casino proposal and the City of Boston until the end of the week to resolve an ongoing dispute over whether or not Boston should be considered a host community. Former Mass Governor William Weld, testifying on behalf of Wynn at a...

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Renovations Nearly Complete as Grand Re-opening is Scheduled

September 4, 2013
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Renovations Nearly Complete as Grand Re-opening is Scheduled

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the newly renovated Glendale Park is very near completion.  While the park may seem complete to the common eye, there are a few details that need to be finalized before opening the gates to the public.  In particular, the City is waiting on the utility company...

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Mayor Holds Lower Broadway Community Meeting Last Week

September 4, 2013
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Mayor Holds Lower Broadway Community Meeting Last Week

On Thursday, August 29th Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett held a successful open forum regarding the Lower Broadway Master Vision, the establishment of a Redevelopment Authority, and the concept of an Urban Renewal Plan. Mayor DeMaria and over 50 residents came together in an effort to stimulate community dialogue regarding possible...

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Host Community Agreements, by the Numbers

September 4, 2013
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The recent release of the Host Community Agreement between the City of Boston and Caesars Entertainment has many people speculating as to its comparison with that of the agreement between Wynn Resorts and the City of Everett.  On its face, the deal between Caesars and Boston looks very lucrative.  However, when you look closely,...

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Election Now in Full Swing: Many Issues for the Voters to Consider

September 4, 2013
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With the dog days of summer officially behind us, the attention of voters turns to the candidates for the various municipal offices who are now in the final stretch run of getting out their campaign messages. In Everett, the September primary will include a mayor’s race between incumbent Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Aldermen Robert VanCampen...

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Congratulations, Diana Nyad: Swim Was Quite a Feat on a Number of Levels

September 4, 2013
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The news that long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad successfully had crossed the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West this past weekend brought a degree of wonder and joy to all who learned of her accomplishment. First and foremost, this had been Ms. Nyad’s life-long goal after four previously-unsuccessful efforts stretching over a span...

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Obama Made the Right Call: the President’s Decision to Ask Congress Was Correct

September 4, 2013
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We realize that we are by no means foreign policy experts, but we simply wish to say that it is our view that President Obama made the right decision is seeking the approval of Congress before bombing Syria for its violations of international law regarding the use of chemical weapons. In our view, the...

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Police Briefs 09-04-2013

September 4, 2013
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8/13 Kevin Cummings, 49, 5 Mason St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Dominick DiPietro, 23, 33B Vera St., Revere, was arrested for malicious destruction of property over $250. Cristian Portillo, 17, 3010 West Emerson St., Melrose, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, leaving scene of...

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The Tour for Four: Everett High Football Begins Quest for Division 1 State Title

September 4, 2013
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The Everett High football team will open its season against powerful Springfield Central Friday night at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. Coach John DiBiaso’s Crimson Tide gridmen have won three Super Bowl titles in a row. Springfield is the defending Division 1 Western Mass. champion with its only loss last season coming at the hands...

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Obituaries 09-04-2013

September 4, 2013
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Frances Simonelli Lifelong Everett Resident Frances M. (Harrington) Simonelli, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on August 29 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.  She was 82 years old. A homemaker, she was the beloved wife of the late Peter V. Simonelli for over 61 years; the dear and devoted mother of...

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First Day of School

August 28, 2013
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First Day of School

Mariah Rogers and Carolina Bettero are ready for first day of school in Beachmont. Each in their school uniforms.

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Revere Continues Work on Mitigation Agreement, Expects Signing This Week

August 28, 2013
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Revere Continues Work on Mitigation  Agreement, Expects Signing This Week

Revere continues to work on its host community agreement this week – comparing it to the Boston agreement signed on Tuesday – and is expected to hold a signing ceremony by the end of the week. As Mayor Tom Menino signed the most lucrative host community agreement to date in the state on Tuesday...

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DeConinck Arrested for Murder in Trailer Park

August 28, 2013
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DeConinck Arrested for Murder in Trailer Park

When residents of Lee’s Trailer Park saw the sirens and heard the commotion in their trailer park, they said they thought it was just another heroin overdose. Residents say they get about two or three of those per week, and fire trucks and ambulances are as common as passenger vehicles. However, neighbors quickly realized...

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Crackdown on Broadway Two Dozen in Arrests

August 28, 2013
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Crackdown on Broadway Two Dozen in Arrests

A major Revere Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigation centering on Broadway Revere and Rt. 1 in Saugus has resulted in the arrest of 24 people for various drug offenses, further strengthening the crackdown on drugs and violence around Broadway. Three weeks ago, after a rash of troubling crimes on Broadway, police...

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Schools Will Observe Jewish, Muslim Holidays

August 28, 2013
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Addressing the growing religious diversity in the City’s public schools, administrators and School Committee members approved a school calendar for the upcoming year that observes Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious holidays for the first time in the City’s history. While the Christian Good Friday holiday has always been a day when schools were closed,...

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Summer’s Last Gasp: Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend Safely

August 28, 2013
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The forecast for the Labor Day weekend is for sunny and warm weather — a perfect combination for outdoor activity of all kinds on the official last weekend of summer. As we look back at the past three months, it seems as if it were just yesterday that we were celebrating the arrival of...

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School’s Back: So Be Careful Driving on Our Streets

August 28, 2013
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School either already has begun or will be back in session shortly in communities  all across the state — and that means motorists who have become accustomed to child-free streets during the morning commute once again must become eagle-eyed and on the lookout for children and school buses on our roadways. The start of...

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Police Briefs 08-28-2013

August 28, 2013
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MONDAY, AUGUST 19  Charles Anthony Kaplan, 19, of 166 Cooledge St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Katie L. Bearer, 32, of East Freetown, was arrested on two counts of shoplifting. Tricia A. Gullion, 42, of 31 Hillside Ave., was arrested on two counts of shoplifting and on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 ...

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Revere’s Leading Lady: Dicarlo is a Captain of Three Revere High Sports Teams

August 28, 2013
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When Logan DiCarlo begins her senior season next week for the Revere High field hockey team, she will do so as the team captain. It’s an esteemed leadership post she also holds for the varsity softball team and one she will carry on to the basketball court this winter. Just call her Captain DiCarlo...

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Obituaries 08-28-2013

August 28, 2013
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Maura DiBattista Of Revere, formerly of Ireland Maura (Kelly) DiBattista of Revere died on August 25 at the MGH after a brief illness. She was 76 years old. Born in Ireland, the daughter of the late William and Mary (Beatty) Kelly, Maura came to the United States in 1963 and was employed as a...

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Mayor Visits Rec’s Back to School Basketball Jam

August 28, 2013
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Mayor Visits Rec’s Back to School Basketball Jam

Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently stopped in to visit with local Everett youth who attended the Recreation Department’s “Back to School Jam” Basketball Camp. The camp was held in the final weeks of summer for kids ages 6-12. A last hurrah before the new school year, both boys and girls got in some last minute...

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Baldwin Ave Park Receives Updates

August 28, 2013
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Baldwin Ave Park Receives Updates

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is excited to announce the completion of the new basketball courts at Baldwin Ave Park.  The park’s courts have been fully repaved and painted.  The addition of new basketball nets will round out the updates to the West Everett park. Updates to Baldwin Ave park are part of Mayor DeMaria’s ongoing...

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