5th Annual Multicultural Festival

July 29, 2015
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5th Annual Multicultural Festival

Mario Morales gives shares a piece of mango with his son, Isaac, who maybe wasn’t so interested sharing that piece of his culture with his dad.

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…Had a Great Fall

July 29, 2015
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…Had a Great Fall

This car went back, not forward, on Foster Street last Sunday evening. The car crashed through the fence, knocked off a huge slab of granite and then perched itself precariously on the edge. Fire crews rushed to the scene and were able to get the car back on firm ground. There were no injuries...

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City Announces Award of $825,000 in Community Development Block Grant

July 29, 2015
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The city of Everett has received confirmation that some $825,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds have been awarded to the Everett Department of Planning and Development to assist with five community growth projects in the coming year. According to a release provided by Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s office, the funds will be used across...

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Wynn Files Newest Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Square Impasse with Boston

July 29, 2015
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Wynn Files Newest Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Square Impasse with Boston

Just when everyone thought there couldn’t be any more paperwork filed in association with the Wynn casino project, last week they added another 1,000 pages. Wynn Everett filed its much-anticipated supplemental environmental report late last week (also known as the Second Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report or SSFEIR) to address five key concerns raised...

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List of Candidates Dips for Upcoming Election:All Council Seats Will Be Contested, No School Committee Members Will Face Tests

July 29, 2015
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With the closing of the nomination period and the certification of nominating signatures underway, the final list of candidates for the fall election season is finally taking shape. Though there will still be races for every city council seat, the City Clerk’s office has been able to pare down the list of candidates some,...

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MGC Commissioner McHugh to Step Down on Sept. 30

July 29, 2015
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) had a bit of a re-shuffling this week with the announcement that Commissioner James McHugh – a Charlestown resident and retired state judge – plans to resign his post on Sept. 30. That announcement was followed by the news that MGC Executive Director Rick Day would not return to...

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Wynn Goes to Bid for Design & Construction Services for Casino

July 29, 2015
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Wynn Resorts announced Wednesday that Requests for Proposals (RFP) and solicitation of bids have been issued for the first-phase of design and construction of the $1.7 billion, five-star Wynn Resort in Everett. Requests were issued to qualified local firms for off-site roadway improvement design, environmental cleanup, building demolition design and site preparation and fencing....

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Opinion

July 29, 2015
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It’s time we come together to combat the opiate crisis that has spread throughout our city and all over the Commonwealth. It’s time to tackle this issue head-on and come up with solutions to reduce opiate abuse and addiction. We need to help drug users beat their addiction, and ensure no family has to...

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On the Wynn Casino….

July 29, 2015
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Everyday there seems to be a new twist and turn in the ongoing saga of the proposed Wynn Resort casino complex on Route 99.  Lawsuits are filed like they are going out of style and innuendos are bandied about based on falsehoods. A few weeks back, there were accusations about the land purchase where...

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Whales Ahoy

July 29, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...

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Bocce Tournament

July 22, 2015
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Bocce Tournament

Anthony Cataldo concentrates on his next throw during Saturday’s annual bocce tournament at Sacramone Park. Councilors Michael Marchese and Mike Mangan hosted the annual Bocce tournament on Saturday, July 22. Despite a little rain, there was a huge turnout for the tournament.

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‘Voice’ Finalist

July 22, 2015
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‘Voice’ Finalist

Local finalist, James Massone, worked in his father’s auto body shop on Lower Broadway in Everett before his TV debut on season two of ‘The Voice.’ Massone performed for Outside The Box in Boston Common Wednesday, July 15, to the delight of many local Everett and Boston fans.

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Sand Sculpting Festival

July 22, 2015
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Sand Sculpting Festival

Sand Sculptors Leonardo Ugilini (left) and Enguerrand David (right) discuss the steeple of the Old North Church on Revere Beach Monday morning as the centerpiece sculpture began to take shape – a piece dedicated to Massachusetts’s historical sites that includes Old North Church, Zakim Bridge, Paul Revere, the State House, Boston Light and Gloucester...

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DeMaria says Holding Back Wynn Permit for Traffic Study Unfair

July 22, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria has rejected the call by Attorney General Maura Healey that the Wynn Everett casino should be delayed in order to go through a protracted traffic study with state transportation officials. DeMaria said holding up the casino for years of neglect at Sullivan Square lets other developers – such as in Somerville...

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App Camp Helps Kids Create,Learn about Next Wave of Learning

July 22, 2015
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App Camp Helps Kids Create,Learn about Next Wave of Learning

A group of Everett middle schoolers spent last week in an innovative camp. The camp had no tents; nor was there any campfires. In fact, it was located in a computer lab, and instead of s’more’s, the kids were creating apps. App Camp took place at Everett High School last week under the supervision...

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Investigators Still Looking into Death of Everett Worker at Malden Car Wash

July 22, 2015
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An Everett man was struck and killed while working at a Malden car wash on Sunday morning, prompting calls by worker safety groups to protect workers from car accidents and deaths. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis announced Sunday afternoon that Jose Tobias-Valle, 28, of Everett died after being...

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Mayor DeMaria Announces CDBG Funding for City

July 22, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria is happy to announce that the Department of Planning and Development has received the FY2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to use on development projects for the 2016 fiscal year. “These funds will be put to good use in the City of Everett,” said Mayor DeMaria. “We are always looking for...

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Local Talent on ‘The Voice’

July 22, 2015
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Outside The Box Boston hosted a number of free performances throughout the week at Boston Common from July 14-19. The free festival, which boasted to have entertainment for everyone’s tastes, included more than 100 artists and performers. One of the highlighted performances included contestants from NBC’s “The Voice” including local talent and season winners...

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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2015
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Officially On the Ballot To the Editor: It is with overwhelming energy that I can officially say I am a candidate for the Ward Six City Council seat in the upcoming November 3, 2015 local election. I would like to thank the over 300 residents who took the time to sign my papers! As...

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Obituaries 07-22-2015

July 22, 2015
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Stephen Douglas Jefferson July 13, 1948 – July 4, 2015 Stephen Douglas Jefferson of South Yarmouth, formerly of Everett, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus suddenly on Saturday, July 4. “I am Free,” would be his declaration as he loved singing that song at church. He has obtained final complete...

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AG Healy Calls for Delay in Wynn Casino Process

July 22, 2015
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State Attorney General Maura Healy, a Charlestown resident and the top law enforcement official in the state, has called for the state environmental and traffic regulators to delay awarding an environmental certificate to the Wynn Everett casino until an in-depth, regional traffic study has been completed. In a letter sent on Monday, July 13,...

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Junior Cadet Program Sees Record Number of Campers

July 22, 2015
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Junior Cadet Program Sees Record Number of Campers

Push ups, jumping jacks, touring the City’s jail cells aren’t exactly what most students would equate with summer fun, but apparently it’s striking a chord with Everett students as a record number of cadets have turned out this week for the Everett Police Department’s Jr. Cadet program. The week long camp is for grades...

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Wynn Won’t Buy Honda:Planning Board Meeting Rich in Details During First Local Casino Review

July 22, 2015
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Wynn Won’t Buy Honda:Planning Board Meeting Rich in Details During First Local Casino Review

Members of the Wynn Everett team said on Monday night that, contrary to many rumors, they will not be purchasing the Honda Cars of Boston property on Lower Broadway, comments that came during a one-hour presentation at the Everett Planning Board Monday night that marked the first local review of the giant project. Numerous...

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Planning Board Member Wants Control over Sullivan Square Casino Traffic Plans

July 22, 2015
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While Charlestown residents seem to be driving the talk on what a new Sullivan Square should look like, at least one Everett Planning Board member wants his Board to have more control of that process to ensure Everett doesn’t come out on the losing end of those plan again. Member Lou Pizzano Jr. said...

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