Shovels and Aspirin:Emergency Rooms, Chiropractors Busy With Snow Injuries

February 26, 2015
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There’s no doubt the recent snow cavalcade has taken its toll on the general attitude of most folks, but health care providers report that it has also taken quite a toll on the physical well being of young and old. On a typical day in the Chelsea MGH Urgent Care, Dr. Brent Ragar might...

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Commercial Triangle Plan Meeting Scheduled:Residents Encouraged to Attend March 2 Meeting at Connolly Center

February 26, 2015
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Commercial Triangle Plan Meeting Scheduled:Residents Encouraged to Attend March 2 Meeting at Connolly Center

  The Commercial Triangle Plan meeting is set for March 2. The Everett Planning and Community Development office has re-scheduled its first public meeting on the proposed Commercial Triangle Master Plan for Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at the Connolly Center on Chelsea Street. The Commercial Triangle is the section of the city...

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Council to Consider Housing Plan:State 40B Requirement Sent to Committee of the Whole

February 26, 2015
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The Everett City Council on Monday night voted to create a Committee of the Whole to study a proposal to adopt the Everett Housing Production Plan, which was produced for the city by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), in an effort to comply with the state’s affordable housing law, Chapter 40B. The Everett...

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Six Firefighters Promoted:Police Hire New Officers

February 26, 2015
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Six Firefighters Promoted:Police Hire New Officers

The Everett City Council on Monday night voted unanimously, 9-0 to approve the promotions of six members of the Everett Fire Department, including the appointment of two new Deputy Chiefs. Councilors John Leo McKinnon and Sal Sachetta were absent from Monday’s meetings. Leading the way among the newly appointed were Joseph Hickey and Anthony...

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Council Holds Off On Pay Hikes

February 26, 2015
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The City Council was set to consider four pay hikes on Monday night, following a recommendation of the Ways and Means Committee and separate analyses of pay rates in neighboring communities. However, a variety of different technical issues with the agenda items addressing each of the pay led to no votes being taken on...

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Senator DiDomenico Brings Colleagues to Everett as Part of the Senate’s Commonwealth Conversations Tour

February 26, 2015
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The sixth of eight Commonwealth Conversations tours crossing the state comes to metro Boston on March 4th. Senators Sal DiDomenico, Will Brownsberger, Sonia Chang-Díaz, Linda Dorcena Forry, Pat Jehlen, and Anthony Petruccelli will tour schools, local businesses, redevelopment sites, Massport, and a union apprenticeship program. The day will culminate with a public town hall...

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Obituaries 02-25-2015

February 26, 2015
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Michael Paul Wilcox His children were his biggest joy Michael Paul Wilcox of Winchester, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on Feburary 17. He was 47 years old. Michael’s biggest joy in life was his children and spending time with family and friends. His presence lit up rooms with a beautiful smile, infectious laugh and...

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Wynn Everett Details its Strategies for Cleanup of Site Contamination

February 18, 2015
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Wynn Everett Details its Strategies for Cleanup of Site Contamination

Wynn Everett officials unveiled details last week about the environmental cleanup of the future casino site on Lower Broadway, once home to the noxious chemical franchise Monsanto. Jamie Fay of Ft. Point Associates in Boston said they have a good idea of the three major areas of pollution on the site, and that his...

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Everett Crews Continue to Dig Out From Long Winter

February 18, 2015
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The Everett City Services Department began the week, once again, digging out from a snowstorm that dumped more than 12-inches of snow on the Greater Boston region over the weekend. The latest snowfall, estimated at about 14-inches for our area, brings the seasonal total to more than 90-inches of snow, all since January 23,...

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To Break or Not To Break: Is February Vacation Still Necessary?

February 18, 2015
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There is virtually no one who can readily recall just why it is that Massachusetts schools take one week of vacation in February. It is as old as the oldest teacher or most seasoned administrator – whether active or retired. Some say it’s a vestige of World War II heating oil rationing. Others say...

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The Winter of Our Discontent

February 18, 2015
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Although the temperatures have been below zero with wind chills even colder, tempers have been rising among just about all of us as the snow and our frustrations continue to pile up. Yes, life is difficult in the city, where parking spaces are non-existent, tickets are being issued, cars are being towed, traffic is...

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Don’t Be Fooled

February 18, 2015
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Like an annoying alarm clock that predictably shouts its tone, late last week and this week several establishment lawmakers and transportation pundits began blaming the MBTA’s implosion on a lack of taxes and on the majority of voters who repealed the automatic gas tax increases last November. Don’t be fooled, please. In the daily...

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Sports 02-18-2015

February 18, 2015
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EHS Roundup EHS girls basketball qualify for tourney, sets sight on GBL title The Everett High girls basketball team soared to new heights this past week, reeling off four straight victories in six days, including a dramatic buzzer-beater, to raise their record to a sterling 12-6 and punch their ticket for a Journey to the Tourney. The Lady...

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Obituaries 02-18-2015

February 18, 2015
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Wayne ‘Winky Peppers’ Gray Of Malden, formerly of Everett Wayne ”Winky Peppers” Gray of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on February 11. Wayne was a longtime member of the East Side Athletic Association of Malden. He was the beloved son of the late Frank and Ruth (Maige); dear brother of Edward “Peppers” of Revere...

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Wynn Officials, Boston Have Been Meeting to Discuss Traffic Fixes

February 12, 2015
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Despite the City of Boston’s cold reception of Wynn Everett when it comes to negotiating mitigation agreements and other such things, apparently working out traffic problems with Wynn has not been so taboo – including very detailed discussions of traffic fixes in Sullivan Square. Bob DeSalvio, vice president of development for Wynn Everett, told...

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Wynn Will Likely File Key Environmental Reports Later This Month

February 12, 2015
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A deadline for a final environmental report addressing traffic solutions in Everett and Charlestown has come and gone for Wynn Everett, but the casino developer has said it is working diligently with state agencies and waiting for their responses to proposals in the report. Most importantly, Bob DeSalvio, senior vice president of development at...

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Third Storm in Three Weeks Taxing Resources

February 12, 2015
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City Services crews, maintenance workers and custodians were working , were on Monday and Tuesday trying to clean up from Winter Storm Marcus, the third heavy snowfall event of the in the past 12 days, which was on pace to dump more than two feet of snow on the Greater Boston area and Everett...

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City Will Apply for MGC Mitigation Fund:Doesn’t Believe It Changes Standing in Suit

February 12, 2015
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The City of Boston confirmed late on Wednesday, Feb. 4, that it would put in a “placeholder” application for the inaugural round of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) Community Mitigation Fund (CMF) – despite having filed a lawsuit against that agency just about one month ago. The deadline for applications to the CMF were...

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Maintaining Perspective Through The Winter of 2015

February 12, 2015
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It hardly seems possible at this point, but as of January 23, 2015, Boston and the surrounding area had barely registered a single snow flake. Now just 17 days later – as of this writing – the region has faced three major snow storms in a span of 17 days and accumulated a total...

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Sports 02-11-2015

February 12, 2015
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EHS Roundup EHS hockey team edges Somerville, 1-0 The Everett High hockey team turned in its best performance of the season to earn its biggest win of the season, a 1-0 triumph at Somerville Friday evening. J.J. McLaughlin lit the lamp with a shot from the slot that rang in off the goalpost midway through the second period...

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Obituaries 02-11-2015

February 12, 2015
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Randolph Divino Malden District Court officer Randolph ‘Randy’ Divino of Revere died suddenly on February 2. A court officer at the Malden District Court, he was the beloved son of the late Lawrence and Amelia (Ciampoli); dear brother of Lawrence Divino of Revere and the late Amelia Divino and is also survived by his...

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Discover the Dinosaurs

February 9, 2015
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Discover the Dinosaurs

Despite the snow, “Discover The Dinosaurs” arrived in Boston to the excitement of the attendees.  The exhibit features 40 animatronic museum quality Dinosaur replicas that move and interact with guests.  Coincidentally, with the cold weather in the Boston area this year, the show added a new Ice Age exhibit featuring more educational fun.  Kids...

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Grand Re-Opening of Shute Library Cancelled

February 9, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett would like to inform residents that due to the vast amount of snow and in the interest of public safety, the Grand Re-Opening of the newly renovated Shute Memorial Library will be cancelled for Saturday, February 7th until further notice.  

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Everett Police Arrest Two Suspects on Separate Incidents Over Weekend

February 9, 2015
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Everett Police Chief Steven A. Mazzie announced the arrest of two suspects in two separate incidents. On Saturday January 24, 2015, Detective Daniel Tucker was working a police security detail at the Walgreen’s in Glendale Square. Detective Tucker heard a noise he believed was a gunshot and observed a dark S.U.V. with the operator...

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