Paying Final Respects

March 17, 2017
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Paying Final Respects

The funeral procession of Naval Officer Chris Brienza who died in a vehicle accident in Florida, made its way past nearly 2,000 Everett High students lining Elm Street on its way to Woodlawn Cemetery Monday morning.

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Everyone is Irish

March 17, 2017
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Everyone is Irish

Jokes were exchanged between Coach John DiBiaso and Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo all evening long during the annual Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick’s Dinner on Friday night, March 9, at the Connolly Center. The dinner bestowed six shillelaghs to community members who have done notable things in the city this year. Meanwhile,...

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Read Across America

March 17, 2017
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Read Across America

Miguel and Mrs. Walsh had a unexpected visit from the Cat in the Hat (Sean Burell) in the school hallway during Read Across America Day at the Webster School on Thursday, March 2. The annual celebration brought guest readers to all of the elementary schools in the City. From Mayor Carlo DeMaria to Senator...

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Summer Street Property a Model for Revitalizing Blighted Homes

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There were several points throughout the past 15 months that Jim Soper, director of Inspectional Services (ISD), wanted to simply bulldoze the burnt-out home at 97 Summer St. and call it a day. The pull to quell complaints from the neighborhood and from elected officials was strong, and Soper didn’t like...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Cites Retail Struggles Nationwide for Major Change

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Steve Wynn presented his plan to the residents of Everett and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in 2013 and 2014, he often stressed the retail aspect of his resorts – that a huge amount of the revenues in his resorts came from non-casino features like retail stores. “It’s the non-casino...

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Boston in the Midst of Major Decision on Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square goes, so too do the hopes of Everett and the Lower Broadway area – which is poised to sprout wings and fly under the momentum of the Wynn Boston Harbor resort. That is, provided that people can get to it. Maddeningly enough, Everett has almost...

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Everett Pays Final Respects to Naval Officer Chris Brienza

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City and the Everett Schools did their very best to honor Chris Brienza, a fallen active duty Naval officer who died suddenly in a vehicle accident in Florida on March 2. Brienza, 22, was an active duty member of the U.S. Navy and a Second Class Petty Officer serving in...

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Snowplow Owners Have Final Checklist in Preparing for the Storm

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The sun shone brightly and the sky was a beautiful blue on Monday down Tremont Street in Everett, but Greg Antonelli of GTA Services was pacing his equipment yard, stomach in knots, adrenaline rushing as he checked, double checked and triple checked snow plows. While things skies were bright, though cold,...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...

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Obituaries 03-15-2017

March 17, 2017
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Edward Senibaldi US Maine veteran Edward E. Senibaldi, US Marine veteran, of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on March 11. The beloved husband of the late Marie (Viola) and the late Johann (Clabaugh) Senibaldi, he was the loving father of Michele Senibaldi, Edward Senibaldi and his wife, Cheri, Deneen Nowell and her husband, George,...

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St Patrick’s Day Fundraiser

March 10, 2017
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St Patrick’s Day Fundraiser

Irish musicians Danny Novack, Noel Scott and John Ford filled the room with traditional music. Meanwhile, Senator Sal DiDomenico welcomed everyone and threw out a few of his best zingers during his annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser in Charlestown on Friday, March 8. The annual dinner and roast benefits the DiDomenico Foundation, and raised...

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Moving Forward

March 10, 2017
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Moving Forward

WHATEVER IT TAKES: Everett’s Isaiah Likely leaps over Somerville’s John Kalton in pursuit of a loose ball. While Somerville held tight for part of the game, the Everett boys put their foot on the gas in the third quarter and powered past the Highlanders, 78-53. Everett will face Central Catholic High School on Wednesday...

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Wynn, Unions Look to Get More Women into the Trades

March 10, 2017
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Wynn, Unions Look to Get More Women into the Trades

By Seth Daniel Alanna Felix and Patricia Flores are just two of hundreds of girls that attend Northeast Vocational School in Wakefield, but they often find themselves alone in their studies. That’s because they study carpentry, and they are two of only three young women in their course of study. However, a new effort...

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EFD Bravely Battles Devastating Fires

March 10, 2017
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EFD Bravely Battles Devastating Fires

This past week, the City of Everett witnessed several devastating fires on Central Ave Ferry Street, and Main Street. Flames engulfed the houses and caused severe damage to the interior and exterior. Fortunately, the residents in all three locations were safe and accounted for. Mayor DeMaria stated, “I want to applaud and thank our...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Details Changes to Mass Gaming

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor group detailed changes to its Everett resort casino during a meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Thursday, March 2, in Springfield – noting that the retail component of the project has been decreased significantly in favor of more convention space. In a presentation to the...

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Down the Road Gets License for New Taproom, April Opening

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Adding to the boom of breweries in Everett will soon be Down the Road Brewery, which got its Farmer’s Pouring License on Monday night from the Everett License Commission. The license will allow the brewery and its owner, Donovan Bailey, to now have an official taproom similar to those already at...

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Council to Take Up $1.3 Million Transfer for Schools

March 10, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. School Department officials met with the City Council Committee of the Whole on Thursday night, March 2, to explain their need for a $1.3 million transfer for the current school year and how they will use the funds to get through the school year. On hand to support the School...

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Chuck E. Cheese Ordered to Have Details on School Vacations

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The cheese stood alone on Monday night at Everett City Hall, as representatives from Chuck E. Cheese were called to hearings of the Council’s Public Safety Committee and the License Commission regarding the most recent incident of violence in its Everett store. The Everett License Commission held a hearing on the...

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Homeless Man Identified, Sought in Oakland Avenue Murder

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett Chief of Police Steven Mazzie announced that an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect in the murder of Francis Brescia, 65, of Everett. At the same time, Mayor Carlo DeMaria reassured residents of the Oakland Avenue area that they should not be...

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Police Briefs 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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Sunday, 2/19 Lisa Carrafiello, 52, 79 Swan St., Everett, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts).   Monday, 2/20 Alexander Martinez, 41, 497 Broadway, Everett, was arrested on a probation warrant. Anthony Prisco, 55, 14 State St., Atkinson, NH, was arrested on warrants. Andrew Vadala, 24, 15 Staples Ave.,...

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Letter to the Editor

March 10, 2017
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Opioid-Related Overdose: How Naloxone Can Save Lives in Our Community  Dear Editor, As a future nurse practitioner, it is important to bring awareness to high risk disorders within the community. The opioid crisis continues to be a significant public health issue in the state of Massachusetts, with Middlesex County being one of the highest...

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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...

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Sports 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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EHS boys basketball beats Somerville in MIAA Division 1 Tourney Ghared Boyce scored 28 points to lead Everett to a convincing 78-53 win over Somerville in the MIAA Division 1 North quarterfinals Saturday afternoon, March 4, at Everett High. Everett trailed by a point, 18-17, as Lucas Saint Jean powered the visiting Highlanders with...

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