Casino Proposal, Mayor’s Race Dominated News in 2013

December 31, 2013
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Looking back on the past year, there were really only two news stories that dominated the headlines in 2013 and they were inexorably linked in the minds of many voters. The re-election campaign of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, who faced a challenge from veteran Alderman Robert Van Campen was the top political story of the...

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2014 Inauguration Set for January 6

December 31, 2013
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On Monday, January 6th, the City of Everett will hold its 2014 Inauguration. The event will begin at 7:00PM at the Frederick Foresteire Center for the Performing Arts, located in Everett High School, and will be broadcast LIVE on EHS-TV Channel 15. An historic occasion, marking the first year of City Government since Everett’...

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Wynn Resorts Unanimously Approved to Move to Phase 2

December 31, 2013
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Wynn Resorts has cleared all hurdles with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) after a unanimous vote recorded last Friday, Dec. 27, by Commissioners that officially declared the company suitable to submit a Phase 2 application. Earlier this month, the MGC’s investigation unit had unveiled a lengthy investigative report on Wynn and the MGC held...

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2014 Residential Parking Sticker Information

December 31, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce the official start date for the 2014 Residential Parking Sticker Program.  Beginning Thursday, January 2nd,, the new 2014 parking stickers will be available in the Parking Clerk’s Office in the lobby of City Hall. To obtain a new sticker you must return the 2013 sticker, as well...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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EHS Girls Basketball Team Edges Saugus, 46-42

December 31, 2013
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The Everett High girls basketball team started fast and then fended off a late Saugus surge to earn a 46-42 triumph this past Friday evening on the EHS court. The Lady Crimson Tide led at all of the quarter marks, jumping out to a 17-7 advantage in the opening frame, taking a 26-15 lead...

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Obituaries 01-01-2014

December 31, 2013
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Elvera Petrocelli Homemaker Of Everett Elvera A. (Romano) Petrocelli of Everett died at home on December 28. She was 82 years old. A homemaker born in Boston and a longtime Everett resident, she was the beloved wife of Neil R. Petrocelli for over 58 years; dear and devoted mother of Elaine Nickerson of Hampton,...

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Santa Claus Visits Everett Children

December 24, 2013
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Santa Claus Visits Everett Children

Mayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to welcome Santa Claus to Everett to visit with children and families! Santa visited both the Recreation Center and City Hall this past Monday to speak with the children and collect their Christmas lists. Families also had the opportunity take pictures with Santa. After his visits Santa hitched up...

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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite Yet

December 24, 2013
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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite Yet

Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need...

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ISD Makes Progress on Blighted Properties

December 24, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Director of Inspectional Services, Jim Soper, are pleased to report that ISD has made substantial progress in identifying and controlling blighted, abandoned, and illegal properties. The Inspectional Services Department recently began the process for receivership for three Everett properties: 28 Central Ave, 181 Nichols Street, and 58 High Street. Each...

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It’s Not Too Late: Please Remember Those in Need

December 24, 2013
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The economists may tell us that we finally have turned a corner in the recovery from the debacle of the Great Recession of the Bush years, but  statistics only tell part of the story. The cold, harsh reality for many Americans is that economic recovery still is only a dream in a world where...

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Hockey Team Wins Opening Two Contests

December 24, 2013
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The Everett High hockey team enjoyed a successful opening week, defeating Mystic Valley, 4-3, Wednesday and East Boston on Saturday, 3-0. The season-opener against Mystic Valley at Allied Veterans Rink saw freshman Marc Faia earn the distinction of lighting the lamp for the first time this season with a goal in the first period,...

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Obituaries 12-25-2013

December 24, 2013
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Sondra Barham-Collins Of Everett Sondra Barham-Collins of Everett died on December 19. She was the wife of Douglas Madden Sr.; mother of Ryan Keith Collins and Douglas Madden Jr., both of Everett; daughter of Roger Barham and his wife, Roberta of Everett and Elaine D’Amore and her husband, Richard of Fitchburg; sister of Brenda...

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Mayor and City Team Up with Bruins and Wynn Everett to Help Those in Need

December 20, 2013
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Mayor and City Team Up with Bruins and Wynn Everett to Help Those in Need

Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently welcomed Wynn Everett and the Boston Bruins Organization to City Hall for the Bruins Annual Holiday Toy Shopping and Delivery event. The Bruins Organization and Blades the Bear delivered hundreds of toys to City Hall to be distributed to Everett children for Christmas.  The Bruins players previously picked out the...

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Progress: Renovation of Council Chambers Underway

December 20, 2013
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Progress: Renovation of Council Chambers Underway

Visitors to the Peter J. McCarren Memorial Chamber for Monday night’s Joint Convention had to have noticed the progress that is being made on the renovations that will prepare the Chamber to serve the new City Council, beginning on January 6, 2014. Several rows of the theater style seats that had served as the...

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Underhanded Deals: MGC Pins Silent Ownership Claim on Jailhouse Conversations Between Lightbody and Bufalino

December 20, 2013
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Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) members voted to allow the Wynn Resort casino to move forward on its site in Everett, but not before MGC investigators said they believe Revere businessman Charlie Lightbody and Winthrop developer Gary DeCicco (Atlantis Marina in Winthrop and Fowler Marina in Revere) – both convicted felons – have a hidden...

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Zoning By-laws Updated to Match New Charter

December 20, 2013
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The Everett Board of Aldermen and Common Council met in Joint Convention and then each met separately on Monday night – 15 minutes apart – to adopt zoning amendments to the Everett Zoning Ordinance, that will allow the zoning code to conform with the new form of government, which takes power the first week...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 20, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away December 5 at the age of 95, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here...

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Police Briefs 12-18-2013

December 20, 2013
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11/27 Richard Prince, 31, 39 Allston St., Charlestown, MA, was arrested for Operating under the Influence of Drugs and resisting arrest. Jahzelle Wolcott, 19, 201 Chelsea St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant.

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Sharing the Marquee: Marquis Holman and His Father, George Enjoy Their Athletic Successes Together

December 20, 2013
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They were a team within a team, senior Marquis  Holman, a standout running back for the Everett High football team, and his father, George L. Holman, an aide to the coaching staff in the state’s most successful program. While Marquis was rushing for more than 800 yards and eight touchdowns this season as the...

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Obituaries 12-18-2013

December 20, 2013
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Dr. Thomas Montenero Longtime Everett Dentist Dr. Thomas R. Montenero of North Reading, a former longtime Everett resident, passed away at home on December 15. He was 59 years old. A graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Dr. Montenero was a cum laude graduate of Boston College, and a graduate of Tufts Dental School...

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Everett Co-operative Bank Hosts Santa Greeting

December 11, 2013
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Everett Co-operative Bank Hosts Santa Greeting

One of the sweetest elements of Christmas is that expression of sheer delight on a child’s face while he grasps his mother’s hand tightly before meeting Santa Claus. He fidgets in line, looking over the crowd on his tip toes; as a list of things he wants to say to Santa rush through his...

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Holiday Trees

December 11, 2013
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Holiday Trees

City Hall and Everett students make a team that would make Santa Claus and Rudolph proud. For proof, be sure to drive by the grounds of the old Everett High School — especially at night — and enjoy the holiday trees and decorations that adorn the property. The trees and decorations, including gingerbread houses,...

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MGC Keeps Proposal at Suffolk Downs Alive: Local Officials Will Prepare for MGC Hearings on Thur., Mon.

December 11, 2013
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A casino at the Suffolk Downs site in Revere is still a possibility as the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) allowed on Tuesday afternoon Mohegan Sun’s proposal to go forward with a commitment that the casino developers and the City of Revere hold a second election for Revere voters early next year. Earlier in the...

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