Ragucci Would be Interested in Serving his Hometown Once Again

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Former Mayor David Ragucci, now the Stoneham Town Manager, did not have his contract renewed last week by that Town’s Board of Selectman, and this week he said he would be interested to hear how he might be able to help his hometown of Everett. Ragucci left his post as mayor...

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Council Discusses Readiness for Wynn, Population Growth

April 1, 2016
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By Katy Rogers The Everett City Council Public Safety Committee met with Chief Steve Mazzie and Patrolman Jeff McCabe, president of the Patrolmen’s Union, on Thursday evening, March 24, in the Council Chambers for an in-depth discussion regarding police staffing and the upcoming Wynn casino. Currently the department is budgeted for 100 officers, but...

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Residents Warm Up to Wynn Boston Harbor Name

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It seems the troubled waters have smoothed for the Wynn Boston Harbor naming controversy, which erupted in Everett shortly after Steve Wynn announced the name of the casino would be ‘Wynn Boston Harbor’ two weeks ago. As time has moved on, many folks said they better understood the name, and the...

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Council Briefs

April 1, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Council authorizes letter to school building authority The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to support the Everett Schools’ request to submit a Statement of Interest letter to the Massachusetts School Building Authority, for an addition or some other solution to the Everett High School. One week after the School...

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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years the federal courts have been monitoring the cleanup and quality of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and used the local beaches can...

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Fighting Big Tobacco for Our Kids

April 1, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico In the United States, the face of the tobacco industry is rapidly evolving. In recent years, the industry has undergone an era of innovation, creating new products designed to appeal to new customers bound for a lifetime of addiction. And yet, one aspect of the tobacco business has remained the...

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Obituaries 03-30-2016

April 1, 2016
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George B. Stewart Jr. Retired Everett Police Chief George B. Stewart Jr., retired Police Chief for the City of Everett,  died peacefully on March 26 at the Greater Concord VNA Hospice House in the loving care of his family and VNA staff. He was 80 years old.  He was the beloved husband of Ann...

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Quiet Leader Joe Rainone Made An Impact on Many Lives

March 25, 2016
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Quiet Leader Joe Rainone Made An Impact on Many Lives

By Seth Daniel When Joe Rainone would score a touchdown for the Everett High Crimson Tide, he never spiked the ball or did a touchdown dance. Instead, the quiet leader and superstar running back from the late 1980s would look for the referee and run over to hand him the ball. Despite his records...

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Boosting Student Achievement in Everett:Discussion on how Everett Improved its Rankings from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

March 25, 2016
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Boosting Student Achievement in Everett:Discussion on how Everett Improved its Rankings from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

In December of 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that every school in Everett has achieved Level 1 or Level 2 status on its five-tier academic rating system. This is a rare distinction among urban school systems and a great source of pride for the community. To highlight and amplify...

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FY’17 School Budget Beginning to Take Shape

March 25, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. School Committee member David Ela informed the School Committee Monday night that the Finance Committee will be bringing forth a budget proposal for a $73,515,225 fiscal year 2017 budget at its next meeting on April 4. That budget figure includes a $69,015,225 operating budget and a $4.5 million capital budget...

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Growing Enrollments Forcing Schools to look in to an Addition to Everett High:City Already Undertaking Feasibility Study for Keverian School Community

March 25, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett School Committee voted unanimously on Monday night to authorize Superintendent Frederick F. Foresteire to ask the city government to submit a statement of interest for an addition at Everett High School. Assistant Superintendent Thomas Stella explained to the School Committee that their vote would essentially repeat a similar...

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Police Briefs 03-23-2016

March 25, 2016
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Monday, 2/29 Christina Telesford, 23, 33, Franklin St., Everett, was arrested on three warrants. Tuesday, 3/1 Kristian Flanagan, 44, 4 Mead St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting. Adam Savage, 31, Hampton, N.H., was arrested on a warrant. Jessica Savage, 35, Hampton, N.H., was arrested on a warrant. Wednesday, 3/2 Leandro DaSilva, 30, 4 Mead...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...

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Obituaries 03-23-2016

March 25, 2016
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Robert ‘Sully’ Sullivan Former volunteer groundskeeper at Immaculate Conception Church of Everett Former volunteer groundskeeper at Immaculate Conception Church of Everett Robert J. “Sully” Sullivan passed away on Tuesday, March 15 at the West Revere Health Center where he was receiving supportive care for the past several days following a lengthy illness. He was...

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No Better Place than Stewart’s Pub for St Pat’s

March 17, 2016
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No Better Place than Stewart’s Pub for St Pat’s

By Katy Rogers As a local favorite, many anticipate celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Stewart’s Pub on the corner of Elm Street and Jefferson Avenue on Thursday, March 17, and throughout the weekend. Stewart’s takes pride in being the only Irish Bar in the city of Everett, and has become a well-known destination for...

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New Focus on Opioid Crisis Forcing Action:Mckinnon,Council Subcommittee Helping to Share Information

March 17, 2016
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New Focus on Opioid Crisis Forcing Action:Mckinnon,Council Subcommittee Helping to Share Information

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. When the Everett City Council voted last month to establish its own task force to address the opioid crisis in Everett, Committee chairman John Leo McKinnon said the committee would be a real working committee that would meet with the Board of health and Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s already established Opioid...

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Wynn Boston Harbor:Casino Name and Model Unveiled by Steve Wynn

March 17, 2016
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Wynn Boston Harbor:Casino Name and Model Unveiled  by Steve Wynn

By Seth Daniel Steve Wynn visited Boston on Tuesday afternoon to unveil the full-scale model of his Everett resort casino, and in true Wynn form, debuted the newly-named Wynn Boston Harbor and kicked around other subjects as well, from the U.S. presidential election to the environmental appeal of Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone to the...

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Norman St:In a Forgotten Neighborhood, A Lively Industry is Booming

March 17, 2016
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Norman St:In a Forgotten Neighborhood, A Lively Industry is Booming

By Seth Daniel Traditional knowledge in Everett told everyone to stay away from Norman Street and Air Force Road, but with the growing industry around brewing and distilling in that area, keeping people away from the suddenly popular – but once completely forgotten – neighborhood has been very hard to do. On any Friday...

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Senator DiDomenico Stands Up to Violence Against Women at White Ribbon Day

March 17, 2016
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Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) recently joined his House colleague Representative Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown) and a number of Cambridge officials at the State House in honor of White Ribbon Day. The Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign invites men and boys to be part of the solution in ending violence against women by taking a pledge...

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Sports 03-16-2016

March 17, 2016
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Pope John Tigers fall to New Mission in North final By Cary Shuman Pope John High School senior guard Gianni Hill was outstanding in the final game of her career but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers fell to New Mission, 57-52, in the Division 4 North final Friday night at Tewksbury High School....

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Obituaries 03-16-2016

March 17, 2016
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Lucille Butler Worked for Gorins- Almys Department Store  and Capuano Real Estate Lucille C. (Morel) Butler, a lifelong Everett resident, passed away at Mass General Hospital on March 7. She was 85 years old. Lucille was a longtime department manager for Gorins-Almys Department Store. She later worked as a receptionist for Capuano Real Estate....

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Together in Song

March 11, 2016
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Together in Song

Governor Charlie Baker, Senator Sal DiDomenico, and Mayor Marty Walsh joined together in song to entertain the crowd during the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration hosted by Sen. DiDomenico in Charlestown. The popular event brought many from the area and several state officials as well.

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Wynn Everett Officials Shut Down Remediation:Curtatone Called on to Drop Appeal

March 11, 2016
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Wynn Everett Officials Shut Down Remediation:Curtatone Called on to Drop Appeal

By Seth Daniel The Wynn Everett casino officials announced late Tuesday that they will now have to suspend their environmental cleanup activities immediately – most especially their shore cleanup and dredging activities. At the same time as that announcement, three key environmental groups declared that the Chapter 91 appeal by Somerville is “without merit.”...

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