Major Improvement:Wynn,City Announce Plans for Active,10-Acre Park on GE site, Malden River

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The City of Everett and Wynn Boston Harbor made a major announcement last Friday about plans for a huge, 10.5-acre, active public park that would go on the old, fenced off GE site on Air Force Road abutting the Malden River. Plans were released publicly and forwarded to the City Council...

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Wynn Contributed to Campaign Against Question 1, Will Continue

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor casino said this week that it had gotten involved in the Revere Special Election last Tuesday, Oct. 18, that had major implications for a developer that is pushing the statewide Question 1 ballot initiative in November. Wynn also said it would be involved in the statewide fight...

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Question 2: Simple,Plausable,and Wrong

October 28, 2016
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By Jacob Oliveira, (Ludlow), President, MA Association of School Committees, and Mary Bourque, (Chelsea), President, MA Association of School Superintendents The solution proposed by Question 2 is, to use H.L. Mencken’s phrase, simple, plausible, and wrong because it ignores other badly needed changes in charter policy and leaves students in district schools victims in...

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Why I Am Yes on 2

October 28, 2016
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By Marty Walz If all you know about Question 2, the ballot question that would lift the cap on public charter schools, is what you’ve seen on TV – chances are good you’re confused about how to vote. As the author of the current charter school law when I was a state Representative and...

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Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...

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Sports 10-26-2016

October 28, 2016
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EHS Roundup Boys soccer team tops Chelsea, 4-0 The Everett High boys soccer team claimed the Battle of the Parkway II with a 4-0 shutout of archival Chelsea last Monday evening under the lights of Everett Stadium. The Crimson Tide, who have engaged in some epic encounters with their ancient archrivals on the soccer...

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LaLiberte Donates Pumpkins to the Madeline English School

October 21, 2016
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LaLiberte Donates Pumpkins to the Madeline English School

The Madeline English School held its Fall Festival on October 12, a great event made even more special thanks to Trevor LaLiberte of TDL Landscaping, Inc. for his generous donation of more than 200 pumpkins to students families. Every family that attended the fun-filled event received a free pumpkin to take home and decorate...

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Charter Member:Everett’s Joseph D’Onofrio Emerges as One of Anna Maria Football’s First Stars

October 21, 2016
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Charter Member:Everett’s Joseph D’Onofrio Emerges as One of Anna Maria Football’s First Stars

By Cary Shuman  The victories are not yet piling up for the Anna Maria College football team but Everett’s Joe D’Onofrio sees a bright future ahead for the program. D’Onofrio, a former Everett High running back who also starred at Pope John High School, is having an excellent season for Anna Maria, a Division...

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McAfee,Everett Roll to 49-14 Win over Somerville

October 21, 2016
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McAfee,Everett Roll to 49-14 Win over Somerville

By Cary Shuman The Everett High School football team has had a line of superb quarterbacks in its proud history. Matt Nuzzo, J.R. Suozzo, and Jonathan DiBiaso quickly come to mind as signal callers who provided outstanding leadership and firepower at the helm of the Everett offense in recent times. Jordan McAfee, the Tide’s...

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Few Early Jobs for Everett on Wynn Site Has Some Sounding the Alarm:Some Say Jobs Will Come in Time

October 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Concerns are running high amongst some Everett residents and officials as the union workforce ramps up at the Wynn Boston Harbor site, but very few on the workforce right now are from Everett. That is being tempered by many, including some sentiments of Wynn Boston Harbor – which has no say...

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Week-Long Festivities in the Fermentation District

October 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel ‘Boo’ and ‘Brew’ are natural companions so it’s only natural that the Fermentation District, led by Night Shift Brewery, is using Halloween to kick off an entire week of brewery fun. Night Shift’s Janine Pohorely, curator of content at the brewery, said the company – and the entire district, including Bone...

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Slaughterhouse Proposal Denied:Council Unanimously Rejects Owners’ Petition to Withdraw Proposal, Then Denies Application

October 21, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. To the surprise of absolutely no one who has been watching the saga unfold, the Everett City Council voted last Tuesday to reject a last ditch effort by the owners of Saba Live Poultry to withdraw their proposal for a Halal slaughterhouse on Revere Beach Parkway and instead voted unanimously...

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Police Briefs 10-19-2016

October 21, 2016
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Tuesday, 9/27 Brian Gorman, 28, 685 Broadway, Malden, was arrested for utter counterfeit note, receiving stolen property. Fredly Noel, 29, 1 Brown Tr., Malden, was arrested for Operating under the influence of liquor, leaving scene of property damage, carrying a knife. Yancarlo Reynoso-Tejada, 18, 10 Metcalf Ct., Boston, was arrested for license registration refusal....

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Sports 10-19-2016

October 21, 2016
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EHS Roundup EHS boys soccer team qualifies for state tourney The Everett High boys soccer team enjoyed a successful week, earning five of a possible six points in their three games, to improve their record to an outstanding 8-2-4 and qualify for the post-season state tournament. Gabriel Meireles was the offensive star for coach Oswaldo...

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Obituaries 10-19-2016

October 21, 2016
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Victor Finos Retired GE Mechanical Engineer; Annapolis graduate Retired GE Mechanical Engineer; Annapolis graduate Victor P. Finos of Wakefield, formerly of Everett,entered into rest on October 15 in the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was 94 years old. Born in Prodolone, San Vito, Italy, Victor resided in Everett for many years. He...

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Feast of Padre Pio

October 14, 2016
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Feast of Padre Pio

Members of St. Anthony’s Church in Everett proceeded through Everett to celebrate Padre Pio, led by Giuseppina Pagiluca. The annual feast of Padre Pio is a staple of the Italian community in the Parish.

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Wynn Boston Harbor Tears Through Slurry Wall Construction

October 14, 2016
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Wynn Boston Harbor Tears Through Slurry Wall Construction

By Seth Daniel The slurry wall foundation that supports a majority of the Wynn Boston Harbor building is nearly completed, more than a month ahead of schedule, and work crews are in the process this week of digging out the parking garage area. “The slurry walls are nearly done,” said Greg John on Wynn...

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Mystic River Park Improvements Launched

October 14, 2016
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Mystic River Park Improvements Launched

On Thursday, October 6, the Mystic River Watershed Association and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) kicked-off a series of improvements to Torbert Macdonald Park in Medford, just across the Everett line. Revitalization projects include newly paved paths, phragmities removal, a volunteer stewardship program – and future amenities such as a river overlook...

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Slaughterhouse Seeks to Withdraw:Some on Council Hope to Block and Deny

October 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An attorney for Saba Poultry – the company that has proposed putting a slaughterhouse on the Parkway – has sent a letter to the City Council asking for withdrawal without prejudice, but prior to Tuesday night’s meeting (which came too late for Independent deadlines), some councillors hoped to block that request...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Acts of Terrorism

October 14, 2016
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Nicholas Rovinski pleaded guilty on Sept. 22 in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a case that had connections to Everett and Boston. Nicholas Alexander Rovinski a/k/a Nuh Amriki a/k/a Nuh Andalusi, 25, of Warwick, R.I., pleaded guilty to...

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Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2016
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QUESTION 2 Dear Editor: The Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts, the oldest organization in the state for retired educators, today announced its opposition to Question 2, the ballot question that would allow unlimited charter school expansion anywhere in the state, take millions of dollars away from successful local district public schools, and cause the...

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Opposing Recreational Marijuana,Quesiton 4 on the November Ballot

October 14, 2016
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By Dost Ongur, M.D., Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division at McLean Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School   There is ongoing public debate about legalization of marijuana – first for medicinal and more recently for recreational uses. Societal attitudes towards this issue have changed dramatically in a relatively short period of...

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Fire Prevention Week

October 14, 2016
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Nothing can be more devastating than a fire in your home.  Years of memories can all but vanish as pictures, letters and mementos of a family’s lifetime are lost in the flames. And in some cases, a fire claims a life. We urge our readers to look around their house or apartment and do...

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Sports 10-12-2016

October 14, 2016
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Everett rolls past Medford in GBL opener By Cary Shuman The Everett High football team began its final run through the Greater Boston League with a solid-from-start-to finish 49-0 victory over Medford Friday night at Hormel Stadium. Senior running back Marvin Fedna scored two touchdowns on runs of 32 and 39 yards, representing his...

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