Drum & Bugle Corps

June 23, 2017
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Drum & Bugle Corps

The Boston Crusaders put on a theatrical performance, incorporating dance and expressive movement in their lively musical routine. Hundreds flocked to Everett Memorial Stadium on Saturday, June 17, for a premier exhibition of Drum & Bugle corps from around the state. The Everett Public Schools Music Department organized the wonderful display of music and...

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City Receives $12.5 Million from Wynn

June 23, 2017
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City Receives $12.5 Million from Wynn

On Wednesday, June 14, the City of Everett and Wynn Boston Harbor held a public update meeting on the Wynn casino constructionsite. At the meeting, Wynn Resorts President Robert DeSalvio presented a check to Mayor DeMaria for $12.5 million, part of the Host Community Agreement with Wynn. It was the second multi-million dollar payment...

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Campaign Kickoff

June 23, 2017
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Campaign Kickoff

Mayor Carlo DeMaria thanked the large crowd of Everett residents who attended his reception on Thursday, which marked the official kickoff of his mayoral re-election campaign.

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Capuano says It’s Time for Democrats to Get Past the Small Details and Focus on Collaborating

June 23, 2017
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Capuano says It’s Time for Democrats to Get Past the Small Details and Focus on Collaborating

By Seth Daniel Congressman Mike Capuano hosted a community meeting at Everett High School last Tuesday evening, May 30, to update residents on the current state of affairs in Washington, D.C. The casual gathering allowed local residents to get a firsthand perspective of Capuano’s views on Washington. The event was well attended by Democrats...

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Greenway:Envisioning the Malden River of the Future

June 23, 2017
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Exciting changes are underway on the Malden River this summer. Once an industrial district, recent local leadership and Brownfield redevelopments are creating momentum to transform the river completely. Building on this renewed investment, the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), in partnership with the Cities of Everett, Malden, and Medford, is leading the Malden River...

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License Board Looking Towards Potential Ban of Alcohol ‘Nips’

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Citing trash and creating a public drinking environment, the Everett License Board on Monday night moved forward with a potential citywide ban on selling alcohol ‘nips’ in Everett. Chair Phil Antonelli said the Board has agreed to issue a letter to all liquor stores and package stores detailing that the City...

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Incumbents Lining Up for Re-Election

June 23, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City election season began with the opening of the nominating period on May 1, and so far, the only real races developing are for at-large City Councilor and in the Ward 2 Council race, as incumbents have pulled papers in all races and no challengers have emerged elsewhere. The City...

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Backyard Chicken Coop Issue Bring Out those in Favor and Opposed

June 23, 2017
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By Katy Rogers The Everett Board of Health invited residents to an open meeting for input regarding an up to date chicken coop ordinance. Currently, chickens are already permitted in the city, but Everett’s outdated ordinance is vague and in need of being updated as the city has grown and become more congested with...

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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...

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Obituaries 06-21-2017

June 23, 2017
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Wilfred Bowker Worked at family business, George E. Bowker & Sons Moving Co. Wilfred J. Bowker of Wilmington, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully on June 16. He was 87 years old. Wilfred was a U.S. Navy Veteran who proudly served during the Korean War. He also worked at his family business, George E....

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EHS Class oF 2017

June 17, 2017
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EHS Class oF 2017

At the graduation, Joseph LaMonica was first amongst more than 500 students to receive his diploma on Wednesday night.

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Chamber Tournament

June 17, 2017
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Chamber Tournament

Tom Dunn of CFS participated in the annual Chamber of Commerce golf tournament on Thursday morning, June 8, to benefit the Chamber and its membership. The Tourney took place at Gannon Golf Club in Lynn.

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Egging It On: Residents Ask for Rule Changes in Order to Raise Chickens

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Everett Board of Health is considering an amendment to the long-time ordinances governing whom can and how one can raise and keep chickens in the City. The Nuisance regulations regarding live poultry and chicken farming in Everett will have a hearing on Monday, June 19, in City Hall at 6...

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National Grid Details Major Upgrade to City’s Electrical Needs

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel National Grid is preparing to significantly upgrade the electricity needs of the City of Everett, and much of that has to do with the increased development and investment in the area. The company was scheduled to have a public meeting Tuesday night, June 13, too late for Independent deadlines. However, officials...

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Fire Time Fireworks: Big Show will Light Up Glendale Park,City on July 1

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the first time in generations, perhaps ever, the City of Everett will feature a major fireworks display for the July 4th holiday – setting off what is expected to be a magnificent display on July 1 right in the heart of the city. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of...

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Herb Chambers BMW Considering Expansion in Everett

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Potential plans are in the works for a major change at Santilli Circle. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and other elected officials confirmed that Herb Chambers Car Dealerships, based in Somerville, has met with them to discuss expanding their network to Everett on the current Best Buy site. Mayor DeMaria preferred not to...

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City Clerk Matarazzo to Retire at the End of the Month

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a number of years in the Clerk’s office, and several as the City Clerk, Michael Matarazzo announced this week that he plans to retire from City Government at the end of the month. Matarazzo grew up, for the most part, in Everett – moving to Baldwin Avenue from Somerville when...

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Wynn Boston Harbor to Deliver First $12.5 Million Check

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel No doors have yet opened at the Wynn Boston Harbor resort on Lower Broadway, but the second – and largest to date – mitigation check will be delivered to the City tonight, June 14. Wynn will present the first $12.5 million casino mitigation check to the City of Everett following a...

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Council Approves FY 2018 Operating Budget of $183,310,997:Water and Sewer Budget and Capital Improvement Plan Budget Also Approved

June 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council in three votes approved a total fiscal year 2018 spending package of $212,885,817 for the city of Everett fiscal year that begins July 1, 2017. The breakdown of the three budget pieces included $183,310,997 for the FY 2018 operating budget, $18,127,320 for the FY 2018 Water...

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Council Votes 10-1 to Increase Mayor’s Salary in 2018 and Again in 2020:Proponents Noted Increasing Salaries for Department Heads as a Top Reason

June 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. In a remarkably short, and uncontroversial vote at the end of its meeting Monday night, the Everett City Council voted 10-1 to approve a salary increase for the position of Mayor. Effective in January 2018, the mayoral base salary will now be $160,000 per year, up from its current level...

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Police Briefs 06-14-2017

June 17, 2017
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Saturday, 5/13 Samuel Higgins, 26, 88 Gerrish Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, leaving scene of property damage and on warrant. Monday, 5/15 Julio Ayala, 19, 197 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, 5/16 Fabricio Cerqueira, 37, 30 Shute St., Everett, was arrested for unlicensed operation of...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences.The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on our...

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Obituaries 06-14-2017

June 17, 2017
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Thomas G. Kennedy, Esq. Self-employed attorney and land developer Thomas G. Kennedy, Esq.  of Everett, formerly of Topsfield, entered into rest unexpectedly on June 9. He was 67 years old. Born in Everett, Tom lived in Topsfield for many years before returning to Everett. He was a graduate of Suffolk Law School and worked...

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Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser

June 9, 2017
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Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser

School Committee Chairman Frank Parker raffled off a pair of Red Sox tickets to help support the Devens Elementary School fund during Sunday’s celebrity bartender event at Stewart’s Pub. A number of local officials over the past several months have taken up residence behind the bar to raise money for their favorite charities. Councilor...

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