Welcome Home

February 10, 2017
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Welcome Home

Cory Kidd greeted his mother, Ann Marie, at the front door of his home on Liberty Street last Thursday, Feb. 2, after being honorably discharged from the Army after four years of service, including a nine-month stint in Afghanistan. The family, including Cory’s dog, Delta, greeted the former soldier warmly at the family home.

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Revoked:Council,Mayor Look to Strip Exelon Of Its 20-Year TIF Agreement

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Everett City Council, at the request of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, has voted unanimously to decertify and strip Exelon Generation plant of its 20-year Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement that has been in place since 2000. Mayor DeMaria called for the special meeting of the Council on Monday to address the...

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Chief Mazzie says Everett Well on Its Way to up Police Contingent

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Police Chief Steve Mazzie said this week that the Department has nearly completed its first phase of adding at least 10 new recruits in anticipation of the Wynn Boston Harbor resort – and are already getting ready to meet next fiscal year’s goal of 10 more recruits. “We are pretty close...

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Total Wine Set to Fight Suspension from State Alcohol Commission

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Though they have been open in Everett less than one year, already the Total Wine and More store in the Gateway Mall is staring down a suspension – and perhaps more – of their package store licenses by the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC). The crime: they’re giving deals that...

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Everett Schools Join the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic:New Nasal Narcan Policy Will Help Schools Reduce Overdoses

February 10, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. On Monday night, the Everett School Committee voted to adopt a new policy that will put into place the medicine and training necessary to allow Everett schools to join the citywide fight against the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. The Everett Public School Department’s new Nasal Narcan Policy was established to...

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Letter to the Editor

February 10, 2017
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Compassion and professionalism My family and I would like to thank the Everett Police Department and the Everett Fire Department for their compassion and professionalism with the death of my brother, Tom Lucey.  We would also like to extend a personal thank you to both Sargent Paul Durant, EPD and Captain Mike Nigro, EFD...

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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...

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Sports 02-08-2017

February 10, 2017
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EHS Roundup EHS girls win two more, improve to 10-5 The streaking Everett High girls basketball team won two more games this week to extend their winning skein to six games. Coach Tammy Turner’s Lady Crimson Tide, who clinched their second straight Greater Boston League championship last week, now stand at a lofty 10-5...

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Obituaries 02-08-2017

February 10, 2017
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Benjamin Saia Retired US Postal Clerk Benjamin J. “Benny” Saia, born in and a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into rest on February 4 in the Cambridge Health Alliance-Everett. He was 93 years old. Benny was a retired postal clerk for the United States Postal Service and a US Army veteran of World War...

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Patriots Parade 2017

February 8, 2017
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Patriots Parade 2017

Patriots Victory Parade, photos by Joseph Prezioso and Katy Rogers.

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S.T.E.M. Night at the Parlin School

February 3, 2017
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S.T.E.M. Night at the Parlin School

Behold the whale! Students lined up to enter the whale for an exhibit and discussion during the Parlin School’s Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Night.

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Development:City,Residents Consider Designs for $1.1 Million Reconstruction of Gramstorf Park

February 3, 2017
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Development:City,Residents Consider Designs for $1.1 Million Reconstruction of Gramstorf Park

By Katy Rogers A public meeting was hosted at the Keverian School on Monday evening, Jan. 30, to discuss the future development of the Gramstorf Park, which is commonly nicknamed Little Florence Street Park. The 0.7 acre park, which is located on the corner of Florence Street and Nichol Street, contains a well-used playground...

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Sharice Nazaire – Outstanding PJHS Student

February 3, 2017
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Sharice Nazaire – Outstanding PJHS Student

Story and photo by Marianne Salza Pope John XXIII High School (PJHS) senior Sharice Nazaire is a student with an incredible work ethic – someone friends and teachers can count on. She is at the top of her Advanced Placement (AP) program and studies diligently. Through her full days of homework and game training,...

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Making Progress? Public Safety Subcommittee Seeking Answers on New Police Officers

February 3, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council’s subcommittee on Government Operations, Public Safety and Public Service was hoping to learn Monday night whether the city has made any progress in its self-stated goal to hire up to 10 new police officers per year in advance of the opening of the Wynn Boston Harbor...

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Special Meeting to Update Councilors on Stabbing

February 3, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Mayor Carlo DeMaria requested a special meeting of the Everett City Council for last night, Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, for the purpose of updating the Council on an on-going investigation into the stabbing death of a young Everett man nearly two weeks ago. The meeting...

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Everett Square Property Owners Bring Back the Past in Elegant Function Hall

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Henok Jimma and his family purchased the old Everett Sporting Goods building in Everett Square, they were well aware of the prime retail and office space in the old, gallant building. But they had a surprise waiting for them when they went to the top floors. What greeted them were...

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Muslims in Everett on Edge,Disappointed with Presidential Orders

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Many of the Muslims who immigrated to the United States and live or worship at the Everett Mosque reported this week that they are disheartened by the travel bans issued by President Donald Trump for seven Muslim-majority countries – and noted that they were reminded by the move of the actions...

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Everett Clinches Tournament Berth

February 3, 2017
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The Everett High boys basketball team clinched a berth in the MIAA State Tournament with a convincing 64-52 victory over Somerville Friday night. Junior guard Ghared Boyce scored a game-high 24 points for Everett, who led 31-24 at the half. Junior forward Isaiah Likely netted 14 points. Senior center Theo Zidor had eight points...

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Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2017
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We need your help My name is Joshua Guzman and I am a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 109. I am a freshman at Everett High School, enrolled in its STEAM Academy program and a two-year member of the Everett Crimson Tide Marching Band. Our troop’s goal is to bring the Scouting experience...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand at the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Sports 02-01-2017

February 3, 2017
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EHS Roundup EHS girls basketball team tops Malden, Somerville to claim second straight GBL title The Everett High girls basketball team, which had not won a Greater Boston League title in more than 20 years until doing so last year, claimed its second straight GBL crown with victories this past week over GBL rivals...

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Obituaries 02-01-2017

February 3, 2017
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Mary Ann Foti Retired MIT administrative secretary Mary Ann Foti, a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into rest at home surrounded by her loving family on January 24.  She was 69 years old. Born in Everett, Mary Ann was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1966. From 1966 until...

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Women’s March for America

January 29, 2017
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Women’s March for America

Everett Councilor Mike McLaughlin, Congressman Mike Capuano. Barbara Capuano, Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party Gus Bickford, and Senator Sal DiDomenico marched on Saturday.

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Police Officer Promotions

January 29, 2017
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Police Officer Promotions

Three Everett Police were promoted in the Council Chambers on Monday evening before the City Councillors. The Council voted to appoint veteran Police Lieutenant Paul Hamilton as a Police Captain, promoted Sergeant Scott Stallbaum to the rank of Police Lieutenant and appointed officer Michael Westford as an Everett Police Sergeant.

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