Archive for September, 2018

In Surprising Move, MGC Chair Crosby Resigns Ahead of Wynn Investigation Rollout

September 27, 2018
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In a stunning development late Wednesday, Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) Chairman Steve Crosby announced he was resigning from the commission and his post as chair. It’s a post he has held since day one of the commission, and comes just one day before the MGC began discussing protocol for the Wynn investigation rollout, which...
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Homecoming Celebration

September 27, 2018
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Homecoming Celebration

Mike Mangan, Council President Peter Napolitano, Councilor Rosa DiFlorio, At-Large City Councilor John Hanlon, Tricia DiDomenico, Sen. Sal DiDomenico , School Committeeman Marcony Barrios, Councilor Michael McLaughlin, and School Committeeman Frank Parker gathered for a photo to help celebrate homecoming on Friday night, Sept. 21. More than 1,000 people, according to the City, came...
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Everett Holds off St John’s, 26-14

September 27, 2018
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Everett Holds off St John’s, 26-14

If it’s not the state’s best football rivalry, it’s certainly the best one north of Boston. Every year, it seems, Everett High and St. John’s Prep are ranked in the top 5 in the state, as was the case Saturday when the two teams brought their undefeated records into Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium on...
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Graham Readies Another Great Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

September 27, 2018
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Graham Readies Another Great Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

The ALS Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea, run by the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL), will host its 10th annual walk this coming Sept. 30, and new Director Maura Graham said she is ready for another great event. “This is my first year as walk director, but I’ve had the...
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Costly Homecoming Parade Was a Casualty of Budget Cuts

September 27, 2018
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Budget cuts from last spring in the School Department, as well as the City’s inability to pay for an expensive parade, resulted in what was a more modest – but well-attended – Friday homecoming celebration this year. It was the first year in 28 years there wasn’t a Parade to mark homecoming, which was...
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Alford Street Bridge to Close Oct 1 to April 30, Major Tie-Ups Expected

September 27, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced Tuesday that traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Route 99 in the area of the Alford Street Bridge in Boston beginning on Oct. 1, and continuing 24/7 through April 30, 2019. This lane closure will allow crews to safely and effectively conduct...
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Transportation Revolution: Getting Around Everett to Radically Change Over the Next Six Months Mayor, City Set New Policy Favoring Development with Little to No Parking

September 27, 2018
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City officials this week are pointing to last Monday, Sept. 17, at the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) as a watershed moment in Everett. It’s a moment, they say, when Everett’s administration officially turned from what has been traditional thinking about parking and traffic – embracing a City not dictated by the automobile. The...
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Encore Shuttles to Lead the Way For a New Everett Transit Service

September 27, 2018
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It has often been said that many in Everett don’t even yet know the gifts that the Encore Boston Harbor development will deliver. That is exactly the case with the community shuttle that was required for them to institute and for which will be starting service next spring. As part of the licensing process,...
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The Lights Are On: Work Moves Inside on the Hotel Tower, Lobby Areas

September 27, 2018
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The last of the cranes on the Encore Boston Harbor site have been taken down, and now the focus of the work has moved inside to the finishes in the rooms and lobby areas. Greg John, of Encore, said they took down the last of the cranes last week, and it was a signal...
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Local Everett Disco Band from 40 Years Ago Sees Resurgence on Collector Interest

September 27, 2018
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When Everett’s Richard Manzi, Steve DeYeso and Mike Matarazzo – along with their bandmates from neighboring cities – broke up their disco band dubbed The Christopher Michael Band 40 years ago, they pretty much figured their music was lost to the dustbin of good-time dance club memories. Little did they know, though, that one...
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