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Matewsky has plans set for 39th annual Children’s Halloween Party

City Councilor Wayne Matewsky reported this week that plans are in place for his 39th annual Children’s Halloween Party at the Silver Fox – a party that has is free to all children again this year.

“This is my favorite event each year, and the children love it,” he said. “It’s free, fun and safe for the children. It’s my honor to have put it on for 39 years now.”

The annual Children’s Halloween Party will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 2-4 p.m. at the Silver Fox II, Second Street.

For more information, call Matewsky at (617) 389-5106. 


Everett man pleads guilty to scheme to defraud the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance

An Everett man pleaded guilty Oct. 17 at Boston federal court in connection with a scheme to defraud the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance of more than $1.8 million.

Edison Delarosa, 53, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud. U.S. Senior District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for Jan. 24, 2019. In February 2017, Delarosa was arrested and charged and subsequently released on conditions. 

From approximately January 5, through November 24, 2016, Delarosa engaged in a scheme to defraud the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by exploiting the Department of Unemployment Assistance’s (DUA) online system, which allows claimants to manage their unemployment insurance accounts over the internet. On multiple occasions, Delarosa, who did not actually owe DUA any money, submitted bogus “repayments” online, which triggered the release of “refund” checks payable to him in varying amounts. During the course of the scheme, Delarosa submitted a total of 136 fraudulent “repayments,” amounting to $1,813,170, for which DUA issued him 15 paper “refund” checks, totaling $1,251,283. DUA uncovered the scheme after six of those checks, totaling $27,227, were mailed to Delarosa and deposited into his account.   

The charges of wire fraud and mail fraud provide for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.


Everett are you ready to be “Scared Safe?”

The Everett Police Department in conjunction with Everett Kiwanis is again running its Bike Safety Halloween Day . It will occur this Saturday October 27, from 1-3 p.m at Glendale Park and invites all students and guardians from grades kindergarten through grade 5. The first 100  youngsters will receive free fitted bike helmets and safety training from Everett’s Finest. Wear your Halloween costume and you might win a bike ! Refreshments and gifts will be provided to all Everett ‘s youngsters.

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