Chapter 70 Money Stalls at City Hall Despite School Committee Request

October 13, 2018
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria said the administration will not pass on $2.5 million in additional funds for the Everett Schools recently designated by the State Legislature to help cover the losses for funding formula flaws. Instead, the mayor said they would retain the money in City accounts to help lower the tax rate for property...
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Teachers Claim Foul in Police Incident, Schools say It Was All About Safety

October 13, 2018
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The controversy between the Everett Teachers Association (ETA) and the School Department intensified a bit this week when the teachers claimed that the schools had been heavy-handed in calling the police on them when they were gathering before in the parking lot of the Parlin School on Sept. 25. It’s a claim soundly refuted...
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New Program to Promote Safe Streets

October 13, 2018
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If Prescott Street is to be more inviting, then let such an effort start with painting the crosswalks red. That’s just what happened on Sunday morning when volunteers from the street and volunteers from the NeighborWays organization got together to take their first action after several months of planning and recruiting on the street...
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Everett Library Staff Lists Events Being Planned

October 13, 2018
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Shute Memorial Library  October 22nd,  3 p.m.   Parlin Meeting Room Come to the Shute Memorial Library to build a 3D object to print on our 3D Printer.  You will learn how to get started in Tinkercad, and open source 3D modeling software before learning how to send your design to the library to...
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DiDomenico Secures $75K for Opioid Treatment Services at CHA

October 13, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) recently announced that his amendment providing $75,000 for the Cambridge Health Alliance Everett Care Center to increase access to office-based opioid treatment services was included in the final Fiscal Year 2019 budget. As Assistant Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate, DiDomenico was able to secure a number of amendments for...
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Mayor DeMaria Defends Columbus Day in Globe

October 13, 2018
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For all of his accolades in the 13th Century, Christopher Columbus has had rough seas here in the 21st Century, as indigenous groups and many in the general public have begun to call for a change to the holiday that tends to skew towards highlighting the Italian culture more than the explorer himself. Add...
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CLF, Local Partners Unite to Support DEP Decision on National Grid Path

October 13, 2018
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Three powerful partners announced this week that they have filed a Motion to Participate within the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) appeal hearing on the decision to require National Grid to build and maintain a pathway on its property abutting the Malden River. The decision by DEP came earlier in the summer and required...
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Police Briefs 10-10-2018

October 13, 2018
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Tuesday, Aug. 21 Mali Washington, 34, 401 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Thursday, Aug. 23 Lynn Croft, 62, 8 Walnut St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting. Arturo Silva, 31, 46A Wyllis Ave., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Herberto Silva-Nunes, 41, 46A Wyllis Ave., Everett, was arrested on...
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Letter to the Editor

October 13, 2018
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PROUD OF OUR TEACHERS To the Editor:  We are proud that dozens of teachers from Everett and dozens more from nearby communities came to the School Committee last Monday night (Oct. 1) to show solidarity with Everett teachers who have been subjected to alleged bullying and intimidation for far too long in this district....
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Massachusetts Must Move Forward on Our Own

October 13, 2018
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With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, coming on the heels of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, it is clear that the America as we have known it for the past 70 years, a time in which the United States attained and maintained its supremacy in the world and achieved...
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Sports 10-10-2018

October 13, 2018
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Everett rallies for win over BC High, 34-10 By Cary Shuman Everett found itself in an unfamiliar situation in the first quarter of its game against Boston College High School Friday night: it was facing a 10-point deficit and the large delegation of BC High fans were no doubt thinking this could be the...
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Obituaries 10-10-2018

October 13, 2018
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Armando ‘Mundo’ Vetrano Of Everett Armando “Mundo”  Vetrano of Everett died on Oct. 6. A World War II U.S. Army Air Force veteran, he was the loving father of Debra Paglucca and her husband, Michael of North Reading and Dennis Vetrano and his wife, Christine of Marshfield and the beloved brother of the late Leo,...
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Happy 90th Birthday, Patricia

October 5, 2018
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Happy 90th Birthday, Patricia

State Representative Joe McGonagle (D-Everett) presents a certificate from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to Patricia Cunningham on her 90th birthday in Winthrop at the Pleasant Park Yacht Club on behalf of Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop)
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Soaring

October 5, 2018
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Soaring

Anthony Kelley was joined by proud parents, Anna and Dan, on Saturday, Sept. 29, as he was officially granted his Eagle Scout rank from Everett’ Troop 814 in the Glendale Methodist Church. Kelley has been involved in scouting since he was in second grade, and worked his way up through the ranks to Eagle.
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Teacher Revolt:Everett Teachers, State Union Leaders Rally at School Committee

October 5, 2018
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Teacher Revolt:Everett Teachers, State Union Leaders Rally at School Committee

The Everett School Committee meeting on Monday night was highlighted by solidarity – that being the unity of teachers from across the region who gathered about 100 strong to support teachers in Everett whom they say are being “bullied” by the administration. That claim was quickly rebutted by Supt. Fred Foresteire after the meeting...
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Everett High Shows Up with High Marks on the MCAS Test

October 5, 2018
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Everett High School (EHS) came through with a great round of test scores in aggregate on this year’s MCAS test – especially compared to other schools, with EHS outperforming high schools in suburban communities like Melrose and North Andover. EHS Principal Erick Naumann reported to the School Committee on Monday night that the high...
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MGC Chair Crosby Resigns Ahead of Wynn Investigation Rollout

October 5, 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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MGC Investigation Likely to Roll Out in October, But Still Not Done

October 5, 2018
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The Wynn Resorts investigation continues to chug on, but the public process for rolling out the investigation now has a blueprint. Ed Bedrosian, executive director of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), said they would have an adjudicatory process and not a public hearing on the matter. The format for the rollout seemed as if...
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Exelon Completes Transactions of Engie LNG Facility

October 5, 2018
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Exelon Generation announced Monday it has completed its acquisition of the Everett LNG Facility in the industrial waterfront, assuming both facility ownership and management of operations. “With this acquisition, we are ensuring that Mystic Generating Station’s Units 8 and 9 will continue receiving a dependable liquified natural gas supply to help meet New England’s...
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Kelley Achieves Eagle Scout After Long Journey in Scouting

October 5, 2018
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Anthony Kelley didn’t just earn the cooking merit badge on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout, he discovered a career. Kelley, a freshman at Southern New Hampshire University, celebrated his achievement of Eagle Scout last Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Glendale Methodist Church, and it was a journey he said provided him with...
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DiDomenico Secures $125,000 for Everett Schools Technology and Music Programming

October 5, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) recently announced that his amendment providing $125,000 for music programming and technology upgrades at the Everett Public Schools was included in the final Fiscal Year 2019 budget. As Assistant Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate, DiDomenico was able to secure a number of amendments for his district in the Senate...
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Members Plus Credit Union and Everett Credit Union Announce Their Mutually Beneficial Co-Op Merger

October 5, 2018
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Everett Credit Union and MembersPlus Credit Union have announced their successful merger. The official merger date of October 1, 2018 came just a few short months after members of both credit unions voted in favor of joining the two financial institutions. The 4,200 members of Everett Credit Union have joined MembersPlus Credit Union, which...
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La Comunidad Gets Healthy Communities Grant from the Aetna Foundation

October 5, 2018
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La Comunidad has been selected as a grantee in the Aetna Foundation’s Cultivating Healthy Communities program and was awarded a $50,000 grant to implement a multilingual resident-approach to a Safe & Welcoming police policy. The Cultivating Healthy Communities program awarded nearly $2 million in grants to 23 nonprofit organizations to advance the Aetna Foundation’s...
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DiDomenico Continues the Fight for Anti-Hunger Policies

October 5, 2018
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As part of Hunger Action Month, Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) last week participated in the Hunger Awareness Rally at the State House. DiDomenico was joined at the rally by DTA Commissioner Jeff McCue, Representative Jay Livingstone, Representative Hannah Kane and Representative Joe McGonagle. Sen. DiDomenico has long made food insecurity and nutrition policy a...
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