Police Briefs 10-03-2018

October 5, 2018
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Wednesday, Aug. 15 Judy Vong, 32, 27 County Rd., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Thursday, Aug. 16 Vincent Cantelmo, 25, 154 Vine St., Everett, was arrested for trespassing, carrying a knife, possessing Class E drug and Resisting arrest. Malik Chappell, 23, 150 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing, obstruction of justice, resisting...
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Combating Climate Change Can Produce Economic Gain

October 5, 2018
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Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can benefit macroeconomically—if they prioritize the most economically efficient measures for mitigating emissions. The Economic Case for Combating Climate Change, a report released today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the BCG Henderson Institute, shows that most countries can achieve 75 percent to 90 percent...
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In Case You Have Not Noticed

October 5, 2018
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The Alford Street Bridge is under repair — again. This is the second time in the last decade that this bridge is being repaired, and the commuters are the ones that will have bear the inconvenience with much longer commuting time. With the traffic going down to one lane in each direction to and...
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Sports 10-03-2018

October 5, 2018
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Everett football improves to 4-0 with 35-8 victory over Lawrence The Everett High School football team maintained its perfect record with a strong 35-8 victory over Lawrence Friday night at Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium. Junior running back Jaden Mahabir scored two touchdowns while sophomore quarterback Duke Doherty threw two TD passes to help the...
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Obituaries 10-03-2018

October 5, 2018
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Douglas Russell Of Everett Douglas H. Russell of Everett died on Sept. 28 at the age of 51. He was the beloved son of Raymond and Claire (Winsor) Russell, loving brother of Raymond Russell and his wife, Christina, Judy Pendleton, Doreen Hall and Lisa Toto and the beloved uncle of Hannah, Elizabeth and Cameron Russell....
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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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DiDomenico Supports Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis

September 27, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature recently passed bipartisan legislation providing an additional set of tools to address the opioid crisis and establishing the Commonwealth as a national leader in the fight against this epidemic. Among the provisions included in the bill are increasing access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), exploring...
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DiDomenico Secures $75K for Everett Public Schools Youth Caseworker

September 27, 2018
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Sen, Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) recently announced that his amendment providing $75,000 for a youth caseworker in 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 version of the...
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Council Approves 20-Year Solar Agreement with Syncarphia in Contested Vote

September 27, 2018
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In a contested 5-3 vote, the City Council approved a 20-year contract with Syncarphia Solar and Renewable Energy Massachusetts (REM) under a new state program that should save the City more than $250,000 annually on energy bills. Though the matter had been before the Council several times already, many on the board felt they...
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From the Mayor’s Office

September 27, 2018
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EVENTS AT THE EVERETT LIBRARIES Introducing a new group for new parents! Come for coffee, fun activities for kids and conversation. Learn about local resources, and meet other parents. The first meeting will be held on Friday, October 12, at 11 a.m. at the Shute Memorial Library. It is free and open to the...
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Police Briefs 09-26-2018

September 27, 2018
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Police Log Friday, 8/10 Kathrine Guarino, 35, 14 Irving St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Barry Johnson, 46, 575 Peverly Hill Rd., Portsmouth, was arrested for motor carrier safety violations (2 counts), unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle, no inspection sticker and possessing Class B drug.   Saturday, 8/11 Rory Walsh, 40, 95...
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Letter to the Editor

September 27, 2018
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CITY OF EVERETT HOLDS SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION   Dear Editor, I want to give a big thanks to everyone who attended the City of Everett’s Homecoming Celebration on Friday, Sept. 21. We welcomed a crowd of over 1,000 people to Glendale Park to enjoy a night of food, activities, entertainment, and a grand...
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Thank You Sen DiDomenico

September 27, 2018
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The announcement by Sen. Sal DiDomenico of securing $75,000 for an additional youth caseworker in the Everett Public Schools certainly comes as good news to local officials. The notion that a school’s duty to children begins at 8 a.m. and ends when the bell sounds at 2:45 p.m. is as extinct as the Dodo...
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Sports 09-26-2018

September 27, 2018
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EHS Roundup EHS boys soccer defeats Gloucester The Everett High boys soccer team enjoyed a strong measure of success this past week, claiming a pair of ties and a victory. In a 3-1 triumph over Gloucester, Andydavens Elysee scored the hat trick to account for all three of the Crimson Tide’s goals. Juan Meza...
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Obituaries 09-26-2018

September 27, 2018
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Margaret ‘Peggy’ DeBellis Of Everett, formerly of the North End Margaret “Peggy”(Cadden) DeBellis of Everett, formerly of the North End, died on Sept. 18. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank, loving mother of Deborah Delle Donne and her husband, Frank, Frank DeBellis and his wife, Allison, Mark DeBellis and his wife, Diane...
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