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Letter to the Editor
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I Take Full Responsibility To the Editor, After taking time to reflect, I have decided to step down from my position as an Everett City Councilor; effective immediately.  My actions have clearly hurt a city that I love, and am…Read more →
A Memorial Day Truism: Freedom Isn’t Free
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For the first time in 20 years — that’s an entire generation — America’s military men and women are not fighting a war on foreign soil. The withdrawal of our remaining troops from Afghanistan last August brought to an end…Read more →
Mystic Valley Elder Services Urges, Do Not Lose Sleep Worrying About Insomnia
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There’s nothing quite as frustrating as not being able to get to sleep and stay asleep. Insomnia happens to most people at one time or another in their life but is more common in older adults. Insomnia is the most…Read more →
First ‘Bike to the Sea Day’ Ride Since the Pandemic Set for June 5
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The 30th annual “Bike to the Sea Day” ride will start in Everett at 8 a.m. on Sunday June 5th. It is the first in-person “Bike to the Sea Day” group ride since 2019, the year before the pandemic shutdowns.…Read more →
Sheriff Koutoujian Meets With AG Garland, And Federal Law Enforcement Leaders
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Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian was recently in Washington, D.C., where he participated in meetings with top federal officials regarding critical issues facing law enforcement across the country. Sheriff Koutoujian – who is Immediate Past President of the Major County…Read more →
New Flags at Glenwood and Woodlawn Cemeteries
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Everett’s New Firefighters Sworn In During Ceremony at City Hall
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Mike Sainristil Hosts Youth Football Clinic at Everett Stadium
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“Did you guys have fun?” former Everett High football star Mike Sainristil asked the youth football players following the first of two sessions Sunday at Everett Memorial Stadium. “Yes!” responded everyone who had the opportunity to participate in the youth…Read more →
DiPierro Resigns As Ward 3 Councilor: Deveney Steps Down As Communications Director
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Ward 3 Councilor Anthony DiPierro and Everett Communications Director Deanna Deveney have resigned from their respective positions in city government. DiPierro and Deveney had come under criticism for their insensitive remarks during a Zoom conversation among city officials. Mayor Carlo…Read more →
The City of Everett Celebrates Kids to Parks Day
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State Senate Passes Driver’s License Bill
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The Massachusetts State Senate passed the Work and Family Mobility Act by a vote of 32 to 8. The following statement may be credited to the leaders of the organizations co-chairing the Driving Families Forward Coalition, Brazilian Worker Center Executive…Read more →
City Partners With American Red Cross for Successful ‘Sound the Alarm’ Program
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The City of Everett, in partnership with the American Red Cross, National Grid, and the Everett Fire Department (EFD), held its “Sound the Alarm” program this past weekend. We would like to thank everyone who volunteered their Saturday to make…Read more →
MVES Offers New Mental Health Outreach Program for Spanish-Speaking Older Residents
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Since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago, more and more people are talking about behavioral health issues including loneliness, social isolation, and emotional changes. An increasing number of folks are starting to see mental health for…Read more →
Deveney Tells Council of Upgrades to Local Cable
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Everett Director of Communications Deanna Deveney told city councilors at their May 9 meeting that Everett Cable Television (ECTV) will be leading the way compared to many surrounding communities with the recent upgrades that will provide “better transparency of government.”…Read more →
City Partners With Everett Public Schools for Memorial Day Event
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Special to the Independent The City of Everett, in partnership with the Everett Public Schools, are pleased to announce a joint 2022 Memorial Day event will take place on Tuesday, May 24, at 6 p.m. at Glendale Park located on…Read more →
Nurses Day Luncheon
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Sacramone Honored by MPSA
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Special to the Independent The Massachusetts Package Stores Association (MPSA) recently honored Ralph Sacramone, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) and longtime resident of Everett. Sacramone was recognized by MPSA for his outstanding performance and commitment…Read more →
Former Everett Star Carlins Platel Signs With NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers
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Carlins Platel, who helped lead the Everett High football team to the 2016 Division 1 state championship, has signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Platel played defensive back for the University of South Carolina football team in…Read more →
EHS Senior Prom
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Everett councilor makes racially insensitive comments in leaked video
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Councilor Anthony DiPierro previously received backlash for a separate racially insensitive incident. The post Everett councilor makes racially insensitive comments in leaked video appeared first on
Everett teen, 14, hospitalized after being shot while on trip to Canada
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“Sandrick is full of love and knows he is loved.” The post Everett teen, 14, hospitalized after being shot while on trip to Canada appeared first on
State Treasurer’s Veterans’ Bonus Division Extends Eligibility Period
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The State Treasurer’s Veterans’ Bonus Division announced that the eligibility period for the Massachusetts COVID-19 Bonus for National Guard members has been extended past its initial end date of June 15, 2021. National Guard members activated for additional deployments at…Read more →
García Invited by President Biden To Attend Cinco de Mayo Reception at the White House
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State representative candidate and sitting Chelsea City Councilor Judith García attended the White House’s official Cinco de Mayo reception last week. The event was hosted by President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, who invited García to their celebration along…Read more →
Goldberg Announces Interim Chairman for the Cannabis Control Commission
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State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced that Sarah G. Kim was sworn in as Interim Chairman for the Cannabis Control Commission (Commission). Ms. Kim replaces Steven J. Hoffman who submitted his resignation as Chair in April after serving for several years…Read more →
Crimson Tide Pop Warner Plans for Its 2022 Season
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If Crimson Tide Pop Warner is not the most successful Pop Warner organization in Massachusetts – in terms of championships, high participation rates, graduates advancing to high school and college programs, and support by the community – it’s certainly near…Read more →