Black Cyan Magenta Yellow Everett Independent Published by the Independent Newspaper Co. Wednesday, March 2, 2016 State of the City WELL PLAYED DeMaria focuses on health and growth By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria delivered his annual State of the City speech Monday night, focusing on recent initiatives to improve the overall health of Everett residents and children, improvements to parks and other outdoor recreational resources, investment in and improvement of city facilities and the growth of the city’s business sector. “My vision for Everett is to make us the healthiest city in America and we are on our way,” said the Mayor. See SPEECH Page 2 Mayor Carlo DeMaria outlined numerous priorities for his administration in 2016 during a 30-minute Midterm Address to the Council and School Committee. License appeal Dante Gulla of the Everett High String Orchestra concentrates as he plays the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ on Monday night prior to Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Midterm Address. Members of the City Council, School Committee and the community gathered in the Council Chambers to hear the mayor’s priorities for 2016. Among some of those priorities were restoring the Malden River, stressing/investing in healthy living and working towards affordable housing requirements for new development. Somerville boycott gets mixed reactions in Everett By Seth Daniel A new call from many Everett residents to boycott Somerville in the wake of that city’s mayor filing an appeal of the Wynn Everett project, has met with mixed reactions in Everett this week. Former Everett schoolteacher Robin Brickley conceived the idea in the wake of Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone filing an appeal of a critical state environmental license for Wynn Everett. Within the frustration of that, Brickley said she and other members of Everett United decided to move forward with the idea. “The idea behind it all was that we’re very upset about this appeal of the Chapter 91 license,” she said. “It was so contradictory that that they The Boycott Somerville Facebook page has been gaining in popularity among some residents, but not everyone in Everett is on board. could develop on their side of the river, but it’s not okay for Everett to develop on its side. We’re trying to be good neighbors and we didn’t begrudge them when good development came their way with Assem- bly Row. We would like to experience that same progress. The Wynn Everett would bring that to out community… One idea we came up with was to boycott Assembly Row to get the message through. We want to get the message across. It’s just another tool to get the message across to let people know we aren’t happy with this.” Everett United member Paul Dobbins has also been very outspoken on the appeal by Mayor Curtatone. He is participating in the boycott and has created a Facebook page called ‘Boycott Somerville.’ The page has about 300 followers and espouses alternatives for Everett and area residents besides Assembly Row. For example, a South End restaurant in Boston was touted to replace the Tapas Bar in Somerville. A children’s program in Boston was advertised as an alternative to the Lego Land at Assembly Row. Wynn halts all construction, puts on hiring freeze but won’t leave town By Seth Daniel In a shocking follow up to the environmental license appeal filed by Somerville on Feb. 12, Wynn Everett officials made a startling announcement Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 24, in saying that they would halt all construction activities, put off seven job fairs, institute a hiring freeze and cancel the April groundbreaking - but they will not leave town or abandon the $1.7 billion project under any circumstances. The announcement took place on the construction site, which is currently being environmentally cleaned by a contractor, with the backdrop of more than 100 trade union and service union workers standing in support of the project - not to mention Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish. While announcing the halt in hiring and construction, Wynn reaffirmed its commitment to its destination resort in Everett and vowed to vigSee WYNN Page 3 TIDE AGAINST CANCER NIGHT See BOYCOTT Page 2 PHOTO BY JOE PREZIOSO School officials express their anger at Joint Ways & Means Committee hearing on education budget By Seth Daniel The four top education officials in the state, whether they knew it or not, wandered into the heart of several frustrated school districts on Monday when they appeared for a special Joint Ways & Means Committee hearing on education at Everett High School (EHS). The hearing, brought to EHS by State Sen. Sal DiDomenico for the second year, was to discuss budgetary issues surrounding several areas of schooling in the state – including elementary and high school education. Nowhere in the state is the funding situation as dire right now as it is in Everett, Chelsea and Revere. And after the four education chiefs had given their overview of their respective departments, Sen. DiDomenico pushed hard on the four to explain if there is a possibility to fix a funding catastrophe that has come due to a change in the way low-income students are counted in the state. “In Everett, some of the schools have gone from Level 3 to Level 2 and some are Level 1 schools,” said DiDomenico. “That progress was made over time and is a reflection of funding levels for our See BUDGET Page 4 StewartS P ub Everett s only Messinger Insurance Agency, Inc. ' IRISH PUB *Now Open Sundays* We are open St. Patrick’s Day March 17th at 11am Serving Corned Beef Dinners and Sandwiches (as long as they last) Saturday, March 19th our St. Patrick’s celebrations continue with DJ Leon 8pm till close Serving Sunday Brunch State Sen. Sal DiDomenico hosted a state Joint Committee on Ways & Means hearing on education in the Everett High School Library on Monday, Feb. 29. 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Wynn Everett Director of Community Relations Director John Tocco gave the EHS Music Department eight tickets, and six members in the EHS Symphony were joined by two chaperones for a night of classical music at Boston’s famed Symphony Hall featuring conductor Charles Dutoit, tenor Paul Groves, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. From left: EHS violinists Max Ruggero and Michelle Oliveira, chaperone Mrs. Oliveira, violinists My Doan and Samantha Perkins, cello player Kristo Ho, violinist Stephanie Perkins, and chaperone and Everett Public Schools Music Director Eugene O’Brien. Speech // CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 He referred to the administration’s efforts to provide healthy eating options, through community gardens, the farmers market and the new Healthy Meals program, which so far has provided over 2,000 prepared meals to Everett residents. He also highlighted the creation of the Municipal Health and Wellness Center in the gymnasium at the old Everett High School on Broadway, which features exercises programs and equipment for Everett residents at a cost of just $15 per month for a membership and the city’s partnership with the Malden YMCA, to create safe, positive afterschool programming for the city’s teens. For the younger kids... we will be piloting an early morning activity program at the Keverian School,” DeMaria announced. The BOKS program includes movement drills, running, relay races, obstacle courses and strength movements to help kids exercise their brains and their bodies. Mayor DeMaria was also careful to share the credit for the new programming. “This is not my accomplishment alone,” he said. “the volunteers, agencies, city staff and non-profit partners” have helped bring these programs to life. DeMaria also announced the city’s plans to invest in seven parks this coming year, with improvements already underway at Florence and Day parks, and construction set to begin at Meadows Park, Sacramone Park and Hughes Common. Additionally work is slated to begin at the Swan Street and Gramstorf parks later this year. The mayor also talked about providing greater access to Everett’s waterfront rivers and streams, by focusing on canoe and kayak launches at Seven Acre Park. Mayor DeMaria also announced plans to launch a rain barrel program to help urban residents capture rainwater for urban gardens and to help keep storm water runoff from contaminating the rivers and streams that surround the city. Additionally, the city’s public works department will also be implementing strategies and programs to reduce contamination in storm water runoff, such as reducing the amount of asphalt and cement in the city. The mayor also highlighted his and the City Councils’ independent efforts to continue to work together and with health services organizations and local community based-organizations, (CBOs) such as Everett Overcoming Addiction, TEASA and the Cambridge Health Alliance, to combat the on-going opioid epidemic that has gripped all of Massachusetts, including Everett. “My administration is committed at every level and an Mayor DeMaria greets Councilor Wayne Matewsky after his speech. at every department to work to combat this statewide epidemic,” said Mayor DeMaria. “I appreciate the City Council support and leadership in this issue. Together we will continue to do what we can to assist those I our community battling addiction.” Finally, the Mayor turned his attention to the city’s fiscal health and the health of the business community. Noting the city’s $5 million surplus, AA bond rating, low interest rates and the city’s award of “Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting,” last year by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States, Mayor DeMaria noted the city is in great shape to continue to invest in making capital improvements and attracting new businesses to the city.” Perhaps the Mayor’s boldest announcement was his intention to once again seek the support of the city council in developing a plan to preserve and transform the old Everett High School to become the new Everett City Hall. The mayor noted other recent Capital Improvement successes such as the completion of renovations of the Shite Memorial Library and the Central Fire House and said the Planning and development Department is working on a revitalization plan for Everett Square. However, it is his bold vision for protecting the old Ev- erett High School and making it the seat of a unified local government that is sure to have people talking. The mayor also heralded the expansion of new technology in city departments the ability to soon pay all fees and bills online, the creation of an electronic work order system, a new system for applying for permits and licenses and a new 311 system to simplify constituent services and complaints. The final minutes of DeMaria’s address highlighted the new businesses and employers that have come or are coming to the city, including Wynn Everett, which has to date nearly completed the remediation of the former Monsanto site and removed more than 300 truckloads of contaminated soil from the city. The mayor also referenced the future construction of the Wynn Resorts hotel, as well as a new hotel planned for Route 16 (Revere Beach Parkway) and the recent announcement of a new Amazon Fresh that will bring 100 new jobs to the city. The state of the city address is usually used as a platform to announce new initiatives and celebrate successes, and that was the case Monday night, as Mayor DeMaria staked out his vision for the city of Everett going forward. Councilor John Leo McKinnon greets Mayor DeMaria at the conclusion of the Midterm Address. Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 Engagement Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart of Salem, MA are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Somers, to Michael Terrence Brady, son of Mrs. Christine Brady of Canton, MA and Mr. Thomas Brady of Parkland, FL. Stephanie is a graduate of Everett High School (2005) and the University of Connecticut (2009). She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pathobiology. She is currently employed at StrataDx laboratory in Lexington as a Grossing Specialist. Mike is a graduate of Xaverian Brothers High School (2002) and Curry College (2006). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. He is currently employed at the Canton Police Department as a patrolman. A June 2016 wedding is planned in the White Mountains. Boycott // CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Dobbins said there are Everett people involved, but also Somerville people too. “I think, as you can see, there are many people from Somerville who don't approve of what their arrogant, self-serving Mayor is doing, as evidenced by some of their comments on the page,” said Dobbins. “This isn't a ‘gotcha’ page or something I came up with to hurt, in any way, the good people of Somerville, especially those who earn their living there. This is nothing more than an attempted shakedown of Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts by a disingenuous politician, Joe Curtatone, trying to blame it on climate change and carbon footprints. We've fought so many battles over the last 3-plus years, battles started by people much smarter and savvier then the Mayor of Somerville.” But not everyone is on board. Mayor Carlo DeMaria said he has his concerns about it. “Boycotting businesses in Somerville will no doubt hurt workers,” he said last week on his Facebook page. “I have been to Assembly Row and have met many of those employed in the shops and restaurants. Many are working two to three jobs just to earn a living wage and many are from Everett. I agree we need to hold Mayor Curtatone accountable, but we do not want to harm those who are trying to support their families. Please do not boycott the businesses in Somerville, but continue to educate Mayor Curtatone.” Vincent Raggucci of Everett United said he, also, is not completely on board with the boycott. “This is beyond a boycott,” he said. “The Somerville stores did nothing to hurt the City of Everett. The correct way to go at this time is what is called for by the Governor - a sit down meeting between the parties. A boycott this soon is a waste of time for them and us. Remember we are in the right, and like Boston, someone needs to tell the Somerville Mayor the true facts. The Mayor of Somerville is hurting the Commonwealth, as well as all the surrounding cities and Wynn. Mayor DeMaria...has led us to the correct path and I see no reason to currently change this.” Councilor Michael McLaughlin, who represents the Wynn site and has been active in Everett United, said he also isn’t supporting the boycott. “We should not be boycotting Somerville businesses,” he said. “We are supposed to be putting jobs in Everett and not hurting the people of Somerville, who don’t have anything to do with the actions of Mayor Curtatone and don’t agree with him either. I have a friend who owns a business in Assembly Row and I don’t want to hurt him. Those in the boycott are friends of mine, but I have been against the boycott since its inception.” A spokesperson from Curtatone’s office chose not to comment on the idea of a boycott of Somerville businesses. Brickley said the boycott is just one of many ideas that Everett United is set to unveil. “I think the boycott is really catching on now,” she said. “It’s just an idea I came up with and it’s just one idea. 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Most private projects don’t have hiring goals for diversity and this one does. That’s one thing that really bothers me about this so much. There are going to be a lot of minorities, women and veterans on this job. That’s huge. Everett residents and surround communities, including Somerville, will be benefitting. “A lot of people had counted on this project being on time and starting soon,” he continued. “I don’t know what will happen now, especially at 18 percent of workers who are now unemployed. What will they do? We’ll try to get them work when the season starts up, but this was a project everyone was looking forward to getting started.” Curtatone, who had a press conference after Wynn on Feb. 24, said it isn’t Somerville that’s holding things up, but rather Wynn. “We still don’t have a meaningful traffic mitigation plan for an area that is already congested by automobile traffic,” he said. “I want to be clear, creating traffic is far more than a simple inconvenience. It is a serious health threat… No amount of political theatre and public harassment by Wynn will keep me from doing my job in advocating for the health and well-being of the residents of our community…What’s holding up this project is not Joe Curtatone or the City of Somerville. It is the Wynn team. As soon as Wynn is willing to step up to the plate and deliver a responsible traffic plan and address our environmental concerns, then this project has a possibility of moving forward. It is their unwillingness to do that which is holding the project up, not us.” DeSalvio said the appeal by Somerville and Curtatone has caused significant delay, and he laid blame on Curtatone for what he said would be the delay of thousands of construction jobs. The halt will include: •Canceling seven job fairs scheduled for Somerville, Everett, Boston, Malden, Medford, Chelsea and Cambridge. •Immediately freezing all hiring for the 4,000 union construction jobs and all operational positions that Wynn was starting to fill. •Canceling Wynn’s planned April construction groundbreaking. Curtatone filed the appeal of the Wynn Chapter 91 Waterways license on Feb. 12 - a process that is governed by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). That administrative process will require hearings and information sharing and could take up to six months to one year to clear up. “The administration looks forward to MassDEP bringing the parties together to review and address the issues raised in the appeal in a timely manner,” said William Pittman of Gov. Charlie Baker’s Office. “Consistent with the practices for the handling of any Chapter 91 project appeal, MassDEP will review the appeal, bring the parties together to adjudicate the issues raised in the appeal, and work in a timely manner to address the issues contained within the appeal,” added Peter Lorenz of the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Curtatone has clarified that the Chapter 91 appeal is one of five lawful appeals that Somerville has against the casino and he has said he is exercising his legal rights. That complaint was seized upon Wednesday by Wynn Everett officials, who counterpunched with statistics they said showed that Curtatone has plans in the works that would bring up to 85,000 cars through the area in the future adding to what they said is an Assembly Row project that already adds 40,000 cars to the area and has not been mitigated adequately. While Somerville claims that the 18,000 vehicle trips a day generated by Wynn will negatively impact the health of Somerville residents, said DeSalvio, Mayor Curtatone fails to mention that three Somerville projects that he strongly supports (Assembly Row, future Assembly Square expansion, Union Square Redevelopment and Northpoint/ Somerville portion) will generate more than 85,994 total new vehicle trips per day— nearly 475 percent more cars than Wynn Everett will generate. All of these projects are within two miles from Wynn Everett, he said. DeSalvio added that Wynn has spent three years and has completed 20 exhaustive environmental and traffic plans that have been thoroughly reviewed by three federal agencies, 12 state agencies, 14 municipalities and 20 local organizations. These studies, he said, demonstrate that Wynn would add the following traffic to Route 93: •Only 0.85% (less than 1%) onto Route 93 Southbound •Only 1.97% (less than 2%) onto Route 93 Northbound DeSalvio also pointed out that Wynn and Somerville participated and completed a mutually agreed upon arbitration process in 2014. Wynn won the arbitration, with Somerville getting nearly all the money that it asked for— except for an unsubstantiated $1.5 million annual payment. Somerville agreed to the settlement and has accepted and cashed the first payment by Wynn, DeSalvio said. Now, Somerville is seeking the exact same demands that were denied in 2014 by the arbitrators, he added. V Mayor Carlo DeMaria said he is disappointed with the actions of Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone, noting that Everett was a good neighbor in dealing with the progress and development on the Somerville side of the Mystic River. Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish said it is important to get the project started on time. Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to remind all residents that the Citywide street sweeping program began on Tuesday, March 1st. “It should be a community goal and a cooperative effort to maintain a certain level of cleanliness in our streets and neighborhoods,” states Mayor DeMaria. Please follow instructions on all posted street-sweeping signs in your area. Signs will note the appropriate side of the street and times to legally park your vehicle. All streets have different schedules, so please check the signs before you park. Also note that street sweeping does not take place on holidays, however it is not delayed a day for the remainder of a holiday week. If you have any questions regarding the street sweeping program contact the Parking Clerks Office at 857-3638531. THINK OF IT AS AN OWNER’S MANUAL FOR YOUR MONEY. Rich Pedi of the Carpenters Union said his local is experiencing 18 percent unemployment right now, and the Wynn project start date in April or May was being counted upon. Flanked by Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria and union officials, Wynn Everett President Bob DeSalvio announced on Feb. 24 that the Wynn project has halted all activities due to the appeal of its state Chapter 91 license by Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone. Hop To it V Street sweeping to begin March 1 Affordable Senior Housing Send us your Easter Hunnies We will be publishing our Easter Hunnies in our March 23rd and 24th editions of: The free Consumer Action Handbook. It’s in print and online at ConsumerAction.gov. Order your free copy online at ConsumerAction.gov or write to Handbook, Pueblo, CO 81009. Senior Living on Bellingham Hill 100 Bellingham Street in Chelsea 1-774-745-7446 Need a comfortable place to call home? Studio and one-bedroom apartments for seniors aged 62 or above. Certain income limits apply. 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We wonder how many of the companies located at Assembly Mall can make the same claim. We are not going to question the fact that Curatone may be opposed to casinos on a personal ground. We are not going to question that Wynn Casino will add more car traffic to Sullivan Square. However, the car traffic from Wynn has been shown to be about one-third less than the traffic that a fully developed Assembly Mall will produce on a daily basis. If we accept the fact that Sullivan Square is overtaxed by cars now, before the rest of Assembly Mall is added, then what is Curatone’s solution? It would seem that he says, “Let’s just add the cars, because Assembly Square development is good for Somerville and let the traffic jams be damned.” By the way, not one of these companies in Assembly Square ever has paid, or will pay, one dime in mitigation to help improve traffic flow in Sullivan Square. On the other hand, Wynn has pledged $25 million to help fund the solutions of fixing the traffic issues in Sullivan Square. As far as his personal conviction of being against the casino, we would like to remind Curatone that a majority of residents in the state supported casinos in 2014. As a democracy, we live by the majority except when it suits two-bit politicians like Joe Curatone. In our dreams, we hope that a source for the poor water quality of the Mystic River can be found originating in Somerville and that Joe Curtone will have to find millions of dollars in his city budget to fix it. And when he goes to Governor Charlie Baker for help in funding a cleanup, that Baker reminds him of his playing Boss Tweed-style politics and shows him the door. Then we will be able to say, “There is a higher justice.” Mayor calls for moment of silence in memory of Joe Rainone By Seth Daniel In what was a very upbeat Midterm Address by Mayor Carlo DeMaria on Monday night, the beginning set out with a very solemn note – a moment of silence for the late City Services worker Joe ‘Rizz’ Rainone. “This is the hardest thing I’m going to have to do tonight,” said the mayor at the podium, visibly shaken by the moment. “He worked down at City Services for as long as I’ve been mayor and on Friday, he lost his life.” Rainone, 44, of Everett, died suddenly on Feb. 26. He had been a star athlete at Everett High School, competing in three sports. He also held numerous athletic re- cords at EHS. He was the beloved son of Dorothy Rainone and the late Eugene. Loving brother of Cheryl Barrett Acker, Debbie Barrett-Cutulle and her husband Arthur, and Robert "Bobby" Barrett. He is survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, John, Julie, Jared, Jordan and Jennifer Acker, and Talia Cutulle and Lauren and Nicholas Piotrowski as well as great nieces and nephews, Trinity, John Paul, Gianna, Christian, Aaliyah and Autumn. A Funeral from Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home in Everett was scheduled for Thursday morning, March 3, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s. Relatives and friends are invited. Everett Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 Independent Forum City of Everett receives community safety initiative grant The City of Everett and Everett Police Department, as a member of the Metro Mayors Community Safety Initiative (CSI), has received a $26,169 Shannon Grant award from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). The Shannon CSI Grant Program incorporates the key elements of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Comprehensive Gang Model. Grant funding, oversight, and technical assistance supports regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through coordinated prevention and intervention, law enforcement, prosecution, and reintegration programs. The Mayor, along with members from the EPD and School Department, recently met with U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and other federal officials to discuss ways to prevent and protect children from gang recruitment in the aftermath of a major investigation. “The Shannon Grant will $26,169 Shannon Grant awarded from Executive Office of Public Safety and Security help to provide additional resources to prevent gang influence, to intervene when gang activity occurs and to give better alternatives to kids than joining gangs,” states Mayor DeMaria “The grant will al- lows us to build upon different strategies that have been developed and to provide our officers with additional means of protecting and serving.” Shannon Grant funds must be used in a manner consistent with the strategies and objec- tives outlined in the Year 10 Metro Mayors CSI Shannon Grant application. Awarded funds can be used to supplement, but not supplant, any current youth violence prevention and anti-gang efforts. important purpose.” State Education Secretary Jim Peyser did not rule out a fix for the problem, though said that they have made adjustments already that have helped the situation. “We are very committed to understanding this,” he said. “We are also understanding that some of these districts may be by families that are undocumented and do not show up though certain programs we use now. That may be difficult. We’re also committed to figuring out how to make this change work. This different way of counting for low-income students seems to work for the vast majority of districts. That’s not helpful for the six, seven or eight districts where this hasn’t happened.” Said Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester, “There’s no perfect solution to making a transition like this…We don’t pretend that we have the perfect solution at this point.” DiDomenico said he was very hopeful that there could be a solution because, as it stands now, he said the districts that need the money they most are being hit very hard with this newfound gap in funding – which was essentially meant to help districts by creating less paperwork. “It looks like the communities that were doing a good job of tracking students – like Everett and Chelsea – have made a substantial effort to make sure these numbers are accurate…but statewide it looks like these communities are getting hit,” he said. “We are taking money that’s expected…It’s unfortunate these communities seeing a lower number are communities that need it the most.” Budget // CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 low income students doing the calculation the old way. It says now we have 35 percent low income, but in reality we have 70 or 80 percent. The same holds true in Chelsea. Now, when the funding is different that what was expected, upwards of $2 million different, that’s a big cut for these communities.” The genesis of the change started when the federal Department of Agriculture gave districts the option of serving free lunch to everyone regardless of income status – and in exchange districts wouldn’t have to collect free and reduced lunch data any longer. Some 15 districts in the state took advantage of that, but many like Revere, Chelsea and Everett, did not. Data collection for free and reduced lunch families was previously self-reported and counted by the districts. Instead, a new system of direct certification began where students who were already on public assistance programs were the only ones to qualify as ‘economically disadvantaged.’ While communities like Boston and Springfield made out big in the new calculation, districts like Revere, Everett, Chelsea and Lynn lost out big. For Everett, the foundation budget went down by $2.08 million while the total enrollment grew by 59 students. In Revere, the foundation budget went down by $2 mil- lion and the total enrollment grew by 170 students. That problem was amplified by Chelsea Supt. Mary Bourque, president of the state Superintendent’s Association, and Revere Supt. Dianne Kelly, who both spoke for the school districts that have been affected the most by the change. Bourque told the committee that the 10 school districts most negatively affected by the change – which include Everett, Chelsea and Revere most prominently – have lost $61.2 million in funding from their Foundation Budgets. “This aid is lifeblood in the delivery of education for our Gateway Cities,” said Bourque. “We can’t hope to be successful under these conditions and can’t afford to lose the money. We need your help… Under the Chapter 70 proposal you have before you, all of our students are not being counted, the system is broken, and with it, the promise of education reform. The integrity of the Chapter 70 formula, with its unique ability to ensure equity by counting our most vulnerable populations: special needs, English language learners, and our low-income students, is now compromised. The school districts that serve students where education will make the biggest difference in their future, are being unfairly penalized by a new methodology that is not quite ready to be used for this Heavy hitters from the world of education in the state were on hand to answer questions and discuss their budget proposals on Monday. (L-R) Education Secretary Jim Peyser, State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester, Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago and Early Education Commissioner Tom Weber. Independent Published by the Independent Newspaper Group THE Phone: 781-485-0588 • Fax: 781-485-1403 E-Mail: [email protected] Directory Advertising & Marketing Director of Marketing Debra DiGregorio [email protected]al.com Assistant Marketing Director Maureen DiBella Senior Sales Associates Peter Sacco Kathleen Bright Business Accounts Executive Judy Russi Editorial Page Design, Copy Editing Scott Yates Maria Zahiri Kane DiMasso-Scott Legal Advertising Ellen Bertino Reporting Staff Seth Daniel John Lynds Design Director Carol Alagero (classified) Printer Concord Monitor (N.H.) Supt. Fred Foresteire and UMass President Marty Meehan. Students Duval Paul and Thomas DeSousa attended to the door for everyone who entered the high school on Monday. Students at EHS catered to every need of those attending to the hearing, from working the elevator to monitoring the door to cooking lunch. Your opinions, please The Everett Independent welcomes letters to the editor. Our mailing address is 385 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. Our fax number is 781-485-1403. Letters may also be e-mailed to [email protected] Letters must be signed. We reserve the right to edit for length and content. Black Cyan Magenta Yellow The Everett Independent • Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 Page 5 BARN BABIES AT COMMUNITY FAMILY PHOTOS BY KATY ROGERS Adult Daycare at Community Family in Everett hosted Barn Babies on Monday morning, Feb. 22. Attendees were excited to pet and hold a variety of baby animals, including kittens, bunnies, piglets, puppies, and goats, just to name a few. The young animals were friendly and just as excited to be petted and held as the people were to see them. Barn Babies was a huge hit for all involved. Nancy Tierno and Erika Sa gently held a young fluffy bunny. All the folks in Adult Daycare at Community Family in Everett were excited to see the animals from Barn Babies make a visit. Robert Meyers and Marcia Brown fed a young bunny some treats Otis Matthews and Bob Hendershott held the black chicken. Cheryl Cook coddled a young black cat Bryan Priestley posed with a young bunny at Community Family in Everett. Michael Fitzpatrick showed off a white bunny that he was holding. Paul Burkart reached out to pat a young goat, which roamed throughout Community Family. Elvira Correia was excited to hold the orange kitten because it reminded her of a cat she once had. Linda Svendsen gave a young piglet a kiss on the head. Christine Sale held onto a white bunny, Black Cyan Magenta Yellow Jose Moran embraced a young goat. Page 6 The Everett Independent • Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 EVERETT GIRLS BASKETBALL VS HAVERILL BASKETBALL SENIOR NIGHT Photos by Joe Prezioso The Everett High School gym was alive with energy on Thursday night as the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams played their season finales against Haverhill in a double header that also served as Se- nior Night for the two squads. In the opening tilt, the girls continued their winning ways by defeating Haverhill, 60-51. The win sends them victorious into the State Tournament this week, which has them playing a home game on Thursday against Waltham. State Sen. Sal DiDomenico stands with students at the basketball game near the fundraising table for Ella’s Army. Talia Riccioli (3) looks to dish the ball to a teammate. To the left, Yasmeen Guerrier (32) and Hailey Powers (4) dive for the ball through two Haverhill defenders. Yasmeen Guerrier (32) looks for dribbling room. 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Rigorous academic program Math and Science focus Extended learning time Low student to teacher ratio Free tutoring opportunities Free & reduced lunch program Extracurricular activities & athletics The team cheers after a three-pointer is scored. F or A dvertising R ates , P lease C all 617-387-9600 Address: 51-59 Summer St. Everett, MA 02149 Phone: (617) 389-7277 Fax: (617) 389-7278 [email protected] Special Education, English Language Learners, Gifted & Talented services APPLY ONLINE: www.pioneercss.org Call to register for open house Black Cyan Magenta Yellow Page 7 The Everett Independent • Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 H O M E C O U RT ADVANTAGE! THE CRIMSON TIDE BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS ARE HOSTING MIAA DIV. 1 STATE TOURNAMENT GAMES THIS WEEK INSIDE THE EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM THE MEMBERS OF THE EHS BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS — Kneeling left to right Yasmeen Guerrier, Jalissa Harding, Paige Fialho, Kiana Wilkerson, Walandia Henry, Talia Riccioli, Nyomi Dottin, Hailey Powers, Kloey Cardillo, Jasmine Harding, and Melissa Mendez. Standing left to right: Chris Jenkins, Jean Saint-Vil, Josh Leaston, Fabian Correia, Jordan McAfee, Theo Zidor, Vanessa Dias, Gerell Boyce, Arlind Shehu, Ghared Boyce, Donnell Skane, Harry Sosa Jimenez, Jose Garcia, and Obed Jean Pierre. GIRLS BASKETBALL EHS BOYS BASKETBALL EHS V S WALTHAM HAWKS CHARLESTOWN OR LAWRENCE TOMORROW SATURDAY THURSDAY, MARCH 3 7 P M V S MARCH 5 The EHS girls basketball went 14-6 during the regular season, earning the No. 6 seed in the 15-team Div.1 North Sectional. The winner of Thursday's game will meet the winner of the Masconomet-Billerica game in the sectional quarterfinals. The EHS boys basketball team earned the No. 3 seed in the 13-team Div. 1 North Sectional on the strength of its impressive regular-season record of 17-3. The Crimson Tide earned a first-round bye and will meet the winner of a first-round game between No. 6 Charlestown and No. 11 Lawrence. 4 EHS BASKETBALL CHEERLEADERS — Front row, from left: Lyanna Arrington, Sara Witkus, Tianna LaMonica, Dayanna Cruz, Cyara Lambert, and Jayna Clarke. Standiong, from left: Standing: Coach Maureen DiBiaso, Shelby Sallesa, Molly Doolin, Jilliana Douglas, Madison Cifra, Alea Bellante, Lira Encarnacion, Samantha Uga, Erica Callinan, Coach Taylor Leo. Black Cyan Magenta Yellow P M The Everett Independent • Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Page 8 OBITUARIES Janet Martignetti Cherished Martignetti family matriach Janet T. (McMahon) Martignetti of Everett entered into rest on February 25 in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 92 years old. Born in and a lifelong Everett resident, Janet was the enormously loved and cherished matriarch of the Martignetti family. The daughter of the late Christina (Tanish) and James McMahon, she was the beloved wife of the late Attilio Martignetti; dear and devoted mother of Alfred A. Martignetti and his fiance’ Diane Guerino of Everett, Louise Knox and her husband, James of Malden, Janet Coleman and her husband, Thomas of Everett and the late Arthur Martignetti; sister of of the late Ronald, Thomas and James McMahon, Catherine Clark, Rosanna Jones and Marjorie Leavitt; loving grandmother of Alfred Martignetti and his wife, Christine, Paul Martignetti, Lisa DePrato, James Knox and his wife, Kerry, Kenneth Knox and his wife, Kerri, and Kristie Rabideau and her husband, Christopher and loving great-grand- mother of Stephen DePrato, Kyle, James, Dillon, Kaylee, Tara, Tyler Knox, Samantha Martignetti, CJ and Jax Rabideau. Janet is also survived by her loving niece, Carmene Shea of Malden and the Baker Family. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Janet’s memory to Animal Rescue League, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116 would be sincerely appreciated. William Sluskonis US Postal Service retiree William “Bill” V. Sluskonis of Medford and Everett died on February 26 at Lahey Burlington Hospital. He was 83 years old. Tthe husband of Shirley A. (Anderson) Sluskonis, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage, he was born in North Andover and raised in Lawrence, the son of the late Peter and Selma (Sviklis) Sluskonis. He lived for many years in Medford, Lynn and Everett. He had worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and had served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He loved traveling with his wife, especially visiting the White Mountains and Plum Island. He also enjoyed the Adult Day Care at Don Orione Home in East Boston. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; William P. Sluskonis, of New Hampshire, and Stephen Sluskonis and his wife, Mary, of Medford, a daughter, Cheryl Costello and her husband, John, of Medford; four grandchildren Caitlin, John, and Daniel Costello and Melissa Braganca, one great grandchild; Lydia Drago, three step-children; Dyann Prouty and Douglas Prouty, both of Lynn and David Prouty and his J.F. Ward Funeral Home Compassionate, Professional Service Offering Pre-Need Planning Independent & Locally Owned Est. 1929 Kevin S. Creel, Director wife, Deb, of Manchester, NH, a step daughter-in-law, Karen Prouty, eight step-grandchildren, and several step-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his cats, who were his “pride and joy” Lucky and Magic. He was also the step-father of the late Donn Prouty and the brother of the late Peter, Julius and Anna Sluskonis, and Lillian Rosko. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 5 at 12 noon in the Solimine Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, (RTE129), Lynn. Burial will follow Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation prior to the Service will be from 10 a.m. To 12 p.m. Those who prefer may donate in his name to the MSPCA- Angell fund, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com. To place a memoriam in the Independent, please call 617-387-9600 772 Broadway, Everett (Glendale Sq. Area) 387-3367 OBITUARIES All obituaries and death notices will be at a cost of $50.00 per paper. That includes photo. Please send to [email protected] or call 781-485-0588 Mary Tedesco Retired Everett teacher Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 CHURCH News Freedom In Christ Gospel Outreach News and Notes Greetings from the desk of what steps we can and let the one of the members of Free- Holy Spirit guide our actions and efforts. dom In Christ. Mary C. (Brick) Tedesco God never gives us more There is a drought of God's of Everett passed away at the than we can handle. God power in His church and in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital past few articles we asked you knows more than we do and on February 28. She was 82 to seek His power so we as letting Him lead guide and diyears old. a church can accomplish the rect us will make us a force to She was a retired elementawill of God and further His be reckoned with. ry school teacher and longtime Have faith my friends, God kingdom. manager of her husband’s Evsaid He would never leave us There are reasons that there erett optometrist practice. or forsake us; the battle beis a lack of power in the house Born in Waterbury, CT, the longs to Him. Be obedient, do of God and the people of God beloved wife of the late Dr. and this week we will focus on what God asks of you and see Mark P. Tedesco, she was the what God asks us to do. God the victory. He gives us asloving mother of Judy Barletchooses to work in the realm signments because He knows ta and her husband, Michael of the impossible and He ex- we can handle it as long as we of Saugus, and Mark F. Tedesco of Atkinson, NH; cherished Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., pects us to believe that it can trust in Him rather than ourgrandmother of Danny and Saugus, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting be done and act for Him even selves or the ways of man. Yes there is a drought of Katie Barletta; loving sister hours will be held on Friday when it seems impossible! from 4 to 8 p.m.. Interment God's power in His church Well that's were great of Patricia Crocker of Brewer, will be in Holy Cross Ceme- things for God usually die on today and I encourage you to ME and the late John Brick. Relatives and friends are tery, Malden. In Mary’s name, the vine. As humans we look believe every promise of God kindly invited to attend her donations may be made to the at God's requests and say it is and seek His power so we as funeral from the JF Ward Fu- Alzheimer’s Association, 480 impossible and why bother. a church can accomplish the neral Home, 772 Broadway, Pleasant St., Watertown, MA For many just getting to the will of God and further His Everett, on Saturday, March 02472 or visit alz.org For di- house of God once a week is kingdom both in our own lives 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Fu- rections and online guestbook a struggle, how can He expect and the lives of others. If you are already attending us to do the impossible. neral Mass in St. Margaret’s visit jfwardfuneralhome.com He expects it because He a Spirit filled, bible believing, sent us the Holy Spirit who and preaching church, praise will be there with us to accom- God, but if you are not, let me plish God's will - Remember invite you to join us at FreeMystic Side Congregational Church its not by might, nor even dom In Christ. Our services News and Notes power, but its by His Spirit are: Sunday School at 10:00 am Mystic Side Congregation- of each month. A very pleas- says the Lord! Sunday Worship at 11:00 For us, even though we may al Church is located in Ever- ant coffee hour and socializam believe it, we put too much of ett, on Malden-Everett border, ing follow our services. ParkTuesday Prayer Service at at 422 Main Street. We offer ing is available in our lot next ourselves in it and leave the 7:00 pm Holy Spirit out which will a warm, inviting atmosphere, to the church on Wyllis Ave. Thursday Revival Service eventually lead to failure. and all are welcome. Our (one way off Main Street). Some for instances are; if at 7:00 pm Sunday Church service starts We look forward to welcomIf you want to find out more we want our congregation to at 10:30 AM and Communion ing you this Sunday. about Jesus feel free to give grow, we hold dinners and is offered on the first Sunday fun activities at our buildings. me a call anytime at 617-319In other cases we get an as- 2449. signment from God and hold Glendale Christian Lighthouse Church Freedom In Christ meetings to discuss, design Gospel Outreach and plan every detail and do News and Notes 49 Union St, Everett fund raising to accomplish We send pleasant greetings spiritually, physically and with the mission. The question is Pastor Larry DiZazzo and an invitation to visit us! your mind. Next month's speak- where is the Holy Spirit, who 617-319-2449 Come worship, sing and praise er will be talking about how he has the power, the supply and www.freedominchristevthe Lord with us. Childcare is was taken in by a cult and how the direction we need? erett.org God helped him to get out and available during the service. [email protected] If God gives us an assignSunday School adults/teens find the truth of Jesus. ment, He will give us the tools gmail.com Monthly, we have the meet- to accomplish it. When we 9am; Children's 6-12 we hold facebook - Freedom In Sunday School during service at ings of the men's ministry and hear from God, lets pray ear- Christ the women's ministry. Call for nestly that we wait on Him to 10:30am. youtube - Pastor Larry Wednesdays weekly, we hold more information.617-387-7458. give us everything we need to DiZazzo We are currently having early get the work done. Let's take a worship and praise at 7pm. We pray for those in need, and those registration for this year's VBS we know of that also may need (Vacation Bible School) scheduled for August 3-7 and running our help. Glendale United Methodist Church The second Saturday of each 5-8pm. For more information month we offer a movie and re- call/leave a message for ChrisNews and Notes freshments beginning at 6pm. tine Hansen at the church numAll offered for free!!! Come ber. Glendale’s Advent Season Parlor off the Chapel from God Bless you all!! and enjoy movies with us each began with our second annual 9:30 to 10:00 AM. Pastor Bob MacDonald month. Bring your family!! Sponsor the Bulletin! For a Christmas Caroling Service. Glendale Christian Light- This was a great Christmas $5 donation, you can dedicate The third Monday of each month, we have the ministry of house Church celebration and a time to re- the Sunday bulletin to recog701 Broadway, Glendale member loved ones who have nize family, friends, or special Let My People Go, which meets at 6:30pm. There is a guest Square died or to honor someone liv- occasions. There is a sign-up Everett, MA 02149 speaker who shares their testiing. The service took place on sheet in the Pastor’s study. 617387-7458 mony, with whom we then have Sunday, December 6 at 10:30 Feel free to choose your parThelighthousechurch701 @ am. Proceeds from this spe- ticular week(s) and leave a a lively group discussion. Before and after the testimony there will gmail.com cial service will be used to copy of your dedication in the www.thelighthousechurch be prayer, praise and singing. build an accessible bathroom mail bin that is on the Pastor’s Our sister ministry connects with 701.net door. Please contact the Pason the sanctuary level. us to provide for people's needs Glendale is open to all and tor if you have any questions. Boy Scout Troop 814 Meet we welcome people of all faiths, nationalities and sexu- in Cooper Hall on Tuesday al preference. No one is ever evenings from 6-9 PM. Cub turned away. If you are look- Pack 11 meets on Saturday Immaculate Conception Parish ing for a new home church, mornings. NA Meetings—Mon. Bring we would like you check us News and Notes out and let us know what we Your Own Book 7:30—9:30 Our Parish Staff: Father Jerry day in the lower Church Hall. can do to make church a bet- pm; Thurs. I Can’t But We Cost is $4.00 per person. PanOsterman, Pastor; Can, 8:00 7:30—9:30 pm ter fit in your life. Father Donatus Ezenneka, cakes, scrambles eggs, sausage, AA Meeting—Saturday As we head into the New toast, juice, coffee and tea is Pastoral Vicar Year, take the time to reflect evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 Richard Randazzo, Pastoral served. All you can eat. Please on 2015. Between the record pm. join us after Mass. Associate We are on the Internet snowfall, terrorist attacks and New Ministry - At the back Philomene Pean, Pastoral Ashttp://www.glen injury and death to innocent of the Church in the Vestibule sociate, Haitian Community children, the year had a lot daleumc-everett.org Weekly Mass Schedule at area on Sundays following MassGlendale United Methodof sorrow. But don’t let all Immaculate Conception is as fol- es, there is a team of volunteers the bad reflect on how you ist Church who will answer your questions lows: Pastor David Jackson feel. Look for the good that Saturday (Sunday Vigil) 4:00 regarding our Church Ministries, 392 Ferry Street (across happened. God is good and pm, Sunday 7:00 am, 9:00 am etc. Please feel free to stop by each of need to take away all from Glendale Towers) (Family Mass), 11:00 am, and and ask questions, schedule a Please enter the church the blessings he has bestowed Mass, register as a new Parishio5:30 pm. by the driveway on Walnut upon us. 12:15 pm Spanish Commu- ner, etc. Happy New Year to all and Street Bring a Book-Buy a Book nity 617-387-2916 may God’s many blessings - We have a new Fundraiser Pro4:00 pm Haitian Community [email protected] continue to follow you into Masses are being held in the gram in the back of the Church. gmail.com 2016. Chapel. It’s called Bring a Book-Buy Pastor’s Office Hours: Sunday Service at 10:30 Eucharistic Adoration of the a Book. All books are a dollar Saturdays 10 AM to 2 PM. am Blessed Sacrament: Adoration and any money collected will go Bible Study: Consider join- Other times by appointof the Blessed Sacrament is held towards our Stain Glass Fund. ing us for Bible study on Sun- ment. every Thursday from 7:45 AM Brink a Book and Buy a Book day We meet in the Church to 6:30 pm in the Chapel. Each and make a donation. Our selecThursdays’ adoration will con- tions are great and varied. Please clude the Benediction of the Most stop by the table and see what we THINK OF IT AS Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 pm. have. Thank you AN OWNER’S MANUAL FOR YOUR MONEY. All are invited to spend a few Immaculate Conception The free Consumer Action Handbook. In print and online at ConsumerAction.gov, it’s moments with Our Blessed Lord Parish the everyday guide to protecting your hard-earned money. For your free copy, order online at ConsumerAction.gov; send your name and address to Handbook, Pueblo, Church Breakfast – Our next 489 Broadway CO 81009; or call toll-free 1 (888) 8 PUEBLO. Being a smart shopper just got easier. monthly Church Breakfast is Everett, Mass 02149 scheduled for every second SunPhone 617-389-5660 A public service message from the U.S. General Services Administration. Black Cyan Magenta Yellow Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 The Everett Independent • Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Page 9 EVERETT CRIMSON TIDE POP WARNER AWARDS BANQUET CARY SHUMAN PHOTOS Crimson Tide Pop Warner President Brian Dimond presented flowers to coaches Justine Doucette, Brenda Marchant, and Lisa DellIsola in appreciation of their outstanding service in the youth football and cheerleading organization. The Crimson Tide Pop Warner D cheerleading team with coaches Karinna Cesar, Laura Tiberii, Trevor Freeman, Kelly Marchant, and Caroline DeMaria. Crimson Tide Pop Warner ‘A’ team coaches Tiara Moise (left) and Kourtney Yurko (right) presented the team’s Spirit Award to cheerleader Karla Flores Sanchez at the banquet Sunday at Anthony’s In Malden. The Crimson Tide Pop Warner D football team with coaches Ryan LaFave, Jason LaMonica, Jimmy Bartolo, Rick Pulsifer, and Brian Vaughan. Former Lynn English and Northeastern University footall star Brian Vaughan, with his son, Pop Warner football player Brian Vaughan, at the awards banquet. The Crimson Tide Pop Warner C team cheerleaders proudly display their individual award plaques that were presented at the awards banquet. The Crimson Tide Pop Warner C football team with coaches Angelo Carbone and Chuckie Leo. Missing from photo is coach Ralph Faia. The Massachusetts state champion and New England Pop Warner finalist Crimson Tide Pop Warner B team with coaches Danielle Nadeau, Victor Ruiz, CaroLyn Manuel, John Romboli, Chris Carrabino, and Dennis Willcox. The Crimson Tide Pop Warner ‘B’ cheerleading team traveled to Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida where they captured the 2015 national cheerleading championship. The team received “National Champions” jackets at the banquet. The team is pictured with assistant coaches Justine Doucette (bak row, far left) and Lisa Sachetta (front row, far right) and head coach Jenna Marchant (back row, center) at the awards banquet. The Crimson Tide Pop Warner A cheerleading team with coaches Tiara Moise, Karinna Cesar, Trevor Freeman, and Kourtney Yurko. The Crimson Tide Pop Warner Patriot Division football team with coaches Chris Spinney and Cataldo Kidd. Black Cyan Magenta Yellow The Everett Independent • Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Page 10 Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 EVERETT CRIMSON TIDE POP WARNER AWARDS BANQUET Pictured right, the Crimson Tide Pop Warner officers and board members, Jeanne Vitukevich, Mike Vitukevich, Darlene Bowdridge, Andrea Fuccillo, Joe LaMonica, president Brian Dimond, Chuckie Leo, Lauren Williams, Andrea Gaskill, Billy Gaskill, and Rick Pulsifer. CARY SHUMAN PHOTOS The Crimson Tide Pop Warner E cheerleading team with coaches Caitlin Calonge and Christina Oliva. SHE ENJOYS SKIING, SWIMMING, AND SHARING THE HAPPIEST MOMENTS OF LIFE WITH HER PATIENTS. The Everett Crimson Tide F football team with coaches Anthony Capalino and Darryl Doe. Former Everett High football captain Darryl Doe and his son, Kamden Doe, at the awards banquet. May-Tal Sauerbrun, MD Meet Dr. May-Tal Sauerbrun, obstetrician and gynecologist; and the newest physician to join Dr. David Richman and the OB/GYN practice in Malden. Dr. Sauerbrun is passionate about helping women lead their healthiest lives; whether that means working through health concerns or starting a family. And when it comes to caring for her patients, she enjoys the collaborative approach across specialties that Hallmark Health provides. The Crimson Tide Pop Warner F cheerleading team with coaches Nicole Adiletto, Tatiana Balistreri, Toniann Pinabell, Lisa LaMonica, and Tiana LaMonica. Moe Stevens Ahearn, one of the greatest athletes in Everett High School history who scored 1,577 points during her high school basketball career, with her son, Crimson Tide Pop Warner football player Kevin Ahearn, at the awards banquet. Dr. Sauerbrun is accepting new patients, with offices in Malden, Medford and Melrose. Meet Dr. Sauerbrun at hhma.org/drsauerbrun A member of Hallmark Health System 109 Commercial Street, Malden · 781-388-4160 · hhma.org The Crimson Tide Pop Warner E Red football team with coaches Robert Velasquez, Richard Martignetti, Anthony Cruciotti, Brandon Bailot, Angel Delgado, and Luigi Gisetto. The Crimson Tide Pop Warner E White Gold football team with coaches Carl Ahearn, Mike Vitukevich Jr., Mike Vitukevich Sr., and David Clough. Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner football player Aaron Connor (far right), with his brother, Jared Connor, and their parents, Everett Police officer Rick Connor and Phunk Phenomon Dance Complex owner Reia Briggs-Connor, at the awards banquet Sunday at Anthony’s in Malden. 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WHERE:State Transportation Building 10 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 Transportation Library (2nd Floor) WHEN:Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM PURPOSE: The draft Section 61 Finding for the Wynn Everett Casino project was published in the Environmental Monitor on February 10, 2016. Written comments on the draft are due to MassDOT on or before February 25. The purpose of this meeting is to explain the draft Section 61 Finding, review the written comments that have been received, and provide the public the opportunity to make additional comments. Comments made during the public comment period and at the hearing will be reviewed RECRuItmENt Professional • Medical General • Services and considered in the development of the final Section 61 Finding. The draft Section 61 Finding is available from the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office website http:// web1.env.state.ma.us/ EEA/emepa/emonitor. aspx or from J. 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