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Fire on Morris Street

Fire About Irony And Danger; House Was For Sale

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The burned and boarded site of last week’s multi-alarm blaze on Morris Street in Everett.

By Josh Resnek

The legal three-family home that burned on Morris Street Friday morning was for sale when firefighters arrived on the scene.

What was a valuable three family home selling for $750,000 has been reduced to a charred wreck.

The two firefighters injured when they ran into the burning home are recovering.

Everett firefighter Scott Dalrymple remains in the hospital with burns that will require surgical attention.

Josh Doyon, who ran into the home with Dalrymple has been released from the hospital.Continue Reading

Chief: Blaze Showed the Strength of the EFD

By Josh Resnek 

The fire on Morris Street that landed two Everett firefighters in the hospital and accomplished the rescue from the burning home of one of its residents trapped on the roof, was not just another day, according to Fire Chief Anthony Carli.

He said the professionalism and knowing what to do evidenced at the scene indicated that each company responding to a fire knows what to do.

“Our men got into rescue mode the moment they arrived on Morris Street,” Carli said. “Normal conditions in a fire can be measured by the level of fire in the basement. Usually, you can get up to the second floor. We always try to go through the front door,” he added.

Indeed.

Two fireghters in full protective gear smashed through the front door shortly after arriving on the scene.

They started up the front stairs, found the fire too intense and then – bang – an explosion sent them running down the stairs and then tumbling out of the building.

Their gear was burning.

They were sprayed with water and then removed to the hospital.Continue Reading


Wynn Resorts Denies Gattineri’s Claims, Files Countersuit

By Josh Resnek 

Several weeks back we reported Anthony Gattineri’s allegation that he was promised an extra $18 million by Wynn Resorts Rob DeSalvio in exchange for Gattineri’s approval of the Everett land deal where the casino is located, of which he was a part when the casino project was just getting underway.

He claimed he and DeSalvio shook hands on the deal.

Without that handshake, Gattineri asserts, the land deal for the casino would never have happened.Continue Reading


— Eye on Everett —

The Mayor’s Parking Space Eye Space

Sometimes a photograph says more about us than anything else.

Such is the case with the mayor’s personal parking space at city hall.

At 9 am Monday, the space was as empty as outer space. The mayor was unseen.

So what is unusual about this?

Nothing at all.

 

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Monsanto Cancer Victims Can Be Compensated


By Josh Resnek

In an example of justice coming late rather than never, former Monsanto employees who worked at the Everett plant before 1981 afflicted with cancer are now entitled to special benefits, according to Robert McKim Norris of Norris Injury Lawyers, a prominent Alabama law rm specializing in asbestos poisoning and disease.

Everett Plant workers employed before 1981 diagnosed with various cancers are entitled to special benefits. Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer, pharyngeal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and mesothelioma are frequently caused by asbestos exposure.

Asbestos-laced products were used for decades at Monsanto. Neither employees nor management were aware of the asbestos risk. The former Monsanto site is now the Gateway Center.

According to the National Cancer Institute, “It can take from 10 to 40 years or more for asbestos-related cancers to appear.”Continue Reading


Everett Becomes First Local City to Speed Bus Commute with Raised Platforms

Today, the City of Everett became the first city in Massachusetts to install elevated platforms that will make it easier for riders to board buses traveling through one of the busiest corridors in the city.

New platforms and ramps installed at two bus stops in Everett Square will enable bus riders with wheelchairs, strollers, or carts to board the bus faster, speeding up commutes for the 10,000 riders on Broadway, the city’s main thoroughfare into Boston.Continue Reading


Guest Commentary

Spending Too Much,  Saving Too Little

We Reap What We Sow

By Steven Pinto

It’s too bad that we were duped by politicians into thinking a casino was going to help Everett’s finances and therefore would help residents as well.

The only thing the casino payments have done so far was to help city hall spend more money with little regard for taxpayers and rental properties.

I get the whole idea about property values.

The increased values lead to higher taxes but in almost every instance the tax rate itself is lowered as values rise.

But obviously city hall isn’t having any part of that. They want it all and want it now. So many times I hear Everett is a poor community.Continue Reading


Adrien Releases Policy Manual

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Gerly Adrien, candidate for the 28th Middlesex District State Representative, has released her policy manual. It outlines what would her role as a State Representative for Everett would look like. As a dedicated professional, Adrien is devoted to uplifting our vibrant community. Her passion for improving Everett is the bedrock of her campaign, and will be the foundation of her tenure as your State Representative.

Every week, until Election Day, which is Tuesday, September 4, Adrien will be picking a few to outline what is in the policy.Continue Reading


DiDomenico Co-Sponsors Automatic Voter Registration Bill

Last week, Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed An Act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud.

This legislation, which Senator DiDomenico was a co-sponsor of, creates a framework in which eligible voters will be automatically registered to vote when receiving services from the Registry of Motor vehicles, MassHealth, and other participating state agencies. The framework will be overseen and implemented by the Secretary of State.Continue Reading


Summer Getaways

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The famous Motiff # 1 has been the subject of many tourist photos from Rockport, MA.


By Lorenzo Recupero

We New Englanders are spoiled. We have the luxury of taking a less than 4-hour ride in any direction to almost any of the beautifully historic towns and cities in our area that seemingly take you back in time.

And, though, I’m a bit hesitant to share the location of some of these most quaint, charming, and revitalizing stops through the region – with the hope that they may remain their tucked away, not overly populated, picturesque selves – I’ll divulge this info so that you might enjoy these day trips away from home as much as I have.

So, listed by order of nearest distance, here are five regional destinations for your next summer road trip.Continue Reading


Mayor Continues Aggressive Campaign to Reduce Stormwater Runoff

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On Thursday, May 24th Everett High School Art teachers and students painted sea animals and flowers coming out of the storm drains at City Hall. This is part of the Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s aggressive campaign to reduce stormwater runoff and improve the quality of our rivers and streams.

Stormwater runoff is the largest contributor to water pollution in our rivers and streams. By reducing the amount of stormwater runoff you will reduce the amount of nutrients and pollutants being carried from streets, parking lots and roofs to rivers and streams. Nutrients lead to increased algae and plant growth, which robs marine life of oxygen and can lead to large fish kills.Continue Reading


All Aboard

First water shuttle in Everett’s history coming to life at Casino

Wynn Ferry

By Josh Resnek

The initiation of a ferry service between several locations along the waterfront in Boston, across the Mystic River and ending at the casino in Everett, marks a major event in the evolution of the Mystic River waterway.

Wynn Resorts LTD has tapped a Charlestown boat builder to construct three water shuttles, sleek but sturdy ferries to move casino goers and anyone else who wishes to explore the distance between the Boston waterfront and Everett once the casino is up and running.

This is historic in every way.

This will allow tourists from all over the nation to take advantage of the near $100 million of improvements made by Wynn Resorts to the environment in and around the casino/hotel and especially to the shorefront where the project is situated.Continue Reading