EVERETT COMMUNITY ART WALK TO OPEN NEXT MONTH

Integral Arts Everett is set to premiere the first annual Everett Community Art Walk, a temporary art exhibit that will be on display throughout various city locations. Visitors are invited to participate in a city-wide month long art scavenger hunt to explore the city and find artwork hidden throughout local businesses and community organizations. The exhibit will be free and open to the public and will be suitable for all ages.

It will continue throughout the entire month of October, and participants can view artwork on display anytime during the month.

With 30 participating organizations ready to host 50 pieces of artwork, the Everett Community Art Walk is poised to present an engaging art adventure, while showcasing local artists and boosting traffic to local businesses.

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Annual Independence Day Celebration

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Children watch as fireworks shoot above Glendale Park

Via the City of Everett

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the entire city government of Everett, would like to invite everyone to the City of Everetts Annual Independence day celebration, on Saturday July 6th, from 5pm thru 9pm at Glendale park.  Fireworks will immediately follow the festivities. Continue reading Annual Independence Day Celebration

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The Casino as Nirvana

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By Josh Resnek

When the idea for the Casino in Everett was first dreamt up, when the plans we presented and approved and when the building began to take shape and employees began making their way there to work, as friends and family began making plans to head there for an evening or a weekend or just to put a few bucks in play, there was the thought that the casino might be a panacea for the city of Everett.

That is to say, it might become the single biggest and best thing that has ever happened to the neighborhood. There was the thought that somehow millionaires and maybe even billionaires would come stay, and play, and take an interest in an area that is otherwise depressed; and the idea that millionaires and billionaires might be playing and staying close to the Eversource power plant, and the MBTA bus yard and tug boats floating through the mystic river, the idea was exciting.

Now, as the Casino has opened, we see that the calm before the storm has, well, continued. Rather than taking the neighborhood by storm, it has very calmly, peaceably, and in many ways gently entered our community, like a guest who sleeps in the night, makes breakfast in the morning and quietly wakes us when ready.

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Second Annual Mastrocola Kiwanis Bocce Tournament

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Friends and family wear shirts touting “Cataldo Strong” and an image of Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo on their backs at the Second Annual Mastrocola Kiwanis Bocce Tournament held in her honor. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Leader Herald Staff Report

The Second Annual Mastrocola Kiwanis Bocce Tournament was held in memory of Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo on Saturday June 1, 2019.

Twelve teams competed for a $1,000 prize as well as a second place prize of $450.

Team Sabatino Insurance won the tournament and gave back their $1000 prize to the Ersilia Charity Fund held by the Everett Kiwanis.

The winners also received a trophy, dedicated and named in honor of Everett Kiwanis Club Vice-President, Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo.

The money raised during the event was given to the Kiwanis Club to be used for their scholarships and charities throughout the community.

The event was held at the Italian American Club in Malden from 9am to 5pm.

Runners Together

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Bobby Hall and his daughter Rachael (above) will soon be running the Boston Marathon together.

By Josh Resnek

Everett Police Detective Bobby Hall has been running around the streets of Everett busting bad guys dealing drugs for 17 years.

He is a clear headed type, no nonsense, devoted to family and job, and devoted as well to marathon running.

Since 2009, Hall has competed in 17 Marathons.

On April 15 when he rides out to Hopkinson, he will be running his 18th, the Boston Marathon.

The big difference this year since he started marathoning a decade ago, is Rachael Hall.

His daughter will be running with him and by his side. This is Rachael’s first marathon, according to Hall.

Hall, who has run marathons in New York, Chicago and Boston, said he is thrilled beyond all comprehension that his daughter will be running with him.

“I am excited. I am humbled by Rachael’s all out effort to run the marathon…and to do it with me,” he said during an interview at the Leader Herald last week.

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