Offering Alternate Relief, Boston Reiki Clinic Open To Public

By Lorenzo Recupero

Contreras offering a patient Reiki therapy at Boston Reiki Clinic on Wolcott Street.

By the time we are adults, whether it be to tend to a muscle ache or otherwise, most of us have experienced a professional massage.

It works the inner linings of our achy muscles, following the natural flow of each strand, easing them back closer to normal with each stroke from the therapist.

Massage therapy pinpoints a troubled location in our bodies to help improve our overall relaxation, blood flow, and energy while easing a physical pain.

Now what if, for those aching in other ways, beyond a back spasm or creaky joint, there was a way to massage our essence, or life force, as a means to feel better by natural healing power, would you try it?

For those that answered yes or at least felt the query piqued some Interest, Boston Reiki Clinic is at your service.

The first of its kind Reiki therapy clinic in our area, owned and run by certified Reiki practitioner and Everett resident Sandra Contreras, is open to cater to those in need of a different kind of “cleansing”.

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Red Hot Crimson Tide Topple Taunton, Advance To Quarterfinals

Everett quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe eludes an incoming Taunton defender. (Photo by Christian Ramirez/Taunton Gazette)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide officially made it past the bar set a year ago by its predecessors.

With the 33-14 win over host Taunton High School on Friday, the Crimson Tide advanced past the first round of the MIAA playoffs setting up a quarterfinal meeting with Central Catholic on Friday, November 11 (7PM) at Lawrence Stadium.

A year ago, the Tide (8-1) couldn’t make it past the Round of 16, but senior quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe made sure to make the most of his second postseason start to help push the team over the top, rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for another on a 62-yard strike to Giacobbe Ward in the first half.

Ellerbe’s elusiveness provided the decisive X-Factor in the win, helping to extend the Tide’s win streak to eight games.

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Zappe Come, Zappe Go

By Lorenzo Recupero

Surely there’s an ongoing discussion gong down in the New England Patriots’ executive offices following the dominant 38-15 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday afternoon.

Patriots rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe against the Cleveland Browns.

You won’t hear it from Bill Belichick in any report or post-game presser, but there IS a quarterback controversy brewing in Foxborough, MA.

And if rookie QB Bailey Zappe continues playing like he has over the past three games, his success may spill over and carry him into the starting gig for the Patriots.

In the win over Cleveland, Zappe’s third game under center and second as a starter, he put up 309 yards through the air to go with two touchdown passes. He completed 24 of 34 pass attempts to cap a phenomenal performance in which he earned a quarterback rating of 118.40.

Now, to gain some perspective on just how special his latest effort was, let’s compare Zappe’s last start to recent performances from a couple NFL legends. On Sunday, Tom Brady (87.8) and Aaron Rodgers (73.8) both combined for a lower rating (80.80) in their losses, respectively.

Week 6 in the NFL was like a revealing of the new guard, chain of command in the league in some regards and Zappe led the charge.

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Crimson Tide bounce back, blank Somerville

By Lorenzo Recupero

The 2022-23 brand of Everett Crimson Tide has arrived.

After blasting Somerville 42-0 Friday, the Tide have seemingly remedied their offensive woes from a week ago to snag their first win of the season.

“This week our team played fast, confident and disciplined in all three phases and I’m very proud of our team effort,” said Everett coach Robert DiLoreto on the quick turnaround from a week ago when the Tide’s offense sputtered, posting just 19 points in the season-opening loss.

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2022-2023 EHS Fall Football Preview

Everett senior quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe (right) will be a big part of Everett’s offensive attack this year. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Hibernation season is over.

The sleeping Everett Football giant is up and running again.

It’s fall and a new roster of EHS football players will be vying for a title.

And you may recall the undefeated 2017 season being the last time Everett High School hanged an MIAA State Championship banner, but this could be the year the Crimson Tide end the drought.

After graduating over 30 seniors a season ago, EHS will be relying on a fresh crop of talent and first-year football athletes to help rise to the challenge. Led by just three returning starters, including quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe, wide receiver/defensive back Giacobbe Ward, and lineman Nick Raymond, coach Robert DiLoreto is preparing for his third year to be the charm of his tenure at the helm thus far.

So while we anticipate Friday’s season-opening contest with longtime rival Xaverian, who the Tide bested 21-19 in overtime a year ago, let us take a pre-kickoff peek at what lies ahead.

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