• Everett,  January 4 2019,  Revere

    National Grid and gas workers reach tentative agreement

    By The Advocate   Potentially endings a months-long lockout and a bitter and protracted contract dispute, National Grid and union representative announced late Wednesday night that they have reached a tentative deal. The deal will be presented to the union members for ratification on or before Monday, January 7. Details of the agreement are being withheld until the two unions, unions USW Local 12012 and USW Local 12003, have had the opportunity to vote. USW Local 12012 President John Buonopane and USW Local 12003 President Joe Kirlyo released a statement on the tentative agreement, thanking city, state, and labor officials “for their tremendous support during this extended lockout.” “National Grid…

  • December 28 2018,  Everett

    City of Everett’s Holiday Assistance Program supports over 500 families

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to extend the City of Everett’s appreciation to local Everett businesses and residents for their generous donations in 2018 to the City’s Human Services Assistance Programs, which benefit Everett families in crisis. The City’s Holiday Program has remained strong – and Mayor DeMaria attributes that to Everett’s amazing business community and compassionate residents. “I would like to thank all of the businesses and residents who donated to our fundraising efforts this year,” stated Mayor DeMaria. “Whether you helped out with the holiday meals program, donated a gift card or a toy at Christmas, or sent a check to our Human Services Office in support of…

  • December 28 2018,  Everett

    DiDomenico & Senate pass legislation extending unemployment insurance for locked-out National Grid workers

    On Dec. 20, Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to extend unemployment benefits for locked-out National Grid workers for up to 26 additional weeks, or until National Grid workers are no longer locked out, whichever comes first. The benefits would be paid through the existing Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. “This lockout by National Grid of their union employees has been unjust from the very start, but it is truly egregious how long this has continued to last,” said Senator DiDomenico. “These National Grid employees have been without salaries and health insurance for over six months now, and this bill passed by the Senate…

  • December 28 2018,  Everett

    Patriots present “Patriots Difference Maker of the Week” award to Dorothy Long from Everett

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Eight years ago the Kraft family and the Patriots Foundation introduced Celebrate Volunteerism, a season-long initiative focused on recognizing community volunteers and promoting the importance of giving back to the community through service. Throughout the 2018 season, the foundation will continue its Celebrate Volunteerism initiative by teaming with nonprofit organizations to educate fans about the need for volunteering, highlighting deserving volunteers from across the region and seeking to inspire Patriots fans to become lifelong volunteers. The foundation will present a weekly “Patriots Difference Maker of the Week” award, which recognizes deserving volunteers who go above and beyond to support their New England communities. “We originally started the…

  • December 28 2018,  Everett

    Year in Review

    Year in Review   ~January~ A New Year’s Vision Mayor Carlo DeMaria delivered his inaugural address in the EHS auditorium Tuesday, January 2 at an Inauguration Ceremony that saw the swearing-in of Richard Dell Isola, John Hanlon, Michael Marchese, Wayne Matewsky, Peter Napolitano, Fred Capone, Stephen Simonelli, Anthony DiPierro, John Leo McKinnon, Rosa DiFlorio, and Michael McLaughlin as the 2018/2019 city council, of Beradino D’Onofrio, Robert Carreiro, Richard Baniewicz, Lester MacLaughlin, and Allen Panarese, Joseph LaMonica, Frank Parker, David Ela, and Thomas Abruzzese as the 2018/2019 school committee. Carreiro and Baniewicz passed away last year. Marcony Almeida Barros was appointed as Carreiro’s replacement the following week, and former school committee…

  • December 21 2018,  Everett

    EXTRA EXTRA! Superintendent Foresteire retires

    Superintendent Foresteire retires Late Thursday evening, the Advocate received a copy of a letter submitted by Superintendent Fred Foresteire to Everett School Committee Chair Beradino D’Onofrio announcing that he was returning by the end of that day. The two line letter, dated for Tuesday, December 18, reads in full: “This letter is to inform you I am retiring at the end of the day, Tuesday, December 18, 2018. It has been a wonderful fifty-two and one half years!”