Monthly Archives: March 2010

Everett school population growing by the week

March 11, 2010
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As the 2009-2010 school year heads into its spring phase, Everett’s public school system is experiencing growing pains. With each passing week throughout the entire school year so far, the school population has increased. School officials monitoring the situation are convinced the upward swing in school population is going to continue unabated leading to...

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Giantassio files signatures for rep race – more to follow?

March 11, 2010
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Dennis Giantassio has filed his signatures and his name will likely appear on the ballot as he attempts his first run for political office against Everett Representative Steven “Stat” Smith. According to a variety of local sources, former Mayor John Hanlon is apparently considering a run. Hanlon has told friends and supporters that he’d...

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Happy Anniversary Carlo and Stacy

March 11, 2010
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his lovely wife Stacy celebrated their 13th Wedding Anniversary this week. We understand the mayor and his wife were celebrating the anniversary when the call came in to the mayor asking him to run down to city hall to make an appearance at an Aldermen’s meeting. He did this –...

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Parking at Waters Avenue needs some discussion

March 11, 2010
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The developer of a major housing project on Waters Avenue has petitioned the city for a variance. The developer needs close to 400 parking spaces for the 198 units he is seeking to build. However, paper work presented at city hall reveals he is asking to provide 98 spaces only. If approved, such a...

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Anthony Ventura

March 11, 2010
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The former owner of Everett Square Sporting Goods, Anthony Ventura, was one of this city’s best-known downtown businesspeople. He was a good, good guy – a generous man who understood his business and who cared about his clientele. Inside his store, he catered to the sporting equipment needs of generations of Everett’s girls and...

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Obituaries 03-10-2010

March 11, 2010
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Catherine Mellor Somerville resident Catherine M. (Jones) Mellor of Somerville died on March 6. She was the beloved wife of Edward J. Mellor; loving mother of Scott Mellor of Somerville; sister of Lenetta Ruggiero of Wilmington, Norma J. Jones of Everett, Spencer of Melrose, Neal of Tewksbury, David of Maine, Joseph of Waltham, and...

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Arrest Report 03-10-2010

March 11, 2010
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Monday, March 1 Gianpaolo Cerretani, 18, 25 Fenwick St., Somerville, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, March 2 Luis Cintron, 31, 913 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for manufacturing, distributing, disposal of Class B substance, possession with intent to distribute near school zone, conspiracy violation of controlled substance. Brian DiGaetano, 35, 308 Washington Ave., Chelsea,...

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Business owners seek tax rate relief

March 4, 2010
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Business owners seek tax rate relief

The high commercial tax rate is causing a negative impact to many businesses throughout the city and especially in the downtown area. Coupled with the downturn in the economy, the commercial tax rate, which now stands at $37 per $1,000 – the second highest in the state – is making the sale of commercial...

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EHS girls hockey team edged in tourney

March 4, 2010
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The Everett High girls hockey team dropped a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to Framingham in a preliminary round contest of the MIAA Division 1 North Sectional tournament last Monday. “It was a tough loss for us,” said EHS head coach Joe McLaughlin, whose 9-7-4 Lady Crimson Tide were seeded 25th in the North bracket and...

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Councilors explore new tax levy

March 4, 2010
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Everett City Councilors Lou Sierra and Adam Ragucci are not going to let things rest at Monday night’s meeting. Both councilors have issues in their wards. “We are closing in on a year now and nothing has been done,” Sierra said referring to the water damage being done to homeowners property on Mt. Washington...

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