Monthly Archives: December 2012

Everett Has Aa3 Rating:Refinancing of Old Debt with New Rating Will Save the City Money

December 20, 2012
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On Monday Mayor Carlo DeMaria officially announced the news that the city’s bond rating has been maintained as Aa3, after a re-evaluation by the investment firm Moody’s Investor Services. The city’s financial consultant Tony Rosselli actually let the news slip at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, during a discussion about the city’s water...

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Casino Forum Well Attended

December 20, 2012
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More than 250 residents of the city converged on the Edward Connolly Center on Chelsea Street last Tuesday December 11, to hear about a proposed $1 billion casino development on the former Monsanto property site at what is now known as Mystic Point. However, during the meeting Mayor Carlo DeMaria had indicated that billionaire...

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Schools, Police Review Emergency Protocols

December 20, 2012
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Following the horrific and tragic events that took place December 14 in Newtown, CT, Superintendent of Everett Public Schools Frederick Foresteire said on Monday that every precaution is being taken to make sure that Everett’s children are as safe as possible and that security of the schools is priority number one. “We take security...

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The Outrage at Newtown, CT

December 20, 2012
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In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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Police Briefs 12-19-2012

December 20, 2012
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12/03 Danielle Lavigueur, 21, 336 Shirley St., Winthrop, was arrested on a warrant. Fernando Rosario, 29, 206 Shandon Rd., Dorchester, was arrested for operation motor vehicle with revoked license. 12/05 John Carroll, 44, 33 Lambert St., Revere, was arrested for illegal possession of Class E substance. Michael Cassinell, 34, 613 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was...

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Girls Hockey Team Ties Shawsheen, 3-3

December 20, 2012
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The Everett High girls hockey team earned a 3-3 tie with Shawsheen Tech in a well-played contest Saturday afternoon at the local rink. After spotting Shawsheen a 1-0 lead through one period, the Lady Crimson evened the count at 2-2 in the second frame thanks to a pair of goals by Captain Gabrielle Ramunno....

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Obituaries 12-19-2012

December 20, 2012
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Barbara Upton Longtime Whidden Memorial Hospital Dietary Worker Barbara A. (Clough) Upton of Beachmont Revere died on December 14 at the Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge.  She was 74 years old. The wife of the late John Upton, she was born in Medford and raised in Medford and Malden, the daughter of the late Ralph...

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Everett Man Recognized Ahead of Enlistment

December 12, 2012
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Everett Man Recognized Ahead of Enlistment

Everett native Cory Kidd was recognized prior to the Board of Aldermen’s meeting Monday night “for his commitment and dedication to his community and his country,” ahead of his enlistment in the U.S. Army next month. According to Alderman Robert Van Campen who sponsored the citation for Kidd, the young Everett man is hoping...

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Shopping Locally This Holiday Season a Few Local Small Business Ideas

December 12, 2012
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Ok, it’s the holiday shopping season and at best, if you’re reading this on Wednesday, you have 12 shopping days left to buy your gifts before Christmas, or Channukah of the Winter Solstice, or whatever you celebrate has passed you by. We all know that Everett is home to several big box and chain...

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Van Campen Seeks to Set Record Straight Portion of Free Cash Balance Tied to Water/Sewer Fund Deficit

December 12, 2012
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Alderman Robert Van Campen queried auditing consultant Tony Rosselli Monday night in an apparent attempt to discredit some of the local media reporting that followed last week’s Common Council meeting and the announcement that Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s “stringent budget management” and “strict spending policies” were the reasons for a greater than expected free cash...

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