Monthly Archives: June 2013

Aldermen, School Committee Feud a Sideshow: School Committee Rebuttal Should End the Controversy

June 20, 2013
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Analysis I want to make one thing perfectly clear. Much like Alderman Joseph McGonagle, I was not present on the evening of May 29 in the City Hall parking lot, when members of the School Committee allegedly verbally accosted Aldermen President Sal Sachetta about their desires for a pay raise and Sachetta’s desire not...

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School Security Measures Highlight of Summer Maintenance Work

June 20, 2013
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It was a minor note on the School Committee agenda on Monday night. However, the net result may be one of the more significant decisions made about the Everett Schools for the coming school year and beyond. As part of an overarching Summer Maintenance Update, the School Committee voted unanimously Monday night to approve...

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School Committee Refutes Aldermen’s Allegations: Letter to Police Chief Tells a Different Story

June 20, 2013
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Everett School Committee members responded this week to allegations made against several of their members by Alderman Joseph McGonagle and Aldermen President Sal Sachetta during last week’s Aldermen’s meeting. In short, the School Committee members deny the incident took place as described by Alderman Sachetta and indicated their belief that the incident was turned...

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Devens School Lease Signed

June 20, 2013
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Superintendent Frederick Foresteire told the School Committee Monday night that the Devens School renovation is essentially completed and the district is now awaiting the final certificate of occupancy and inspection permits from city and state officials with authority over the building rehab. With that, Foresteire asked the Committee to approve a lease with the...

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Voters to Decide Casino Proposal on Saturday

June 20, 2013
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This Saturday, Everett voters will be going to the polls to decide on the Wynn Resort proposal. To say that this is just another vote dismisses the importance of the final outcome after the ballots have been counted. If approved by the voters, and then approved by the State Gaming Commission, this project will...

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Obituaries 06-19-2013

June 20, 2013
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Dora Teneriello Of Everett Dora (Capachietti) Teneriello of Everett died on June 14. The beloved wife of the late Alfred, Sr., she was the mother of Ralph of Stoneham, Jean of South Carolina and Alfred Jr. of Everett and sister of Phyllis Cordina of South Carolina. Dora was predeceased by eight other siblings. She...

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City of Everett Gathers to Honor Firefighters

June 12, 2013
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City of Everett Gathers to Honor Firefighters

This past Sunday, June 9th, the City of Everett gathered at the Firefighters Memorial Monument on the corner of Elm and Ferry Streets in memorial of firefighters Richard Colarusso, Joseph O’Hearn, and Angelo Giangregorio.  Members of the community, Fire Department Personnel and the EFD Honor Guard paid tribute to both this year’s honorees, as...

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Aldermen Allege Harassment by School Committee Members: School Committee Salary Vote at Heart of Disagreement

June 12, 2013
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It is never comfortable to discuss an individual rate of pay or group salary in a public setting. When that discussion includes the merits of a pay increase for an individual or small group of individuals it can be even more uncomfortable. However, members of the Board of Aldermen alleged on Monday night that...

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Raise for Council Clerk Denied: Clerk of Committees Salary Increase Laid over to Next Meeting

June 12, 2013
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On a night that saw the Everett Board of Aldermen vote to approve a combined $161 million in city spending for FY 2014, the Board voted against two motions to increase salaries and tabled another. The combined impact of the three proposed pay increases would have amounted to $59,000 in additional spending annually. Essentially,...

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Aldermen Protest, then Approve $146 Million City Budget: $14.5 Million for Water/Sewer Funds Also Approved

June 12, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen Monday night approved a $146 million city budget for fiscal year 2014, and another $14.5 million in expenditures for the water and sewer enterprise funds. However, the vote to approve the city budget was not without some drama, as the board ended up taking two votes before passing the budget....

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