Monthly Archives: July 2013

Former City Receiver Pleads Guilty to Stealing: Roccia Gets Probation, Community Service and $16k Restitution Bill

July 24, 2013
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Former city receiver William Roccia, 42, of Hollywood, Florida and formerly of Everett, pleaded guilty on June 27 in Middlesex Superior Court to a charge of larceny over $250, and has been sentenced to two years probation, 40 hours of community service and to pay restitution of $16,855 to the city. Roccia worked for...

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Shute Library Will Close Next Week for Construction: New Temporary Library Location to Open Aug. 5

July 24, 2013
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With renovation construction of Shute Library scheduled to begin in August, the city has its transition plans to accommodate the library’s faithful customers beginning on August 5, 2013, with the opening of a temporary location at 21 Whittier Drive. The actual library move from Shute Library to Whittier Drive is scheduled for August 1,...

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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 24, 2013
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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) is reason for concern. Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to get what he wants — and what Mayor Menino wants is the casino and its revenue...

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Police Briefs 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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July 8 Jose Salvador, 18, 604 Washington St., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed and in violation of marked lanes. Jose Mendez-Martinez, 30, 189 Bowdoin St., Dorchester, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed and in violation of marked lanes. July 10 Tyler Ferreira, 17, 419 Ferry St., Everett, was...

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Obituaries 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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Howard Whittaker Served in Two Wars; Member of Many Veterans Organizations Howard I. Whittaker of Kennebunk, ME, formerly of Middlebury, CT, died on July 18. Howard graduated from Wilby High School in Waterbury, CT, class of 1942. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps on December 9, 1942 and served with the 4th Marine...

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City Tour

July 18, 2013
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City Tour

State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki (second from left) joined Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. on a tour Tuesday highlighting the city’s business, housing and employment opportunities. Also pictured at the construction site for the luxury apartment complex called the Batch Yard located at 26 Charlton St., are State Deputy Undersecretary Arthur...

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Aldermen Approve Transfers from Free Cash for the Budget

July 18, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen voted 6-0 on two recommendations by City Auditor Richard Viscay Monday night to appropriate a total of $1,028,219 from the budgetary fund balance, also known as Free Cash, so that the city could use the money on anticipated expenses, without having for the free cash amount to be re-certified for...

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Few Primary Races Shaping Up in City Elections; Candidates Nominating Papers Due Back Today

July 18, 2013
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Everett City Clerk Michael Matarazzo said on Monday that despite the fact that the city council will be shrinking on January 1, 2014, the city may only have five primary contests for the reduced number of council seats, because not enough candidates had emerged to force other contests. “We might not even have to...

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Everett Sued Seven Times Since 2007 by Employees

July 18, 2013
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In an issue that was first raised by Alderman and Mayoral candidate Robert Van Campen last month, City Solicitor Colleen Mejia reported this week to the Board of Aldermen that the city has been forced to defend itself against a total of seven employee brought litigation actions since 2007 and has spent approximately $78,000...

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Thank You, Secretary Bialecki

July 18, 2013
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Secretary of Housing and Economic Greg Bialecki visited Everett Tuesday as part of a tour that his office said “focuses on the interesting businesses, community hubs, new market-rate housing, and public transportation options that make this city an ideal location to live, work and play.” First, we thank Sec. Bialecki for including Everett on...

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