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Tears of joy – Rick Thurin’s mother is safe in Haiti

January 22, 2010
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Tears of joy – Rick Thurin’s mother is safe in Haiti

Everett High senior Ricky Thurin said he cried “tears of joy” after learning Monday night that his mother was alive and well in Haiti. It had been an emotionally draining week for Thurin who had been unable to make communications with his mother since the devastating earthquake struck Haiti last Tuesday. But Thurin said...

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Sumner Gage Whittier, at 98; Everett’s man for all seasons

January 22, 2010
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Sumner Gage Whittier, at 98; Everett’s man for all seasons

It is one thing to grow up here and to become the mayor, the representative or the senator. It is wholly another thing to come out of the Everett experience almost 100 years ago to become the head of the Veterans Administration after serving as the Lt. Gov. of Massachusetts, and to have been...

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EI Recreation Center Offers Boot Camp

January 13, 2010
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EI Recreation Center Offers Boot Camp

The Everett Recreation Department is offering the city’s residents a way to keep this New Year’s resolution to get in shape for 2010. The winter Boot Camp program starts on Monday nights at 6 p.m. and Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. through to February 3rd. Instructor Sam Amado, the city’s Recreation Supervisor, will guide...

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Candidates lining up for likely special election

January 13, 2010
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One week has passed since former Senator Anthony Galluccio was sent to prison and resigned his senate seat after failing to comply with the stipulations of his probation. With State Senate President Therese Murray apparently on the verge of announcing a special election to fill Galluccio’s empty senate seat, a number of candidates have...

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It’s official

January 7, 2010
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It’s official

With a huge American flag as a backdrop, City Clerk Michael Matarazzo in the Frederick Forestaire Performing Arts Center at Everett High School swore in the 2010 Everett city government of elected officials into their respective offices on Monday night. Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr. took the oath of office that started his second term...

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Senator Galluccio jailed

January 7, 2010
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State Senator Anthony Galluccio was jailed Monday afternoon for violating the stipulations of the house arrest placed upon him for his involvement in a hit and run automobile accident in Cambridge in October. In a Medford court room late Monday afternoon, Judge Matthew Nestor ordered Galluccio jailed for one-year year after dismissing the senator’s...

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Looking at Politics – Galluccio’s demise is a loss to Everett

January 7, 2010
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There are two Anthony Galluccios. The Anthony Galluccio depicted on television Monday afternoon in court in a suit, with his head down, being led away in handcuffs for violating his probation is not the Anthony Galluccio we know and whom we like. That person who spent much of his adult life helping the working...

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Holiday gift giveaway brings cheer to Everett’s older adults

December 30, 2009
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Holiday gift giveaway brings cheer to Everett’s older adults

Be a Santa to a Senior, the popular campaign that delivers hundreds of gifts to seniors in Everett and surrounding towns was again a success in 2009. Home Instead Senior Care of Melrose, along with Johnnie’s Foodmaster, partnered with area senior centers and senior organizations to provide gifts for seniors that might otherwise receive...

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Socket to Ya – Electric rates in Massachusetts are some of the highest in the country

December 17, 2009
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Socket to Ya – Electric rates in Massachusetts are some of the highest in the country

Leaving the porch light on, running an air conditioner at night or using a longer cycle on the clothes dryer are all decisions that, in Massachusetts, will cost more than just about anywhere else in the country. As the cost of everything has risen in the last few years, electricity rates in Massachusetts have...

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Water bill errors draw ire – Councilors contend that there is a gusher not a trickle of complaints about water bills

December 17, 2009
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While several Councilors did not shoot the messenger on Wednesday night at the Common Council meeting, Water Department employee Fran Sordillo did get an earful about the problems in the billing process. Councilor William Cardello let Sordillo know in no uncertain terms that the billing department and meter reading processes were very inadequate. “A...

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