Police Briefs 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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Monday, January 31 Michael Black, 26, 336 Broadway, Everett, was arrested for courtesy booking. Saint Coelho, 28, 10 Durso Ave., Malden, was arrested for being disorderly person. Steven Diaz, 28, 4 Harris Ave., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Yasmine Magalhaes, 20, 773 Neponset St., Norwood, was arrested on a warrant. Jonathan Pagan, 19,...

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Recalling the Blizzard of 1978 After 33 Years

February 10, 2011
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During this winter that does not seem to want to end, take a moment to recall the Blizzard of 1978, which took place this week, 33 years ago. Not withstanding everything that has come after, there was no storm, no set of storms, no entire year of storms combined that compares reasonably with what...

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The 1959 Championship – Everett Basketball Team

February 10, 2011
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The only EHS Basketball Team to ever win the Tech Tourney when the Tech Tourney was the place where championships were made was the 1959 team, which was honored last week. After winning the Tourney, this talented team got into the New England Tournament and went to the final game – which they lost...

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Starting Near the Top – Mini Joins Staff of Top-ranked Malden Catholic Program

February 10, 2011
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Brian Mini always had the makings of a future hockey coach, reaching out to his sister, Bridget, and his brother, Chris, as they developed an interest in the sport in the Everett Youth Hockey program and then encouraging them to work hard and improve at every level of play. Mini became a respected leader...

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Obituaries 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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Madeline Mendez-Rivera Of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea Madeline Mendez-Rivera of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly in her home on January 25. She was 59 years old. Born in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Fernando and Bonafacia Mendez. She attended schools in Puerto Rico and spent 40 years...

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Healthcare Change Could Save Taxpayers $1m

January 26, 2011
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Healthcare Change Could Save Taxpayers $1m

A proposed municipal healthcare change unveiled last Friday by Gov. Deval Patrick is getting good initial reviewslocally – with most indicating that they like the plan, but hope that it moves quickly through the Legislature. For Everett taxpayers, the healthcare change could save more than $1 million in the next year’s fiscal budget that...

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Sports 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Sports 01-26-2011

Flores scores four goals in 5-2 EHS win Everett High senior Captain Nicole Flores certified her standing as one of the top schoolgirl hockey players in the area by scoring four goals in the first period to lead the Lady Crimson Tide to a 5-2 win over Wilmington Monday afternoon at the local rink....

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Enterprise Fund Becomes a Reality for Taxpayers

January 26, 2011
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In a close vote, the Board of Aldermen voted to approve the creation of a Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund at the Monday night meeting, reversing an earlier vote in December. The approval of this fund was not without heated remarks by Aldermen on both sides of the issue. One camp claimed that a...

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Car License Approved

January 26, 2011
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One might be inclined to classify this as the case of the missing business jacket. The owner of Supreme Cars Incorporated received a unanimous vote of confidence from the Board of Aldermen on having his Motor Dealer License approved on Monday night. Joseph Marchese appeared before the Board to answer questions about his business...

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Fuel Spill Reported on Mystic

January 26, 2011
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A small but noticeable spill of diesel fuel into the Mystic River reported on Saturday near the Everett ExxonMobil Pipeline Company terminal is being investigated by the Coast Guard. Coast Guard officials determined that a sheen of fuel was on the surface of the water in an area about 800 feet long and 20...

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Block Grant Monies Awarded to Local Agencies

January 26, 2011
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. was happy to meet with the recipients of this year’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG.) The CDGB program is a federally funded, competitive grant program, which helps small cities and towns meet a broad range of community development needs.  Everett receives funds for housing, community, and economic development projects that...

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Police Briefs 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18 Patrick Hurley, 25, Homeless, Peabody, was arrested for marked lanes violation, failure to stop for police, receiving/buying stolen property, operating under the influence of drugs, receiving stolen property over $250. Mary Nee, 47, 9 Avon St., Everett, was arrested for harassment prevention order. Wednesday, January 19 Wanderson DaCosta, 27, 205 Ferry...

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The Weather and Our Lives in New England

January 26, 2011
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The winter of 2011 is turning out to be the mother of all winters. We have had more snow this year already than during any year since the Great Blizzard of 1978 – and although the weather people have called some recent storms blizzards, there really hasn’t been a blizzard since 1978. Now there...

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Obituaries 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Marilyn Abkowitz Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett Marilyn (Berger) Abkowitz of Raymond, NH died on January 23. The beloved wife of 39 years of Alan Abkowitz, Marilyn was born in Brookline and attended the Everett Schools and high school.  A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she was an Educational Tutor...

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Senator DiDomenico Begins First Full Term in State Senate

January 19, 2011
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Senator DiDomenico Begins First Full Term in State Senate

Senator Sal DiDomenico was sworn into office on January 5th to begin serving his first full term in the Massachusetts State Senate.  The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Senate chamber, with Governor Deval Patrick administering the oath of office to the 40 members of the body, including Senator DiDomenico and eight freshman senators...

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Joseph Piantedosi Sr.

January 19, 2011
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Joseph Piantedosi Sr.

Joseph Piantedosi Sr. had fond memories of his days growing up in the city of Everett. It was at a bakery on Main Street in this city where Mr. Piantedosi began working and building the Piantedosi Bakery Company Inc. into the international bread-manufacturing powerhouse it is has become. Mr. Piantedosi was a devoted husband...

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Power Plant Owners Struggling Under New Market System

January 19, 2011
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Everett’s Mystic Generating Station on the Mystic River has been sold to Constellation Energy Group. The sale took place earlier this month. The mammoth energy generating facility with its huge brick building and four giant smokestacks,  was sold to Baltimore based Constellation Energy Group for an undisclosed sum of money. It was sold as...

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Sticker Shock

January 19, 2011
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Long time political print shop will call it quits after 50 years In the coming City Election season this year, there will be one major player sitting out this time around. It’s not a candidate or an incumbent office holder, but rather a place that most all of them go – Art-Tone Studios on...

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The Patriots

January 19, 2011
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The Patriots stunning loss to the Jets Sunday has sent Everett football fans into a state of despair and wonder. The despair is about losing a game so many believed would be won convincingly. The wonder is that the Jets could beat such a talented and resilient Patriots team which seemed Super Bowl bound....

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More Bad Weather

January 19, 2011
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The city has once again been put under heavy pressure by the inclement weather. First it was the huge snowfall last week and now it is the snow and freezing rain making an incredible mess out of our roads and highways. The city’s tab for plowing and sanding is rising higher by the hour...

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Police Briefs 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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January 11, 2011 Richard Parsons, 47, 22 Lindenwood Rd., Stoneham, was arrested on warrants. January 13, 2011 Deana Pistone, 28, 12 Cedar St., Wakefield, was arrested on default warrant. Denise Vernava, 48, 18 Aborn St., Peabody, was arrested on operating under the influence of liquor. January 14, 2011 Ashley Carter, 17, 530 Ferry St.,...

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EHS Girls Hockey Team Shuts Out Shawsheen, 6-0

January 19, 2011
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The Everett High girls hockey team put it all together Saturday to skate away with a 6-0 victory over Shawsheen Tech. After a scoreless first frame, Everett zinged the Shawsheen net for three goals in each of the next two periods. Lady Crimson Tide standout Nicole Flores had a hand in five of the...

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Obituaries 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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Calvin Wentworth Retired Delivery Truck Driver Calvin Wentworth of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, died January 17 at the Chelsea Healthcare Facility after a long illness.  He was 81 years old. He was a member of the English Revere Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and others before that since the age of 10 when...

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City Approves Purchase of Air Force Road

January 12, 2011
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With very little debate, both the Common Council and the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously on Monday night to approve an acquisition for a permanent easement on Air Force Road at a price tag of $666,000. The vote capped a two-year acquisition  process for the this easement, which could ultimately become a major generator...

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