On the Right Track – Shelanda Irish shares her love of track and field with her athletes

February 17, 2010
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On the Right Track – Shelanda Irish shares her love of track and field with her athletes

If a genuine love of their respective sport is one of the most important prerequisites for a head coach, then Everett High School (EHS) track coach Shelanda Irish starts from a definite position of strength. Her love of running blossomed as a high school student in Randolph, peaked as a collegiate athlete at UMass-Amherst...

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Senate election efforts getting underway

February 17, 2010
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The special senate election race to fill the unexpired term left by former Senator Anthony Galluccio is marking its busiest week in Everett, where two of the candidates for the seat, Common Councilor and former Galluccio chief of staff Sal DiDomenico, and Attorney Tim Flaherty, are moving forward boldly with their local campaigns. DiDomenico...

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Parlin School construction almost to completion

February 17, 2010
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The ongoing construction project at the Parlin School is nearing completion, according to School Department official Joe Pedulla, who reported on the progress of the project at last week’s School Committee meeting. Extensive repairs and additions to existing systems as well as classroom modifications including new equipment and technology are transforming the Parlin School....

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The $37 commercial tax rate

February 17, 2010
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The effort to reduce the commercial tax rate for owners of properties worth $1 million or less, as suggested by Aldermen Mike Marchese and Joe McGonagle is a good idea in a perfect world. But the world is not perfect – and Everett’s fiscal and tax situation is tied to the same sad facts...

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Obituaries 02-17-2010

February 17, 2010
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Barbara Snow Retired Hospital Dietary Aide Barbara A. Snow, a resident of Tewksbury for three years and a a 64 year resident of Everett died on February 14 at Saint’s Medical Center after a short illness. She was 79 years old. Born in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Public Schools. She was a dietary aide...

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Arrest Report 02-17-2010

February 17, 2010
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Monday, February 8 Jamal Brisbon, 17, 126 Fremont Ave., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Ever Perez, 28, 39 Phillips St., Malden, was arrested on operating motor vehicle with suspended license and on a warrant. Tuesday, February 9 Justin MacKenzie, 21, 6 Emery St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Wednesday, February 10 Rafael...

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Mayor calls Washington for help along Island End

February 11, 2010
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Mayor calls Washington for help along Island End

While maintaining his confidence in the US Coast Guard, State Police and Everett’s own Police and Fire personnel, Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. called upon Senator John Kerry and Representative Edward Markey in Washington D.C. to help his latest effort, ensuring homeland security along the Island End area of Everett. The commercial and industrial area...

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Commercial real estate tax rate hurting building owners

February 11, 2010
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The Board of Alderman tackled the commercial tax rate Monday night at city hall, demanding that the city give relief to commercial property owners negatively affected by the state’s second highest commercial property tax. At $37 per $1,000 of value, Everett’s commercial property tax has caused a spate of commercial buildings in the area...

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Girls basketball team wins two of three

February 11, 2010
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The Everett High girls basketball team enjoyed a successful week, winning two of three games, which not only got them back to the .500 mark with an 8-8 record, but also greatly improved their chances for securing a berth in the state tournament. The Lady Crimson Tide now need to win two of their...

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EHS boys track team falls short to Classical

February 11, 2010
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The Everett High boys indoor track team came close to a victory in their meet with Lynn Classical last week, but fell short by a 45-41 margin. Peter Duperier and David Lima continued their outstanding indoor seasons with victories in their specialities. Pete outran the field in the 300 in 37.2 and David outdistanced...

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Girl tracksters take four firsts vs. Classical

February 11, 2010
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Four first place efforts highlighted the Everett High girls indoor track team’s meet against Lynn Classical last week. Tracey Nicholson captured the 600 in 1:57.5; Delmis Urquiza, who has been recovering from a cross country leg injury, took the 1000 in 3:29.4; Jessica Mangan won the mile in 6:56; and Maeve Kernan beat the...

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The $37 commercial tax rate is a big burden to carry

February 11, 2010
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Downtown Everett is in danger of losing a number of its most popular and durable retailers if the commercial tax rate remains where it is. With the tax rate so high and revenues so low, and with property values dropping and assessments remaining high, property owners and their tenants especially in the downtown are...

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DiDomenico kick-off experiences snow day

February 11, 2010
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The DiDomenico for Senate campaign kick-off scheduled for Wednesday evening at the Silver Fox Restaurant has been postponed due to the snowstorm expected to hit Wednesday evening. Sal DiDomenico said the event will be re-scheduled in all likelihood for next week. Hold on to your tickets and plan for next Wednesday night.

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Arrest Report 02-11-2010

February 11, 2010
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Monday, February 1 Jose Figueroa, 49, 62 Chester Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, intimidation of a witness. Jason Sampson, 43, 403 Bridge St., Lowell, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended license, marked lanes violation, default warrant. Tuesday, February 2 Edson Dos Santos, 26, 111 Washington...

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Obituaries 02-11-2010

February 11, 2010
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Vincent James Ragucci Longtime Everett Activist Vincent James Ragucci, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on February 8 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice in Reading. He was 90 years old. Born in Everett, he was a retired foreman with HK Porter Tool Manufacturing in Somerville. Mr. Ragucci was the former Scoutmaster of Troop 38...

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Everett moves closer to $65-$70M development

January 27, 2010
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“This notice of intent is full of details the way that all reports should be done,” Jon Norton, Chairman of the Everett Conservation Commission said before the Commission voted unanimously to issue the Order of Condition to Berkeley Green II LLC, developers of the vacant General Electric site that has laid dormant for over...

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Coakley carries Everett, but Brown takes it away

January 27, 2010
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Attorney General Martha Coakley won the senate battle in Everett but lost the overall war she needed in order to be victorious across the state. Senator-elect Scott Brown showed strength everywhere and ended up the senator elect following balloting last Tuesday. It was the election victory heard of around the world. Its reverberations have...

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The senate race and Everett’s place in it

January 27, 2010
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The special election to replace former Senator Anthony Galluccio has caused Councilor Sal DiDomenico to step forward and to announce his candidacy. This comes as good news for Everett, which may likely be the deciding city to make the next senator. DiDomenico was Galluccio’s chief of staff, and as such, he has come to...

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Thank you Exxon Mobil

January 27, 2010
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The Everett High School Robotics Program, one of the best and most talented in the state, has received a $3,000 donation from the Exxon Mobil Corporation in order to continue its scientific endeavors. Robotics being taught as part of the science curriculum at Everett High School, which we have reported on, allows students to...

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Did you know?

January 27, 2010
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There are almost as many cars as people living in the city of Everett. The density here makes quality of life efforts all that more important. With more than 31,000 automobiles, is it any wonder the streets are always filled with them and parking is a near impossibility at times? What to do? A...

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Girls hockey team wins two, ties one

January 27, 2010
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The Everett High girls hockey team enjoyed an outstanding week, winning two games and tying one, to improve to a fine mark of 6-4-2 on the season. Coach Joe McLaughlin’s Lady Crimson Tide now have 14 points and need six more points in their final eight games in order to punch their ticket for...

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EHS girls top Whittier

January 27, 2010
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The Everett High girls basketball team defeated Whittier Tech, 41-34, last week, to earn their fifth win of the season. The Lady Crimson Tide took control form the outset, grabbing an 11-3 lead after the first quarter which the Everett girls eventually stretched to 34-18 after three periods. Although Whittier sliced into the lead...

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Boys track team takes three firsts

January 27, 2010
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Pete Duperier, David Lima, and Ken Bailey took first places in their respective events for the Everett High boys indoor track in their meet against Cambridge last week. Duperier sped to victory in the 300 meter dash in a time of 40.4, which was a personal record (PR). Lima captured the 600 meter run...

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Kernan takes first vs. Cambridge

January 27, 2010
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Maeve Kernan earned the lone first place finish for the Everett High girls indoor track team in last week’s meet with Cambridge. The freshman was the first across the finish line in the two mile run in a time of 14:00. Katie Steeves grabbed second place in the 300 dash in 50.0, as did...

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