Obituaries – 10/1/09

October 3, 2009
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George Sarro Jr. East Boston resident George A. Sarro Jr. of East Boston died on September 28. He was the beloved son of Isabel (Hyde) and the late George A Sarro Sr.; father of George A. Sarro III and Michael Sarro, both of East Boston; brother of Letty Morello of Revere, Isabel Holding of...

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School population continues rising

September 24, 2009
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School population continues rising

Two weeks ago, School Superintendent Fred Foresteire predicted that Everett’s public school population would break the 6,000 mark for the first time since the 1970’s. Not only was he right – the school population hit 6,000 last Tuesday. However, during the week, school population continued its upward rise to 6,030 – and with no...

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Mangan tops primary vote; Simonelli comes in second

September 24, 2009
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Mike Mangan and Stephen Simonelli will go head to head in the November 3 finale for the Ward 2 Alderman spot following Tuesday’s primary. Eliminated in the voting was Dennis DiBiase who came in third. Mangan scored a good vote, with only 11% of the voters in the ward coming out. Mangan got 1007...

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Bread & Co, gets approval from License Commission

September 24, 2009
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On the first application before the Everett Board of License Commission on Monday night, commissioners, Chairman Phil Antonelli, and member Brian McCarthy, granted the owners of a new restaurant, Bread & Co. at 27B Norwood Street, a beer/wine with cordial liquor license for a trial period of six months, with a review to follow...

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Sports Round-up

September 24, 2009
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EHS soccer team pummels two foes, plays Brockton evenly Has the Everett High (EHS) boys soccer team emerged as a power to be reckoned with in eastern Massachusetts? “It’s too early in the season to talk about how good we are or will be,” said EHS head coach Fred Jannino, who is the first...

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Terrorism still a possibility

September 24, 2009
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Local officials should take a much closer look at the recent arrests the FBI made in foiling a terrorist group from planting bombs on subway cars and buses in New York. If this kind of thing can be gestating in New York, then it can be gestating right here in Everrett or in the...

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The new high school

September 24, 2009
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Repeated visits lately to the new Everett High School (EHS) reveal a structure of almost unsurpassable beauty and utility. If, for instance, you sit in the upstairs library, you have one of the finest views of the Boston skyline anywhere, let alone the finest bit of electronic equipment, computers, books, and lovely desks, chairs...

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Obituaries – 9/23/09

September 24, 2009
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Emidio Danieli Everett resident Emidio Danieli of Everett died on September 18. He was the beloved husband of Jean (D’Angelo); loving father of Stephen Danieli and his wife, Joan, of Mansfield, Jeanne Sutherby and her husband, John, of Burlington and the late Joseph; beloved brother of Olga Collins, Netta Demeo, Nellie Brownell and the...

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A no-brainer

September 19, 2009
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A no-brainer

By Stephen Quigley The bleak economy can have some positive effects.  Members of the Board of Aldermen voted at their Monday night meeting to pay off two school bonds and refinance them at a lower interest rate, saving the Everett taxpayer almost $429,000 in interest charges over the remaining life of the bonds.  The...

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Everett beats Leominster 14-6 in season opener

September 19, 2009
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Everett beats Leominster 14-6  in season opener

Independent Staff Report The game wasn’t going to be pretty anyway, with rain pelting down on the grass at Everett Memorial Stadium Friday night for the season opener. But the 1-0 record certainly looks great on paper for the Everett High football team, who repelled a serious challenge from Leominster to take away a...

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Office Park for River’s Edge?

September 19, 2009
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Berkeley Investments, which owns a 40-acre parcel on the long vacant River’s Edge property, is apparently hoping to build a $65 million office park on the sprawling parcel. If the news proves to be true, it will be the biggest single commercial investment in the city’s history, contributing enormous funds to the city hall...

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The mayor’s winning ways

September 19, 2009
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By all accounts, Mayor Carlo DeMaria has been able to reduce the perpetual Everett political riddle into something of strength and coherence. His leadership has established him as the least controversial of Everett’s previous five mayors. The divided city is divided no more. The days of the Ragucci-Hanlon battles, real battles hardfought by politicians...

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Sports Round-up

September 19, 2009
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Boys soccer team wins opening contests The Everett High (EHS) boys soccer team served notice that they intend to present a strong defense of their GBL championship, winning both games in their season opening week against non-league rivals in convincing fashion. Coach Fred Jannino’s squad first dispatched with Xaverian by a 5-1 margin on Thursday...

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Obituaries – 9/17/09

September 19, 2009
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Joseph S. Covalucci Jr., 58 Everett Firefighter Joseph S. Cavalucci Jr., a lifelong Everett resident, died on September 12 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 58 years old. Born in Everett and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, he was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam era and has been an...

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Clean and smooth school opening

September 12, 2009
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Clean and smooth school opening

“Sparkling clean schools and a smooth opening described the start of school last week,” said Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire. “With four new schools going on line, we have never been better prepared to start the school year,” he added. “Praise for the schools’ physical condition is due to the head of maintenance,...

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Everett man found not guilty of all charges

September 12, 2009
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A Middlesex County jury has found former Everett custodian Robert Shea not guilty of all charges lodged against him, following a nine-day trial in Woburn Superior Court. Shea, a longtime Everett School Department employee who worked as a foreman- custodian, was suspended from his job without pay last year after being indicted for the...

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Second annual Cultural Festival adds one hour

September 12, 2009
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Due to the growing positive feedback from organizations, businesses and restaurants, the second annual Cultural Festival will be extended for an additional hour,  Saturday September 12, from 11a.m. to 5p.m.   “In large part,” said Matt Laidlaw, director of communications, “I think incorporating the fall festival, and our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce is...

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Labor Day 2009

September 12, 2009
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Labor Day has come and gone, finishing off the half-summer during this, the fall of our discontent. The government estimates that 14 million Americans are out of work. The unemployment rate is 9.7 percent and rising, although the numbers of those losing jobs is declining. We all know that the world economy was turned...

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EHS volleyball team aims for tourney spot

September 12, 2009
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With a combination of depth, experience, and a strong work ethic, the 2009 edition of the Everett High (EHS) volleyball team will be looking to qualify for the state tournament this season. “The team’s goal to make the tourney,” said veteran EHS head coach Michael Fineran, “and as long as we maintain our focus...

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EHS field hockey team opens season with high hopes

September 12, 2009
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Hopes are high for the Everett High field hockey team as they opened their 2009 season at home yesterday (Tuesday) against Beverly. “We have three full teams and a great group of girls,” said EHS head coach Janet Colameta. “Everyone has been working very hard, and we’re eager to get the season started.” Leading...

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Everett High varsity sports schedule

September 12, 2009
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Volleyball at Malden THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Home Girls soccer vs. Lynn English Away Golf at Cambridge Cross country at Chelsea Boys soccer at Xaverian. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Home Football vs. Leominster (7 p.m.) Volleyball vs. Somerville Away Girls soccer at Ursuline Academy Field hockey at Waltham SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Boys soccer...

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Obituaries – 9/10/09

September 12, 2009
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Fred Savignano, 81 Owner of Concrete Construction Fred D. Savignano of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly  at Tufts Medical Center of Boston, following a brief illness, on September 5. He was 81 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1948 and Wentworth Institute...

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