Happy Anniversary Carlo and Stacy

March 11, 2010
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his lovely wife Stacy celebrated their 13th Wedding Anniversary this week. We understand the mayor and his wife were celebrating the anniversary when the call came in to the mayor asking him to run down to city hall to make an appearance at an Aldermen’s meeting. He did this –...

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Parking at Waters Avenue needs some discussion

March 11, 2010
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The developer of a major housing project on Waters Avenue has petitioned the city for a variance. The developer needs close to 400 parking spaces for the 198 units he is seeking to build. However, paper work presented at city hall reveals he is asking to provide 98 spaces only. If approved, such a...

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Anthony Ventura

March 11, 2010
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The former owner of Everett Square Sporting Goods, Anthony Ventura, was one of this city’s best-known downtown businesspeople. He was a good, good guy – a generous man who understood his business and who cared about his clientele. Inside his store, he catered to the sporting equipment needs of generations of Everett’s girls and...

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Obituaries 03-10-2010

March 11, 2010
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Catherine Mellor Somerville resident Catherine M. (Jones) Mellor of Somerville died on March 6. She was the beloved wife of Edward J. Mellor; loving mother of Scott Mellor of Somerville; sister of Lenetta Ruggiero of Wilmington, Norma J. Jones of Everett, Spencer of Melrose, Neal of Tewksbury, David of Maine, Joseph of Waltham, and...

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Arrest Report 03-10-2010

March 11, 2010
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Monday, March 1 Gianpaolo Cerretani, 18, 25 Fenwick St., Somerville, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, March 2 Luis Cintron, 31, 913 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for manufacturing, distributing, disposal of Class B substance, possession with intent to distribute near school zone, conspiracy violation of controlled substance. Brian DiGaetano, 35, 308 Washington Ave., Chelsea,...

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Business owners seek tax rate relief

March 4, 2010
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Business owners seek tax rate relief

The high commercial tax rate is causing a negative impact to many businesses throughout the city and especially in the downtown area. Coupled with the downturn in the economy, the commercial tax rate, which now stands at $37 per $1,000 – the second highest in the state – is making the sale of commercial...

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EHS girls hockey team edged in tourney

March 4, 2010
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The Everett High girls hockey team dropped a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to Framingham in a preliminary round contest of the MIAA Division 1 North Sectional tournament last Monday. “It was a tough loss for us,” said EHS head coach Joe McLaughlin, whose 9-7-4 Lady Crimson Tide were seeded 25th in the North bracket and...

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Councilors explore new tax levy

March 4, 2010
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Everett City Councilors Lou Sierra and Adam Ragucci are not going to let things rest at Monday night’s meeting. Both councilors have issues in their wards. “We are closing in on a year now and nothing has been done,” Sierra said referring to the water damage being done to homeowners property on Mt. Washington...

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Spiraling cost for city employee health insurance unsustainable

March 4, 2010
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As Mayor Carlo DeMaria goes about the effort of cutting city spending, he must ultimately and inevitably deal with the health care monster – that is – the cost of insuring the city’s employees. It turns out, Everett’s per employee cost for supplying city paid for health insurance is $26,000 a year. According to...

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Pay your taxes, Representative Smith

March 4, 2010
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The list of those property owners in Everett who have not paid their property taxes was printed last week for public scrutiny according to the law. One of those making the list was Representative Steve Smith. We would urge Rep. Smith to pay his taxes like the rest of us. He especially, should not...

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Arrest Report 03-04-2010

March 4, 2010
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Monday, February 22 Elena Aresco, 32, 21 Russell St., Everett, was arrested for illegal possession of C lass A substance. John Colon, 53, 157 Park St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Tuesday, February 23 Cesar Delgado, 36, Homeless, was arrested for possession with intent to...

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Obituaries 03-03-2010

March 4, 2010
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Victoria Capone Known for her quick wit and unique personality Victoria R. (Domenichello) Capone of Everett died peacefully February 24 at The Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere. She was 97 years old. The wife of the late Anthony B. Capone Sr., she was born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Edward...

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First LNG delivery from Yemen arrives inside Boston Harbor

February 25, 2010
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First LNG delivery from Yemen arrives inside Boston Harbor

The Maran Gas Coronis, the LNG tanker carrying liquefied natural gas from Yemen to New England came into Boston Harbor on the low tide without incident early Tuesday morning and docked at the Distrigas Terminal in Everett. Despite protests from Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Chelsea city manager Jay Ash and...

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Lady Crimson Tide fall in tourney opener

February 25, 2010
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Although the most successful season in 17 years for the Everett High girls basketball program came to an end Monday evening with a 71-55 loss at Peabody in the opening round of the MIAA Division 1 North sectional tournament, EHS head coach Tammy Turner reminded her team that they had much to be proud...

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Boys indoor track team competes at State Meet

February 25, 2010
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A large contingent of the Everett High boys indoor track competed Saturday in the Division I State Meet that was held at the Reggie Lewis Center. David Lima, competing in the 600 meter run, was the top finisher for the Crimson Tide, grabbing eighth place in the large field in a time of 1:25.24....

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School committee concerned with absentee ballot process

February 25, 2010
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The Everett School Committee has asked Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin for a review of the absentee ballot process in the city of Everett. This is not breaking news. The School Committee earlier had made the initial request following the November election. Monday night, the School Committee sent Galvin a second notice requesting...

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Aldermen seeking answers on tax rate

February 25, 2010
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Taxes. Whether you are talking commercial or residential that is the word that everyone is talking about in Everett. And it is no wonder that the Board of Aldermen had two items on their agenda on Monday night about both tax rates. Mayor Carlo DeMaria appeared before the Board to discuss the granting of...

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Absentee ballot conundrum

February 25, 2010
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We once again call attention to the School Committee’s effort to straighten out the possible illegal use of absentee ballots that has grown serious enough to warrant changing the system The percentages of absentee ballots handed in given the total vote are way out of whack according to official records. In the event of...

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From Yemen to Everett

February 25, 2010
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The LNG tanker from Yemen has arrived, and as the Coast Guard predicted, its entrance into Boston harbor went smoothly. Of course it went smoothly. But what happens when that one time, that one fatal instance occurs when it doesn’t go smoothly, when there is a disaster at the hands of terrorists or a...

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Tiger Woods

February 25, 2010
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Did you watch and listen to Tiger Woods last Friday when he apologized for not being able to control his lower mammalian impulses? We did. And you know what? We tended to believe him and to appreciate his apology. W are left to wonder, as we are sure he is, just how he is...

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Obituaries 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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Sean Grogan Member of Local 22 Sean W. Grogan, a proud member of Local 22 of Everett and a lifelong Everett resident, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on February 20. He was 38 years old. A laborer with Local 22 of Everett, he was born in Boston and was the beloved husband of...

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Arrest Report 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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February 16 Steven Marcucella, 46, 176 Vine St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. Vincent Martorano, 39, 17 Belmont St., Everett, was arrested on warrants. February 17 Edvaldo Teodro DeSouza, 24, 58 Mill St., Woburn, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, failure to stop. Jaime Dutra, 19, 93 Vernal St.,...

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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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