Special Election Set: Field Starts to Take Shape Nomination Papers Due Jan 22

January 9, 2013
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The race to succeed disgraced State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith as Everett’s next Representative is starting to get clearer this week, after the Secretary of State’s office announced the schedule for a special election to replace Smith, and potential candidates began jockeying for position. According to the state, the primary for the seat will...

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Smith May Be Sentenced Friday: Prosecutor Recommending Six-month Sentence for Voter Fraud

January 9, 2013
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According to several city sources who claimed knowledge of the schedule, former State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith, who pleaded guilty to federal voter fraud charges last month, may be sentenced at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 11 in federal court in Boston. Attempts to verify the sentencing date with the federal courts on Monday...

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Final Council, Aldermen’s Presidents Elected: McKinnon Elected Council Pres., Sachetta to Serve the Aldermen

January 9, 2013
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The Everett Common Council and Board of Aldermen met in back-to-back meetings Monday night to organize for the coming year and marked the final elections of presidents for those two venerable bodies, as Everett begins its final year with a bi-cameral form of municipal government. Beginning in January 2014, the city will move to...

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Congratulations to Our New Leaders

January 9, 2013
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We want to join the community in congratulating the leaders of our committee and boards who were installed Monday night: School Committe chairman Allen Panarese and vice chairman Frank Parker; Common Council president John Leo McKinnon and Board of Aldermen president Sal Sachetta. The latter elections were of course historic as this will be...

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Special Election Creating Interest Citywide

January 9, 2013
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There is no off season in the sport of politics in the city of Everett and the upcoming special election for a seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives is certainly generating tremendous interest. With nomination papers due January 22, the race is certainly on for those who intend to be Everett’s state representative....

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Police Briefs 01-09-2013

January 9, 2013
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December 10 Robert Boyd, 22, 18 Union Ave., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor (second offense), reckless operation of motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage (4 counts), operating motor vehicle with suspended license. Marcelo DaSilva Rebello, 34, 56A Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with...

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Girls Basketball Team Defeats Haverhill, 41-21

January 9, 2013
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The Everett High girls basketball team earned its first win of the season just before Christmas at Haverhill, but since then the Lady Crimson Tide have been unable to recapture that winning formula. The Everett squad put it all together against Haverhill to fashion a 41-21 victory.  After a tight first quarter which left...

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Obituaries 01-09-2013

January 9, 2013
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Josephine Capua Retired Seamstress Josephine (Tarantino) Capua, a longtime Everett resident, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 3.  She was 92 years old. Born in East Boston, she was a retired clothing industry seamstress. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred J. Capua; dear and devoted mother of Leonard Capua...

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Massbadge and Zion Hold Successful Toy Drive for Everett

January 1, 2013
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Massbadge and Zion Hold Successful Toy Drive for Everett

On Thursday, December 20th Raoul Goncalves, of MassBadge, Bishop Brown of Zion Church, and Senator Sal DiDomenico, joined together with members of MassBadge and the Zion Church to rejoice in this year’s successful Toys for Tots drive. MassBadge, Zion, and the City of Everett continue to work cooperatively to provide wonderful services to residents,...

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Everett Man Gets Prison in Baseball Bat Attack

January 1, 2013
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An Everett man pleaded guilty yesterday to hitting a woman in the head with a Louisville Slugger baseball bat on Halloween in the North End two years ago. Carmen Picardi, 41, of Everett, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the 2010 attack on a 21-year-old...

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Aldermen Pass New Rules for Public Participation

January 1, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen last week passed new rules for the public participation period, in an effort to allow the body to have guidelines for public speakers. The new rules were offered by Alderman Charles DiPerri, who said that he decided to offer guidance on public participation to aid the President of the Board...

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L. Knife Distributing Coming to Beecham Street: Mayor’s Office Says They Expect to Be Operating by March’

January 1, 2013
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The much anticipated opening of an L. Knife & Sons Distribution center on Beecham Street in Everett, appears to finally be taking shape, as Mayoral Chief of Staff Melissa Murphy told the Board of Aldermen last week that the company had closed on its purchase of a property on Beecham Street and is in...

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Former Salem Finance Director Coming to Everett

January 1, 2013
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Longtime Salem Finance Director Richard Viscay has been lured to Everett to work for Mayor Carlo DeMaria in a newly created Chief Financial Officer position. Viscay, who resigned from his post in Salem the week before Christmas, will complete his duties in Salem on January 18, 2013.  He is scheduled to begin in Everett...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2013

January 1, 2013
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We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. We write about the events that happened in the old year and discuss those that may come in the new, as well as our hopes for a better year than the year before....

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Girls Hockey Team Plays Well in 5-1 Loss

January 1, 2013
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The Everett High girls hockey team played well against one of the top teams in the Eastern Mass. Girls Ice Hockey League, but came up on the short end of a 5-1 decision at Beverly Saturday. “We knew that Beverly was going to be a very good team,” said EHS head coach Erin Reilly....

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Obituaries 01-02-2013

January 1, 2013
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Ida Shuman Active in Many Organizations Ida H. (Solomon) Shuman died on December 27. She was 887 years old. Born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Philip Solomon and Bessie (Glassman), she was a native of Revere but lived in Everett for 32 years. She was educated in Chelsea Schools, graduated from Chelsea...

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Mayor, Human Services Accept AED Defribillator

December 27, 2012
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Mayor, Human Services Accept AED Defribillator

At the Senior Social this past week Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Carolyn Lightburn, Director of Human Services, and Dale Palma, Director of the Council on Aging graciously accepted the donation of a new AED defibrillator from The Rotary Club.  The Rotary, with the assistance of Everett Co-Operative Bank and Cataldo Ambulance Services, Inc. made the...

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Smith to Resign House Seat on January 1

December 27, 2012
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Everett State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith has agreed to plead guilty to civil rights violation, after the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed charges of voter fraud against Smith last week. As part of the plea agreement with prosecutors, Smith has already agreed to give up his seat as State Representative, effective January 1, 2013. He...

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Firefighters Hail Victory in Ruling from DLR

December 27, 2012
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Leaders of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 143, Everett’s firefighters union, last week pointed to a recent finding by the Department of Labor Relations (DLR), that the city admitted that it had acted improperly during negotiations with the union over the past summer, after the city admitted to its actions in a...

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Aldermen Set to End Their Year: Medford Council Opposing Everett Casino Development

December 27, 2012
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The Everett Board of Aldermen will take up a fairly brief agenda next Wednesday, the day after Christmas, but there are a couple of items of note that we wouldn’t want to get lost in the holiday bustle. Here’s a peek at the agenda for Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Medford opposing casino development due...

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School Department Hoping to Move into Former Devens School in February

December 27, 2012
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Superintendent of Everett Public Schools Frederick Foresteire said this week that the district is hoping to move back into the former Devens School at the beginning of February, once renovations of the schools are completed. The Devens Schools had been declared a surplus school building by the city a decade ago, and remained unused...

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This is the Season: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

December 27, 2012
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Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the...

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Girls Hockey Team Drops Contest with Marblehead

December 27, 2012
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The Everett High girls hockey team came out on the short end of a 9-3 decision Wednesday evening against Marblehead. Despite the final score, the contest was a close one for most of the game. Marblehead jumped out to a 3-1 advantage at the end of the first period and maintained a two goal...

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Obituaries 12-26-2012

December 27, 2012
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Etta Davis Of Everett Etta (Dunston) Davis died on December 16. She was the beloved wife of the late Jesse Davis and loving mother of Vanessa Davis and Linda Davis, both of Worcester, Marilyn Watkins of Wilmington, Joseph Davis of Everett and the late James King; sister of Maryland Mobley of New Jersey and...

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