Everett’s Top 100

March 28, 2013
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Looking at the story on page one of this week’s Everett Independent will certainly turn a few heads and start the complaints of how these public employees are vastly overpaid at the taxpayers’ expense.  However, in many cases this is not the case. Looking at the salaries in neighboring Revere will show that in...

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Get out and Vote

March 28, 2013
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Tuesday is Election Day. Everett voters are asked to go to the polls to elect their new state representative.  According to all pundits the turnout will be low. This election is not a slam dunk for any candidate. There are four and possibly five candidates still vying for the seat. The contest for the...

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Police Briefs 03-27-2013

March 28, 2013
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3/11/13 William Turman, 31, 32 Webster St., Everett, was arrested on warrant. 3/12 Steven Hammond, 43, 76 Norwood St., Everett, was arrested for distribution of Class C drug. Oscar Olivares, 27, 12 Shute St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. Kelvin Perez, 18 Freeman Ave., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. 3/13...

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Obituaries 03-27-2013

March 28, 2013
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nn Annese Of Revere, formerly of Everett Ann A. (DeFeo) Annese of Revere died on March 20 at Everett Nursing and Rehab. She was 92 years old. Born and raised in Everett, the daughter of the late James and Jennie DeFeo, she was the beloved mother of Anthony Annese of Revere and the late...

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Council on Aging St. Patrick’s Day Party

March 22, 2013
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Council on Aging St. Patrick’s Day Party

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., along with Margaret Lynch, wife of US Congressman Steve Lynch, recently joined over 150 Everett seniors to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The Mayor’s Council on Aging Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Connolly Center was once again a huge success! Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal, followed by fun and...

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Matewsky Allegations Sent to Council Ethics Commission: Supporters Dominate Public Speaking Session Prior to Council Vote

March 22, 2013
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A group of six speakers addressed the Everett Common Council during the public speaking portion of the meeting Monday night, to state their support for Councilor and Democratic State Representative Candidate Wayne Matesky, who has been beset by allegations of poor conduct at a local Everett restaurant the after his Primary Election victory in...

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Medical Marijuana Zoning Bans Not Permitted: Attorney General’s Ruling on Marijuana Zoning to Effect Everett Efforts

March 22, 2013
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Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office ruled last week that cities and towns are not permitted to enact a ban on marijuana treatment centers. However, he ruling also did allow that towns may adopt zoning bylaws to regulate such treatment centers and may enact temporary moratoriums on the development of the centers. The Attorney General’s...

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City to Begin New Residential Water Meter Installation

March 22, 2013
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In a continuing effort to improve City services, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City Services Water Department are pleased to report that the installation of the new Residential Water Meters will begin in April.  Mass Installation Inc., of Norwood, MA, was recently awarded the contract to install over 8000 new water meters and the...

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Briefs

March 22, 2013
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Council approves increase for Retirement Board The Common Council voted Monday night to approve an increase in the stipend for members of the Retirement Board from $3,000 annually to $4,500 annually, as allowed by state law. This issue has been back and forth between the Board of Aldermen and the Council over the past month....

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Massachuetts Mayors Against Illegal Guns Release PSA: Call on Congress to Take Action, Reduce Gun Violence

March 22, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., along with Mayor Thomas Menino and fourteen other Massachusetts municipal leaders, all members of the bipartisan coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a national alliance of mayors committed to fighting gun crime, have released a video public service announcement encouraging citizens to demand Congress to take immediate action to prevent gun...

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Obituaries 03-20-2013

March 22, 2013
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Thelma Massey Of Malden, formerly of Everett Thelma I. Massey of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on March 12. She was the beloved wife of the late J. Wesley Massey and the late Sylvester “Duke” Anderson, Sr.; mother of Sylvester “Duke” Anderson, Jr. and his wife, Cecelia and was predeceased by six siblings.  She...

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Hanlon to Run Sticker Campaign He Will Reach out to Voters “Who Want a Choice”

March 21, 2013
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Democratic State Representative hopeful and former Mayor John Hanlon said this week that he has decided to continue his efforts to represent the city of Everett in the statehouse, despite his special election primary loss earlier this month, with a sticker campaign in the April 2 general election. Hanlon who knows he is facing...

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Texas Roadhouse Officials Confirm Allegations Against Matewsky: Say That Councilor Has Apologized and ‘Matter is Now Closed’

March 21, 2013
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Common Councilor and Democratic State Representative Candidate Wayne Matewsky was accused of using his position to obtain unwarranted privileges for himself and his guests at a local restaurant and later engaged in a verbal argument with other guests of the restaurant over the behavior of a young special needs child, before leaving the establishment...

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EBSB Makes Grossman’s Stimulus Plan Shine Locally

March 13, 2013
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EBSB Makes Grossman’s Stimulus Plan Shine Locally

At the turn of the last century, Treasurer Steven Grossman’s grandfather Max took a chance and decided to become and entrepreneur. With the help of a small bank, Max Grossman started an envelope company. The company sold specially designed envelopes that would hide the fact they contained money being sent back to Italy from...

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Grade 2 Reading Fair at the Whittier School

March 13, 2013
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Grade 2 Reading Fair at the Whittier School

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America Day, Whittier School second graders held their first annual Reading Fair. On the morning of the event, the school’s library was home to 68 second graders who were eager to showcase special reading projects.  Students chose a book at their reading level, read it, and...

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Matarazzo to Be Back at Work: Election Day Collapse Caused by ‘a Combination of Things’

March 13, 2013
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo said this week from his home, that he expects to back to work shortly after collapsing on Election Day last week, and being rushed to the hospital. “Honestly, it was a combination of things,” said Matarazzo of the frightening incident. “I have high blood pressure and I’m not always diligent...

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70-year-old Everett Man Guilty for Murder of His Ex-wife

March 13, 2013
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An Everett man has been found guilty for the 2007 murder of his ex-wife,  Dorothy Philbrook, age 65, also of Everett, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public. George Philbrook, age 70, was found guilty by a Middlesex Superior Court Jury of murder, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, and possession of...

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Mayor Submits Capital Improvement Package

March 13, 2013
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In accordance with the new City Charter, Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. officially submitted the Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal year 2014 to the City Council at a Joint Convention held on Monday, March 4th.  The City Council will officially hold a public hearing within two weeks in order to hear favorable or unfavorable responses...

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Onto the Election

March 13, 2013
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The hotly-contested Democratic primary for State Representative is over.  We congratulate Councilor Wayne Matewsky on his victory.  The race is on for the special election that is slated April 5. In addition to Matewsky, Councilor Rosa DiFlorio and School Committee member Dennis Gianatassio will also be appearing on the April ballot. We urge the...

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Congratulations Phoenix Charter Academy

March 13, 2013
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When Phoenix Charter Academy started in 2006 in the old Assumption School building on Broadway in Chelsea, there was enthusiasm, optimism, and a dream. Almost seven years later, enthusiasm and optimism are still key components, but the dream has become reality. The reality is the success rate where many at-risk students have been able...

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Thank You, Treasurer Grossman

March 13, 2013
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When he was running for State Treasurer, Steve Grossman came up with an idea to deposit state funds into local community banks that would in turn loan this money to local businesses. Well, it was a simple idea, but it has worked well. Treasurer Grossman was in East Boston on Monday afternoon at the...

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Police Briefs 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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3/4/13 Angela Blomquist, 32, 36 School St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Hakeem Cousins, 17, 51 Autumn St., Everett, was arrested for armed robberty (3 counts), resisting arrest, and disorderly person. Carlos DeJesus, 46, 190 Shute St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Adiney Rodriguez, 40, 21 Fairfield St., Malden, was arrested for...

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Obituaries 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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Alice Toto Dedicated Her Life to Her Family and Her Work Alice (Kelley) Toto of Everett died on March 8. Alice dedicated her life to her family and cafeteria work at the Hale School. She was the beloved wife for 61 years of the late Amelio “Ed” Toto; devoted mother of Edward Toto of...

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Mayor Visits Schools for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

March 6, 2013
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Mayor Visits Schools for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

This past Friday, Mayor DeMaria had the privilege of visiting the Whittier, Madeline English, Lafayette, and Webster Schools to read to students for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The Mayor read to four different classes throughout the day, all of whom were thrilled to welcome their distinguished guest. All After the readings students had the chance...

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