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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Everett Students Decorate City Christmas Trees

December 20, 2012
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Everett Students Decorate City Christmas Trees

Students from the Parlin School pose in front of the Christmas tree they just decorated.

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Everett Firefighters Collect and Distribute Food for the Needy: Annual Holiday Food Baskets Were Delivered on Monday

December 20, 2012
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Everett Firefighters Collect and Distribute Food for the Needy: Annual Holiday Food Baskets Were Delivered on Monday

On Monday, December 17 members of the Everett Fire Department, under the leadership and tutelage of firefighter Stephen Bruce, organized, created and delivered 100 Holiday food baskets for local Everett families. The food baskets, once filled, were available for pickup by the pre-identified families. “We enjoy helping out the community, but especially during this...

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Everett Has Aa3 Rating:Refinancing of Old Debt with New Rating Will Save the City Money

December 20, 2012
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On Monday Mayor Carlo DeMaria officially announced the news that the city’s bond rating has been maintained as Aa3, after a re-evaluation by the investment firm Moody’s Investor Services. The city’s financial consultant Tony Rosselli actually let the news slip at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, during a discussion about the city’s water...

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Casino Forum Well Attended

December 20, 2012
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More than 250 residents of the city converged on the Edward Connolly Center on Chelsea Street last Tuesday December 11, to hear about a proposed $1 billion casino development on the former Monsanto property site at what is now known as Mystic Point. However, during the meeting Mayor Carlo DeMaria had indicated that billionaire...

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Schools, Police Review Emergency Protocols

December 20, 2012
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Following the horrific and tragic events that took place December 14 in Newtown, CT, Superintendent of Everett Public Schools Frederick Foresteire said on Monday that every precaution is being taken to make sure that Everett’s children are as safe as possible and that security of the schools is priority number one. “We take security...

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The Outrage at Newtown, CT

December 20, 2012
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In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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