Obituaries 10-24-2012

October 24, 2012
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Margaret Lewis Everett Resident Margaret T. (Rossetti) Lewis of Everett died on October 20. She was the beloved wife of the late William J.; loving mother of the Michael A. of Everett and William J. Jr. of North Reading.  She was the sister of 13 late siblings and is also, survived by many nieces...

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Senator Brown Wows Crowd on Norwood Street

October 17, 2012
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Senator Brown Wows Crowd on Norwood Street

Senator Scott Brown took his campaign on a wide swing through the North Shore Tuesday stopping in Everett for pizza and political conversation and back slapping at the 8/10 Bar and Grill on Norwood Street. The place was packed when Senator Brown arrived shortly after 1:00 p.m. He was mobbed by the mostly Everett...

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City Honors Local Marine

October 17, 2012
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City Honors Local Marine

U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Richard S. Costanza was honored by the Everett Common Council and Mayor Carlo DeMaria Monday night during a brief presentation prior to the Common Council meeting. Costanza, a 2007 Everett High School graduate who entered the Marines in 2008, was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC during his four years of...

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Everett to Be on WCVB Channel 5’s Chronicle

October 17, 2012
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Everett to Be on WCVB Channel 5’s Chronicle

The City of Everett and local resident Evmorphia Stratis will appear on WCVB Channel 5’s long-running program Chronicle this week.  The show approached Stratis, as a resident and professional tour guide, to travel around the City with the Chronicle team and present Everett from a resident’s viewpoint.  Stratis visited many spots throughout the community,...

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Mayor’s Office Explains Water Rates and Estimated Bills : New Remote Reader Water Meters Will Eliminate Estimated Bills

October 17, 2012
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Assistant City Solicitor and Acting Chief of Staff David Rodrigues appeared before the Common Council on Monday night to clear up confusion about new water rates being applied to water bills that included estimated water readings in the past. Essentially, Rodrigues explained that the Water Commissioners are scheduling hearings for water bills abatements, in...

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Common Council Approves $15,000 Salaries for Council Positions in 2014

October 17, 2012
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By a 15-1 vote Monday night, the Everett Common Council confirmed the salaries for city councilors in the new government, by approving a motion that was passed last week by the Board of Aldermen. The new council will receive a salary of $15,000, which does not include health benefits. Councilor Catherine Tomassi Hicks was...

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The Governor Should Be Ashamed

October 17, 2012
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When we heard the news that Governor Deval Patrick removed George Anzuoni as Chairman of the Revere Housing Authority, we were stunned and disappointed at this classic misstep and what can only be termed as politics at its worst. In a time when one cannot help but read of incompetence and corruption in other...

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Voting on Question 2

October 17, 2012
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Everett residents voting on November 6 will have the option to vote for or against a ballot measure regarding physician prescribed and assisted suicide. It is, obviously, an important ballot question as it goes to the core of how we view life and what we are prepared to do to stop unnecessary suffering and...

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Police Briefs 10-17-2012

October 17, 2012
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10/08 Claire Alexis, 18, 58 Vernal St., Everett, was arrested for disturbing the peace, assault with a dangerous weapon. Leandro Campos, 28, 878 Salem St., Malden, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, speeding. Rhyan Moore, 26, 12 Abbott Tr., Medford, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon (2 counts). Ryan Smith,...

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Obituaries 10-17-2012

October 17, 2012
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Carmela LoGrasso Of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End Carmela (Saporito) LoGrasso of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End, died on October 14. She was the beloved wife of Gaetano Lo Grasso ith whom she shared 41 years of marriage; loving mother of Rocco LoGrasso and his wife,...

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Winning Ways

October 11, 2012
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Winning Ways

CJ Parvelus eyes a hole in the Falcons’ defense and heads for a first down in the Tide’s rout of Cambridge 51-30 Friday night.

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Town Line Ten Pin Unveils New Luxury Lanes in Malden

October 11, 2012
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Town Line Ten Pin Unveils New Luxury Lanes in Malden

Town Line Ten Pin ushered in a new era of ten-pin bowling in the area at its grand opening celebration Friday night at the establishment located at 665 Broadway in Malden. Anthony DeCotis, whose family has owned and operated the bowling establishment since 1960, presided over the gala event that included a special appearance...

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Baldi to Retire as EHS Principal in June

October 11, 2012
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Baldi to Retire as EHS Principal in June

At the School Committee meeting on Monday evening, October 1, 2012, members reluctantly voted to accept the resignation of High School Principal Louis Baldi at the end of this year. Frederick F. Foresteire, Superintendent of Everett Public Schools, announced he had received notice from Baldi that he wished to retire from his position on...

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Everett Police Cracking Down on Drug Issues: Five Arrested, Including Three Residents of Alleged Sober Home

October 11, 2012
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Everett Police Chief Steve Mazzie reported this week that Everett detectives last week had closed an investigation into illegal drug activities that included several residents of a local, alleged sober home. According to Chief Mazzie, on Wednesday, October 3 Everett detectives working undercover arrested three residents of a reported sober home located at 72...

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Rededication of WW II roll call board Oct. 27

October 11, 2012
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr., and Veteran Services Director, Joe Hickey, are pleased to announce that on Saturday, October 27th at 1:00PM, the City will rededicate its World War II roll call board.  The ceremony will take place at the newly designed entrance of the Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium, and will include a speaking portion...

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The Cityfest Potential

October 11, 2012
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The 2012 Cityfest recently held was a tremendous event in every way. That it was held largely on Norwood Street and in the square is another testament about how much things change and never remain the same in the city. So many people eating and meeting and sharing in the fun of a no...

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Friday Closings to Continue at Everett City Hall

October 11, 2012
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We are in favor of Friday closings at Everett City Hall. The shortened workweek gives city hall employees an extra day to enjoy their private lives and to do as they please. It allows the city to save some money on utilities and insurance as well as wear and tear without diminishing the value...

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Thank You, Eagle Bank

October 11, 2012
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The Eagle Bank has donated $500 to Junior Achievement to fund two personal finance classes at Everett High School. It is not hard to imagine the Eagle Bank, founded here in 1889, has remained such a great friend to this city and a charitable one as well in more than 120 years of existence....

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Tide Back to Winning with 51-30 Rout of Cambridge

October 11, 2012
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One week after losing their first game in more than three years, the Everett Crimson Tide got a stellar offensive performance and some timely defense in a lopsided 51-30 rout of GBL opponent Cambridge, improving to 4-1 on the season. Running back Jakarrie Washington led the way with three rushing touchdowns and two receiving...

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Obituaries 10-10-2012

October 11, 2012
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Charlotte Anna Bessler Homemaker Charlotte Anna (Bakeman) Bessler of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett, died on October 8 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.  She was 89 years old. A homemaker, born in Everett and a lifelong resident of Everett until settling in Tewksbury a few years ago, she was the beloved wife...

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2012 Cityfest: Huge Success; Hundreds Attend and Celebrate Everett City Pride

October 4, 2012
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2012 Cityfest: Huge Success; Hundreds Attend and Celebrate Everett City Pride

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr. would like to thank all who attended and participated in this year’s Cityfest celebration. Hundreds of residents joined together to support local businesses and organizations and enjoy amazing performances and entertainment. This year’s headlining act, Tavares, delivered an outstanding performance, marking the end to a truly memorable day.

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Misidentification of Sober Home Riles Residents Problems at the Site Acknowledged

October 4, 2012
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When Alderman Michael Marchese called out the owners, managers and residents of a sober home on Gladstone Street during last week‘s Board of Aldermen meeting, neighbors of the alleged sober home were happy that someone was paying attention. They just wish he had cited the correct address. According to a homeowner on the street,...

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City Hall Likely to Stay Closed on Fridays Solicitor Explains Mayor’s Plans for New City Hall Hours

October 4, 2012
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria, in written correspondence to the Common Council Monday night, notified the body that the city is currently working on a plan that would permanently keep city hall closed on Fridays going forward and explained that the move was being made to allow city hall to open longer on Mondays and Thursdays...

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City to Institute Veteran Work Program

October 4, 2012
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. and Veteran Services Director, Joe Hickey, are currently in the planning stages for the creation of a Veterans’ Work Program.  Under the Valor Act, Everett is permitted to establish such a program that allows local Veterans to provide services to the City in exchange for a reduction in their property...

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