Crosby Talks Casino at Chamber Breakfast

March 1, 2013
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Crosby Talks Casino at Chamber Breakfast

Stephen Crosby, chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, addressed local business leaders and officials at the Everett Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Breakfast Tuesday morning at BNY Mellon. A graduate of Harvard University who holds a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University, Crosby is the chairman of the five-member Commission that is considering 11...

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Mayor’s Birthday Fundraiser Nets $12k for BGCMC

March 1, 2013
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Mayor’s Birthday Fundraiser Nets $12k for BGCMC

On February 21 Mayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to share his 40th birthday with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Middlesex County (BGCMC) who also turned 40!  Mayor DeMaria generously offered the BGCMC the opportunity to host a combined event to increase community awareness of the organization, with all the proceeds benefitting the...

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Primary Day is Tuesday 3,500 Voters Expected to Go to Polls on March 5

March 1, 2013
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo said this week that he is expecting about 3,500 voters to make their way to the polls next Tuesday, March 5 for the Special Primary Election to replace disgraced former State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith, who was convicted of voter fraud in January. “I could see it go up to...

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Aldermen Support Call for More Police

March 1, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to support a request for up to five new police officers, while both Police Chief Steven Mazzie and Mayor Carlo DeMaria appeared before the board to echo that support. However, when the new officers can be hired and put into action still is unclear. Aldermen Michael...

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Aldermen Nix Stipend Increase for Retirement Bd.

March 1, 2013
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In what appeared to be a moment of confusion by members of the Board of Aldermen on Monday night, the body voted to reconsider an earlier motion to approve a stipend increase for the retirement board, and upon the second vote, declined to support the stipend increase, effectively killing it for a year. Following...

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Primary Day Is Next Tuesday

March 1, 2013
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We urge all eligible voters of Everett to go to the polls and vote next Tuesday for one of the five candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for State Representative. The general election for this office is set for April 2 and will feature three candidates. This special election to fill the seat that was...

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Elections to Be Monitored By Secretary of State’s Office

March 1, 2013
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo announced on Tuesday that state election officials from the Secretary of State’s office had visited with city election staff to go over Election Day procedures for the upcoming election and will provide support for Tuesday’s Special Primary Election. “We asked them to come over and sit with our people, go...

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Guest Op-Ed Reserving the Right

March 1, 2013
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At the most recent Finance Committee Meeting a question arose regarding the best way for the City to budget and account for appropriations made in anticipation of settling collective bargaining agreements.  An idea was proposed to eliminate the Mayor’s reserve fund, the account that is currently earmarked for use when collective bargaining the City’s...

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Voting Reminders for Upcoming Election

March 1, 2013
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With the upcoming State Representative election, the City Clerk’s Office would like to remind residents of important voting information.  The Q & A below contains some of the more frequently asked and important questions regarding voting for the upcoming March 5, 2013 election. Q.  When is the primary for the special state representative election?...

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Everett High Sports Roundup

March 1, 2013
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Boys hockey team wins Mulloy Tournament The Everett High boys hockey team concluded its season in thrilling fashion with a pair of exciting, down-to-the wire-and-beyond victories to capture the James F. Mulloy Tournament held last week at Allied Veterans Rink. Both triumphs could not have been scripted any better for high drama by a...

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Obituaries 02-27-2013

March 1, 2013
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Constantine Ferrante Enjoyed Local Politics Constantine “Charlie” Ferrante of Everett died on February 20. He was 90 years old. A World War II veteran, he was raised in East Cambridge and spent most of his adult life in Everett raising a family and enjoying local politics. He was the beloved husband of the late...

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Everett Students Earn Audition for Northeastern District Music Festival

February 20, 2013
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Everett Students Earn Audition for Northeastern District Music Festival

Lafayette School students Kristi Ho, Jennifer Melara, Conor Rachlin and Baraka Salumu participated in the Northeastern District Music Festival Auditions, a testament to their individual talents and the musical opportunities provided by the Everett Public Schools. The four students took part in a rigorous audition process that included 963 students from more than 95 public and private...

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Everett Native to Compete in Worldwide Model Competition: Keshia Monvil Competing for the Second Time, Vote on Line to Help Her

February 20, 2013
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Everett Native to Compete in  Worldwide Model Competition: Keshia Monvil Competing for the Second Time, Vote on Line to Help Her

Everett native and Cottage Street resident Keshia Monvil, who is known in the Modeling world as Keshia Marie, will compete in the 2013 Top Model Worldwide Competition in London, UK representing Haiti. Keshia who is a 1996 graduate of Everett High School will be participating in the competition for the second straight year. During...

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Four Questions for the Candidates

February 20, 2013
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With the Special Election to fill the vacancy left by State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith’s indictment and resulting resignation from offic. The Everett Independent will be running a series of Question and Answer interviews with all seven of the candidates over the next several weeks, to help voters better acquaint themselves with the candidates,...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 20, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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DiBiaso Honored for 400th Career Coaching Victory

February 20, 2013
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The state’s most illustrious football coach, John DiBiaso, can coach a little roundball, too. DiBiaso was honored for his 400th basketball coaching victory in a ceremony following the Everett-Waltham game Friday night. Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire presented a basketball to DiBiaso, noting the historic 400th win, a 78-69 decision over Cambridge on Jan....

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Obituaries 02-20-2013

February 20, 2013
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Neil Tonelli, Jr. US Postal Service Retiree of New York, formerly of Everett Neil R. Tonelli Jr. of Clifton Park, NY passed away suddenly on February 13 at Ellis Hospital. He was born on April 11, 1948 in Everett and was 64 years old. A veteran of the US Army, Neil retired from the...

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Mayor Credits City Services with Blizzard Cleanup

February 13, 2013
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Mayor Credits City Services with Blizzard Cleanup

Mayor Carlo DeMaria said Monday night that he was pleased with the city’s overall response to the Blizzard of 2013, which saw some 25 inches of snow fall in Everett in a 24-hour period beginning last Friday afternoon, February 8 and ending Saturday, February 9. “I thought the city’s crews, overall, did an excellent...

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Four Questions for the Candidates

February 13, 2013
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Four Questions for the Candidates

With the Special Election to fill the vacancy left by State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith’s indictment and resulting resignation from office less than a month away, The Everett Independent will be running a series of Question and Answer interviews with all seven of the candidates over the next several weeks, to help voters better...

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Aldermen Approve Appointment of Viscay, Dionne Ask Mayor for a More Transparent Process in Future Searches

February 13, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen voted last night to approve the appointment of Richard Viscay as City Auditor by a margin of 6-1, with Alderwoman Millie Cardillo voting against the appointment. The board also voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Robert Dionne as the city’s new Human Resources Director. Viscay, who was hired to...

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Ed Markey’s Senate Candidacy: Our Long-time Congressman Has Received Many Endorsements

February 13, 2013
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Although it is the long-standing policy of this newspaper not to endorse candidates for public office, we nonetheless feel compelled to make note of the candidacy of the outstanding, long-time Congressman, Edward J. Markey, for the U.S. Senate seat which has been vacated by John F. Kerry, who is the new Secretary of State...

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Police Briefs 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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2/4 Mariel Teves, 22, 17 Parlin St., Everett, was arrested for malicious destruction of property over $250. 2/5 Gregory Michel, 27, 112 Carroll Ave., Brockton, was arrested for domestic assault and battery and carrying a knife. 2/6 Edward Chambliss, 45, 69 Cedar St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, reckless...

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Sports 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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Girls hoop starts slow, fall short vs. Somerville The Everett High girls basketball team got off to a slow start, falling behind 27-11 at the half and 45-22 after three frames, but mounted a comeback effort in the final period that fell short, 51-40, at Somerville Tuesday in the Lady Crimson Tide’s lone contest last...

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Obituaries 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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Jeanette Caiazzo  Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett Jeanette (Tarquinio) Caiazzo of Seabrook, NH, formerly of Everett, died on February 1. The beloved wife of Frank A. Caiazzo Sr., she was the loving mother of Deborah M. Macdonald and her husband, Scott P. of Seabrook, NH and Frank A. Caiazzo Jr. and his wife,...

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