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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Mass. Bay Credit Union Everett Branch Opening Reception

February 6, 2013
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Mass. Bay Credit Union Everett Branch Opening Reception

Councilmen, Everett locals, and members of the Mass. Bay Credit Union gathered Jan. 30th for the Everett Branch opening reception at their new location that includes parking in the rear of the building, a drive-thru, and a full-deposit ATM. “The idea tonight is to introduce ourselves to the community. It’s a brand new space...

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Four Questions for the Candidates

February 6, 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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Zoning Board Denies Digital Billboard Requests: Applicants Sought to Establish Large Electronic Billboards on Lower Broadway

February 6, 2013
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The Everett Zoning Board of Appeals denied two separate requests by applicants to erect large (14’ x 48’) electronic digital billboards on Lower Broadway Monday night, in deference to the “residential neighborhood” which has emerged in the area of the Charleston Chew Lofts and the planned $50 million apartment development that is going to...

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State Representative Contest

February 6, 2013
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The special election for State Representative that will be held on March 5 for the Democratic candidates and April 2 for the General election has certainly drawn a very large field of candidates for voters . This is the way that democracy is supposed to work in having a wide variety of candidates. What...

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Police Briefs 02-06-2013

February 6, 2013
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Wednesday, 1/16 Leanne Belanger, 24, 1313 Salem St., Malden, was charged with trespassing. Michael Dean, 47, 17 Court St., Boston was charged with an arrest warrant. Friday, 1/18 Juan Carrasquillo, 46, 124 Endicott Ave., was charged with a fugitive from justice on Governor’s Warrant. Severino Garofalo, 22, 121 Grand View Ave., was charged with...

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Hieu Vo-Tran Qualifies for State Meet in High Jump

February 6, 2013
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Everett High senior Hieu Vo-Tran set a new personal record and qualified for the upcoming State Divisional Meet with a leap of 5-10 in the high jump in Sunday’s Last Chance Meet held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. “Hieu’s performance  was the highlight of the day for our team,” said EHS...

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Obituaries 02-06-2013

February 6, 2013
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Richard Holder Of East Boston Richard Holder of East Boston died on January 24. The beloved son of John Holder and his wife Della of Brooklyn, NY, he was the loving husband of Melissa (Alexander) Holder; cherished father of Lanika Mouton of East Boston, Tia Brisbon of Baltimore, MD, Latoya Brisbon of Providence, RI,...

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Joint Meeting

January 30, 2013
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Joint Meeting

Last Thursday, the Chelsea Rotary Club joined the Everett and East Boston-Revere Rotary Clubs for a joint meeting at  Everett High School. The  Everett High School Culinary Food Departmentprepared the delicious luncheon which included Statler Chicken, roasted potatoes, baked ham, artisanal breads and beautiful desserts.    Special thanks go to Chef Des Makredes,pastry chef...

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Faia Named a Student Ambassador

January 30, 2013
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Faia Named a Student Ambassador

Madeline English School student Marc Faia was recently selected to represent Everett as an Ambassador to Gov. Deval Patrick’s Project 351, which celebrates the ethic of service, youth leadership, the mosaic population of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the power of community to uplift and unite. Project 351 is an independent non-profit fully staffed...

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Santana’s Plaza CafÉ Grand Opening

January 30, 2013
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Santana’s Plaza CafÉ Grand Opening

Pictured(from left to right) Alderman Joe McGonagle, Lidianne DeSantana, Milton DeSantana, Cristina DeSantana, Mayor DeMaria, Anna DeSantana, Kenney DeSouza, and Ericka DeSantana.

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Casino Details Forthcoming: City Anticipates Renderings from Developer in the Coming Weeks

January 30, 2013
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The Everett Common Council took up the call to have Mayor Carlo DeMaria convene a Joint Convention to discuss the parameters of a possible host agreement between the city of Everett and Wynn Casinos in support of the developers application to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission earlier this month. However, in the interim Assistant City...

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School, Union Contract Negotiations Go Public Teacher’s Union Stages ‘show of Unity’ Following Negotiations

January 30, 2013
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The Everett Teacher’s Association coordinated a unity rally prior to the start of school last Friday, January 25, during which all teachers around the district met together outside of school  and entered the building together. According to Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire, his understanding was that the action was not meant to be...

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City to Protect Against Voter Fraud: New Absentee Ballot Measures Follow Smith Scandal

January 30, 2013
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Assistant City Solicitor David Rodrigues and City Clerk Michael Matarazzo outlined plans to guard against absentee voter fraud at last Tuesday night‘s Common Council meeting, in an attempt to ensure voter confidence in the outcome of upcoming elections. Residents and elected officials alike have been calling for answers in the Stephen “Stat” Smith voter...

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Absentee Voter Fraud Should Never Happen Again

January 30, 2013
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We applaud the proactive actions of Assistant City Solicitor David Rodrigues and City Clerk Michael Matarazzo in making sure that absentee voter fraud will not rear its head again in Everett elections. The premise of one vote for one person was made laughable by the actions of former Representative Stephen Smith who will now...

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Dialogue is the Key for a Casino in Everett

January 30, 2013
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We are glad to hear that Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. has made it a point that as discussions progress on a mitigation contract for a proposed casino by Steven Wynn  that both the Common Council and Board of Aldermen will be included in any talks. If Wynn’s application gets past the first stage approval...

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Police Briefs 01-30-2013

January 30, 2013
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January 8, 13 Caio Baldrati, 21, 31 Oakville St., Lynn, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unlicensed, possessing Class D with intent to distribute. Angel Chinchilla, 29, 66 Glen St., Somerville, was arrested on warrants. Francisco Silva, 27, 3 Gateway Ln., Lynn, was arrested for possessing Class D with intent to distribute. January 9,...

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Boys Hockey Team Edges Cambridge, 7-6

January 30, 2013
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The Everett High boy hockey team displayed its best offensive showing of the season, lighting the red lamp seven times, but had to hold on for a 7-6 triumph over Cambridge Saturday. Shawn Doyle set the scoring pace for the Crimson Tide with four goals and two assists. Shawn scored twice in the first...

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Obituaries 01-30-2013

January 30, 2013
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Ignatius ‘Nat’ Sutera Member of the Maddonna Della Soccorso Society Ignatius “Nat” Sutera of Everett died on January 26. A member of the Maddonna Della Soccorso Society, he was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (Catanzaro), the father of Vincent and his wife, Adrienne of Lynnfield, Stephen and his wife, Evelyn of Gloucester,...

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9th Annual MLK Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

January 23, 2013
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9th Annual MLK Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

The annual Scholarship Breakfast in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at the Edward Connolly Center on Monday, January 21 at 9 a.m. and honored two students, Everett High School student Hantzley W. Audate and the Zion Church Ministries’ Jasmyn L. Nelson, who was not able to attend. The...

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Wynn Vs. Fields: Two Major Casino Developers Will Do Battle Locally, Four Applications in State Hands

January 23, 2013
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Wynn Vs. Fields: Two Major Casino Developers Will Do Battle  Locally, Four Applications in State Hands

Surprise and intrigue came late last Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago developer Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000...

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Eight Candidates Vie for State Rep. Seat: Six Democrats in the Field, Democratic Primary March 5

January 23, 2013
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There is a hotly contested race to fill the unexpired term of State Representative Stephen Smith who resigned on January 1 following a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office. According to City Clerk Michael Matarazzo, as of Tuesday night, January 22, a total of eight candidates had returned their nomination papers to the...

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EHS Principal Suspended for Two Days Suspension Follows Release of Video at EHS

January 23, 2013
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Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire said Friday, that he had met with Everett High School Principal Eric Naumann, and had suspended the high school leader for two days without pay, for his decision to show students a video parody of the “Terminator” movies, entitled “The Naumannator.” The video was filled with violent imagery and...

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