The Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2012
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It will be a thoughtful day for many of those celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. Virtually nothing about our lives is the way it used to be anymore. Everything about American life is vastly changed. The future looks uncertain. The past, at times, looks better and better in reflection. Yet the Fourth of...

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DiBiaso Named Agganis Football Classic MVP Everett Quarterback Leads Team to Victory

July 4, 2012
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Great to the very end, Everett High School quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso engineered a late drive that delivered the North All-Star team a 26-25 victory over the South in the 51st Annual Agganis Football Classic Friday night at Manning Field in Lynn. DiBiaso was named the game’s Most Valuable Player in the final game of...

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Police Briefs 07-03-2012

July 4, 2012
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Monday, June 18 Orlando Pascal Bastos, 50, of 143 Hancock Street was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; leaving the scene after property damage; and misleading a police officer. Anthony King Solomon, 32, of 139 Broadway was charged with receiving, buying etc., stolen merchandise; and carrying a knife. Tuesday, June 19 Donald...

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Obituaries 07-03-2012

July 4, 2012
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Dr. Nicholas Fiumara Belmont Resident Dr. Nicholas J. Fiumara of Belmont died on June 29. He was the beloved husband of the late Sylvia C. (Ponte) Fiumara; loving father of Sylvia-Jean Bergeron and her husband, Jacques Bergeron of Watertown; brother of Nancy and Agnes Fiumara, both of Roslindale and the late Mary, Joseph and...

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Fire Department Memorial Service

June 27, 2012
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Fire Department Memorial Service

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith, Fire Chief David Butler and the Everett Fire Department held a Memorial Service recently to honor those Firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Everett City Budget Finally Gains Approval

June 27, 2012
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After weeks of postponing the vote to accept or deny the Annual Appropriation Budget for the Fiscal Year of 2013, the city budget was finally approved by the Board of Aldermen at the last meeting. The final budget totaled $140,308,594,  and the amended budget was reduced by $259,968, which came from the Salaries Account...

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Residential Exemption Works Through Council, Not Aldermen

June 27, 2012
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At Monday night’s series of meeting, Mayor DeMaria reintroduced an important piece of legislation aimed at creating tax savings for both owner occupied homes and commercial properties.  This piece passed the Common Council unanimously, but failed the Board of Aldermen with only one vote in the affirmative. The piece, which was a home rule...

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Graduation 2012

June 27, 2012
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The graduation from Everett High School last week of 368 Everett young men and women now ready to enter the larger world outside of the city where they grew up was a great success. Overall, it was a dignified, exhilarating event for everyone who attended and especially for the proud parents and friends of...

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Obituaries 06-27-2012

June 27, 2012
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Neil Stewart Boston Gas Retiree Neil N. Stewart of Everett died on June 23. A US Navy Korean War veteran and a retired employee of Boston Gas, he was an avid outdoorsman and ham radio operator. He was the beloved husband of the late Marie C. (Pesce); father of James and his wife, Leslie...

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Revere Takes out Criminal Complaint Against Everett Rep. Smith in Illegal Apartment Saga

June 27, 2012
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The king of no-show in Revere will apparently now have to show up in a Chelsea courthouse, as Revere fire officials filed a criminal complaint in Chelsea District Court on Tuesday against Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith in the ongoing saga over his illegal apartments on Revere’s Yeamans Street. After Smith allegedly dragged...

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Eveerett Graduation 2012

June 21, 2012
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Eveerett Graduation 2012

Everett High School,’s 386 seniors received their diplomas last Thursday night at Everett Memorial Stadium. Shown above are students tossing their caps into the air at the conclusion of the ceremony. See pages 11-20 for additional graduation coverage.

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House in Disorder: Smith Still in Violation for Revere Houses

June 21, 2012
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Revere’s highest officials are irate at Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith for dragging his feet in fixing code violations fire safety violations at a Revere property that contained some 12 illegal apartments. Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo said this week Smith has been dragging his feet in fully satisfying city investigators over the past...

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Everett Officials Plans for Future Progress

June 21, 2012
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. is inviting all businesses, residents and community groups to a community-wide, public open house entitled “Envisioning Everett Together: Planning for Pride, Progress, and Possibilities.” The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26th, from 6-8 p.m. at the Edward G. Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street. Everett residents are encouraged to...

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The Meeting About Lower Broadway June 26

June 21, 2012
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A community visioning meeting being held June 26 from 6-8 at the Edward Connolly Center on Chelsea Street is one of the more ambitious and interesting meetings to be held locally by the administration in a long time. If you are an Everett resident or live in the Lower Broadway area or have a...

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Thank You Everett Cooperative Bank

June 21, 2012
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The Everett Cooperative Bank recently donated $5000 to the Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care in Everett. The JCCH is a non-profit corporation dedicated to advocating for universal access to quality health care for all the children of Everett. Donations such as these are very badly needed in order for agencies such as the...

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Smith’s Property Woes Unchanged

June 21, 2012
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We wonder how it is that Rep. Stat Smith’s property woes in Revere have not caused the representative to move meaningfully to correct the situation that exists in a 12 unit building he owns in Revere which is legally a six family home? To date, he has not substantially done anything to bring the...

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The Blitz Was on Dibiaso in Shriners Game

June 21, 2012
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Everett’s Jonathan DiBiaso threw a touchdown pass in the Shriners Football Game but a blitzing, all-out defensive effort kept the state’s all-time leading quarterback in check Friday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. So for the first time in 26 games, DiBiaso and Everett teammates Nick Stanfield and Vondell Langston were on the losing...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2012

June 21, 2012
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Monday, June 11 Gregory Maitre, 17, 146 Hancock St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon. Tuesday, June 12 Samson Camille, 22, 100 Vernal St., Everett, was arrested for possession of Class D with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute near park or school. Phillip Mugford,...

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Obituaries 06-20-2012

June 21, 2012
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James Brickley Former Everett Veterans Services Commissioner James J. Brickley, a lifelong Everett resident, died at his home on June 10. He was 84 years old. He was a former commissioner for the City of Everett Veteran Services and a US Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was the...

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Crimson Crush Visit Washington, Dc

June 13, 2012
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Crimson Crush Visit Washington, Dc

Everett High School recently hosted the 2nd Annual History Bee and Bowl, where two squads from the EHS Crimson Crush Academic Team qualified for the National competition in Washington, DC. This year, the Crimson Crush sent one Varsity and one Junior Varsity team, with Captains Widdler Faustin (varsity) and Eric Trickett (JV) qualifying to...

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Everett’s Portion of the Community Trail Now Open

June 13, 2012
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Everett’s Portion of the Community Trail Now Open

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Sunday June 3rd, 2012 to commemorate the opening and completion of the Everett’s portion of the Northern Strand Community Trail, also known as the Bike to the Sea Trail.  Steve Winslow, the co- founder of Bike to the Sea, and members of this advocacy group have spent...

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Tensions Run High at Board of Aldermen Meeting

June 13, 2012
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Frustrations about Everett’s operating budget for the fiscal year of 2013 have been festering since it was presented to the Board of Aldermen, who made additional cuts to those already presented by the mayor’s financial team. The most recent controversy is over the legality of the final vote taken by the Common Council. City...

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Lower Broadway Community Visioning Meeting Set for June 26th

June 13, 2012
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. is inviting all businesses, residents and community groups to a community wide, public open house entitled “Envisioning Everett Together: Planning for Pride, Progress, and Possibilities.”  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26th, from 6:00PM to 8:00 PM at the Edward G. Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street.  All are...

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One Man’s Junk is a City’s Problem

June 13, 2012
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Most people connote a junkyard with the one in the famous childhood movie “The Sandlot,” a dirt-covered yard with old trinkets sprawled across the area guarded by a beastly dog. In Everett, a petition has been circulating to prevent the approval of the Junk Dealer License from Wentworth Precious Metals at 0 Terminal and...

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