911 Dispatcher Receives Citation: Landoli Credited with Helping to Save Choking Child

April 10, 2013
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911 Dispatcher Receives Citation: Landoli Credited with Helping to Save Choking Child

Everett 911 dispatcher Michael Landoli was honored by Mayor Carlo DeMaria and members of the Board of Aldermen Monday night for his actions during his dispatch shift several months ago, which helped the Everett fire department save the life of a choking child. Mayor DeMaria, reading from the citation, recalled Landoli’s efforts during an...

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Top Tier of the Tide: Kenny Calaj Concludes His Brilliant Career with Three Super Bowl Rings

April 10, 2013
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Top Tier of the Tide: Kenny Calaj Concludes His Brilliant Career with Three Super Bowl Rings

Soccer was in his blood but football was in his heart. Kenny Calaj, whose father Marcos played soccer in Brazil becoming coming to the United States in 1993, tried soccer but switched over to football at an early age. He played Pop Warner football before taking his still developing skills in to the Everett...

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Matewsky Challenges the Vote Totals: Says He Will Resign Council Seat at a Later Date

April 10, 2013
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Newly elected State Representative and veteran Common Councilor Wayne Matewsky said Monday night that he has challenged the official vote count from last week’s special election and left little doubt that he intends to fight to clear his name, after what he called “one of the dirtiest elections in Everett ever.” Matewsky said that...

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No Word on Recount as Yet: Hanlon Campaign Has Until April 11 to Decide

April 10, 2013
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According to City Clerk Michael Matarazzo, there has been no decision as yet from the Hanlon Campaign, about whether or not to pursue a recount. “My understanding is that he (Hanlon) just wants to sit down and make sure that all of votes were counted,” said Matarazzo, hinting that the election results are likely...

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Smith Sentenced to Four Months in Jail

April 10, 2013
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Stephen Smith, former state representative for Everett, was sentenced to four months in prison for voter fraud Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Smith, 57, will also serve a year of probation and must pay a $20,000 fine. Smith pleaded guilty to two civil rights misdemeanor counts of voter fraud in December. He resigned from...

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Police and Public Safety Issues Top Aldermen’s Agenda

April 10, 2013
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If Monday night’s Board of Aldermen’s meeting had a theme, it was undoubtedly related to crime and public safety, as at least four resolutions and orders dealt with the perceived increase in crime in the city, particularly violent crimes. From an order from Mayor Carlo DeMaria that the city consider restricting the hours at...

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City to Complete an Energy Audit with Ameresco

April 10, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. is pleased to report that the City of Everett, through the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), has received access to a contract with Ameresco, a company that specializes in energy audits and facility retrofitting projects, to conduct and energy audit of existing City facilities. The MAPC provides technical assistance to...

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An Expenditure That No One Wants, But has to be Done

April 10, 2013
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We congratulate Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr. on undertaking this year’s Capital Improvement Plan.  The cost for this plan is pegged at more than $8.6M. In this election year, when the new charter goes into effect and the mayoralty term changes from two to four years, some mayors might have scrapped a large expenditure like...

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Police Briefs 04-10-2013

April 10, 2013
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March 25 Elder Baptista-Teixeira, 23, 47 Kinsman St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. March 26 Alex DeJorge, 38, 80 Camary Rd., Medford, was arrested on warrants. March 27 Michael McQueeney, Jr., 33, 51 West Baltimore St., Lynn, was arrested on warrants. Anthony Teixeira, 33, 2 Harris St., Revere, was arrested for indecent exposure....

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EHS Baseball Team Wins Season Opener

April 10, 2013
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The Everett High baseball team won its opening game of the season and gave first year head coach Joe Lento his first career head coaching victory with a dramatic 7-6 victory over Lynn Classical Monday evening under the lights at Fraser Field in Lynn. “It was a long night, but definitely a worthwhile one,”...

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Obituaries 04-10-2013

April 10, 2013
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Louise ‘Weezy’ Sabella Bartender at The Derby in Everett Louise M. “Weezy” (Polcari) Sabella of Everett, formerly of the North End, died on April 4. She worked at The Derby in Everett as a bartender and was the beloved mother of Charles A. Sabella and his wife, Mariacarmela Mallard-Sabella and Lori Ann Mangan and...

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Mayor/Wynn Resorts Present First Look at Potential Casino Design

April 4, 2013
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Mayor/Wynn Resorts Present  First Look at Potential Casino Design

The glamour and style of Las Vegas arrived at a transformed Edward Connolly Center on Wednesday, March 27, as a backdrop of yellow drapes and artistic lighting turned the cavernous center into a totally different place. With Frank Sinatra tunes playing in the background, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. and Gamal Aziz, Chief Operating Officer...

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Matewsky Wins: Hanlon Comes Up Short with Historic Write-in Effort

April 4, 2013
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Democratic nominee Wayne Matewsky completed his campaign to be Everett’s representative in the Massachusetts House Tuesday night, narrowly beating out a strong write-in effort for former Mayor and City Clerk John Hanlon by 59 votes, 1,258 votes to 1,209. Hanlon who came in third in last month’s Democratic primary for the seat, had been...

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Suffolk Downs Unveils New 3d Model of Proposed Casino Project

April 4, 2013
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Chip Tuttle, chief operating officer of Suffolk Downs, unveiled a new three-dimensional model of the proposed $1 billion casino/resort development for the property located in East Boston. Tuttle’s remarks and the showing of the large model came at a press conference held March 27 at the Topsider Room inside the Suffolk Downs clubhouse. “We...

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LWV in Support of Absentee Ballot Reform

April 4, 2013
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The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts testified Wednesday, March 27, in support of a proposed Constitutional amendment to remove the restrictions on obtaining an absentee ballot and allow voters to request an absentee ballot without stating a reason. This change will enable more qualified voters to participate in elections. The Joint Committee on...

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Wynn Development Could Be a Win for Everett

April 4, 2013
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Anyone who was at the press conference last Wednesday afternoon at the Connolly Center for the presentation of the Wynn Hotel/Casino drawing had to leave truly impressed by what might be for Everett. The hotel, the grounds and the shops as presented are first class.  This development will be a true community resource as...

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EHS Baseball Team Opens Season Monday

April 4, 2013
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A new season with a new coach will get underway for the Everett High baseball team when the Crimson Tide boys of spring open their 2013 campaign Monday evening under the lights at Fraser Field against non-league foe Lynn Classical. “So far, so good,” has been the assessment of first year head coach Joe...

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Obituaries 04-03-2013

April 4, 2013
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Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau Devoted to Family, Cherished her Catholic Faith Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau, a native of Boston and a resident of Gonzales, Louisiana, passed away on March 28 at Heritage Manor in Baton Rouge after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. She was 84 years old. She was born on April...

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Pride, Progress and Possibility: DeMaria Highlights Successes, Sets Agenda in State of the City

March 28, 2013
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Pride, Progress and Possibility: DeMaria Highlights Successes, Sets Agenda in State of the City

Mayor Carlo DeMaria used Monday night’s State of the City address to highlight his successes and boldly set the course for the next five years by outlining his plans, hopes and dreams for the city of Everett. He talked about jobs and economic development, and though he of course mentioned the proposal to build...

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Everett High Students Participate in Tobacco-free Program at State House

March 28, 2013
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Everett High Students Participate in Tobacco-free Program at State House

On March 20, youths from Everett joined more than 200 young people from across the Commonwealth gathered at the Massachusetts State House for a Kick Butts Day event to celebrate their role in reducing the influence of the tobacco industry in their communities. Everett High School and Teens in Everett Against Substance Abuse are...

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Mayor Joins Elks to Honor Superintendent

March 28, 2013
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Mayor Joins Elks to Honor Superintendent

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr. recently joined the Saugus-Everett Lodge of Elks at their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner.  The Mayor joined many members of the Everett community at the #642 Lodge in Saugus to honor Superintendent Fred Foresteire as the Educator of the Year.  The event was well attended by state and local officials,...

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Three Candidates and Two Potential Write-ins on April 2: Clerk Predicting Lighter Turnout in the General Election

March 28, 2013
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo, comfortably back to work after losing consciousness during last month’s Democratic State Representative Primary race, is predicting a lighter turnout than showed for the Democratic race in March, despite two Independent candidates and the possibility of two write-in candidates. “It’s hard to tell what is going to happen with this...

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Superintendent Tops List of Top Paid City Employees: Mayor Demaria Comes in 100th

March 28, 2013
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A total of 66 employees of the Everett schools or city government made more than $100,000 last year, according to a list of the top 100 earners on the Everett payroll, which was provided to the Independent by the city Treasurer’s Office last week. The top paid employee on the list was Everett Superintendent...

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Everett’s Top 100

March 28, 2013
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Looking at the story on page one of this week’s Everett Independent will certainly turn a few heads and start the complaints of how these public employees are vastly overpaid at the taxpayers’ expense.  However, in many cases this is not the case. Looking at the salaries in neighboring Revere will show that in...

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