Mayor’s Council on Aging Holds Successful Art Class

July 31, 2013
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Mayor’s Council on Aging Holds Successful Art Class

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Council on Aging are pleased to report on the success of the recent special art/painting class held at the Connolly Center. Last Monday, twenty-five Everett Seniors enjoyed instruction from local talented artist Theresa Gritti, who inspired the seniors to create their inner shine. “Artistic programs like this class are important...

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Sprucing Up Everett Square and Norwood Street

July 31, 2013
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Sprucing Up Everett Square and Norwood Street

The passage of the city’s 2014 Capital Improvement Plan earlier this month outlined a large number of capital expenditures and purchases that are expected to have an immediate impact on the quality of life and conduct of business in the city as soon as they are completed. However, one of the more debated and...

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New Walkway, Entrance at City Hall Underway: Project Part of Effort to Beautify Broadway

July 31, 2013
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New Walkway, Entrance at City Hall Underway: Project Part of Effort to Beautify Broadway

City workers and contractors are working diligently on construction of a new, more inviting entrance to Everett City Hall at the ground level entrance closest to the intersection of Broadway and Church Street. The new pathway and enclosed sitting area will likely include a new flagpole when completed and will be a more welcoming...

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Selection Committee, Mayor to Reconvene on Former EHS Proposals

July 31, 2013
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According to the city’s Planning and Development Director, James Errickson, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett High School Selection Committee recently completed interviews with two of the respondents to the city’s request for proposals on re-use of the old Everett High School on Broadway. However, some questions remain among the committee members and there...

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Making Everett Shine

July 31, 2013
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In today’s newspaper are stories about how the new beautification projects outside of City Hall on Church Street as well as in Everett Square and Norwood Street are close to being accomplished. These projects look great and to the potential investor in Everett, they signal community pride. This community pride is what we need...

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Police Briefs 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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7/19 Robens Pierre, 28, 24 Grover St., Malden, was arrested for possessing Class B with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute in school zone, possessing firearm without firearm license, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of gun with defaced serial number. 7/20 Cameron Linehan, 23, 289 Highland Ave., Somerville, was arrestesd for...

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Obituaries 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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Elsa Guanelli Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett Elsa (Commito) Guanelli of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett, died on July 25. She was the mother of Carmen DeCarlo and his wife, Mary Anne of Sandown, NH, Frances Rossetti and her late husband, Thomas of Dracut and the late Mario DeCarlo; brother of Elio Commito,...

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Junior Police Academy

July 24, 2013
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Junior Police Academy

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett Police Department are pleased to report on the success of the Junior Police Academy’s recent visit with the Massachusetts’ State Police. On July 18th, over 50 of the City’s youth who are participating in the Junior Police Academy pro­gram enjoyed a visit by the MA State Police at...

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Girls Scouts Give a Fresh Coat of Paint to Utility Box

July 24, 2013
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Girls Scouts Give a Fresh Coat of Paint to Utility Box

Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently visited with the Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 71074, who were painting the utility box located at the intersection of Broadway and Cameron Streets (in front on McKinnon’s Market). The Troop was participating in the Mayor’s ongoing initiative to paint the utility boxes around the City in an effort to...

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Boston Raises Possibility of Host Community Status on Wynn Project: Municipal Boundary Line Could at Least Give Boston Surrounding Community Status

July 24, 2013
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The City of Boston last week raised the possibility that it could be considered a host community, along with the City of Everett, on the $1.2 billion Wynn Casino Resort being proposed for the former Monsanto property on Everett’s waterfront. As was reported in the Boston Globe last week city officials, in letters to...

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Former City Receiver Pleads Guilty to Stealing: Roccia Gets Probation, Community Service and $16k Restitution Bill

July 24, 2013
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Former city receiver William Roccia, 42, of Hollywood, Florida and formerly of Everett, pleaded guilty on June 27 in Middlesex Superior Court to a charge of larceny over $250, and has been sentenced to two years probation, 40 hours of community service and to pay restitution of $16,855 to the city. Roccia worked for...

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Shute Library Will Close Next Week for Construction: New Temporary Library Location to Open Aug. 5

July 24, 2013
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With renovation construction of Shute Library scheduled to begin in August, the city has its transition plans to accommodate the library’s faithful customers beginning on August 5, 2013, with the opening of a temporary location at 21 Whittier Drive. The actual library move from Shute Library to Whittier Drive is scheduled for August 1,...

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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 24, 2013
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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) is reason for concern. Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to get what he wants — and what Mayor Menino wants is the casino and its revenue...

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Police Briefs 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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July 8 Jose Salvador, 18, 604 Washington St., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed and in violation of marked lanes. Jose Mendez-Martinez, 30, 189 Bowdoin St., Dorchester, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed and in violation of marked lanes. July 10 Tyler Ferreira, 17, 419 Ferry St., Everett, was...

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Obituaries 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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Howard Whittaker Served in Two Wars; Member of Many Veterans Organizations Howard I. Whittaker of Kennebunk, ME, formerly of Middlebury, CT, died on July 18. Howard graduated from Wilby High School in Waterbury, CT, class of 1942. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps on December 9, 1942 and served with the 4th Marine...

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City Tour

July 18, 2013
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City Tour

State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki (second from left) joined Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. on a tour Tuesday highlighting the city’s business, housing and employment opportunities. Also pictured at the construction site for the luxury apartment complex called the Batch Yard located at 26 Charlton St., are State Deputy Undersecretary Arthur...

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Aldermen Approve Transfers from Free Cash for the Budget

July 18, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen voted 6-0 on two recommendations by City Auditor Richard Viscay Monday night to appropriate a total of $1,028,219 from the budgetary fund balance, also known as Free Cash, so that the city could use the money on anticipated expenses, without having for the free cash amount to be re-certified for...

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Few Primary Races Shaping Up in City Elections; Candidates Nominating Papers Due Back Today

July 18, 2013
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Everett City Clerk Michael Matarazzo said on Monday that despite the fact that the city council will be shrinking on January 1, 2014, the city may only have five primary contests for the reduced number of council seats, because not enough candidates had emerged to force other contests. “We might not even have to...

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Everett Sued Seven Times Since 2007 by Employees

July 18, 2013
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In an issue that was first raised by Alderman and Mayoral candidate Robert Van Campen last month, City Solicitor Colleen Mejia reported this week to the Board of Aldermen that the city has been forced to defend itself against a total of seven employee brought litigation actions since 2007 and has spent approximately $78,000...

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Thank You, Secretary Bialecki

July 18, 2013
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Secretary of Housing and Economic Greg Bialecki visited Everett Tuesday as part of a tour that his office said “focuses on the interesting businesses, community hubs, new market-rate housing, and public transportation options that make this city an ideal location to live, work and play.” First, we thank Sec. Bialecki for including Everett on...

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Police Briefs 07-17-2013

July 18, 2013
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June 23 Gary Platt, 28, 138 Vernal St., Everett, was arrested for  kidnapping, domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Jose Rivas, 32, 25 Carlson St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, marked lanes violation, failure to stop for police. Gildo Souza, 42, 36...

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Everett Little League Holds Annual Hitting Contest and Banquet

July 18, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently joined the Everett Little League and its President Mike Vitukevich for the league’s annual hitting contest and banquet. The Mayor joined board members, coaches and family members in recognition of the teams’ and players’ great season. The celebration included a hitting contest, raffles, trophies and a cookout.  The Mayor was...

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Obituaries 07-17-2013

July 18, 2013
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Arthur Russell Retired Printer Arthur Russell, a longtime Everett resident, died surrounded by his family at the Mass General Hospital on July 8. He was 85 years old. Arthur was born on September 17, 1927 in Danielson, Ct, one of five children of the late Arthur and Mildred (Roby) Russell. He was raised in...

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Farmer’s Market Holds Successful Opening Day

July 10, 2013
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Farmer’s Market Holds Successful Opening Day

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Energize Everett are happy to report a successful opening day of the Everett Farmer’s Market, which was held on July 3rd.  Farmers, artists, musicians, and several members of the community enjoyed the beautiful afternoon.  Residents are encouraged to come and be part of the excitement every Wednesday, from 2:00-6:00 PM...

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