Aldermen Faced Light Agenda Tuesday Night: Aldermen Scheduled to Discuss $700,000 Transfer from High School Building Account

May 29, 2013
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Because of the Memorial Day holiday, the Everett Board of Aldermen were scheduled to hold their final meeting of May last night, Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Due to the Independent’s deadline, coverage of that meeting for this week’s paper was not possible, but the Board was facing a...

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Mayor to Re-present Parkway Overlay Legislation

May 29, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his administration have been working recently to update proposed legislation regarding a Parkway Overlay District. It is the Mayor’s intention to represent this legislation to the City Council in the upcoming weeks. Working with the consulting group Parsons Brinkerhoff, a global planning, engineering and construction management firm, the Mayor is...

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Proposed Traffic Improvements

May 29, 2013
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Today, anyone traveling on Route 99 or Route 16 during the morning or evening commutes, usually just sits in traffic. One can only wonder what the traffic might be if the State Gaming Commission gives Steve Wynn the green light to construct his casino on Route 99. The sure bet is that there will...

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EHS Baseball, Softball Await Tourney Pairings

May 29, 2013
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The Everett High baseball and softball teams were awaiting the announcement yesterday (Tuesday) of their seedings and pairings for the MIAA Division I North Sectionals of the Massachusetts baseball and softball tournaments. The EHS baseball team concluded an outstanding 15-5 regular season (including a 7-1 mark in the Greater Boston League to earn a...

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Obituaries 05-29-2013

May 29, 2013
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Phyllis Antonelli 60 Year Revere Resident, formerly of Chelsea Phyllis M. (Reid) Antonelli of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died at her Revere home following a long illness on May 22. She was 84 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Schools and came to Revere in 1953. Her beloved husband, Rocco...

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Community Places Flags in Honor of Memorial Day

May 22, 2013
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Community Places Flags in Honor of Memorial Day

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Office of Veterans Services held a hugely suc­cessful flag placement event this past Saturday, May 18th. Families, Boy Scout troops and residents came together to help place flags on Veter­ans graves at the Woodlawn Cemetery for Memorial Day. “Saturday was a great day,” state Mayor DeMaria, “We had an...

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Household Hazardous Waste Day a Success

May 22, 2013
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Household Hazardous Waste Day a Success

Household Hazardous Waste Day A Success. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Recycling Department recently held a successful Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, May 11th at the City Services facility. The City of Everett and Clean Harbors, a comprehensive environmental, energy and industrial service, provided residents with a single source opportunity for hazardous waste...

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City Kicks off Harbor Plan Process: Plan Also Being Paid for by Casino Developer

May 22, 2013
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The city took its first steps toward establishing a Metropolitan Harbor Plan (MHP) with the state of Massachusetts on Monday night, when they kicked off the Harbor Planning process with the first of two public hearings at a meeting on the third floor of City Hall. According to James Errickson, the director of planning...

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Everett Vision Plan Set to Be Unveiled June 4

May 22, 2013
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The City of Everett and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council are set to unveil their yearlong effort at creating a vision tool for future development in the city. According to Director of Planning and Community Development James Errickson, MAPC will present “Many Voices, One Future: The Everett Vision Plan” on Tuesday June 4 from...

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Traffic Study Meeting Just One Step of Many

May 22, 2013
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The public meeting that was scheduled Tuesday evening (last night), to unveil a traffic mitigation package for the proposed Wynn Resort Casino on lower Broadway is just one step in a process that will likely take the next few months and be decided by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, if the proposal ultimately is approved....

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Memorial Day

May 22, 2013
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Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Police Briefs 05-22-2013

May 22, 2013
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April 30 Leslie Ann Pisapia, 27, 142 School St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with revoked license. Shannon Sparks, 25, 52 Alston St., Revere, was arrested on a warrant. May 1 David Callinan, 35, 708 Broadway, was arrested on warrants. May 2 Damion Lewis, 36, 26 Waters Ave., Everett, was arrested on...

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EHS Baseball Team Clinches Share of GBL

May 22, 2013
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The Everett High baseball team clinched a share of the Greater Boston League title with a solid 7-2 victory over Cambridge Monday, marking the fourth straight season that the Crimson Tide have won either an outright or a co-GBL crown. Everett ended its GBL schedule with a 7-1 mark (13-5 overall) to tie for...

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Obituaries 05-22-2013

May 22, 2013
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Annie Elio Of Charlestown Annie Elio of Charlestown died on May 16. She was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Antoniette; sister of the late Carmen, Theresa Cardalino, Lena Vetrano and her twin sister Josephine and is survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral...

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Community Comes Together for Annual Spring Clean Up

May 15, 2013
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Community Comes Together for Annual Spring Clean Up

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the City of Everett, and the Everett Beautification Committee held a hugely successful Spring Clean Up Event this past Saturday, May 11th.  The event was sponsored by GTA Co., Inc., Everett Supply-True Value Hardware, and The Everett Square Deli. Residents and city workers came together in an effort to continue to...

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Steve Wynn Unveils New Hotel/Casino

May 15, 2013
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Steve Wynn Unveils New Hotel/Casino

Steve Wynn showcased new details and renderings of his proposed $1.2 billion Wynn Resort Hotel and casino during an event Friday afternoon at the Edward G. Connolly Center. The presentation attracted state and city officials, school leaders, and Everett residents who listened as Wynn, one of the world’s foremost developers of hotels and casino...

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Three Are Promoted at EPD: Hoenig Makes Lieutenant, Bagley and Fox Step Up to Sergeant

May 15, 2013
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Three Are Promoted at EPD: Hoenig Makes Lieutenant, Bagley and Fox Step Up to Sergeant

The Everett Board of Aldermen confirmed the promotions of three members of the Everett Police Department on Monday night, as patrol officers Sean Bagley and William Fox were promoted to Sergeant and Sergeant Frank Hoenig was promoted to Lieutenant. Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Chief Steven Mazzie and a packed gallery of family, friends and their...

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Aldermen Approve School Transfers, Delay Raises: Motion to Increase School Committee Pay Sent Back to Finance Committee

May 15, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen quickly voted to approve two transfer requests for the School Department totaling $1.37 million on Monday night, and then balked at approving an increase in the salary for Everett School Committee members, from $5,500 per member annually to $11,500 per member annually. The pay raises if passed would have totaled...

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Two Everett Residents Shot Dead in Chelsea

May 15, 2013
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Chelsea Police detectives and State Police homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious deaths of an Everett man and woman in Chelsea early Monday morning, according to Chelsea Chief Brian Kyes and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley. After a 9-1-1 call just before 4 a.m. Monday, Chelsea Police, Chelsea Fire, and emergency medical technicians...

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Many Elections for Voters to Consider

May 15, 2013
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If you are a voter in Everett, the next few months will be a busy time for you. We agree with the opinion piece in today’s newspaper by Peter Napolitano urging voters to make the effort to vote in the following elections on US Senate, the vote on a casino in Everett and a...

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EHS Boys Track Defeats Medford

May 15, 2013
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The Everett High boys track team concluded its 2013 dual meet season with a victory over Greater Boston League rival Medford last week. Leading the way for coach Shelanda Irish’s squad was the duo of Hieu Vo-Tran and Jason Hansen, both of whom won two individual events. Hieu captured the 400 meter intermediate hurdles...

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Obituaries 05-15-2013

May 15, 2013
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Edwin Nicholas International Laborers Union Retiree Edwin F. Nichols of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on May 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers following a long illness. He was 81 years old. Born and raised in Boston, he moved to Revere as a young man and spent 41 years in Revere before...

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Everett Credit Union Donates to Local Soldier’s Combat Batallion

May 9, 2013
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Everett Credit Union Donates to Local Soldier’s Combat Batallion

Christopher C. Duquet is a Malden resident and currently on active duty in Afghanistan. He is serving with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade as an instructor pilot. As a show of American citizens’ support, Everett Credit Union donated to his battalion, Bravo Company “Big Iron”, to continue their fight against terrorism. We thank all...

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Mayor Pulls Nomination Papers for Re-election

May 9, 2013
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Mayor Pulls Nomination Papers for Re-election

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, along with his wife Stacy and children Carlo, Caroline and Alexandra, recently visited the City Clerk’s office to pick up nomination papers.  Mayor DeMaria is seeking re-election for his fourth Mayoral term.  “Serving as Mayor has been the greatest honor of my life,” states DeMaria, “We’ve made great progress, but our...

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