Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2013
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Have fun on the holiday, but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go on a...

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Obituaries 07-03-2013

July 3, 2013
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William Dinan His Family Was His Greatest Passion William P. Dinan of Everett passed away at his home surrounded by his family on June 25. He was 70 years old. William was born in Cambridge, one of five children of the late John and Mary (Horrigan) Dinan. He was raised in Cambridge, graduated from...

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Everett Voters Approve Casino Proposal: First-in-the-state Vote Gives Wynn Momentum

June 26, 2013
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Everett Voters Approve Casino Proposal: First-in-the-state Vote Gives Wynn Momentum

More than 86 percent of the 6,153 voters who went to the polls last Saturday gave their approval to the Wynn Resorts proposal to turn a section of contaminated, blighted Everett waterfront into the first resort casino in Massachusetts history. In all, 5,320 said yes to the Special Election ballot question, with just 833...

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Keverian School Career Day

June 26, 2013
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Keverian School Career Day

The Keverian School recently hosted a fun-filled and successful career day in which students met firefighters, police officers, EMT’s, lawyers, urban planners, veterans, interior designers, writers, dental hygienists, among many other professionals. Students loved the presentations and learning about different careers. The highlight was students interacting with firefighters and exploring a fire truck. Pictured...

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Eight New Firefighters Appointed

June 26, 2013
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Eight New Firefighters Appointed

The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to appoint eight new firefighters to the Everett Fire Department, as the result of a Safer Grant that was awarded to the city. Fire Chief David Butler, in presenting the new firefighters to the city, told the Board of Aldermen that the new recruits will be...

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Council Approves Long List of Transfers for End of Fiscal Year

June 26, 2013
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The Common Council last week approved a long list of departmental transfers, to help ensure that each of the city’s department budgets ends the fiscal year on June 30, 2013 with a positive balance. Many of the transfers were made from the city’s Budgetary Fund Balance, also known as free cash, which results from...

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An Overwhelming Victory

June 26, 2013
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Last Saturday’s overwhelming approval of the casino question for Everett can leave little doubt that residents support the project. While the local voter approval was never in doubt, the margin of victory came as a surprise to some longtime observers.  We believe that in East Boston and Revere the margin of victory will not...

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Police Briefs 06-26-2013

June 26, 2013
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June 3 Daniel Brown, 27, 76 Norwood St., Everett, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. June 4 Jessica Ahearn, 32, 99 Cluff Crossing Rd., Salem, NH, was arrested on a warrant. James Mento, 33, 20 Wyman St., Lynn, was arrested for shoplifting and on a warrant. June 5 Wayne Clements, 51, 444...

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Poste-Schiavo’s Softball Program Continues to Soar: Martinelli, Sierra, Batres Represent EHS in Agganis Classic

June 26, 2013
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The team is a frontrunner for the Greater Boston League title and a perennial qualifier for postseason play. The players are model school citizens, excel in academics, and go on to attend colleges where several have continued their athletic careers. The leader of the program was an outstanding athlete in high school, played collegiately,...

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Obituaries 06-26-2013

June 26, 2013
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Mary “Marylou” Ciampa Avid Baker Mary “Marylou” (DiCicco) Ciampa of Everett died on June 17. Mary was an avid baker and loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was the beloved wife of the late John Ciampa; loving mother of Philip and his wife, Clare of Reading, Donna Rivers and...

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With Special Election on Saturday, Wynn Unveils New 3-D Model

June 20, 2013
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With Special Election on Saturday, Wynn Unveils New 3-D Model

With the backdrop of a special election on Saturday,  representatives of Wynn Resorts, including the President and Chief Operating Officer of Wynn Development Gamal Aziz, were on hand last Thursday, June 13 to unveil a new three dimensional model of the proposed resort casino and other improvements they hope to make to the site...

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Kiwanis Honor Everett High School Students

June 20, 2013
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Kiwanis Honor Everett High School Students

Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently joined the Everett Kiwanis at their annual Scholarship Luncheon for graduating Everett High School students. The Everett Kiwanis serves the youth of the community in a variety of ways. They support Service Leadership Programs in the schools through Key Club and Builders Clubs. Through these clubs they promote leadership training...

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Aldermen, School Committee Feud a Sideshow: School Committee Rebuttal Should End the Controversy

June 20, 2013
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Analysis I want to make one thing perfectly clear. Much like Alderman Joseph McGonagle, I was not present on the evening of May 29 in the City Hall parking lot, when members of the School Committee allegedly verbally accosted Aldermen President Sal Sachetta about their desires for a pay raise and Sachetta’s desire not...

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School Security Measures Highlight of Summer Maintenance Work

June 20, 2013
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It was a minor note on the School Committee agenda on Monday night. However, the net result may be one of the more significant decisions made about the Everett Schools for the coming school year and beyond. As part of an overarching Summer Maintenance Update, the School Committee voted unanimously Monday night to approve...

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School Committee Refutes Aldermen’s Allegations: Letter to Police Chief Tells a Different Story

June 20, 2013
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Everett School Committee members responded this week to allegations made against several of their members by Alderman Joseph McGonagle and Aldermen President Sal Sachetta during last week’s Aldermen’s meeting. In short, the School Committee members deny the incident took place as described by Alderman Sachetta and indicated their belief that the incident was turned...

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Devens School Lease Signed

June 20, 2013
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Superintendent Frederick Foresteire told the School Committee Monday night that the Devens School renovation is essentially completed and the district is now awaiting the final certificate of occupancy and inspection permits from city and state officials with authority over the building rehab. With that, Foresteire asked the Committee to approve a lease with the...

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Voters to Decide Casino Proposal on Saturday

June 20, 2013
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This Saturday, Everett voters will be going to the polls to decide on the Wynn Resort proposal. To say that this is just another vote dismisses the importance of the final outcome after the ballots have been counted. If approved by the voters, and then approved by the State Gaming Commission, this project will...

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Obituaries 06-19-2013

June 20, 2013
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Dora Teneriello Of Everett Dora (Capachietti) Teneriello of Everett died on June 14. The beloved wife of the late Alfred, Sr., she was the mother of Ralph of Stoneham, Jean of South Carolina and Alfred Jr. of Everett and sister of Phyllis Cordina of South Carolina. Dora was predeceased by eight other siblings. She...

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City of Everett Gathers to Honor Firefighters

June 12, 2013
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City of Everett Gathers to Honor Firefighters

This past Sunday, June 9th, the City of Everett gathered at the Firefighters Memorial Monument on the corner of Elm and Ferry Streets in memorial of firefighters Richard Colarusso, Joseph O’Hearn, and Angelo Giangregorio.  Members of the community, Fire Department Personnel and the EFD Honor Guard paid tribute to both this year’s honorees, as...

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Aldermen Allege Harassment by School Committee Members: School Committee Salary Vote at Heart of Disagreement

June 12, 2013
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It is never comfortable to discuss an individual rate of pay or group salary in a public setting. When that discussion includes the merits of a pay increase for an individual or small group of individuals it can be even more uncomfortable. However, members of the Board of Aldermen alleged on Monday night that...

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Raise for Council Clerk Denied: Clerk of Committees Salary Increase Laid over to Next Meeting

June 12, 2013
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On a night that saw the Everett Board of Aldermen vote to approve a combined $161 million in city spending for FY 2014, the Board voted against two motions to increase salaries and tabled another. The combined impact of the three proposed pay increases would have amounted to $59,000 in additional spending annually. Essentially,...

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Aldermen Protest, then Approve $146 Million City Budget: $14.5 Million for Water/Sewer Funds Also Approved

June 12, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen Monday night approved a $146 million city budget for fiscal year 2014, and another $14.5 million in expenditures for the water and sewer enterprise funds. However, the vote to approve the city budget was not without some drama, as the board ended up taking two votes before passing the budget....

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Congratulations, Graduates: The Everett High Class of 2013 Has Left Its Mark

June 12, 2013
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A high school graduation is a bittersweet time both for the graduates and their family members. Although it is the most joyous and significant event thus far for the grads in their young lives, it also signifies the end of a period during which they have been dependent upon their parents, teachers, community, and friends for guidance and...

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Obituaries 06-12-2013

June 12, 2013
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Helen Arsenault Of Everett Helen M. (Jackson) Arsenault of Everett died on June 6. She was 90 years old. Born in Winthrop, she was the beloved wife of the late Ernest Sr., mother of Ernest Jr. and his wife, Carol of Lowell, Carol of Everett and Donald of Texas and is also survived by...

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