Due Process is Being Done

February 29, 2012
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Allegations that an Everett custodian may have committed a sexual assault against a first grader at the Keverian School remains a hot topic for discussion in this city where so many parents of Keverian students have been left to wonder about their childrens’ safety. Those allegations are being investigated by the Child Abuse Unit...

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Finally We Know

February 29, 2012
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The huge wind turbine located on the Everett-Charlestown line has not been operating since the end of October and now we know why. The base of the great structure has been sinking into the earth at a much faster rate than anticipated. So the wind turbine was shut down pending studies and efforts to...

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Sports 02-29-2012

February 29, 2012
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EHS Roundup Crimson Tide skaters face Medford tonight The Everett High boys hockey team will embark on its Journey to the Tourney tonight (Wednesday)  against Greater Boston League rival Medford. Face-off time is 8:00 at the rink in Stoneham. The Crimson Tide are seeded third in the Division 1 North Sectional with a 13-5-2...

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Police Briefs 02-29-2012

February 29, 2012
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Monday, February 20 Gina Angelli, 27, 27 Whittier Dr., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting and warrants. Tuesday, February 21 Jarrod Harris, 34, 147 Russell St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Luciano Tomagnini, 36, 11 Langdon St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unregistered, operating motor vehicle with suspended license. Wednesday, February 22...

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Obituaries 02-29-2012

February 29, 2012
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Linda Siuda-Valentin Chelsea resident Linda Siuda-Valentin of Chelsea died on February 20. She was 49 years old. She was the devoted wife of the late Luis A Valentin and  devoted mother of Erik Scriven of Chelsea;  loving daughter of Helen (Riley) Siuda and the late Stephen Siuda of Chelsea; cherished granddaughter of Sophie (Kupczewski)...

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Everett Resident Participates in Hyannis Marathon as an American Cancer Society DetermiNation Runner

February 22, 2012
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(Everett, MA) – Danielle Blades of Everett, 28, will be running in the Hyannis Marathon on Sunday, February 26, as an American Cancer Society DetermiNation athlete.   The Society’s DetermiNation program is a powerful and inspiring movement that saves lives by enabling athletes to dedicate their training and participation in marathons, half marathons, and other...

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DA’s Office Investigating Claim of Child Abuse

February 22, 2012
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DA’s Office Investigating Claim of Child Abuse

The Middlesex County District attorney’s office Child Abuse Unit is investigating an alleged incident at the Keverian School. Two of the school’s custodians have been placed on administrative leave with pay as the investigation gets underway. Presently, no charges have been filed against either of the custodians, neither of whom has been identified as...

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Two Everett Students Accepted to Saint Francis Xavier Scholar’s Program

February 22, 2012
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Two Everett Students Accepted to Saint Francis Xavier Scholar’s Program

Malden Catholic High School is pleased to announce that it has accepted 58 members as Saint Francis Xavier (SFX) Scholars for the Class of 2016. Two of these students are from the City of Everett. One of these outstanding scholars is Brendan McCarthy from Madeline English School. The SFX Scholars Program recognizes students who...

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City Takes First Step in Healthcare Change

February 22, 2012
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Senior members of Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr.’s administration and panel representing the City’s labor unions met recently to open discussions redesigning the City’s healthcare coverage for employees.  The City Council adopted legislation giving the Mayor authority to initiate discussions with a panel of union representatives on the redesign and if approved the Mayor will...

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Mayor to Present Parkway Overlay and Linkage Fee Program Legislation

February 22, 2012
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Keeping with an inaugural promise, Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. will again present legislation to the City Council introducing the Parkway Overlay District and Linkage Fee.  The Mayor continues to work with the City Council, Board of Aldermen and business community to promote a long-term vision along Route 16 as well as developing strong investment...

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Shocking Allegations

February 22, 2012
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Weekend news reports on radio and television sent out the word about a shocking allegation that a custodian has abused a youngster at the Keverian School. Two custodians were immediately removed from their positions by Superintendent of Schools Fred Foresteire lest there should be any question whatsoever about where he stands and where the...

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Football Injuries

February 22, 2012
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The Boston Globe printed an interesting story over the weekend about high school football injuries and their impact on local athletes in the affected cities and towns. Everett, the Globe indicated, was at the top of the list for football related injuries among a large number of cities and towns. The numbers apparently don’t...

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Police Briefs 02-22-2012

February 22, 2012
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February 14 Dwayne Hill, 49, 148 Vernal St., Everett, was arrested on warrants. February 15 Gary Brown, 55, 34 Woodlawn St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Sean McNamee, 22, 211 North Washington St., North Attleboro, was arrested on a warrant. Monte Venezia, 51, 37 School St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. February...

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Sports 02-22-2012

February 22, 2012
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EHS girls qualify for state tourney The Everett High girls basketball team qualified for the state tournament for the second time in the past three years with an emotional 40-37 triumph over Salem Thursday in the EHS gym. The Lady Crimson Tide had been on the cusp of punching their ticket for a Journey...

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Obituaries 02-22-2012

February 22, 2012
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Alan Abkowitz Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett Alan Abkowitz of Raymond, NH, formerly of Everett, died on February 16. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Berger) Abkowitz; devoted father of Jeff Abkowitz; loving son of the late Dr. Herbert Abkowitz and Marion G (Kaufman); dear brother of Karen Schnall and...

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Everett Science Students Kick off 2012 First Robotics Competition

February 15, 2012
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Everett Science Students Kick off 2012 First Robotics Competition

Everett High School science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students are taking part in an innovative and intense robotics competition that was founded by a renowned inventor and is supported by two U.S. Presidents and a Grammy award-winning musician. The 21st FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) consists of more than 60,000 students from around the...

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Freedom Trail Scholars Visit Parlin Elementary School

February 15, 2012
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Freedom Trail Scholars Visit Parlin Elementary School

“Lobsterbacks, go home!  Lobsterbacks, go home!” chants will be heard from down the hall as Everett’s Parlin School 5th graders take on roles during their Freedom Trail® Foundation Scholars program on Friday, February 10 at 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. at 587 Broadway Street.  Presented by Distrigas of Massachusetts in partnership with the Freedom...

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A Milestone for Malcolm: Pope John Basketball Star Reaches 1,000 Points for His Career

February 15, 2012
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Malcolm Brown is a past Boston Globe All-Scholastic football player of the year who will be playing in the Shriners All-Star Classic in June at Gillette Stadium. But the Pope John XXIII High School senior from Lynn is also an exceptional basketball player and a big reason why the Tigers will challenge St. Mary’s...

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Board of Aldermen Discuss Creating Finance Department

February 15, 2012
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At the Everett Board of Aldermen’s meeting on Monday night, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Committee members discussed some of the changes in store for Everett. There is an order for a home rule petition to the State Legislature to allow the city of Everett to draft an ordinance creating a Department of Finance, mainly...

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Nothing is Hidden, the Problem is Apparent

February 15, 2012
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We agree it’s good for an elected city official to ask questions regarding city expenditures on behalf of his or her constituents.  Unfortunately Councillor Rosemary Miller in her Letter to the Editor (Independent Forum, 02/08/12) only complains about events that have already happened and ducks the issues that need solutions. She reminds us of...

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EHS Roundup

February 15, 2012
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Boys hockey tops Mystic Valley, 6-3 The Everett High boys hockey team continued its winning ways, skating to a 6-3 victory over Mystic Valley in its only contest this past week. The teams played cat and mouse in the opening period with the Crimson Tide seizing the initiative, only to have MV respond in kind....

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Police Briefs 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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February 6 Ramon Calvo, 48, 81 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and a dangerous weapon, marked lanes violation, refusing to produce license and registration. Jessie Hodnett, 29, 116 Union St., Everett, was arrested for possession of Class B substance with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribut near school zone. February...

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Obituaries 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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Antonietta DiCarlo Of Saugus, formerly of Everett Antonietta (Figliolini) DiCarlo of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on February 10. She was the beloved wife of the late Umberto. mother of Angelo and his wife, Rosa of Italy, Antonio and his wife, Antonietta and Anna Maria Vigorito and her husband, Rocco, all of Saugus. She...

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$70,000 in Fines Against Everett Recycling Company

February 9, 2012
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$70,000 in Fines Against Everett Recycling Company

An Everett scrap metal dealer – one of the largest such companies on the East Coast – has run afoul of workplace safety violations and is facing serious violations this week and large fines from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Prolerized New England...

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