Everett Students Decorate City Christmas Trees

December 20, 2012
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Everett Students Decorate City Christmas Trees

Students from the Parlin School pose in front of the Christmas tree they just decorated.

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Everett Firefighters Collect and Distribute Food for the Needy: Annual Holiday Food Baskets Were Delivered on Monday

December 20, 2012
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Everett Firefighters Collect and Distribute Food for the Needy: Annual Holiday Food Baskets Were Delivered on Monday

On Monday, December 17 members of the Everett Fire Department, under the leadership and tutelage of firefighter Stephen Bruce, organized, created and delivered 100 Holiday food baskets for local Everett families. The food baskets, once filled, were available for pickup by the pre-identified families. “We enjoy helping out the community, but especially during this...

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Everett Has Aa3 Rating:Refinancing of Old Debt with New Rating Will Save the City Money

December 20, 2012
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On Monday Mayor Carlo DeMaria officially announced the news that the city’s bond rating has been maintained as Aa3, after a re-evaluation by the investment firm Moody’s Investor Services. The city’s financial consultant Tony Rosselli actually let the news slip at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, during a discussion about the city’s water...

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Casino Forum Well Attended

December 20, 2012
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More than 250 residents of the city converged on the Edward Connolly Center on Chelsea Street last Tuesday December 11, to hear about a proposed $1 billion casino development on the former Monsanto property site at what is now known as Mystic Point. However, during the meeting Mayor Carlo DeMaria had indicated that billionaire...

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Schools, Police Review Emergency Protocols

December 20, 2012
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Following the horrific and tragic events that took place December 14 in Newtown, CT, Superintendent of Everett Public Schools Frederick Foresteire said on Monday that every precaution is being taken to make sure that Everett’s children are as safe as possible and that security of the schools is priority number one. “We take security...

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The Outrage at Newtown, CT

December 20, 2012
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In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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Police Briefs 12-19-2012

December 20, 2012
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12/03 Danielle Lavigueur, 21, 336 Shirley St., Winthrop, was arrested on a warrant. Fernando Rosario, 29, 206 Shandon Rd., Dorchester, was arrested for operation motor vehicle with revoked license. 12/05 John Carroll, 44, 33 Lambert St., Revere, was arrested for illegal possession of Class E substance. Michael Cassinell, 34, 613 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was...

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Girls Hockey Team Ties Shawsheen, 3-3

December 20, 2012
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The Everett High girls hockey team earned a 3-3 tie with Shawsheen Tech in a well-played contest Saturday afternoon at the local rink. After spotting Shawsheen a 1-0 lead through one period, the Lady Crimson evened the count at 2-2 in the second frame thanks to a pair of goals by Captain Gabrielle Ramunno....

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Obituaries 12-19-2012

December 20, 2012
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Barbara Upton Longtime Whidden Memorial Hospital Dietary Worker Barbara A. (Clough) Upton of Beachmont Revere died on December 14 at the Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge.  She was 74 years old. The wife of the late John Upton, she was born in Medford and raised in Medford and Malden, the daughter of the late Ralph...

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Everett Man Recognized Ahead of Enlistment

December 12, 2012
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Everett Man Recognized Ahead of Enlistment

Everett native Cory Kidd was recognized prior to the Board of Aldermen’s meeting Monday night “for his commitment and dedication to his community and his country,” ahead of his enlistment in the U.S. Army next month. According to Alderman Robert Van Campen who sponsored the citation for Kidd, the young Everett man is hoping...

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Shopping Locally This Holiday Season a Few Local Small Business Ideas

December 12, 2012
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Ok, it’s the holiday shopping season and at best, if you’re reading this on Wednesday, you have 12 shopping days left to buy your gifts before Christmas, or Channukah of the Winter Solstice, or whatever you celebrate has passed you by. We all know that Everett is home to several big box and chain...

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Van Campen Seeks to Set Record Straight Portion of Free Cash Balance Tied to Water/Sewer Fund Deficit

December 12, 2012
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Alderman Robert Van Campen queried auditing consultant Tony Rosselli Monday night in an apparent attempt to discredit some of the local media reporting that followed last week’s Common Council meeting and the announcement that Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s “stringent budget management” and “strict spending policies” were the reasons for a greater than expected free cash...

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Mayor Admits Local Gang Problem; Clarifies on Stratigies and Solutions

December 12, 2012
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A seemingly benign resolution offered by Alderwoman Millie Cardello and Councilwoman Rosa DiFlorio on Monday night to ask the Chief of Police and Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s office to participate in a discussion about “re-instating a fully staffed gang unit,” may have resulted in one of the more unexpected admissions, when Mayor DeMaria took to...

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State Aid Cuts

December 12, 2012
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Just when we thought that we were out of the woods with regard to local aid reductions by the state, local officials across the Commonwealth were notified last week that there will be almost $9 million less in discretionary state aid available to cities and towns  for the current fiscal year.  For Everett, this...

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EHS Girls Hockey Team Wins Season Opener

December 12, 2012
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A new season, a new coach, and a new era for the Everett High girls hockey program all came together Saturday night, as the Lady Crimson Tide presented an early Christmas present to new head coach Erin Reilly with a 7-6 victory at Shawsheen Tech to kick off their 2012-13 campaign. “It was very...

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Obituaries 12-12-2012

December 12, 2012
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Edna Cantalupi Registered Nurse and State Social Worker Edna Cantalupi of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died at home on December 2. She was born on May 29, 1927 in Boston, one of five children of the late Joseph and Amelia Cantalupi. She was raised in Everett, attended the Everett Schools and continued her education...

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Super Champs: Everett Makes It Three Straight Titles with Exciting Win over Barnstable, 20-19

December 5, 2012
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Super Champs: Everett Makes It Three Straight Titles with Exciting Win over Barnstable, 20-19

Winning a state championship is never easy. It takes months of practice and preparation and the week-by-week building of cohesiveness and momentum with the hope that when the title is on the line, your team will come together as one and shine on the biggest stage in high school sports. Some players get to...

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Common Council Starts the New Tax Rate Process

December 5, 2012
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The Everett Common Council took the first step in setting the current year tax rate, following Monday night’s Joint Convention of the Council and Board of Aldermen at City Hall. By a 15-0 unanimous vote the Council approved a 20 percent residential tax exemption and approved a split tax rate with a 175 percent...

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Greatness Again for EHS

December 5, 2012
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We congratulate the Everett High School football team on another superb season that culminated with the Crimson Tide winning the Super Bowl championship Saturday at Gillette Stadium. The exciting 20-19 victory over an outstanding Barnstable team reaffirmed Everett High’s status as the premier football program in all of Massachusetts. Everett is ranked No. 1...

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Taking a Look Back at the Championship Season

December 5, 2012
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The Everett Crimson Tide went 9-1 in the regular season this year, before laying waste to Masco and avenging their only loss of the year against Barnstable in the Super Bowl last weekend. What follows is a quick look back on the journey the 2012 Super Bowl Champions took to their third consecutive title...

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Obituaries 12-05-2012

December 5, 2012
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John ‘Jack’ Ellis Fishing Enthusiast John E. “Jack” Ellis of Everett died on December 2. A US Air Force veteran who enjoyed fishing in his spare time, he was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (Williams); father of Michael Bylsma, Twinkx Ragucci and her husband, David, and John and his wife, Judy, all...

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New England Champions

November 30, 2012
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New England Champions

The Everett Crimson Tide Patriot team defeated Portsmouth (RI) 41-24 to win the New England regional championship. Everett will now head to Disney World in Florida to play for the Pop Warner national title.

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Everett Firefighters Picket Mayor at City Hall

November 30, 2012
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Everett Firefighters Picket Mayor at City Hall

Close to 100 firefighters, many of them members of Everett Firefighters Local 143 picketed Mayor Carlo DeMaria Monday night, prior to and during the Board of Aldermen’s meeting, with support of union firefighters from outside of the city, as the Everett firefighters took contract negotiations public. “This picket is about the total lack of...

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Casino Action in Everett

November 30, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....

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