Stephen ‘stat’ Smith to Be Sentenced on April 5

January 23, 2013
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Disgraced former State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith’s appearance in court on Friday, January 11, resulted in Smith formalizing his guilty plea on charges of committing voter fraud in 2009 and 2010, and agreeing to waive his right to challenge the sentence imposed by the court, as long as it does not include more than...

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A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: Athletics Paves the Way for Many to Achieve Higher Education and More

January 23, 2013
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The news that Jim Noel, an Everett High football player, has signed with noted NFL player agent Sean Stellato certainly brings to all of us a certain degree of pride not only in our Crimson Tide football team, but in the entire Everett school system. In our view, the opportunity for our student-athletes to...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 23, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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EHS Girls Hockey Explodes for 10-4 Win

January 23, 2013
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The Everett High girls hockey team reeled off four unanswered goals in the second period to break open what had been a tight 3-2 contest after one frame to catapult to a 10-4 triumph over Cape Cod Tech Monday afternoon at Allied Veterans arena. Senior captain Alea Martinelli led the Lady Crimson Tide barrage,...

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Obituaries 01-23-2013

January 23, 2013
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James McCormick, Jr. Member of Carpenters Union, American Legion and Knights of Columbus James E. McCormick, Jr. of Everett passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on January15. He was 84 years old. Proud to serve his country, Jim was an army demolition expert during the Korean War. He was also part...

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City Service Employee Creates Memorial for Newtown

January 16, 2013
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City Service Employee Creates Memorial for Newtown

On behalf of the City, long time City Services employee, Tom Murray, recently created a humble and fitting tribute to the twenty-six victims of Newtown, CT. Murray hand-crafted twenty-six white crosses and placed them at the entrance of Glenwood Cemetery. He adorned the crosses with pink and blue bows to signify each victim. “I...

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School Committee Meets to Discuss Principal Naumann: Most Parents, Students Support the New High School Administrator

January 16, 2013
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School Committee Meets to Discuss Principal Naumann: Most Parents, Students Support the New High School Administrator

Following an emergency School Committee meeting held to discuss new High School Principal Erick Naumann’s ill-advised video parody that featured the new principal walking the halls of Everett High dressed as the “Terminator,” disciplinary action was not immediately taken. Superintendent Frederick Foresteire said afterward that he would meet with both Naumann and high school...

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EHS Student Riche Selected to Participate in District Music Festival

January 16, 2013
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EHS Student Riche Selected to  Participate in District Music Festival

Everett High School student Jennifer Riche was one of a select group of musicians chosen to participate in this year’s Northeastern District Senior Music Festival, held January 12 at Lowell High School. Riche was one of 450 students selected to participate from an original pool of more than 1,100 musicians from more than 50...

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Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Preparing to Do Battle

January 16, 2013
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Providing a bit of a surprise to those following the casino discussion, Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn put in a Phase I application and paid a $400,000 licensing fee to begin the quest for a Greater Boston (Region A) casino license – a quest that will put him in direct competition with early...

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The Next Step: Van Campen, Aldermen Raise Issue of Hotels Tax and Casino Agreements

January 16, 2013
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Alderman at-Large Robert Van Campen and the Board of Aldermen opened the discussions Monday night about some of the next steps facing the city, now that casino developer Steve Wynn and his Las Vegas casino company have filed with the state for consideration of a casino license for an Everett-set casino resort. On separate...

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Naumann Video Controversy a Sign of Our Times: High School Community Largely Supports Its Principal

January 16, 2013
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The emergency meeting called by the School Committee, the extensive regional television news coverage and even the crowd of close to 100 parents, teachers and students who came out to support Erick Naumann Monday night are all symptoms of the times we live in. Most likely, had Erick Naumann looked at his video parody...

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Van Campen Proposes Discussion About Election Violations: Public Trust at Issue Following Smith Scandal

January 16, 2013
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Aldermen Robert Van Campen publicly called on Mayor Carlo DeMaria for a Joint Convention of the Board of Aldermen and Common Council and an invitation to representatives from the Secretary of State’s Office and City Clerk’s Office to publicly address the recent election scandal perpetrated by former State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith in an...

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An Exciting Possibility: DeMaria Deserves Credit for Proposed Casino Here

January 16, 2013
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The announcement that international casino mogul Steve Wynn has put up the $400,000 application fee to the state to be considered for the license for a casino in the Greater Boston area certainly comes as exciting news for every resident in the City of Everett. Indeed, we daresay that Wynn’s proposed $1 billion casino...

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A Lesson to Be Learned: Smith’s Plea, Resignation Send a Message

January 16, 2013
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A few years back, the Boston Globe wrote a profile story about Steve “Stat” Smith which was headlined, “Street Smarts Give Smith His Edge.”  The irony now of that story should not be lost on anyone; for the street smarts that brought Smith to  great heights, also proved his downfall. Smith’s recent admission in...

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Police Briefs 01-16-2013

January 16, 2013
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January 1, 2013 Marilene Itacaramby Conners, 40, of 167 Ferry Street was charged with being a disorderly person. Warley Itacaramby Duarta, 24, of 167 Ferry Street was charged with assault & battery on a police officer; and resisting arrest. David Alexander Gardner, 25, of 31 Brown St., Andover was charged with operating under the...

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Girls Hoop Team Defeats Malden, 45-38

January 16, 2013
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Freshman guard Talia Riccioli struck for 16 points to pace the  Everett High girls basketball team to a 45-38 victory over Malden Friday evening. Talia’s biggest bucket of the night was a three pointer in the fourth quarter to open up a six point Everett lead that finally gave the Lady Crimson Tide some...

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Obituaries 01-16-2013

January 16, 2013
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Eileen Marotta Of Everett, formerly of the West End Eileen M. (Hartnett) Marotta of Everett, formerly of the West End, died on January 10. She was the beloved wife of Louis Marotta; loving mother of Janine Torchio and her husband, Peter of Arlington, step-mother of Steven Marotta of Florida, Jeffrey Marotta and his wife,...

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Panarese and Parker Elected to Lead School Committee

January 9, 2013
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Panarese and Parker Elected to Lead School Committee

Longtime Everett School Committee Chairman Allen Panarese was unanimously elected by his colleagues Monday night to serve as the 2013 Chairman of the School Committee on a nomination by his friend and colleague David Ela Jr. In his nomination of Panarese, Ela cited Panarese’s dedication to the youth of the city, his extensive history...

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Special Election Set: Field Starts to Take Shape Nomination Papers Due Jan 22

January 9, 2013
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The race to succeed disgraced State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith as Everett’s next Representative is starting to get clearer this week, after the Secretary of State’s office announced the schedule for a special election to replace Smith, and potential candidates began jockeying for position. According to the state, the primary for the seat will...

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Smith May Be Sentenced Friday: Prosecutor Recommending Six-month Sentence for Voter Fraud

January 9, 2013
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According to several city sources who claimed knowledge of the schedule, former State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith, who pleaded guilty to federal voter fraud charges last month, may be sentenced at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 11 in federal court in Boston. Attempts to verify the sentencing date with the federal courts on Monday...

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Final Council, Aldermen’s Presidents Elected: McKinnon Elected Council Pres., Sachetta to Serve the Aldermen

January 9, 2013
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The Everett Common Council and Board of Aldermen met in back-to-back meetings Monday night to organize for the coming year and marked the final elections of presidents for those two venerable bodies, as Everett begins its final year with a bi-cameral form of municipal government. Beginning in January 2014, the city will move to...

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Congratulations to Our New Leaders

January 9, 2013
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We want to join the community in congratulating the leaders of our committee and boards who were installed Monday night: School Committe chairman Allen Panarese and vice chairman Frank Parker; Common Council president John Leo McKinnon and Board of Aldermen president Sal Sachetta. The latter elections were of course historic as this will be...

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Special Election Creating Interest Citywide

January 9, 2013
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There is no off season in the sport of politics in the city of Everett and the upcoming special election for a seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives is certainly generating tremendous interest. With nomination papers due January 22, the race is certainly on for those who intend to be Everett’s state representative....

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Police Briefs 01-09-2013

January 9, 2013
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December 10 Robert Boyd, 22, 18 Union Ave., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor (second offense), reckless operation of motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage (4 counts), operating motor vehicle with suspended license. Marcelo DaSilva Rebello, 34, 56A Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with...

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