LWV in Support of Absentee Ballot Reform

April 4, 2013
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The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts testified Wednesday, March 27, in support of a proposed Constitutional amendment to remove the restrictions on obtaining an absentee ballot and allow voters to request an absentee ballot without stating a reason. This change will enable more qualified voters to participate in elections. The Joint Committee on...

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Wynn Development Could Be a Win for Everett

April 4, 2013
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Anyone who was at the press conference last Wednesday afternoon at the Connolly Center for the presentation of the Wynn Hotel/Casino drawing had to leave truly impressed by what might be for Everett. The hotel, the grounds and the shops as presented are first class.  This development will be a true community resource as...

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EHS Baseball Team Opens Season Monday

April 4, 2013
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A new season with a new coach will get underway for the Everett High baseball team when the Crimson Tide boys of spring open their 2013 campaign Monday evening under the lights at Fraser Field against non-league foe Lynn Classical. “So far, so good,” has been the assessment of first year head coach Joe...

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Obituaries 04-03-2013

April 4, 2013
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Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau Devoted to Family, Cherished her Catholic Faith Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau, a native of Boston and a resident of Gonzales, Louisiana, passed away on March 28 at Heritage Manor in Baton Rouge after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. She was 84 years old. She was born on April...

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Pride, Progress and Possibility: DeMaria Highlights Successes, Sets Agenda in State of the City

March 28, 2013
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Pride, Progress and Possibility: DeMaria Highlights Successes, Sets Agenda in State of the City

Mayor Carlo DeMaria used Monday night’s State of the City address to highlight his successes and boldly set the course for the next five years by outlining his plans, hopes and dreams for the city of Everett. He talked about jobs and economic development, and though he of course mentioned the proposal to build...

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Everett High Students Participate in Tobacco-free Program at State House

March 28, 2013
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Everett High Students Participate in Tobacco-free Program at State House

On March 20, youths from Everett joined more than 200 young people from across the Commonwealth gathered at the Massachusetts State House for a Kick Butts Day event to celebrate their role in reducing the influence of the tobacco industry in their communities. Everett High School and Teens in Everett Against Substance Abuse are...

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Mayor Joins Elks to Honor Superintendent

March 28, 2013
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Mayor Joins Elks to Honor Superintendent

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr. recently joined the Saugus-Everett Lodge of Elks at their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner.  The Mayor joined many members of the Everett community at the #642 Lodge in Saugus to honor Superintendent Fred Foresteire as the Educator of the Year.  The event was well attended by state and local officials,...

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Three Candidates and Two Potential Write-ins on April 2: Clerk Predicting Lighter Turnout in the General Election

March 28, 2013
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo, comfortably back to work after losing consciousness during last month’s Democratic State Representative Primary race, is predicting a lighter turnout than showed for the Democratic race in March, despite two Independent candidates and the possibility of two write-in candidates. “It’s hard to tell what is going to happen with this...

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Superintendent Tops List of Top Paid City Employees: Mayor Demaria Comes in 100th

March 28, 2013
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A total of 66 employees of the Everett schools or city government made more than $100,000 last year, according to a list of the top 100 earners on the Everett payroll, which was provided to the Independent by the city Treasurer’s Office last week. The top paid employee on the list was Everett Superintendent...

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Everett’s Top 100

March 28, 2013
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Looking at the story on page one of this week’s Everett Independent will certainly turn a few heads and start the complaints of how these public employees are vastly overpaid at the taxpayers’ expense.  However, in many cases this is not the case. Looking at the salaries in neighboring Revere will show that in...

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Get out and Vote

March 28, 2013
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Tuesday is Election Day. Everett voters are asked to go to the polls to elect their new state representative.  According to all pundits the turnout will be low. This election is not a slam dunk for any candidate. There are four and possibly five candidates still vying for the seat. The contest for the...

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Police Briefs 03-27-2013

March 28, 2013
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3/11/13 William Turman, 31, 32 Webster St., Everett, was arrested on warrant. 3/12 Steven Hammond, 43, 76 Norwood St., Everett, was arrested for distribution of Class C drug. Oscar Olivares, 27, 12 Shute St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. Kelvin Perez, 18 Freeman Ave., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. 3/13...

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Obituaries 03-27-2013

March 28, 2013
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nn Annese Of Revere, formerly of Everett Ann A. (DeFeo) Annese of Revere died on March 20 at Everett Nursing and Rehab. She was 92 years old. Born and raised in Everett, the daughter of the late James and Jennie DeFeo, she was the beloved mother of Anthony Annese of Revere and the late...

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Council on Aging St. Patrick’s Day Party

March 22, 2013
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Council on Aging St. Patrick’s Day Party

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., along with Margaret Lynch, wife of US Congressman Steve Lynch, recently joined over 150 Everett seniors to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The Mayor’s Council on Aging Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Connolly Center was once again a huge success! Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal, followed by fun and...

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Matewsky Allegations Sent to Council Ethics Commission: Supporters Dominate Public Speaking Session Prior to Council Vote

March 22, 2013
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A group of six speakers addressed the Everett Common Council during the public speaking portion of the meeting Monday night, to state their support for Councilor and Democratic State Representative Candidate Wayne Matesky, who has been beset by allegations of poor conduct at a local Everett restaurant the after his Primary Election victory in...

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Medical Marijuana Zoning Bans Not Permitted: Attorney General’s Ruling on Marijuana Zoning to Effect Everett Efforts

March 22, 2013
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Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office ruled last week that cities and towns are not permitted to enact a ban on marijuana treatment centers. However, he ruling also did allow that towns may adopt zoning bylaws to regulate such treatment centers and may enact temporary moratoriums on the development of the centers. The Attorney General’s...

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City to Begin New Residential Water Meter Installation

March 22, 2013
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In a continuing effort to improve City services, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City Services Water Department are pleased to report that the installation of the new Residential Water Meters will begin in April.  Mass Installation Inc., of Norwood, MA, was recently awarded the contract to install over 8000 new water meters and the...

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Briefs

March 22, 2013
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Council approves increase for Retirement Board The Common Council voted Monday night to approve an increase in the stipend for members of the Retirement Board from $3,000 annually to $4,500 annually, as allowed by state law. This issue has been back and forth between the Board of Aldermen and the Council over the past month....

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Massachuetts Mayors Against Illegal Guns Release PSA: Call on Congress to Take Action, Reduce Gun Violence

March 22, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., along with Mayor Thomas Menino and fourteen other Massachusetts municipal leaders, all members of the bipartisan coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a national alliance of mayors committed to fighting gun crime, have released a video public service announcement encouraging citizens to demand Congress to take immediate action to prevent gun...

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Obituaries 03-20-2013

March 22, 2013
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Thelma Massey Of Malden, formerly of Everett Thelma I. Massey of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on March 12. She was the beloved wife of the late J. Wesley Massey and the late Sylvester “Duke” Anderson, Sr.; mother of Sylvester “Duke” Anderson, Jr. and his wife, Cecelia and was predeceased by six siblings.  She...

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Hanlon to Run Sticker Campaign He Will Reach out to Voters “Who Want a Choice”

March 21, 2013
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Democratic State Representative hopeful and former Mayor John Hanlon said this week that he has decided to continue his efforts to represent the city of Everett in the statehouse, despite his special election primary loss earlier this month, with a sticker campaign in the April 2 general election. Hanlon who knows he is facing...

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Texas Roadhouse Officials Confirm Allegations Against Matewsky: Say That Councilor Has Apologized and ‘Matter is Now Closed’

March 21, 2013
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Common Councilor and Democratic State Representative Candidate Wayne Matewsky was accused of using his position to obtain unwarranted privileges for himself and his guests at a local restaurant and later engaged in a verbal argument with other guests of the restaurant over the behavior of a young special needs child, before leaving the establishment...

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EBSB Makes Grossman’s Stimulus Plan Shine Locally

March 13, 2013
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EBSB Makes Grossman’s Stimulus Plan Shine Locally

At the turn of the last century, Treasurer Steven Grossman’s grandfather Max took a chance and decided to become and entrepreneur. With the help of a small bank, Max Grossman started an envelope company. The company sold specially designed envelopes that would hide the fact they contained money being sent back to Italy from...

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Grade 2 Reading Fair at the Whittier School

March 13, 2013
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Grade 2 Reading Fair at the Whittier School

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America Day, Whittier School second graders held their first annual Reading Fair. On the morning of the event, the school’s library was home to 68 second graders who were eager to showcase special reading projects.  Students chose a book at their reading level, read it, and...

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