Release of Religious Everett Woman in Egyptian Kidnapping Good News

July 18, 2012
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The US State Department, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown are to be praised for their good work which led to the release of Everett mother of two Lissa Alphonse and the pastor she was traveling with, among others, who were kidnapped by a lone gunman during a...

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The Mayor and the Moment

July 18, 2012
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Everything is fluid in politics. Politics is a bit like the ever-changing tides – the waves roll in and then they roll out. The only thing we know for sure is that the waves are always rolling in the ocean. There are of course times when the ocean is placid, that is, without waves,...

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Police Briefs 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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Monday, July 9 Harley Joel Alcine, 27, of 14 Falmouth Street, Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Rosario Flores, 27, of 29 West Cottage Street, Dorchester, was arrested for trafficking cocaine, possession of drug with intent to sell near park, school, and conspicuous violation...

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Obituaries 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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Ralph Erickson, Jr. South Yarmouth Resident, formerly of Everett Ralph O. Erickson, Jr. of South Yarmouth, formerly of Everett, died on July 12. He was 64 years old. He was born in Chelsea and was married to Joanne (Vatalaro) Erickson for 42 years. He leaves a daughter Mary Ellen Morency of South Yarmouth, a...

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Revere Beach to Host 9th Annual Sandcastle Event

July 16, 2012
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Revere Beach to Host 9th Annual Sandcastle Event

Under a microscope, grains of sand appear unique, colorful and majestic pieces of natural art. And they’re even more stunning when billions of those grains are corralled by professional sand sculptors and formed into amazing works of sculpture. That’s exactly what’s happening right now as the 9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival...

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Goncalves Overcomes Obstacles to Become a Marine

July 16, 2012
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Olivia Goncalves has faced adversity in her life but she has never let any obstacle get in the way of pursuing her goals. Goncalves, a Class of 2011 Winthrop High graduate, has been helped greatly along the way by her mother, Sandra, a single parent who always gave her daughter every opportunity to excel...

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DeMaria Points with Pride to Almost Flat City Budget

July 16, 2012
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. recently noted budgeted spending per person in the city of Everett over the last four years has remained almost stagnant.  In 2009, approximately 38,000 people were living in Everett and the City’s budget was $133,200,000.   The City was spending approximately $3,500 per person per year, on services such as: trash...

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Summer Hours for City Hall

July 16, 2012
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. recently announced a seasonal change in City Hall and City Building hours of operation.  The Mayor anticipates the six-week trial will help curb energy costs in all city buildings. The Following are new operation hours effective July 16th to August 31st. City Hall: Monday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM, Tuesday...

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Farmer’s Market Opens on July 11

July 16, 2012
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For the third year in a row the Energize Everett team will be in Everett Square for the City’s Annual Farmer’s Market.  This year the group is trying a new date and time to accommodate all residents. The Farmer’s Market will be held every Wednesday afternoon, from 3:00P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in Everett Square...

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The Future is at Hand

July 16, 2012
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The recent visioning session held by Mayor Carlo DeMaria and James Errickson, the city’s Director of Planning and Development attracted a nice crowd of concerned and interested Everett businessmen and women, residents and public officials. The session was intended to lay out a broad blueprint or at least a fluid plan about how to...

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July 8, 1944 – 68 Years Ago

July 16, 2012
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First Lt. Alexander Santilli, born and brought up in Everett and who played in the Sugar Bowl for Fordham University in 1942 (playing right tackle and blocking a punt in the game), died on Saipan this week 68 years ago. He was the victim of a sniper. Santilli was a star athlete and a...

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Guest Op-ed Budgeting for the Future

July 16, 2012
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The City’s recently concluded budget process should serve as symbolic on many fronts.  It should signal the need for a greater understanding – by elected officials and citizens alike – as to the underlying reasons for our exploding City budget.  It should mark a turning point in the way our City Council deliberates over...

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Guest Op-ed What Type of Jobs Could Be Created at the Casino

July 16, 2012
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Since the casino debate began there has been a lot of talk about just what kind of jobs may be created by a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs. At community meetings and on websites the opposition to a casino in East Boston has long argued that many of the jobs offered by a casino...

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Obituaries 07-11-2012

July 16, 2012
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Alfred ‘Papa’ Smith Devoted Family Man Alfred J. “Papa” Smith of Everett, formerly of Somerville, died on July 8. He was the beloved husband of the late Louise (Smith); loving father of Edith Miranda and her husband, James of Somerville, Judy DiNapoli and her husband, Richard of Everett, Charlotte Hines of Everett, Alfred and...

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Everett Kiwanis Participate in the Recent US Constitution Museum Flag Day Ceremony

July 4, 2012
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Everett Kiwanis Participate in the Recent US Constitution Museum Flag Day Ceremony

Through the help of fellow Kiwanians Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteiere, Assistant Superintendent Charles Obremski and Anthony Radzikowski, owner of Nana’s Pizzeria – Kiwanis Vice President Matt Laidlaw, and Past President John Mattuchio, led a team of Kiwanis Members, Key Club and Building Club Members and a volunteer crew...

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PCC Asks, ‘What’s the Buzz About Bees?’

July 4, 2012
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PCC Asks, ‘What’s the Buzz About Bees?’

Pioneer Charter School of Science seventh graders hosted the, “What’s the Buzz About Bees?” even. This was the final project of a month-long multiple subject unit combining Science, English Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies. The entire seventh grade class dressed in yellow and black before performing in front of community members. The students...

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T Raises Fares

July 4, 2012
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The T gave its ridership a nice Fourth of July holiday greeting and thank you – a 23% fare raise. With the new fares now in effect, riders will begin feeling the higher prices for rapid transit on every ride going forward. Facing a $160 million deficit – and facing a larger one next...

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The Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2012
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It will be a thoughtful day for many of those celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. Virtually nothing about our lives is the way it used to be anymore. Everything about American life is vastly changed. The future looks uncertain. The past, at times, looks better and better in reflection. Yet the Fourth of...

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DiBiaso Named Agganis Football Classic MVP Everett Quarterback Leads Team to Victory

July 4, 2012
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Great to the very end, Everett High School quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso engineered a late drive that delivered the North All-Star team a 26-25 victory over the South in the 51st Annual Agganis Football Classic Friday night at Manning Field in Lynn. DiBiaso was named the game’s Most Valuable Player in the final game of...

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Police Briefs 07-03-2012

July 4, 2012
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Monday, June 18 Orlando Pascal Bastos, 50, of 143 Hancock Street was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; leaving the scene after property damage; and misleading a police officer. Anthony King Solomon, 32, of 139 Broadway was charged with receiving, buying etc., stolen merchandise; and carrying a knife. Tuesday, June 19 Donald...

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Obituaries 07-03-2012

July 4, 2012
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Dr. Nicholas Fiumara Belmont Resident Dr. Nicholas J. Fiumara of Belmont died on June 29. He was the beloved husband of the late Sylvia C. (Ponte) Fiumara; loving father of Sylvia-Jean Bergeron and her husband, Jacques Bergeron of Watertown; brother of Nancy and Agnes Fiumara, both of Roslindale and the late Mary, Joseph and...

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Fire Department Memorial Service

June 27, 2012
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Fire Department Memorial Service

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith, Fire Chief David Butler and the Everett Fire Department held a Memorial Service recently to honor those Firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Everett City Budget Finally Gains Approval

June 27, 2012
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After weeks of postponing the vote to accept or deny the Annual Appropriation Budget for the Fiscal Year of 2013, the city budget was finally approved by the Board of Aldermen at the last meeting. The final budget totaled $140,308,594,  and the amended budget was reduced by $259,968, which came from the Salaries Account...

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Residential Exemption Works Through Council, Not Aldermen

June 27, 2012
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At Monday night’s series of meeting, Mayor DeMaria reintroduced an important piece of legislation aimed at creating tax savings for both owner occupied homes and commercial properties.  This piece passed the Common Council unanimously, but failed the Board of Aldermen with only one vote in the affirmative. The piece, which was a home rule...

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