Vacant Seats Filled at Common Council Meeting

August 22, 2012
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Vacant Seats Filled at Common Council Meeting

In a surprise underdog taking of the Ward One seat, Cheryl Landry defeated former Councilor Peter Napolitano to become a councilor in Ward One by an 11-3 final vote. The vacant seat in Ward Three was filled by Leonard Jordan who ran unopposed. Napolitano seemed to be the popular vote amongst residents who approached...

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The Time is Now: Everett’s Capital Improvement Plan

August 22, 2012
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With outlined improvements for Glendale Park finalized, residents have been waiting for an official appropriation of costs for the project. At this week’s Everett Common Council meeting, Councilors voted unanimously to use $7,015,767 towards capital projects, with $2,100,000 specified for Glendale Park. Everett High School students and teachers attended the meeting solely for this...

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The Opening of School

August 22, 2012
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About 6500 children are about to re-enter the world of Everett’s Public Schools. They come into a well-managed well-oiled school system with a real line of command and set beliefs about performance that is expected not only from teachers and administrators but also from the students themselves. For the most part, the greater number...

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The Newly Refurbished Stadium

August 22, 2012
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With its new sign and front gates, polished bronze plaques honoring Everett’s World War II war dead, benches and landscaping, a new artificial turf field and new stands, Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium is a place to be proud of. The impressive look and feel of the place resonates quite nicely with the athletics going...

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Obituaries 08-22-2012

August 22, 2012
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Ann Hudson Of Saugus, Formerly of Everett Ann M. (Vigliotti) Hudson of Saugus, formerly of Revere and Everett, died on August 18. She was the beloved wife of the late John E.; devoted mother of Joyce M. Hudson of Saugus, John E. Hudson, Jr. and his wife, Sharon Snuffer of Texas; loving grandmother of...

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A New Entrance

August 15, 2012
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A New Entrance

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is shown seated on one of the new benches gracing the entirely redone entranceway to the Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. The new signage announcing to all that this is Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium is impressive, and especially so at night when the sign is illuminated. Built as a memorial to the World...

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Suffolk Downs Puts Up Money for Application Process

August 15, 2012
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The owners of Suffolk Downs ponied up $400,000 Friday and marched the check over to the offices of the Gaming Commission where it was left with officials there. Thus began the real opening salient in what is expected to be a long and sophisticated application process that will end sometime into next year. The...

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Ethanol Trains Stopped by Petruccelli, Governor

August 15, 2012
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Governor Deval Patrick signed a transportation bill last week that gave approval to an amendment offered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli that stops train delivery of ethanol through a number of cities and towns, which includes Everett. Instead, the bill orders that further studies be made of the efficacy of transporting 1.7 million gallons of...

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Governor Quashes Ethanol Delivery: Petruccelli Motion the Difference

August 15, 2012
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Everett residents have Governor Deval Patrick and Senator Anthony Petruccelli to thank for putting the kibosh on ethanol delivery through this city by rail once a week. The plan to use trains to transport 1.7 billion gallons of the highly flammable fuel through Revere to a depot here met its end last week when...

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Vote for the Linkage Bill

August 15, 2012
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Everett’s coucillors and aldermen should vote favorably on the mayor’s linkage bill when it comes up for a vote in the weeks to come. The linkage bill makes good sense here as it does in every industrial city where big corporations and large developers are expected to put something into the pot for the...

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Police Briefs 08-15-2012

August 15, 2012
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8/06/12 Alan Ortiz, 62, 62 Adams Ave., Everett, was arrested for drinking alcoholic beverage in public. 8/07 Geraldo Borges, 53, 21 Mohan St., Everett, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, failure to stop for police. Samantha Lewis, 25, 219 Faywood Ave., Everett, was arrested for uttering a false check, and warrants. Scott...

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Obituaries 08-15-2012

August 15, 2012
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Robert Nye Retired Everett Housing Authority Employee Robert J. Nye of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on August 9. He was 71 years old. A retired City of Everett Housing Authority employee, he was the beloved husband of 49 years to Eileen (McNamee) Nye; devoted father of John M. Nye and his wife, Kathleen...

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Everett Boys & Girls Club Youth Member Wins Jeep-themed Party

August 8, 2012
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Everett Boys & Girls Club Youth Member Wins Jeep-themed Party

Mireline Thermidor, 15, loves to dance, and all of her peers at the Middlesex County Boys & Girls Club know it. That’s why when a creative contest to win a party thrown by Jeep was presented Thermidor believed she had the talent and personality to win. “It’s like your dream adventure,” Thermidor said of...

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$25,000 Pay for New Council Questioned

August 8, 2012
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The Board of Aldermen recently voted on a $25,000 annual salary for each of the 11 members of the new city council that will take office in January 2014. The measure passed 4-3, sparking a lot of controversy amongst board members. In opposition to the increase were Alderman Sal Sachetta and Councilor Sergio Cornelio...

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New Plans Are Brewing for the City

August 8, 2012
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Before Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. called for a special joint Common Council and Board of Aldermen meeting Monday night, he met with L. Knife and Son, Inc. and Affiliates, a fourth-generation, family-owned distributor of specialty and imported craft beers. The company is looking to expand its operation in Massachusetts and has found an ideal...

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Everett Student Builds Relationships with Boston Common Homeless

August 8, 2012
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Samuel Vasquez of Everett, a current junior at Boston College High School, was one of the 33 students who fed and befriended the hungry and homeless on the Boston Common in a homeless outreach program that runs every Thursday for 2 1/2 hours after school. This Project was founded by four curent seniors, under...

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The $25,000 a Year Councilor

August 8, 2012
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Last week’s Aldermanic vote giving the new city council to convene in 2014 a $25,000 a year annual salary is, frankly, an outrage. No amount of explanation by the aldermen can assuage the generally held belief that the raise voted for last week amounts to one of the biggest giveaways in this city’s long...

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Good work, Mayor DeMaria

August 8, 2012
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News that a high end beer brewery may very well be locating on Beacham Street and investing millions in the plant and adding dozens of employees comes as good news and reveals as well that City Hall is doing its job in luring business to Everett. These type business developments are all precious gems...

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Police Briefs 08-08-2012

August 8, 2012
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July 31 Louis J. Barbosa, 29, of 218 High Street, Brookline, was arrested for revoked license and illegal possession of Class E substance. Kevin A. Gomez, 18, of 149 Addison Street, Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen goods. James Patrick Riley, 31, of 6 Quint  Avenue, Allston, was arrested for domestic assault and battery....

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Obituaries 08-08-2012

August 8, 2012
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Elva Bowden Former Bunco Girls Member Elva M. Bowden of Everett died on August 2. A former member of the “Bunco Girls,” she was the mother of Peter and his wife, Donna of Revere, Barbara of New Hampshire, William of Austin, Texas and the late Lawrence and his surviving wife, Cathy; sister of the...

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Glendale Park Capital Improvements Update

August 1, 2012
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Glendale Park Capital Improvements Update

In keeping with his belief of transparency and communication in government, Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. is pleased to update residents on projects outlined in the current Capital Improvement Plans as they progress. The final design phase for reconstruction of Glendale Park is now complete by Nesra Engineering.  At the heart of the City, Glendale...

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Rep. Smith Under the Gun to Comply with Court Order

August 1, 2012
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Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith was reprimanded in Chelsea Court and given a drop-dead date to have his Revere apartments brought up to code, according to Revere Fire Officials, or he will be criminally charged. Chelsea Court Assistant Clerk Magistrate Bob O’Leary heard the facts of the case from Smith and from Revere...

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Aldermen Vote Raise; Approve Liquor Store, Appoint 911 Chief

August 1, 2012
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The Everett Board of Aldermen voted and approved a raise and a stipend bringing their yearly salaries to a total of $25,000 with the stipend for expenses totaling an additional $5,000. The decision was reached unanimously by the board and will go into effect during the next legislative session. The one holdout necessary to...

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Carreiro, Abruzzese Elected as New School Committee Members

August 1, 2012
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Two vacant School Committee posts were filled at a joint convention at a Monday morning meeting called by Mayor Carlo DeMaria. Robert Carreiro, a 96 Clark Street resident, was unanimously elected to the vacant Ward 5 position formerly occupied by the very popular Alexander “Sandro” Colarusso. Earlier this year, Mr. Carreiro was forced to...

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