Sports 05-20-2015

May 21, 2015
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EHS Roundup EHS baseball team throttles Medford, 8-0 The Everett High baseball team recorded its biggest win in the past few seasons with an 8-0 triumph over Greater Boston League rival Medford, the defending GBL champion, Monday afternoon on the latter’s home field at Playstead Park. There were many heroes for the Crimson Tide, but...

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Obituaries 05-20-2015

May 21, 2015
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Mary Rocco Of Everett Mary O. (Catino) Rocco of Everett died on May 12. She was 93 years old. The beloved wife for 65 years to Henry J. “Hank”, she was the loving sister of Palma (Catino) Burnham and Leonard Catino, both of Everett and the late Anthony, Michael, Julia Mangano, Romeo, Frank, Albert,...

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Out

May 14, 2015
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Out

Everett first basemen Brian Lombardo (16) stretches all the way out to catch the ball and just narrowly get Winthrop’s Zach Fisher (13). While the Everett Chargers took down Malden last week in Glendale Park, they fell to Winthrop by one run.

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Batch Yard Visit

May 14, 2015
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Batch Yard Visit

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and other state officials walk through the campus of The Batch Yard on Lower Broadway last Wednesday, May 6, during a tour of the city. Polito visited Everett as part of a listening tour she’s been conducting across the state.

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Councilors Absences Puts Most Important Business Off:Three Absences and a Late Arrival Force Major Agenda Items to Be Delayed

May 14, 2015
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The Everett City Council, with three members absent Monday night and a fourth not arriving until nearly an hour late, chose to put off debate and decision on several major agenda items, including several requests for funding and the much debated adoption of the proposed new administrative code that would create a new Office...

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Council Effort to Delay City Hall Proposal Fails

May 14, 2015
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I thought the city’s move to a new charter and a single-unified legislative body was supposed to make it easier for the city to make progress and remain flexible in a modern environment. Instead, it almost seems like a concerted effort is being made by some members of the new City Council to obstruct...

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Watered Down:Everett’s Water Usage Numbers Down by 60 Percent As Conservation Wins Out

May 14, 2015
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The battle against wasted water has been won, according to officials at state levels – who note, and astonishingly so, that Everett’s water usage is down 60 percent since 1985. In news regarding water conservation, the MWRA revealed to the Independent that a 10-year trend towards conservation arrived at a seminal moment in 2014...

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Incumbents to Square Off in Ward 4 Race

May 14, 2015
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As the City Election nears, Ward 4 will see an interesting and rare race – two incumbents facing off against one another. The news broke last week that current At-Large Councillor Mike Mangan had pulled papers for a run in Ward 4 instead of running again for an at-large bid. That put him squarely...

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Good Jobs at Good Wages

May 14, 2015
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The Wynn Regional Trade Union Job Fair was a huge success, drawing hundreds of residents interested in jobs relating to the construction of the new $1.7 billion Wynn resort/casino in Everett. The well-organized and well-publicized job fair heightens the enthusiasm that Everett has for this project, a firm endorsement that began when our residents...

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Financial Literacy is Not All That Scary

May 14, 2015
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For too many people, personal financial maintenance is something it shouldn’t be: It’s scary.  According to a 2014 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, just 40 percent of American adults said they kept track of their personal finances. Even more telling: nearly three in four adults admitted they...

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DiDomenico and Senate Host Israeli Consul General Yehuda Yaakov

May 14, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate recently hosted the Israeli Consul General to New England Yehuda Yaakov during a formal session of the Massachusetts Senate. Yaakov was invited to the State House in honor of Israeli Independence Day. “It was a pleasure to join my colleagues in hosting the...

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Sports 05-13-2015

May 14, 2015
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EHS softball team wins two contests to raise record to 8-2 The Everett High softball team won two of its three games this past week, defeating non-league opponents Westford Academy and Winchester, but falling to Greater Boston League archival Malden. In Friday’s nail-biting 1-0 triumph over Westford at Glendale Park, EHS pitcher Sydnee Bessler struck out...

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Obituaries 05-13-2015

May 14, 2015
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Maria Cipriani Retired Malden Knitting Mills supervisor Maria (Pellegrini) Cipriani of Chelsea entered into rest on Mother’s Day, May 10 in the Don Orione Nursing Facility in East Boston. She was 86 years old. Born in Opi, Fagnano Alto, Italy, Maria lived in Chelsea for many years. She was a seamstress by profession having...

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Winter Classic Concert At Everett High School

May 7, 2015
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Winter Classic Concert At Everett High School

The Frederick F. Foresteire Center for the Performing Arts was filled to capacity for Everett High School’s Annual Winter Classic Concert, which features every musical and vocal group and ensemble offered by the school’s award-winning Music Department. Pictured above are some of the special guests who attended this year’s concert, and some of the people...

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Katy Rogers to Display Artwork at Shute Library

May 7, 2015
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Katy Rogers to Display Artwork at Shute Library

Everett resident Katy Rogers will be displaying her artwork at the Shute Memorial Library. Katy is a graduate of Everett High School and the Montserrat School of Art. Katy’s superb artwork was part of her senior project at the prestigious art school located in Beverly. Katy is honored to share her realistic drawings in...

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Oyster Project Still Holds Hope for Getting Started with Wynn

May 7, 2015
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Oyster Project Still Holds Hope for Getting Started with Wynn

Charlestown resident Andrew Jay recalls reading in history books about a time in the distant past when the streets of downtown Boston were covered in oyster shells; when boats going up or down the Mystic River past Everett had to navigate around gigantic oyster reefs; and, before the Charles River dam, when oysters the...

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New Date Set for Shute Library Grand Re-Opening

May 7, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to invite all residents to the Grand Re-Opening of the newly renovated Shute Memorial Library on Thursday, May 7 at 6:00PM. The event will begin promptly at 6PM with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the entrance to the library, followed by a speaking portion and a reception inside the...

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Hundreds Turn Out for May Day Rally at Glendale Park

May 7, 2015
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Hundreds of activists and protestors from Everett, East Boston, Chelsea and beyond descended upon Glendale Park Friday evening for a May Day Rally as part of International Workers Day. Organized through a partnership with Eastie and Chelsea, Everett was called on this year to host the concluding rally at Glendale Park. Hundreds of marchers...

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When It Comes to Energy, You Have a Choice:Control Your Costs and Make a Difference with Responsible Energy

May 7, 2015
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When It Comes to Energy, You Have a Choice:Control Your Costs and Make a Difference with Responsible Energy

The threat of rising energy costs has got everyone down but Alexander Rhalimi of Revere has a solution that can help. Rhalimi is a Viridian Energy Independent Associate, whose driving purpose is to help renters and homeowners alike on their energy bills while making a positive environmental impact.  “So many folks have been hurt...

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Crowded At-large Field; Mangan Pulls Papers for Ward 4 Seat

May 7, 2015
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Nomination papers for City Council and School Committee elections became available on Monday morning, and by Tuesday, there had already been a wealth of activity. First and foremost was current At-large Councillor Mike Mangan (Walnut Street) pulling papers for Ward 4 rather than for at-large. Mangan had finished just out of the money in...

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Congratulations to EHS Alumni Manny Aprilla and Rodman Noel

May 7, 2015
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The Everett High School football program has reached tremendous heights under the leadership of head coach John DiBiaso. Every year Everett produces outstanding student-athletes who go on excel at the college level. Some EHS players – Dr. Omar Easy, Diamond Ferri, Dan Ross, Pat Hughes, and Bobby Leo, among others – have played professionally....

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Obituaries 05-06-2015

May 7, 2015
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John McManus Decorated Vietnam veteran and master carpenter John McManus, of California, born in and formerly of Everett, died peacefully on February 8 surrounded by his family at the California Veterans Home in West Los Angeles. The husband of Sindy McManus, John attended Everett Schools and was a master carpenter by trade. He served...

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Everett Students at Stem Expo

April 24, 2015
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Everett Students at Stem Expo

Local Everett Public School students attended the STEM Expo recently. In the photo above Jesus Santiago, Andy Valle Rivera, and Phu Ngo tour a plane.

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Berrios, Chase Take Part in Student Government Day at State House

April 24, 2015
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Berrios, Chase Take Part in Student Government Day at State House

Everett High School students Renzo Berrios and Matthew Chase participated in the 68th annual Student Government Day at the State House in Boston. This program encourages students to learn about state government, become active citizens, and develop an understanding of the rights and responsibilities we share in a Democracy. Through this program, students collaborated...

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