War of Words on Casino

August 14, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s press conference last Friday about Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s  assertion that the Wynn Resorts is using Boston roads in their development plan has certainly raised the stakes for the Wynn casino proposal. The rhetoric between DeMaria, Menino, and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone shows how contentious this development has become among these...

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Everett Scholarships

August 14, 2013
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More than $135,000 in scholarships were awarded to 121 Everett High School students at the end of the school year in the Frederick F. Foresteire Center for the Performing Arts. We want to thank the individuals, organizations, and corporations who gave the money to fund these scholarships.   With the cost of higher education getting...

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Police Briefs 08-14-2013

August 14, 2013
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7/29 Jorge Delgado, 17, 84 Bow St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. 7/30 Jose Barrientos, 35, 132 Chelsea St., Everett, was arrested for being in violation of protective order. Gregg Snyder Jr., 27, 9 Valley St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the Influence of Drugs. Jesse Tapia, 39, 14 Hawthorne...

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Obituaries 08-14-2013

August 14, 2013
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Kimberly Renee Johnson Of Boston Kimberly Renee Johnson of Boston died on August 8. The loving mother of Ronty Tinsely and Kemari Johnson, she was the beloved daughter of Angela Johnson and the late John Johnson; loving sister of Noel Johnson and his wife, Lita, John Johnson, Jr. and his wife, Julie, Dale Johnson...

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Summer City Works Participates in Community Service

August 7, 2013
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Summer City Works Participates in Community Service

Recently over 100 of Everett’s youth, who are attending the City Works summer camp, assisted the Everett Police Department in washing the EPD vehicles.  Camp members and counselors washed the vehicles in an effort to teach the youth about the importance of community participation and community service. “The main objective of the community service...

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Everett High School Scholarship Awards Night

August 7, 2013
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Everett High School Scholarship Awards Night

Multiple scholarship recipient Rebecca Merriman is pictured with her parents, Susan and David, and her grandmother, Louise Downing, at the 2013 Everett High School Scholarship Awards Night inside the Frederick F. Foresteire Center for the Performing Arts. The scholarship awards night is one of the most anticipated events on the EHS calendar, as 121...

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Mayoral Debates Still Not Scheduled: with Five Weeks to Go Before the Mayoral Primary, No Debates Have Been Scheduled

August 7, 2013
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More than two months have passed since all of the candidates in the Mayor’s race have emerged. However, there still has been no announcement of a single debate between the three candidates for mayor, including any announcement from incumbent Mayor Carlo DeMaria. To be fair to all three candidates, this summer has been a...

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Boston Pols Continue to Eye Wynn Proposal Suspiciously

August 7, 2013
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The subject of a proposed resort casino development in Everett has evolved quite dramatically in the past nine months. In November, nearly any politico who was paying attention to casino development in Massachusetts had determined that the lone resort casino license for the Greater Boston area was going to be awarded to the group...

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Ballot Positions Set for Upcoming Sept. Election

August 7, 2013
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Candidates for Mayor and Ward Councilor in Wards Two, Five and Six gathered at the City Clerk’s Office on Monday August 5th to witness the drawing to determine the ballot position of their names for the upcoming September 17th City Preliminary Election. The new City Charter requires that ballot position be determined by lottery....

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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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Obituaries 08-07-2013

August 7, 2013
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Rose Squatrito Of Peabody, formerly of Everett Rose A. (Hobin) Squatrito of Peabody, formerly of Everett, died on July 29. She was the loving mother of Kathleen Powers of Everett, Roseann Medugno and her husband, Robert of Peabody, and Joseph Squatrito and his wife, Michele of Methuen; loving sister of James Hobin and the...

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Basketball Clinic Starts Monday

August 1, 2013
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Mayor’s Council on Aging Holds Successful Art Class

July 31, 2013
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Mayor’s Council on Aging Holds Successful Art Class

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Council on Aging are pleased to report on the success of the recent special art/painting class held at the Connolly Center. Last Monday, twenty-five Everett Seniors enjoyed instruction from local talented artist Theresa Gritti, who inspired the seniors to create their inner shine. “Artistic programs like this class are important...

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Sprucing Up Everett Square and Norwood Street

July 31, 2013
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Sprucing Up Everett Square and Norwood Street

The passage of the city’s 2014 Capital Improvement Plan earlier this month outlined a large number of capital expenditures and purchases that are expected to have an immediate impact on the quality of life and conduct of business in the city as soon as they are completed. However, one of the more debated and...

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New Walkway, Entrance at City Hall Underway: Project Part of Effort to Beautify Broadway

July 31, 2013
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New Walkway, Entrance at City Hall Underway: Project Part of Effort to Beautify Broadway

City workers and contractors are working diligently on construction of a new, more inviting entrance to Everett City Hall at the ground level entrance closest to the intersection of Broadway and Church Street. The new pathway and enclosed sitting area will likely include a new flagpole when completed and will be a more welcoming...

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Selection Committee, Mayor to Reconvene on Former EHS Proposals

July 31, 2013
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According to the city’s Planning and Development Director, James Errickson, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett High School Selection Committee recently completed interviews with two of the respondents to the city’s request for proposals on re-use of the old Everett High School on Broadway. However, some questions remain among the committee members and there...

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Making Everett Shine

July 31, 2013
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In today’s newspaper are stories about how the new beautification projects outside of City Hall on Church Street as well as in Everett Square and Norwood Street are close to being accomplished. These projects look great and to the potential investor in Everett, they signal community pride. This community pride is what we need...

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Police Briefs 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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7/19 Robens Pierre, 28, 24 Grover St., Malden, was arrested for possessing Class B with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute in school zone, possessing firearm without firearm license, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of gun with defaced serial number. 7/20 Cameron Linehan, 23, 289 Highland Ave., Somerville, was arrestesd for...

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Obituaries 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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Elsa Guanelli Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett Elsa (Commito) Guanelli of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett, died on July 25. She was the mother of Carmen DeCarlo and his wife, Mary Anne of Sandown, NH, Frances Rossetti and her late husband, Thomas of Dracut and the late Mario DeCarlo; brother of Elio Commito,...

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Junior Police Academy

July 24, 2013
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Junior Police Academy

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett Police Department are pleased to report on the success of the Junior Police Academy’s recent visit with the Massachusetts’ State Police. On July 18th, over 50 of the City’s youth who are participating in the Junior Police Academy pro­gram enjoyed a visit by the MA State Police at...

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Girls Scouts Give a Fresh Coat of Paint to Utility Box

July 24, 2013
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Girls Scouts Give a Fresh Coat of Paint to Utility Box

Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently visited with the Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 71074, who were painting the utility box located at the intersection of Broadway and Cameron Streets (in front on McKinnon’s Market). The Troop was participating in the Mayor’s ongoing initiative to paint the utility boxes around the City in an effort to...

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Boston Raises Possibility of Host Community Status on Wynn Project: Municipal Boundary Line Could at Least Give Boston Surrounding Community Status

July 24, 2013
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The City of Boston last week raised the possibility that it could be considered a host community, along with the City of Everett, on the $1.2 billion Wynn Casino Resort being proposed for the former Monsanto property on Everett’s waterfront. As was reported in the Boston Globe last week city officials, in letters to...

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Former City Receiver Pleads Guilty to Stealing: Roccia Gets Probation, Community Service and $16k Restitution Bill

July 24, 2013
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Former city receiver William Roccia, 42, of Hollywood, Florida and formerly of Everett, pleaded guilty on June 27 in Middlesex Superior Court to a charge of larceny over $250, and has been sentenced to two years probation, 40 hours of community service and to pay restitution of $16,855 to the city. Roccia worked for...

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Shute Library Will Close Next Week for Construction: New Temporary Library Location to Open Aug. 5

July 24, 2013
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With renovation construction of Shute Library scheduled to begin in August, the city has its transition plans to accommodate the library’s faithful customers beginning on August 5, 2013, with the opening of a temporary location at 21 Whittier Drive. The actual library move from Shute Library to Whittier Drive is scheduled for August 1,...

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