Obituaries 01-25-2012

January 26, 2012
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Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Haggerty Everett Resident Eleanor R. “Ellie” (Alfieri) Haggerty of Everett, formerly of Somerville, died on January 23. She was 87 years old. She was the wife of the late Roger Haggerty; loving mother of Kenneth Haggerty and his wife, Julie of Ossipee, NH, Desiree A. Hayes, Elaine Rettman and her husband, Mike,...

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Walking Tour

January 19, 2012
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Walking Tour

Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and State Senator Sal DiDomenico are shown above during a walk around Everett’s downtown that Warren made with the senator last week. Warren has been campaigning hard against Senator Scott Brown. Warren has already made visits to many cities towns and neighborhoods since announcing her candidacy last summer.

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MASS B.A.D.G.E. Donates Toys to Zion Church Ministries During the Holidays

January 19, 2012
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MASS B.A.D.G.E. Donates Toys to Zion Church Ministries During the Holidays

MASS B.A.D.G.E. officers ,family members and volunteers gathered together at Zion Church with toys that were distributed to needy families in the community. Pictured are John Hanlon, Everett Credit Union Board of Director, Michael McLaughlin City Councilor, Raoul Goncalves, President MASS B.A.D.G.E., Adam Ragucci, City Councilor, Bishop Robert G. Brown, Zion Church Ministries, Marcell...

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School Committee Asks City for $3 Million Added Funding

January 19, 2012
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School Committee Asks City for $3 Million Added Funding

If the city does not make up a structural deficit in public school financing, the School Committee will be forced to layoff 96 teachers and personnel  as well as eliminate $1 million from non-personnel items, according to School Committeeman David Ela. Cuts that deep would irreparably harm public school education here and destabilize the...

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State Investigator Gets Jail Time for Bribing Everett Businessman

January 19, 2012
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A former inspector for the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) pleaded guilty last week to extortion charges and received jail time for using his position of authority to extort money from an Everett business under his jurisdiction. Arthur Hitchman, 41, of Melrose, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 11th, in Middlesex Superior Court to...

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Senator Sal Didomenico Co-sponsors Legislation Aimed at Reducing Foreclosures

January 19, 2012
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Senator Sal DiDomenico submitted written testimony in support of several foreclosure related bills at a hearing held Wednesday before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. These bills, which are aimed at reducing the amount of foreclosures in the Commonwealth, include S. 865, “An Act to establish a foreclosure mediation program,” S. 673, “An Act...

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The Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rd birthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man....

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The Mayor Must Act; the Council, Too

January 19, 2012
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The Tuesday evening meeting of the Everett School Committee was one of the most important in recent years. The School Committee is asking for a substantial amount of money to defray rapidly rising costs connected with the extraordinary rise in the school population and the need to remain in compliance with all state and...

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The Patriots

January 19, 2012
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Now that Tim Tebow and the Broncos have been retired for this season, it is on to the collision with Baltimore on Saturday. It appears and feels like the Patriots are a team of destiny this year. Everything good about this team coalesced on Saturday. We should expect the same outcome this coming Saturday....

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Eagles a Team Wins Eastern Mass. Championship

January 19, 2012
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The Everett Eagles Pop Warner ‘A’ team concluded its inaugural Patriot Division season with the Eastern Massachusetts championship. The Patriot Division is a no-weight limit division of Pop Warner for 12, 13, and 14-year-old football players. After finishing the regular season with a 7-1 record, it was on to the playoffs. Taking the field...

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Police Briefs 01-18-2012

January 19, 2012
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January 10, 2012 Jean Francisque, 28, 32 Everett St., Everett, was arrested for unarmed robbery, carrying a knife. Shelly Robinson, 51, 48 Glenville Ave., Allston, was arrested for prostitution. January 11, 2012 Moises Rodriguez, 17, 380 Ferry St., Malden, was arrested for possession Class B drug with intent to distribute, possession with intent to...

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Obituaries 01-18-2012

January 19, 2012
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Frank Papa Mass. Department of Public Health Retiree, Recognized by State Blood Donor Program Frank A. Papa, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at home on January 13.  He was 89 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Belle Isle Marsh and the DAV Chapter...

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Service is Second Nature to Lafayette Student

January 11, 2012
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Service is Second Nature to Lafayette Student

When Lafayette Middle schooler Samantha Rivera takes her place this Saturday alongside more than 250 other eighth graders from across the state, she’ll be doing what come natural to her. Helping others. Rivera will take part in the state’s Second Annual Day of Service this coming Saturday, Jan. 14th, to honor and celebrate the...

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Investigation Widens into Jessica Cormier Murder

January 11, 2012
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Investigation Widens into Jessica Cormier Murder

Monday’s funeral for Everett’s Jessica Cormier was quiet and dignified and it was extremely well attended. The court proceeding two hours  after she was buried, where her assailant Clarence Earl Berry, 59, of Chelsea, was arraigned for stabbing her to death, was mobbed with friends, relatives and many grieving members of Cormier’s distraught family....

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Everett Resident Receives France’s Highest Decoration, the Legion D’honneur: Joseph Cataldo Recognized for His Heroic Service During World War Ii

January 11, 2012
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A lifelong Everett resident has received France’s highest decoration, one that dates to Napoleon Bonaparte. Joseph A. Cataldo was presented with the Legion d’Honneur (Chevalier) for his exemplary service in World War II during a special ceremony on December 21 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. Cataldo was among the brave American soldiers who landed...

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Shock, Anger, Despair

January 11, 2012
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The senseless murder of 20 year-old Jessica Cormier, a beautiful, young Everett girl with her life stretching before her like an endless dream has galvanized the good people of this city who knew her. Her wake from the Smith Funeral Home in Chelsea earlier this week was mobbed with hundreds of her Everett friends,...

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Three Terms and No One in Sight

January 11, 2012
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s third term is beginning with a lot of good will he has acquired over time. The mayor has kept the city’s politics quiet and he has been reasonable and the city has weathered the economic downturn better than many others in this state. He needs to do one thing and one...

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Faia Scores Two Goals in 4-2 Win for Boys Hockey

January 11, 2012
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Stephen Faia potted two goals in a two minute span at the start of the third period to break open a tight 2-1 contest and power the Everett High boys hockey team to a 4-2 victory over Cambridge Saturday evening. Faia’s first goal came just 10 seconds into the frame. He netted his second...

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Police Briefs 01-11-2012

January 11, 2012
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January 2, 2012 Anthony Jeffrey, 36, 525 Mountain Ave., Revere, was arrested on warrants and shoplifting. German Luna-Romero, 24, 118 Vernal St., Everett, was arrested for furnishing police with false name, operating motor vehicle unlicensed, marked lanes violation, falsifying motor vehicle document. Giliardes Cunha Melo, 26, 2 Fairmont St., Woburn, was arrested for operating...

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Obituaries 01-11-2012

January 11, 2012
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Lorene Favreau Billerica Resident Lorene M. Favreau died on January 5 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was 55 years old. Born in Everett on September 10, 1956, the daughter of Stephen and Justine (Vetrano) Vuolo, she lived in Malden for many years before moving...

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City Government Takes Oath at Festive Ceremony

January 4, 2012
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City Government Takes Oath at Festive Ceremony

Mayor Carlo DeMaria asked everyone in city government to work together to leave a proper legacy and to achieve a collective goal in remarks delivered at the inauguration of city leaders held Tuesday night. Speaking before a large crowd of family, friends, political supporters and business associates inside the Frederick Foresteire Center for the...

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School Committee Re-elects Carreiro Chairman and Panarese Vice Chairman

January 4, 2012
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School Committee Re-elects Carreiro Chairman and Panarese Vice Chairman

It would be hard to find two better-qualified choices for the posts of School Committee Chairman and Vice Chairman than those selected Tuesday night by the members of the Everett School Committee. That was the judgment of veteran School Committee Member At Large, Lester S. MacLaughlin, on the selection of Robert Carreiro as Chairman...

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The Inauguration

January 4, 2012
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The annual swearing in of the Everett City government Tuesday evening had significance like no other in the history of the city. After this inauguration, there will likely never again be another 2 year mayor or bicameral government in Everett. When the next inaugural comes around, everything about government will have changed here –...

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EHS Boys Hockey Team Wins Christmas Tourney

January 4, 2012
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The Everett High boys hockey team presented their fans with some Christmas cheer over the holiday break with a pair of victories to claim the Lynn Christmas Tournament last week. Both contests were nip and tuck affairs in which the Crimson Tide parlayed stout defense and timely offense to earn the twin triumphs. In...

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