Be Sure to Vote: It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 31, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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U.S. Senate Race

October 31, 2012
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The choice between Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown also is dramatic. Warren supports the tax and economic policies of Pres. Obama and the Democrats, while Brown favors Romney’s tax and defense spending plans (see above). On the social issues, Warren is pro-choice and pro-gay marriage. Although Brown says he too,...

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Three Ballot Questions

October 31, 2012
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There are three ballot questions for Massachusetts voter to decide. We urge all voters to read the questions ahead of time, either on-line on the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office or in the pamphlets that went out to every voter from the Secretary of State. In addition, there are opinions offered on each question...

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Tides Washes over Medford: Everett Piles Up 35 Points in First Half, then Cruises

October 31, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy may have gotten on all of the attention over the past weekend, but the Everett Crimson Tide did its best impersonation of a natural disaster last Friday night, piling up 35 unanswered points in the Tides’ win over Medford in just the first half,m then cruised through the second half for an...

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Obituaries 10-31-2012

October 31, 2012
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Nancy Dersofi Bryn Mawr Professor Nancy Dersofi of New York City died on October 27. She was 76 years old. Nancy was a Professor of Italian Literature and Comparative Literature for 34 years at Bryn Mawr College and was an opera lover, world traveler, and a lifelong scholar. She was the beloved daughter of...

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Keynote Speaker

October 24, 2012
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Keynote Speaker

Bunker Hill Community College Student Erick Soto, an Everett resident, was a keynote speaker at the Chelsea campus’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration last Thursday afternoon. Soto is a veteran of the Army and a recipient of the National Service Medal. Officials at the college felt it was not only important to highlight Hispanic heritage...

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Construction to Begin on Glendale Park Renovation

October 24, 2012
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Construction to Begin on Glendale Park Renovation

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. and the Office of Planning and Development are pleased to announce that construction on the Glendale Park renovation will begin Monday, October 29th.  Residents should take note that the park will not be available for usage during the construction period, and that construction hours of operation will be from 7AM...

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Question 3

October 24, 2012
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Everett residents will be casting a vote on Election Day on Question 3 – by voting yes or no on a proposed law that will eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. Only those who are sick with a variety of debilitating and painful medical issues...

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High School Reuse Being Studied: Mayor, Planning Development Conducting Due Diligence

October 24, 2012
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According to members of Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s staff, the city is currently undertaking a feasibility study to determine what the best use of the former Everett High School building on Broadway would be, so that a detailed request for proposals (RFP) can be advertised in the near future and hopefully yield a number of...

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Machete Attack Leaves One Dead Police, DA Still Investigating

October 24, 2012
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Everett Police and investigators from the Massachusetts State Police in Middlesex County, continue to investigate a reported machete attack last Monday, October 15 that left one man dead of multiple stab wounds. According to a statement from Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone’s office, Everett police officers were called to Hosmer Street in Everett at...

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Culvert Repair Moving Forward

October 24, 2012
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According to Assistant City Solicitor David Rodrigues, the city has selected a contractor to complete necessary drainage work on a culvert on the Boston Market Terminal property, in an attempt to ensure that residents are not unduly impacted by flooding during heavy rain storms. However, Rodrigues and Mayor Carlo DeMaria also noted that the...

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Old High School Reuse

October 24, 2012
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The old Everett High School building on Broadway can be considered a diamond in the rough for Everett taxpayers.  Sitting on almost four acres and assessed for municipal purposes at more than $37 million, city officials are anxious to move this asset to the private sector. Currently, to maintain the building the cost to...

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Everett Beats BC High a Day Later: Tide Claim 28-7 Win over BC High in Re-Scheduled Game

October 24, 2012
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BC High was able to push off the start of its game with Everett last weekend, but it was not able to avoid the beating that the Crimson Tide delivered, as Jakarrie Washington and Joey White led a 28-7 victory over the storied BC High program and the Everett defense held the Eagles to...

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Police Briefs 10-24-2012

October 24, 2012
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10/15 Sheryl Lynne Grant, 58, 599 Pleasant St., Malden, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and a warrant. Eddie Guillamue, 19, 12 Glendale Tr., Everett was arrested for possession of Class D with intent to distribute, resisting arrest and a warrant. Leo Henry, 33, 259 Broadway, Somerville, was arrested for...

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Obituaries 10-24-2012

October 24, 2012
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Margaret Lewis Everett Resident Margaret T. (Rossetti) Lewis of Everett died on October 20. She was the beloved wife of the late William J.; loving mother of the Michael A. of Everett and William J. Jr. of North Reading.  She was the sister of 13 late siblings and is also, survived by many nieces...

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Senator Brown Wows Crowd on Norwood Street

October 17, 2012
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Senator Brown Wows Crowd on Norwood Street

Senator Scott Brown took his campaign on a wide swing through the North Shore Tuesday stopping in Everett for pizza and political conversation and back slapping at the 8/10 Bar and Grill on Norwood Street. The place was packed when Senator Brown arrived shortly after 1:00 p.m. He was mobbed by the mostly Everett...

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City Honors Local Marine

October 17, 2012
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City Honors Local Marine

U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Richard S. Costanza was honored by the Everett Common Council and Mayor Carlo DeMaria Monday night during a brief presentation prior to the Common Council meeting. Costanza, a 2007 Everett High School graduate who entered the Marines in 2008, was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC during his four years of...

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Everett to Be on WCVB Channel 5’s Chronicle

October 17, 2012
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Everett to Be on WCVB Channel 5’s Chronicle

The City of Everett and local resident Evmorphia Stratis will appear on WCVB Channel 5’s long-running program Chronicle this week.  The show approached Stratis, as a resident and professional tour guide, to travel around the City with the Chronicle team and present Everett from a resident’s viewpoint.  Stratis visited many spots throughout the community,...

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Mayor’s Office Explains Water Rates and Estimated Bills : New Remote Reader Water Meters Will Eliminate Estimated Bills

October 17, 2012
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Assistant City Solicitor and Acting Chief of Staff David Rodrigues appeared before the Common Council on Monday night to clear up confusion about new water rates being applied to water bills that included estimated water readings in the past. Essentially, Rodrigues explained that the Water Commissioners are scheduling hearings for water bills abatements, in...

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Common Council Approves $15,000 Salaries for Council Positions in 2014

October 17, 2012
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By a 15-1 vote Monday night, the Everett Common Council confirmed the salaries for city councilors in the new government, by approving a motion that was passed last week by the Board of Aldermen. The new council will receive a salary of $15,000, which does not include health benefits. Councilor Catherine Tomassi Hicks was...

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The Governor Should Be Ashamed

October 17, 2012
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When we heard the news that Governor Deval Patrick removed George Anzuoni as Chairman of the Revere Housing Authority, we were stunned and disappointed at this classic misstep and what can only be termed as politics at its worst. In a time when one cannot help but read of incompetence and corruption in other...

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Voting on Question 2

October 17, 2012
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Everett residents voting on November 6 will have the option to vote for or against a ballot measure regarding physician prescribed and assisted suicide. It is, obviously, an important ballot question as it goes to the core of how we view life and what we are prepared to do to stop unnecessary suffering and...

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Police Briefs 10-17-2012

October 17, 2012
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10/08 Claire Alexis, 18, 58 Vernal St., Everett, was arrested for disturbing the peace, assault with a dangerous weapon. Leandro Campos, 28, 878 Salem St., Malden, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, speeding. Rhyan Moore, 26, 12 Abbott Tr., Medford, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon (2 counts). Ryan Smith,...

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Obituaries 10-17-2012

October 17, 2012
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Carmela LoGrasso Of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End Carmela (Saporito) LoGrasso of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End, died on October 14. She was the beloved wife of Gaetano Lo Grasso ith whom she shared 41 years of marriage; loving mother of Rocco LoGrasso and his wife,...

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