2011 Election Review

November 16, 2011
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Last week’s election results held a mixed bag as one longtime common councilor was edged out while another former councilor was overwhelmingly returned to office. Ward 6 Councilor Anthony Ranieri was edged out of the seat that he has held for 15 years by political newcomer Michael McLaughlin. Former Aldermen and Common Councilor Wayne...

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Mayor Carlo DeMaria

November 16, 2011
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The people of Everett have spoken loudly and clearly. Mayor Carlo DeMaria has been re-elected by a wide margin to his third term. Mayor DeMaria’s re-election by voters here was hardly a surprise. Over the years, he has somehow managed to take the vitriol out and improve the personal nature of politics here to...

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Peter Napolitano

November 16, 2011
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Candidate for mayor Peter Napolitano finished out of the money – so to speak. He did his best to plug into those who are disenchanted with the way the city is being run. In the end, his campaign simply did not resonate as he and his supporters had hoped. At least Napolitano was brave...

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Charter Change

November 16, 2011
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The city has decided to go with a new charter. We have supported this effort all along as a new charter doesn’t hurt the city and its management. Indeed, it will show itself as a document aiding in giving this place a better government and a stronger, more modern and all-inclusive document that makes...

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Right on Schedule: Tide Routs Malden, Improves to 10-0; One Win Away from GBL Title

November 16, 2011
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The Everett High School football team clinched at least a share of the Greater Boston League title with a clear-cut 42-20 victory over Malden Saturday afternoon at Macdonald Stadium. Malden, on paper at least, was rated the second best team in the GBL, having handed No. 16-ranked Swampscott its only loss of the season....

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Police Briefs 11-16-2011

November 16, 2011
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Sunday, November 6 Kathy-Hoang Ha, 17, 105 Nichols St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. Monday, November 7 Luana Cepeda, 18, 308 Reservoir Ave., Revere, was arrested for causing false fire alarm, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a person, trespassing, dist. school or public mtg. Robert Dwyer, 54, 44 Maplewood Ave.,...

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Obituaries 11-16-2011

November 16, 2011
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Anna Baratta Everett resident Anna J. (Surette) Baratta of Everett died on November 12. She was the beloved wife of the late Edmund A. and loving mother of Ronald E. Baratta and his wife, Angela, and the late Leonard. She is survived by five loving grandchildren: Christine, Andrea and Julie Baratta, Roseanne Yates and...

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Demaria Wins Handily City Charter Approved 3,702 to 2,349

November 9, 2011
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Demaria Wins Handily City Charter Approved 3,702 to 2,349

Mayor Carlo DeMaria overwhelmingly was returned to the corner office, defeating Councilor Peter Napolitano by a more than 2-1 margin. DeMaria received 4,447 votes while Napolitano garnered 2,007 votes. The total number of votes cast was 6,633. DeMaria thanked his campaign workers and the voters for returning him to office. “I’m humbled and excited...

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Lt. Gov. Murray Says Project Engage Needs Community Involvement

November 9, 2011
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Lt. Gov. Murray Says Project Engage Needs Community Involvement

Lt. Governor Tim Murray participated in the Launch Event recently in support of  Project Engage Everett! the STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Action Plan  of the Everett Public Schools. During his remarks, the Lieutenant Governor acknowledged the close, supportive partnership from Intel, Massachusetts Academy of Sciences, Mass State Science and Engineering Fair Inc....

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Demaria Led Campaign Spending 4-to-1

November 9, 2011
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The Everett mayoral race this past year featured some spirited spending by both candidates, with Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. leading challenger Peter Napolitano in spending by a margin of nearly 4-to-1. This year, due to increased Census population numbers, Everett mayoral candidates had to file electronically with the state Office of Campaign and Political...

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2011 Flying By

November 9, 2011
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Here we are, finishing the first week in November, readying for Thanksgiving, which means Christmas isn’t too far away. The year 2011 is soaring to a finish. It is amazing how fast this year seemed to fly by, how little we have accomplished, as a nation to fix our broken economy and how little...

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Crimson Tide Better Deal Than Patriots

November 9, 2011
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Cheering on the Crimson Tide football team, undefeated and setting records from week to week, takes it over hoping and praying the Patriots are going to win. Their loss last week was dismal and their play overall was poor. The Crimson Tide is a better deal. There is the likelihood of a Super Bowl...

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Police Briefs 11-09-2011

November 9, 2011
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Monday, October 31 Erik Goodwin, 17, 101 Francis St., Everett, was arrested for armed assault with intent to rob. Frederick Pratt, 23, 101 Francis St., Everett, was arrested for armed assault with intent to rob. Geovanni Rodriguez, 23, 287 Lexington St., East Boston, was arrested for being disorderly person, assault and battery, resisting arrest....

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Early Dismissal: Tide Makes Quick Work of Somerville

November 9, 2011
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Senior quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso spread the wealth, throwing touchdown passes to five different receivers to lead the Everett High football team to a dominating 48-12 victory over Somerville Friday night at Dilboy Stadium. DiBiaso launched the festivities by teaming up with Jakarrie Washington for a 97-yard touchdown on Everett’s first series of the game....

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Obituaries 11-09-2011

November 9, 2011
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Albert ‘Ally’ Deyeso Of South Yarmouth, formerly of Everett Albert A. “Ally” Deyeso of South Yarmouth, formerly of New Hampshire and Everett, died on October 30. A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of Mary Lou (Lattanzi); father of Stephen of Saugus and Carol McMahon of Peabody; brother...

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DeMaria Proud of Accomplishments, Plans More Growth in Next Two Years

November 2, 2011
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DeMaria Proud of Accomplishments, Plans More Growth in Next Two Years

With the international economy in a very shaky position, and the national economy in intensive care, Mayor Carlo DeMaria is undaunted by all the bad news and has vowed to keep Everett moving forward. With the national debt at a staggering $14 trillion and growing and the state government cutting local aid receipts to...

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Napolitano Seeks to Change the Way Mayor’s Office Operates with Voters

November 2, 2011
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Napolitano Seeks to Change the Way Mayor’s Office Operates with Voters

Councilor Peter Napolitano has been knocking on doors, greeting voters at house parties and getting his message of change out to the voters every morning and night and weekend since June when he announced his candidacy for mayor. Running against an incumbent is usually an uphill battle. However, Napolitano says that he has found...

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Mayor: “State Confirms $3.5 Million in Free Cash”

November 2, 2011
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. was very pleased to hear from the Department of Revenue and their certification of the city’s $3.5 Million in Free Cash.  With the good news from the State, the Mayor is continuing to face the challenge of shrinking the fixed costs of the city, costs that drive the largest portion...

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Will the Proposed City Charter Fly?

November 2, 2011
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Does Everett need to change its form of government?  That is the question before the voters on Tuesday. In the last municipal election, voters overwhelmingly supported the creation of a charter commission to re-draft a new city charter. One major highlight of the newly proposed Charter is going from a bi-cameral form of government...

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Election 2011

November 2, 2011
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Election Day, November 8 is less than a week away and while many consider this a quiet election for Everett, there is a very active Mayor’s race between Councilor Peter Napolitano and current Mayor Carlo DeMaria as well as the possible adoption of a new city charter. Both candidates for Mayor are taking nothing...

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Get out and Vote

November 2, 2011
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There is much at stake in Everett this year as voters prepare to go to the polls. Perhaps the single most important question awaiting the final verdict of the voters of this city in the election next Tuesday is whether or not Everett voters choose to continue with a bi-cameral form of government and...

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For Mayor

November 2, 2011
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We do not endorse candidates in the Independent. Rather, we let the voters make their decision based on their own understanding of the issues confronting the city and who exactly they want to lead the city as the mayor of Everett. On Tuesday, voters decide whether incumbent Mayor Carlo DeMaria deserves another term or...

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Hats off to Jonathan Dibiaso

November 2, 2011
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During the game with Medford last week, Crimson Tide quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso re-wrote the record books and continued adding to his reputation as the highest scoring quarterback in Massachusetts football history by throwing 6 touchdown passes on the way to a 41-14 victory. He now has thrown 88 touchdowns and is nearing the 100...

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Dibiaso Passes Them All Everett Quarterback Sets State’s All-time TD Record

November 2, 2011
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They came to watch Everett High quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso make history and true to form the 6-foot-1-inch senior made it happen in spectacular fashion. DiBiaso became the Massachusetts all-time career leader in touchdown passes after throwing for six scores in Everett’s 41-14 victory over Medford Friday night at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. If you...

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