The Annual Homecoming Parade

October 11, 2013
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The Annual Homecoming Parade

The annual Homecoming Parade was held last Saturday under perfect skies. The day-long festivities were capped off with the annual clash of football rivals the Cambridge Falcons at Everett Stadium. The Tide went on to romp over their rivals 28-0. The Everett Homecoming court- King- Stephen Faia, Queen Sheryl Steeves and their court Sabrina...

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What Do You Propose That Will Increase Public Safety?

October 11, 2013
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What Do You Propose That Will Increase Public Safety?

As a lead up to the upcoming Mayoral election, the first in Everett’s history that will give the Mayor a four-year term, The Everett Independent has engaged the two candidates for Mayor – Incumbent Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Alderman Robert Van Campen – with a series of questions about their ideas for leading the...

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Redevelopment Authority Approved: Measure Now Headed to Board of Aldermen

October 11, 2013
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The Everett Common Council voted 15-1 on two resolutions Monday night that effectively establish the need for a Redevelopment Authority and the mechanism for establishing one under state law, with only Councilor Joseph King voting against the measures. The two measures, which were publicly presented last month in the Rules and Ordinance Committee, now...

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News Analysis: Redevelopment Authority Also Needed for Land Swap with MBTA

October 11, 2013
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If you read between the lines Monday night, while watching the debate among the City Councilors about the need for the administration’s request to establish a Redevelopment Authority (RA) in Everett, you might have heard that the RA is needed to ensure the viability of the proposed casino plan, though that is not the...

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Bruno Pushes for More Testing at 7-acre Park

October 11, 2013
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Councilor Lorrie Bruno has once again asked the city’s Planning and Development Department and the administration to have soil testing completed on the topsoil at Seven-Acre Park, which sits atop a brownfield site where General Electric used to run a plant along the Malden River. Bruno pushed the matter forward Monday night, after receiving...

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Election Is Just Around the Corner

October 11, 2013
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For the next several weeks, our staff will be asking Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Alderman Robert Van Campen questions about their vision for the City of Everett  as they seek the corner office. Their  remarks will be unedited. We hope that voters will be looking at the their answers as they get ready to...

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Another Great Homecoming

October 11, 2013
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The weather gods were on our side Saturday for the Homecoming Parade with almost perfect weather. Thousands of residents enjoyed the almost-daylong festivities.  On the pages of this week’s newspaper are photographs of the event. We thank the organizers and sponsors of the parade for putting on a wonderful time for all. We know...

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Guest Op-Ed: The Need for a Redevelopment Authority

October 11, 2013
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At the most recent Rules and Ordinances meeting, my administration made a presentation on the importance of establishing a Redevelopment Authority for the City.  On Monday night, the Council joined me in supporting a Redevelopment Authority and I urge the Aldermen to join us in supporting this important initiative. A Redevelopment Authority, which is...

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6 Managed Care Organizations Selected for Health Care Coverage

October 11, 2013
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Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) John Polanowicz  announced last week that six managed care organizations have been selected to provide comprehensive health care coverage for low-income adults who will qualify for the new MassHealth CarePlus program as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starting in 2014. The ACA allows states to...

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Yard Waste Pickup Program Entering Final Two Months – October and November

October 11, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to remind all residents of the final two months of the 2013 Yard Waste Program. Yard waste must be placed curbside by 7:00AM and will be collected only on Saturdays on the days listed below: October 12th and 26th November 16th and 30th A reminder to residents that yard...

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Police Briefs 10-09-2013

October 11, 2013
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September 23 Fredy Castro, 46, 26 Russell ST., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor. Fadi Zailah, 53, 6 Saugus Ave., Saugus, was arrested for aggravated assault and battery. September 25 Henry Acosta, 19, 59 Bruman Rd., Chelsea, was arrested for attempt to commit a crime, operating motor vehicle with suspended...

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Tide Romps in Homecoming Game, 28-0

October 11, 2013
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Before the homecoming game Coach DiBiaso wrote “2001 Thanksgiving” on the white board in the locker room. He asked some of his veteran coaches to talk about that day and what it meant to the Everett football program. For Coach DiBiaso, the day has never lost significance when it came to coaching his team...

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Obituaries 10-09-2013

October 11, 2013
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Walter Currant Shriner and 75 Year Member of Boy Scouts Walter L. Currant of Wakefield, formerly of Everett, died on  October 5 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. He was 92 years old. Mr. Currant was born in Medford on December 28, 1921, the son of the late Walter I. and Margaret C. (Denmark) Currant....

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Massive Homecoming Celebration Saturday: Parade Will Honor Carlos Arredondo

October 3, 2013
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Massive Homecoming Celebration Saturday: Parade Will Honor Carlos Arredondo

The Everett Public Schools (EPS) and its Homecoming 2013 organizers have finalized plans for this Saturday’s day-long festivities, highlighted by an extravagant parade and culminating in a football game between the Crimson Tide and their Greater Boston League rivals from Cambridge Rindge & Latin. The 2013 Everett High School Homecoming Parade will be held...

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Question of the Week What Are the Priorities for the School?: Demaria, Van Campen Share Their Approaches for Providing for the Schools

October 3, 2013
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Question of the Week What Are the Priorities for the School?: Demaria, Van Campen Share Their Approaches for Providing for the Schools

As a lead up to the upcoming Mayoral election, the first in Everett’s history that will give the Mayor a four-year term, The Everett Independent has engaged the two candidates for Mayor – Incumbent Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Alderman Robert Van Campen – with a series of questions about their ideas for leading the...

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Joint Convention of Bi-cameral Government Convened Monday: More than 60 Former, Present Members of the Body on Hand to Record History

October 3, 2013
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Joint Convention of Bi-cameral Government Convened Monday: More than 60 Former, Present Members of the Body on Hand to Record History

With just a little over three months remaining in Everett’s first form of municipal government, members of the Boards of Aldermen and Common Council – past and present – convened in the Council Chambers Monday night to witness the final Joint Convention of city government before the new city government takes over on January...

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Happy 105th

October 3, 2013
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Happy 105th

Residents of Whitney-Lorenti House on Summer Street, joined with Lucy Sylvester on September 27, to celebrate her 105th birthday. She was born in 1908. State Representative Wayne Matewsky presented Lucy with a citation on behalf of the House of Representatives, The Mayor and the City Council.

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Homecoming Celebration

October 3, 2013
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On this Saturday, the annual homecoming parade and festivities will be taking place throughout different sections of Everett from Glendale Square to Everett Square and to the Everett Stadium. The daylong event will start off the annual breakfast, followed by a 5K road race, the parade at noon, and all this will be  capped...

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Cynthia Sarnie Announces Her Candidacy for Councilor-at-large

October 3, 2013
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Cynthia Sarnie of 338 Main Street is pleased to announce her candidacy for Councilor At Large. Representing my constituents of the City of Everett for the past 8 years I have worked on their behalf to solve the many issues facing our city. A chief concern is the city’s quality of life. I support...

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Eagle Bank Donates $300 to Junior Achievement

October 3, 2013
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On August 22, 2013, Christine Falzarano (pictured left), Vice President at Eagle Bank, presented Bonnie Day, Grant Writer for Junior Achievement of Northern New England, with a $300 contribution.  Junior Achievement, founded in 1919, is a world-wide organization that empowers young people to own their economic success through education that fosters financial literacy, workforce...

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DeMaria Celebrates Primary Victory, But Looks Forward to General Election

October 3, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria celebrated his primary victory at the Orsogna Plaza Tuesday night with hundreds of supporters. “I’m so excited that the residents of Everett share our enthusiasm for the direction that Everett is headed,” DeMaria said to the cheering crowd.  “But we still have a lot of work to do over the next...

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Police Briefs 10-02-2013

October 3, 2013
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9/16 Romel Abraham, 51, 9 Portland St., Lynn, was arrested for trespassing, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer.   9/17 Allison Graham, 42, 207 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant.   9/18 Spencer Diogene, 21, 336 Broadway, Everett, was arrested for violating protection order. Richard Singer, 50, 21...

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Crimson Tide Rolls to 35-14 Win over St. John’s

October 3, 2013
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“Play like you want it.” These were the words Coach DiBiaso left his team with in the pregame huddle. Coming off a disappointing 20-8 loss to Xaverian and an extra week of practice from the bye the Crimson Tide knew they had a lot to prove against No. 3 St. John’s Prep. It wasn’t...

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Obituaries 10-02-2013

October 3, 2013
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Rachel Tozzi Of Everett Rachel C. Tozzi of Everett died on September 26. She was the beloved daughter of the late Alfonso and Grace Tozzi; beloved sister of Marie Bianchi and the late Roland of Florida and Giuseppe “Joe” Tozzi and his wife, Marie of Everett and is also survived by many beloved nieces...

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