Everett Celebrates National Night Out August 2

July 27, 2011
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Everett Celebrates National Night Out August 2

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., Chief Steven A. Mazzie and Target Corporation invite all to attend Everett’s Annual National Night Out. “I always enjoy National Night Out, it’s a great way to get neighbors together, and to spread the message that Everett is a safe community not just because of the hard working men and...

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An Unexpected Twist for St. Therese Church

July 27, 2011
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The Boston Archdiocese is allowing St. Therese’s Church to remain open. It will, according to officials, remain a sacred place, which is to say, in other communities like East Boston, the Mt. Carmel Church is being sold by the archdiocese – relegated to becoming just another piece of excess real estate. In Everett, St....

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Representative Smith Announces Support on $500,000 Grant to Upgrade Glendale Park

July 27, 2011
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State Representative Stephen ‘Stat’ Smith expressed strong support for the city’s application for funding assistance from the Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) Grant Program for making improvements at Glendale Park. The half-million dollar grant would be part of the monies used to improve walking paths, lighting, playing fields and other upgrades to...

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Tanker Safety an Issue

July 27, 2011
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The crash and subsequent explosion of a gasoline tank truck in Saugus on Route 1 last weekend killing the driver of the truck, causing part of the roadway to melt and causing fire damage to a few businesses adjacent to the heavily traveled roadway. The explosion was violent and enormous when it happened, sending...

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Police Briefs 07-27-2011

July 27, 2011
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Monday, July 18 Michael Dean, 46, 186 Springvale Ave., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. Paul Evans, 43, 207 Vine St., Everett, was arrested for violation of protective order. Xavier Vega, 18, 127 High St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery, intimidation of a witness. Tuesday, July 19 Steven Alexis,...

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Obituaries 07-27-2011

July 27, 2011
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Ruth Spinelli Retired Revere Teacher Ruth C. Spinelli of Stoneham, formerly of Reading and Revere, died July 23 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham.  She was 100 years old. She was born in Revere on October 18, 1910, the daughter of Tommaso Spinelli, born in Lucazano, Italy and Margaret (Forsythe) Spinelli, born...

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Archdiocese Rules St. Therese to Remain Open

July 20, 2011
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Archdiocese Rules St. Therese to Remain Open

After thousands of days in vigil, St. Therese Parish on Broadway will be allowed to remain open, but as a church for the Brazilian Catholic community.  All masses will be conducted in Portuguese. It is a move that dedicated vigil holders – who have manned the church day and night for seven years through...

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State Antes Up over $2m for Shute Library

July 20, 2011
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State Antes Up over $2m for Shute Library

Representative Stephen Stat Smith announced the awarding of $2,236,491 in construction grant money for the Shute Memorial Library from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners on July 14. The Shute Memorial Library is among eight libraries awarded grant money: the other libraries being in Athol, Grafton. Granby, Shutesbury, South Hadley, West Springfield and West Tisbury.  The expansion...

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Gaming Debate is Set for September

July 20, 2011
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Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo affirmed his commitment to advance legislation for an expanded gambling bill in September during an appearance at a legislative luncheon Monday at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. Appearing at the event with State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, DeLeo told the gathering, “One of the major items that I...

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Police Briefs 07-20-2011

July 20, 2011
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Monday, July 11 Diego Benninca, 23, 79 Boston St., Salem, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, equipment violation. Dennis Edwards, 56, Homeless, Somerville, was arrested on lewd, open and gross and warrant. Tuesday, July 12 Daniel Hernandez, 34, 25A Dyer Ave., Everett, was arrested for assault with intent to rape, open and...

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Speaker Deleo Announces Expanded Gambling Legislation

July 20, 2011
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo has announced that he is planning to have an expanded gambling bill on the governor’s desk for his signature in September. He made this announcement at the annual legislative luncheon in Winthrop, which was held by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce earlier this week. His unambiguous remarks are a reflection...

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Obituaries 07-20-2011

July 20, 2011
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Raymond Dunbrack Long time Everett school lunch program employee Raymond W. Dunbrack, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at home on July 18.  He was 71 years old. He was a retired mechanical technician for a machine shop and worked for many years for the school lunch program in the city of Everett. The...

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Eagle Bank Donates $2,000 Towards Community in Unity Block Party

July 13, 2011
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Eagle Bank Donates $2,000 Towards Community in Unity Block Party

On June 15, Heather Wetterneck, CRA Officer at Eagle Bank, presented Bishop Robert G. Brown, Senior Pastor of Zion Church Ministries with a $2,000 contribution towards the Annual Community in Unity Block Party.  Eagle Bank’s donation will support Zion’s continued community outreach to local residents through this event, which will provide food, entertainment and...

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The Dead of Summer

July 13, 2011
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It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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Mudhens Win ELL Minor League Title

July 13, 2011
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The Mudhens, under the direction of first-year manager Chuck Leo and coaches Frank Cafarella, Dennis Willcox, and Michael Bono, captured the 2011 Everett Little League Minor League championship. The Mudhens finished the regular season with a 9-3 record and then swept all three of their games in the double elimination postseason tournament to claim...

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Police Briefs 07-13-2011

July 13, 2011
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Monday, July 4  Ross Legallo, 41, 91 Broadway, Everett, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Maria Muse, 46, 81 Swan St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting and warrant. Jessica Reynolds, 28, 8 Foster St., Saugus, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. Marina Rivas, 40, 94 Malden St., Everett, was...

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Obituaries 07-13-2011

July 13, 2011
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Lawrence A. “Larry” Duffy Longtime Sagamore Club Bartender Lawrence A. “Larry” Duffy, a longtime member of the Sagamore Club, passed away in his Chelsea residence surrounded by his loving family following a brief but overwhelming illness. He was 65 years old. Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Lawrence J. and...

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Four Developers Vie for Old Everett High School Site

June 29, 2011
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Four Developers Vie for Old Everett High School Site

Jill M. Barringer, chief procurement officer for the City of Everett, has unsealed the Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the development of the old Everett High School property on Thursday morning. Four entities submitted bids to develop the 3.9-acre site located at 548 Broadway. They are Women’s Institute for Housing and Studio G Architects...

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Religious Group Originating in India Relocates to Everett

June 29, 2011
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A religious organization will soon be calling Everett’s Town Line neighborhood its new home. The Sikh Sangat Society of Boston has purchased an industrial building at 10 Thorndike St. for $1.128 million and plans to fully rehabilitate the building to be used for programs, classes and other events. The society is currently located in...

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Police Briefs 06-29-2011

June 29, 2011
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Monday, June 20 Orlando Vazquez Arroyo, 37, of 38 Woodville Avenue, Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with dangerous weapon. Keriann Downing, 38, of 16 Shirley Street, Everett, was arrested for being disorderly. Francisco E. Escamilla, 41, of 205 Ferry Street, Everett, was brought in for protective custody....

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The Mayor’s Race

June 29, 2011
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Presently, it is Mayor Carlo DeMaria versus mayoral hopeful Peter Napolitano in what is easily the most important race for elective office in this city. By every standard of measure, this is a David versus Goliath affair, with Napolitano facing an uphill battle of significant proportion. DeMaria is the clear bet to gain another...

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Whitey’s Back in Town

June 29, 2011
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Who among us has not been riveted by all the hype surrounding the capture and return to Boston of Whitey Bulger? He is at once the alleged former leader of the Irish mob in Boston and the longtime favorite rat for the FBI. Being the leader of the Irish mob and the FBI’s biggest...

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Obituaries 06-29-2011

June 29, 2011
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Robert ‘Booba’ Lake US Postal employee Robert M.”Booba” Lake of Lynn died at Tampa General Hospital in Florida on June 25 after a long illness. He was 51 years old. A long time US Postal employee, he was the beloved son of the late Robert W. and the late Vivian J. (Peterson) Lake; loving...

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Lt. Governor Joins the City of Everett to Break Ground on Air Force Road

June 22, 2011
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Lt. Governor Joins the City of Everett to Break Ground on Air Force Road

Special to the Independent Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray  joined Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., and state and local officials last Thursday to break ground on the $2 million Air Force Road improvement and expansion project, which will advance the larger RiverGreen Business Park Project, and has the potential to create up to 55 construction...

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