The Easter Holiday

April 20, 2011
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Just about everything has changed in our lives during the past few decades. Nothing is the way it used to be anymore. Easter, however, remains the year’s most hopeful holiday for Christians everywhere, bringing together family and friends for a great Easter dinner and the children for the search for eggs filled with sweets....

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DeLeo and Governor in Sync with Health Insurance Bill

April 20, 2011
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The House of Representatives led by Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo has put clear language in its 2012 budget bill that will allow cities and towns to enroll their municipal employees in health insurance programs that will save the cities and towns millions and millions of dollars. This includes the city of Everett,...

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String and Orchestra Night a Big Success

April 20, 2011
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The Everett Public Schools Music Department put on a show two weeks ago that would be the envy of most upper-class fancy type suburban schools. More than 400 Everett Public School students played to a packed house inside the Frederick Foresteire Center for the Performing Arts. The students played the violin, the base and...

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Softball Team Shuts Out Lynn English, 12-0

April 20, 2011
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Michelle Zullo and Rebecca Burley combined to pitch seven innings of shutout softball and their teammates provided plenty of offense and defense as the Everett High softball team pasted Northeastern Conference rival Lynn English, 12-0, Friday. Zullo went the first five innings and yielded just two hits while fanning six and walking only two....

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EHS Baseball Team Edges Methuen, 6-5

April 20, 2011
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Shawn McGrath pitched a complete game six hitter and Rob DeLuca banged two doubles and knocked in three runs to lead the Everett High baseball team to a 6-5 triumph over Methuen last Thursday. However, despite having led 5-0 at one point, the Crimson Tide needed a balk by a Methuen pitcher in the...

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Kernan, Steeves, Colson Win for EHS Girls Track

April 20, 2011
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Maeve Kernan, Katie Steeves, and Daryl Colson captured first place in their respective events for the Everett High girls track team in their meet with Malden last week. Kernan won the two mile run in a time of 13:05.3; Steeves sped to victory in the 200 meter dash in 29.8; and Colson topped the...

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Duperier is Triple Winner for Boys Track

April 20, 2011
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Peter Duperier scored 15 points by taking home first place in three events for the Everett High boys track team in their meet with Malden last week. Peter captured the 400 meter race in 54.3 seconds; the 200 meter dash in 24.2; and the long jump with a leap of 17-0 to record one...

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Obituaries 04-20-2011

April 20, 2011
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Rose Anne Palermo Retired Stitcher Rose Anne Palermo, a retired stitcher in the garment industry and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died in Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday evening, April 12 following a brief illness. She was 86 years old. Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale...

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Student Government Day at the State House

April 13, 2011
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Student Government Day at the State House

  Recently, Everett High School seniors Yasmine Akib and Laura Laforest participated in the 64th annual Student Government Day held at the State House in Boston. This program encourages students to learn about state government, to become active citizens, and to develop an understanding of the rights and responsibilities we share in a democracy....

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DeMaria will Seek Another Term – The Mayor has Officially Announced his Re-election Campaign

April 13, 2011
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Independent Staff Mayor Carlo DeMaria  is announcing a bid for a third mayoral term. In this week’s edition of the Independent, the mayor indicates that he will be pulling papers with his campaign staff and supporters throughout the city gathering signatures. “I am proud to seek a third term as mayor,” he told the...

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Everett Resident Helps Police Pull Men from Burning Car

April 13, 2011
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It sounded like two buildings had collided. The banging, crashing noise was like a shotgun going off at close range, and it was enough to make three young people from Everett, all 2010 graduates of Everett High School (EHS), stop gassing up their car and totally shake them out of the norms of everyday...

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EHS Baseball Team Opens in a Big Way

April 13, 2011
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The Everett High baseball team did everything right in its delayed season opener last Wednesday in a 24-0 victory over Chelsea. The contest, which was postponed from Tuesday because of inclement weather, saw Coach Joe Marchese’s Crimson Tide parlay overpowering pitching with some heavy hitting to open their 2011 campaign on a positive note....

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Mayor Seeking Third Term

April 13, 2011
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria has announced that he will be seeking a third term for mayor. The announcement comes as absolutely no surprise as the mayor as has been forward and open about his wanting to seek another term. Presently, he will be pulling papers and subsequently gathering signatures as he puts together another campaign....

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Dowe Wins Shot, Discus in Meet with Somerville

April 13, 2011
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Senior Co-Captain Dexter Dowe won the shot put and the discus to pace the Everett High boys track team in their season opening meet with Somerville last week. Dexter won the shot with a toss of 44-11.5, which also qualified him for the spring Division 1 State Championships, and took the discus with a...

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Zullo Opens Season with One Hitter

April 13, 2011
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Michelle Zullo tossed a one hit shutout to pace the Everett High softball team to a 16-0 romp over Swampscott last Thursday. Michelle’s line showed her striking out seven and yielding only one walk in the full seven innings. Everett jumped out to a quick lead in the first inning with a two out...

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Kernan Wins Two Mile Run for EHS Girls

April 13, 2011
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Maeve Kernan brought home first place in the two mile run for the Everett High girls track team in their meet last week against Somerville. Maeve ran to victory in a time of 13:10.8. Other Lady Crimson Tide performers who earned points were Amber Whitney with a second place effort in the  400 meter...

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Spring Training in Fla. for EHS Softball Team

April 13, 2011
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The Everett High softball team enjoyed a productive pre-season, spring training trek to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Although the weather was a bit uncooperative with some rain, the Everett girls nonetheless played a doubleheader against Wasau West, Wisconsin and  Piqua, Ohio. “The girls raised...

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Police Briefs 04-13-2011

April 13, 2011
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Monday, April 4 Marco Pascuccio, 25, 308 Broadway, Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. Melissa Shields, 19, 34 Cross St., Malden, was arrested on warrants. Christopher Wells, 27, 11 Pearl St., Everett, was arrested for distribution of  Class A drug. Tuesday, April 5 Kens Bonhomme, 19, 104 Clark St., Everett, was arrested...

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Obituaries 04-13-2011

April 13, 2011
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Corinne Forgione Wakefield resident Corinne J. (Aretusi) Forgione of Wakefield, formerly of Reading, died on April 9. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph Forgione; beloved mother of Corinne Biberger of Reading and the late Beverly McGrann; mother in-law of Martin McGrann of Canton; dear sister of Mary Bell of Florida and...

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Everett Charter Commission Holds Public Hearing on Restructuring of City Government

April 6, 2011
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Everett Charter Commission Holds Public Hearing on Restructuring of City Government

The Everett Charter Commission held a public hearing to give residents an opportunity to make their comments about the proposed changes in the structure of Everett government as outlined in the Commission’s comprehensive preliminary report. In his remarks at the hearing held last Wednesday night at the city council chambers, Chairman Paul Schlosberg said...

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ACCNE Holds 5th Annual International Trade Night

April 6, 2011
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ACCNE Holds 5th Annual International Trade Night

The Air Cargo Club of New England (ACCNE), a non profit organization founded in 1965 by industry professionals in the various fields of Cargo held its 5th Annual International Trade Night on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Four Points Sheraton in Revere, MA.  Michelle DeFronzo, the recently appointed ACCNE President and owner of IMEX Cargo in Boston...

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Phunk Phenomenon Set for National Television Appearance

April 6, 2011
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Phunk Phenomenon Set for National Television Appearance

Tomorrow night the Phunk Phenomenon dance team based out of the Everett studio led by Reia Briggs-Connor and her husband, Rick, will get some national exposure. The seven-member Phunk Phenomenon dance group will be appearing on the Music Television (MTV) show, “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” that debuts Thursday at 10 p.m....

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Mayor Continues Push for Development in Everett

April 6, 2011
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Mayor Continues Push for Development in Everett

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. held a follow up meeting with State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Gregory Bialecki.  The Mayor invited Secretary Bialecki to Everett as a follow up from a communication with the Housing and Economic Development office.  Secretary Bialecki showed sincere interest in the Mayor’s future vision of the city and...

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Police Briefs 04-06-2011

April 6, 2011
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Sunday, March 27 Silvestre DeSousa, 34, 21 Everett Ave., Somerville, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Marcilio Malvar, 41, 5 Kilby St., Woburn, was arrested for operating under the influence of drugs (3rd offense), operating motor vehicle with suspended license, failure to keep right. Claudinei Pereira, 34, 21 Everett Ave.,...

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