Community Comes Together for Fall Clean up

December 4, 2013
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Community Comes Together for Fall Clean up

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett held a hugely successful Fall Clean Up Event on Saturday, November 23rd. Residents and City workers came together in an effort to ready properties throughout the City for the holiday season. Volunteers removed debris, raked, swept and collected leaves and branches. A delicious lunch was provided...

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Showing Support

December 4, 2013
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Showing Support

Wynn Resorts has committed to a “Chairman’s Circle” Sponsorship through the 2015 season in support of A Company Christmas at Pops. As part of the partnership, Wynn Resorts will support various community outreach ventures and cross-promotional opportunities. The sponsorship agreement was commemorated by a cocktail reception hosted at Surrender Nightclub on November 17 at...

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$2.8 Million in School and City Budget Adjustments Approved: Authorizes New Fund to Address Post-employment Benefit Costs

December 4, 2013
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The Common Council, in two separate votes on Monday night, authorized budget transfers and reductions to balance the city’s budget accounting for state aid reductions in the FY 2014 budget process. According to City Auditor Richard Viscay the moves were necessary, because the city had built its budget for FY 2014, based on Governor...

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Renovation of Council Chamber to Begin Right Away

December 4, 2013
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The Everett Common Council cleared the way for a complete renovation of the City Council meeting chambers Monday night, with a 10-0 vote of the Common Council to “accept and dispose of” the 96 theater style seats that currently make up the public gallery of Peter J. McCarren Memorial Chamber. By affirming a vote...

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Pair of Joint Conventions Planned for December: Dec. 9 Hearing on Tax Rate and Dec. 16 Zoning Hearing Scheduled

December 4, 2013
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The final month of bi-cameral municipal rule in Everett is going to be a busy one, with full schedules for both the Common Council and Board of Aldermen already on the calendar this month and now comes word that the Mayor has called a pair of Joint Conventions in December as well. On Monday,...

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City Set to Kick off Holiday Season This Friday

December 4, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Everett Chamber of Commerce, and the Office of Human Services are pleased to announce that the Human Services Holiday Fundraiser has been moved to this Friday, December 6th, to coincide with the City’s Annual Tree Lighting and Downtown Open House. The holiday celebration will begin at 4:30pm in Everett Square...

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New Council Chambers

December 4, 2013
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Some residents may look at the renovations planned for the Peter McCrarren Memorial Chamber as an unnecessary expense of $30,000 at this time especially with state aid down. However, we agree with elected officials to spend the money.. The new Chamber will reflect the historic governmental change that has happened in our city as...

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Tree Lighting This Friday

December 4, 2013
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The annual tree lightning ceremony in Everett Square is set for this Friday starting at 4:30 rain or shine. We encourage residents to come on down and enjoy the festivities with their family as we get into the holiday spirit. Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the City of Everett, and the Everett Chamber of Commerce are...

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Police Briefs 12-04-2013

December 4, 2013
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11/11 Norman  Jimenez, 34, 133 Walnut St., Malden, was arrested for shoplifting and warrants. Darisel Rivera, 19, 6 Hanson St., Somerville, was arrested on protective custody 11/13 Stephanie Cruz, 26, 30 Parker St., Everett, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime with intent to commit crime, malicious destruction of property over $250. 11/14 Marc...

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Obituaries 12-04-2013

December 4, 2013
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Francis ‘Frank’ Falzone Retired Massport Toll Taker; Owned Falzone’s Variety Store Francis J. “Frank” Falzone, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on November 26 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. He was 87 years old. Born in Everett, he owned and operated Falzone’s Variety Store, corner of Nichols and Florence Streets, Everett for many years...

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Human Services Receives Holiday Season Donations

November 26, 2013
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Human Services Receives Holiday Season Donations

The City of Everett’s Office of Human Services recently received several donations to its Holiday Assistance Program for Everett families.  Due to the generous support from local businesses and residents, each year Human Services is able to provide Thanksgiving baskets and holiday meals to support hundreds of local families, children, and seniors. And this...

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City Welcomes New Sustainability and Environmental Planner

November 26, 2013
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City Welcomes New Sustainability and Environmental Planner

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Gove as the new Sustainability and Environmental Planner for the City. Gove joins the City with several years of experience in identifying and managing sustainability practices and projects.  He brings a working knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations and programs.  Most recently,...

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Zonta Club Donates Gift Cards to Everett Students

November 26, 2013
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Zonta Club Donates Gift Cards to Everett Students

The Zonta Club of Chelsea recently made a generous donation of Market Basket gift cards to the Everett Public Schools, which administrators will distribute to deserving families in time for the holidays. Zonta Club Service Committee Chair Barbara Lawlor and Treasurer Elizabeth Fama presented the gift cards to (from left), Assistant Superintendent of Schools...

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Lafayette School 6th Grade Class Keeps Art Program Going

November 26, 2013
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Lafayette School 6th Grade Class Keeps Art Program Going

The City recently thanked members of the Lafayette School’s 6th grade class for painting the utility box located at the intersection of Shute Street and Dunster Road. The class participated in the Mayor’s ongoing initiative to paint utility boxes around the City in an effort to curb graffiti and vandalism and encourage and promote...

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Wynn Casino Proposal Won’t Be Hurt by Federal Investigation: Revere Working to Keep Suffolk Downs Proposal Alive

November 26, 2013
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The federal and state investigations into the land deal that Wynn Resorts made as the basis for its Everett casino proposal, should not affect the casino giant’s proposal or its qualifications to earn the sole gaming license in Eastern Massachuasetts, according to statements Mass Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby made to CBS last week....

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Tree Lighting Celebration Set for December 6ths

November 26, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the City of Everett, and the Everett Chamber of Commerce are inviting all residents to Everett’s 2013 Tree Lighting Ceremony and Downtown Open House.  The festivities will take place on Friday, December 6th in Everett Square beginning at 4:30PM.  Come join Santa in lighting the City’s tree and kicking off the...

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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving: Our Uniquely American Holiday

November 26, 2013
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Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend it than Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do, or be,...

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Remember Those in Need: There Are Many Ways to Help Those Less Fortunate

November 26, 2013
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Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks...

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Obituaries 11-27-2013

November 26, 2013
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Theresa Dascoli Of Revere, formerly of Everett Theresa (DeMaio) Dascoli of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on November 20 at Tufts Medical Center. She was 84 years old. Born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Cesare and Carmela (Finiachiaro), she lived in Everett before moving to Revere. A homemaker, devoted to her...

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Well-known Sculptor, Ndricim Bejko, Lectures at Everett Arts Meeting

November 20, 2013
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Well-known Sculptor, Ndricim Bejko, Lectures at Everett Arts Meeting

Ndricim Bejko, sculptor, was cordially welcomed at the latest business meeting of Everett Arts Association. Ndricim, also known as “Jimmy” gave a most interesting talk about his work. He is employed as a lead sculpting assistant, designing and creating sculpture in conservation, restoration and replicating historically significant pieces. Shown are examples of the head...

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City Moving Forward with Testing at 7-acre Park: Errickson Stresses That No Soil Contamination Expected to Be Found

November 20, 2013
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City Moving Forward with Testing at 7-acre Park: Errickson Stresses That No Soil Contamination Expected to Be Found

Planning and Development Director Jamie Errickson appeared before the Common Council on Monday night to update the body on soil and water testing at Seven Acre Park, at the request of Councilor Lorrie Bruno. According to Errickson, who had previously sent correspondence to the Council outlining the lack of evidence of a breach of...

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Stunning Exit: Everett High Falls to Central Catholic in North Title Game

November 20, 2013
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Stunning Exit: Everett High Falls to Central Catholic in North Title Game

The Everett High School football team had its hopes for a state championship ended by Central Catholic High School, falling to the Raiders, 20-15, in the Division 1 North final before a large crowd Saturday at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. In an exciting contest with several twists and turns, the Crimson Tide had taken...

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Lower Broadway Zoning Clears Final Hurdle: Council Vote Establishes New Economic Development Zone

November 20, 2013
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The Everett Common Council completed its second vote in favor of the new Lower Broadway Economic Development District (LBEDD) zoning on Monday night, completing the official adoption of the new zoning and giving the city’s planning and community development department a critical tool it needs to attract and encourage redevelopment of the largely industrial...

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The Crimson Tide Fall to Central Catholic 20-15

November 20, 2013
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Everett’s shot at fourth consecutive Super Bowl title was wiped out Saturday afternoon, as the Crimson Tide fell to the Central Catholic Raiders 20-15 in the Division 1 North semifinals at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. Both the Tide and Raiders were coming into the championship game hungry for the chance to play at Gillette...

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