Aldermen Vote to Approve New Zoning and Redevelopment Authority

October 30, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen voted overwhelmingly, on Monday night, in favor of creating new zoning district for the Lower Broadway neighborhood and then quickly followed that decision with two votes that established the need for and then created a new Everett Redevelopment Authority. The votes help to put in place the needed planning and...

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Mayor DeMaria Encouraged by Everett’s Future

October 30, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria showed excitement about the future of Everett after the new Zoning for the Lower Broadway Neighborhood and the establishment of a Redevelopment Authority passed the Board of Aldermen Monday night. “This is a great time for the City of Everett,” DeMaria said.   “The support from the City Council goes a long...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday: Important Offices, Issues for Voters to Decide

October 30, 2013
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When the Founding Fathers drew up our Constitution, the notion of a democratic form of government, in which every citizen was given the right to vote (although admittedly, citizenship in the late 18th century was conferred solely upon white males) was an almost-heretical concept in a world ruled by royals and oligarchs. However, more...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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Everett High Football Wins GBL Championship

October 30, 2013
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In a fitting end to a dominant regular season, the Everett Crimson Tide handedly defeated the Malden Golden Tornados 35-0 to win their 19th straight GBL title. The win marks Everett’s third shut out of the season. The Tide’s stonewall defense led by Angel Duarte, CJ Parvelus, and Josh Palmer kept teams to just...

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Obituaries 10-30-2013

October 30, 2013
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Linda Mastrocola Of Florida, formerly of Everett Linda Mastrocola of Naples, Florida, formerly of Everett, passed away on October 13. She was 63 years old. Linda graduated from Everett High School and worked as Function Manager for Jean’s Caterers. She followed this by working for 911 in Everett for several years and then moved...

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Honoring Dr. Alfred Mavilio

October 25, 2013
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Honoring Dr. Alfred Mavilio

Mayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to present Dr. Alfred Mavilio, owner of Mavilio Alfred P DDS on Broadway, with a citation honoring 53 years of practicing dentistry in the City of Everett. Dr. Mavilio is a graduate of Everett High School, a graduate of Boston University, where he received his bachelor’s degree and a graduate of...

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What Are Each Candidates Top Priorities?

October 25, 2013
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What Are Each Candidates Top Priorities?

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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Debate Is on: DeMaria, VanCampen to Square-off on Nov. 1

October 25, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Ward 5 Alderman Robert Van Campen have agreed to a Mayoral Debate in advance of the November 5 election, giving voters a chance to see and compare the two candidates side by side . The candidates will meet at Everett High School at 7 p.m., on Friday, November 5. The...

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Suffolk Downs Casino Vote Must Go Forward

October 25, 2013
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The future of the Suffolk Downs resort casino proposal remained in doubt this week, even as Secretary of State William Galvin ruled that the November 5, referendum question must be allowed to go forward and then admitted that the results – no matter what the outcome – could end up being legally challenged by...

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DeMaria to Present Zoning for Lower Broadway District

October 25, 2013
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On Monday, October 28th, Mayor Carlo DeMaria will present to the City Council at a Joint Committee meeting, the new Lower Broadway Economic Development District Zoning.  This new zoning is needed to support the proposed Wynn Everett LLC development, and is designed to establish updated land use regulations for much of the Lower Broadway...

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Mike Mattarazzo to Talk about Everett History at Senior Center

October 25, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Council on Aging welcomes City Clerk and Everett Historian Michael Matarazzo to the Connolly Center on Wednesday, November 13th at 11AM for an in depth discussion on the history of the City of Everett past and present. Matarazzo is an avid collector of Everett memorabilia, and also currently serves as the...

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Election Day Is Nearing

October 25, 2013
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Election Day is less than two weeks away and we urge our readers to start paying close attention to the candidates who they will be meeting as they ask for their votes on November 5. As we have said before and it is reiterated in this week’s Letter to the Editor by Rosemary Miller,...

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Letters Editor

October 25, 2013
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Looking at the new form of government Dear Editor, With the election for the first unicameral government just two weeks away, I feel it is important for the voters of Everett to understand how this change will affect them and how to vote. First and foremost, the new Everett City Council will consist of...

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Guest Op-Ed: the Real Cost of Mayor Demaria’s Government

October 25, 2013
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It costs more per person to run the city of Everett than any other city in Greater Boston. That’s a fact. And it’s a sad fact for local residents.  When you combine the high cost of government with the highest commercial industrial tax rate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you have a city with...

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Leonard Jordan Announces for Council at Large Seat

October 25, 2013
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The following is the announcement for Leonard Jordan who is a candidate for City Council at Large: Hello, my name is Leonard Jordan and I’m a candidate for councilor at large on the new City Council. I’m running city wide. I’m married to my wife Allison and I’m the father of two sons; Joseph,...

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Peter Napolitano Announces for Council at Large Post

October 25, 2013
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The following is the announcement of Peter Napolitano who is a candidate for City Council at Large: My name is Peter A. Napolitano and I am a candidate for the new City Council elected city wide this fall. I have been honored to serve the residents of Everett for many years as a member...

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Everett Shuts out Somerville, 34-0

October 25, 2013
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Ever since their loss to Xaverian just over a month ago Everett (5-1) has handily beaten their opponents, allowing just 26 points while scoring over 140 in the last four games. To add to their month of dominance the Crimson Tide shut out its second team of the season on Friday night against Somerville...

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Obituaries 10-23-2013

October 25, 2013
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Theresa ‘Terry’ Hallowell Of Everett Theresa G. “Terry” (Carducci) Hallowell of Everett died on October 17. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward; mother of Mona, Dona and Elena; sister of the late Louis Carducci, Albert Carducci, Mary Logue and Edith Philbrook and is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews....

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Mayor DeMaria Attends Topping off Ceremony

October 16, 2013
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Mayor DeMaria Attends Topping off Ceremony

Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently attended the Topping Off Ceremony of the former Charleston Chew property, currently being redeveloped by Andy Montelli, of Post Road Residential. The Topping Off Ceremony included the addition of the last piece of steel to be added to the development. The new development, named “The Batch Yard” in honor of...

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ZAC’s World Walks for Autism Speaks

October 16, 2013
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ZAC’s World Walks for Autism Speaks

The Zac’s World team, consisting of Everett residents and honoring Zachary Sylvain LaMontagne, is pictured at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks, a fundraising walk held October 6 at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. Proceeds went to Autism Speaks’ mission to fund research, increase awareness and family services, and advocate for individuals with autism...

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Question of the Week: What Should Be Done with the Former High School on Broadway?

October 16, 2013
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Question of the Week: What Should Be Done with the Former High School on Broadway?

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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Everett Credit Union Unites for Good

October 16, 2013
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Everett Credit Union Unites for Good

On October 17, 2013, Everett Credit Union will celebrate International Credit Union (ICU) Day® by celebrating our cooperative spirit.  Unlike many banks, we at Everett Credit Union are not in business to make a profit. Credit unions all over the world are a united front focused on you, the members, with an unwavering belief...

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Wynn Resorts Announces Career Showcase Events: Mayor DeMaria Trumpets Casino’s Commitment to the City

October 16, 2013
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Wynn Resorts is holding a Career Showcase in Everett and a Diversity Showcase in Cambridge this month. The Career Showcase will highlight potential future opportunities at the proposed Wynn Resort in Everett and feature current Wynn employees from Las Vegas who will be available for informal one-on-one discussions. On Monday, October 28, and Tuesday...

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