Casino Opposition Surfaces: Everett United Addresses Board of Aldermen

April 24, 2013
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The honeymoon, as they say is over. Local opponents to casino proposal began to surface, just as they have in every other Massachusetts community that is considering a casino proposal. Two local residents and two non-residents addressed the Board of Aldermen during the public comment period on Monday night to speak out against the...

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Analysis: Matewsky’s Victory Finalized; Time for Opponents to Move On: But New State Rep Should Be on His Guard as Well

April 24, 2013
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Between charges of smear tactics, scandals involving bad behavior, write-in campaigns, absentee ballots and recounts, it could be argued that the just completed Special Election for State Representative from Everett was not a showcase for all the best that democracy has to offer. I want to be clear on this subject. I am neither...

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Police Briefs 04-24-2013

April 24, 2013
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April 2 William Dunn, 46, 31 Fairview Terrace, Malden, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle. Shaquille Lee, 20, 10 Winter St., Quincy, was arrested on a warrant. April 3 Panofsky Dieujuste, 22, 605 Broadway, Everett, was arrested for possessing Class D with intent to distribute (2...

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EHS Baseball Team Wins Pair, Now 4-1

April 24, 2013
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The Everett High baseball team put it all together in both of its games this past week   outstanding pitching, timely hitting, and stellar defense   to earn a pair of victories and improve to 4-1 on the season. The Crimson Tide pulled out a nail-biter in a 3-2 triumph over Greater Boston League rival Malden...

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Obituaries 04-24-2013

April 24, 2013
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Patricia Nuzzo Her Family Was Her Greatest Joy Patricia F. (Cray) Nuzzo of Everett passed away at the Mass. General Hospital on April 19. She was 73 years old. Born in Malden on August 14,1939, she was the daughter of the late George and Isabelle (Holden) Cray and lived at Pine Banks where her...

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Welcome to the Wynn

April 18, 2013
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When Steve Wynn gave his first press conference in December about the possibility of building a hotel/casino in Everett, he downplayed the casino.  He said over and over again that his hotel was a luxury destination first and that the staff makes sure that everyone who visits a Wynn resort leaves with a great...

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Welcome to the Wynn: Everett Business Leaders Get a Chance to Visit the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas

April 17, 2013
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Welcome to the Wynn: Everett Business Leaders Get a Chance to Visit the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas

When Steve Wynn gave his first press conference in December about the possibility of building a hotel/casino in Everett, he downplayed the casino.  He said over and over again that his hotel was a luxury destination first and that the staff makes sure that everyone who visits a Wynn resort leaves with a great...

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Mass Bay Credit Union’s Grand Opening

April 17, 2013
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Mass Bay Credit Union’s Grand Opening

Blue balloons, prizes, coffee and cookies were available throughout the week of April 8-12 to welcome and inform members about the services available at Mass Bay Credit Union’s new Everett Branch location at 183 Main Street, which opened January 2013. “Our Grand Opening is a great way to show our appreciation to our current...

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Crime Down 28% over Last Five Years: Mayor and EPD Release Annual Report

April 17, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett Police Department recently released the EPD’s Annual Report, an extensive document that covers the previous year in Everett as it relates to policing and crime. The report is available for public viewing on the EPD website – everettpolicema.com. In the Annual Report, Everett saw an overall drop in...

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School Committee to Consider $63M Operating Budget

April 17, 2013
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The annual public hearing on the Everett School Department’s proposed budget was held last night (Tuesday, April 16) at 5:30 p.m., after the Independent’s deadline. According to Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire and Assistant Superintendent Charles Obremski, the School Committee was scheduled to preside over the presentation of a $63,6769,532 proposed school operating budget...

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School Committee Set to Vote Against School Choice

April 17, 2013
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According to Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire, the Everett School Committee was scheduled to hold a public hearing on the issue of whether or not to open Everett classrooms to students from outside of the district, on Tuesday, April 16, following the hearing on the FY 2014 school budget. However, the superintendent also noted...

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An Unspeakable Tragedy

April 17, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sinks into my mind. One is almost immune when you hear about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....

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Falter Spins One Hitter, Crimson Tide Win, 4-0

April 17, 2013
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When Sophomore Lawrence Falter gave up a line drive base hit to the first batter he faced Saturday morning at Methuen, little could the Methuen lineup have suspected, as their lead off-man rounded first to the claps and cheers of his teammates, that this would be their only base hit for the next seven...

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Obituaries 04-17-2013

April 17, 2013
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Brigida ‘Noni’ Saldutti Of Everett Brigida “Noni” Saldutti of Everett died on April 9.  The beloved wife of the late Michele, she was the mother of Salvatore R. of Everett and was predeceased by her siblings.  She is survived by one granddaughter, Tinamarie Saldutti and two great grandsons, Anthony and Salvatore DiPierro.  Funeral arrangements...

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911 Dispatcher Receives Citation: Landoli Credited with Helping to Save Choking Child

April 10, 2013
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911 Dispatcher Receives Citation: Landoli Credited with Helping to Save Choking Child

Everett 911 dispatcher Michael Landoli was honored by Mayor Carlo DeMaria and members of the Board of Aldermen Monday night for his actions during his dispatch shift several months ago, which helped the Everett fire department save the life of a choking child. Mayor DeMaria, reading from the citation, recalled Landoli’s efforts during an...

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Top Tier of the Tide: Kenny Calaj Concludes His Brilliant Career with Three Super Bowl Rings

April 10, 2013
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Top Tier of the Tide: Kenny Calaj Concludes His Brilliant Career with Three Super Bowl Rings

Soccer was in his blood but football was in his heart. Kenny Calaj, whose father Marcos played soccer in Brazil becoming coming to the United States in 1993, tried soccer but switched over to football at an early age. He played Pop Warner football before taking his still developing skills in to the Everett...

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Matewsky Challenges the Vote Totals: Says He Will Resign Council Seat at a Later Date

April 10, 2013
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Newly elected State Representative and veteran Common Councilor Wayne Matewsky said Monday night that he has challenged the official vote count from last week’s special election and left little doubt that he intends to fight to clear his name, after what he called “one of the dirtiest elections in Everett ever.” Matewsky said that...

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No Word on Recount as Yet: Hanlon Campaign Has Until April 11 to Decide

April 10, 2013
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According to City Clerk Michael Matarazzo, there has been no decision as yet from the Hanlon Campaign, about whether or not to pursue a recount. “My understanding is that he (Hanlon) just wants to sit down and make sure that all of votes were counted,” said Matarazzo, hinting that the election results are likely...

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Smith Sentenced to Four Months in Jail

April 10, 2013
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Stephen Smith, former state representative for Everett, was sentenced to four months in prison for voter fraud Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Smith, 57, will also serve a year of probation and must pay a $20,000 fine. Smith pleaded guilty to two civil rights misdemeanor counts of voter fraud in December. He resigned from...

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Police and Public Safety Issues Top Aldermen’s Agenda

April 10, 2013
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If Monday night’s Board of Aldermen’s meeting had a theme, it was undoubtedly related to crime and public safety, as at least four resolutions and orders dealt with the perceived increase in crime in the city, particularly violent crimes. From an order from Mayor Carlo DeMaria that the city consider restricting the hours at...

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City to Complete an Energy Audit with Ameresco

April 10, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. is pleased to report that the City of Everett, through the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), has received access to a contract with Ameresco, a company that specializes in energy audits and facility retrofitting projects, to conduct and energy audit of existing City facilities. The MAPC provides technical assistance to...

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An Expenditure That No One Wants, But has to be Done

April 10, 2013
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We congratulate Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr. on undertaking this year’s Capital Improvement Plan.  The cost for this plan is pegged at more than $8.6M. In this election year, when the new charter goes into effect and the mayoralty term changes from two to four years, some mayors might have scrapped a large expenditure like...

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Police Briefs 04-10-2013

April 10, 2013
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March 25 Elder Baptista-Teixeira, 23, 47 Kinsman St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. March 26 Alex DeJorge, 38, 80 Camary Rd., Medford, was arrested on warrants. March 27 Michael McQueeney, Jr., 33, 51 West Baltimore St., Lynn, was arrested on warrants. Anthony Teixeira, 33, 2 Harris St., Revere, was arrested for indecent exposure....

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EHS Baseball Team Wins Season Opener

April 10, 2013
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The Everett High baseball team won its opening game of the season and gave first year head coach Joe Lento his first career head coaching victory with a dramatic 7-6 victory over Lynn Classical Monday evening under the lights at Fraser Field in Lynn. “It was a long night, but definitely a worthwhile one,”...

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