Mayor: “State Confirms $3.5 Million in Free Cash”

November 2, 2011
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. was very pleased to hear from the Department of Revenue and their certification of the city’s $3.5 Million in Free Cash.  With the good news from the State, the Mayor is continuing to face the challenge of shrinking the fixed costs of the city, costs that drive the largest portion...

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Will the Proposed City Charter Fly?

November 2, 2011
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Does Everett need to change its form of government?  That is the question before the voters on Tuesday. In the last municipal election, voters overwhelmingly supported the creation of a charter commission to re-draft a new city charter. One major highlight of the newly proposed Charter is going from a bi-cameral form of government...

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Election 2011

November 2, 2011
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Election Day, November 8 is less than a week away and while many consider this a quiet election for Everett, there is a very active Mayor’s race between Councilor Peter Napolitano and current Mayor Carlo DeMaria as well as the possible adoption of a new city charter. Both candidates for Mayor are taking nothing...

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Get out and Vote

November 2, 2011
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There is much at stake in Everett this year as voters prepare to go to the polls. Perhaps the single most important question awaiting the final verdict of the voters of this city in the election next Tuesday is whether or not Everett voters choose to continue with a bi-cameral form of government and...

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For Mayor

November 2, 2011
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We do not endorse candidates in the Independent. Rather, we let the voters make their decision based on their own understanding of the issues confronting the city and who exactly they want to lead the city as the mayor of Everett. On Tuesday, voters decide whether incumbent Mayor Carlo DeMaria deserves another term or...

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Hats off to Jonathan Dibiaso

November 2, 2011
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During the game with Medford last week, Crimson Tide quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso re-wrote the record books and continued adding to his reputation as the highest scoring quarterback in Massachusetts football history by throwing 6 touchdown passes on the way to a 41-14 victory. He now has thrown 88 touchdowns and is nearing the 100...

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Dibiaso Passes Them All Everett Quarterback Sets State’s All-time TD Record

November 2, 2011
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They came to watch Everett High quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso make history and true to form the 6-foot-1-inch senior made it happen in spectacular fashion. DiBiaso became the Massachusetts all-time career leader in touchdown passes after throwing for six scores in Everett’s 41-14 victory over Medford Friday night at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. If you...

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Obituaries 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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Marie Anne Nelson Chelsea resident Marie Anne (Moreau) Nelson of Chelsea died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on October 24 following a brief illness. She was 80 years old. Born and raised in Haiti, she attended schools there. She settled in Chelsea in 1988 and has been a resident ever since. She...

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Police Briefs 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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Monday, October 24 Travis Beck, 20, 40 King St., Littleton, MA, was arrested for shoplifting, assault and battery. Ashlee Gagliardi, 28, 184 Main St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant and shoplifting. Richard Hartnett, 19 90 Malden St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting, assault and battery (2 counts). Osagie Ihegie, 19, 66B Malden St.,...

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Who You Gonna Call? Local Group Takes Scientific Approach to Seeking out and Solving Ghost Stories, Paranormal Experiences

October 26, 2011
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Who You Gonna Call? Local Group Takes Scientific Approach to Seeking out and Solving Ghost Stories, Paranormal Experiences

Scott Trainito doesn’t nec­essarily believe in ghosts – or more appropriately, the paranormal – but that hasn’t stopped him from looking for them time and again over the past five years. As the founder of Para-Boston Investigators, based in East Boston, the Everett resi­dent and Eastie postman has put together a diverse team of...

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The Race for Mayor: DeMaria and Napolitano Answer Questions from Everett’s Immigrant Community in Forum

October 26, 2011
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The Race for Mayor: DeMaria and Napolitano Answer Questions from Everett’s Immigrant Community in Forum

With less than two weeks to go before election day, both mayoral candidates, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Councilor Peter Napolitano can be likened to sprinters in a hundred yard dash as they seek to get their message out to as many Everett voters as possible. On Tuesday night, the two candidates squared off before...

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Looking Ahead to Heating Costs

October 26, 2011
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We have come to the moment in time every year when we finally turn on the heat to beat the cold that becomes pervasive inside our homes. The weather has changed. You better have oil in your tank or gas coming through the line into your home or it is going to get pretty...

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Everett Shows Up in Showdown: Crimson Tide Top BC High in Marquee Non-league Matchup

October 26, 2011
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The Boston College High School student rooting section had reason to be on its feet: its football team was challenging No. 1-ranked Everett in a game that was shaping up as a classic. But in one dramatic play, Everett High quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso and receiver Jaylen McRae turned the Tide. DiBiaso connected with...

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Police Briefs 10-26-2011

October 26, 2011
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Monday, October 17 Eddy Guillaume, 18, 12 Glendale Tr., Everett, was arrested for receiving/buying stolen property, possessing Class D with intent to distribute, and carrying a knife. Uzoma Harris, 19, 11 Fenwood Rd., Roxbury, was arrested for receiving/buying stolen property. Samuel Lewis, 19, 3 Mt. Vernon St., Melrose, was arrested for receiving/buying stolen property....

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Obituaries 10-26-2011

October 26, 2011
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Cosmo ‘Sonny’ Luciano Retired Vice President of Former M&M Trucking Co. Cosmo M. “Sonny” Luciano, a lifelong resident of Everett, died unexpectedly at the Mass. General Hospital  on October 23. He was 76 years old. Born in Everett, he was the retired Vice President of the former M&M Trucking Co., working for over 30 years....

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Everett Schools Homecoming King and Queen

October 20, 2011
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Everett Schools Homecoming King and Queen

The Everett Schools held a successful Homecoming Parade and Game Saturday. Shown above on the Homecoming Float in the parade are Homecoming King Keenan Shelton and Queen Barbara Coelho and the Queen’s Ladies in Waiting Vianca Colocho, Rachel Holt, Deanna Johnson, and Katelyn Steeves. See additional parade photos on pages 4 and 5.

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Pope John’s Fineran Inducted in to Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame

October 20, 2011
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Pope John’s Fineran Inducted in to Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame

Richard Fineran never played or coached volleyball until 1997 when at the age of 49 he founded the volleyball program at Northeast Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield. Six years later Fineran’s team won the Commonwealth Athletic Conference championship. He stepped away from the game for one year before coming out of retirement to...

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Sen. DiDomenico and Rep. Smith Announce Additional Funding for Everett

October 20, 2011
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Last week, the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012 Supplemental Appropriations bill, which allowed for approximately $422,506 in additional local aid funding for Everett. “This is great news for Everett,” said Senator Sal DiDomenico.   “These funds can be used by the City to address any unmet needs brought on by budget...

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The Everett Homecoming 2011; a Huge, over the Top Success

October 20, 2011
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The 2011 Everett Homecoming was, once again, a tremendous success enjoyed by thousands and setting the example for the way a homecoming should be run. The football game, before a massive crowd, saw the Crimson Tide demolish the strong Xaverian football team to remain undefeated and number one in the state of Massachusetts. We...

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‘V’ is for Vondell and Victory: Langston Powers Tide to 42-21 Win

October 20, 2011
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It’s a fact that Everett has the most productive passing offense in the state led by quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso. On Saturday the Crimson Tide showed it can take the ground route as well with senior Vondell Langston seizing center stage in the biggest game of the season to-date. Langston scored two touchdowns and rushed...

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Police Briefs 10-19-2011

October 20, 2011
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Monday, October 10 Adrian Garcia, 18, 195 Prospect St., Cambridge, was arrested for being a disorderly person, transporting/carrying liquor while a minor, and resisting arrest. David Garrey, Jr., 52, 10 Jones St., was arrested for malicious destruction of property over $250. Tuesday, October 11 Gabriel Sandoval Blois, 22, 72 Freeman Ave., was arrested for...

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Obituaries 10-19-2011

October 20, 2011
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Betty Jones Everett Resident Betty L. (Harris) Jones died at a local nursing home after a period of failing health on October 14. She was 81 years old. She was born in Melrose and has lived in Everett for 60 years. A housewife and loving mother of her seven children, she was the wife...

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Master Brewers: Two New Micro-breweries Open on Charlton Street

October 12, 2011
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Master Brewers: Two New Micro-breweries Open on Charlton Street

Everett is now home to two brand new nano-breweries. Idle Hands Brewery, led by founder and owner  Chris Tkach of Charlestown, and Night Shift Brewing, led by founders and owners Rob Burns, Michael Oxton, and Michael O’Mara of Somerville are located in adjacent units inside a building off of Route 99 South at 3...

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DiBiaso dominates: Quarterback Throws Five TD Passes as Everett High Improves to 5-0

October 12, 2011
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DiBiaso dominates: Quarterback Throws Five TD Passes as Everett High Improves to 5-0

We’re sure that all-time greats like Charlie Brickley and Frank Nuzzo Jr. and Diamond Ferri and Omar Easy and more recently Frank III and Matt Nuzzo had some memorable quarters during their spectacular careers in the Everett High football program. But Everett High senior quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso may have surpassed them all with his...

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