Students Take Part in Fun and Educational Summer Robotics Program

September 25, 2013
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Students Take Part in Fun and Educational Summer Robotics Program

Students in the Everett Public Schools Summer Enrich­ment Program had the chance to participate in a fun and educational robotics program. For two hours each day, the students worked on computer programming and learned how to use robotic arms. They also completed a research project to create their own invention and use for a...

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What to Do with City’s Share of Casino Haul?: DeMaria, Van Campen Share Their Ideas on Potential Casino Revenue

September 25, 2013
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What to Do with City’s Share of Casino Haul?: DeMaria, Van Campen Share Their Ideas on Potential Casino Revenue

With six weeks to go before Everett voters head to the polls to choose a mayor and elect a new city government, 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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Ballot Lottery to Be Held Monday at City Hall: Campaigns for New City Council to Kick into High Gear

September 25, 2013
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If you thought the lead up to last week’s Primary Election was interesting brace yourself, because the next five weeks do not represent simply the build up to another city election. The next five weeks represent the main campaign season for an entire new form of government to take office on January 1, 2014....

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Glendale Park Nearly Complete: ‘Soft Opening’ Anticipated Next Week

September 25, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen approved a request for the city to authorize an easement underneath the new Glendale Park to National Grid, so that the new park’s power supply can be run underground and allow the long-running renovation to be completed. According to Planning and Development Director James Errickson, who appeared before the Board...

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Open Forum on Potential Lower Broadway Development

September 25, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to invite all residents and business owners to the two latest open forums in a series of discussions being held on the potential integrated resort development proposed by Wynn Resorts for the former Monsanto site on Route 99, along Lower Broadway. The meetings will take place October, 17th at...

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Important Meetings Coming Up

September 25, 2013
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We urge all residents to attend the meetings planned on the casino/resort development by the Wynn Group in the lower Broadway area.  As we have said numerous times, this development would change dramatically the city of Everett. Mayor Carlo DeMaria has done more than anyone to spearhead the drive for the casino from the...

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Sensei Bill Powers of Kenpo Karate Honors Everett Recreation Center

September 25, 2013
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Sensei Bill Powers of Nick Cerio’s Kenpo Karate studio on Broadway in Everett presented a certificate of appreciation to Sam Amado, director of the Everett Recreation Center, in recognition of the center’s contribution to the growth of martial arts in the community. Amado and his staff have done an excellent job in promoting the...

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Obituaries 09-25-2013

September 25, 2013
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Walter Walata, Jr. Former Owner of Walata Funeral Home of Chelsea Walter S. Walata, Jr. of Chelsea died on September 19. The former owner and director of the Walata Funeral Home of Chelsea, he was the beloved husband of the late Lydia (Belofsky); father of Cathy Surette and her husband, Joseph of Saugus and...

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City Holds Respectful 9/11 Candlelight Vigil

September 18, 2013
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City Holds Respectful 9/11 Candlelight Vigil

Hundreds of residents joined together with the Mayor at the 9/11 Memorial Park in Everett Square to remember and honor the fallen.

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EHS Students Receive CompTIA A+ Certification

September 18, 2013
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EHS Students Receive CompTIA A+ Certification

Thanks to a special partnership between the Everett Public Schools, the Cisco Networking Academy and Bunker Hill Community College, two Everett High School seniors are now certified to work as computer support technicians. Zachery Morelli and Suniel Soto Pol took part in a satellite program that allowed them to create an account through the...

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Marcus, DiFlorio McLaughlin Top Vote Getters in Ward Races

September 18, 2013
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Marcus, DiFlorio McLaughlin Top Vote Getters in Ward Races

In addition to the Mayor’s primary, there were three Ward Councilor races in Wards 2, 5 and 6. In Ward 2, Councilor Jason Marcus earned the top spot with 2.010 votes and will be challenged on the November ballot by Stephen Simonelli who earned 1,424 votes. Dennis DiBiase was eliminated from the Ward 2...

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DeMaria Tops Field with 3,130 Votes in Mayor’s Race: Van Campen Garners 1,624 and Cardello Finishes Distant Third with 607 Votes

September 18, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria was the top vote getter on Primary Day Tuesday, grabbing an impressive 3,130 out of a possible 5,400 votes and sending a message that he will be tough to beat on November 5. Alderman Robert Van Campen earned the second spot on the November Mayor’s ballot with a little over half...

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4th Annual ‘Taste of the Towns’ October 10: Local “Champions for Children” to Be Honored at Gala Event

September 18, 2013
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The Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care in Everett (JCCHCE) has announced its plans for the Fourth Annual Taste of the Towns fundraiser event this year and its Champions of Children honorees. The popular Taste of the Towns event will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Hilltop...

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Mayor DeMaria Teams Up with the United States Navy

September 18, 2013
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Mayor DeMaria is proud to announce that the City of Everett has partnered with the United States Navy for a Fall Clean-up Program on Thursday, October 17th. This partnership will build on the ongoing efforts by the City of Everett to promote community service. The program, which is for homeowners 65 years or older,...

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Everett Election

September 18, 2013
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First, we congratulate the two nominees for mayor —  Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Alderman Robert Van Campen  — who were chosen on Tuesday in the primary election. Everett voters definitely have been overloaded with ballot choices in the last three months with a casino referendum vote and a special election for US Senate and...

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Police Briefs 09-18-2013

September 18, 2013
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9/02 Edward Johnson, 43, 18 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime with intent to commit crime, larceny over $250. Michael Silva, 28, 169 Cottage St., Everett, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime with intent to commit crime, larceny over $250, carrying a knife. Vagner Silva, 51, 99 Vernal St.,...

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Xaverian Defeats the Crimson Tide 20-8

September 18, 2013
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It was a hard-fought battle for the Everett High football team on Friday, but too many mistakes and a breakout performance from Xaverian quarterback Jake Farrell led to a 20-8 loss to the Hawks Friday night at Veterans Memroial Stadium. “We didn’t play well,” Everett coach John DiBiaso said after the game. “We didn’t...

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Obituaries 09-18-2013

September 18, 2013
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Antonio Bocchino Coca Cola Retiree Antonio Bocchino of Revere, formerly of Everett, died at the Lighthouse Nursing Home on September 14. He was 87 years old. Born in Italy, the son of the late Guisseppe and Nicola (Dinisco), he moved to the United States in 1966, settling in Everett before moving to Revere. Antonio...

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City Holds Successful City Fest Celebration

September 11, 2013
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City Holds Successful City Fest Celebration

On Saturday, September 7th Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett came together for the annual City Fest Cele­bration. This year the City cel­ebrated the community with loads of entertainment, food, and fun for the whole family. The celebration included a full lineup of entertainment, including favorites Wah-Lum Academy, the Italian Sere­naders, Mexico...

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A Dream Debut: Joe D’Onofrio is Spectacular in First EHS Game

September 11, 2013
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A Dream Debut: Joe D’Onofrio is Spectacular in First EHS Game

For 13 years Joe D’Onofrio had a dream to take the field for the Everett High School football team. On Saturday, D’Onofrio woke up and learned that his photo was splashed bigger than life across the front page of The Boston Herald. D’Onofrio certainly deserved top billing after turning in a superb performance in...

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Suspected Everett Shooter Arrested After Standoff with Police

September 11, 2013
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Suspected Everett Shooter Arrested After Standoff with Police

An 18-year old Everett man, Shadane Richards, was arrested on multiple charges last Friday, September 6, after a report of daytime gunfire on Calhoun Avenue resulted in a response from Everett Police, the North Metro SWAT team and the temporary lockdown of two schools for precautionary reasons. According to police reports and witness accounts,...

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Primary Preview: Clerk Predicts 5,500 Voters in Turnout, Four Races on the Ballot

September 11, 2013
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With a Mayor’s race at the top of the ticket and three Ward Council seats also before voters, City Clerk Michael Matarazzo predicted this week that about 20-percent of Everett’s registered voters will turnout for next week’s September 17 Primary Election, the first under the new City Government, which includes a four-year Mayoral term....

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Boston Agrees to Negotiate with Wynn as a Surrounding Community: Move Ends Speculation That Boston Could ‘Block’ Everett Casino Deal

September 11, 2013
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Following a Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing last Wednesday, at which the city of Boston was directed by the Gaming Commission to “work out” its issues with Steve Wynn’s casino proposal for Everett, or face the likelihood that the Gaming Commission would rule in Wynn’s favor, the city of Boston announced on Friday that it...

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Now We Can Just Wait

September 11, 2013
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The news on last Friday that Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston will no longer be pushing his claim to be a host community status to the Wynn Development certainly comes as good news to Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the taxpayers of Everett. For the last nine months, Menino has maintained that Boston should be...

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