School Funding Necessities Must Be Met Head On

February 1, 2012
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There is a problem brewing here and it goes like this: every year, the Everett public schools have been growing in numbers by 300-400 students system wide. This is nobody’s fault. These kids have shown up on our doorstep. They live here. They play here. They have to be educated here, by law, and...

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A Win for the Team, a Mohawk for the Coach

February 1, 2012
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There were two big stories to come out of Saturday afternoon’s hockey game between Everett and Somerville. The first was that the Crimson Tide skated to a 5-2 win over the Highlanders to improve to 9-3-2 on the season and move within one point of qualifying for the state tournament for the first time...

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Obituaries 02-01-2012

February 1, 2012
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Laurence Curtis, Jr. Employee of Bond Brothers of Everett Laurence J. Curtis, Jr. died unexpectedly on January 28 at his home in Everett. He was 50 years old. The loving father of Nicholas and Anthony Curtis, both of Revere, he was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School...

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Police Briefs 02-01-2012

February 1, 2012
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January 23 Evaldo Da Silva, 43, 442 Broadway, Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Robert Dwyer Jr., 54, 44 Maplewood Ave., Everett, was arrested for larceny of property, possession of burglarious tools. Marvin Rivas, 23, 23 Russell St., Everett, was arrested for threat to commit a crime, assault with a dangerous weapon. January 24...

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Galazka Speaks About Community Development at Chamber Breakfast

February 1, 2012
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The Everett Chamber of Commerce joined BNY Mellon in presenting a breakfast meeting Tuesday morning at BYN Mellon’s Glendale Hall. Marzie Galazka, director of Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Office of Community Development, delivered the keynote address (see her remarks on page 16) at the meeting.  Galazka, who is in her fifth year in the position,...

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Ward 2 Councilor Joseph King Celebrates 85th Birthday

January 26, 2012
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Ward 2 Councilor Joseph King Celebrates 85th Birthday

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. and the entire Board of Aldermen flank Ward 2 City Councilor Joseph King and share in the Mayor’s birth­day wishes. Councilor King recently celebrated his 85th Birthday. Mayor DeMaria honored the veteran councilor with a citation noting the event.

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New Officer Appointed to Police Department

January 26, 2012
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New Officer Appointed to Police Department

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., Alderman at Large Joseph McGonagle and Chief of Police Steven Mazzie welcome Patrolman Patrick Cassidy. The Board of Alderman unanimously appointed the new officer to the Department. Pictures of the swearing in ceremony and Officer Cassidy with elected officials, Chief Mazzie and Cassidy’s family.

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Everett Pop Warner Programs Merge: Eagles, Huskies Will Become Crimson Tide Pop Warner

January 26, 2012
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Pop Warner football and cheerleading in Everett will have a brand new look in the 2012 season as the Everett Huskies and Everett Eagles organizations have merged and will compete under the unified name of Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner. Bill Marchant, vice president of the Huskies, said the Eastern Mass. Conference Board of...

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Alderman Order $1.5 Million Transferred to Schools

January 26, 2012
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The Board of Aldermen ordered $1.5 million transferred from the city’s free cash account to the School Department following a join convention of the Aldermen and the City Council before a huge crowd at Everett City Hall Monday night. The vote was unanimous. Police and fire department personnel had to clear the corridors of...

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Parents of Murder Victim in Dark and Grieving

January 26, 2012
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As the murder investigation into the tragic death of Jessica Cormier continues, her grieving parents say they have been told nothing by the district attorney’s office or the police with regard to the stabbing death of their daughter. Clarence Earl Berry remains in jail without bail awaiting a hearing on February 2 as a...

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Paul Delory Elected as Chairman of the Everett Co-operative Bank Board of Directors

January 26, 2012
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Elizabeth P. Jones, President and CEO of Everett Co-operative Bank has announced that the Bank’s Board of Directors has unanimously elected Attorney Paul A. Delory as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Delory, the Bank’s General Counsel, has been a Director since 1997. He succeeds Joseph Sachetta who served as Chairman...

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Police Briefs

January 26, 2012
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January 16 Michael Centola, 28, 450 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended license, leaving scene of property damage. January 18 AnaMaria Maravia, 54, 442 Broadway, Everett, was arrested for armed robbery. Adele McCabe, 26, 64 Vernal St., Everett, was arrested for malicious destruction of property over $250. Joseph Nardone,...

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Aldermen Come Through

January 26, 2012
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The unanimous vote of the Board of Aldermen to order the mayor to take $1.5 million free cash and to give it to the School Department because of a serious shortfall of funding was the right thing to do. We urgently recommend that the City Council vote affirmatively for the measure at next week’s...

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The Patriots

January 26, 2012
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Everett is a bigtime football city, obviously. The coming Super Bowl is all about one thing, according to those who claim to know. It is about vengeance. It is about avenging a horrible loss to the Giants after winning 18 games in a perfect season and then losing it all at Super Bowl XLII....

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EHS Girls Hoop Team Wins Three Straight

January 26, 2012
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The Everett High girls basketball team enjoyed a superbly successful week, winning all three of its games, including two against Greater Boston League opponents. The trifecta ran the Lady Crimson Tide’s winning streak to four games, moved them into a tie for first place in the GBL with Somerville, and improved their overall season...

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Obituaries 01-25-2012

January 26, 2012
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Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Haggerty Everett Resident Eleanor R. “Ellie” (Alfieri) Haggerty of Everett, formerly of Somerville, died on January 23. She was 87 years old. She was the wife of the late Roger Haggerty; loving mother of Kenneth Haggerty and his wife, Julie of Ossipee, NH, Desiree A. Hayes, Elaine Rettman and her husband, Mike,...

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Walking Tour

January 19, 2012
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Walking Tour

Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and State Senator Sal DiDomenico are shown above during a walk around Everett’s downtown that Warren made with the senator last week. Warren has been campaigning hard against Senator Scott Brown. Warren has already made visits to many cities towns and neighborhoods since announcing her candidacy last summer.

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MASS B.A.D.G.E. Donates Toys to Zion Church Ministries During the Holidays

January 19, 2012
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MASS B.A.D.G.E. Donates Toys to Zion Church Ministries During the Holidays

MASS B.A.D.G.E. officers ,family members and volunteers gathered together at Zion Church with toys that were distributed to needy families in the community. Pictured are John Hanlon, Everett Credit Union Board of Director, Michael McLaughlin City Councilor, Raoul Goncalves, President MASS B.A.D.G.E., Adam Ragucci, City Councilor, Bishop Robert G. Brown, Zion Church Ministries, Marcell...

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School Committee Asks City for $3 Million Added Funding

January 19, 2012
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School Committee Asks City for $3 Million Added Funding

If the city does not make up a structural deficit in public school financing, the School Committee will be forced to layoff 96 teachers and personnel  as well as eliminate $1 million from non-personnel items, according to School Committeeman David Ela. Cuts that deep would irreparably harm public school education here and destabilize the...

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State Investigator Gets Jail Time for Bribing Everett Businessman

January 19, 2012
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A former inspector for the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) pleaded guilty last week to extortion charges and received jail time for using his position of authority to extort money from an Everett business under his jurisdiction. Arthur Hitchman, 41, of Melrose, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 11th, in Middlesex Superior Court to...

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Senator Sal Didomenico Co-sponsors Legislation Aimed at Reducing Foreclosures

January 19, 2012
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Senator Sal DiDomenico submitted written testimony in support of several foreclosure related bills at a hearing held Wednesday before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. These bills, which are aimed at reducing the amount of foreclosures in the Commonwealth, include S. 865, “An Act to establish a foreclosure mediation program,” S. 673, “An Act...

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The Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rd birthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man....

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The Mayor Must Act; the Council, Too

January 19, 2012
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The Tuesday evening meeting of the Everett School Committee was one of the most important in recent years. The School Committee is asking for a substantial amount of money to defray rapidly rising costs connected with the extraordinary rise in the school population and the need to remain in compliance with all state and...

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The Patriots

January 19, 2012
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Now that Tim Tebow and the Broncos have been retired for this season, it is on to the collision with Baltimore on Saturday. It appears and feels like the Patriots are a team of destiny this year. Everything good about this team coalesced on Saturday. We should expect the same outcome this coming Saturday....

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