The Mayor’s Race

June 29, 2011
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Presently, it is Mayor Carlo DeMaria versus mayoral hopeful Peter Napolitano in what is easily the most important race for elective office in this city. By every standard of measure, this is a David versus Goliath affair, with Napolitano facing an uphill battle of significant proportion. DeMaria is the clear bet to gain another...

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Whitey’s Back in Town

June 29, 2011
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Who among us has not been riveted by all the hype surrounding the capture and return to Boston of Whitey Bulger? He is at once the alleged former leader of the Irish mob in Boston and the longtime favorite rat for the FBI. Being the leader of the Irish mob and the FBI’s biggest...

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Obituaries 06-29-2011

June 29, 2011
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Robert ‘Booba’ Lake US Postal employee Robert M.”Booba” Lake of Lynn died at Tampa General Hospital in Florida on June 25 after a long illness. He was 51 years old. A long time US Postal employee, he was the beloved son of the late Robert W. and the late Vivian J. (Peterson) Lake; loving...

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Lt. Governor Joins the City of Everett to Break Ground on Air Force Road

June 22, 2011
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Lt. Governor Joins the City of Everett to Break Ground on Air Force Road

Special to the Independent Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray  joined Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., and state and local officials last Thursday to break ground on the $2 million Air Force Road improvement and expansion project, which will advance the larger RiverGreen Business Park Project, and has the potential to create up to 55 construction...

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2011 Independence Day Celebration July 2

June 22, 2011
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. is happy to announce a full day of activities for the City’s Annual Independence Day Celebration.  This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, July 2 at Glendale Park from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and features a jam-packed day of events. The day of festivities include: Kid’s Foot Races...

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Common Council Approves Mayor’s 2012 Budget

June 22, 2011
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In their last regular meeting before the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, The Common Council approved $100,000 in cuts for the 2012 city budget by the Board of Aldermen and so voted 14-3 to enact Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s $145.1M budget on Monday night. Councilor David Rodrigues said that the $100,000...

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The City Budget

June 22, 2011
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The final city budget has been approved. It is a solid document considering the trials and tribulations Everett is facing. The Everett city budget for Fiscal Year 2012 is $145.1 million, which includes the new enterprise fund for water and sewer charges ,which amounts to more than $12 million. The budget is up more...

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The Graduation Architect

June 22, 2011
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The high school graduation, as usual, was a tremendous success. It was, as usual, highly orchestrated by the School Department. And it was, as usual, an event that touched the hearts of all the parents of the graduating seniors as well. Above all, it was a thoroughly, entirely, absolutely inclusive celebration. The dignity and...

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Football Historians Honored at EHS

June 22, 2011
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Everett High School welcomed two of its most knowledgeable and passionate football fans to the Crimson Café last week in a show of appreciation for their enduring efforts to document the rich and successful tradition of Crimson Tide football. Al Cummitto (Class of ’44) and Arnie Boardman (’66), who are both published authors were...

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Obituaries 06-22-2011

June 22, 2011
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Cheryl Peach Of Reading, formerly of Everett Cheryl A. (Stilwell) Peach of Reading, formerly of Everett, died on June 17. She was 54 years old. A longtime cafeteria manager for the Reading School Department and a member of Camp Hedding Association in Epping, NH, she was the beloved daughter of the late Jean (Cushing)...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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Everett Students Help Raise Money for Cancer Research

June 15, 2011
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Everett Students Help Raise Money for Cancer Research

On Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22 at Arlington High School, Everett students and their families walked to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life.” All of the girls helped in the effort to give $1,000 toward the over $107,000 that was raised at this 24 hour event. Team...

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City Budget Up by $6.2M

June 15, 2011
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s preliminary $145,265,172 budget for running Everett in 2012 moved a step closer to enactment as the Aldermen approved modest cuts amounting to $100,000 on Monday night. The budget that increased by $6,263,579 from last year’s $139,001,593 also includes cutting 11 city positions while adding city positions in other departments. City departments...

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Mayor Looks to Invest in Upgrades to Everett’s Municipal Buildings, Fire Station and City Hall

June 15, 2011
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Special to the Independent Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. will conduct an official study to invest in major renovations to City Buildings, including City Hall and the City’s two oldest Fire Station’s: Central Station and Hancock Station. DeMaria is looking to expand upon a report from 2009, conducted by RF Walsh and Associates, which explored...

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Police Briefs 06-15-2011

June 15, 2011
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Monday, June 6 Aniano Carvalho, 29, 154 Main St., Everett, was arrested for u-turn violation, operating motor vehicle unlicensed. Ali Naji, 17, 56 Mansfield St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. Kevin O’Brien, 53, 10 Wall St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, (fourth offense), leaving scene of...

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Obituaries 06-15-2011

June 15, 2011
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Sophie Giordano Everett resident Sophie (DiNuccio) Giordano, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on June 12. She was 91 years old. She was the wife of the late Carmen Giordano; mother of the late Thomas S. Giordano; dear sister of Anthony DiNuccio of Everett; daughter of the late Giacomo and Maria (DiFilippo) DiNuccio and...

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Congratulations to the Class of 2011

June 15, 2011
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Another great year has come to a close for the graduating seniors of Everett High School. The graduation of the Class of 2011 is the ultimate conclusion, a moment in time in their lives they will always remember fondly. Now the graduates enter the real world at a time when the world is changing...

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The Bruins

June 15, 2011
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This year’s Bruins have shown themselves to be a team of destiny. They will win the Stanley Cup Wednesday evening. Their commanding victory Monday night was a fait accompli for them. Now it is all about throwing away the record books, execution of plays and never letting up. If they can do those things,...

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Saluting Three EHS Graduates

June 8, 2011
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Saluting Three EHS Graduates

Special to the Independent Daniel Pinho, with a GPA of 4.70, stands as number three in rank in the Class of 2011.  Daniel is President of the National Honor Society, and also Vice President of the high school Drama Club.  In 2009 and 2010 respectively Daniel won the high school’s Best Actor award and...

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In Memory of Barbara Barber

June 8, 2011
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In Memory of Barbara Barber

A tribute to a life of service to the City of Everett On Sunday, June 5, 2011, Everett lost another advocate for the city. Barbara Barber had died and with her death many of the services she performed in Everett come to an end. For more than 30 years, Barbara faithfully served as the...

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Everett High Graduation Set for Tonight 346 Students will Receive their Diplomas

June 8, 2011
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Three hundred and forty six graduates of the Everett High School Class of 2011 will receive their diplomas at the commencement exercises tonight (Wednesday at 6 p.m.) at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. This year’s graduating class is the first to have attended the new Everett High School for all four years. The sparkling new...

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Quick Action Saves Life at Whidden

June 8, 2011
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The man was blue and not breathing. He had just taken a face plant onto the parking lot asphalt at the Whidden Hospital in Everett, and Revere’s Karam Hamadeh – a security worker at the facility – was the first and only person on the scene. It was an intense situation and the man’s...

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Thank You Distrigas

June 8, 2011
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Last week, the city received a $25,000 check from Distrigas – which, by the way, is the city’s largest taxpayer. The check was given to the city to support Mayor Carlo DiMaria’s effort to employ as many Everett kids as possible during the summer. In fact, the mayor included $50,000 in the 2012 budget...

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