Alderman Van Campen Thinking of the Future

March 3, 2011
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I got a call from Alderman Robert Van Campen last week. He wasn’t miffed. That really isn’t his style. However, he wanted to let me know that he remains interested in one day becoming the mayor of this city and that if push comes to shove and things look and feel right for him,...

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The New Commercial Water Meter Program Long Overdue

March 3, 2011
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As far back as former Mayor David Ragucci it was one of the city’s best kept secrets that the some of the largest water users in the city were underreporting their water use because of defective water meters or had no meters at all. Various efforts were made by different administrations to take a...

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John Tamboli

March 3, 2011
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John Tamboli’s death at 47 is a great loss for his family and friends. He died last week following a valiant battle against cancer. He was a very happy man, who loved his life and family and so to bury him at 47 is like a knife in the heart for those whom he...

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Duperier, Dowe Compete at All-state Track Meet

March 3, 2011
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Crimson Tide track and field performers Peter Duperier and Dexter Dowe competed against the best of the best Saturday at the 26th annual MIAA Indoor Track and Field All State Championship Meet held Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Both had qualified for the All-State Meet by virtue of their strong...

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EHS Girls Hoop Team Tops Haverhill

March 3, 2011
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The Everett High girls basketball team concluded the final two weeks of their season with a 38-28 win over Haverhill. The Lady Crimson Tide held a five point lead at the half and never were headed as they utilized a strong defense to keep Haverhill from gathering any momentum. Tori Cyrus led Everett with...

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Police Briefs 03-02-2011

March 3, 2011
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Monday, February 21   Evaldo DaSilva, 35, 233 Vine St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the  influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, disorderly person.   Tereso Lancerio, 33, 58 Congress St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, leaving scene of property...

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Obituaries 03-02-2011

March 3, 2011
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Dianne McCabe Food Service Cordinator   Dianne M. (Agresti) McCabe, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at home on February 28 surrounded by her loving family. She was 54 years old. Born in Everett, she graduated from Everett High School and, for many years, she worked as a food service coordinator for Aramak Corporation....

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Major Changes Ahead for Water Department – Special to the Independent

February 23, 2011
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With the recent passing of the Water Department Enterprise Fund, Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. is thrilled with the forward momentum surrounding the Water Department.  Along with the new accounting mechanism in the department, a pilot program for the new Commercial Water meters has started and the bid specifications for the entire new commercial water...

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Bicameral Government Could End in 2013 – Charter Review Commission Suggesting Big Changes

February 23, 2011
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The Everett Charter Review Committee is prepared to make some momentous decisions when push comes to shove, according to Charter Review Chairman and former mayor John Hanlon. “We have been working long and hard to make the changes necessary to lead this city government well into the 21st Century,” he told the Independent Tuesday...

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Police Briefs 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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Tuesday, February 15 Anthony Batchelder, 43, 279 River St., Cambridge, was arrested for failure to stop for police, operating motor vehicle after license was revoked, possessing burglarious tools, counterfeiting. Wednesday, February 16 Thomas DePaolis, 51, 87 Auburn St., Saugus, was arrested for larceny of property over $250, warrants, operating motor vehicle after license was...

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Charter Commission Suggestions Take City in Right Direction

February 23, 2011
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The Everett Charter Review Commission is to be complimented for the hard work and hundreds of hours of thoughtfulness and discussion that it has conducted in the name of charter review – which is the ultimate aim of the commission. The commission is making suggestions for big changes, which in the end, are for...

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Pothole Crushers

February 23, 2011
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Great efforts have been made by the administration to fill the hundreds of potholes, which have been causing drivers so much havoc and their automobiles so many costly repairs. Great progress has been made but the effort must continue and every pothole that was filled needs to be revisited again and filled once again....

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Sports 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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Duperier, Dowe qualify for All State track meet; girls set EHS mark in 4 x 200 Everett High indoor tracksters Peter Duperier and Dexter Dowe turned in superlative performances Friday at the Division 1 Meet held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center to qualify for this Saturday’s All-State Meet. Duperier finished third...

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Obituaries 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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Grace Galloway 16-Year Whidden Hospital Volunteer Grace E. Galloway of Methuen, formerly a long time resident of Everett and Newton Centre, died on February 19. A former Bank of Boston telecommunications department employee and a proud Whidden Hospital volunteer for 16 years, she was the beloved daughter of the late Robert M. and Lillian...

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Two for the Tide

February 16, 2011
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Two for the Tide

Kenny Calaj of the Everett High basketball team fl oats down the lane for a two-pointer in the Crimson Tide’s game against Salem. Everett fell to the Witches, 70-63. Kenny Calaj of the Everett High basketball team fl oats down the lane for a two-pointer inthe Crimson Tide’s game against Salem. Everett fell to...

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Aldermen Seeking Grant to Pay for Review of Zoning Regulations

February 16, 2011
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Several key items affecting the taxpayers of Everett sailed quickly through the Board of Aldermen on Monday night. With little discussion, the Aldermen voted unanimously to approve requests by Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Community Development Director Marzie Galazka to seek a state grant to hire personnel to help review and re-write the zoning regulations...

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A Free Ride for the Mayor?

February 16, 2011
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The coming citywide election isn’t all about money. If it were, Mayor Carlo DeMaria would be the winner. As reported last week, DeMaria’s war chest stands at the $100,000 level. No one wanting to be the mayor of Everett is even close by a long shot. Alderman Robert Van Campen’s political war chest is...

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Proposed Block Grant Cuts Impact Residents

February 16, 2011
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Just two months after extending a tax cut for the wealthy, President Barack Obama slashed Community Service Block Grants (CSBG) — a key source of federal funding that is used to help low-income families in Everett–by 50 percent. The cut by Obama sent shock waves through Everett non-profits who rely heavily on CSBGs to...

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Tossing a 3 – Pointer

February 16, 2011
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The Eagle Bank last week made a donation that will allow 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams to play in the North Suburban Youth Basketball League. This $3,500 donation allowing so many of this city’s talented youths to play basketball in a highly competitive league that takes them to other communities says a lot...

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Early Retirement Works

February 16, 2011
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The 13 city employees who have opted to take an early retirement offered by the city and backed by the state is a money saver for the city. For the employees who chose to exercise the option it worked out well financially but more importantly, they get out and into retirement earlier rather than...

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Block Grants Being Wiped Out?

February 16, 2011
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The president’s plans to trim the national budget include drastically reducing the money set aside generally for block grants. This would be a disaster for many cities and especially for Everett. Monday evening February 22, the Mayor’s Office of Community Development is holding a public meeting regarding FY 2010 Community Development Block Grant Projects....

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Duperier, Dowe are GBL champs

February 16, 2011
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Peter Duperier and Dexter Dowe captured Greater Boston League titles at last week’s GBL all-league meet. Peter won the 300 meter event in a time of 36.29, while Dexter captured the shotput with a toss of 46 feet, six inches. “Both Peter and Dexter turned in great efforts,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish....

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Police Briefs 02-16-2011

February 16, 2011
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Monday, February 7 Anthony Goodwin, 45, 755 Winthrop Ave., Revere, was arrested on a warrant. Jessica Keefe, 26, 206 Russell St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of motor vehicle. Courtney Moody-James, 24, 36 Church St., Everett, was arrested for illegal possession of Class A substance. Mafhoum Yacine,...

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Obituaries 02-16-2011

February 16, 2011
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Bernard Iseman Teamsters Union member Bernard C. Iseman of Medford died on February 11. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local 25. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy T. (Annino) Iseman; dear brother of Lillian Coleman of Mashpee, Carl Iseman of Franklinville, NY...

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