The Parlin’s 3rd Grade Class Visits City Hall & Mayor DeMaria

June 17, 2014
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The Parlin’s 3rd Grade Class Visits City Hall & Mayor DeMaria

Mayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to welcome the Parlin School’s 3rd grade class to Everett City Hall last Tuesday. City Clerk Michael Matarazzo guided the students and teachers around City Hall to educate them about the history of the building. The Mayor was pleased to speak to the students and wish them a happy and...

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Public Hearing Opens Budget Review for Council: Proposed $183 Million Budget for FY ’15

June 17, 2014
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The Everett City Council began the work of reviewing Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s proposed $182.9 million fiscal year 2015 budget for operations, enterprise funds and “other expenses”, as described by City Auditor Richard Viscay on Monday night, with the opening and closing of a public hearing on the budget for the purpose of obtaining public...

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Council Subcommittee to Review “Stretch Building Code”

June 17, 2014
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The Everett City Council’s Committee on Community and Business Development will meet next Monday night, June 23 at 6 p.m. to review a proposal that seeks to adopt the Massachusetts “Stretch” building code, to ensure new construction and additions over a certain size are completed using energy efficient materials and equipment going forward. The...

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Ways and Means Hearings Open with Ten Departments: Committee Meetings Will Continue Through Wednesday Night

June 17, 2014
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The Everett City Council’s Committee on Ways and Means, a committee of the whole, opened its review of the FY 2015 budget Monday night, by meeting with 10 department heads, who each were accompanied by Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Chief of Staff Melissa Rodrigues and City Auditor Richard Viscay. In this inaugural budget season for...

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Police Briefs 06-18-2014

June 17, 2014
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Monday, May 19 Gaber Ahmed Eisharkawi, 62, 76 Malden, St., Everett, was arrested for domestic abuse. Kristen McQuaid, 32, 712 Summer St., Lynn, was arrested for two counts of receiving stolen property over $250 and breaking and entering in the day with I tent to commit a felony. Lurina Rivera, 29, 117 North Commons...

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Obituaries 06-18-2014

June 17, 2014
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Donna Lee Lewis Of Revere, Formerly of Everett Donna Lee Lewis of Revere, formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly on June 9. She was the loving mother of Dennis J. Orlandino, Jr.; loving daughter of the late George and Evelyn (O’Neill) Lewis; dear sister of Richard Lewis of Winchendon and the late Michael DiStasio and...

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Everett Art Students Help Beautify the City

June 10, 2014
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Everett Art Students Help Beautify the City

Students and faculty members of the Everett Public Schools Art Department were valuable participants in the Mayor’s Spring Clean Up initiative. The students used their skills and creativity to beautify transformer boxes with colorful works of art. Ms. Amanda Gil and her students from the Parlin School designed the box on the corner of...

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Everett Art Students Honored at Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards Program

June 10, 2014
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Everett Art Students Honored at Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards Program

The Everett High School (EHS) Art Department is happy to announce that it had seven outstanding students honored in this year’s Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards program. EHS students garnered four Gold Key awards, one Silver Key honor, and two honorable mention selections. The Gold Key winners went on to compete against other Gold...

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Local Resident Graduates from Montserrat College of Art

June 10, 2014
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Local Resident Graduates from Montserrat College of Art

Katy Leigh Rogers was one of 84 seniors who graduated from Montserrat College of Art during commencement on May 16 at the Dane Street Church in Beverly, MA. Rogers is a resident of Everett, MA. She graduated with Dean’s Highest Honors and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Interdisciplinary...

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Council to Consider Order to Drop Fire Chief Position from Civil Service

June 10, 2014
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The Everett City Council briefly discussed a new order that would drop the Fire Chief’s position from Civil Service and allow the city to consider other factors when determining the qualifications for future fire chief candidates and appointees. The issue will be taken up again at the Council’s next full meeting on June 23,...

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Council Approves $500k Stormwater Study: Planning Project Could Take 18 Months, and Result in Citywide Strategies

June 10, 2014
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The City Council grudgingly voted in favor of an Administration request to borrow $500,000 from the State Revolving Fund, with the money going to fund a study of the city’s stormwater and wastewater drainage flow, with a focus on the second street and village neighborhoods. The matter was hotly debated between councilors and department...

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Gaming Commission to Hold Host Community Public Hearing at Connolly Center June 25

June 10, 2014
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to inform residents and businesses of the Host Community Public Hearing being held by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Wednesday June 25th at 4:00PM in the Edward G. Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street. The public hearing is intended to provide the Commission with the opportunity to pose questions regarding...

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Council Adopts New Stabilization Accounts, Policies

June 10, 2014
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The Everett City Council voted to authorize the City Auditor to bond $8,925,000 to pay for previously approved Capital Improvement Plan projects in fiscal year 2015, and followed that up with four votes that established new stabilization accounts for specific purposes and fund them with $700,000 from the city’s discretionary fund balance (free cash),...

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Police Briefs 06-11-2014

June 10, 2014
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Monday, May 12 Stephanie Calnan, 25, 414 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Liene Tavares DeBarros, 29, 64 Derby St., Somerville, was charged with three arrest warrants. Tuesday, May 13 Sandro Araujo, 33, 41 Hosmer St., Everett, was arrested for two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, being a...

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Obituaries 06-11-2014

June 10, 2014
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Richard VanCampen Pitney Bowes Office Machines Retiree Richard J. VanCampen of Everett entered into rest unexpectedly on June 9 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 74 years old. Born in Lynn, Dick resided in Everett for many years. He retired from Pitney-Bowes Office Machines Company where he worked as a service...

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Revealing Dangers of Tobacco and Smoking: 2 Everett Students Earn Top Honors in Statewide Anti-tobacco Poster Contest

June 4, 2014
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Revealing Dangers of Tobacco and Smoking: 2 Everett Students Earn Top Honors in Statewide Anti-tobacco Poster Contest

Two fifth-grade students from the Keverian School in Everett have earned top honors in the 2014 Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest, an annual educational event to alert schoolchildren to the dangers of tobacco and smoking. Gavin Kane and Alexandra Tran were two of just 12 winners selected from more than 3,500...

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Everett Teachers Make the Green Difference

June 4, 2014
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Everett Teachers Make the Green Difference

The 6th Annual Green Difference Awards Ceremony was held last week at the Massachusetts State House, in recognition of teachers who provide “Outstanding Environmental Education, Innovation, and Service in our Schools and within Communities.” Among the honorees was Everett High School AP Biology and Environmental Science Educator Sung Hwa Chang, who developed the Student Garden Project for the Webster, Lafayette, and Keverian schools...

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Three Everett Residents Played on NJCAA Division III World Series Team

June 4, 2014
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Three Everett Residents Played on NJCAA Division III World Series Team

For the third time in as many years, the Northern Essex Community College Knights baseball team went to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III World Series in Tyler, TX. They finished sixth in the country with an overall record of 21-14.  Last year they were eighth in the nation. This was the...

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DeMaria Proposes $182.9 Million Budget for FY 2015: Council to Hold Budget Hearings June 16, 17 & 18

June 4, 2014
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria presented his $182,946,911 fiscal year 2015 budget proposal to a joint meeting of the City Council and Everett School Department last week, on Tuesday, May 27. The Council voted shortly after to refer the FY 2015 budget to its Committee on Budget and set hearing dates for June 16, 17 and...

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Obed DeChamp Firefighter/inventor

June 4, 2014
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Obed DeChamp was born and raised in Shelburne Nova Scotia on December 27, 1867. The son of George and Mary DeChamp, he migrated south sometime around late 1891 and settled on Ferry Street in Everett. In order to support himself, Obed listed himself as a carpenter in the city directories as early as 1892....

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FY ’15: Mayor Looks to Improve Services, Replace Equipment

June 4, 2014
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In his budget presentation to the City Council and Everett School Committee last week, Mayor Carlo DeMaria sought to put city politics on the backburner, as he continued his policy of proposing improvements to city services and modernization and replacement of city equipment, as the underlying principal in his budget development. The FY 2015...

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City’s Budget to Be Reviewed by National Government Finance Officers Association

June 4, 2014
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and City Auditor Richard Viscay plan to submit the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 city operating budget to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), in an effort to have the city’s financial planning peer review by municipal finance professionals and help guide the city’s future financial planning activities. The FY 2015 Everett...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which they began as adolescents, are now culminating as they reach...

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EHS Softball Team Edges Billerica, 1-0; Then Edged by Concord-carlisle

June 4, 2014
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The Everett High softball team, which had made a strong surge in the final two weeks of the season to qualify for the Division 1 state tournament, played a pair of outstanding, one-run games in tourney play this past week, defeating Billerica 1-0 and then dropping a 3-2 contest to second-seeded Concord-Carlisle. In the...

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