Obituaries 12-24-2014

December 24, 2014
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Anthony Solomita Retired Bank of America Senior Vice President Anthony F. Solomita of South Dennis, formerly of Everett, died at home after a long illness on December 17. He was 79 years old. Born and raised in Everett, he was a graduate of B.C. High School, Class of 1952 and continued his education at...

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CHA to Double Exam Space

December 23, 2014
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In response to the rising demand for health services in communities north of Boston, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has launched an initiative to grow its primary care services in Everett, Malden, and Revere. Work is underway at CHA’s Everett, Malden, and Revere Care Centers to expand office and exam space, and 15 new physicians...

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Consumers should be Prepared at Holiday Season

December 23, 2014
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 These year-end weeks are a busy time that are focused on friends and family, and not when you want to be checking to confirm that your insurance coverage is adequate. But taking a few minutes between the cooking and the shopping and the wrapping to review  your insurance policies and how they would cover...

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Pioneer Charter School of Science Blood Drive

December 23, 2014
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On Saturday, December 6, Pioneer Charter School of Science held its first blood drive through the American Red Cross. Students, parents, staff and community members came to donate blood. With their help, they collected 23 pints of blood, which can save up to 69 lives. The majority of the donors were PCSS students, which...

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Respect and Class

December 23, 2014
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Frank Champi recently passed away.  I found out about it the morning of his funeral and rushed out of work to be there. Frank was the original director/investigator for Code Enforcement which was initiated by the Common Council I proudly served on in 2006. Frank was a great choice. Franks greatest quality, of which...

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Obituaries 12-17-2014

December 23, 2014
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Angelo DiPierro Of Everett Angelo DiPierro of Everett died on December 13. Born in Chiusano San Domenico, Avellino, Italy, he was the husband of Filomena (Moullo); father of Jerry, Nicole R. and her fiance’, Mario, Anthony and his wife, Elizabeth, and Michael J., all of Everett; son of the late Ciriaco and Nicolina (Cataldo);...

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Hidden Gem Art Gallery in Triangle Neighborhood

December 23, 2014
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Hidden Gem Art Gallery in Triangle Neighborhood

Three years ago when Alvin Colon first went into the old industrial building on Garvey and Paris Streets – in the often forgotten Triangle neighborhood off the Parkway – he saw little more than a dusty, wide-open space filled with the rubble of ancient machinery. From that rubble, though, a dream has emerged for...

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Council Sets New Tax Rate for 2015 Average Residential Tax Bill will Increase

December 23, 2014
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The Everett City Council met in special session Monday night to adopt a new tax rate and set the differential between the residential and commercial property tax rates and as a result property owners are facing a good news bad news scenario. On the one hand, the Council voted to adopt a lower tax...

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Council Votes to Set the Maximum Tax Shift Possible

December 23, 2014
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The Everett City Council met in special session on Monday night to set the tax rate for the coming year, but in doing so had several other decisions to make that affected that tax rate. As in year’s past, the Council voted unanimously to adopt a minimum residential factor (MRF) of 1.75, which means...

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Everett Falls in Super Bowl

December 23, 2014
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Everett Falls in Super Bowl

In a Super Bowl showdown matching the top-ranked teams in Massachusetts, No. 1 Xaverian High School bested No. 2 Everett. 38-29, to lay claim to the Division 1 state title Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. The game lived up to expectations as two of the Bay State’s most revered coaches, Everett’s John DiBiaso,...

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Everett Christmas

December 23, 2014
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Everett Christmas

She might have been a little bashful, but Alexis Burgos sat on Santa’s lap Thursday night, Dec. 4, to tell him all about her Christmas wishes while her family snapped photos of the event. Santa Claus made a special stop at Everett City Hall on Dec. 4 to get all the Christmas lists from...

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Somerville Files Lawsuit Against Casino

December 23, 2014
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Everett’s booming neighbor to the south, Somerville, has filed a four-count lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) for awarding the casino license to Wynn Resorts, and has asked the court to reverse the decision that gave Everett its casino project. Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone did not immediately return phone calls requesting comment for...

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Oil Boom Finally Takes Effect on Heating Costs

December 23, 2014
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The convergence of an oil boom in America – along with several other favorable circumstances around the world in the petroleum industry – have local heating oil customers looking at hundreds of dollars in savings this year, and perhaps happy to see (and not dreading to see) the oilman pull up in front of...

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Police Briefs 12-10-2014

December 23, 2014
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Monday, 11/24/14 Thomas Crowe, 57, 28 Baldwin Ave., Everett, was arrested with breaking and entering in the day with intent to commit a felony. Tuesday, 11/25 Minoca Belyea, 27, 20 Prospect St., Everett, was arrested for being a disorderly person, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. Kristina Lynn H all,...

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A Great Season

December 23, 2014
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We congratulate the Everett High School football team on another fantastic season. While the Tide fell just short of capturing the Division 1 state championship in a 38-29 loss to Xaverian at Gillette Stadium, when you look at the big picture, it’s truly remarkable what the Crimson Tide accomplished this season. Coach John DiBiaso...

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From the Mayor’s Office

December 23, 2014
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Everett Recreation taking applications The Everett Recreation Department is now accepting registration for the winter 2015 schedule and youth winter league basketball. Programs accommodate all ages from toddlers to adults, both male and female, and are a great way to meet new people and stay in shape during the winter season. Programs include toddler...

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Everett is Recognized as Green Community by Massachusetts

December 23, 2014
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Office of Planning and Development are pleased to announce that the City has been designated as a Green Community from the Patrick Administration. The Green Communities Designation and Grant Program helps municipalities navigate and meet the five criteria required to become a Green Community, in turn qualifying them for...

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Obituaries 10-12-2014

December 23, 2014
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Peter Skerry Retired Everett Firefighter Peter E. Skerry of Everett passed away on December 7. He was 89 years old. Mr. Skerry was a US Navy veteran of World War II and an Everett Firefighter serving 32 years prior to his retirement. He was the beloved husband of the late Catherine T. (O’Brien); loving...

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Community Gathers in Square for Annual Tree Lighting

December 4, 2014
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Community Gathers in Square for Annual Tree Lighting

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, along with the Everett Chamber of Commerce, welcomed hundreds of residents and community members to the City’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Downtown Open House this past Friday night. The evening began with Santa Claus arriving on an Everett Fire Truck.  Residents were then entertained with traditional Christmas carols by...

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E-Cigarettes Sales Restricted in Everett

December 4, 2014
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On September 22, 2014, the Everett Board of Health voted to amend their current regulation entitled “Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products”.  The regulation now contains an expanded definition of tobacco products that include products containing tobacco or nicotine and products, regardless of nicotine content, that rely on vaporization such as e-cigarettes or vapor...

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Council Passes Mayor’s Snow- Shoveling Ordinance

December 4, 2014
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The item regarding the new snow-shoveling ordinance proposed by Mayor DeMaria was passed by the City Council at last Monday’s meeting.  Mayor DeMaria and the City Council have worked together and have accepted a two-year trial ordinance that would call for mandatory snow removal by residents on abutting sidewalks in the interest of public...

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Good Luck, Everett High Football

December 4, 2014
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The Everett High football program has enjoyed so much success that we’ve almost come to expect that the Crimson Tide will be playing every year in the Super Bowl on the first Saturday in December – at Gillette Stadium, no less. But the fact is that each team is different – and it’s taken...

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Obituaries 12-03-2014

December 4, 2014
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Mary ‘Mae’ Diamond First National Stores retiree and Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Volunteer with over 20,000 hours of service Mary R. “Mae” (Covino) Diamond of Melrose entered into rest on Sunday, November 30 in the Oosterman Rest Home in Melrose. She was 95 years old. Mrs. Diamond retired from the First National Stores where she...

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Hanlon Provides Update on Webster School

December 4, 2014
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Webster School Principal Denise Hanlon told the School Committee Monday night that the Webster School, “really is the best school in the city and I’m not just saying that because it is my school.” Hanlon who was invited to the meeting Monday as part of the School Committee’s Administrator’s Forum, also told the committee...

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