Obituaries 12-18-2013

December 20, 2013
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Dr. Thomas Montenero Longtime Everett Dentist Dr. Thomas R. Montenero of North Reading, a former longtime Everett resident, passed away at home on December 15. He was 59 years old. A graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Dr. Montenero was a cum laude graduate of Boston College, and a graduate of Tufts Dental School...

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Everett Co-operative Bank Hosts Santa Greeting

December 11, 2013
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Everett Co-operative Bank Hosts Santa Greeting

One of the sweetest elements of Christmas is that expression of sheer delight on a child’s face while he grasps his mother’s hand tightly before meeting Santa Claus. He fidgets in line, looking over the crowd on his tip toes; as a list of things he wants to say to Santa rush through his...

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Holiday Trees

December 11, 2013
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Holiday Trees

City Hall and Everett students make a team that would make Santa Claus and Rudolph proud. For proof, be sure to drive by the grounds of the old Everett High School — especially at night — and enjoy the holiday trees and decorations that adorn the property. The trees and decorations, including gingerbread houses,...

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MGC Keeps Proposal at Suffolk Downs Alive: Local Officials Will Prepare for MGC Hearings on Thur., Mon.

December 11, 2013
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A casino at the Suffolk Downs site in Revere is still a possibility as the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) allowed on Tuesday afternoon Mohegan Sun’s proposal to go forward with a commitment that the casino developers and the City of Revere hold a second election for Revere voters early next year. Earlier in the...

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Aldermen Vote to Adopt New Tax Rates

December 11, 2013
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Following a short Joint Convention to allow a public hearing and discussion of the proposed tax rates for fiscal year 2014, The Board of Aldermen Monday night took up the matter of setting the tax rate and voted unanimously to approve a residential tax rate $15.04 per thousand of valuation and a commercial tax...

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City Well Prepared for Snow Season

December 11, 2013
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With the snow season now upon us, the City is well prepared for both snow removal and emergency measures.  The Mayor met recently with his senior staff to ensure that the procedures, staffing, and supplies for snow removal and parking enforcement are effectively in place. City Services has stockpiled over 500 tons of salt...

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Everett: Holiday Shows to Put You in the Christmas Spirit

December 11, 2013
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It’s the time of year for shopping, gift giving, singing carols and, of course, pictures with Santa. The chubby old elf with the red suit and white beard will be visiting Everett twice next week, in advance of Christmas Day. On Monday, December 16, Santa will make at least two stops in the city,...

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Tax Rate Announced

December 11, 2013
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The adage of the only certainty in life is death and taxes always rings home this time of the year as city officials set the new municipal tax rate. This year, the tax rate will drop for both the residential and commercial payers. We know that our residential tax is low compared to many...

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Obituaries 12-11-2013

December 11, 2013
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Philip Francis Iorio, III Of Everett Sept. 9, 1970-Dec. 4, 2013 Philip Francis Iorio, III of Everett, died on December 4. He was the beloved husband of Christine (Demeulle) Iorio and devoted father of Haley Iorio, both of Everett; loving son of Gloria Iorio of Lynn; loving brother of Derek James Iorio and Matthew...

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Community Comes Together for Fall Clean up

December 4, 2013
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Community Comes Together for Fall Clean up

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett held a hugely successful Fall Clean Up Event on Saturday, November 23rd. Residents and City workers came together in an effort to ready properties throughout the City for the holiday season. Volunteers removed debris, raked, swept and collected leaves and branches. A delicious lunch was provided...

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Showing Support

December 4, 2013
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Showing Support

Wynn Resorts has committed to a “Chairman’s Circle” Sponsorship through the 2015 season in support of A Company Christmas at Pops. As part of the partnership, Wynn Resorts will support various community outreach ventures and cross-promotional opportunities. The sponsorship agreement was commemorated by a cocktail reception hosted at Surrender Nightclub on November 17 at...

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$2.8 Million in School and City Budget Adjustments Approved: Authorizes New Fund to Address Post-employment Benefit Costs

December 4, 2013
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The Common Council, in two separate votes on Monday night, authorized budget transfers and reductions to balance the city’s budget accounting for state aid reductions in the FY 2014 budget process. According to City Auditor Richard Viscay the moves were necessary, because the city had built its budget for FY 2014, based on Governor...

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Renovation of Council Chamber to Begin Right Away

December 4, 2013
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The Everett Common Council cleared the way for a complete renovation of the City Council meeting chambers Monday night, with a 10-0 vote of the Common Council to “accept and dispose of” the 96 theater style seats that currently make up the public gallery of Peter J. McCarren Memorial Chamber. By affirming a vote...

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Pair of Joint Conventions Planned for December: Dec. 9 Hearing on Tax Rate and Dec. 16 Zoning Hearing Scheduled

December 4, 2013
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The final month of bi-cameral municipal rule in Everett is going to be a busy one, with full schedules for both the Common Council and Board of Aldermen already on the calendar this month and now comes word that the Mayor has called a pair of Joint Conventions in December as well. On Monday,...

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City Set to Kick off Holiday Season This Friday

December 4, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Everett Chamber of Commerce, and the Office of Human Services are pleased to announce that the Human Services Holiday Fundraiser has been moved to this Friday, December 6th, to coincide with the City’s Annual Tree Lighting and Downtown Open House. The holiday celebration will begin at 4:30pm in Everett Square...

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New Council Chambers

December 4, 2013
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Some residents may look at the renovations planned for the Peter McCrarren Memorial Chamber as an unnecessary expense of $30,000 at this time especially with state aid down. However, we agree with elected officials to spend the money.. The new Chamber will reflect the historic governmental change that has happened in our city as...

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Tree Lighting This Friday

December 4, 2013
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The annual tree lightning ceremony in Everett Square is set for this Friday starting at 4:30 rain or shine. We encourage residents to come on down and enjoy the festivities with their family as we get into the holiday spirit. Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the City of Everett, and the Everett Chamber of Commerce are...

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Police Briefs 12-04-2013

December 4, 2013
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11/11 Norman  Jimenez, 34, 133 Walnut St., Malden, was arrested for shoplifting and warrants. Darisel Rivera, 19, 6 Hanson St., Somerville, was arrested on protective custody 11/13 Stephanie Cruz, 26, 30 Parker St., Everett, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime with intent to commit crime, malicious destruction of property over $250. 11/14 Marc...

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Obituaries 12-04-2013

December 4, 2013
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Francis ‘Frank’ Falzone Retired Massport Toll Taker; Owned Falzone’s Variety Store Francis J. “Frank” Falzone, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on November 26 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. He was 87 years old. Born in Everett, he owned and operated Falzone’s Variety Store, corner of Nichols and Florence Streets, Everett for many years...

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Human Services Receives Holiday Season Donations

November 26, 2013
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Human Services Receives Holiday Season Donations

The City of Everett’s Office of Human Services recently received several donations to its Holiday Assistance Program for Everett families.  Due to the generous support from local businesses and residents, each year Human Services is able to provide Thanksgiving baskets and holiday meals to support hundreds of local families, children, and seniors. And this...

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City Welcomes New Sustainability and Environmental Planner

November 26, 2013
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City Welcomes New Sustainability and Environmental Planner

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Gove as the new Sustainability and Environmental Planner for the City. Gove joins the City with several years of experience in identifying and managing sustainability practices and projects.  He brings a working knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations and programs.  Most recently,...

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Zonta Club Donates Gift Cards to Everett Students

November 26, 2013
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Zonta Club Donates Gift Cards to Everett Students

The Zonta Club of Chelsea recently made a generous donation of Market Basket gift cards to the Everett Public Schools, which administrators will distribute to deserving families in time for the holidays. Zonta Club Service Committee Chair Barbara Lawlor and Treasurer Elizabeth Fama presented the gift cards to (from left), Assistant Superintendent of Schools...

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Lafayette School 6th Grade Class Keeps Art Program Going

November 26, 2013
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Lafayette School 6th Grade Class Keeps Art Program Going

The City recently thanked members of the Lafayette School’s 6th grade class for painting the utility box located at the intersection of Shute Street and Dunster Road. The class participated in the Mayor’s ongoing initiative to paint utility boxes around the City in an effort to curb graffiti and vandalism and encourage and promote...

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Wynn Casino Proposal Won’t Be Hurt by Federal Investigation: Revere Working to Keep Suffolk Downs Proposal Alive

November 26, 2013
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The federal and state investigations into the land deal that Wynn Resorts made as the basis for its Everett casino proposal, should not affect the casino giant’s proposal or its qualifications to earn the sole gaming license in Eastern Massachuasetts, according to statements Mass Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby made to CBS last week....

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