Healthcare Change Could Save Taxpayers $1m

January 26, 2011
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Healthcare Change Could Save Taxpayers $1m

A proposed municipal healthcare change unveiled last Friday by Gov. Deval Patrick is getting good initial reviewslocally – with most indicating that they like the plan, but hope that it moves quickly through the Legislature. For Everett taxpayers, the healthcare change could save more than $1 million in the next year’s fiscal budget that...

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Sports 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Sports 01-26-2011

Flores scores four goals in 5-2 EHS win Everett High senior Captain Nicole Flores certified her standing as one of the top schoolgirl hockey players in the area by scoring four goals in the first period to lead the Lady Crimson Tide to a 5-2 win over Wilmington Monday afternoon at the local rink....

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Enterprise Fund Becomes a Reality for Taxpayers

January 26, 2011
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In a close vote, the Board of Aldermen voted to approve the creation of a Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund at the Monday night meeting, reversing an earlier vote in December. The approval of this fund was not without heated remarks by Aldermen on both sides of the issue. One camp claimed that a...

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Car License Approved

January 26, 2011
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One might be inclined to classify this as the case of the missing business jacket. The owner of Supreme Cars Incorporated received a unanimous vote of confidence from the Board of Aldermen on having his Motor Dealer License approved on Monday night. Joseph Marchese appeared before the Board to answer questions about his business...

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Fuel Spill Reported on Mystic

January 26, 2011
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A small but noticeable spill of diesel fuel into the Mystic River reported on Saturday near the Everett ExxonMobil Pipeline Company terminal is being investigated by the Coast Guard. Coast Guard officials determined that a sheen of fuel was on the surface of the water in an area about 800 feet long and 20...

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Block Grant Monies Awarded to Local Agencies

January 26, 2011
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. was happy to meet with the recipients of this year’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG.) The CDGB program is a federally funded, competitive grant program, which helps small cities and towns meet a broad range of community development needs.  Everett receives funds for housing, community, and economic development projects that...

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Police Briefs 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18 Patrick Hurley, 25, Homeless, Peabody, was arrested for marked lanes violation, failure to stop for police, receiving/buying stolen property, operating under the influence of drugs, receiving stolen property over $250. Mary Nee, 47, 9 Avon St., Everett, was arrested for harassment prevention order. Wednesday, January 19 Wanderson DaCosta, 27, 205 Ferry...

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The Weather and Our Lives in New England

January 26, 2011
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The winter of 2011 is turning out to be the mother of all winters. We have had more snow this year already than during any year since the Great Blizzard of 1978 – and although the weather people have called some recent storms blizzards, there really hasn’t been a blizzard since 1978. Now there...

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Obituaries 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Marilyn Abkowitz Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett Marilyn (Berger) Abkowitz of Raymond, NH died on January 23. The beloved wife of 39 years of Alan Abkowitz, Marilyn was born in Brookline and attended the Everett Schools and high school.  A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she was an Educational Tutor...

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Senator DiDomenico Begins First Full Term in State Senate

January 19, 2011
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Senator DiDomenico Begins First Full Term in State Senate

Senator Sal DiDomenico was sworn into office on January 5th to begin serving his first full term in the Massachusetts State Senate.  The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Senate chamber, with Governor Deval Patrick administering the oath of office to the 40 members of the body, including Senator DiDomenico and eight freshman senators...

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Joseph Piantedosi Sr.

January 19, 2011
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Joseph Piantedosi Sr.

Joseph Piantedosi Sr. had fond memories of his days growing up in the city of Everett. It was at a bakery on Main Street in this city where Mr. Piantedosi began working and building the Piantedosi Bakery Company Inc. into the international bread-manufacturing powerhouse it is has become. Mr. Piantedosi was a devoted husband...

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Power Plant Owners Struggling Under New Market System

January 19, 2011
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Everett’s Mystic Generating Station on the Mystic River has been sold to Constellation Energy Group. The sale took place earlier this month. The mammoth energy generating facility with its huge brick building and four giant smokestacks,  was sold to Baltimore based Constellation Energy Group for an undisclosed sum of money. It was sold as...

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Sticker Shock

January 19, 2011
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Long time political print shop will call it quits after 50 years In the coming City Election season this year, there will be one major player sitting out this time around. It’s not a candidate or an incumbent office holder, but rather a place that most all of them go – Art-Tone Studios on...

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The Patriots

January 19, 2011
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The Patriots stunning loss to the Jets Sunday has sent Everett football fans into a state of despair and wonder. The despair is about losing a game so many believed would be won convincingly. The wonder is that the Jets could beat such a talented and resilient Patriots team which seemed Super Bowl bound....

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More Bad Weather

January 19, 2011
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The city has once again been put under heavy pressure by the inclement weather. First it was the huge snowfall last week and now it is the snow and freezing rain making an incredible mess out of our roads and highways. The city’s tab for plowing and sanding is rising higher by the hour...

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Police Briefs 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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January 11, 2011 Richard Parsons, 47, 22 Lindenwood Rd., Stoneham, was arrested on warrants. January 13, 2011 Deana Pistone, 28, 12 Cedar St., Wakefield, was arrested on default warrant. Denise Vernava, 48, 18 Aborn St., Peabody, was arrested on operating under the influence of liquor. January 14, 2011 Ashley Carter, 17, 530 Ferry St.,...

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EHS Girls Hockey Team Shuts Out Shawsheen, 6-0

January 19, 2011
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The Everett High girls hockey team put it all together Saturday to skate away with a 6-0 victory over Shawsheen Tech. After a scoreless first frame, Everett zinged the Shawsheen net for three goals in each of the next two periods. Lady Crimson Tide standout Nicole Flores had a hand in five of the...

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Obituaries 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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Calvin Wentworth Retired Delivery Truck Driver Calvin Wentworth of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, died January 17 at the Chelsea Healthcare Facility after a long illness.  He was 81 years old. He was a member of the English Revere Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and others before that since the age of 10 when...

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City Approves Purchase of Air Force Road

January 12, 2011
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With very little debate, both the Common Council and the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously on Monday night to approve an acquisition for a permanent easement on Air Force Road at a price tag of $666,000. The vote capped a two-year acquisition  process for the this easement, which could ultimately become a major generator...

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PCSS Students Participate in Mathematics Olympiad Camp

January 12, 2011
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PCSS Students Participate in Mathematics Olympiad Camp

Pioneer Charter School of Science Mathcounts Team represented the school in the Apple Education Mathematics Olympiad Camp. The camp was held in New Jersey Institute of Technology between December 16 and 19.  Students participated in Mathcounts work sessions and The 24Game, a mathematical card game in which you manipulate four integers so the end...

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City Leaders Hope for Insurance Reform this Year; could Save City Millions, but Unions are Skeptical

January 12, 2011
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City leaders from Everett, Revere and Chelsea are lobbying hard this week to bring some healing to the budget buster that is municipal health insurance. Everett Mayor Carlo DiMaria has been in close association over the past several weeks with Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino and Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash in lobbying Gov. Deval...

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Police Briefs 01-12-2011

January 12, 2011
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Monday, January 3 Michael Murphy, 28, 474 Broadway, Somerville, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. Siliamar Soares, 30, 15 Clifford St., Brockton Ave., was arrested for failing to stop for police, operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, operation of motor vehicle unregistered. Tuesday, January 4 Hobert Wates, 44, 26 Argyle St., Everett, was arrested...

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The Snow Mess

January 12, 2011
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We urge homeowners and business owners to make certain that your pathways and sidewalks are clear of snow in the aftermath of the recent storm Massachusetts law has been changed, as we wrote about recently, and the liability for costs related to injuries suffered by pedestrians on your sidewalks and walkways will be borne...

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The Mayor’s Cutting Orders

January 12, 2011
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Like any other household facing a cut in income, the mayor has ordered that all the city’s various departments cut five percent from their budgets to meet the possibility of less money coming to the city from the state next year. With the state facing a $1.5 billion budget deficit, it is likely all...

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