The Phunk is in the Final Four

May 18, 2011
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The Phunk is in the Final Four

The Phunk Phenomenon hip hop dance team based out of the Phunk Phenomenon Dance Studio of Everett owned by Reia Briggs-Connor and her husband, Rick Connor, has advanced to the round of four on the MTV show, “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew.” The Phunk will try to advance one step closer toward...

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Mayor Submits $132M FY 2012 City Budget

May 18, 2011
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With little fanfare, Mayor Carlo DeMaria submitted his $132.865M operating budget to run the City of Everett for Fiscal Year 2012 at a joint meeting of the Board of Aldermen and Common Council on Monday night. DeMaria pointed out that city departments like the police and fire “will have the tools they need to...

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School Funding Needs Boost

May 18, 2011
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With the Fiscal Year 2012 city budget starting its process, school department officials have tallied up their own funding as part of that greater budgetary process. According to Superintendent of School Fred Foresteire the Everett Public Schools will be working with $54 million with a $3.2 million tab for bus transportation for school students....

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Police Briefs 05-18-2011

May 18, 2011
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Tuesday, May 10 Nathan Covell, 24, 94R Spring St., Medford, was arrested for trespassing, malicious destruction of property over $250, intimidation of witness, threat to commit crime (3 counts). Miriam Rodriguez, 25, Homeless, Cambridge, was arrested on a warrant. Wednesday, May 11 Theresa Pini, 44, 29 Franklin St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault...

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The Budget and School Financing Everett is in an Enviable Position.

May 18, 2011
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It has a successful, working, almost visionary public school system, a handful of brand new schools and an exploding school population. It also has a school department and schools superintendent who bring big energy and ambition into the daily quotient on Vine Street where the system is administered. All of the above make Everett...

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EHS Baseball Team Clinches Share of GBL Championship

May 18, 2011
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The Everett High baseball team defeated Greater Boston League rival Cambridge, 15-5, last Tuesday to clinch at least a share of the GBL title. Coach Joe Marchese’s squad now is 6-0 in the GBL (10-2 overall) with a two game lead over its nearest rival, Medford. If the Crimson Tide can win just one...

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EHS Softball Team Wins Two more, now at 11-4

May 18, 2011
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The Everett High softball team enjoyed a fun and productive week, easily cruising past GBL rival Cambridge and then taking the measure of Saugus, a team that is in first place in the South Division of the Northeastern Conference. Last Tuesday’s romp over Cambridge was about as easy as it gets for Coach Stacy...

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EHS Track Girls Top Medford, 97-15

May 18, 2011
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The Everett High girls track team engaged GBL foes Cambridge and Medford last week in a tri meet. The Lady Crimson Tide ran away from Medford, 97-15, but came out on the short end of an 82-62 decision to Cambridge. Sashae Walls proved to be the top overall scorer for Everett on the day....

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Boys Track Team Defeats Medford

May 18, 2011
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The Everett High boys track team earned a split in its recent tri-meet with Medford and Cambridge, defeating the former, 95-32, and falling to the latter, 89-47. Among the top individual performers for Everett who won their events against the entire field were: Dexter Dowe, who was a double victor in two events against...

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Obituaries 05-18-2011

May 18, 2011
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Thomas Guganig Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett Thomas A. Guganig of Monroe, NH, formerly of Everett, died on May 13 at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. He was 70 years old. Calling hours will be on Friday, May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH....

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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. Holds Kickoff Campaign

May 11, 2011
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. Holds Kickoff Campaign

Over 200 guests turned out to help Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. on his re-election campaign.

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Picture Show: Showcase Cinemas – Cutting-edge Digital Presentation, Eliminating Traditional Film

May 11, 2011
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Picture Show: Showcase Cinemas – Cutting-edge Digital Presentation, Eliminating Traditional Film

Put away the movie reels and pack up the old film because the movies have gone digital, and the Revere Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road is on the forefront of the latest technology – allowing the theatre to show its films with the most cutting-edge picture and sound available. It may not have been...

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Mayor to Deliver Budget Proposal to City Council

May 11, 2011
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Mayor to Deliver Budget Proposal to City Council

-Special to the Independent Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. will deliver his fiscal year 2012 budget proposal to a Joint Convention of the City Council next Monday night.  This will mark the Mayor’s third budget since taking office in 2008 and he hopes to continue his conservative yet progressive spending plans for the City.  While...

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School Funding Comes Up Short

May 11, 2011
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With student enrollment soaring, fixed costs going in the same direction, and with the state cutting back on reimbursements to the cities and towns, the numbers for the coming school year are not looking good, according to Superintendent of Schools Fred Foresteire. Fiscal year 2012 is going to be a bust for the Everett...

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BOA still Paying for Hard Winter

May 11, 2011
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The snow of this past winter may have melted away, but the bills to get rid of it are still coming in for the taxpayers of Everett as the Board of Aldermen approved several departmental money transfers at their regular meeting on Monday night.  Included in the almost $625,000 in transfers was $222,000 to...

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EHS Baseball Team in First Place in GBL

May 11, 2011
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The Everett High baseball team improved to 8-1 on the season with a pair of victories over Greater Boston League rivals Medford and Somerville this past week. The wins solidified  the Crimson Tide’s hold on sole possession of first place in the GBL. Everett was scheduled to play GBL foe Cambridge yesterday (Tuesday) as...

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EHS Softball Team Wins Three Straight

May 11, 2011
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The Everett High softball team enjoyed a highly productive week  with three victories to improve to 9-4 on the season. The Lady Crimson Tide pounded Greater Boston League opponents Medford and Somerville and then used strong pitching and tight defense to pull out a close encounter with non league foe Boston Latin. Last Tuesday’s...

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Duperier, Walls win at Invitational Meet

May 11, 2011
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Peter Duperier and Sashae Walls captured first place in their individual events at Saturday’s Greater New Bedford Invitational Track and Field Meet which featured competitors from across Eastern Mass. Peter won the 400 meter dash in a time of 51.34 seconds which was a personal record (PR). He already has qualified for the State...

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The Old High School

May 11, 2011
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The mayor has once again placed the old high school up for sale. We wish him the best as the city benefits if the building is sold. However in today’s real estate market, that enormous brick building built so long ago is more a white elephant than anything else. Even if a developer were...

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Obituaries 05-11-2011

May 11, 2011
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Nicolina DiPierro Grandmother of Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr. Nicolina (Cataldo) DiPierro of Everett died on May 5. The beloved wife of the late Ciriaco, she was the mother of Rosa DeMaria and her husband, Carlo Sr., Angelo DiPierro, and Josephine Massua, all of Everett; mother-in-law of Filomena of Everett and Albert Massua of...

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Police Briefs 05-11-2011

May 11, 2011
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Monday, May 2 Walter Diasfilho, 31, 132 Chelsea St., Everett, was arrested for allowing an unlicensed operator. Paul Whealan, 26, 33 Jackson Ave., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended license, equipment violation. Tuesday, May 3 James Brietzke, 31, 345 Swains Pond, Melrose, was arrested for uttering a false prescription (2 counts)....

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Mayor Seeks More Bids for Old High School

May 4, 2011
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Mayor Seeks More Bids for Old High School

Special to the Independent Mayor Carlo DeMaria will officially seek proposals from interested parties to purchase or lease the Old High School.  Since being declared surplus property last year, the Mayor is again entertaining options for the semi-vacant building issuing a new Request for Proposal (RFP.) The Boys and Girls Club of Everett currently...

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State Aid is Up

May 4, 2011
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Taxpayers heard some good news at the regular meeting of the Common Council on Monday night.  According to Senator Sal DiDomenico and Rep. Stephen Smith, the City of Everett will receive about $5 million more in state aid for the local schools. This additional revenue means that almost $1 million will not have to...

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Mayor’s Re-election Kick-off Open to All

May 4, 2011
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Independent Staff Wednesday evening at the Silver Fox, Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s re-election campaign gets underway officially with his kick-off affair, which is certain to attract a large crowd. The time begins at 6:00 p.m. “This is a time for everyone. Families. Individuals. Everyone who lives in this city is welcome,” the mayor told the...

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