The Everett Independent • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Page 2 Wynn // CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 hicles to bypass the queues of those vehicles and reach Revere Beach Parkway (Route 16) westbound. Additionally, they would channelize the roadway on the south side of the rotary through a combination of pavement markings and raised islands to remove the weaving area between Mystic View Road and Revere Beach Parkway (Route 16) that, in combination with new guide signage and signal timing and phasing adjustments, will improve traffic flow. The improvements also include an enhanced, accessible pedestrian path along the western and northern sides of the rotary and across Santilli Highway. The improvements will also include landscape amenities and added stormwater capacity. The timeline for those improvements, however, will have to be wrapped around the larger Woods Memorial Bridge replacement project on Rt. 16. It is expected that the mediation by Wynn would take two construction seasons, but would begin in the winter of 2015. “In the course of the continued design of the Santilli Circle improvements, the Proponent will continue to work with MassDOT, DCR, and the City of Everett on a mutually acceptable schedule for the construction of the Santilli Circle improvements,” read the filing. Wynn indicated that all concerns previously raised by all agencies have been resolved with the new plan. At Sweetser Circle – at the end of Lower Broadway – Wynn’s plan is similar to Santilli. The improvements include implementing clear and recognizable pavement markings and signage to guide motorists through the rotary more efficiently, and formalizing rightturn lanes at all entrances to the rotary so that motorists may take the first exit from the rotary without needing to merge with circulating traffic. These improvements are predicted to reduce the amount of merging and diverging conflicts at the rotary, which will improve efficiency as well as significantly improving the safety of the rotary. The improvements also include accessible sidewalks along the outside of the rotary, walkways between legs of the rotary, and accessible crossings across all legs of the intersection to facilitate pedestrian access. As for Wellington Circle, the traffic issues there have been every bit as devastating for years upon Everett as they have been upon Medford. Wynn proposed to provide $1.5 million for a long-term study done by the state to address a solution. To address both current and projected future operational deficiencies at Wellington Circle, Wynn has collaborated with MassDOT on a plan to optimize traffic signal timing and phasing and make certain geometric improvements within the existing public right-of-way. The geometric improvements include providing an additional through travel lane on both Route 16 approaches and an additional left-turn lane on the Fellsway (Route 28) northbound approach. The improvements also include removing some paved areas to create new green space and planting new trees to improve the streetscape. The filings are now in a public comment period and have to get a final sign off from the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Seth Daniel can be contacted by e-mail at [email protected] Wynn Resorts makes World’s Most Admired Companies list Special to the Independent Wynn Resorts was once again honored as the highest ranking casino resort on FORTUNE Magazine’s 2015 World’s Most Admired Companies list in the hotel, casino and resort category, ranking number three out of 13 internationally distinguished hospitality companies. The distinction was unveiled last Thursday, Feb. 19. Wynn Resorts ranked first overall in the category Quality of Products/Services among all international hotel companies. From a business perspective, the company ranked second place in the category Long-Term Investment, and third in Financial Soundness, as well as Innovation and Quality of Management. FORTUNE works with top industry executives and analysts to rate companies based on nine categories that range from financial soundness to social responsibility. Each year, FORTUNE Magazine conducts a survey to compile the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” The Most Admired list provides a definitive report card on corporate reputations in a variety of fields including consumer products, power, natural resources, and hospitality. For more information and to view the complete list, please visit: www. fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies. Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 State shoots down Wynn plan to clean Mystic with oysters, clams By Seth Daniel An intriguing and heralded plan by Wynn Everett to help clean up the Mystic River using beds of oysters and clams has been scrapped at the behest of the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF). Apparently, state regulators are worried that the water-cleaning-only bivalves will be harvested illegally by unknowing residents and then eaten. That would likely make them very sick, and therefore do not meet the guidelines set by the DMF. “According to DMF's growing guidelines, this project does not conform with our current shellfish planting guidelines,” said Amy Mahler of the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. “The level of oysters needed for this kind of restoration, in addition to concerns of increased public health rick due to citizens collecting the planted oysters, we discourage this kind of project.” The news was broken in Wynn environmental filings late last week. “In response to the concerns of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, the 30,000 square foot clam and oyster seeding activities previously proposed by the Proponent have been eliminated from the Project,” read the filing. “[Wynn] will contribute to improvements to water quality in the Mystic River through the remediation… [Wynn] will continue to work with the Mystic River Watershed Association and other in- terested parties to advance the restoration of aquatic resources in the immediate vicinity of the Project Site.” Wynn officials this week had no direct comment on the elimination of the innovative shellfish water cleaning plans. Some close to the project did say that they aren’t 100 percent certain that the oyster beds are gone for good. They could, it is believed, make a return to the project at a later date. Mahler said it isn’t the first time that such an activity has been proposed in Massachusetts by government or the private sector. Each previous time, the idea has also been frowned upon. Seth Daniel can be contacted by e-mail at [email protected] Promotions // CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Mayor Carlo DeMaria caused a bit of controversy last year, when he asked the Council to consider taking the Chief’s position out of Civil Service, so that when he or another Mayor in the future has to pick a new chief, he would have more freedom to make that selection. Part of Mayor DeMaria’s reasoning at the time was that no clear candidates were evident among the firefighter ranks and that senior officers in the department had stopped taking the Fire Chief’s test, due to Butler’s expected continuing tenure in the job. With the two new Deputy Chiefs established, it is possible that a succession plan would be more evident moving forward. Police hire two new recruits Not all of the good news was reserved for the city’s fire department on Monday night. In addition to the six promo- tions in the fire department, the Everett Police Department also got to celebrate the hiring of two new patrol officers. The Council voted unanimously, 9-0, to approve the appointments of rookie patrol officers John A. Fitzpatrick III and Hayli Leal Hill. The two new officers join six other new recruits who joined the Everett Police Department just last June. Permit Listing 523-531 Broadway A&F Realty Corp. Renovation Installing new high efficiency furnace and central air conditioning complete with new duct work. Cost: $5,000 Fee: $75 190 ferry S t. Fine Mart Realty Trust Kenneth Graveson Cut soffitt walls, remove existing sleepers, install new equip. Cost: $14,200 Fee: $450 98-100 Chestnut St. DeOliveira MacNamara, Garcia Remodeling the bathroom on the 2nd floor and relocating the laundry Cost: $7,000 Fee: $105 72 Clarence St. Ronald & Marie Destin Pay // CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ary committee, for inclusion in the FY 2016 budget. Since the pay rates for all employees of the council are set through the budget process, there was no need for a formal vote of the full council prior to the budget process. If approved in the budget process, the Clerk’s pay raise would take effect with the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2015. Lastly, a proposed and much discussed pay raise for Mayor Carlo DeMaria, to take effect on January 1, 2016, was tabled until the next meeting, so that Councilor DiFlorio could get some additional information to the Council about the indexing mechanism in the Mayoral raise proposal. The proposal currently calls for the Mayor’s salary to increase to $126,252 on January 1, 2016 and to be annually adjusted based on the average of the three most recent years’ Consumer Price Index. First Baptist Church 50 Church Street, Everett, MA Pastor Larry Russi facebook.com/larry.russi twitter.com/cleanslate789 Roger Ovellette Air sealing & insulation Cost: $2,907 Fee: $45 80 Clark St. John & Mary Corcoran Jaime Morin Replace 9 windows, no structural change Cost: $13,049 Fee: $210 2 Mystic View Rd. Costco Temp. office trailer to be put into parking lot places where specified Cost: $445 Fee: $40 33 Dyer Ave. Samriti Thapar Roger Ovellette Air sealing & insulation Cost: $3,049 Fee: $60 2 Mystic View Rd. Gateway LLC Engineers North West Repairs to existing bar joist as per plan submitted on plan dated 2/18/2015 Cost: $9,438 Fee: $450 F or A dver tising R ates , P lease C all 617-387-9600 In Pursuit of Spiritual Excellence Philippians 1:10 PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST Council President Fred Capone, Senator Sal DiDomenico, Officer Hayli Leal Hill, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Officer John Fitzpatrick, Chief Steven Mazzie, and Councilor John Hanlon. Injuries // CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 slip and falls too. There have also been several injuries related to snowblowers, cuts and bruises. Of course there are also many lower back injuries and muscle strains that have come in. There are actually a lot of folks who have to shovel snow for their job and have been injured in the course of that. We’re definitely seeing more of this kind of thing than we normally do.” Meanwhile, at the Whidden Hospital Emergency Room, the story is pretty much the same. “It’s definitely the case that the snow storms have triggered more injuries here,” said Dr. Joe Butash, of the Whidden ER. “We’ve really had a lot of injuries involving children - slip and falls. However, it seems to have affected young and old alike. I’ve seen children 2 and 3 years old with snow-related injuries and adults up to age 92. Definitely, there are a lot of injuries related to shoveling - wrist injuries and back spams. The other thing we've noticed is injuries involving plows - individuals struck by plows or those doing the plowing. 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At Essential Chiropractic in Revere, Dr. Anthony Gamble said he has one great solution for shoveling. “There is no good way to shovel,” he said. “The best way we’ve found is to find some young kid in the neighborhood and pay him to do it. That’s the only way to avoid injury. We only have to shovel in a normal year for about two weeks. We never get used to it and don’t train our muscles for it. So, we end up relying on our lower back muscles instead of our legs, which results in an injury. The best advice is to take your time. Do a little at a time; take a break, and then go back to do more. People tend to want to just push through it though and get it done. Even if you do it the right way, you’re going to feel it because you’re using muscles you haven’t used.” Gambale said the treatment for a sore back is contrary to what many might think. The common sense cure is an anti-inflammatory, like Motrin, and a hot back or a hot pack. Instead, Gamble said you have to fight inflamed muscles with - of all things - ice. “When people are hurting they want to put heat on it,” he said. “The last thing they want to do after coming in from the cold is put ice on their back. Ice is the best because the lower back muscles are inflamed. As unappealing as it may be, ice is the best way to fight inflammation. The anti-inflammatory and heat makes you feel good for a bit, but it goes right back. Bite the bullet and put ice on it because if you keep injuring it over and over, you’ll end up with a permanent problem.” He said the best way is to apply ice for 10 to 20 minutes intermittently. Finally, of course, Gambale said the snow injuries and aches are likely to drive a lot of folks to his office, and he is expecting a rush of patients in the next few weeks. “It does seem to be a good re-activator for old patients,” he said. “That’s what we’re here for; to help people get back on track. Right now, everybody is just trying to get everyday stuff done, but the slip and falls, the digging out and the car accidents - that’s going to take a few weeks. You might feel like your fine now, but in a good week or two, the whole inflammation sets in and the pain begins. That’s usually when we begin to see more patients.” Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 Page 3 The Everett Independent • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 EHS STUDENTS RECEIVE BOSTON GLOBE SCHOLASTIC ART AND WRITING AWARDS PARLIN SCHOOL MID-YEAR HONOR ROLL Mr. Michael McLucas, Principal, and Mr. Christopher Barrett, Assistant Principal, proudly announce the MidYear Honor Roll for students in Grades 6, 7 and 8. High honors consist of all A’s, while Honors include A’s and B’s, and Credit contains one C. The Everett High School (EHS) Art Department is happy to announce that two students were recognized for their artistic skill through the Boston Globe’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. Senior Linh Vu, a student in Annette LeRay’s Advanced Art class, won a prestigious Gold Key award for her acrylic painting titled, “Me.” And Anthony Tejada Chacon, a senior in Evan DeMarzo’s Drawing and Painting I class, received an Honorable Mention for his colored pencil drawing titled, “Marisol.” Both students worked diligently on their art projects in and out of class, and the entire EHS community commends them for earning these distinguished honors. From left: Ms. LeRay, art students Linh Vu and Anthony Tejada Chacon, and Mr. DeMarzo. GRADE 6 HIGH HONORS Laure Isabelle Cherilus Emily Coelho Anadia Osorio Seth Osorio GRADE 6 HONORS Joanna Bonilla Gaelle Castor Joshua Chaves Matthew Chaves Kiara Cordero Amanda DeOliveira Ferreira Destiny Duverge Martynas Gravell Egan Gouveia Diego Hernandez Dalenchky Joseph Ashneil Mendes Ronald Nolan Kyla Peters Jean Samuel Prinston Patricia Rivas Portillo Eva Rodas Victor Santos Alexandra Vasquez-Melara GRADE 6 CREDIT Felson Andre Lucia Chadi Belaji Brendan Currie Francisco Dardon A SWEET 16TH SURPRISE AT EVERETT HIGH Ashley Donnaruma Gabriela Fernandes Dinora Landaverde Rodney Mendes Gissel Mendez Bryan Mota Lucia Perez Arbaiza Thekicha Peirvil Shayina Ribou Francisca Vales Nephtalie Vincent. Mario Sheard Stephanie Suavita Dharez Wolcott. GRADE 7 HIGH HONORS Ahmad Alananzeh Lorena Corbelli Jona DeVito Nekesha Dumerant Karen Flores Ariana Garay Yasmin Melendez David Meninger Isabella Perez Briana Reyes-Chavez Lourdjina Vincent Jennifer Zepeda Lones GRADE 8 HONORS Samantha Aguilar Raisha Asha Elvin Bonilla Melissa Canelas John Carvalho Mendes Eric Castro Lejla Custovic Sarah DaSilva Francisca Etienne Juliana Erazo Belinda French Rixi Abigail Fuentes Alvarenga Mariama Gassama Meghan Haggerty Diana Lemus-Lemus Odalitz Maldonado Guevara Melanni Menjivar Rachel Novack Evelyn Nunez-Granado Amy Palacios Kemily Samira Perovani Erinn Puleio Valeria Rodriguez Keara Ross Desiree Ruiz Ramoz Gabriel Sales Nuvia Salazar Gabriel Simao Hayley Sulivan Kelly Trejo Malena Umanzor Cruz Emmanuel Velez Jack Viana Fernanda Vidal GRADE 7 HONORS Jorge Cintron Kathleen Costa Brian Delorey Bruna Gregorio DeSouza Martin Hernandez Eiya Jalle Clarence Jules Erasmo Junior Stephanie Lazo Madrid Kawan Lopes Kimstelle Merisma Mariel Palencia Jaleesa Richemond Jaznya Severe Marcus Solletti Claudia Tejada Hernandez Vinalda Vincent GRADE 7 CREDIT Jihane El Balaoui Vitor Fernandes Jennifer Flores Karen Frederic Mariama Gomez Jessica Hem David Laranjeira Erik Mancia Moran Amanda Mootrey Anne Naceus Ngoc Nguyen Jada Perry Danielle Ricci GRADE 8 HIGH HONORS Karen Aldana Deanna Kysilovsky Jennifer Lopez Sthefany Luna Orellana Mariam Peralata Valenzuela Sam Thomas GRADE 8 CREDIT Bryant Brito Yesica Chacon Portillo Sophonie Germain Jeaneth Lemus-Paz Kiara Mojica Yasmina Missouri Idrissi Jacqueline Najarro Cindy Ortiz Dat Phung The parents of Everett High School (EHS) student Mariah Matos picked a great time to deliver flowers to their daughter to mark her 16th birthday. As good luck would have it, Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire and State Senator Sal DiDomenico were at EHS when the Matos’ arrived, and they didn’t miss the chance to help mark the occasion with her fellow students. Standing, from left: Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire, Mr. and Mrs. Matos, John Casaletto, Jamie Agueta, Ray Suppa, Luis Carbajal Lopez, Everett High School Principal Erick Naumann, Ashley Gutierrez, Danillo Frietas, Brianna Joseph, Juliana Estabrook, Magaly Gonzalez Castillo, Camilla Dos Santos, Rafael Rodriguez, Thalita Ribiero, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, and Jordan Reid. Kneeling/sitting, from left: Ricardo Tavares, Jack Calascibetta, Mariah Matos (holding flowers), Lisa Quong, Everett High English teacher Elaine Walls, and Muhammed Virk. F or A dvertising R ates , P lease C all 617-387-9600 City of Boston Credit Union’s Vacation Loan can help get you out of here! 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Call one of our Mortgage Specialists today at 978.977.7100 or visit ebsb.com Member FDIC Member DIF Black Cyan Magenta Yellow Black Cyan Magenta Yellow Page 4 The Everett Independent • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Everett Independent President: Stephen Quigley Editor in Chief: Cary Shuman SENATOR DiDOMENICO WELCOMES EVERETT TEENS TO STATE HOUSE Senator Sal DiDomenico recently welcomed teens from Everett to the State House during their Youth Jobs March. The teens were on Beacon Hill advocating for increased funding for employment opportunities for young people in our community. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW PARK AND PLANNING ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR GATEWAY CITIES Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 Independent Forum City receives help from NJ DOT and National Guard for winter clean up In the last several weeks, the City has successfully battled several historic winter storms. Facing a snowfall of over 72.5 inches so far, with drifts as high as six or seven feet in some locations, the Department of Public Works has tirelessly manned the streets of Everett and continues to do so in an effort to remove snow in the interest of public safety. Sixty pieces of snow removal equipment, both Cityowned and contracted vehicles, are still in circulation. Dozens of crews, are working coordinated split-shifts, utilizing the plows, sanders, bobcat front end loaders, and sidewalk plows to ensure the safety of the City’s main arteries, side streets and sidewalks. In the days following the most recent storms DPW worked diligently both plowing and coordinating snow removal. With the snow banks and drifts still a public safety concern, crews continue to work nights, seven days a week, to remove snow to the best of their ability in an attempt to make streets wider so that they are safer and more accessible. “During this period of unprecedented weather, the City is working day and night to move and clear snow from Two members of the National Guard shovel out a fire hydrant in Everett. streets,” states Mayor DeMaria, “It is an arduous task and will take time and patience. I want to thank residents for their cooperation and hard work this winter. Throughout the City I have seen residents helping each other by shoveling out elderly neighbors and fire hydrants. And of course I also want to thank our DPW crews for their unyielding effort to keep our roads as clear and safe as possible. Their job is not easy and they deserve recognition for a tireless, and often thankless, job.” A true team effort, several departments are essential in assisting DPW with the repercussions of the record breaking amount of snow. The Police, Fire, Emergency 911, Parking Enforcement and Code Enforcement departments all continue to work alongside DPW during their clean up efforts. More recently, the state, through the Governor’s Office and MEMA, has sent trucks and members of the National Guard, as well as trucks and crews from New Jersey’s Department of Transportation to assist Everett with snow removal, as well. The National Guard is working with our Fire Department digging out and flushing hydrants to assure their accessibility in case of emergencies. A team from New Jersey, manning front-end loaders and skid steers, has been assisting our own DPW crews, tackling several side streets throughout the city, yielding curb to curb removal. As a result of these efforts, several tons of snow have been removed and taken to the snow farm, as well as dumped in parks, such as Florence Street and Lynde Street. “While we have made significant progress fighting storms and snow accrual, we still have a lot of winter left to go,” states Mayor DeMaria, “the best way to get through it is to continue to work cooperatively as a community and remember that we are all in this together. I ask for residents to remain patient and to follow snow regulations both during and after storms.” Senator DiDomenico brings colleagues to Everett as part of the Senate’s Commonwealth Conversations Tour Senator Sal DiDomenico recently joined State Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Matthew Beaton, Representative Roselee Vincent and Representative Joseph McGonagle at Chelsea City Hall for the announcement of the new Park and Planning Assessment Tool for Gateway Cities throughout the Commonwealth. Cities using this tool will be able to make more informed decisions when applying for state and federal grant programs, and when making plans for capital improvements. Chelsea and Worcester have been chosen as the two test sites before it is rolled out to all the Gateway Cities. Send us Your News The Everett Independent encourages residents to submit birth and engagement announcements, news releases, business briefs, honor rolls, social news, sports stories, and photographs for publication. Items should be forwarded to our offices at 385 Broadway, Citizens Bank Building, Revere, MA 02151. Items can also be faxed to 781-485-1403. The Independent also encourages readers to e-mail news releases to [email protected] The Everett Independent assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements, but will reprint that part of the advertisement in which the error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the management immediately of any errors that may occur. Everett The sixth of eight Commonwealth Conversations tours crossing the state comes to metro Boston on March 4th. Senators Sal DiDomenico, Will Brownsberger, Sonia Chang-Díaz, Linda Dorcena Forry, Pat Jehlen, and Anthony Petruccelli will tour schools, local businesses, redevelopment sites, Massport, and a union apprenticeship program. The day will culminate with a public town hall event at Roxbury Community College to listen to the concerns of residents throughout the Senators’ districts. Joining the tour will be Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, and other senators from across the state. The tour begins at Brighton High School with a panel on education, transportation, and economic development. The public is invited to attend this forum from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. The tour continues with a drive through Beacon Park Yards, the site of the Allston I-90 Interchange Improvement Project. Senators will then visit the energy tech incubator Greentown Labs in Somerville; hear from the Somerville Community Corporation Community Organizers Team on workforce development; view development sites in Union and Assembly Squares; have lunch at the student-run Crimson Café at Everett High School and tour the school; view development sites along lower Broadway; receive a briefing at Massport in East Boston; visit The New England Regional Council of Carpenters apprenticeship program in Dorchester; take a dinner stop at a local restaurant; and end the day with the two-hour public town hall forum at Roxbury Community College’s Media Arts Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. “It’s great to have the opportunity to travel to different areas of the Commonwealth to hear the issues and concerns that are important to the residents of those communities,” said Senator Sal DiDomenico. “The information that we gather on this tour will help us craft legislation to make changes where they are needed most.” “With our statewide Commonwealth Conversations Tour we hope to hear directly from the people of the Commonwealth about how we can help improve their lives through our work in the Senate,” said President Stan Rosenberg. “We hope these conversations will help us craft our agenda and engage the public in the good work that we hope to accomplish this legislative session.” The Commonwealth Conversations Tour is a statewide tour of Senate districts led by the local senators to reach out to local residents, businesses, and interest groups to listen directly to their needs and concerns with the hope that it will foster more civic engagement while helping each senator learn more about issues outside of their own districts. Each member of the Senate has committed to attending at least two of these sessions outside of their own region that is not an adjoining district to their own. The tours began February 4th and run through March 18th. All members of the public are encouraged to participate. Written testimony can be submitted at a public forum or through the tour website at the Talk to the Tour tab. To learn more about the tours visit the website at https://malegislature.gov/cc and follow on Twitter at @ MA_Senate and #MaConvos. 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The event featured remarks by Senator and Representative, co-chairs of the Caucus of Women Legislators, Senator Gobi (D-Spencer) and Representative Fox (D-Boston), Speaker DeLeo (D-Winthrop), Senate Majority Leader Chandler (D-Worcester) and American Heart Association volunteer and stroke survivor, Jessica Diaz (Charlestown). Black Cyan Magenta Yellow Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 Page 5 The Everett Independent • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire and The Consulate General of Italy to Boston, Nicola De Santis. State Senator Sal DiDomenico, Principal of EHS Mr. Erick Naumann, Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire, VicePrincipal of EHS Dr. Omar Easy, The Consulate General of Italy to Boston, Nicola De Santis, Prof. Domenico Savio Teker, Director of the Education Office, Consulate General of Italy, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Stella. Seated are Mrs. Maria Cobb, Italian Teacher, and Ms. Andrea Tringali, Department Head of World Languages. Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, The Consulate General of Italy to Boston, Nicola De Santis, Prof. Domenico Savio Teker, Director of the Education Office, Consulate General of Italy. The Consulate General of Italy to Boston, Nicola De Santis, visits Everett High The Consulate General of Italy to Boston, Nicola De Santis, Prof. Domenico Savio Teker, Director of the Education Office, Consulate General of Italy speak with an EHS student. Prof. Domenico Savio Teker, Director of the Education Office, Consulate General speaks with Mr. Mark Jagiello. Prof. Domenico Savio Teker, Director of the Education Office, Consulate General of Italy, meets EHS Mrs. Jeannine Cardillo, The Consulate General of Italy to Boston, Nicola De Santis, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Stella, and Ms. Andrea Tringali, Department Head of World Languages. The Consulate General of Italy to Boston, Nicola De Santis, Prof. Domenico Savio Teker, Director of the Education Office, Consulate General of Italy, Senator Sal Di Domenico pose for a picture with EHS students in the gymnasium. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Stella, Mr Geno Grande, The Consulate General of Italy to Boston, Nicola De Santis, Mr. Mark Jagiello, Prof. Domenico Savio Teker, Director of the Education Office, Consulate General of Italy, and Senator Sal DiDomenico. The Consulate General of Italy to Boston, Nicola De Santis meets with Music Teacher Ms. Nadia Monti. Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire, The Consulate General of Italy to Boston, Nicola De Santis, Prof. Domenico Savio Teker, Director of the Education Office, Consulate General of Italy, Principal of EHS Mr. Erick Naumann, Vice-Principal of EHS Dr. Omar Easy, Ms. Andrea Tringali, Department Head of World Languages, Mrs. Maria Cobb, Italian Teacher, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Stella, and. State Senator Sal DiDomenico. Mr. Gene O’Brien, Department Head of Music and Prof. Domenico Savio Teker, Director of the Education Office, Consulate General of Italy listen to one of the EHS choral groups. Ms. Nadia Monti directs her students as they perform for The Consulate General of Italy to Boston, Nicola De Santis. Black Black Cyan Cyan Magenta Magenta Yellow Yellow The Everett Independent • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Page 6 Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 FREEDOM TRAIL SCHOLARS VISIT PARLIN SCHOOL Thanks to sponsorship from Distrigas of Massachusetts, Everett’s Parlin School will be the third school served by the Freedom Trail® Foundation Scholars Program during their visit on Thursday, February 5, at 8:55 a.m. and 10:20 a.m., at 587 Broadway Street. Since 2009, Distrigas of Massachusetts’ support of the City of Everett program has provided the opportunity for all five City of Everett schools to take part in this interactive history program that strives to bring the American Revolution to life in the classroom. The Scholars Program brings the spirit and fervor of our nation’s historic fight for freedom into schools through a one-hour traveling interactive class. Two actors take on multiple roles to bring major events of the American Revolution to life in the classroom. Since its inception, over 23,500 students have seen and been involved in the program: interacting with the performers, reading portions of important documents and declarations, and taking part in the reenactment of histor- ic events such as the Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride. Participating educators have access to the Scholars Program resource guide, which includes lesson plans and quizzes to help evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Nancy Adams, a teacher at the Mountain View School in East Longmeadow, called the program a “great introduction to our unit on the Revolutionary War.” “Kids understood difficult concepts through the entertaining/informative presentation,” she said. “Presenters were fabulous! They were engaging and able to sustain the interest of 8-year-olds. Students came back to the room excited about what they learned and eager for more!” The Scholars Program will make many exciting visits during the 2014–2015 school year with additional support from John Hancock Financial, One Step Forward Education Foundation, the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, and Yawkey Foundation. Sup- Parlin School student, Melanie Degois, 11, acting as Lieutenant Colonel Smith receives instruction from General Gage, portrayed by Freedom Trail Player® Tim Hoover, as part of the Freedom Trail® Scholars Program. The in-school education program visits are presented by the Freedom Trail Foundation, Distrigas of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Teachers Association. port also comes from Distrigas of Massachusetts, which supports visits to Everett Public Schools. Organizations and For additional information regarding school visits and community support for the program, please contact the companies are encouraged to sponsor Scholars Program visits to schools in the communities they serve. Freedom Trail Foundation at (617) 357–8300, extension 207, or via e-mail at [email protected] thefreedomtrail.org. Everett’s own Adam Jalle (left), 10, and Jose Martinez (right), 11, alongside Freedom Trail Player® Tim Hoover (center) react to the interruption of Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson, as portrayed by Freedom Trail Player® Aimee Rose Ranger, during the Freedom Trail® Scholars Program’s ‘reenactment’ of the Boston Tea Party. The in-school education program visits are presented by the Freedom Trail Foundation, Distrigas of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Teachers Association. Since 2009, Distrigas of Massachusetts has provided the opportunity for all five City of Everett K-8 schools to take part in the Freedom Trail Scholars Program. 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He was 47 years old. Michael's biggest joy in life was his children and spending time with family and friends. His presence lit up rooms with a beautiful smile, infectious laugh and genuine eagerness to be with you. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. He was the beloved son of David and Terry (Scarpellini) Wilcox of Everett; devoted father of Sophie and Peter Wilcox of Winchester and loving brother of David Wilcox and his wife, Patricia of Everett. Michael is also survived by his former wife, Krista Wilcox of Winchester and by many dear aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral arrangements were Joseph Anthony Ciampa Retired hair stylist Joseph Anthony Ciampa of Everett entered into rest at home surrounded by his loving family, on February 17. He was 93 years old. Born in Boston, Joe lived in Everett for most of his life and was a hair stylist by profession and a US Navy veteran of World War II. 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Creel, Director 772 Broadway, Everett Immaculate Conception Faith Community Immaculate Conception Parish Our Parish Staff: Father Jerry Osterman, Pastor; Father Donatus Ezenneka, Pastoral Vicar Richard Randazzo, Pastoral Associate Philomene Pean, Pastoral Associate, Haitian Community Weekly Mass Schedule at Immaculate Conception is as follows: Saturday (Sunday Vigil) 4:00 pm, Sunday 7:00 am, 9:00 am (Family Mass), 11:00 am, and 5:30 pm. 12:15 pm Spanish Community 4:00 pm Haitian Community Masses are being held in the Chapel. Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held every Thursday from 7:45 AM to 6:30 pm in the Chapel. Each Thursdays’ adoration will conclude the the Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 pm. All are invited to spend a few moments with Our Blessed Lord Church Breakfast – Our next monthly Church Breakfast is scheduled for every second Sunday in the lower Church Hall. Cost is $4.00 per person. Pancakes, scrambles eggs, sausage, toast, juice, coffee and tea is served. All you can eat. Please join us after Mass. New Ministry - At the back of the Church in the Vestibule area on Sundays following Masses, there is a team of volunteers who will answer your questions regarding our Church Ministries, etc. Please feel free to stop by and ask questions, schedule a Mass, register as a new Parishioner, etc. Bring a Book-Buy a Book We have a new Fundraiser Program in the back of the Church. It’s called Bring a Book-Buy a Book. All books are a dollar and any money collected will go towards our Stain Glass Fund. Brink a Book and Buy a Book and make a donation. Our selections are great and varied. Please stop by the table and see what we have. Thank you Immaculate Conception Parish 489 Broadway Everett, Mass 02149 Phone 617-389-5660 Glendale United Methodist Church News and Notes and loving great Papa of Ava Mariah Bleiler. Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Oakes St., Everett, Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in Josephs memory to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 would be sincerely appreciated. Everett Chamber News Want a chance to win $10,000? The Everett Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its Annual $10K Raffle Dinner at Spinelli's Lynnfield on Tuesday March 3rd. You have a 1 in 200 chance to win this amount at this event, as well as many other prizes offered throughout the evening. There are limited tickets still available for this exciting evening with the Everett business community so call us today at 617-387-9100. As we mentioned in last month's newsletter, you don't want to be left out of our new business directory. Everett residents will receive a copy of this book which will high- CHURCH News News and Notes by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Memorial donations to the "Michael P. Wilcox Children's Fund" c/o the Wilcox Family, 69 Adams Ave., Everett 02149 will be appreciated. light your business services. Whether a current member of the Everett Chamber of Commerce or considering membership you will see enhanced business visibility with this "at your fingertips" text. Now is the time for your business to join the Everett Chamber and take advantage of this opportunity. Let’s welcome the newest addition to the Chamber family, Ms. Tameka Walsh, our new Administrative Assistant. Tameka is a lifelong resident of Everett, Everett High School graduate and has many years experience in the financial industry. To place a memoriam in the Independent, please call 617-387-9600 (Glendale Sq. Area) 387-3367 F or A dvertising R ates , P lease C all 617-387-9600 Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 Exciting things are happening at Glendale. We are in the process of re-growing our church and invite you to come and visit us on a Sunday. In addition to the 3 NA and 1 AA group using our church for their important meetings, we are pleased to welcome Boy Scout Troop 814 to our church on Tuesday nights. Glendale is open to all and we welcome people of all faiths, nationalities and sexual preference. No one is ever turned away. If you are looking for a new home church, we would like you check us out and let us know what we can do to make church a better fit in your life. Sunday Service at 10:30 am From Sanctuary to Chapel: January 11, 2015 marked our first day worshipping in the Chapel. We will be holding services there through March 22, 2015. The move to this cozier space has been happening for the last few years to help us save on energy costs. We will return to the Sanctuary for Palm Sunday—March 29, 2015. Please enter through the driveway on Walnut Street. There is a 2-step entrance to the church and chapel. Bible Study: Consider joining us for Bible study on Sunday We meet in the Church Parlor off the Chapel from 9:30 to 10:00 AM. Sponsor the Bulletin! For a $5 donation, you can dedicate the Sunday bulletin to recognize family, friends, or special occasions. There is a sign-up sheet in the Pastor’s study. Feel free to choose your particular week(s) and leave a copy of your dedication in the mail bin that is on the Pastor’s door. Please contact the Pastor if you have any questions. NA Meetings—Mon. Bring Your Own Book 7:30; Wed. The Process, Men’s Group 7:30; Thurs. I Can’t—We Can, 8:00 AA Meeting—Saturday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. We are on the Internet http://www.glendaleumc-everett.org Glendale United Methodist Church Pastor David Jackson 392 Ferry Street (across from Glendale Towers) Please enter the church by the driveway on Walnut Street 617-387-2916 [email protected] gmail.com Pastor’s Office Hours: Saturdays 10 AM to 2 PM. Other times by appointment. OBITUARIES All obituaries and death notices will be at a cost of $50.00 per paper. That includes photo. Please send to [email protected] or call 781-485-0588 Black Cyan Magenta Yellow First Baptist Church News and Notes We are in the church season known as Lent. It is a period of self-denial and preparation. We deny ourselves certain things in order to get closer to God. Some Christians make a decision to fast—denying themselves food in order to spend more time with God and nourish their souls spiritually through prayer and the reading of God's Word. We also prepare for the Easter season by praying, meditating, and reflecting on the sacrifice that Jesus made for us and His subsequent resurrection from the dead. The family and friends of First Baptist observed Ash Wednesday by having a day of prayer and fasting. We have decided to fast and pray every Wednesday. Last Wednesday our prayers and thoughts centered on World Hunger. This week we are focusing on World Peace and the end to terrorism. Please use wisdom and common sense if you decide to fast. Don't do anything that would be detrimental to your health. This Sunday I will begin a series of sermons on God and His covenant names that will continue until Palm Sunday. It is also Communion Sunday and I invite you to join with us. May our Lord richly bless you! As Christians we believe that Jesus (which means Sav- ior) and Christ (which means Messiah) and that he is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings. He holds a special place in the hearts of Christians because of all that he has done for us. He is our Lord, Savior, healer, deliverer—He is everything to us. We invite you to join with us at 10:30 Sunday morning as we worship our Lord and Savior. May the Lord's richest blessings be yours during this wonderful time of the year and throughout the new year. “WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM” Pastor Larry Russi 781-640-5384 First Baptist Church 50 Church St. Everett, MA Sunday service 10:30 am Sunday evening service 6:00 pm Thursday evening service 7:00 pm E-Mail: [email protected] com Pastor Russi's Facebook page: larry/[email protected] Pastor Russi's Twitter: twitter.com/cleanslate789 Pastor Russi's Blog: restoreandencourage.blogspot.com Church Facebook Page: facebook.com/firstbaptisteverett Glendale Christian Lighthouse Church News and Notes Greetings to all!!! We invite and welcome you to visit and reach out to us if you are in need of guidance and support. Come worship, sing and praise with us Sunday mornings at 10:30am. Childcare is available. We have adult, teen and children’s Sunday school at 9:00am. Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm we have our Hour of Power bible teaching with prayer and fellowship as the Spirit leads. Monthly: The third Monday evening of each month our ministry Let My People Go opens its doors to minister and help anyone held in bondage by the many challenges in life. We hope to be able to provide you with the resources needed to help you find peace and joy in your life. Doors open at 6pm for cof- fee and fellowship. At 6:30pm the meeting starts and closes at 8pm. We have music, introductions and speaker followed by a lively discussion about challenges you may be facing and try to work with you to get the help you may need. The 2nd Saturday of each month at 6pm we have a free movie night with free refreshments for the entire family. Faith Foundation Haiti is continuing to accept donations for the school they're building. Donations may be sent to 12 Winthrop Road, Everett, MA. 02149. For information please call Jacsonn Jean, founder, at Glendale Christian Lighthouse Church. 617-387-7458. Glendale Christian Lighthouse Church Pastor Bob MacDonald 701 Broadway (Glendale Square) Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7458 Freedom In Christ Gospel Outreach News and Notes Greetings from the desk of Pastor Larry at Freedom In Christ. Revival is a word we often use but don't always understand. I believe if we want revival in our churches then we need to yield control to the Holy Spirit. For too long we have looked for revival with limited success because we did it our way. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. If we let the Spirit of God take over we will see those great things that only God can do. Revival is not only needed in the churches and in the body of Christ, it is also needed in each individual. If each of us seeks out revival for our own souls, just imagine the results. Revival, seek it, desire it, pray for it and see what God will do in us and in His body of believers! On Thursday nights, in particular, we have been having revival services because we see the deep need in our own lives and in the church of Jesus Christ, everywhere. Why not join us some Thursday night at 7:00 pm for singing, preaching and praying, all geared toward surrendering to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and asking the Holy Spirit to take control. If you are regularly gath- ering with other believers at a meeting house or church building where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached, Praise the Lord! If you are not though let me extend an invitation to join us here at Freedom In Christ for any of our services or consider attending another Bible believing, bible preaching church and see what you may be missing. Our services are: Sunday School at 10:00 am Sunday Worship at 11:00 am Tuesday Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study at 6:00 pm Thursday Revival Service at 7:00 pm If you want to join a Saturday outreach give us a call to find out time and meeting location! If you want to find out more about Jesus feel free to give a call anytime at 617-319-2449. Freedom In Christ Gospel Outreach 49 Union St, Everett Pastor Larry DiZazzo 617-319-2449 www.freedominchristeverett. org [email protected] com facebook - Freedom In Christ youtube - Pastor Larry DiZazzo Getting Out ‘Intimate Apparel’ By Sheila Barth [email protected] After a week of being snowbound and pummeled with damaging ice and snow, I treated myself to the Saturday matinee of Lyric Theatre’s production of Lynn Nottage’s touching play, “Intimate Apparel”. It is, indeed, a huge treat. Every facet of this two-act play gleams on its own dramatic, artistic power, thanks to Director Summer L. Williams’ sensitivity, creative flair, and knowledge, along with her fantastic atmosphere-setting crew, including lighting designer Chris Hudacs, sound designer Kelsey, Jarboe and Music Director Stephanie LaBolt’s period piano musical interludes between scenes. Nottage has a divine gift for writing magnificent plays, especially about African-American women and their compromising situations throughout the eras. In her blockbuster, Pulitzer, multi-award winning play, “Ruined,” Nottage exposed the rape and carnage women endured in the Congo. In “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark,” she explored the undermining of and prejudice against African American actresses, who were reduced to playing “Mammy” or maid-style subservient roles. In “Intimate Apparel,” she tackles another lofty topic the situation of Esther Wells, a plain-looking, unmarried, 35-year-old African-American woman, who, in 1905, sews and creates exquisite intimate apparel for women of all walks of life. But she secretly dreams about opening her own beauty salon for women of color. After leaving her farm home in North Carolina at age 17, and living in a Manhattan women’s boarding house under the kindly care of landlady Mrs. Dickson (talented Boston actress Cheryl D. Singleton) since then, Esther spends every day, working at her Singer machine. Saying she’s too homely for anyone to marry, Esther concentrates on working, stashing her earnings in her bed quilt, waiting for that magic moment when she’ll open her salon. Portraying self-conscious Esther, Lindsey McWhorter is so convincing, one has the feeling she has channeled an Esther-type ancestor. In scenes with marvelous Nael Nacer, portraying Orthodox Jewish fabrics merchant, Mr. Marks, the duo is heart-wrenching. He is awaiting a bride, (in his family-arranged marriage), to arrive from his native Roumania, but he clearly admires Esther and her amazing knowledge of and attention to finest, imported silk, satin, wool, brocade, lace, and other fabrics. The two are shy, gentle, falling in love with each other, but they politely maintain their distance, mindful of their DOWN 1Napoleon’sfirstisleofexile 2Toll 3Takingiteasy 4EarlorGlen 5Accomplice 6Santa__,CA 7Fuzz 8Oredeposit 9Potsweetener 10Hudsontributary 11Maxim 12Exploitedavein differing traditions. As an Orthodox Jew, Marks can’t allow another woman to touch him, excluding his wife - when or if he marries. Also, Esther is acutely aware of her lowly place in life. Mr. Marks’ tender kindnesses to Esther are thwarted by her chance correspondence with a handsome, muscular Barbados native named George Armstrong (Brandon G. Green) working on the Panama Canal. Although Esther can’t read or write, she is assisted by her wealthy, bored, childless, white customer, Mrs. Van Buren, (Amanda Ruggiero), who eagerly writes Esther’s responses to the lonely, hardworking, flowery-writing gentleman. Even though Van Buren has looks and luxury, she lacks the love and devotion she craves. In fact, each character’s role twists and turns, revealing another facet of his and her personality, wants, desires, and intentions, not necessarily noble, yet gut-wrenching. Set designer Anne Sherer cleverly created an upper-level nook for Marks’ fabric shop above the stage, on a righthand platform, while George’s contrasting, weatherbeaten, wharf space is on the upper left platform. The stage is nicely decorated with early 1900‘s, period furnishings deep red drapes, a bed centrally located, a piano in the back right rear, and a desk upstage, that doubles for Esther’s sewing machine and a writing desk. Amanda Mujica’s costumes clearly define the era, Spend an evening with the fabulous, two-time Grammy Award winner, six-time Tony winner, Audra McDonald, on Sunday, March 1, at 5 p.m. at Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. Tickets start at $50 and are moving fast, so call CelebrityCharge at 617-482-6661, visit www. celebrityseries.org or the Box Office. ‘Simon Says’ Is there life after death? That’s what some people try to prove in Little Seer Productions’ presentation of Mat Schaffer’s dramatized seance, “Simon Says,” appearing Feb. 26-March 14, at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont St., South End, Boston: Thursdays, Fridays, also Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays,2,7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets, $25,$30-$40. Check for special appearances with “The Blindfolded Madman” and mentalist Christopher Grace, Feb. 28, March 7,13,14,28, at 10 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit simonsaystheplay.com, BostonTheatreScene.com or call 617-933-8600. Berklee Performance Center 13Agassioftennis 19Start 21Certainlapdog,briefly 24Drinkingvessel 26Hunkofdirt 27SpyMata 28Mild,yellowcheese 29Buttheads 30Holdups 31Servingofcorn 34Billoffare 35Aidetoanexec. 36KindofIRA 38Gradeofwine 39Lengthensinduration 41Signinavacantflat 42AbuDhabileader 43Bishops’hats 44Horseoperas 45Terrible 46Distinctstage 47Basmatiandbrown Guthrie Govan performs with the Jon Finn Group, Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. Tickets, $18; Berklee’s Jazz Composition Department presents Write of Spring, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. ($12); the Signature Music Series features a student orchestra 50Monk’shood 51Bushyhairstyleofthe‘60s 52Footsthebill 54Contemptiblecharacter 55NobelwinnerWiesel 56Boundinggait 58Mediocregrade BOX OFFICE Two-act, 2-1/4-hour drama, written by multi-award winner Lynn Nottage, appearing through March 14 at Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon St., Boston: Wednesday, Thursday, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3,8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.; also March 11, at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $25; seniors, $10 discount; student groups, special rate, $20; student rush a halfhour before curtain, $10; other group rates also. Call the Box Office at 617-585-5678 or visit lyricstage.com. its garb, and this cross-section of humanity. George seems to be any woman’s ideal mate. He’s handsome, strong, hardworking, sweet-talking, and attentive; but three months after his and Esther’s wedding, and being unable to get steady work, he changes. Was he too good to be real? Was he a cad all along? Green keeps us rapt, wondering. Then, too, there’s Esther’s prostitute friend, Mayme, who plays the piano and sings well, but gave up looking for love a long time ago, knowing she’s unacceptable to gentlemen-type fellows. Kris Sidberry as Mayme is confident, yet tragic. She damns herself with her illicit behavior and ruins Esther’s life unknowingly. Each character’s personality is clearly visible, from Esther and Mrs. Dickson’s modest clothing to Mayme’s tawdry garb, Mrs. Van Buren’s luxury lingerie, Mr. Marks’ ethnic clothing, and the sexy, bejeweled corsets and bustiers Esther creates. A R O U N D Audra McDonald Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1Extendednarrativepoem 5Typeoflily 10Firstword,often 14Clytemnestra’smother 15BermudaorVidalia,e.g. 16ChiefNorsegod 17__ofGilead 18Typeofcombat 20Syriancity 22Adolescent 23Icemass 25SorenstamorParnevik,e.g. 26Typeofdancing 32Soupscoop 33Sheepcall 34Besmirch 37Bymouth 38PaulVerlainepoem, “__delune” 39Mexicanbread? 40Poorlylit 41Longlockorringlet 42GermanDadaistMax 43Typeofresuscitation 45“__Love” 48Puttosea 49Crestoffoam 53Gardenscoop 57Typeofconfrontation 59__contendere 60PCoperator 61Moreironic 62Handhold 63Fewer 64Misplaces 65Hook’sunderling Page 9 The Everett Independent • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 Brandon G. Green is enticing, charming, as George, especially during his wedding scene with Esther, as the two shyly, self-consciously gaze at each other, as a photographer snaps their picture. Their projected image is highlight on a panel, labeled, “an unidentified Negro couple, ca.1905.” Although “Intimate Apparel” focuses on a plain-looking, uneducated woman who wants to make herself and others feel beautiful, the interweaving of these characters, their flawed personalities, their unrequited love and dreams, is a lovely, tenderly drafted tale. The only flaw is dialect coach Bryn Austin’s attempt to reflect the Melting Pot’s many accents, making it difficult to capture some character’s words. George’s melodic Caribbean cadence and Marks‘ Roumanian accent are charming, but Mrs. Dickson’s and Esther’s Southern dialect is difficult at times for us Yankees to distinguish. However, their body language rings out loud and clear, touching our souls. T H E performing Great American Songbook: The Music of Disney, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. ($12-$16); and the Middle Eastern Music Festival focuses on the Music of Persia, March 3, at 8 p.m. ($12); followed on March 5 at 8 p.m. with the Women Musicians Network student club,($12). Visit www.berklee.edu/BPC/ or call 617-747-2261. Silk Road Ensemble The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma marks its 15th anniversary celebration, Wednesday, March 4, at 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. A limited number of tickets start at $90. Call CelebrityCharge at 617-482-6661, visit www.celebrityseries.org or the Box Office. ‘Lollipops for Breakfast’ Charlestown Working Theater presents Bonnie Duncan’s new performance for families, “Lollipops for Breakfast,” Feb. 28 and March 1 at 5 p.m. The play is told without words, but various forms of puppetry, music,acrobatics and audience participation. Brendan Burns and Tony Leva provide live music for a post-show family dance party. The play is for children age 4-up and their families. For more information and tickets, visit www.charlestownworkingtheater.org. South Asian Showdown 2015 The South Asian Showdown, featuring vying Bollywood vs. Fusion teams, will be heldSaturday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. sharp, at C I T Y John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St., Boston. Doors open at 5 p.m. There’s food for sale, and an afterparty immediately following the competition. The show sells out early, so order tickets now at www.southasianshowdown.com. Brian Brooks Moving Company Celebrity Series of Boston welcomes New York- based choreographer Brian Brooks and his Moving Company, with special guest Wendy Whelan, Feb. 28 ,at 8 p.m., and March 1, at 3 p.m. at the Citi Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. Tickets start at $60. Visit citicenter.org, call Citi Charge at 866-348-9738 or the Box Office. Boston Conservatory The Boston Conservatory Chamber Series will hold a free concert, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston. Programs are subject to change without notice. For more information, visit bostonconservatory.edu. Berklee Global Jazz Institute The Berklee Global Jazz Institute celebrates its fifth anniversary with performances by Joe Lovano on Wednesday, Feb. 25, and Antonio Sanchez and Danilo Perez,March 4, 4-6 p.m. at Zero Gravity Room, 1260 Boylston St., Boston, Events are free of charge and open to the public. Also check out the Concert Series and Jam, March 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.berklee.edu/bgji. 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So she changed it. Now, everyone just calls her the superintendent. But a title change won’t be the last thing she changes at the revered, 133-yearold, facility on the hill. She's looking for a cultural change, an analysis of the current services and an eye to the future of veterans services - while at the same time reinvigorating the image of the home in the communities of Chelsea, Charlestown, Everett and Revere. “I am trying to re-integrate the Soldiers Home of Chelsea as a leading facility and a community leader,” she said in a recent interview. Poppe came to the job last year at the direction of then-Veterans Secretary Coleman Nee. She had been in the ROTC at University of Rhode Island - and had grown up in Rhode Island in a decidedly military family. She was commissioned to the Massachusetts Army National Guard after graduation and served there for 30 years, rising to the rank of colonel. She retired in 2008 from the Guard and began working to help reintegrate soldiers into the community, a position that New Superintendent Cheryl Poppe of the Chelsea Soldiers Home officially became the new leader of the facility last September and is ready to lead the revered Home into the 21st Century this year. She is pictured here in the new dining hall along with an historic installation on the Soldiers Home that was created and installed by a resident last fall. transferred seamlessly into a job at the state’s Department of Veterans Services. She became the chief of staff there and a deputy secretary, and received her mission from Nee just last year. Within that mission, Poppe inherited a proud community institution that had fallen on hard times. Not only within its aging infrastructure, but also within the communities that had for so long supported the home - communities that had kind of forgotten about the home as it had all-but-stopped in its outreach and participation at local events. In all ways, including within the State Budget, the Chelsea Soldiers Home was at a crossroads. Now, however, Poppe said she can see a very bright light at the end of the tunnel that will come into much better focus once a commissioned report is made public later this winter. The report, prepared by the Long-Term Care Com- mission established in the Valor Act, will lead the way for the state on how it creates and funds services at places like the Solider Home in Chelsea. With an eye to the future, the report is expected to create a map that Poppe and other Veterans Services leaders will be able to follow to help meet the changing needs of veterans young, old, male and female - in the future. Poppe said she can see the Chelsea home focusing on things like adult day care, assisted living and bringing in more families. “This report will help us define what kind of services we are going to need and what kind of facilities are they going to need,” said Poppe. “I believe the needs are going to be more of a reliance on adult day care, assisted living and living space for families. We have only single vets here and no families. There is a whole variety of services that will be of need here and that we’ll be A R O U N D ‘In the Mood’ Riverside Theatre Works presents “Freckleface Strawberry The Musical,” Feb. 28,March 7, at 7 p.m.; March 1,8, at 2 p.m.; March 3,5, at 10:30 a.m. The theater is located at 45 Fairmount Ave., Hyde Park. Tickets, schoolday matinee performances, $5; weekend performances, children,$10, adults, $15. Call 866-811-4111 or visit www.rtwboston,org. Altan World Music/CRASHarts presents world renowned traditional Irish band, Altan, Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 p..m at Somerville Audra McDonald. Spend an evening with the fabulous, twotime Grammy Award winner, six-time Tony winner, Audra McDonald, on Sunday, March 1, at 5 p.m. at Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston.Tickets start at $50 and are moving fast, so call CelebrityCharge at 617-482-6661, visit www.celebrityseries. org or the Box Office. Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets, $30. Call WorldMusic/CRASHarts at 617-876-4275 or visit www. WorldMusic.org. ‘The Glass Menagerie’ Trinity Repertory Theatre continues its season with Tennessee Williams’ powerful dramatic play, “The Glass Menagerie,” Feb. 26 through March 29, at Chace Theater, in Providence, RI. Tickets, $30-$71. Check for discounted preview and paywhat-you-can tickets. For tickets/ more information, visit the Box Office at 201 Washington St., Providence, RI, www.trinityrep. com or call 401-351-4242. Danny Swain The Dance Complex at 536 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, features Salem’s Danny Swain, in “The Danny Swain Variety Hour,” Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 1, at 7 p.m., in a evening of dance, lip sync, comedy and theater. Reserve tickets, $30; Boston Dance Alliance, students, seniors, $25; cate tables with service, $25-$150; reception follows. On Feb. 24, 5:15-7:15 p.m. visitors are invited to a free, community dialogue, “What is the Color of Movement?” For more information, visit dancecomplex.org or [email protected], or call 617- 547-9363. ‘That Hopey Changey Thing’ Stoneham Theatre Artistic Director Weylin Symes leads Richard Nelson’s first of four plays, “That Hopey Changey Thing,” starring a Boston, star-studded cast, Feb. 26-March 15, at the 395 Main St., Stoneham theater. Showtimes:Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3,8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. Tickets, $45-$50; students, $15. Call 781-279-2200 or visit www.stonehamtheatre.com. ‘The Mousetrap’ [email protected] opens its new season with Agatha Christie’s mystery, “The Mouse Trap,” Feb. 27,28,March 4-6, at 8 p.m. and March 7, at 4 p.m, at Unity Somerville, 6 William St., Somerville. Tickets, $15; students,seniors, $12; group discounts also available. Visit www. theatreatfirst.org or goldstar. com. ‘The Underpants’ The Theatre Company of Saugus presents Steve Martin’s comedy, “The Underpants,” an adaptation of Carl Sternheim’s 1910 farce, performed Feb. 27,28,March 1,6,7,8, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays, The Brown/Trinity Repertory MFA program presents Shakespeare’s “Pericles,” an epic story of love, adventure, revenge, and truth, Feb. 26-March 7, at the Citizens Bank Theater, Pell Chafee Performance Center,87 Empire St., Providence, RI. Performances:Friday, 7:30p.m.; Saturdays, 2,7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 p.m. The play contains adult subject matter and language. Admission, $12; students, seniors, $6. Call 401-351-4242 or visit trinityrep.com. Lunar New Year Peabody Essex Museum at East India Square in downtown Salem, celebrates the Lunar New Year with a full day of family activities, free of charge with museum admission, Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are performances, dropin art activities, interactive performances, exhibitions, films, art cart, and more. Admission, adults, $18; seniors, $15; students, $10; members, youths 16-under, free of charge. Call 866-745-1876 or visit pem.org. Aztec Two-Step The Firehouse Center for the Arts welcomes back Rex and Neal of acoustic group Aztec Tw-Step, celebrating the 40th anniversary of their 1975 RCA release, “Second Step,” and performing the entire album, Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. at Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. Tickets, $30; members, $28. Call the Box Office at 978-462-7336 or visit www.firehouse,org. Afternoon of Arthur Miller Firehouse Senior Readers’ Theater presents An Afternoon of Arthur Miller, when students Black Cyan Magenta Yellow I’m impressed with in Chelsea and the communities around us - including Revere, Everett, East Boston, Charlestown - is that these communities are working really well around Veterans Services…The concern has been this is where you come and this is where you stay for life. There ought to be more to it than that. I think we really need to help our veterans who want to live and can live in the community to get back to the community. We need to help them do that by meeting their challenges with things like legal services, therapy and teaching them how to be in the world post service. We really want to try to navigate the veterans to the services that can help them. Of course, a lot of that is when you build community and collaborate, you have to reach out. We look forward to working with the community groups as much as possible." For those who want to call the Soldiers Home their home, Poppe said they have already started some unique programs in concert with local community groups - including the Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and even music programs via students at Berklee School of Music. “The power of such things was really on display when we had that group caroling on Dec. 23,” said Poppe. “I can’t tell you how powerful it was to see some of the vets who were sitting quietly and then started singing along to ‘Hark the Herald Angels.' It was powerful, and these are the things that happen and can happen here all the time.” Poppe said one of the music therapy classes for residents is on track to start a Soldiers Home band - a first for the facility. Additionally, the old audi- torium that was slated to become office space, has now been returned to the residents as an auditorium instead. Poppe said the residents wanted a place to hold meetings, to watch movies and to gather. So, instead of following the plan to make the historic auditorium into offices, she put some money into refurbishing it and getting new chairs and a modern projector. Residents were even able to gather there to watch the New England Patriots march to the Super Bowl. “We decided that it just couldn’t be office space,” said Poppe. “That auditorium is for the residents and the veterans and returning it to them has worked well.” The subject of the auditorium brings up the subject of the aging buildings that dot the campus of the Soldiers Home. Most were built in either 1882 or 1890 and their age shows. Poppe pointed out that some improvements have been made, including a new cafeteria and kitchen area, new fire safety sprinklers, and a life safety improvement program also - not to mention some efficiency projects like new windows and roof-top solar panels. However, there is much more to do, and what gets done and how it will get done largely depends on what the Commission decides in its upcoming report. “It’s an aging infrastructure,” she said. “The buildings are solid, but the infrastructure needs to be updated… Right now, I just feel very fortunate we have so many veterans organizations and community groups that want to and that come out to help us. That’s something we can really build on." C I T Y ‘Pericles’ Club Passim ‘Freckleface Strawberry The Musical’ T H E at 2 p.m., at the East Saugus United Methodist Church, 85 Chestnut St., Saugus. Seating is cabaret style with refreshments available. At the door, adult tickets, $18; seniors,students, children, $15. Advance tickets, $15/$18. Seating is reserved. Visit TCSaugus.org, call 781816-7019, or e-mail [email protected] gmail.com. American Classics presents song duo, Valerie Anastasio and Tim Harbold, performing their new show, “In the Mood- A Time Capsule of Classics from 1939,” Friday Feb. 27,at 7:30 p.m. in Follen Church, 755 Mass. Ave., Lexington, and Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. Tickets:$20-$25. Call 617-2541125 or visit www.amclass.org. There’s open mic Tuesday, Feb. 24, March 3, at 7 p.m. (club members, free, non-members, $5) at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge; one mic shoot-out with Ry Cavanaugh, Jeffrey Foucault and Friends, Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. ($15/$20); Susan Cattaneo with opening act, Amy Fairchild, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. ($15/$13)’ Toby Lightman, with opening act Gerard Dowd, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. ($18/$16); Cassie and Maggie McDonald, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. ($12/$10); the Nebraska Project’s lo-fi tribute to Bruce Springsteen, March 1, at 2 p.m. ($5/$8); Sean Watkins, March 1,at 8 p.m. ($20/$22);Musette Explosion, March 2, at 8 p.m. ($13/$15); and songwriter Kristin Andreassen’s CD release show, March 4, at 8 p.m. ($13/$15). Above all, don’t miss Rockport’s own dynamic super-star, Paula Cole, March 7, at 6 and 9 p.m. ($48/$50). Visit www.passim.org or call 617-492-7679. able to offer.” A focus, also, she believes, will be on increasing services for women. Women, in large part, have not been included in the Soldiers Home repertoire over the years, with most people always referring to “the guys” up at the Soldiers Home. Poppe said that will, and must, change over time. “One of the things I would like to do is expand our services for women in our longterm care,” she said. “Women veterans are the fastest growing population. They represent 7.5 percent of the veteran population and 20 percent of all recruits. Now that the military has opened up some combat positions, women will likely make up an even larger population of the veterans. We need to adapt our service to meet these needs.” Part of the effort will also be reaching out to communities and local resources to help veterans, if they chose, get back into the community. Poppe said the stress is on outreach at the Soldiers Home right now and collaborating with local Veterans Agents and community organizations. She said they have been working with legal services agencies, the Veterans Administration, CAPIC, Chelsea’s City Navigators, UMass-Boston, North Suffolk Mental Health, Mass General, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and a host of other groups. The hope is that soldiers who wish to reintegrate into the community can do so with help provided by the Soldiers Home and its partners. “One goal I see is expanding programming to our veterans here, but also to get the veterans back out in the community if they want to do that,” she said. “One thing will perform scenes from the renowned playwrights greatest works, Sunday, March 1, at 1 p.m. The event, held in the Firehouse Center for the Arts Arakelian Theater, Market Square, Newburyport, is free of charge, first-come,first-served. However, donations are appreciated. For more information, call 978-462-7336 or visit www. firehouse,org. Ella and Frank Spectacle Management presents Siobhan Magnus and Mark Maher in a tribute show, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, which was postponed from Jan. 24 to Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Downtown Beverly. Maher replaces John Steves, originally scheduled to perform. Tickets, $35-$55, those with previous tickets may use them now. If they’re unable to attend, they may call 617-531-1257 for refunds. Visit www.larcomtheatre.com. Disconts fo seniors or groups of 10 or more. “Greenland,” starring Charlotte Kinder and Dale J. Young, with Christine Powers and Gillian Mackay-Smith alternating as Judith, with the Apollinaire Theatre Company, Feb. 20 through March 15, at Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea. Performances:Friday, Saturday, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 8,15, at 3 p.m. Post-performance receptions with the actors are held in the gallery. Advance tickets, $20; at the door, $25; students, $15. Call 617-886-2336 or visit www. apollinairetheatrecom. Diana Krall As part of her Wallflower World Tour, Diana Krall will kick off her tour on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. at the Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. For tour tickets, visit www.dianakrall.com/ or call the theater at 617-482-9393. Maple Sugaring tours Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary (87 Perkins Row, Topsfield) welcomes vis‘Terra Nova’ itors to enjoy and share the Flat Earth Theatre performs Ted maple sugaring season on oneTally’s gripping historical drama, hour guided tours, rain or shine, “Terra Nova,” the story of Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. famous English explorer, Capt. 28 and March 1,7,8,14,15, at Robert Falcon Scott’s, ill-fated 10:30a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., expedition, through Feb. 28, at culminating with a taste of the the Arsenal Center for the Arts, sweet stuff. Foods are for sale 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. in the barn. Fee: adults, $10; Performances:Fridays,Saturdays, children, $8; Mass. Audubon Thursday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. members, $9/$7. Children under Advance tickets, $20; at the 3 in a backpack are admitted free door, 425; student rush, $10. of charge. Advance registration Visit flatearth.ticketleap.com/ter- is required. Call 978-887-9264 ra-nova/. or visit www.massaudubon.org/ ipswichriver. Hugh and Vusi Masekela Spectacle Management presents South African freedom fights and musical icons, Hugh and Vusi Masekela, paying homage to 20 years of freedom and featuring the country’s freedom songs, Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at John Hancock Hall at Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley St., Boston. Tickets, $32-$74. Call 617-531-1257 or visit www. spectacleshows.com. ‘Greenland’ Guest director Meg Taintor helms Nicolas Billon’s 55-minute, award-winning drama, Scullers Jazz The Fred Hersch Trio headlines at Scullers Jazz Club, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m., followed by the Persuasions, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m.; Allan Harris, with his new CD, “Black Bar Jukebox, Feb. 27, at 8 and 10 p.m.; and Michel Camilo, Feb. 28, also at 8,10 p.m.. at the club located in Doubletree Suites by Hilton, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston. For more information, call 617-562-4111, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.scullersjazz.com. 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Leave Your Moving To Us Whether It Be One Piece or More! 10% OFF FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, VETERANS & DISABLED Call Ronnie 781-321-2499 For A Free Estimate Rubbish Removal RMF RUBBISH REMOVAL Free Estimates • Affordable • Scrap Metal - Free Pick Up Clean-ups/Clean-outs • No job too big or too small Call Santos Rivas 617-569-5687 • WWW.MOVERSINACTION.COM To advertise in our Service Directory Please call 781-485-0588 ext. 110 Black Cyan Magenta Yellow 1 col. x 2 inches $120.00 For 3 Months ($10 Per Week) 1 col. x 2 inches $120.00 For 3 Months ($10 Per Week) The Everett Independent • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Page 12 Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403 HONORING EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL'S 2014 ... Sitting, from left: Marytza Mompoint, Michella Derosena, Jennifer Ha, Megan Eugene, Dana Lantion, and Christel Adonis. Standing, from left: Alan Devanna, Linh Vu, Yarina Pineda Ramirez, Nathaniel Nowell, Kimberly Paul, Irvin Dorsainval, Alyssa Aloise, Malik Williams, and Rasha Nadheer. NEW ENGLAND E BAND ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP! verett High School held a banquet at Anthony's in Malden honoring the Crimson Tide Marching Band for winning the New England Scholastic Band Association Championship this past fall. The Band completed an undefeated season, scoring a season high 96.30, and sweeping all caption awards — winning Best Music, Best Color Guard and Best Percussion — during its NESBA victory. The Crimson Tide program, “Letters Home”, captured the essence of immigration and the pride in assimilation into American society. The show featured the music of legendary composer, Aaron Copland, including Appalachian Spring, which debuted 70 years ago at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The result was an engaging production, universally received and acclaimed by adjudicators and audiences alike. The band is directed by Charles Poole. State Senator Sal DiDomenico presents Everett Public Schools Music Coordinator Eugene O’Brien (left) and Band Director Charles Poole (right) with a State House Citation recognizing Everett High School’s 2014 New England Band Association Championship. Standing, from left: Assistant Superintendents Dr. Thomas Stella and Charles Obremski, music teacher Eric Dauenhauer, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, Everett High School Vice Principal Dr. Omar Easy, Band Director Charles Poole, Everett Public Schools Music Coordinator Eugene O’Brien, School Committee member Allen Panarese, music teacher Joseph Ulm, School Committee member Robert Carreiro, and Everett High School Principal Erick Naumann. Seated are Drum Major Kimberly Paul and EHS Music Dept. Secretary Penny Yebba. Standing, from left: Rasha Nadheer, Alyssa Aloise, Christel Adonis. Sitting are Marytza Mompoint and Catherine Gaitanakis. Sitting, from left: Casey Carnes, Colorguard instructor Dana Hua, Brian Spencer, Mateus Lopes Ferreira, and Billie DeNisco. Standing, from left: Conor Rachlin, Anthony Amico, Zoe Murphy, and Dianne Perry. Tony DiCarlo, NESBA's Fall Activity Director, addresses the audience. State Senator Sal DiDomenico, a loyal supporter of the Everett Public Schools and its music program, talks with Tony Grassa and Susan Grassa. EHS Principal Erick Naumann, State Senator Sal DiDomenico (center), and EHS Vice Principal Dr. Omar Easy. Lyndsay Blauvelt. Black Cyan Magenta Yellow Black Cyan Magenta Yellow Eva Charbonnier.
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