Mayor DeMaria continues to support English works campaign

The Everett Independent • Wednesday, March 4 2015
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr.
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick to
honor local residents
Everett High School Culinary Arts students — From left: Shannon Bernier, Madison Martorana,
Ben Joseph, Jose Herrara, Charlie Evans, Megan Eugene, Antoinette Johnson, Raphael DeLima,
Dinorah Mejia, and Porshya Perkins. (Missing from photo: Laura Baughman).
EHS Culinary Arts students shine
at Career Exploration Day
Students in Everett High
School’s Culinary Arts Department won team and individual honors at this year’s
Career Exploration Day hosted by Future Chefs, a Boston-based organization that
provides urban teenagers with
employment and educational
opportunities in the restaurant
industry.
This year, judges presented
Everett’s Culinary Arts Team
the “Best Menu Execution”
award, while EHS student
Madison Martorana received
an individual award for “Best
Attention to Detail.”
Career Exploration Day is
an annual Future Chefs youth
event that brings together
high school students and industry partners for a day of
exploration, learning and fun.
Students develop and cultivate relationships with peers
from other communities and
connect with industry professionals who know what it
takes to succeed in the food
industry.
In addition, students present a food-based project they
developed within their own
culinary arts departments.
In doing so, the participants
engage in a healthy com-
EHS Culinary Arts Student
Madison Martorana proudly displays the award she
received for “Best Attention
to Detail.”
petition that allows them to
showcase their developing
skills. This year’s competition
focused on a fast food re-design project. Students from
Everett, Quincy, Boston, and
Somerville worked in teams
to give a healthy spin to their
favorite fast food item, while
also maintaining the item’s
cost-effectiveness.
The EHS students worked
well as a team to prepare their
three dishes. The Entrée Team
included Charles Evans, Anthony Le, Raphael DeLima,
Ben Joseph, and Megan Eugene. They prepared cellophane noodles, with julienne
Shitake mushrooms, Bok
Choy, baby leeks, and carrots tossed with Asian sesame
dressing. These were served
with marinated Asian flank
that was sliced thin and rolled
around some of the same vegetables that were in the noodle
dish.
The appetizer team included Antoinette Johnson,
Jose Herrara, and Porshya
Perkins. They prepared Coconut Chicken served with
three different dipping sauces
— sweet and spicy cucumber,
sweet chili, and Asian soybased.
The dessert team included
Madison Martorana, Dinorah
Mejia, Shannon Bernier,
and Laura Baughman. They
served three mini tres leche
cupcakes each finished with
a different topping — Italian
meringue, raspberry glaze,
and raspberry whipped cream.
Judges included representatives from Whole Foods
Market, Cambridge Meat
Packing Company, and the
Hungry Mother Restaurant.
Mayor DeMaria continues to
support English works campaign
A partnership consisting
of the Everett Chamber of
Commerce, Revere Chamber of Commerce, Malden
Chamber of Commerce, The
Metro North Regional Employment Board and English
for New Bostonians’ English
Works Campaign is hosting
a free information session for
businesses in Everett, Malden,
Revere, and surrounding areas
on the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program
on Tuesday, March 10th.
The Workforce Training
Fund Program is a pool of
money that, according to the
Massachusetts Department of
Labor’s website, “provide[s]
resources to Massachusetts
businesses and workers to
train current and newly hired
employees.” Any business
that pays into the Commonwealth’s Unemployment Insurance system is eligible to
receive Workforce Training
Fund dollars to train their incumbent workers, and those
eligible are especially encour-
aged to attend.
“This forum will provide
an opportunity for our local businesses to learn more
about the Workforce Training
Fund Program and about how
they may provide a valuable
service to their employees,”
states Mayor Carlo DeMaria,
“In order for us to truly be
leaders in both government
and industry, we have to have
a strong workforce. The English Works campaign allows
us the ability to teach English
and continue to develop an already talented workforce.”
Participants in the forum
will also discuss eligibility
requirements for those who
wish to apply for WTFP monies, as well as application
pointers and tips. Grants from
the Workforce Training Fund
Program have been used to
train workers in a wide variety
of needs, including English
language training, new manufacturing production methods,
supervisory and leadership
skills, and many other topics.
First Baptist Church
50 Church Street, Everett, MA
Everett business, Whole
Foods Market North Atlantic
Kitchen recently received a
joint recognition award with
their partner Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) for offering English as a Second
Language classes to their
employees. Whole Foods
leadership and educators invested in their employees by
using a contextualized curriculum that both helped the
employees to perform better
in their current positions,
and prepares them for future
leadership positions and job
opportunities in the Whole
Foods Market stores.
The free forum will be
held on Tuesday, March 10th
at the Malden YMCA at 99
Dartmouth St., Malden, and
will run from 8:00 to 10:00
am. Interested parties should
contact Fernando Martinez
at (617) 982-6864 or [email protected]
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The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will honor five of Everett’s finest civic and business
leaders at their annual dinner on March 15th
at 6 p.m. at Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal
Street.
Peg Connolly, Paul Calderwood, Marjorie
White, John Hanlon and Salvy Sacro all will
be recognized for their various contributions
to the city.
Connolly’s service to the people of Everett
as a volunteer; Calderwood served the people of Everett as a firefighter and Deputy Fire
Chief; White was recently named President of
the Everett Cooperative Bank but has served
in a number of roles during her 40 year career
at the bank, Hanlon is arguably “Mr. Everett,”
A former Mayor, City Clerk, Alderman and
present City Councilor, Sacro has provided affordable housing in Everett for decades. Sal’s
development of Glendale Court, Sacro Plaza
and the Whitney-Lorenti House has allowed a
large number of Everett residents to remain in
the city that they loved.
Tickets are $30/each and include dinner and
laughs! For tickets contact one of our Committee members: John Burley, Atty. Richard
O’Neil, Joseph McGonagle, Joseph Curnane,
Michael Matarazzo, David Rodrigues, Mi-
chael Marchese, John Hanlon, Frank Parker,
Rosemary Catterson, Michael McLaughlin,
Michael Mangan, Patti Cheever, Al Lattanzi
or by calling 617-953-4631. You can also buy
tickets in person at Everett Supply Company
403 Main St, Everett, MA.
Upcoming events in the Everett
Schools
Thursday, March 5, Cultural Health Fair at
Everett High School from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, Hispanic Honor
Society Induction at the Foresteire Center for
Performing Arts at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, John & Abigail Adams
Scholarship Dinner at EHS Cafeteria at 6:15
p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, National Honor Society Induction at the Foresteire Center for
Performing Arts at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31, Winter Classic Concert
with the EHS Band at the Foresteire Center for
Performing Arts and including the EHS Concert Band, Jazz Band, Show Choir, Rock Band
and Vocal Ensemble at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March
24, 25 and 26 will be delayed entry for the 9th,
11th and 12th grades at EHS, school starts at
11 a.m. for those classes.
City of Everett selected as finalist
for RWJF Culture of Health Prize
Mayor Carlo DeMaria
is pleased to announce that
the City of Everett has been
chosen as a finalist for the
third annual RWJF Culture
of Health Prize. As a finalist,
Everett is one step further to
the RWJF Culture of Health
Prize, which honors communities whose efforts illustrate
an enduring commitment toward building a Culture of
Health for all residents.
Selected from more than
340 communities across the
country, Everett joins 14 other
finalist communities. Winners
will be announced this fall.
“We are pleased to have
advanced as a RWJF Culture
of Health Prize finalist community. Our commitment to
the health and wellness of our
residents is being recognized
on a national level,” stated
Mayor DeMaria, “Our Health
Department, the Everett Public Schools, the JCCHCE,
Energize Everett, our Health
and Wellness and Recreation
Departments, as well as community organizations such as
Tri-Cap, La Communidad,
and Cambridge Health Alliance continue to have my un-
yielding support and encouragement in order to provide
our community with more services, more opportunities and
more education for healthier
and happier lifestyles. They
certainly deserve this recognition.”
To earn Prize finalist status, the City of Everett had to
demonstrate how its efforts to
improve health outcomes for
residents reflect the six RWJF
Culture of Health Prize criteria, which include:
Defining health in the
broadest possible terms.
Committing to sustainable
systems changes and policy-oriented long-term solutions.
Cultivating a shared and
deeply-held belief in the importance of equal opportunity
for health.
Harnessing the collective
power of leaders, partners,
and community members.
Securing and making the
most of available resources.
Measuring and sharing
progress and results.
“The RWJF Culture of
Health Prize finalists are
transforming their commu-
nities to make them healthier
places to raise a family, provide jobs, and educate their
children,” said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, RWJF president
and CEO. “These inspiring
finalists are one step closer to
being named 2015 Prize winners this fall.”
The RWJF Culture of
Health Prize is one pillar of
the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program,
a collaboration between the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of
Wisconsin Population Health
Institute. The Rankings show
communities where they can
improve; the Roadmaps show
communities how to take action to expand opportunities
for healthier choices, and the
Prize honors communities
that represent solutions-driven leadership at its finest. Together, these pillars serve as a
platform for the Foundation’s
vision to build a Culture of
Health, now and for generations to come. Find out more
at www.rwjf.org and www.
countyhealthrankings.org
Everett Community Health Partnership
– Substance Abuse Coalition Attended
CADCA’S National Leadership Forum
Representatives from Everett Community Health Partnership – Substance Abuse
Coalition
(ECHP-SAC)
joined more than 2,500 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from
throughout the country for
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA)
25th Annual National Leadership Forum, held Feb. 2-5,
2015 in the Washington D.C.
area.
“We are happy to be able to
spend several days with other similar organizations from
across the country, sharing our
prevention skills and learning
from others so Everett can
continue to work to reduce
substance use and abuse,”
said Jean Granick, Director
of ECHP-SAC. “We hope to
come back reenergized with
new strategies.”
CADCA’s Forum covered
a wide range of topics – everything from how to prevent
prescription drug abuse and
heroin use to how to create
tobacco-free
environments
and develop policies to reduce
underage and excessive drinking. The forum included a
keynote address from Michael
P. Botticelli, the new Director
of the White House Office of
National Drug Control Policy
(ONDCP), and a panel of 4
former Directors of ONDCP.
ECHP-SAC recently completed a comprehensive community health assessment
covering a range of topics
including leading health indicators, and introduced the
public health concept of “social determinants of health.”
ECHP-SAC’s poster presentation was titled, “Well-Being
of Everett Community Health
Assessment: Applying a Social Determinants of Health
Lens to Support Coalition
Sustainability.” This presentation covered the process of
creating the Well-Being of
Everett Community Health
Assessment’s and its role in
identifying priority areas for
health improvement, including focused attention on youth
and substance use prevention.
ECHP-SAC staff also met
with Senators Markey and
Warren during Capitol Hill
Day, on Wed., Feb. 4 during
the CADCA Forum. “This
was a great opportunity to
thank our leaders in Congress
for their support of funding
community-based substance
abuse prevention work,” said
Jaime Lederer, Coordinator of
ECHP-SAC.
CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is the premier and
largest training event for community-based substance abuse
prevention professionals, coalition leaders and prevention
and addiction researchers.
The Forum is a four-day event
packed with opportunities
to learn the latest strategies
to fight substance abuse and
hear from nationally-known
prevention experts, federal
administrators and concerned
policymakers. For details
about the more than 70 training sessions and speakers, visit: http://forum.cadca.org/.
The Everett Community
Health Partnership-Substance
Abuse Coalition (ECHPSAC) is committed to bringing together and mobilizing
the diverse community of
Everett to address issues associated with substance use and
abuse while promoting positive health and well-being,
especially among our youth.
Through a range of prevention efforts, the coalition uses
multiple strategies in multiple
settings to change the social
norms on alcohol, tobacco,
and other drug use. ECHPSAC receives funding from
the Drug Free Communities
grant for the City of Everett
(through the Everett Community Health Partnership) and
the Cambridge Health Alliance.
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The Everett Independent • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
EVERETT OFFICIALS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TAKE PART IN READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY
The Whittier School in Everett celebrated Dr. Seuss on Friday, Feb. 27, in honor of his birthday by having guests come in
to read their favorite stories by the author. The school's hallways
were covered in in characters from the classic stories and the
children wore brightly colored clothing and hats to get in the
spirit. Amongst the guest readers were Attorney General Maura
Healey, State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, State Rep. Joe McGonagle, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Supt.
Fred Foresteire, Channel 7 Reporter Kimberly Bookman, and
Channel 5 Meteorologist Danielle Vollmar.
PHOTOS BY KATY ROGERS
In the hallway Attorney General Maura Healey discusses with
State Rep. Joe McGonagle and School Committee Vice President
Bernie D'Onofrio about how pleasant it was visiting the Whittier
School.
Supt. Fred Foresteire, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Principal Jason Brady, with Whittier teachers, are proud to present the Dr. Seuss
festivities to Everett students each year.
In the hallways, which were decorated in theme with Dr. Seuss
stories, State Treasurer Deb Goldberg poses with eighth graders
Adrianna Aquige-Plasencia, Anna Clara Thomaz, and Karla
Flores. Principal Jason Brady, School Committee Vice President Bernie
D'Onofrio, State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, and School Committee
President Frank Parker were pleased to hold this event at Everett Public Schools.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria reads the most famous Dr. Seuss book of
all time to Ms. Staffieri's Kindergarteners: "The Cat In The Hat." Channel 5 Meteorologist Danielle Vollmar was excited to meet
all of Mrs. K's 4th grade students.
Everett and State officials were pleased to share a reading
experience with Whittier students on Friday.
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East Boston Hilton Garden Inn is now under construction at 415 William F.
McClellan Highway (Rte 1A). This 6 acre parcel had long been vacant and
was previously used by the United States Navy as a fuel storage depot.
James Karam, President of Fall River based First Bristol Corporation,
is developing the five-story, 178-unit hotel just 2.5 miles from Logan
International Airport.
Kimberly Bookman of Channel 7 was one of many special
guests who were invited to read to Whittier School students on
Friday.
Once completed, the Hotel will include 1,800 square feet of meeting space
and space for food & beverage services as well as a restaurant and retail
space. Other amenities include a fitness center, business center, indoor
pool, sundry shop, and airport shuttle service. The Hotel will provide
ample parking with 320 spaces. The project is targeted for completion in
the Summer of 2015.
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Everett
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Independent
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LETTERS Editor
Editor in Chief: Cary Shuman
Sen. DiDomenico hosting annual
DiDomenico Foundation
St. Patrick’s Day Roast
Help veterans
Veterans Assisting Veterans is an organization that
was formed by two Army
Viet Nam Veterans in 2010,
Bob Fairbain and I – DenSenator Sal DiDomenico will once again be hosting the An- nis Moschella. We met at the
nual DiDomenico Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Mottolo Post VFW in Revere
on March 6, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill where we decided to form an
Knights of Columbus in Charlestown. In addition to a tradi- organization to help veterans
tional Irish dinner, the festivities will include Irish music, step and veteran causes.
After both surviving the
dancers, comedy by Tony V, a bag pipe band, and the annual
Viet
Nam War, one tour for
presentation of the Golden Shamrock Award to a community
leader. Over 70 federal, state, and local elected officials are me and three tours for Bob,
also expected to attend and several of them will try their favor- we saw how we were treated
ite St. Patrick’s Day jokes. Political figures on the speaking when we returned and we will
program include U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Mike not let this generation of vetCapuano, Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, erans be treated as we were. In
Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Attorney General Maura Healey, Au- our mission statement of VAV
ditor Suzanne Bump, and Senate President Stan Rosenberg. our goal is to raise money,
This annual event has quickly become a popular St. Patrick's have volunteer directors and
give 100% of our proceeds
Day tradition in the Greater Boston community.
For more information on the event, please call (617) 387- away. We receive no compen3327. Proceeds will go to the DiDomenico Foundation, which sation for our work. We have
will fund educational scholarships for high school students, as formed an exceptional committee including, John Macwell as, youth activities throughout the Greater Boston area.
Donald, U.S. Air Force Veteran Gulf War, Joe Marchardo,
U.S. Navy Veteran Viet Nam
Era, John Sarro, U.S. Navy
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Honors //
Maher in Math, Anderson Velasquez-Bedoya in Science,
Juliana Estabrook in Social
Studies, Prima Prajapati in
Technology, Jasmine Douglas
in Art, Dana Lantion in Music,
Brian Spencer in Health and
Bryan Ruiz Ramos in Alternative Education.
The February Students of
the Month are: Slader Mon-
tina in English, Paige Fialho
in World Languages, Ginna
Munroe in Math, Obed Posada in Science, Ysabella Nazareth in Social Studies, Madison Marturano in Art, Victoria
Thistle in Music, Michelle
Truong Nguyen in Health, Edwin Gonzalez Bonilla in Technology and Nicholas Saloman
in Alternative Education.
TEXAS ROADHOUSE HONORS
EHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Two Everett High School (EHS) students who were driving forces
in this year’s Kiwanis Club Can Drive were recognized as the
Texas Roadhouse Students of the Month for December. Oritsemwensholayemi (Yemi) Okhihan and Kloey Cardillo were selected for their significant contributions to the food drive, which
benefited needy families in the community by collecting canned
goods during the holidays. Okhihan and Cardillo brought in the
most donations among the EHS student body, totaling more
than 100 cans of food. For their efforts, they were presented with
gift certificates and framed awards courtesy of Texas Roadhouse
General Manager Teresa Scoponi. They are pictured above with
EHS Principal Erick Naumann and Andy the Armadillo.
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Veteran Viet Nam Era, John
Dyer, U.S. Army Veteran Viet
Nam Era, Tony Palmisano and
Bill Plante. We also have an
extensive Honorary Committee.
Since 2010 we’ve hosted a
few successful events. A concert at the Lowell Memorial
Auditorium in Lowell, Two
black tie events, honoring the
Medical Corps, and we are
also involved in a program
called Music Cures where
entertainers donate their time
to play music at the Jamaica Plain Veterans Hospital.
We work with other veterans
groups to raise awareness
about the POW/MIA issues
and help with chairs that are
dedicated in their honor. There
are over ninety-two thousand
missing service members
from all wars.
Recently we purchased a
$17,000 wheel chair (Trac
Chair) for James Crosby of
Winthrop, a severely injured
Marine from the Iraq war.
We’ve donated to Iron Stone
Farm in North Andover,
which offers horseback riding for injured veterans with
PTSD and numerous other
injuries. We’ve also donated
to the American War Widows
(AWP) who are a group of
young women who have lost
their husbands and children
who have lost their fathers.
And, Operation Thank You,
an organization that visits
nursing homes to host small
parties for older veterans who
are alone, AVBI, American
veterans with brain injuries,
We are currently donating to
Veteran Homestead an organization that provides housing
and treatment for veterans and
NEADS- Canines for Combat
Veterans, they provide service
dogs for service members and
Wounded Vet Motorcycle Run
and numerous smaller veteran grassroots organizations.
To date we’ve raised close to
175,000 thousand dollars and
donated all of it. “Our motto
is all in all out”.
We are currently planning
for 2015 events. In April at
the Mottolo Post VFW we are
hosting a fundraiser to raise
money to purchase a lift for
the Trac Chair to assist James
Crosby load the wheel chair
into his vehicle. (chair weighs
450 lbs) We are also hosting a
concert at a Veterans Hospital
in the summer, another black
tie event in November and a
POW/MIA Chair Dedication
to be placed at Revere High
School.
Because of our current
wars our returning veterans
need a lot of help especially
our severely injured. Our government doesn’t seem to do
enough to help; the VA scandal is an example. Our organization and mission is to raise
money and awareness to help
Veterans and veteran issues.
We appreciate anything you
could do to help us promote
our cause.
Dennis Moschella
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The community at large stands against hate
By Rachid Moukhabir/Zarah Magazine
One of the first speakers at
a community forum in Chelsea
on relations with the Muslim
communities in Revere, Chelsea, Eastie and Everett, was a
10-year-old boy who summed
up the hopes of everyone in the
room.
It silenced the standing-room
only crowd.
“I am an American,” he stated. “I really love both America
and Islam. I wish one day when
I turn on the TV, there will be no
fights about Muslims and how
our religion is.”
On Friday, Feb. 27, Al-Huda
Society hosted a community forum in Chelsea, with local law
enforcement and faith leaders
to condemn the threatening
anti-Muslim notes that were
found in Revere last week. The
meeting was an opportunity to
assess, identify and address the
concerns of different members
from the community. The panelists were:
• Muhammad Ali-Salam,
U.S. Department of Justice
•Pastor father James Barry,
Saint Mary’s Revere
•Prof. Mohamed Brahimi,
Moderator
•Officer Sammy Mojica,
Chelsea Police Community Liaison
•Pastor Tim Bogertman, First
Congregational Church of Revere
•Shannon Erwin, Muslim
Justice League
The panelists made it clear to
the audience that any discriminatory acts against Muslims or
any other minority groups have
to be reported to the police and
other government agencies such
PHOTO BY RACHID MOUKHABIR/ZARAH MAGAZINE
The Al Huda Society, based in Chelsea but having members in Revere, Everett, Chelsea and East
Boston, held a forum on relations between the community and the local Muslim community last
Friday night in Chelsea. The panelists were (left to right) Muhammad Ali-Salam, Father James Barry of Our Lady of Grace (Chelsea)/Saint Mary’s (Revere), Prof. Mohamed Brahimi, Chelsea Officer
Sammy Mojica, Pastor Tim Bogertman and Shannon Erwin.
as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
(MCAD).
“These acts are against the
law,” said Ali-Salam. “You must
report them so they can be documented and investigated by law
enforcement agencies."
Officer Mojica stated, "We
don’t know who these individuals are (in Revere) but I can
guarantee you that the law enforcement community will get
to the bottom of it and will bring
these individuals to justice."
In an earlier meeting in Revere, Mayor Dan Rizzo expressed his outrage in an official
statement saying, “Revere has
grown more and more diverse
over time, and the heart and soul
of our community beats as one”.
At the same meeting with the
mayor, Revere Police Chief Joe
Cafarelli strongly condemned
the signs saying they “will not
be tolerated. Not on my watch.”
He further stated that the investigation is ongoing and those
responsible will be prosecuted
to “the fullest extent of the law.”
Rabbi Joseph Berman, Temple B'Nai Israel Revere, wrote a
heartwarming email to the organizers of Friday’s event as it was
described by the moderator. He
stated in his letter that “an attack
on your honor is also an attack
on God. Therefore, it is an attack on our honor.” Professor Brahimi emphasized to the audience that the
message is very clear across the
board.
“Your advocate does not
have to be a Muslim,” he said.
“We have people from across
the spectrum of law enforcement and different religions telling you in clear words that they
have your back and you don't
have to find refuge on your own.
You can find refuge with anyone
within the community."
Many participants expressed
their concerns about the demonization of Muslims by U.S.
mainstream media.
Pastor Tim Bogertman of
Revere’s First Congregational
Church responded to their concerns by encouraging the participants to be more involved
within the community and build
relationships with local media
agencies.
He said to start inviting
them to the Muslim community
events and sending press releases to local newspapers to build
upon that. Prof. Brahimi recognized the
fledgling efforts of Zarah Magazine in trying to make inroads in
the community.
“Perhaps the Muslim and
the Arab American community
could support this media experience that has demonstrated a
high level of professionalism
and make it a strong media project to support the community
needs,” he said.
The full coverage of this
event is available on Zarah magazine’s YouTube channel and it
will be broadcast on some local
TV stations.
Capuano attends Netanyahu speech, but with reservations
By Seth Daniel
Everett Congressman Michael Capuano did attend the
speech on Tuesday morning
given to Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu, but said he didn’t
approve of the invitation offered by House Speaker John
Boehner.
“Speaker Boehner should
not have issued an invitation
to Prime Minister Netanyahu,
or to any foreign leader, with-
out consulting the Department
of State and the White House,”
said Capuano on Tuesday after
the speech. “The Prime Minister, however, was invited
and accepted an invitation to
address a joint session of Congress. As a supporter of Israel,
I felt it was important to hear
what he had to say.” Meanwhile, in the neighboring congressional district,
Congresswoman Katherine
Clark did not attend the speech
Tuesday, saying she was deeply troubled by how the invita-
tion came down.
“At this point in history,
with threats across the region
and ongoing negotiations to
stop Iran from ever developing
a nuclear bomb, Israel needs
our bi-partisan support,” she
said. “That is why I am deeply
troubled that Speaker Boehner
invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak before Congress not to further strengthen
our connection to Israel, but
with the purpose of dividing
us. This invitation came without consulting the President
or State Department and with
the false representation that it
was a bi-partisan invitation.
Speaker Boehner has poisoned
a critical foreign policy discussion with partisan gamesmanship. I will continue my
full throated support for Israel,
but I will not be part of Speaker Boehner’s attempt to divide
our Congress and country over
one of our strongest allies.” Senator Ed Markey confirmed last week with the paper that he would be attending
the speech.
ett, co-champion of the Greater Boston League.
Head coach John DiBiaso
was pleased with his team’s
overall effort and the poise it
showed before a large crowd.
“It was a great team win
for us,” said DiBiaso. “Gary
Clark and our freshman,
Ghared Boyce came up big
for us. It was a team win.”
DiBiaso said his team responded well when English
deadlocked the game in the
fourth quarter,
“We were able to respond
when it became a tie game –
we bounced right back. We
didn’t get nervous. We kept
scoring baskets.”
Everett was set to play St.
John’s Prep in the semifinals
Tuesday night. The winner advances to the Division 1 North
sectional finals Saturday.
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his skills in the third quarter
as Everett went head-to-head
with English in a fast-paced
game. Clark also stood tall at
the offensive end in the third
quarter.
Cassesus, McAfee, and
Shawn Chappell also turned
in key performances for Ever-
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Herald photographer Garfinkel wins Ramsdell
Trophy for photo of Mayor DeMaria and wife
By Marianne Salza
While preparing to cover
breaking news stories, Boston Herald photographer,
Mark Garfinkel, grabs his two
phones and camera batteries,
and takes 10 minutes to dress
in four layers of clothing to
stay warm while shooting in
frigid weather.
He climbs into his car and
turns on his police scanner to
listen to the latest news reports.
“The nice part of the job is
you never know what you’re
going to get. The adrenaline
is out there,” said Garfinkel,
who believes that his energetic lifestyle keeps him young.
“The capturing of moments
and the human touch is cool.”
The Winthrop resident, who
has worked in the field since
1987, was awarded 1st place
in politics and the Ramsdell
Trophy for spot news by the
Boston Press Photographers
Association (BPPA) 2014.
One of the more heralded
photographs of Garfinkel’s
that won acclaim was of Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria and
his wife, Stacy, celebrating the
Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s vote to approve the
Garfinkel’s award-winning photo of Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his wife, Stacy, celebrating last September after the
MGC voted to approve a proposal put forth by Wynn Casino, to
place a casino in Everett, beating out a proposed Revere casino.
(Photo: Mark Garfinkel)
proposal by the Wynn Casino.
“He had this happy smirk,”
remembered Garfinkel. “It
was an interesting moment.”
Other prize images include
a mangled car crash in Brighton, a pigeon intercepting the
view of National Guard fighter jets flying overhead, and
a photograph of Boston fire
Lieutenant Sean O’Brien and
four other firemen carrying
a severely injured colleague,
PHOTO BY MARIANNE SALZA
Mark Garfinkel, Boston Herald photojournalist and BPPA award
winner.
Michael Kennedy, who later
lost his life to the nine-alarm
Beacon Street fire.
“It feels really good. I’m
very proud,” Garfinkel said.
“I felt that they [BPPA] were
honoring a moment of humility. The men and women
trying to save that poor man’s
life brought me back to that
alley.”
During a recent Revere
fire, Garfinkel strapped two
cameras around himself, including a heavy 800mm lens
for close-up, long distance
shots. He walked 1/8 of a
mile to neighboring stairs to
capture a view of the back
of the house. He trudged
through waist-high snow to
reach a chain-link fence that
he climbed up and reached
over to photograph the wall
of fire.
“It’s exciting to see rescuers and regular neighbors going that extra mile,” said Garfinkel. “It’s life-affirming.”
View Mark Garfinkel’s
award-winning photographs
at www.BPPA/2014-contest.
City of Everett presented with
distinguished Budget Award
Mayor Carlo DeMaria
is pleased to announce that
the City of Everett has been
awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The GFOA has
encouraged and recognized
exemplary budgeting practices among governmental entities in the United States and
Canada since 1984.
The GFOA reflects the
commitment of the governing
body and staff to meeting the
highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to
receive the budget award, the
City of Everett had to satisfy
four nationally recognized
guidelines for effective budget presentation. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories,
and the fourteen mandatory
criteria within those categories, to receive the award.
For budgets beginning
in 2013, 1,424 participants
received the award. Award
recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of
budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North
America.
The Government Finance
Officers Association is a major
professional association servicing the needs of more than
18,000 appointed and elected
local, state, and provinciallevel government officials and
other finance practitioners. It
provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed
to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible
for government finance policy
and management.
The GFOA established the
Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program to
encourage and assist state and
local governments to prepare
budget documents of the very
highest quality that reflect
both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local
Budgeting and the GFOA’s
best practices on budgeting
and then to recognize individual governments that succeed
in achieving that goal.
Looking to the future,
Mayor DeMaria and his administration look to continue
to be recognized as a leading
community in public financial
management by practice and
policy development. As an administration it is the Mayor’s
goal to enhance and promote
quality government management for the benefit of the
residents and businesses in the
City of Everett.
POLICE Log
Monday, 2/16
Adam Teixeira, 31, 39
Wedgewood St., Everett,
was arrested for larceny of a
person, with aggravated assault and battery and with assault and battery on a family
household member.
Tuesday, 2/17
Tremayne Constantine, 18,
208 Linden St., Everett, was
arrested with breaking and entering in the night with intent
to commit a felony with larceny of property over $250, and
with malicious destruction of
property over $250.
William Francis Haley, 32,
6 Christine Cir., Everett, was
arrested with five arrest warrants.
Jordan Reese, 19, 26A Waters Ave., Everett, was arrested with breaking and entering
in the night with intent to
commit a felony, with larceny of property over $250 and
with wanton destruction of
property over $250.
Wednesday, 2/18
Jennifer McCusker, 34, 70
Library St., Chelsea, was arrested for an arrest warrant.
Nelson Mejia, 21, 16 Gerrish St., Chelsea, was arrested
for unlicensed operation of a
motor vehicle, leaving scene
of property damage, speeding
in posted area and with failure to stop for a mechanical
signal.
Thursday, 2/19
Don Gallucci, 58, 30 Daniels St., Malden, was arrested
with unlicensed operation of a
motor vehicle.
Christina Goodrich, 46, 42
Arlington St., Everett, was arrested for 2 warrants.
Friday, 2/20
Jorge Delgado Medina,
18, 84 Bow St., Everett, was
arrested with conspiracy to
violate controlled substance
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law, with trafficking in cocaine and with possession of
a Class B drug with intent to
distribute.
Khang Nguyen Le, 31, 2
Moreland Pl., Everett, was arrested for operating under the
influence of liquor.
Derek Miller, 27, 961
Broadway, Everett was arrested for an arrest warrant.
Saturday, 2/21
Kevin Hernandez, 21, 22
Parkland Ave., Lynn, was arrested for assault and battery
on a police officer and with
resisting arrest.
Candelario Luis, 21, 123
Adams St., Lynn, was arrested for assault and battery on a
police officer and with being
a disorderly person.
Luis Mercedes, 22, 15
Parkside Pl., Revere was arrested for being a disorderly
person.
Great effort by all in removing the snow
By Katy Rogers
Record breaking amounts
of snow covered Everett
streets this February leaving
little room to displace it in
neighborhoods throughout the
city.
As a result, it took greater efforts than usual from
city workers to remove it
and relocate it to empty lots,
such as Florence Street Park,
where the usual open baseball
field enjoyed throughout the
summer, is now covered in
snow banks resembling small
mountain ranges.
City Services employees
have been working diligently
around the clock, night and
day, during the last month
to remove snow from main
streets, schools, and municipal buildings that were otherwise unaccessible to the public because of the high snow
banks.
They are currently still
working on side streets, skipping their lunch breaks to get
the job done, specifically on
two-way streets where cars
have had no room to pull over.
The city has been able
to identify problem areas
throughout the community by
people expressing their concerns via phone calls and social media.
Despite the weather being
a burden, citizens remained
positive and were very compliant when it came to moving
their vehicles in hopes to do
their part in the snow removal
process so city workers could
access roads and do the heavy
lifting.
Workers, including Ricky
Griffin, Ray McCarthy, and
Joe Ronan, were spotted
clearing Englewood Ave. and
Greenhalge Ave. this past Friday removing the snow and
ice with heavy machinery filling truckloads to their brims.
Frank Ultino and Chris
Snook, employees of Unified
Contracting Inc. of Everett
were amongst local businesses that collaborated with the
City Services Department by
hauling away snow in their
huge dump trucks. All of the
men remained optimistic despite having to work harder
than usual in these cold conditions pleased by the fact that
Everett citizens' appreciation
and cooperation made their
job a little bit less stressful.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria
commended city departments
Senior social
set for march
Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s
Council on Aging has planned
its next Senior Social for
Wednesday, March 18th at
11:45AM at The Connolly
Center. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this month’s social will feature a traditional
corned beef and cabbage dinner with all the fixings and a
special treat of a St. Zeppole
for dessert. Music and dancing will be provided by a
spectacular performance from
“The Swingers.”
Tickets will be available
March 9th - 13th at the Council on Aging Office, located in
the Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street.
For more information contact Dale at 617-394-2323, or
Ida at 617-394-2260.
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FOR YOUR MONEY.
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Frank Ultino and Chris Snook of Unifield Contracting Inc. stood
by as their trucks were packed with snow to be hauled away.
for their excellent work and
during the snow emergencies,
calling it “a true team effort.”
The mayor said the Police,
Fire, Emergency 911, Parking Enforcement and Code
Enforcement
Departments
worked alongside the Department of Public Works Department during the snowstorms.
The mayor also thanked
the state for its assistance
in providing safety precautions during the succession
of snowstorms that struck the
city throughout the month of
February.
Fortunately for all, spring
is just around the corner and
hopefully no more major
snow storms will come to Everett in the near future.
In the meantime, hats off
to these men for doing such
a good job in making Everett
easier to navigate for everyone during these extreme conditions.
Snow covered streets were
cleared to the pavement for
the convenience and safety of
Everett residents.
UMass Boston:
A First-Choice University
By J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor
The University of Massachusetts Boston accepted
its first class of students 50 years ago. As Boston’s
public university, UMass Boston’s mission has been to
provide students from Boston and beyond with access to excellent higher education. The university has
been so successful in fulfilling this mission that it has
become a nationally recognized, student-centered
urban public research university—the first choice for
a growing number of students.
Brianna Reyes made UMass Boston her first
choice when she was pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher. She graduated last year and now
teaches Latin at Chelsea High School. Brianna says
one reason UMass Boston was her first choice was its
Honors College. As an Honors College student, Brianna pursued a program of study that challenged her
beyond her major and helped her prepare for a career
in the classroom.
While attending UMass Boston, Brianna also took
full advantage of other opportunities on campus,
from serving as a Beacon Ambassador, helping visitors get to know our campus, to becoming a member of the innovative Freshman Leadership Institute.
Through the institute, Brianna connected with other
students interested in leadership and was immersed
in a creative curriculum that included participating
in a community outreach day.
“I found people at UMass Boston who challenged
me to think deeper and inspired me to be better,”
Brianna says. “I got to travel around the world—
performing community service and doing exciting
things I never thought I would.”
UMass Boston has become the first choice for
many students like Brianna. Whether it’s access to
a high-value, world-class education; the brand-new
Integrated Sciences Complex with its state-of-theart research, teaching, and training facilities; the opportunity to choose from 193 academic programs;
the talented and dedicated faculty who help put the
small-college feel in this major research university;
our beautiful harbor location close to the cultural,
educational, and social resources of Boston; or our
diverse, vibrant, and multicultural community, there
are plenty of reasons why UMass Boston should be
your first choice.
For more information, visit umb.edu, email
[email protected], or call 617.287.6000.
www.umb.edu
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E H S
EVERETT
HIGH
SCHOOL
SCIENCE FAIR
OVERALL WINNERS
GOLD MEDAL — OBED POSADA
Engineering Saccharomyces Cerevisiae to Produce Essential Vitamins: Lycopene,
Beta-Carotene and Zeaxanthin (GOLD, BIOLOGY CATEGORY)
GOLD MEDAL — CHRISTOPHER BOUCHER
What’s Dragging You Down? (GOLD, ENGINEERING CATEGORY)
GOLD MEDAL — JACK CALASCIBETTA
The Fight for Energy (GOLD, PHYSICS CATEGORY)
SILVER MEDAL — EMILEE GUZMAN
Amp P-Glo! (GOLD, CHEMISTRY CATEGORY)
SILVER MEDAL — ANGOORI RANA
Picture Science: Building a Cellphone Microscope (SILVER, ENGINEERING CATEGORY)
BRONZE MEDAL — DEREK BARBOSA
Mean Green Bean Machine (SILVER, BIOLOGY CATEGORY)
BRONZE MEDAL — TIMOTHY EWING
The Alternative Alternator (BRONZE, ENGINEERING CATEGORY)
BRONZE MEDAL — CONOR RACHLIN
Location, Location, Location (SILVER, PHYSICS CATEGORY)
Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire and Emanuella Santos.
MEDAL WINNERS
BIOLOGY
Bronze: Rafaela DeOliveira,
Petri Dish on Wheels: Bacterial Spread Through Public Transportation
Bronze: Doan My, Amanda Byrnes, and Kristi Ho, Radiation Variation
Distinction: Nathalie Douyon and Lira Encarnacion, Measuring Biodiversity
Distinction: Adrian Velasquez, The Finely Tuned Brain
Distinction: Anthony Amico, Learning Differences
Distinction: Michelle Oliveira, The Beauty Within
Distinction: Tyra Bairos and Angel Huynh, Mario Kart Mayhem
Distinction: Jennifer Chavez and Catherine Gerrard,
Gibberelic Acid Effect on Plant Growth
Michelle Oliveira.
CHEMISTRY
Silver: Janelle Christopher and Melissa Mendez, Zap That Zit
Bronze: Marcus Fonseca, Rene Maldonado, and Andre Rivera, Peel to Repeal
Distinction: Sydney Sands, Crest or Colgate: Protecting Your Enamel
ENGINEERING
Distinction: Sadiq Shiek, Heat Saver
Distinction: Tracy To and Anderson Velasquez, London Bridge is Falling Down
Distinction: Brendan Calderon and Jason Cardinale, Best Designs for RC Planes
Distinction: David Gertz, Natural Power
Mirelia Rodriquez and Lul Abdulahi.
PHYSICS
Bronze: Milena Campos and Helen Sosa, Tracking Beats
Distinction: Tanisha Dor, Sara Wright and Quinton Hurd, Ferro Theory
Distinction: Vincent Vu, Walchris Nicholas and Dorrell Dottin, Waterfall
Cassandra Kysilovsky and Nicole Pesce.
Gianna McDonald.
Unglid Paul.
Bruno Rodrigues and Samuel Godinho.
Jose Cefalo.
Melissa Mendez and Janelle Christopher.
Timothy Ewing.
Katheryne Rubio Lazo.
Marcus Fonseca, Rene Maldonando, and Andrea Rivera.
SPONSORS:
Anthony Amico.
Lucas Bermudez and Anthony Sousa.
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EHS SCIENCE FAIR EXHIBITIONS
Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Forsteire, medal winner Derek Barbosa, School Committe Vice Chairman Joseph
LaMonica, and School Committee member and community judge Robert Carreiro.
Angoori Rana shows her project, 'Picture Science: Building a Cellphone Microscope,' to student judges My Duong and
Evelyn Ambrosia Hermoza. Rana's project won silver medals in the engineering and overall categories.
Carlos Alvarez.
Matthew Stevens displays his project on the Rubik's Cube to two of his classmates.
Laura GIlberti, Ajja Jeannot, and Jennifer Guerro.
EHS students Kailey Powers and Samantha Uga with Superintendent of
Schools Frederick F. Foresteire.
Rafaela DeOliveira.
Science Fair participants are joined by School Committee member and community judge Robert Carreiro, Superintendent
of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire, and School Committee member and community judge Joseph LaMonica.
Standing, from left: School Committee member Joseph LaMonica, Matt Laidlaw, School Committee Chairman Frank
Parker, and School Committee member Richard Carreiro. Seated, from left: Meelynn Wong, Science Department Chairperson Noreen Colannino, Cheryl Smith, and Curriculum Director Janice Gauthier.
Obed Posada won Gold medals in the overall and biology categories for his project on genetic engineering.
Melena Campos and Helen Sosa.
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CHURCH News
OBITUARIES
Robert Edwin Melvin
Emma ‘Tiny’ Constantine
Former Everett Fire Chief
Of Everett
Robert Edwub Melvin
passed away unexpectedly
on February 27 at the Lahey
Clinic in Burlington. He was
90 years old.
Born and raised
in Everett, Robert
was the son of the
late Walter E. and
Edna M. (Glazebrook) Melvin. He attended
Everett Public Schools and
graduated from Everett High
School, Class of 1942. He enlisted in the US Coast Guard
on December 7, 1942 and
served as a Seaman First Class
during World War II. He was
honorably discharged on May
11, 1946.
Robert was a former Chief
of the Everett Fire Department
and an eight year volunteer at
the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He enjoyed all
types of music but especially
Jazz, Big Bands and Swing.
He was a great pool player and looked forward to his
weekly pool playing and Line
Dancing with friends.
Robert was pre-deceased in
2012 by his wife, Evelyn L.
Melvin, with whom he shared
66 years of marriage. He was
the devoted father of Lorene I.
Melvin and her husband, Edward Sokoloski of Arlington,
Sandra J. Melvin and her partner, Glenn Gordon of Norfolk;
the dear brother of Jack Melvin and his wife, Lorraine of
Tucson, AZ.; brother-in-law
of Marilyn Perkins of Everett
and is also lovingly survived
by many nieces and nephews
and his beloved cat, Sheba.
Funeral services and interment will be held at a later
date, details to follow. In lieu
of flowers, donations can be
made to The MSPCA - Angell Attn: Donations 350 S.
Huntington Ave. Boston, MA
02130. Funeral arrangements
entrusted to the Carafa Family
Funeral Home in Chelsea.
Norma Elizabeth King
Former airline stewardess and Girl Scout
Organization retiree
Norma Elizabeth King of
Everett passed away on February 19. She had just celebrated her 80th birthday.
She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, mentor, and friend to all those who
knew her. She loved and supported young adults and children, reflected in many fond
memories from her family
members, but also reflected in
her involvement through her
community.
The daughter of the late Abner and Myrtle (Martin) King,
Norma was born and raised
in Everett and it is where she
lived most of her life. She
graduated from Everett High
School and then, pursuing
her love to travel, started her
career as a stewardess with
Northeast Airlines, which later merged with Delta Airlines.
She later worked and retired
from the Patriots Trail Girl
Scout Organization.
Norma was a strong steward of the Lord. As a member
of the Glendale United Methodist Church, she played organ and piano and sang with
the choir. She attended many
conferences and camps, first
as a participant and later as
a counselor. She was active
in the fraternal organizations
of the International Order of
Rainbow and the Rebekah
Lodge.
Norma is survived by her
sister, Joan Morrison and her
husband, William of Washington State and the late John
King; she was the aunt of Scott
Morrison and Mark Morrison
and their families in Washington, Laura (King) Koons,
Jodilyn Neider and their
families of Florida; cousin of
Marilyn (Robbins) Tillinghast
of Putney, VT, Glen Robbins
of Malden, Gwen Robbins of
Stoneham, Gary Robbins of
Everett, Tayla Robbins of Everett and Joann Wood of Glen
Falls, NY and is also lovingly survived by many special
friends and relatives.
Funeral Services will be
conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., on Friday, March
13 at 10 a.m. Relatives and
friends are kindly invited to
attend. Visiting hours will be
held in the Funeral Home on
Thursday, March 12 from 4
to 8 p.m. Interment will be in
Puritan Lawn Memorial Park
in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Norma’s name to the Glendale
United Methodist Church,
151 Glendale St., Everett, MA
02149.
Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Cavallaro
Longtime partner in John Cerasuolo Company. Inc.
Kenneth J. ‘Kenny’ Cavallaro of Middleton, formerly of
Everett, died on February 23.
Kenny was a longtime partner of John Cerasuolo Company, Inc. with his brother,
Dominic, Jr. and his late father, Dominic, Sr. He was also
a longtime Boston sports fan,
especially of the Boston Celtics.
He was the beloved husband of Deborah (LePore);
father of Kenneth J. Jr. and his
wife, Danielle of Merrimac,
MA and Kara Rullo and her
J.F. Ward
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772 Broadway, Everett
(Glendale Sq. Area)
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husband, Marcello of Middleton; brother of Dominic J.
Cavallaro, Jr. of Revere. He is
also survived by four grandchildren: Arianna, Miabella,
Francesca and Massimo who
referred to him as “Pops” and
seven nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were
by the Salvatore Rocco &
Sons Funeral Home, Everett.
Interment was in Holy Cross
Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of
flowers, donations in Kenny’s
memory may be made to the
charity of your choice.
To place a
memoriam
in the
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please call
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Emma M. “Tiny” (Flores)
Constantine of Everett entered
into rest on February 26 in the
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was
86 years old.
Emma was a devoted
Downton Abbey watcher,
cook, avid reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast.
Born in Cambridge, Emma
lived in Everett for many
years. She was the beloved
wife for more than 63 years
of the late Robert W. Constantine; dear and devoted mother
of Robert P. Constantine and
his wife, Janice of Everett,
Roberta T. Constantine and
her husband, Michael Actor of
Peabody, Bettyanne Woods of
Weymouth and Paulette Gray
of Everett; sister of Victor
Flores of S. Boston and the
late Peter Flores and Theresa Mesiti. She was the loving grandmother of Robbie,
Courtney and Kaylan Constantine, Eddie and Geoffrey
Woods and Lisa Gray and is
also survived by several loving great-grandchildren and
dear friends, Roberta Pellerin of Everett, Sissy Patterson
of Minneapolis and Connie
DeRosa of Stoneham Arrangements, by the Cafasso &
Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark
St. (Corner of Main Street)
Everett are to be determined
at a later date. 617-387-3120.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Emma’s memory to
St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN, 38105 would
be sincerely appreciated.
Immaculate Conception Faith Community
Immaculate Conception Parish
News and Notes
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
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.
Inclement Weather—Winter
is so unpredictable in New En-
gland and we strive to make the
best decisions when the weather
forecast raises concerns. If there
is a need to postpone or cancel
a worship service, we will strive
to get the word out to everyone
by Saturday before the worship
service. However, please always use your best judgment to
determine if it is safe to come to
church. As soon as we make a
decision that impacts our worship schedule, we’ll include the
announcement on our website
and on the telephone answering
message.
Mid-Week Prayer Call—We
have set up a prayer conference
call during the week to provide
a way of offering prayers and
concerns during this Lenten season. The hope is that this time
of prayer will allow anyone (or
everyone) to listen and to offer
prayer concerns; prayers of joy,
prayers for health, prayers in
time of need, and prayers for
each other. Email Pastor Dave
for more information. [email protected]
Boy Scout Troop 814 Meet
in Cooper Hall on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 PM.
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.
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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]
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Pastor Russi's Facebook
page:
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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
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youtube - Pastor Larry DiZazzo
Phone: 617-387-9600 Fax: 781-485-1403
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The Everett Independent • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Back row: Leigh
Thomason, Tamara
Murphy, Brittany
Puleo, Diane
McNeil Murano,
and Orlmitch Delia.
Front row: Nicole
Bortnik, Caitlin
Ahern, Timothy
Ciampi Dugan,
Jaxon Gagne,
Jordan Verna, Ava
Thompkins, Toby,
Victoria Hansen,
and Keano Neal.
THE THERAPY DOG
VISITS THE DEVENS SCHOOL
FOR THE 200th TIME
Jordan Verna, Ava Thompkins, and Victoria Hansen.
Caitlin Ahern, Ava Thompkins, and Diane McNeil Murano.
Toby and Diane McNeil Murano.
Toby the Therapy Dog recently
marked his 200th visit to the Devens
School, a weekly tradition that started
in October of 2013 and has brought
countless hours of enjoyment to young
students.
Toby is one of 24,750 dogs registered through Therapy Dogs International, a nonprofit organization that
organizes canine visits to hospitals,
nursing homes, school and similar venues. The underlying theory of Therapy Dogs International is that friendly
canines can reduce stress and make
people happier.
Toby’s owner, Diane McNeil Murano,
was inspired to volunteer two years
ago, in the wake of the December
2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School
shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Diane was determined to share Toby
and his gift for compassion with those
in need. The children affected by this
tragedy were having a difficult time
conveying to their parents and school
officials the horror they had witnessed.
Therapy dogs helped the children
open up and vocalize their experiences
and fears. The level of comfort that
therapy dogs brought to the children
allowed school counselors to help
students better manage and cope with
the horrific trauma they experienced.
Diane recalls, “At this point, I wanted
to share Toby with those who needed
comfort and love.”
The students of the Devens School
look forward to seeing Toby every
week for one hour. The students are
learning important skills such as how
to listen and be attentive to Toby’s
needs. They are also learning how to
give and receive affection as well as
teaching Toby tricks and rewarding
him. Some students who have had no
exposure to animals are changing their
perceptions about animals and confronting any anxieties they have about
new situations in a therapeutic setting.
More importantly, therapy dogs like
Toby help to lower anxiety and stress
and provide unconditional love for the
students of the Devens School.
Diane and Toby also visit the Keverian School, the Madeline English
School, Spaulding Rehabilitation, Atria
Assisted Living in Malden, and Elmhurst
Rehabilitation in Melrose.
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Getting Out
By Sheila Barth
[email protected]
Merrimack Repertory Theatre House Executive Director
Elizabeth Kegley excitedly announced to theatergoers how
fortunate we are to attend the
world premiere production of
Nick Gandiello’s two-hour, twoact family drama, “Oceanside”. Gandiello is an upcoming,
talented, young playwright
who’s leaving his mark on stages nationally, so our seeing his
newest full-fledged play is very
special.
Being first isn’t always best,
though. Sometimes, it means
sitting through a play that has
wonderful promise and potential, but needs more work. That’s
the case with “Oceanside”.
Popular Boston-based director Melia Bensussen has gathered a remarkable cast and stage
specialists, but even they can’t
arouse pathos, sympathy, or
trepidation in us. The characters
Shot C
ontinued from
regulations, but there is also
free choice and religious considerations. As a society, we
do recognize there is tension
here - that tension between free
choice versus what’s best for
the group. That’s what we’re
going to wrestle with when it
comes to vaccinations in the
next few years in our country.
We really need more guidance
from the federal government.
At the same time, where does
the individual’s choice infringe
and put the collective population in danger? That’s the very
heart of this issue.”
Such questions are, indeed,
at the center of the debate.
Vaccination rates began to
sink in the 1990s when a study
in the United Kingdom pur-
undergo change, but we feel disconnected to them because they
aren’t developed enough.
Gandiello’s story involves
a “blended family,” a couple
who’s married a second time,
her former husband, and their
unseen offspring - especially
her daughter. Gandiello’s point
is, how well do we know our
parents and/or children?
Unfortunately, we don’t gain
much insight here.
For two hours, two acts, separated by a 15-20 minute intermission, theatergoers become
voyeurs to a nebulous situation
involving Gwen, a divorcee,
(Carolyn Baeumler) who married up and should be enjoying
the finer life with her patient,
refined husband, Nick, (Allyn
Burrows) a Long Island, NY superintendent of schools, living
in his posh Oceanside, Long Island, NY home. Gwen’s former
ne’er-do-well husband, Tommy,
(Joey Collins) a colorful foil to
Nick, has texted Gwen a mes-
‘Oceanside’
sage, saying he’s coming to the
happy couple’s seaside haven.
He arrives, raucously, drunk as a
skunk, so it takes awhile before
he sobers up and spouts his reason for coming. He fears their
daughter Ginnie, a 21-year-old
college art student, is missing.
He’s panicky, distraught.Gwen
is in utter disbelief. Calling
Tommy a drama queen, Gwen
says they raised Ginnie to be a
free spirit, so Gwen surmises
Ginnie probably took off somewhere, as she’s done in the past. After questioning Tommy more, she calls Ginnie’s
friends,who aren’t aware of
Ginnie’s whereabouts, either, so
Gwen becomes alarmed.
While Tommy sloshes down
bottles of beer and replaces light
bulbs at Gwen and Nick’s, they
decide to call in the police.
And what a dynamic duo
the two detectives aren’t! Both
of these marvelous actors are
greatly hampered by their roles.
Low-key, Erin, the female de-
tective, (Caroline Lawton)
doesn’t talk. She irritatingly
just stands there, listening. Male
detective John (Allan Mayo) is
kindly, understanding, conversational. It isn’t until much later
we realize there’s much to worry about. But we don’t have a
solution, either. Tommy’s been holding back
sordid information about Ginnie, and tells Gwen she doesn’t
know their daughter as well as
she thinks. Despite his concern,
Nick remains calm, collected, a
soothing referee between Tommy and Gwen.
Nick is so refined and educated, we wonder what possessed
him to marry Gwen, who comes
with a lot of emotional baggage.
Gwen, whose education ended
at high school, is high-strung,
a recovered alcoholic. He loves
her because she makes him
laugh, he says.
Besides working as a responsible, respected member
of his community, Nick has two
grown children. Son Ben, attends Cornell graduate school,
and daughter Rachel, who also
attends college. Yes, everybody gets along
nicely, despite their glaring societal differences.
Yes, Nick’s kids love Gwen,
he says, because she makes
Nick happy. Allegedly, Ben and
Rachel came to Oceanside for
Easter, but we neither see nor
hear them. Gwen hung Ginnie’s
faceless portrait she painted,
perhaps of herself. Meanwhile,
Tommy eventually reveals some
disturbing facts about Ginnie.
Gwen is conflicted. She’s be-
gun drinking again. Tommy has
taken off, to Bufffalo. Should
Gwen go after him? What about
Nick? Uh, where’s the real worry here?
Gandiello originally wrote
“Oceanside” straight from graduate school, the New School for
Drama. He revised it several
times and held staged readings.
He grew up near Oceanside,
Long Island, so he‘s aware of
that community’s dynamics.
He should return to the drawing board, give his characters
more substance, and the audience more to identify with and
care about.
tion campaign and people who
are against using vaccinations
that’s been going on for while.
That has never stopped since
the late 1990s.”
Now, with a measles outbreak at hand, Libaridian said
that pediatricians are thinking
about what these diseases are
and how to spot and treat early.
“We’re definitely watching it
as it moves eastward,” she said.
“A lot of us have never seen
measles because it was eliminated through vaccinations. We
have to brush up on it. It could
easily get here. It takes just one
person. We’re not on red alert,
but we’re watching it.”
One thing that worries pediatricians and school officials is
what is called the vaccination
threshold. That term refers to
an idea that if a certain percentage of the overall community is
vaccinated, then that protects
those who are not vaccinated.
Libaridian said it’s become
known as the “herd community.”
“There is something known
as the herd community,” she
said. “What that means is that
we don’t have to vaccinate every single person, but there is a
minimum threshold of the community you need vaccinated because those who are vaccinated
end up protected those who
aren’t…By everyone else getting vaccinated, it’s around an
88 to 94 percent threshold for
measles, it protects the entire
community. When the vaccination rate numbers dip below
that minimum threshold, that’s
the thing we worry about.”
She said that’s where the
late-night stoplight analogy
comes into play.
“The best prevention for
measles is vaccination,” he
said. “When we vaccinate ourselves and others, it’s helping
the community. The things we
do don’t always have a benefit
for just ourselves. It is like stopping at a red light when no one
is around. We do that because it
is a simple rule for safety and
if people didn’t stop, it would
make things more dangerous.
The more people who choose
not to obey a simple rule, the
more dangerous they are for
everyone."
In Everett, Revere, and
Chelsea, vaccination rates from
a state Department of Public
Health (DPH) annual survey of
kindergarten students for last
year, 2013-2014, are very high
– which is good news for doctors and school officials.
In Everett, most elementary
schools are in the high-80s or
mid-90s in rates for kindergartners. Everett Supt. Fred Foresteire said the success in Everett
comes from a partnership with
Everett’s Board of Health.
The Webster School proved
to have the best numbers, with
nearly every vaccination at 100
percent. St. Anthony’s Elementary, a private parochial school,
did have every vaccination at
100 percent.
Other Everett public schools
ranged in the 90s. Only one
school, the Keverian, had
somewhat lower rates, though
those rates were in the very
acceptable range of around 80
percent.
“Our rates are a combination
of the Board of Health and the
way we enroll our students,”
he said. “No one gets enrolled
in the Everett Public Schools
without verifying things with
our Parent Information Center (PIC). The medical records
are part of that process. Every
student’s medical records get
checked by the nurse at the
Board of Health. “It’s critical we stay on top
of this,” the continued. “I think
it’s the right thing. It protects
everybody - the children and
everyone else. We’re growing
so fast in Everett and people are
coming from all over the world
and it’s just critical we make
sure everyone is vaccinated.”
Revere proved to have the
most outstanding rates around,
with nearly every school at 100
percent for all vaccines monitored - which includes vaccinations for diphtheria, chickenpox, polio, hepatitis B, measles
and others.
Only one school in Revere,
the Garfield School, had lower rates, and that was because
there were a few families that
requested exemptions for religious reasons. Still, the rates
for that school were in the high
90s.
“For the most part, that’s
due to our Parent Information
Center (PIC) and the fact that
we have a nurse there a lot,”
said Revere Supt. Paul Dakin.
“She’s a great benefit for some
parents who don’t have their
kids immunized. Immunizations now are very controversial topics. In some ways, it’s
coming down to a moral decision as well as a health decision. If I were doing it all over
with my kids, I can’t see not
immunizing. The instruction
going on with our nurses and
our parents is valuable for us.”
Chelsea Supt. Bourque said
her district’s rates are also the
product of a partnership - Chelsea’s being with the Mass General Hospital’s large clinic in
Chelsea.
“I really do think the reason
we’re so high on vaccination
rates is due to our partnership
with MGH,” she said. “Having MGH right here in Chelsea
and the MGH Clinic in Chelsea
High School helps as well.”
In Boston, many of its
schools showed in the DPH
survey to be far below the state
averages and much lower than
the believed thresholds for
healthy “herd community” protections.
In Charlestown and the
North End, for example, some
rates were in the 60 percent
range, and many were in the
70s.
However, a spokesperson
for the Boston Public Schools
(BPS) explained that actual
rates are much higher.
She said the rates for 20132014 appear low because the
district eliminated the job of
the person who was charged
with entering vaccination data.
Without that job being filled,
said the spokesperson, only
part of the data was entered,
resulting in what appears to be
very low rates.
“For sure, that’s a large part
of the pie,” said Denise Snyder of BPS. “We know we’re
struggling to get the data into a
database. I would say, for sure,
we’re getting more students
vaccinated than we have reported in our data.”
Snyder said Boston schools
do mandate vaccinations at the
time of registration.
Libaridian said parents need
to get complete information
before making the decision
not to vaccinate. She said she
welcomes questions from her
patients about vaccinating their
children. She said she respects
those who choose not to do so,
and just asks that anyone considering such a decision consult
their pediatrician.
“There’s so much misinformation in the media that it
can be very overwhelming for
parents,” she said. “You get all
kinds of information that isn’t
correct. You also get celebrities
saying things that aren’t true
and what they’re saying is actually dangerous.”
Meanwhile, she said that she
always makes a case for vaccination and believes that parents
should believe in their safety.
“Vaccinations are very, very
safe and effective,” she said.
“Diseases we know are out
there and this protects from serious illness and death. Measles
can cause death…The risks are
next to none. The risk of death
for measles is 1-3 per 1,000.
Why not prevent it? Even for
other illnesses. I grew up in a
time when kids got chickenpox.
Kids don’t get chickenpox anymore because of the vaccine. It
doesn’t have to happen."
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1 Cul-de-__
2 Swiss canton
3 Tilly or Ryan
4 Med. school subject
5 Go on a spree
6 Wildlife preserves
7 Perfect prose?
8 Longing
9 Spire holder
10 Military forces
11 Israeli seaport
12 Helpers: abbr.
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BOX OFFICE
World premiere production of two-hour, two-act family
drama, written by Nick Gandiello, appearing through March 8
at Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s Nancy L. Donahue Theatre,
50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell. The play contains adult content.
Performances:Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, 8 p.m.;
Sunday, 2,7 p.m. Tickets:$20-$60; senior, student, group, military
discounts.Visit www.mrt.org or call 978-654-4678.
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ported to link vaccinations with
autism. The study was highly
publicized and caused many
parents in Europe and the United States to re-think vaccinating their children, resulting in
scores and scores of children
not getting the usual childhood
vaccinations for diseases like
the measles, diphtheria and polio.
“That study has been completely debunked,” said Dr.
Lorky Libaridian, a pediatrician
at a Cambridge Health Alliance
(CHA) practice in Revere and
an instructor at Harvard Medical School. “There have been
tests after tests that have been
conducted and that have proven there is no link. That said,
there’s been an anti-vaccina-
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10 “Pequod” captain
14 Fight site
15 Mine entrance
16 Tabula __
17 Stogie or cheroot
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19 Perfume cloud
20 Evaded justice
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City of
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Request for
Proposals
Under the rules of M.G.L.
Chapter 149, Section
44A1/2 the Chief Procurement Officer of the
City of Everett hereby
requests sealed bids for:
Owners’ Project Manager
for the Cafeteria and
Kitchen Renovation and
Other Related Work at
the Parlin Elementary
School
Responses are due on
March 19, 2015, at 2:00
p m in the Purchasing
Department, 484 Broadway, Room 34, Everett,
MA 02149. The Request
for Proposals shall be
available in the Purchasing Department or by
emailing a request to
[email protected],
beginning immediately.
All responses must be
received in separate,
sealed envelopes, property marked “PRICE”
and “NON-PRICE”
proposals prior to the
deadline.
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The Awarding Authority
will consider only responsive proposals from
responsible OPM’s. A responsive proposal is one
that complies fully with
all Minimum Criteria and
all submission requirements as stated in the
Request for Proposals
(RFP). Any proposal that
does not comply with all
submission requirements
and all minimum criteria
will be rejected as
non-responsive.
An interview may be
conducted with any
proposer who is deemed
Highly Advantageous or
Advantageous during
the evaluation of the
proposals. The City of
Everett reserves the
right to reject any or
all proposals when it
deems it to be in the best
interest of the City.
Proposals will be
accepted publicly, in the
presence of one or more
witnesses at the time
stated below. The contents of proposals shall
remain confidential and
shall not be disclosed
to competing Proposers
until the completion of
the evaluation, or until
the maximum time for
acceptance, as stated
below. At the acceptance
of proposals, the Chief
Procurement Office
shall prepare a register
of proposals for public
inspection.
The City of Everett reserves the right to reject
any and all bids and
waive any informality if
it is deemed in the best
interests of t he City.
The Purchasing Agent
may also waive minor
informalities or allow the
proposer to correct them.
If it becomes necessary
to revise any part of this
RFP or otherwise provide
additional information,
an addendum will be
issued to all prospective
proposers who receive
copies of the original
request.
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in response to the RFP is
subject to all the contract
terms set forth and
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EHS BOYS BASKETBALL OVER LYNN ENGLISH 79-77 IN QUARTERFINALS
The Everett High Crimson Tide boys basketball team faced
Lynn English on Friday night, Feb. 27, in the Division 1 North
Quarterfinal. Everett came in looking to win two out of three
against Lynn for this season, and did so in a thrilling game that
came down to the wire – though Everett prevailed by a score
of 79-77. Everett was set to play St. John’s Prep in Beverly on
Tuesday night, after Independent deadlines, in the North Semifinal game.
PHOTOS BY JOE PREZIOSO
Everett’s Jonathan Casseus surveys the scene.
English’s Jeam Castillo and Everett’s Devontae Davis (1) fight for
the ball.
Coach John DiBiaso gives the team direction during a time out.
Everett’s Jordan McAfee goes for a rebound.
With seconds left, the Everett players on the sidelines watch
their teammates and wait for the victory.
EHS Roundup
0:01 separated EHS
hockey team from
tourney
When the Everett High
hockey team took to the
ice against Greater Boston
League rival Somerville last
Wednesday at Allied Veterans
Rink in the consolation game
of the Mulloy Tournament,
which also was the last game
of the season, the Everett skaters knew that they needed a tie
in order to finish with a .500
record and thereby qualify for
the post-season state tournament,
Everett had beaten Somerville, 1-0, in their meeting two
weeks earlier, and for 44:52
of the 45:00 minute contest
last Wednesday, the Crimson Tide appeared poised to
defeat the Highlanders once
again and punch their ticket
for a Journey to the Tourney.
The Everett squad had hustled
and fought for every puck and
had played nearly error-free
hockey to hold a 2-1 lead with
only eight ticks left on the
clock, with J.J. McLaughlin
and James Liberge scoring the
goals for the Crimson Tide.
However, Somerville, enjoying a 6-on-3 advantage, lit
the lamp with 0:08 to play to
notch the equalizer. Still, a tie
would be as good as a win for
the Crimson Tide, and with
the face-off coming at center
ice after the Somerville goal, a
trip to the tourney seemed all
but assured.
But that's when the Crimson Tide would learn the truth
of Yogi Berra’s famous sports
axiom, “It’s never over ’til it’s
over.”
With Somerville keeping
its goaltender on the bench to
maintain a 6-on-4 advantage,
the Highlanders won the faceoff and scored the winning
goal with just 0:01 remaining
to win the game and shatter
Everett’s post-season dreams.
“It was one of the craziest
games I’ve ever been a part
of,” said EHS head coach Jason Lawrence afterwards. “We
had given 100 percent all over
the ice for the entire game and
for all but eight seconds, all
of our hard work had paid off.
But in the end, Somerville got
the breaks and did what it had
to do to win the game.”
Despite the loss, Lawrence
said his team had much to be
proud of this season. “We had
a good season,” said the coach,
first division of the Merrimack
County/Dual League and is re- The Everett cheerleaders were on site to support their team.
garded as one of the top girls’
teams in the state (they recently were ranked 11th in Mass.
in the Boston Globe poll),
came into the tourney with a
17-3 record and was seeded
third in the D-1 North. The
Lady Crimson Tide, who put
together a four-game winning
2015 SOFTBALL TRYOUTS
streak in the latter quarter of
the season to qualify for the
Revere Youth Baseball and Softball League
tourney, were the 13th seed
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Lady Crimson Tide
in the D-1 North with a 12-8
mark.
fall in tourney to
Billerica subsequently has
Major League Softball
Sr. League Softball
Billerica
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The Everett High girls bas- semifinal after easily defeatSaturday, March 7th, 8-10AM
Saturday, March 7th, 8-10AM
ketball team fell by a score ing Revere, the Northeastern
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year and gave it their all every
week, which as a coach is all
that you can ask.”
Everett’s selections to the
GBL all-star team were expected to be announced last
night after the meeting of
league coaches.
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