Everett Independent

Community Gathers in Square for Annual Tree Lighting

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, along with the Everett Chamber of Commerce, welcomed hundreds of residents and community members to the City’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Downtown Open House this past Friday night. The evening began with Santa Claus arriving on an Everett Fire Truck.  Residents were then entertained with traditional Christmas carols by local area groups, such as the Girl Scouts and Everett High School PopVox Choir, as well as holiday performances by Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Victorian Carolers, the cast of Frozen, and the Conductor from the Polar Express. New this year, attendees also enjoyed a Winter Wonderland area that included sleigh rides on a real horse and carriage through the square, ice skating, making their own Christmas ...
Everett Independent

E-Cigarettes Sales Restricted in Everett

On September 22, 2014, the Everett Board of Health voted to amend their current regulation entitled “Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products”.  The regulation now contains an expanded definition of tobacco products that include products containing tobacco or nicotine and products, regardless of nicotine content, that rely on vaporization such as e-cigarettes or vapor pens. The regulation will go into effect on December 1, 2014 and will have a direct impact on Tobacco Retailers.  For a copy of these regulations, please call the Everett Health Department Board at 617-394-2255.
Everett Independent

Council Passes Mayor’s Snow- Shoveling Ordinance

The item regarding the new snow-shoveling ordinance proposed by Mayor DeMaria was passed by the City Council at last Monday’s meeting.  Mayor DeMaria and the City Council have worked together and have accepted a two-year trial ordinance that would call for mandatory snow removal by residents on abutting sidewalks in the interest of public safety. “We have always battled the ongoing issue of snow removal on sidewalks around private properties.  Not removing the snow can cause a very real danger to pedestrians, especially the elderly and children walking to school,” states Mayor DeMaria, “The City Council and I agree that we must work collaboratively, address the issue, and come up with a fair and practical snow shoveling ordinance for the ...
Boston Globe

Obituary: Ann Marie Amaru

AMARU, Ann Marie (Gomez) At 55 years, in Epping & Atkinson, NH, formerly of Everett, following a long battle with metastatic cancer, August 9. Beloved wife of 30 years to Steven Amaru. Beloved mother of Kara Amaru & proud grandmother of Stevie Amaru all of Atkinson, NH. Cherished daughter of Emma (Saponaro) Gomez of Epping, NH & the late Raymond Gomez, Sr. Devoted sister of Raymond Gomez Jr, Bobbie Botticelli, Richard A. Gomez, Regina E. Gomez, all of Reading & William N. Gomez of Epping, NH. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, her mother in law, Esther Amaru of Reading, her sister in law, Mary Kasper of Easthampton, MA, & her brother in law, Walter Amaru of Taunton. Family ...
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Obituary: Peter J. Sciascia

SCIASCIA, Peter J. Of Everett on August 9. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (Accardi). Loving father of Annmarie DiGiovanni and her companion Peter Varone, Tina Magee and Judy McAdam and her companion Frederick Boudeau. He is survived by his seven beloved grandchildren Jarrod and his wife Jeannette, Jillian, Melanie, Michelle and her husband Bill, Jennifer, Vincent and Jessica and 10 beloved great-grandchildren: Jarrod Jr., Taylor, Lilly, Isabella, Taylor, Colagero, Michael, Victoria, Ashley and Emily. Peter was the brother of the late Tony Sciascia. Funeral from Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., EVERETT, on Wednesday, August 13th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly ...
Boston Globe

Report: Vietnam Veteran Killed in Revere Fire

Heavy smoke complicated firefighting efforts.
Boston Globe

Obituary: Rocco Leo

LEO, Rocco Of Everett died in Siano, Italy on August 3. Beloved husband of the late Carmela (DeNardo). Beloved father of Angelo Leo and his wife Andrea of FL and Vincent Leo and his wife Mileidi of Winchester. He is also survived by his former daughter-in-law Susanne Leo. Beloved son of the late Angelo and Rosa Leo. Brother of Ida and Italo of the U.S. and Nunziante, Giuseppina, Maria and Anna all from Italy. He is survived by his 8 loving grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., EVERETT, on Thurs., August 14 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church in Everett at 10 ...
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Obituary: Joanne Kinnally

KINNALLY, Joanne (Mesojed) Of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, August 7th. Devoted wife of James M. Kinnally. Beloved mother of Kara Kinnally of Medford and Kristin Kinnally of Bedford. Cherished grandmother of Patrick and Megan Hanlon both of Medford. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, CHELSEA, on Monday, August 11th at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, at 10 o'clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home on Sunday from 4-7 PM. Committal Service private. Expressions of sympathy in Joanne's name may be made to Caring for a Cure, Lunder 10 Nursing Fund, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114 ...
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Obituary: Walter J. Erickson

Erickson, Walter J. Of Malden, formerly of Everett, Aug. 5. Beloved husband of Theresa D. (Perusse) for over 66 years. Dear and devoted father of Leslie M. Warren and her late husband, Elmer "Al" of Everett, Mary B. Antonangeli and her husband, James of Malden and the late Joseph E. Erickson. Brother of John Erickson of FL and Mary Brodie of Everett. Also surviving are 6 loving grandchildren and 4 loving great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Walter's visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) EVERETT, Friday, Aug. 8 from 4-7 p.m. His funeral will be from the funeral home on Saturday at 8 a.m. followed by a ...
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Obituary: Robert M. Colasanti

COLASANTI, Robert M. Of Everett on August 5. Beloved husband of Geraldine (Antonellis). Loving father of AnnMarie Colasanti Weisman & her husband Mitchell of Andover, Roberta Colasanti of Marlboro, David Colasanti & his husband Edward Kelly of Chelsea, & the late Robert G. Colasanti. Beloved son of the late Aurelio & Helen Colasanti. Brother of the late Hilda & John Colasanti. He is survived by his 6 beloved grandchildren Jaclyn, Adam, Sophia, Nicholas, David & Gabrielle. He is also survived by 1 loving great granddaughter Gianna & many loving nieces & nephews. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., EVERETT, on Friday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett, ...
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