Everett Independent

Vote No on 3

Dear Neighbors, In two weeks Massachusetts will take to the polls for the 2014 State Election. As always, it is important for us, as citizens, to exercise our right to vote. However, this November 4th it is especially important. As many of your already know, one of the ballot questions, Question 3, involves the historic legislation that allows expanded gaming in Massachusetts and will eventually make Wynn Everett a reality. The Question asks whether or not voters across the Commonwealth want to repeal the current law that was passed in 2010. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that residents of Everett unite together and Vote NO on Question 3, so that we can continue on with the Wynn Everett development ...
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Pope John XXIII Canonized

Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrated the canonization of Pope John XXIII on Oct. 14 at Pope John XXIII High School. Students, teachers, and family honored the special day with a Mass in honor of Pope Saint John’s exceptional virtue and dedication to proclaiming the Gospel. “He was a man of great holiness. He was anxious to reach out to people of different faiths,” said Cardinal O’Malley. “He made an extraordinary contribution and huge impact to the church.” Pope Saint John was born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli in Italy in Nov. 1881 to a humble family with 12 siblings. He was a courageous man who was dedicated to peace. Pope Saint John helped save the lives of many Jews fleeing the Holocaust during ...
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Sports 10-22-2014

Nick Orekoya scored four TDs as Everett rolls past Somerville By Cary Shuman Nick Orekoya has been a welcomed addition to the Everett High School football program this season. The 5-foot-11 senior has made his presence felt in the offensive and defensive backfields. Last Friday night at Everett Memorial Stadium it was Orekoya, the elusive and powerful running back, who led the way for Everett in a 44-12 victory over Somerville. Orekoya scored four touchdowns in the first half as Everett raced to a 30-6 advantage at the break. He started his 24-point burst with a 71-yard TD run and later added two more scores on the ground. Orekoya also caught a 36-yard TD pass from quarterback Alex Diaz, who ...
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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 ...
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Report: Vietnam Veteran Killed in Revere Fire

Heavy smoke complicated firefighting efforts.
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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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