Everett Independent

Parlin School Hosts a Successful Family Arts Night

The Parlin School recently held a Family Arts Night, where artworks by students from every grade were displayed for their families and classmates to enjoy. Teachers also displayed paintings and ceramics, while students and family members had opportunities to create their own drawings. Led by art teacher Laura Nash and PTO President Jennifer Costa-Rocco, the amazing illustrations transformed the entire auditorium.  It was an interactive and engaging event that showcased the many artistic talents of the students at the Parlin School.
Everett Independent

Everett Police Announce Passing of K-9 Warner

On March 10, 2015, Everett Chief of Police Steven A. Mazzie announced the passing of K-9 Warner, an explosive ordinance detection dog who served the City of Everett, the police department and many other surrounding communities for 9 years. K-9 Warner had retired from service in 2014 and spent his retirement at the home of his handler, Patrolman Eric Rizza and his family. Chief Steven Mazzie said, “Warner and Officer Rizza had been a great team and source of pride for our department. We are saddened that Warner had passed and didn’t get to enjoy more time in retirement. From the day he joined our department, he was fun to watch at work and made significant contributions to many cases ...
Everett Independent

Distracted to Death: Texting Law Hard to Enforce Despite Increasing Dangers

As the state’s texting and driving law hits its five-year anniversary, texting and driving – or phone distractions of any type – are a sight more common than ever on streets and highways. More often than not, at any busy intersection, one can observe driver after driver passing by with one eye on the road and the other eye on a cell phone. Meanwhile, local police departments report that the law on the books is virtually impossible to enforce, and if successfully enforced, requires heavy homework and records requests – all for a simple citation. Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes said he puts the problem of distracted driving on par with driving while intoxicated (OUI). He said those that text ...
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 ...
Boston Globe

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 ...
Boston Globe

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 ...
Boston Globe

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 ...
Boston Globe

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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