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LEADER HERALD NEWS GAZETTE January 4, 2018
State Ethics Commission Weighing Election Issue? By Joshua Resnek The State Ethics Commission neither confirmed nor denied that an investigation is under way regarding John Burley’s alleged solicitation of votes for his daughter, Amanda, who is running for an empty seat on the School Committee according to Ethics Commission Attorney David Giannotti.
That seat will be filled by a vote of the City Council and the School Committee who will meet in convention in the City Council chamber on Monday, January 8. Former School Committeewoman and Alderman Millie Cardello is also running for the seat. A controversy arose last week when it was See COMMITTEE, Page 4
Is the City Flush With Money or is it Broke?
By Joshua Resnek I am beginning to hear from a wide variety of city officials who claim to know what you folks out there in the city are going to be hearing sooner rather than later. What is it? The city is not flush with money. In fact, the city is nearly broke – despite the coming of the casino – and that the administration will be attempting what some are calling huge funding cuts in order to make up the shortfall. Mind you, no one has struck the panic button this early in the annual city hall funding game. But this is for certain, efforts
are now underway to identify millions of dollars of school spending that city hall insists must be cut in order to balance the budget. I’m like everyone else around here. I expect the city treasury to be brimming with cash because of the huge multi-million payments made by Wynn Boston Harbor Casino to the city. No way, I have been told by a number of city officials who wish to remain unnamed. The city is just about dead broke after years of spending sprees. However, no one in a position of responsibility can detail this
situation to me without first getting permission to speak with me. City officials in Everett can’t speak on the record unless the mayor’s media chief, Tom Philbin, is sitting by their side or has approved the parameters of the discussion. That’s right. The police chief can’t talk with me, nor the fire chief, nor the city solicitor, nor anyone in a position of leadership at city hall unless Philbin gives the OK. It probably gets worse than this but for the sake of this commentary, let’s keep it simple. Back to the funding situation. See FINANCES, Page 5
Worker Injured at Casino Work Site Leader Herald Staff A worker was injured Tuesday morning after falling down an elevator shaft at the Wynn Casino construction site in Everett according to casino officials who commented on the accident Tuesday morning. Casino officials said that the worker was just starting his shift when he fell down a shaft in the garage area around 7 a.m. The man was taken to Mass General Hospital with apparent non-life-threatening injuries, according to Everett fire officials. Fire officials said he was conscious and awake after the fall. He apparently suffered a lacerated bicep.
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The frigid temperatures have frozen the earth rock solid and made our lives that much harder during a winter cold wave that seems to have no end. The smoke stacks of Everett’s major energy suppliers located along the edge of the icy cold Mystic River poured out steam like active volcanoes near to noon Tuesday. It is the coldest week we can recall in the past ten years... and now snow is on the way.
Cold Wave Spikes Energy Use; Huge Bills on the Way By Joshua Resnek As if you didn’t know! The continuing cold wave covering the nation and affecting us in the Northeast appears to be intensifying rather than relenting and with it comes higher energy bills destined to haunt most Everett energy buyers heating their homes and apartments with gas and oil for many months to come. Throw out the monthly payment plan or fuel budget intended to keep all of us above the water to our energy suppliers because no monthly payment plan can make up for the spike in use of our heating systems, whether powered by natural gas or heating oil, due to this crushing and continuing cold wave. By the time this Herald Leader hits the stands, it will have been almost nine days of sustained below freezing cold, with the great majority of the days in the teens or below, and with at least a half dozen days in the single
digits or below zero! “In this kind of weather, your heating system never shuts off. Most homes have heating equipment designed to raise the interior temperature to 70 degrees when its zero. When its that cold, your burner just doesn’t shut off. It just keeps running,” said Paul Arsenault, a retired area oil distributor. “At these temperatures your consumption of fuel is about
double what it would be during a more temperate period of the winter,” he said. “It is really expensive. There is no way to conserve.” Oil is more expensive than natural gas and is right now retailing at $2.70-$2.85 a gallon. If you are using home heating oil right now during this cold wave and you live in a modestly sized apartment or home and you See WEATHER, Page 4
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January 4, 2018
City Council Holds Final Meeting of 2017
he Everett City Council held its final meeting of the 2017 legislative session on December 26, 2017. The meeting began with a presentation to outgoing Council President, Anthony DiPierro, led by Councilor John F. Hanlon and City Clerk Sergio Cornelio. Hanlon praised DiPierro for being â&#x20AC;&#x153;the youngest yet exceptionally effective Council Presidentâ&#x20AC;?. It is believed that DiPierro is the youngest City Council President in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. DiPierro thanked his colleagues on the City Council saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;although this has been one of the quickest years of my life itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also been the most rewarding.â&#x20AC;? Quoting his acceptance speech earlier in the year, he said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our work in city government is not about any one of us, but about the impact we can make when we work as a team to positively impact the lives of the people of Everettâ&#x20AC;? and went on to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;we all worked side by side and learned from each other, as we accomplished many things respectfully and productively.â&#x20AC;? Following the presentation, DiPierro along with Councilor McLaughlin, presented outgoing Councilor Cyntia Sarnie a citation in recognition of her service to the City of Everett.
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City Government Sworn In; Governor Baker Attends; Mayor Speaks for 42 Minutes By Joshua Resnek Mayor Carlo DeMaria spoke for 42 minutes, detailing his plans for the future of the city while concentrating on transportation, housing and addressing the opioid crisis before a crowd of about 300 Everett residents and dignitaries, which included Governor Charlie Baker. The traditional New Year inauguration was held in the Everett High Auditorium which was decorated nicely with white PHOTO BY JOSHUA RESNEK
Mayor Carlo DeMaria is surrounded by his wife and children as he is sworn in by City Clerk Sergio Cornelio.
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EDITORIALS City Solicitor Needs to Chime In On School Committee Vote
Last week it was revealed in two of the city’s weekly publications that city employee John Burley’s effort in behalf of his daughter who is running for a seat on the school committee may put him in a conflict of interest. The conflict of interest laws are broad and many are open to interpretation but in this case, the perception and the reality seem to intersect in a perfect storm of sorts. Mr. Burley, who works for the city and in particular for the city council, may have breached the fine line between advocating for his daughter and using his influence over colleagues to gain their votes for her a position which will enrich her. Even if the position was unpaid, the conflict of interest laws require Burley and all others in similar positions to refrain from soliciting for votes under the state’s nepotism laws. Before January 8, City Solicitor Colleen Mejia needs to show who her allegiance is to, the law or the law of the jungle - to speak out in behalf of what is clearly right in this important matter or to allow what appears to be a conflict of interest to go without comment. Who your friends are at city hall, even who the mayor is, should not stop City Solicitor Mejia from examining the situation and issuing a statement about it. If Mr. Burley is in conflict of interest, we need to know. If his solicitations are harmless and everyone agrees, including the Ethics Commission, then the vote should go on. By the same token, if Mr. Burley is allowed to solicit votes for his daughter while working for the city and from those he works for in particular then we’d like to know how he does so without being in a conflict of interest and how that vote would be allowed to go forward on January 8.
The death of Joseph Pace last week brings to an end a charmed life and a great business success. Who among us has not shopped at one of Mr. Pace’s signature shops during the past 30 years? Pace’s, as his places are known, represent themselves among the very best when it comes to Italian treats, steaks, cold cuts, sausages and everything together that makes eating such a great treat. Add to this that Mr. Pace was a class act, like his father before him, who always insisted in quality first. From a humble North End grocer to major marketer of fine foods, Joe Pace made his mark. We offer his family our condolences.
From Bad to Worse
This is the forecast for mid-week. The frigid cold continues and now there are reports, and rather credible ones, that a major snowstorm could visit us on Thursday. What to do? Our recommendation is for Everett residents to hunker down but not before filling your refrigerators and to set yourselves in front of your favorite flatscreen so you can transit from one show to the next in order to avoid looking outside. When you are thoroughly stuffed and bored, you put on your snow wear, pick-up your shovel, go outside and get to work. Thursday is looking like a storm day. Enjoy and have fun. The EVERETT LEADER HERALD & NEWS GAZETTE is published every Thursday throughout the year from 28 Church Street. Subscription Rate: By mail, one year $100.00; six months $50.00; single copy 25 cents. Everett Leader Herald & News Gazette assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements, but will repeat that portion of the advertisement in which the typographical error occurs. Advertisers must notify our advertising department immediately of any errors which may occur. Address mail communication and make checks payable to Everett Leader Publishing, Inc.
Clockwise from top: Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire, School Committee members Frank Parker, Joseph LaMonica, Thomas Abruzzese, Bernie D’Onofrio, David Ela, and Lester MacLaughlin, Assistant Superintendent Kevin Shaw, School Committee member Allen Panarese, and Assistant Superintendent Charles Obremski; School Committee Chairman Bernie D’Onofrio swears in Superintendent Foresteire during Monday’s School Committee meeting; School Committee Chairman Bernie D’Onofrio addresses his colleagues as Vice Chairman Lester MacLaughlin looks on; School Committee Chairman Bernie D’Onofrio, Vice Chairman Lester MacLaughlin, and Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire.
COMMITTEE, From Page 1 alleged and revealed that Burley, who works for the city and in fact serves the city council, had apparently been asking city counsel and school committee members for commitments for his daughter. The position pays $15,000 annually. There are restrictions and prohibitions against public employees performing duties for their relatives or siblings if the position they are seeking will affect them financially. In this instance, the commission’s term for this action is called nepotism.
The Ethics Commission also restricts public employees’ activities in behalf of their relatives and family members even if for unpaid positions as their decision making could be altered. Such scenarios are covered by the Ethics Commission’s conflict of interest statutes. Under the agency’s code of conduct public employees cannot use their paid positions to secure unwarranted benefits for themselves or others and this extends to political activity. In fact, paid public employees are
required to stay out of paid employee political activities. At the very least, public employees are required to inquire of the Ethics Commission whether or not what they are doing politically for a sibling is allowed or not allowed. In addition, concerns about Burley’s residency, which is alleged to be in Malden, would restrict his right to vote in Everett. However this is not an Ethics Commission responsibility, rather, it is the responsibility of the city’s Board of Registrar of Voters.
WEATHER, From Page 1 order 200 gallons for $538.00 you might get about 10-20 days out of the fill-up. Thermostats go down to 55 degrees. But at 55 degrees during a cold wave such as that we are now experiencing, your heating system remains on. “You’d still be using a lot of oil to keep it at 55 degrees,” Arsenault added. At 55 degrees, most residents would be
near to freezing. Wind accelerates cold air penetration of drafty windows and doors and adds to consumption woes being exacerbated by the treacherous temperatures we are experiencing. There is virtually no way out for consumers locked into burning oil or natural gas. Everett’s Mario’s Oil Company, Atlas
Glen-Mor, a large supplier to Everett residences, JJ Holmes and Sons of Everett, Boston Fuels of Everett, and Howie’s of Chelsea all reported being “straight out” with no heat calls, empty tank calls and malfunctioning burners and heating systems. According to the United States Weather Service, the cold wave will be lasting into the weekend and maybe beyond.
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OBITUARIES JOHN GARRON
FORGIONE, Albert L., â&#x20AC;&#x153;Juniorâ&#x20AC;? Of Lynnfield, formerly of Everett, on December 22nd. Beloved husband for 60 years to Patricia Forgione. Loving father of Steven Forgione and his wife Lynne of Lynnfield and Charlene Conway and her husband Michael of North Reading. Loving brother of Michael Forgione and Dolores Bellante. He is also survived by his 4 beloved grandchildren; Michael, Nicholas,
Simcha Cohen (Brenda Young) 78, passed away on December 19 at the Kaplan House in Danvers. Simcha was born in Brockton on May 8, 1939 one of two children of the late Charles and Constance (Brunda) Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly. She was born and raised in Brockton, Ma. She also resided in Whitman, West Yarmouth and Naples, Florida. In September, she returned home when illness took over to be with her daughter and family. During her life, she worked as a Registered Nurse and continued to carry her license until her passing. Simcha was a member of the first graduating class of Massosoit Community College School of Nursing. Not only did Simcha care for others in her nursing but also served as a traveling missionary sharing her testaments and passion for her Lord and Savior. She touched many lives with her prayers and
Purchasing Agent, Member of the Army National Guard Of Lynnfield, Formerly of Everett GARRON, John M. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackâ&#x20AC;? of Everett, entered into eternal rest unexpectedly on Christmas Day, December 25, 2017. He was 77 years old. Jack was born in Malden and lived in Everett for most of his life. He was retired from AVCO Research as a purchasing agent. Jack also served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for many years. Beloved husband of Ann M. (Frontero) for over 56 years. Dear and devoted father of Lisa McGovern of Melrose, Lynn Saropoulos and her husband, James of Wakefield and John M. Garron, Jr. and his wife, Lauren of Winthrop. Brother of Richard Garron of Windham, NH, Robert Garron of Danvers, Donald
Garron of Malden, and Irene Raymond of ME and the late William, James and Paul Garron. Loving grandfather of Sophia and Jamie Lynn Saropoulos, Sean, Brandon and Haley McGovern and John Matthew Garron III, and Marli Ann Garron. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) EVERETT. A funeral Mass was held in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, followed by Interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.
School Bus Driver, Originally from Everett My Dad, Richard ( D i c k ) W. P l o s s o f Roslindale, passed away peacefully in his own home on December 23, 2017, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was 74. Originally from Everett, Dick moved to Mission Hill while still a young boy. He attended St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grammar School and English High School. A proud blue-collar man, Dick loved baseball, candlepin bowling, fishing, playing cribbage, watching the NFL, meeting with friends at American Legion Post 327, a cold Schlitz and Lucky Strikes. He married and raised a family in Mission Hill, where he coached Little League Baseball in the spring and summer, and candlepin bowling in the fall and winter. A hard worker and always on time, Dick held your typical blue-collar jobs, truck driver, cab driver and bartender, before landing a job as a Boston School bus driver for over 35 years, retiring when he was 68. He was the father of four children, James Ploss, Dianna Ploss, Richard Ploss, Jr., and Andrea Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien. Proud
grandfather of six grandchildren, Vanessa Carey, Alexa Ploss, Kara Ploss, Robert Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, Jr., Nathaniel Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien and Emma Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien. Caring brother to Cheryl Mayo, Margaret (Peggy) Flaherty, Patricia Gerstel and Alfred LaPrise. Loyal friend to Joni Nelson, John Cheevers, Bud and many others. He and his friend, Lucy, played countless hours of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Words with Friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, sometimes playing 20 games with her at a time. Dick was a quiet man who excelled at crossword puzzles, cribbage and humorous quips. His favorite meal consisted of a liverwurst and cheese sandwich, potato salad and coleslaw and a cold glass of milk or Pepsi. Caring man to many feline friends who passed before he did: Cuddles, Baubles, Momma & Pidge. Trouble passed on December 24, 2017. Lexus and JoJo will no doubt miss him dearly. Services were held on Wednesday and Thursday, December 27 and 28. For more information, visit www.gfdoherty. com/Obituaries.
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Matthew, and Jake and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., EVERETT. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For more information, please call 1-877-71-ROCCO or www. roccofuneralhomes.com.
Watchmaker, World War II Veteran William LeVangie 90, passed away on December 19th at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. William was born in Lynn on April 17, 1927. He was the son of the late William and Jeannie (Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil) LeVangie. William grew up in Everett and he was a life-long Everett Resident until illness and he moved to the Leonard Florence Center in Chelsea.
Before his retirement, William was a skilled watchmaker and he worked in the Jewelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building in Downtown Boston. He also served his country during World War II in the Army in the CO F 32nd Engineer Regt. Services were private. Arrangements by the Murphy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara Funeral Home 519 Broadway Everett, MA 02176.
Laborer, Malden Catholic Graduate Stephen C. Finlay 34 passed away on December 23. Stephen was born in Melrose on February 18, 1983 one of two sons of Allan and the late Jane (Fraser) Finlay of Melrose. Stephen grew up in Melrose. He graduated from Malden Catholic High School. Stephen worked as a laborer in the construction industry. He was the brother of Andrew of Melrose and he is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday in the Immaculate Conception Church with Reverend Farrell officiating. A period of visitation was held on Thursday Morning from the Murphy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara Funeral Home. Interment was held in Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Please make donations in Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to Malden Catholic High Scholarship Fund 99 Crystal St. Malden, MA 02148
May 2, 1941 - December 9, 2017 Charlie wanted people to know that he died surrounded by loving family and friends in his bucolic estate in Syracuse NY. We will gather to remember him with stories and laughter. Saturday January 6th from 4:00 -8:00 PM Saugus/ Everett Elks 401 Main St. Saugus, MA . He was the son of the late Charles J. Crafts and Eleanor Crafts. He will be missed but carried in our hearts as long as we live, by family
,friends, (Wife) Rose Viviano (Siblings) Robert Crafts, the late Richard Crafts, Patricia Crafts , Michael Crafts, Jackie Crafts (Children) Charlene Costello, Charles A. Crafts Carmen VivianoCrafts and (Grandchildren) James McDonald, Meghan Costello and Ruby White. In lieu of flowers Charlie who loved Art Rage would appreciate donations to the gallery Art Rage, 505 Hawley Ave. Syracuse, NY 13203
schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sporting programs will now become paid. This folks, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t how it is supposed to be â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and if you think it is how its supposed to be, well, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk with Tom Philbin about it because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only saying what he is allowed to say and doing what he is allowed to do. The harsh reality is this: talks are apparently already underway between the mayor and the superintendent of schools about the upcoming budgets. The mayor is allegedly telling the superintendent that millions must be cut from the school department budget. The superintendent has allegedly answered that this cannot be allowed to happen without dismantling what is best about the public schools. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know any of this for sure because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to ask Philbin for permission to talk
with the mayor. To date, I have not spoken with the superintendent about what the mayor allegedly has in the works for the school department. Maybe I should do this sooner rather than later. It is impossible to imagine the city being nearly broke with all the development and the casino coming in 2019. Perhaps the mayor should take a closer look at bloated city hall spending with no show jobs for city hall employees who vote here but who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live here, jobs on top of jobs that are not needed, and favors allegedly made to friends in return for their loyalty and support. Is the city broke? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to have to ask the mayor, but first I need to get Tom Philbinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permission.
passages. She possessed a great love of her church and her greatest love was her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the occasional football game with her son in law. She was married to the late Donald Young of Whitman and the late Robert Cohen of Brockton. She was the loving mother of Charlene M. Reno and her husband Willian F. Reno of Medford and Robert Young and his wife Alice McCarthy of Burlington. She was the grandmother of the late Kristen Jenness, Amanda and her husband Jeff Irr, Alicia Jenness, Amanda Reno, Matthew, Patrick, and Timothy Young. She also had 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Saturday December 23 with visitation at the Murphy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara Funeral Home 519 Broadway Everett. Interment was private.
Of Peabody, Formerly of Everett GOREHAM, Robert E. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sonnyâ&#x20AC;? of Everett, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on December 28, 2017. Beloved husband of Lillian (Stowers) Goreham. Devoted father of Robert E. Goreham Jr and wife Linda, Mary Goreham and husband Brian Brandano, Joseph Goreham and wife Kathleen, John Goreham, Kathleen Goreham and husband Kevin Murphy. Cherished grandfather of Heather, Joseph Taylor, Jonathan, Michael, Aiden, Molly and Declan. Dear brother in law of William H. Stowers. Relatives
and friends are invited to attend a Funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett on Wednesday, Jan 3rd at 9am. Followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden at 10am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Community Servings, 18 Marbury Terr, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or All Care Hospice 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online directions and guestbook visit: www.jfwardfuneralhome.com. The funeral home is handicap accessible.
FINANCES, From Page 1 I have heard that the coming year and budget could mark the end of Everett public school children not having to pay fees to play sports. In a city like ours, the imposition of fees to play sports would be a travesty considering the level of poverty and financial need that exists among many families living here who send their children to the public schools. Everett is many things about achieving opportunities in sports but it is not Marblehead or Swampscott where kids playing all sports in those communities must come up with $300-$600 to play varsity sports or any sports at all levels. The travesty becomes all the more real and perplexing when we can all see from many vantage points the Wynn hotel rising higher toward the sky and
sensing this is all about a great coming success only to learn that with the casino we may lose free sports for our public school children. Wanting to cut out school spending designed to give many of those who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a chance the chance to succeed on sport playing fields, or with musical instruments, or with the many skills they get going to Everettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schools, is an obscenity when we consider Mr. Wynn is spending $2.1 billion to come here to make hundreds of millions of dollars. All of us have bought into the belief hook, line and sinker, that the Everett city treasury will be awash in money once the casino opens only to be told that even with an open casino the public schools are facing massive cuts of teachers, facilities, programs of all kinds and that the brilliant shining star of them all â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the high
14th Annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast Set for January 15 Zion Church Ministries will be hosting its 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast. The Breakfast Program will be held at the Edward G. Connolly Center, located at 90 Chelsea Street, Monday, January 15, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. One of our highlights of this event will be an appearance of the Everett High School Choral Group, along with the Zion Sanctuary Choir, and several soloists.
Tickets are available for $20 per individual, and $150 per table of 10 and can be obtained at Zion Church Ministries. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship fund. This fund awards scholarships to collegebound students based on three areas of distinction: community service, religious involvement and academic performance. For more information, call 617-389-8357.
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By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Bernard Evans, Jr. aka Bernard C. Evans and Marilyn A. Evans to James B. Nutter & Company, dated January 15, 2009 and recorded with the Middlesex County (Southern District) Registry of Deeds at Book 52105, Page 300 ; of which Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing same will be sold at Public Auction at 12:00 PM on January 25, 2018 at 207-209 Vine Street, Everett, MA, all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage, to wit: The land in Everett in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with the buildings thereon, being shown as Lot numbered 69 on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plan of Building Lots of the Nichols Farm Associates, by A. F. and N. N. Sargent, Surveyors, dated April 1882â&#x20AC;? recorded with Middlesex South District Deeds in Book of Plans 38, Plan 12, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point on the Easterly side of Vine Street
and 150 feet northerly form the junction of Union and Vine Streets, thence turning and running SOUTHEASTERLY along the line between Lots 69 and 70 as shown on said plan, 115 feet; Thence turning and running NORTHEASTERLY by Lot 112 as shown on said plan, 50 feet; thence turning and running NORTHWESTERLY by Lot 68 as shown on said plan, 115 feet to Vine Street; thence turning and running SOUTHWESTERLY along said Vine Street, 50 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 5750 square feet of land according to said plan. Said premises being known and numbered 207-209 Vine Street in the present numbering of said Street. For my title see Book 21145 Page 432
delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check or other check satisfactory to Mortgageeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of
the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgageeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. TIME WILL BE OF THE ESSENCE. Other terms if any, to be
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The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, liens, attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees and costs pursuant to M.G.L.Ch.183A, unpaid taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of tenants and parties in possession. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check, bank treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check or money order will be required to be
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Every Thursday, the Everett LeaderHerald, along with the Parlin Memorial Library, will post a “Mystery Photo of the Week”. Each week we will show a photo from Everett’s past featuring Everett residents from several decades ago. Readers are encouraged to identify the people in the photo. If you know who is in this picture, call Mark Parisi at the Parlin Library, at 617-394-2305, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS WEEK’S PHOTO
This week we show a crowded Everett Square on July 4, 1951. The man in the white shirt is long time Everett resident Ed Ricci. Everyone else in the picture has been lost to history. You can help change that by identifying who else is there.
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Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced Friday that the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will host three nights of a women’s basic self-defense course beginning January 8. The class is free and open to any woman age 16 or over who is living or working in Middlesex County. “These classes are an opportunity for women to learn basic self-defense techniques and to build confidence in addressing potentially dangerous situations that can occur anywhere,” said Sheriff
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January 4, 2018
Boys Basketball Team Goes Fourth
Team Wins Four Straight Before Setback to Brighton By Lorenzo Recupero
Five games into the year the Crimson Tide are already on pace to maintain a winning record throughout, reeling off four consecutive wins to tip-off the
season. The Tide’s winning ways, should they continue, would land them a playoff spot once again.w Yet for all the good in the team’s four-game win streak, including averaging over 80 points per game (Ghared Boyce leading the way with 29-plus scored per matchup), the need for improvement poked its head in the team’s sole loss, a 76-71 defeat to Brighton during the BABC Classic
Tournament December 29. That loss highlighted a need for improved rebounding, especially in the late stages of the game. An area coach John DiBiaso knows is too important to overlook, if the squad hopes to reach and get over the postseason hump in his final season at the helm. “[In the loss to Brighton] we didn’t play well in the fourth quarter and that’s why we lost,” said DiBiaso, who conceded his team excelled in other
facets of the game, shooting over 48% total from the field in the loss. “We didn’t rebound well and in the fourth quarter we didn’t play our best so it hurt us,” said DiBiaso, who watched his guys fall under their average rebounding numbers going into the game. The team averages 36 per game but only hauled in 26 in the team’s loss. The team’s leading rebounder, senior Isaiah Likely, who averages 7.8 per game, led the team in the loss with 13
rebounds. Caleb Jacobs finished second with four total. “The guys have been playing well until our last game, but hopefully we will rebound better and bounce back on Friday night. It’s important when we return that we play together as a team,” said DiBiaso, who will swing the Crimson (4-1) back into action on Friday, January 5, the team’s first home game of the season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7PM.
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Kiana Wilkerson (11).
Above: Jacquelin Emmanuel. Below: Kiana Wilkerson.
Head coach Tammy Turner huddles with her team during the Crimson Tide’s non-league game vs. Methuen on Dec. 28.