• Everett,  January 11 2019

    Two to be arraigned in connection with Everett fire that injured two firefighters

    Muddasir Bari, 63, and Nargis Bhatti, 55, both of Everett, were arraigned on Tuesday in Malden District Court in connection with allegations that they violated building codes as landlords of the multifamily dwelling located at 15 Morris St. in Everett that was the location of a three-alarm fire on July 13, 2018. In an attempt to contain the fire and rescue an occupant, two Everett firefighters were seriously injured. “Firefighters put themselves at risk whenever they respond to a fire, and that is why there are laws in place to minimize risk to first responders and to the public. In this case, through their alleged violation of the building codes,…

  • Everett,  November 16 2018

    Everett Fire Department promotes two

    The Everett Fire Department made two promotions at Monday night’s city Council meeting: Lieutenant Ronald Simonelli was promoted to the rank of Captain and firefighter Scott Dalrymple was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Dalrymple was seriously in July while running into a fire on Morris Street to rescue a woman trapped on the second floor.

  • August 3 2018,  Everett

    First woman in Everett Fire Dept. dies from cancer

    By The Advocate  After a year-long battle with cancer, Everett’s first and only active-duty female firefighter passed away Wednesday. Susan Pipitone, 56, of Haverhill, joined the Everett Fire Department on May 26, 1993, the first woman to ever do so. For 12 years, Pipitone drove Engine 1, often riding with current Fire Chief and then-Captain Anthony Carli. “It was a sad loss for the department,” said Carli of her passing. “Not only was she our first female fighter, she was a great member of the department and a great person. She brought a lot to the department.” Mayor Carlo DeMaria offered his condolences this week, calling Pipitone “a valued and…

  • Everett,  July 20 2018

    City steps up fire safety inspections after Morris Street fire

    By Brendan Clogston   In the wake of last Friday’s dangerous Morris Street fire, the City of Everett is stepping up safety inspections citywide, preparing for a street-by-street review of fire safety and warning systems in every home in the city. Members of the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) are eager to begin a process which they believe could save lives in the city, especially given that such an inspection likely saved some in last week’s fire. According to the city’s Assistant City Solicitor and head of ISD’s Problem Properties Team Keith Slattery, when the city was called in to inspect 15 Morris St. this March, there were no smoke…