• Everett,  March 23 2018

    DeMaria Administration holds healthy food discussion

    On Monday, March 19, the DeMaria Administration, in partnership with Everett Community Growers, Mass in Motion and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, met to assess the local food system through the Everett Community Food Assessment and Action Plan. The goal of the project is to develop a food system plan for the city that is guided by Everett residents and advances equity and public health. At the event City representatives, community members and food system stakeholders assessed both assets and issues. Community members spoke of farm-to-school programs to support Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s vision of ensuring that all residents are made aware of the availability of healthy, fresh, locally grown produce…

  • Everett,  March 16 2018

    Mayor calls for final transfer to end School Department budget woes

    By Brendan Clogston   The mayor has asked to City Council to make one last transfer – this time for $500,000 – from the city’s stabilization fund to the School Department, allowing extracurricular activities to go on, preventing layoffs and providing what officials believe to be the last remedy required for the fiscal year’s months-long school budget crisis. “This transfer will allow all ongoing and upcoming extracurricular activities to proceed through the end of the current school year, including but not limited to the planned high school marching band trip to Washington, D.C.,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria in a message to the council. “This funding will also allow all school…

  • Everett,  February 16 2018

    There’s no peace in the valley, yet

    Mayor, Supt. continue battle over school-funding shortfall, council votes for $5M appropriation, Supt. wants schools fully funded and no layoffs By Brendan Clogston   Teachers, students speak out against layoffs The announcement that the budget shortfall would lead to 110 layoffs, including 58 teachers and 18 paraprofessionals, sent shockwaves through the school district. Students and teachers have been picketing in the streets, urging the city and schools to find a solution to prevent the layoffs. These activists took City Hall by storm Monday night, filling the City Council Chambers to capacity and filling the streets outside Broadway. Twenty people delivered testimony to the City Council on Monday, all in support…

  • Everett,  February 9 2018

    Commentary:  Everett’s Lucky to Have Mayor DeMaria

    There was a great turnout on Tuesday at the weekly Everett Kiwanis luncheon at Everett High School’s Crimson Cafe where guest speaker, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, addressed the membership of the current state of affairs in Everett including Wynn Resort, the potential teachers’ layoffs, and the city future in general. Also present were the student officers of Everett High School who obviously had a lot on their mind and were hoping to get a word in with the mayor. Addressing the Wynn Casino, DeMaria stated that all was well despite the ongoing news of the company’s owner, Steve Wynn and said the resort would be completed and open on time. With…

  • Everett,  February 2 2018

    DeMaria administration continues to implement Safe Routes to School

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria, during his Inaugural Address, highlighted that as part of a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant the City of Everett has installed and implemented various traffic-calming measures throughout the community. Massachusetts SRTS is a federally funded initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). SRTS has worked with the DeMaria administration to increase biking and walking among elementary and middle school students in Everett. He announced that an entrance corridor along the Northern Strand Community Trail to the Madeline English School was recently completed. The path was upgraded to include a completed ramp to the school, giving children a safe, walkable route. In addition, Mayor DeMaria emphasized…

  • Everett,  February 2 2018

    OP-ED: Mayor DeMaria backs St. Therese proposal

    By Mayor Carlo DeMaria On Monday, the Zoning Board of Appeals will consider a proposal to build 77 affordable senior rental apartments, as well as six townhouses for sale to families, at the site of the St. Therese church on Broadway. I fully support this proposal because I believe that we must remain an inclusive city for residents of all income levels, and I am particularly concerned about our seniors. I hear from our seniors almost every day, asking for assistance in finding housing or expressing concerns about rising rental costs. I am so proud of our community; we are tight-knit, hardworking, and we care about our neighbors. We are…

  • Everett,  January 5, 2018

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s 2018 Inaugural Address

    [Editor’s Note: The Mayor’s 2018 Inaugural Address, delivered in the EHS Auditorium on Tuesday, January 2, is printed below in its entirety] Good Evening and Thank You Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Clergy, Family, Friends, and invited guests. Thank you for being here tonight. I want to start off by recognizing our special guest Governor Charlie Baker, who I am honored to have here with us tonight. Governor- we are fortunate to have you, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and each of your cabinet secretaries, as true partners in progress as we work to move our city forward. The hard work of you and your administration, your interest in what…

  • Everett,  January 5, 2018

    A New Year’s Vision

    Mayor lays out 2018 agenda in Inaugural Address By The Advocate   As Wynn Boston Harbor towers higher by the day, and scores of new development appear throughout the city, the work of 2018 will be to ensure that “Everett remains a diverse and welcoming city,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria in his inaugural address in the EHS auditorium Tuesday night. The ceremony also saw the swearing-in of Richard Dell Isola, John Hanlon, Michael Marchese, Wayne Matewsky, Peter Napolitano, Fred Capone, Stephen Simonelli, Anthony DiPierro, John Leo McKinnon, Rosa DiFlorio, and Michael McLaughlin as the 2018/2019 city council, of Beradino D’Onofrio, Robert Carreiro, Richard Baniewicz, Lester MacLaughlin, and Allen Panarese, Joseph…

  • December 8, 2017,  Everett

    Mayor interviewed about bus lane by Fox 25 Boston

    Pilot program has become national model    On Monday, December 4, Mayor Carlo DeMaria was interviewed by Fox 25 Boston on Everett’s bus lane. In early December 2016, the City of Everett launched a bus-only-lane pilot program on Broadway, which has become permanent and a national model for other communities. Mayor DeMaria and his administration established this time-saving bus lane to allow buses to make additional trips in order to reduce the frequent overcrowding that occurs on these routes. While similar bus lanes exist in other parts of the MBTA bus system, the Broadway example is the first one outside Boston. Mayor DeMaria stated, “I was happy to speak with…