• January 5, 2018,  Malden

    2018 Inaugural Exercises

    City celebrates a new council and school committee By Barbara Taormina   Malden began the New Year with an inaugural ceremony that had pomp, color and even a little news. Newly elected and reelected members of the City Council and School Committee were sworn in, members of the city’s religious community offered inspiring invocations and student performances provided some excitement and style. And during the ceremony, At Large   Councillor Debbie DeMaria was elected to serve as the council president for 2018 while members of the School Committee chose Leonard Iovino to serve another term as vice chairman of that board. Mayor Gary Christenson set the tone for the New Year…

  • 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 29, 2017,  Malden

    2017 Words to remember

    2017 Words to remember There’s always plenty of talk going on in Malden. The following quotes are a small sampling of some of the opinions and observations offered on city issues, events and places over the past year. “They are worldly kids. They went through a lot and they have a sense that they got through it together. “ -Malden High School Principal Ted Lombardi on the Class of 2017 Gary Christenson Mayor— “Malden is a strong, vibrant city and is moving in the right direction.” -From Mayor Gary Christenson’s 2017 State of the City address     “We’re spending money as fast as it comes in … Taxpayers are…

  • December 8, 2017,  Malden

    Young Malden resident donates funds to help students

    Mayor Gary Christenson was on hand as the Salemwood School accepted a generous donation from Cohen Baclawski, a very special three-year-old Malden resident who attends My Little Best Friends Early Learning Center in Malden. Cohen has a strong passion for recycling. For the past year with the help of his parents he has been saving the money from his recycling efforts for something special. When asked by his mother, Tasha, what he wanted to do with the money, he stated, “I want to help children.” Together, Cohen and his family decided to donate the money he raised to the Salemwood School to help with the lunch program. The City of…

  • December 8, 2017,  Malden

    New Donut Villa Diner owners celebrate Grand Re-Opening

    Mayor Gary Christenson and State Representative Steve Ultrino congratulated the new owner of Donut Villa Diner, Erin Bashllari, at a recent ribbon-cutting. For more than 40 years, Donut Villa, which is located at 1 Highland Ave., has perfected the warm, melt-in-your-mouth, homemade donut. Bashllari, who with his family has operated diners for nearly 50 years, will be keeping the delicious traditions of previous owner John Stefanides as well as beginning some of his own. The family-style restaurant has been completely renovated and employs a staff of six, including family members. The new and improved menu includes Authentic Belgium Waffles and homemade New York-style bagels, hearty hash from scratch, and everything…

  • 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…

  • December 8, 2017,  Everett

    Mayor visits Jalapeno’s Restaurant

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently had the pleasure of congratulating Oscar Lemus on opening Jalapeno’s, a Salvadoran- and Mexican-style restaurant at 882 Broadway. Mayor DeMaria stated, “I was happy to welcome Oscar to the City of Everett. Make sure to visit and try one of the items from an extensive and flavorful menu. On behalf of the City of Everett, we send our very best wishes for continued success!”

  • December 8, 2017,  Everett

    Mayor welcomes new brewing company to Everett

    On Thursday, November 30, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and First Lady Stacy DeMaria – along with City Councillors Michael McLaughlin and Wayne Matewsky, Chamber President David LaRovere and city employees – welcomed Down The Road Beer Company and its founder and head brewer, Donovan Bailey, to Everett. This new Everett business, which is located at 199 Ashland St., joins Bone Up Brewing Company, Night Shift Brewing and Short Path Distillery as an alcoholic beverage producer in town. Helmed by veteran brewer Donovan Bailey, DTR Beer Co. is one of the fastest-growing breweries in the Greater Boston area. DTR recently finished construction on a state-of-the-art brewhouse and 300-person taproom, just blocks from…