John Foresteire

Longtime Educator
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FORESTEIRE, John J. of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose and Everett, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, after being in failing health. He was 79 years old.

John was born in Boston and resided in Everett before moving to Melrose for more than 27 years and settling in Stoneham these last 2 years. Beloved husband of Angela (Guiffrida) for over 49 years. Dear and devoted father of Theresa Robinson and her husband, Jason of Wake eld. Loving brother of Richard Foresteire and his late wife, Jeanne of Melrose, Frederick F. Foresteire and his wife, Dorothy of Everett and the late Eileen Goepner and her late husband, Rudy.

Loving brother-in-law of Maria and George Kretas of Wake eld and the late Joseph Guiffrida. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) EVERETT. Interment Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

John was retired from the Everett Public Schools starting his career as a teacher and finishing his time in service as the Director of Title One for a combined total of over 40 years. He was a member of the Saugus-Everett Lodge of Elks, #642, the Knights of Columbus, the Eastside AA and the YMCA and he also served with the Massachusetts Army National Guard.


C. Robert Churchill

Worked For the Boston Gas Company
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C. Robert “Bob” Churchill passed away Wednesday morning, May 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was 86 years of age.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he is the son of the late Samuel and Ethel Mae (Garland) Churchill. Bob attended Chelsea public schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1950.

After high school Bob began working for the former Boston Gas Company as a burner service technician. The company later became National Grid, where Bob became a service training instructor.

He dedicated 39 years of service before retiring in 1991. Bob was a late Veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He enlisted on December 3, 1947 and he ended his service as a Sgt. E5. Bob was honorably discharged on December 2, 1957.

Bob and his wife lived in Everett for most of their lives, but later moved to Peabody. He was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church in Chelsea, where as a teenager he met his wife, Winifred D. (King). They were married 65 years before her passing in December of 2017. Bob was a late member of the Robert Lash Lodge A.F. & A.M. , formerly in Chelsea and the Star of Bethlehem Lodge, A.F. & A.M. in Wake eld. As an avid golfer, Bob enjoyed his retirement on the fairway. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.

Devoted mother of Nancy Ellen DiMinico and her husband Chris, Janet ElizabethHerbert and her ancé John Vitale, all of Chelmsford. Dear brother of Lloyd Churchill, Donald Churchill and his wife Flora of Wilmington, M. Diane Maria of Revere, Elizabeth “Liz” Sheehan and her husband Dan of Malden, Jean Smith of Revere and the late Richard Churchill, Eleanor McMurrer. Brother-in-law of Lorraine Churchill of Revere and the late Joseph McMurrer. Also lovingly survived by 5 grandchildren, Timothy, Christy, Lauren DiMinico, Katherine Herbert, Rachel Herbert, all of Chelmsford.

Funeral services will be conducted at the First Congregational Church 26 County Rd. Chelsea on Thursday, May 31 at 11:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Visiting hours will be held at the Carafa Family Funeral Home 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea on Wednesday from 4-8 P.M


Gerly Adrien Puts Out Ways to Decrease Homelessness

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State Rep. candidate Gerly Adrien
Gerly Adrien, candidate for State Representative, discusses homelessness on the campaign trail. Homelessness is affecting families and individuals here in Everett. In Massachusetts, the number of homeless families has more than doubled in nine years, an increase that’s among the highest in the nation, according to a report released by the Boston Foundation.

More than 33,000 families — or more than 100,000 people — have spent at least one night in a homeless shelter since 2008. Many children are amongst the numbers of the increase in homelessness. We have to make changes that will improve the lives of everyone who is struggling. With the cost of living increasing in Massachusetts, let’s work together to help each other out as a community.

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Mayor Continues Aggressive Campaign to Reduce Stormwater Runoff

EHS Students and Teachers Paint Around Storm Drains to Create Awareness


On Thursday, May 24th Everett High School Art teachers and students painted sea animals and flowers coming out of the storm drains at City Hall. This is part of the Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s aggressive campaign to reduce stormwater runoff and improve the quality of our rivers and streams.

Stormwater runoff is the largest contributor to water pollution in our rivers and streams. By reducing the amount of stormwater runoff you will reduce the amount of nutrients and pollutants being carried from streets, parking lots and roofs to rivers and streams. Nutrients lead to increased algae and plant growth, which robs marine life of oxygen and can lead to large fish kills.


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True Meaning of Memorial Day Shines Through On a Gloomy Day In Everett

Flags honor service members at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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By Kate Resnek

In recent years Memorial Day has also evolved to represent the unof cial start to the summer season, with many families making use of the day off to hold cookouts and family parties.

Clouds loomed over Everett this Memorial Day, however, keeping cookouts at bay and families inside.

Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday in May since the 1970s. From 1868 to 1970 the holiday was observed on May 30th.

The holiday was first put in place by President Abraham Lincoln who sought to honor American service-members who had died in the Civil War. For this reason, Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day which honors all veterans as opposed to veterans who lost their life in the line of duty.

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