Everett’s pensioners should demand an immediate hearing with the mayor and the city’s Chief Financial Officer Eric Demas to discuss exactly why Everett remains almost at the bottom of the list of Massachusetts communities with pension liability.
Pensioners, and everyone working for the city must demand answers from the mayor and the CFO.
Why is Everett among the ten worst pension funded communities in the state?
Every Thursday, the Everett Leader- Herald, and the Parlin Memorial Library publish 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 email@example.com.
Susan Pipitone-Braley, Everett’s First and Only Female Firefighter
By Lorenzo Recupero
Everett’s first and only female firefighter, Susan E. Pipitone- Braley (below), passed away on August 1, 2018, succumbing to cancer nearly a year after her battle with the disease had begun.
She served Everett residents for 25 years — on active duty until the day she died –in both fire prevention, which covers code enforcement and fire investigations amongst other things, and her last 12 years on the force as the driver/engineer of Engine 1.
During her time as engineer of Engine 1, Pipitone-Braley teamed with Fire Chief Anthony Carli, an 18 year veteran of the force who recalled his time working by her side.
The City of Everett was awarded $825,000 through the Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to help small cities and towns meet a broad range of community needs including housing and economic development projects.