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.
In June, a teenaged youth worker at the Everett Community Growers (ECG) farm bicycled down the Northern Strand Community Trail to deliver the first batch of produce–fresh greens – to the Bread of Life Food Pantry to help neighbors in need.
More than a dozen middle school students from Everett Public Schools attended a weeklong summer camp designed to introduce them to coding and basic computer science concepts in a fun and engaging way.
The camp, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, was directed by computer science majors from UMass Lowell and experienced middle school technology teachers. It featured engaging community partners and a cutting-edge curriculum.