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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. FF2

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.

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City of Everett Receives $825,000 Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant

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.

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Capuano, Pressley Pressing Onward

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U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano.

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Capuano Said to Have 13-Point Lead

By Josh Resnek

Congressman Mike Capuano and his opponent Ayanna Pressley debated last week, and according to political pundits, it was a no hit, no runs, no error performance by everyone involved.

In a race with two candidates who stand for virtually all the same things, no other outcome was possible.

Everett is said to be strongly pro-Capuano as the incumbent has not been taking anything for granted and has been making numerous public appearances here as well as outreach to local voters.

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Everett Residents Benefit From Free Fresh Produce Through Everett Community Growers and Bread of Life

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.

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Everett Students Attend Tech Camp Led by UMass Students

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First row, from left: Gabrielle Hyppolite, Myrsa Prinston, Bryhanna Germain, Sushant Shrestha, Sen- ay Tesfamicael, Alessandra Foster, Suzanne Maharjan, and Lori Blank. Second row, from left: Akira Kamiya, UMass Lowell student, Geatano Foster, Bryanna Mason, UMass Lowell student, Anthony Cooper, Ricardo Harper, and Nathaniel Tesfamicael. In back are UMass Lowell student Ryan Me- deiros and Johnathan Horgan.

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.

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