Two vacant School Committee posts were filled at a joint convention at a Monday morning meeting called by Mayor Carlo DeMaria.
Robert Carreiro, a 96 Clark Street resident, was unanimously elected to the vacant Ward 5 position formerly occupied by the very popular Alexander “Sandro” Colarusso. Earlier this year, Mr. Carreiro was forced to resign his seat because of redistricting.
Attorney Thomas Abruzzese, who lives at 18 Pierce Street, was also unanimously elected to serve in Ward 6. He had already served 6 years on the School Committee.
Both appointments show the joint convention’s interest in keeping continuity on the School Committee.
Colarusso served on the school committee for four years. He is moving with his family out of the city.
Superintendent of Public Schools Fred Foresteire said the convention did a great job in choosing Carreiro and Abruzzese.
“The professionalism and integrity of these two men were recognized, as reflected in the unanimous votes for both by the Board of Alderman and the School Committee,” he said.
“Both Mr. Carreiro and Attorney Abruzzese are up to speed with issues facing the School Committee in the coming school year – and they are both aware of the need to keep costs down because they are Everett taxpayers, just like the voters in Wards 5 and 6 that they represent,” he added.