Monthly Archives: September 2017

ZBA Rejects Low-Income,Pre-School Expansion Project

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Zoning Board of Appeals denied zoning relief to the ABCD Head Start program that would have allowed them to build a playground in a current parking lot on Victoria Street behind Everett Square – a piece of relief that would have unlocked the organization’s ability to expand its services to...

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House Reaffirms Commitment to Education, Safety and Health Care Funding

September 22, 2017
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Rep. Joseph McGonagle and his colleagues in the House recently took action to restore vital funding that was vetoed by the Baker Administration. These veto overrides will enhance support for the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable residents, including those with dependent children, and bolster education initiatives. The House voted to restore about $220 million in funding...

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Wynn’s New Construction Director Looks Forward to Job Every Day

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are few things that would have brought long-time construction manager Peter Campot out of retirement, but one of them was the chance to work on the Wynn Boston Harbor building. The longtime health care and sciences construction manager at William A. Barry & Son – who also participated in the...

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Philbin Withdraws Proposal for Apartment Building in Glendale Square

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Lodging House developer Andrew Philbin received permission from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Monday night to withdraw a controversial 20 micro-unit apartment building on Glendale Square. Attorney Paul DeLorey appeared before the ZBA Monday and announced that the Philbins will no longer be pursuing the project as proposed. “At...

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A New Kind of Park tin Everett Square

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City officials are preparing to place the first Park-Let in Everett Square outside the 8/10 Restaurant – a novel idea that is part of the overall effort to liven up the Square and make it more friendly to pedestrians. The Park-Let is a new trend in urban landscaping and consists of...

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Mayor DeMaria Invites Residents to Help Plan for Future Transportation Needs Around Sullivan Square

September 22, 2017
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to invite all residents to join him, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), and the cities of Boston and Somerville for an interactive forum to look at different combinations of infrastructure and policy changes to improve mobility in the Sullivan Square area. The meeting will take place on Monday,...

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Looks and Hooks:’Hollywood’ Foppiano Set for Pro Debut

September 22, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Everett High School graduate Shayna Foppiano will make her professional boxing debut on Sept. 30 at the House of Blues in Boston. Nicknamed “Hollywood” because of her movie star looks, Foppiano will compete in a four-round bout against Lamyra Geary of Philadelphia as part of an ESPN Night at the Fights...

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Public Health and Equity to be Improved for Food System by New Local Policies

September 22, 2017
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The City of Everett, Everett Community Growers, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council will be developing an action plan to guide food system policymaking and aligned efforts in Everett. Through a participatory process with city representatives, community members and food system stakeholders, the project will assess local food system assets and issues; generate policy...

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Mayor Proclaims September as National Recovery Month

September 22, 2017
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On Monday, September 18, Mayor Carlo DeMaria proclaimed September as National Recovery Month. The Mayor and his administration have met regularly with health professionals and local organizations in Everett to discuss mental and substance use disorders in the community. Mayor DeMaria stated, “National Recovery Month helps families and the public recognize the signs of...

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DeMaria Joins Bloomberg Mayors Challenge to Improve Quality of Life for Everett Residents

September 22, 2017
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On Thursday, September 7, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, members of his administration, and non-profit organizations participated in the 2017 Mayors Challenge sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Bloomberg will announce Mayors Challenge winners in October 2018 after several intensive workshops. The grand prizewinner will be awarded $5 million and four cities will each win $1 million to...

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