Monthly Archives: June 2018

Adrien and Smith Agree to Participate in State Rep Forums

June 28, 2018
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State representative candidates Gerly Adrien and Steve ‘Stat’ Smith have agreed to participate in at least two public forums/debates in the coming months prior to the Sept. 4 Democratic primary, which will decide the winner of the seat. Incumbent State Rep. Joe McGonagle has not yet responded to the call for a forum, which...

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Short-Term Rentals Could Take Everett by Storm as Boston Pushes Them Out

June 28, 2018
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As Boston and Cambridge enact tough ordinances to push out investor-owned short-term rentals (Airbnb) from their cities – and with the Encore Boston Harbor casino opening in one year – there is some pause in the City that Everett might need to protect its housing stock from being overrun by what is becoming known...

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DiDomenico’s Landmark Bill to Protect Workers Pay Passes the Senate

June 28, 2018
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Last week, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously voted to pass Senator Sal DiDomenico’s (D-Everett) legislation to help prevent the illegal practice of wage theft and promote employer accountability. The bill, S.2327, gives the state greater power to go after wage violators and provides additional tools for the Attorney General’s office to hold violators fully accountable....

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Council Passes $196 Million Operating Budget

June 28, 2018
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The Everett City Council, in their final meeting before summer recess, voted 8-2 to approve a $196,427,922 fiscal year 2019 operating budget for the City of Everett, and also approved by a 10-0 margin the $19,200,241 water and sewer enterprise fund budget, effectively authorizing $211,628,163 in spending in the fiscal year that begins July...

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Encore Boston Harbor Opens City Hall Office

June 28, 2018
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In one year’s time, the City of Everett will get a large check that reads “$25.3 million,” which will signal the opening of the doors to the new Encore Boston Harbor resort casino. Until that time, the City will have to make due, and making due meant accepting a $12.5 million check from the...

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Encore Boston Harbor Buys Up More Off-Site Properties on Lower Broadway

June 28, 2018
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The Wynn Resorts company has purchased two more properties off-site on Lower Broadway, and lowered the boom on the old Freightliner building that abutted Bow Street for many years. The most recent acquisitions off site came on Robin Street and Bow Street. Wynn Resorts – the parent company of Encore Boston Harbor – made...

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Everett Democrats Elect New Officers

June 28, 2018
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Everett Democrats have chosen new party leaders that include a number of new officers and ward chairs and officers. At a recent caucus, longtime Democratic City Committee Chair Patti Cheever was re-elected as co-chair along with newcomer Gerly Adrien.  Cheever is Senior Administrative Assistant, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association. Adrien is Finance and Grants...

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Firefighter Craig Hardy Wins Legislative Agent Seat in Statewide PFFM

June 28, 2018
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Everett Firefighter and Fire Union President Craig Hardy cruised to victory this month in his quest for the Legislative Agent seat in the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts (PFFM) organization. “The local here in Everett is pretty proud and happy with what I’ve done because I’m the first Everett firefighter to enter into the PFFM,”...

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Everett Little League Championship Rounds Begin

June 28, 2018
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The Everett Little League’s season is coming to a close as both the Major League and the Minor League began their respective championship rounds. The competition between the Red Sox (13-3-0) and the White Sox (12-2-2) in the majors began with a 5-0 Red Sox win on Saturday, June 23. “The White Sox and...

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Pressley Appears in Everett to Introduce Immigration Ideas

June 28, 2018
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Congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley appeared at La Communidad on Broadway Tuesday morning to listen to the immigrant community and roll out her ideas for federal immigration law – including abolishing the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and eliminating funding for immigration enforcement and removals. The roundtable in Communidad’s small office on Broadway drew many...

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