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Mangan Returns to Council: 9-0 Vote of Council Confirms City Charter

January 14, 2015
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By a vote of 9-0, the Everett City Council confirmed the rule of the City Charter and voted to appoint former Alderman Michael Mangan as Councilor at-Large, to fill the vacancy created by former Councilor Joseph McGonagle’s election as State Representative. According to the Charter, in the event of a vacancy, the seat is...

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Everett High School Accreditation Continued

January 11, 2015
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Everett High Principal Erik Naumann confirmed this week that EHS’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has been continued following the association’s review of Everett’s latest progress report and a visit by the NASC accreditation committee in October 2014. This latest continuation means that EHS is continuing to make...

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School Committee Elects Parker as New Chairman D’onofrio Elected as New Vice Chairman

January 11, 2015
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School Committee Elects Parker as New Chairman D’onofrio Elected as New Vice Chairman

The Everett School Committee unanimously elected a new chairman and vice chairman Monday night, as former vice chairman Frank Parker ascended to the Chairman’s post and Bernie D’Onofrio became the vice chairman. Parker served as the vice chairman for the past two years, during Allen Panarese’s chairmanship and thanked his colleagues for the vote...

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Capone Elected as Council President

January 11, 2015
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Capone Elected as Council President

The Everett City Council met briefly on Monday night for the sole purpose of establishing their rules and electing a new Council President for 2015.The result was that Councilor Fred Capone was elected unanimously to serve as just the second President of the new City Council, with only eight members present. Councilors Michael Marchese,...

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Council Sets New Tax Rate for 2015 Average Residential Tax Bill will Increase

December 23, 2014
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The Everett City Council met in special session Monday night to adopt a new tax rate and set the differential between the residential and commercial property tax rates and as a result property owners are facing a good news bad news scenario. On the one hand, the Council voted to adopt a lower tax...

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Council Votes to Set the Maximum Tax Shift Possible

December 23, 2014
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The Everett City Council met in special session on Monday night to set the tax rate for the coming year, but in doing so had several other decisions to make that affected that tax rate. As in year’s past, the Council voted unanimously to adopt a minimum residential factor (MRF) of 1.75, which means...

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Hanlon Provides Update on Webster School

December 4, 2014
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Webster School Principal Denise Hanlon told the School Committee Monday night that the Webster School, “really is the best school in the city and I’m not just saying that because it is my school.” Hanlon who was invited to the meeting Monday as part of the School Committee’s Administrator’s Forum, also told the committee...

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Everett Human Services Providing Holiday Meals To Local Families:More than 200 Families Being Helped Through Donation Program

November 27, 2014
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Everett City Councilor John Leo McKinnon, the Everett Kiwanis Club, Everett Elks Club, the Whidden Hospital and the Craft Brewers Guild of Boston are just a few of the local organizations that have donated to the Everett Human Services department’s annual holiday meals program for local, needy families. According to Human Services Director Carolyn...

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City Begins New Master Planning Process

November 18, 2014
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The City of Everett Planning and Development Department, which successfully completed a Master Plan for the Lower Broadway neighborhood two years ago, will begin a new master planning process, for what will now be known as Commercial Triangle area of the city, tonight with the first public participation meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m....

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Vote Tuesday: Clerk Says Voter Turnout in Everett Driven by Casino Ballot Question

November 4, 2014
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo this week predicted that next week’s statewide election for Governor and other state offices will likely draw close to 50-percent of registered voters in the city, though he believes the interest in this year’s election is less about the candidates and more about the four statewide ballot question initiatives. In...

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