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School Enrollment Continues to Climb: More than 7,200 Students Now Enrolled in Everett Schools

September 22, 2014
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According to Dr. Thomas Stella, assistant superintendent of Everett public schools, enrollment in the Everett school system has continued to climb, even after the opening of schools two weeks ago. On Monday evening, Dr. Stella and Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire informed the Everett School Committee that nearly 300 new students had registered for...

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Council Votes to Keep Fire Chief Position in Civil Service

September 22, 2014
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The Everett City Council voted unanimously last Wednesday, September 10, against a proposal by Mayor Carlo DeMaria that would have taken the Fire Chief’s position out of civil service and eliminated a requirement that new fire chiefs, when chosen, be required to complete the Fire Chief’s exam that accompanies that designation. Though the mayor...

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Mcgonagle Beats Matewsky in Primary: 323 Vote Win Gives Everett A New State Rep

September 11, 2014
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Mcgonagle Beats Matewsky in Primary: 323 Vote Win Gives Everett A New State Rep

Everett City Councilor Joseph McGonagle Jr. upset incumbent State Representative Wayne Matewsky in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary, establishing himself as the likely new State Representative from Everett. McGonagle will still have to go through the general election in November, but as there is no Republican candidate on the ballot, he is essentially assured of winning....

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Coakley, Baker Win Governor Primaries Here

September 11, 2014
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Everett voters followed the lead of those around the state Tuesday night as Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and Republican Charles Baker each won their parties’ nominations for Governor. Coakley earned a nearly 51-percent victory over challengers Steve Grossman and Donald Berwick on the Democratic side and Baker grabbed 75-percent of the Everett Republican...

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Where’s the Excitement?: State Rep Race Seen as Big Draw Here

August 27, 2014
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With just under two weeks to go before the September 9 state primary election, Everett City Clerk Michael Matarazzo said this week that there has been little to no local chatter around City Hall about the upcoming election and even less activity with regard to absentee ballot requests. “I’d have to go and check...

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Governor’s Race Fails to Excite: Clerk Predicts Lower Turnout than in 2010

August 27, 2014
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For Everett City Clerk Mike Matarazzo, the story in the upcoming Primary election in Everett, and around the state, is in how little interest there seems to be in the races at the top of the ticket, for Governor. “In 2010, when (current Governor) Deval Patrick was running unopposed, we had a turnout of...

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Shute Library Renovations Progressing: Project Expected to Be Completed in November

August 25, 2014
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Shute Library Renovations Progressing: Project Expected to Be Completed in November

When the Shute Library closed its doors early in August of 2013, the plan was for construction to begin shortly thereafter, with a 10-12 month construction schedule. Unfortunately, those plans did not proceed precisely as expected, with a few delays and surprises halting the project until December, and construction of the new addition and...

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Sen. DiDomenico Heralds Passage of Campaign Finance Bill

August 8, 2014
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Senator Sal DiDomenico announced last week that he had joined his colleagues in the Senate in voting in favor of a new campaign finance reform bill that ultimately served as the basis for a compromise bill with the House of Representatives and places Massachusetts at the forefront of creating transparency in campaign fundraising across...

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Primary Day Is September 9: First Election of 2014 Will Feature Democratic Challenges for Governor, State Rep. And Others

August 1, 2014
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The Everett City Council convened, albeit briefly, Monday night to vote on the date for the city’s primary elections and to officially designate the Coty Services building as the new polling place for precinct 6-2. City Clerk Michael Matarazzo noted on Monday that the vote by the City Council, was largely a formality as...

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City Services Commission Votes to Raise Water and Sewer Rates: 9-percent Increase Took Effect July 15, 2014

July 21, 2014
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Everett residents will be paying more for water and sewer in the coming year, following a unanimous vote of the City Services Commission, which voted to increase the rates for the first time in two years. According to the Commission, the rate increase was needed because of increases in the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority...

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