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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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Everett Man Dies During Fishing Trip in Nahant: Cause of Death Is Still Unreported, But Officials Say No Sign of Foul Play

July 11, 2014
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A 55-year old Everett man, Minh Duc Voong, of Cross Street tragically died while on a fishing trip off Nahant last Thursday afternoon. According to official reports of the incident, a kayaker reported seeing Voong’s boat drifting aimlessly, but still in gear at about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 off the coast of...

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Council Confirms Appointment of Six New Officers: Auxiliary Police Also Get Special Police Appointments

June 25, 2014
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Council Confirms Appointment of Six New Officers: Auxiliary Police Also Get Special Police Appointments

On a night in the City Council chambers that was dominated by budget talk and proposed cuts, the City Council chose to start the evening by confirming the appointment of six new Everett Police Officers and confirming the appointment of 12 Auxiliary Police officers at Special Police Officers in the City off Everett. The...

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Local Tattoo Artist Seeks to Start New Autism Race Fundraiser: Inaugural Race Is Scheduled for April 15 2015

June 25, 2014
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The Everett City Council, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Police Chief Steven Mazzie and City Services Director Jay Marcotte all voiced their support for an initiative by local tattoo artist, business owner and father Shawn Coyle of Ferry Street Ink, to establish a new 5k charity road race in Everett to support and raise awareness for...

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Council Approves $154 Million Operating Budget: Councilor Capone Manages $85,000 Cut in City Services

June 25, 2014
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Following nearly two hours of additional questioning of city department heads and Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Everett City Council voted to approve a $154,363,765 fiscal year 2015 operating budget for the City of Everett, which was just $85,000 less than what had been proposed by the mayor from the outset. First year Councilor Fred...

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Public Hearing Opens Budget Review for Council: Proposed $183 Million Budget for FY ’15

June 17, 2014
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The Everett City Council began the work of reviewing Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s proposed $182.9 million fiscal year 2015 budget for operations, enterprise funds and “other expenses”, as described by City Auditor Richard Viscay on Monday night, with the opening and closing of a public hearing on the budget for the purpose of obtaining public...

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Council Subcommittee to Review “Stretch Building Code”

June 17, 2014
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The Everett City Council’s Committee on Community and Business Development will meet next Monday night, June 23 at 6 p.m. to review a proposal that seeks to adopt the Massachusetts “Stretch” building code, to ensure new construction and additions over a certain size are completed using energy efficient materials and equipment going forward. The...

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Ways and Means Hearings Open with Ten Departments: Committee Meetings Will Continue Through Wednesday Night

June 17, 2014
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The Everett City Council’s Committee on Ways and Means, a committee of the whole, opened its review of the FY 2015 budget Monday night, by meeting with 10 department heads, who each were accompanied by Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Chief of Staff Melissa Rodrigues and City Auditor Richard Viscay. In this inaugural budget season for...

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Council to Consider Order to Drop Fire Chief Position from Civil Service

June 10, 2014
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The Everett City Council briefly discussed a new order that would drop the Fire Chief’s position from Civil Service and allow the city to consider other factors when determining the qualifications for future fire chief candidates and appointees. The issue will be taken up again at the Council’s next full meeting on June 23,...

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Council Approves $500k Stormwater Study: Planning Project Could Take 18 Months, and Result in Citywide Strategies

June 10, 2014
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The City Council grudgingly voted in favor of an Administration request to borrow $500,000 from the State Revolving Fund, with the money going to fund a study of the city’s stormwater and wastewater drainage flow, with a focus on the second street and village neighborhoods. The matter was hotly debated between councilors and department...

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