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Simonelli Apologizes after Backlash for Facebook Post

April 13, 2018
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Simonelli Apologizes after Backlash for Facebook Post

City Councilor Stephen Simonelli faced a packed Council chamber on Monday night, April 9, as his apology for an inflammatory Facebook post was read by his Council interpreter. Following his prepared apology, the embattled Ward 2 Councilor listened as several Everett residents and people of color made their own statements to the Council and...

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Council Hears of $700k Project to Start Vocational School at EHS

April 13, 2018
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The Everett City Council convened in a special meeting prior to its regularly scheduled Council meeting on Monday night, to get a first look at a plan to create a state approved Chapter 74 Vocational program within Everett High School. The proposal has the support of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, who shared his thoughts and...

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City Council Approves $600k Assessing Transfer

March 30, 2018
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The Everett City Council voted to go into Executive Session Monday night, just a few minutes after opening its meeting to “discuss strategy with respect to potential litigation… and…the value of real property…:TIF agreement.” Joining the Councilors in their strategy session were Mayor Carlo DeMaria, members of the City Finance and Assessing departments, City...

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Cataldo Ambulance Answers Council Questions

March 23, 2018
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Cataldo Ambulance Principal owner Dennis Cataldo appeared before the Everett City Council on Monday night to clarify the company’s procedures for determining where to transport patients when they respond to calls in Everett, in the hopes of dispelling misinformation in the community that the longtime ambulance operator only takes patients to the Whidden Memorial...

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Everett Submits for High School Expansion Consideration

March 23, 2018
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The Everett School Committee voted unanimously Monday night to once again submit a Statement of Interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) in an effort to get state assistance to expand Everett High School. According to Assistant Supt. Kevin Shaw, this will mark at least the fourth time in the last several years...

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Schools’ Request Another $500K, Council Forwards to Ways and Means

March 16, 2018
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A new request from the School Department to add another $500,000 from the City’s General Stabilization Fund to the School Department budget was forwarded to the Council’s Committee on Ways and Means with no fanfare and no real discussion Monday night. According to a letter from Mayor Carlo DeMaria, which accompanied the request to...

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Cataldo Ambulance Owner Answers Council Questions

March 16, 2018
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Cataldo Ambulance Principal owner Dennis Cataldo appeared before the Everett City Council on Monday night to clarify the company’s procedures for determining where to transport patients when they respond to calls in Everett, in the hopes of dispelling misinformation in the community that the longtime ambulance operator only takes patients to the Whidden Memorial...

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School Looks Ahead to Fiscal ’19 Budget:Obremski Pledges ‘More Communication” with City During Budget Prep

March 10, 2018
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Just a few weeks removed from one of the more contentious budget emergencies in recent memory, the School Committee voted Monday night to start the clock on their budget preparation for the coming school year and fiscal year 2019, by referring the FY 2019 budget to the Subcommittee on Finance. Following the meeting, Assistant...

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Mayoral Task Force Will Look at City Finances as Well

February 21, 2018
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Now that the dust has settled and the City Council has supported Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s request to provide another $5 million in funding for the School Department, it is time to take a step back and look at what happened at the Everett City Council meeting last week. Clearly, there has been at least...

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School Layoffs Postponed for Now

February 15, 2018
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School Layoffs Postponed for Now

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett City Council voted to use $5 million of city reserves to help the schools with a projected operating deficit of $9 million. However, that support did come with some strings attached, including a blue-ribbon task force charged with looking into school finance. With an additional $1.3 million available...

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