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Slate of Candidates Taking Shape:July 16 is Last Day to Pull Papers, July 20 Last Day to Submit

July 14, 2015
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With just a little over a week to go before the deadlines to pull nomination papers (Thu., July 16) and submit them for certification (Mon., July 20), a large slate of candidates is emerging, as every incumbent Councilor is facing a challenge from at least one challenger. In all, 31 candidates have pulled papers...

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Grand Jury Returns Rape Indictment

July 14, 2015
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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced last week that a Middlesex County Grand Jury has indicted Sami Sherif,19, of Everett on one count of rape. An arraignment date for Sherif is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 8, in Middlesex Superior Court. On Saturday, March 7, at approximately 6:45 a.m., a young woman...

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Council Votes to Pass Nearly $163 Million Budget

June 24, 2015
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Following more than two weeks of scrutiny, which included three open public hearings and hours of questions by the City Council and answers provided by city department heads, the City Council voted 11-0 on Monday night to approve a $162,563,399 budget for the 2016 fiscal year. The vote reduced Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s initial budget...

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City Moving Ahead with Major Park Renovations

June 11, 2015
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According to Tony Sousa, the Acting Director of Planning and Development for the City of Everett and Al Borgonzi of the Planning Department, the city’s planned $1.3 million renovation of Jacob Scharf – also known as Florence Street Playground – and a larger $2.6 million upgrade of Sacramone Park next to the Malden River...

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Honored for Hard Work School Committee Recognizes 22 Gold Apple Winners

May 21, 2015
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The Everett School Committee joined Superintendent Frederick Foresteire, school administrators and the friends and family of 21 of Everett’s best teachers and one parent in recognizing the dedication and hard work of the 2014-15 Gold Apple Winner for the Everett Public Schools this year. The annual Gold Apple presentation was a celebration of the...

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EHS to Partner with BHCC:School Committee Votes to Approve Collaboration Agreement

May 21, 2015
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An agreement between Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and Everett High School (EHS) is being hailed as “mutually beneficial to both institutions,” and will aim to give EHS students college credit through Bunker Hill Community College for a variety of courses which will be offered by BHCC at Everett High School. The three year...

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Councilors Absences Puts Most Important Business Off:Three Absences and a Late Arrival Force Major Agenda Items to Be Delayed

May 14, 2015
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The Everett City Council, with three members absent Monday night and a fourth not arriving until nearly an hour late, chose to put off debate and decision on several major agenda items, including several requests for funding and the much debated adoption of the proposed new administrative code that would create a new Office...

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Council Effort to Delay City Hall Proposal Fails

May 14, 2015
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I thought the city’s move to a new charter and a single-unified legislative body was supposed to make it easier for the city to make progress and remain flexible in a modern environment. Instead, it almost seems like a concerted effort is being made by some members of the new City Council to obstruct...

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Everett Man Wanted in Chelsea Stabbing

April 24, 2015
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A 41-year old Everett man, Juan Santana-Ruiz, was arrested in Connecticut last week and brought back to Massachusetts in connection with the brutal stabbing of a teenager in Chelsea last month. According to Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, State Police Colonel Timothy Alben and Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, Santana-Ruiz was arrested, extradited...

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Mayor Proposes Moving City Hall and Police into Old Everett HS

April 16, 2015
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The big news out of Monday night’s Council meeting, at which the council took four hours to consider the Mayor’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for FY 2016, was the Mayor’s bold proposal to spend up to $88 million over the next five years to renovate the old Everett High School on Broadway as...

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