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Council Ways and Means Committee Takes Up Three Transfer Requests

October 23, 2014
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The Everett City Council Committee on Ways and Means met on Monday night to consider, among other things, three requests from Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s administration to earmark approximately 50-percent of the city’s recently certified “free cash,” or unexpended fund balance, to three accounts the recently established Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund, the Capital...

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Water/Sewer Enterprise Fund in the Black: Nearly $2 Million Turnaround in One Year

October 15, 2014
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One year ago, after moving the city’s water and sewer system to a Water and Sewer Enterprise Account, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his financial team assured the City Council and taxpayers, that making the system self-sufficient would result in a more fiscally responsible fund that reflected its true costs and budgets accordingly. Prior to...

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DOR Certifies Everett’s ‘free Cash’ At over $5.4 Million: City’s Conservative Spending Plan and Sound Fiscal Practices Sets the Pace

October 15, 2014
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According to Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has once again certified Everett’s unexpended fund balance, also known as free cash, at more than $5.4 million for the 2014 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2014. It marks the second consecutive year that Everett has shown free cash balances of...

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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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