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Hanlon Provides Update on Webster School

December 4, 2014
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Webster School Principal Denise Hanlon told the School Committee Monday night that the Webster School, “really is the best school in the city and I’m not just saying that because it is my school.” Hanlon who was invited to the meeting Monday as part of the School Committee’s Administrator’s Forum, also told the committee...

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Everett Human Services Providing Holiday Meals To Local Families:More than 200 Families Being Helped Through Donation Program

November 27, 2014
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Everett City Councilor John Leo McKinnon, the Everett Kiwanis Club, Everett Elks Club, the Whidden Hospital and the Craft Brewers Guild of Boston are just a few of the local organizations that have donated to the Everett Human Services department’s annual holiday meals program for local, needy families. According to Human Services Director Carolyn...

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City Begins New Master Planning Process

November 18, 2014
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The City of Everett Planning and Development Department, which successfully completed a Master Plan for the Lower Broadway neighborhood two years ago, will begin a new master planning process, for what will now be known as Commercial Triangle area of the city, tonight with the first public participation meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m....

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Vote Tuesday: Clerk Says Voter Turnout in Everett Driven by Casino Ballot Question

November 4, 2014
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo this week predicted that next week’s statewide election for Governor and other state offices will likely draw close to 50-percent of registered voters in the city, though he believes the interest in this year’s election is less about the candidates and more about the four statewide ballot question initiatives. In...

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City Wins $400K PARC Grant for Sacramone Park: Planning and Development Expects a Total Project of More than $700,000

November 4, 2014
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Planning and Development Director Jamie Errickson told the City Council on Monday night that the city has been awarded a $400,000 PARC grant award from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, which will be used to rebuild and improve Sacramone Park. Errickson was asked to appear before the Council to provide...

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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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