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Curve Appeal: Wynn Boston Harbor Now Installing Iconic Curved Escalators

February 21, 2018
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Curve Appeal: Wynn Boston Harbor Now Installing Iconic Curved Escalators

An ordinary development might simply go for the straight escalators in the lobby at a cost of about $400,000, but leave it to Wynn Boston Harbor to make even the escalators into a piece of art – installing specialized curved escalators this week at a cost of $5.4 million. “That’s one of the themes...

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Objective Review:Blue Ribbon Task Force on City Finances Meets, Sets Goals

February 21, 2018
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The new Task Force on School Finance met on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 15, in City Hall to organize, get information and set parameters for what they will be looking at during their review. One thing was clear off the bat – they won’t just be looking at how the School Department spends it’s money,...

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New Model for Many Public Schools is Private Fundraising

February 21, 2018
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Public schools across America are substantially underfunded these days, whether in Everett or Abington, Pa., but some public schools – such as in Abington – are looking to the model of private fundraising rather than public fights to fill the gaps in school budgets. It’s a model as old as the hills for Catholic...

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Mayor,Firefighters Correct Report of Negotiations Interrupted

February 21, 2018
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The president of the Everett Firefighters’ Union said reports of them meeting with Mayor Carlo DeMaria in another local publication last week are erroneous – reports that had him breaking off tense negotiations on Feb. 12 to run to City Hall for the City Council meeting to address school funding. Fire Union President Craig...

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Foresteire says School Department Won’t Be Back to Council this Year

February 21, 2018
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Supt. Fred Foresteire this week said his administration doesn’t plan on returning to the City Council or City Hall to close up the remaining funding gap in this year’s school budget. After a very contentious and crowded meeting at City Hall last Monday, Feb. 12, where the School Department often ran into conflict with...

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Former Candidate Gerly Adrien Pulls Papers for Second Run at State Rep

February 21, 2018
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Former state representative candidate Gerly Adrien has pulled nomination papers to run again for the Everett state legislative seat. Adrien ran an organized and effective campaign two years ago as a newcomer, but wasn’t able to beat incumbent State Rep. Joe McGonagle in the end. She said she had not intended to run again,...

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Rally at City Hall Featured Anxious Teachers, Students

February 15, 2018
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Rally at City Hall Featured Anxious Teachers, Students

Hundreds and hundreds of students and teachers took to Broadway in front of City Hall on Monday afternoon and evening for a passionate rally meant to draw attention to the need for funding the schools. It was a rally that came just before a major meeting and vote by the City Council Monday night,...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Still Moving Forward as Steve Wynn Steps Down

February 15, 2018
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Wynn Boston Harbor officials are moving forward without a pause this week despite the news that dynamic Wynn CEO Steve Wynn has stepped down from leading the company, and the fact that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) investigation is digging deeper into the actions of other executives in the company. Wynn Boston Harbor has...

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The Rose Rush is On:Valentine’s Day at New Flower Exchange on Second Street is a Better Experience for Buyers

February 15, 2018
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Anyone in Greater Boston who got a rose on Valentine’s Day likely had that rose pass through the New England Flower Exchange on the Chelsea/Everett line. Just steps across the Chelsea line on Second Street, in a formerly vacant warehouse, the hub of Valentine’s Day – and every other flowery occasion – has been...

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DCR Pedestrian Bridge Gets Rave Reviews, but Includes $22.6M Price Tag

February 15, 2018
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), along with partners such as Wynn Boston Harbor, unveiled the design for the much-heralded Mystic Crossing pedestrian/bicycle bridge – a critical connection between Boston, Everett, Somerville and a host of other communities connected by bike paths. DCR Project Manager Dan Driscoll introduced the project at a meeting...

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