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Groups Warn of Increased Detentions, Deportations In Everett and Surrounding Communities

May 21, 2015
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Groups Warn of Increased Detentions, Deportations In Everett and Surrounding Communities

Immigration advocates in Everett and surrounding communities thought they would be coming together on Tuesday, May 19, to celebrate the beginning of President Barack Obama’s deferred action executive order (DACA) for illegal immigrants, but instead they were gathered at LUMA in Everett to warn of increased deportations of local residents by the federal government....

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Watered Down:Everett’s Water Usage Numbers Down by 60 Percent As Conservation Wins Out

May 14, 2015
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The battle against wasted water has been won, according to officials at state levels – who note, and astonishingly so, that Everett’s water usage is down 60 percent since 1985. In news regarding water conservation, the MWRA revealed to the Independent that a 10-year trend towards conservation arrived at a seminal moment in 2014...

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Incumbents to Square Off in Ward 4 Race

May 14, 2015
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As the City Election nears, Ward 4 will see an interesting and rare race – two incumbents facing off against one another. The news broke last week that current At-Large Councillor Mike Mangan had pulled papers for a run in Ward 4 instead of running again for an at-large bid. That put him squarely...

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Hundreds Turn Out for May Day Rally at Glendale Park

May 7, 2015
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Hundreds of activists and protestors from Everett, East Boston, Chelsea and beyond descended upon Glendale Park Friday evening for a May Day Rally as part of International Workers Day. Organized through a partnership with Eastie and Chelsea, Everett was called on this year to host the concluding rally at Glendale Park. Hundreds of marchers...

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When It Comes to Energy, You Have a Choice:Control Your Costs and Make a Difference with Responsible Energy

May 7, 2015
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When It Comes to Energy, You Have a Choice:Control Your Costs and Make a Difference with Responsible Energy

The threat of rising energy costs has got everyone down but Alexander Rhalimi of Revere has a solution that can help. Rhalimi is a Viridian Energy Independent Associate, whose driving purpose is to help renters and homeowners alike on their energy bills while making a positive environmental impact.  “So many folks have been hurt...

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Crowded At-large Field; Mangan Pulls Papers for Ward 4 Seat

May 7, 2015
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Nomination papers for City Council and School Committee elections became available on Monday morning, and by Tuesday, there had already been a wealth of activity. First and foremost was current At-large Councillor Mike Mangan (Walnut Street) pulling papers for Ward 4 rather than for at-large. Mangan had finished just out of the money in...

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Despite Delaying Certificate, Secretary Agrees with Wynn Traffic Numbers

April 16, 2015
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Despite Delaying Certificate, Secretary Agrees with Wynn Traffic Numbers

Despite complaints from surrounding cities over traffic numbers contained in the Wynn Everett environmental filing (SFEIR), the state secretary for environmental affairs and MassDOT support those numbers and indicated they were formed using the same methods as those used for other casinos, including the Mohegan Sun project in Revere. The Wynn SFEIR that was...

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ATF,Everett Police Host K-9 Program for Hundreds of Police Dogs

April 16, 2015
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ATF,Everett Police Host K-9 Program for Hundreds of Police Dogs

More than 100 K-9 officers and scores of police departments from as far away as New York City to as close as the Everett Police units descended on the old Everett High School K-9 training facility last week for training and certification. Under Chief Steve Mazzie, the K-9 unit has grown over the last...

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Environmental Cleanup at Wynn Site Will Move Ahead

April 7, 2015
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Environmental Cleanup at Wynn Site Will Move Ahead

Despite the news that state environmental regulators have delayed giving Wynn Everett its full certificate, Wynn officials said Monday night that they are allowed – and will – continue on with the environmental cleanup of the casino site. They estimated that contaminated soils at three “hot spots” on the site could be removed late...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information after Setback on State Environmental Document

April 7, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway between the MBTA and Wynn Everett....

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