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Councilor Matewsky Glides Into Age 60 on Top of his Game

June 15, 2018
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Councilor Matewsky Glides Into Age 60 on Top of his Game

As Councilor Wayne Matewsky cut into his birthday cake last Saturday night at his annual backyard party on Lewis Street, it was a special occasion as it marked the milestone of age 60. Anyone who thinks the big six-zero has slowed down the popular councilor has another thing coming. “I’m feeling great,” he said...

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LimeBike Launches in Everett; Finds Immediate Popularity and Concerns

June 15, 2018
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LimeBike Launches in Everett; Finds Immediate Popularity and Concerns

The City of Everett and LimeBike announced the launch of the dockless bike rental service last Thursday, June 7, in a ceremony at City Hall that featured City officials, biking advocates and staff from the Wellness Center. Already, the lime green colored bikes have hit the streets of Everett with numerous riders utilizing them...

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Woods Memorial Bridge Construction Coming to a Close

June 15, 2018
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The old Woods Memorial Bridge over Route 16 on the Everett/Medford line was the kind of rickety old machine that time left behind 50 years ago. Not for nothing that it was used heavily with patchwork metal grates over the former drawbridge pieces until two summers ago when construction truly ramped up. Over the...

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Encore Boston Harbor Embarks on the ‘Swoosh’

June 15, 2018
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It’s the swoosh that’s at the core of Encore. Or so company officials said this week as the structural steel for the patented Wynn/Encore swoosh took shape at the top of the resort casino tower this week and late last week. Atop most Wynn properties lies not a squared off edge like all other...

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Paris St Gallery Faces Closing, or Relocation

June 15, 2018
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When Alvin Colon began approaching City officials and local boards four years ago about his dream of a cutting edge art gallery and performance space in the Commercial Triangle on Paris Street – he got a lot of confused looks from those who have never thought much of the area. Over the last four...

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New Zoning on the Parkway Could Be Game-Changing for Everett’s Future

June 15, 2018
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Likely, the next gold mine in Everett is buried under the toxicity of 60 years of heavy industry beyond the Parkway, but the City is now attempting to sift through the sand to get to the gold. As often happens, the future of a huge swath of the City’s most promising property – property...

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Planning Board, Community Wary of Changing Housing Ordinance

June 15, 2018
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A measure to promote larger residential developments in the City got a lukewarm greeting from some Planning Board members and some members of the community Monday night as it would alter the year-old Inclusionary Zoning ordinance that requires 20 percent affordable units in such developments. Planner Michael Vivaldi, ISD Director Jim Soper and Planner...

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A Peek into Luxury:Encore ‘Golden Rooms’ Show Off What is to Come

June 12, 2018
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A Peek into Luxury:Encore ‘Golden Rooms’ Show Off What is to Come

Even though the outside of the Encore Boston Harbor tower isn’t completed, there is already an opportunity to get a peek at the lap of luxury that is soon coming to the shores of the Mystic River. “This is the first run where you fit out all the rooms for quality, specifications and dimensions,”...

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Mares Named to Head Neighborhood Developers

June 12, 2018
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Just as The Neighborhood Developers (TND) celebrated its 40th year in existence, the Chelsea-based organization that has expanded to Everett recently announced its new Director, Rafael Mares, at a celebration function on May 31. Mares is a Revere resident and will replace 15-year Director Ann Houston – who will be moving on to a...

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City Administration Submits New Zoning for Commercial Triangle

June 12, 2018
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It’s been a long time in the making, but a significant zoning change package has been submitted to the Planning Board for the Commercial Triangle and Parkway areas of the city. City Planner Tony Sousa said they have filed two major zoning change amendments for the Planning Board to hear on June 11, including...

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