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Black Hawk in Glendale Park

July 22, 2016
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Black Hawk in Glendale Park

A U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopter landed in Glendale Park so Everett residents and participants in the Junior Police Academy could get a close look last Friday, July 15. The helicopter has visited the Academy on the last day of the session the past two years.

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Creature Teacher

July 22, 2016
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Creature Teacher

Joseph Pendleton bravely let Harold the tarantula sit upon his head during The Creature Teacher summer program at the Shute Library last Thursday, July 14. Children at the program got to interact with snakes, frogs lizards and birds, and learn about how those animals live. Activities are planned all summer long at the Shute...

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Hot Real Estate:Wynn Boston Harbor Buys Properties on Lower Broadway

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor team has been on a spending spree over the last month – and even stretching back to January – buying out properties along Lower Broadway for millions of dollars. The Independent identified seven properties purchased in the Lower Broadway area this year, including five over the last...

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Hearing Officer Sides with Wynn, DEP on Granting of License

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The hearing officer handling the Wynn Boston Harbor Chapter 91 appeal released a recommendation late on Friday that gave Somerville standing, but recommended allowing the Wynn license to be approved. It is a decision widely seen as a victory for Wynn and for Everett. In a 50-page decision, the hearing officer,...

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Freightliner Approved by Appeals for Wynn Relocation to GE Site

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a quick decision that riled one city councilor and some neighbors, the Everett Board of Appeals on Monday night approved a plan by Wynn Boston Harbor to move the Boston Freightliner semi-truck business from Lower Broadway to the GE site off of Air Force Road. The decision was unanimous, 5-0....

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Second Post Road Development Passes Major Test at Appeals

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When Andy Montelli wanted to build a second project in Everett, he rounded up his architect and development team at Post Road Residential and went to Portland, Oregon. The Batch Yard developer told the Board of Appeals in Everett on Monday night that his team got a fresh look at something...

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Pokémon Go Brings Strange,but Respectful,Gatherings in Everett

July 22, 2016
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By Katy Rogers Pokémon Go, a new free-to-play mobile app, has quickly become an overnight sensation and is making an impact in greater Boston communities such as Everett. While Pokémon may be an unfamiliar concept to some, the pocket sized monsters have been popular since the mid 1990s through a variety of mediums such as trading...

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Massachusetts Glaucoma Patients Suffer Because Of Outdated Eye Care Rules

July 22, 2016
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By Dr. Matthew Forgues Glaucoma patients across the United States can receive treatment from their optometrists. In Massachusetts, however, more than 60,000 glaucoma patients are barred by state law from seeing an optometrist, which means they must wait longer for care—often for weeks or even months. And then those patients must pay at least...

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EPA’s Emissions Report Trades Science for Politics

July 22, 2016
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By Jeff Stier The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report on greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates shrewd political strategy — and a wanton disregard for objective science. Using a questionable methodology, the EPA found that the nation’s methane emissions have been dramatically higher in recent years than previously thought. And for the EPA, this is a...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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