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City Passes FY15 Budget: Mayor Continues to Balance High Quality Services and Fiscal Responsibility

July 3, 2014
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City has adopted its FY15 operating budget.  Last week the City Council voted in favor of the $154,363,765 budget, only $85,000 less than the Mayor’s original proposal. “As many people know, the City has been consistently recognized in the past years as financially stable,” stated...

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Wynn Resorts Offers Jobs to Suffolk Downs Employees If Track Closes

July 3, 2014
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Wynn has announced this week that it will give job preference to hundreds of Suffolk Downs employees if the proposed $1.6 billion Wynn Resort in Everett is granted a Massachusetts gaming license. In addition to jobs, Wynn will also offer a comprehensive training program to Suffolk Down workers who choose to join Wynn. “Our...

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City adopts new Stretch Code

July 3, 2014
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Inspectional Service Department would like to inform all residents that the City has adopted Appendix AA- Stretch Energy Code. The stretch code is an optional appendix to the Massachusetts building energy code that allows cities and towns to choose a more energy- efficient option. This option increases the efficiency...

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Wynn Resorts Files Final Environmental Impact Report

July 3, 2014
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Wynn MA, LLC, announced Tuesday that it had filed its Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The filing follows Wynn’s filing of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and nearly completes a comprehensive, 15-month study required by the Commonwealth to analyze and detail the environmental...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Representative Wayne Matewsky Votes in Favor of Minimum Wage Increase

July 3, 2014
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June 19th marked the culmination of the State Houses Labor and Workforce Development Committees efforts to increase the minimum wage to $11.oo per hour, over a three year period, while establishing protection, compensation and legislation to benefit a diverse range of workers state wide. Representative Wayne A. Matewsky – Democrat, Everett, member of the...

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Cost of Water and Sewer Rates Stand Strong in Local Cities Comparison

July 3, 2014
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On Wednesday, June 18th the City Services Commission voted unanimously to increase the water and sewer rates by 9%. The increase in rates is due to increases in MWRA annual assessments averaging 2-5% a year and needed expenditures in improvements to the aging of utility infrastructure and the new smart water meter program. In...

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Pioneer Charter School of Science Recognized by Boston Foundation

July 3, 2014
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Pioneer Charter School of Science was recognized with a $10,000 award for its work in providing quality educational opportunities to students from the Boston Foundation. PCSS was as a finalist for the Pozen Prize for Charter Schools, finishing in the top three best charter schools in Greater Boston. The prize was created by Boston Foundation donors Robert and Elizabeth Pozen. Robert is a former...

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Obituaries 07-02-2014

July 3, 2014
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Joseph DeVito Retired Everett Health Inspector Joseph A. DeVito, a lifelong Everett resident, entered into rest on June 25 in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 71 years old. Born in Everett, Joe served in the Massachusetts National Guard for a short period of time. He retired from the City of Everett, Health Department, where...

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EHS Culinary Arts Students Prepare Lunch for State Senators

June 25, 2014
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EHS Culinary Arts Students Prepare Lunch for State Senators

Students and staff from Everett High School’s award-winning Culinary Arts Program prepared and served lunch for members of the Massachusetts State Senate inside the office of Senate President Therese Murray. This was a special opportunity for Everett High’s aspiring chefs to showcase their skills. The lunch was arranged in cooperation between the office of...

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