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Water/Sewer Enterprise Fund in the Black: Nearly $2 Million Turnaround in One Year

October 15, 2014
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One year ago, after moving the city’s water and sewer system to a Water and Sewer Enterprise Account, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his financial team assured the City Council and taxpayers, that making the system self-sufficient would result in a more fiscally responsible fund that reflected its true costs and budgets accordingly. Prior to...

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DOR Certifies Everett’s ‘free Cash’ At over $5.4 Million: City’s Conservative Spending Plan and Sound Fiscal Practices Sets the Pace

October 15, 2014
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According to Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has once again certified Everett’s unexpended fund balance, also known as free cash, at more than $5.4 million for the 2014 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2014. It marks the second consecutive year that Everett has shown free cash balances of...

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Zarah Magazine Looks to Put a Positive Viewpoint of Arab Culture

October 15, 2014
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Zarah Magazine Looks to Put a Positive Viewpoint of Arab Culture

‘Hijack’ is a contentious word to use when speaking about Arab American culture, but it’s exactly what Rachid Moukhabir says has happened to his culture worldwide – and he’s combatting that unfortunate view with a new magazine called ‘Zarah’ that highlights the positives of Arab American culture in Revere and the entire area. “I’m...

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Revere Mayor Looks to Block Critical MBTA Land Sale for Casino Access

October 15, 2014
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Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has called for the MBTA to stop in its tracks on a land sale to Wynn Resorts – a crucial sale of land that will allow the proposed casino to create an access road on Everett-only land and to avoid troubles with Boston. Rizzo listed five specific reasons why the...

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From Sweets to Suites: Everett’s Batch Yard Shines at Grand Opening Party

October 13, 2014
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From Sweets to Suites: Everett’s Batch Yard Shines at Grand Opening Party

The Batch Yard, a 328-unit luxury loft-style apartment community located at 25 Charlton Street in Everett, MA, held a Grand Opening Party on October 1st to celebrate the successful opening of the development and to recognize the groups who worked to bring the project to completion. Of the 300 people in attendance, guests included...

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Federal Indictments Unsealed in Casino Land Deal Down the Line

October 13, 2014
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Revere resident Charlie Lightbody said this week that a federal indictment handed down last Thursday alleging he and two other men tried to hoodwink investigators regarding the casino land deal in Everett is weak and based purely on speculation. The 13-page indictment came down on Thursday afternoon after a Federal Grand Jury closed up...

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Now Getting Involved: Wynn Resorts Will Back ‘No on Question 3’ Effort

October 13, 2014
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After mostly staying out of the casino repeal vote discussion – otherwise known as Question 3 – Wynn Resorts announced last weekend that they would become involved in the ‘No on 3’ campaign over the next month. When the casino company won their license on Sept. 16, officials from Wynn said they hadn’t made...

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Murdered Marine from Everett remembered in Garden of Peace

October 6, 2014
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Murdered Marine from Everett remembered in Garden of Peace

No one wants to be memorialized in Boston’s Garden of Peace, but for those that are remembered there, the addition of their names to the solemn Garden for murder victims gives some solace and a place to grieve with others who are walking similar paths. The Boston Garden of Peace held its 10th Annual...

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Everett Officials, Surrounding Cities See Momentum and Visibility in Baker Campaign

October 6, 2014
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Everett Officials, Surrounding Cities See Momentum and Visibility in Baker Campaign

Several Everett elected officials headed to Revere to join numerous residents and other elected officials from the surrounding communities to lend their support to the Republican Gubernatorial ticket of Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito. In an area where things are distinctively “blue,” numerous Democrats turned out to support the Baker campaign at the rally...

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‘No On Question 3’ Campaign Gets Energized in Everett

October 6, 2014
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‘No On Question 3’ Campaign Gets Energized in Everett

Only minutes had gone by after the decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to award a casino license to Wynn Resorts before Everett’s Michael McLaughlin and Dan Skeritt kicked it into high gear to get the word out about the ‘Vote No on Question 3’ campaign – a campaign calling for keeping the...

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