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Honored for 50 Years of Service

February 17, 2017
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Honored for 50 Years of Service

City Councilor John Hanlon accepts a key to the City on Monday afternoon, Feb. 13, at a surprise celebration in City Hall that commemorated his 50 years of service to the City in various capacities. He has served as everything from mayor to City Clerk to Council President in the last five decades.

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Everett Native’s 100th Birthday

February 17, 2017
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Everett Native’s 100th Birthday

When Mona Jean Whittier Somerville of Everett was born, women could not vote. 100 years later, she proudly cast her ballot in one of the most contentious presidential elections of her lifetime. She also spent her 100th year going through a sort of bucket list of local activities. She watched the Boston Pops play...

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Working Together:Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Community Input on Plans

February 17, 2017
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Working Together:Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Community Input on Plans

By Seth Daniel For the past year, members of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group have been meeting to discuss ideas, brainstorm solutions and consider possibilities for making transportation work in the quickly growing nexus at the city lines of Everett, Charlestown and Somerville. Over the past several weeks, member of the Group have...

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Everett High Billiards Team Shows Up Right on Cue:Draws Interest Immediately

February 17, 2017
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Everett High Billiards Team Shows Up Right on Cue:Draws Interest Immediately

By Seth Daniel It was purely by coincidence that Everett High teacher Shawn Waterman stumbled into the idea of staring a billiards team for the high school. An avid pool player in his spare time, he was playing at a tournament in Lynn outside of his normal circles and ran into the owner of...

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S & P Global Raises Everett’s Long-Term Bond Rating to One of its Highest Levels

February 17, 2017
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On Monday, February 13th Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced that Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings raised the City’s long-term rating on the City of Everett general obligation (GO) bonds to ‘AA+’ from ‘AA’ based on a draft report citing the city’s improved reserve levels and increased property wealth. At the same time, S& P Global...

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Council Votes to Ban Balloon Releases in the City Limits

February 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Citing the need to “raise public awareness” Monday night, the Everett City Council voted unanimously to adopt a new ordinance that makes it illegal to release balloons into the skies above Everett because of the harmful and negative impacts that balloon releases can have on the environment in general, and...

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Planning Board to Weigh New Parking Plans on March 27

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Everett Planning Board decided on Monday night to schedule an entire evening to wade through the proposal to change the numbers of parking spaces required during development. The zoning change amendment has been before the Planning Board since December, and after several discussions, they haven’t been able to get completely...

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Welcome Home

February 10, 2017
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Welcome Home

Cory Kidd greeted his mother, Ann Marie, at the front door of his home on Liberty Street last Thursday, Feb. 2, after being honorably discharged from the Army after four years of service, including a nine-month stint in Afghanistan. The family, including Cory’s dog, Delta, greeted the former soldier warmly at the family home.

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Revoked:Council,Mayor Look to Strip Exelon Of Its 20-Year TIF Agreement

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Everett City Council, at the request of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, has voted unanimously to decertify and strip Exelon Generation plant of its 20-year Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement that has been in place since 2000. Mayor DeMaria called for the special meeting of the Council on Monday to address the...

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Chief Mazzie says Everett Well on Its Way to up Police Contingent

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Police Chief Steve Mazzie said this week that the Department has nearly completed its first phase of adding at least 10 new recruits in anticipation of the Wynn Boston Harbor resort – and are already getting ready to meet next fiscal year’s goal of 10 more recruits. “We are pretty close...

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