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Aldermen Set to End Their Year: Medford Council Opposing Everett Casino Development

December 27, 2012
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The Everett Board of Aldermen will take up a fairly brief agenda next Wednesday, the day after Christmas, but there are a couple of items of note that we wouldn’t want to get lost in the holiday bustle. Here’s a peek at the agenda for Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Medford opposing casino development due...

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School Department Hoping to Move into Former Devens School in February

December 27, 2012
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Superintendent of Everett Public Schools Frederick Foresteire said this week that the district is hoping to move back into the former Devens School at the beginning of February, once renovations of the schools are completed. The Devens Schools had been declared a surplus school building by the city a decade ago, and remained unused...

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Everett Students Decorate City Christmas Trees

December 20, 2012
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Everett Students Decorate City Christmas Trees

Students from the Parlin School pose in front of the Christmas tree they just decorated.

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Everett Firefighters Collect and Distribute Food for the Needy: Annual Holiday Food Baskets Were Delivered on Monday

December 20, 2012
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Everett Firefighters Collect and Distribute Food for the Needy: Annual Holiday Food Baskets Were Delivered on Monday

On Monday, December 17 members of the Everett Fire Department, under the leadership and tutelage of firefighter Stephen Bruce, organized, created and delivered 100 Holiday food baskets for local Everett families. The food baskets, once filled, were available for pickup by the pre-identified families. “We enjoy helping out the community, but especially during this...

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Everett Has Aa3 Rating:Refinancing of Old Debt with New Rating Will Save the City Money

December 20, 2012
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On Monday Mayor Carlo DeMaria officially announced the news that the city’s bond rating has been maintained as Aa3, after a re-evaluation by the investment firm Moody’s Investor Services. The city’s financial consultant Tony Rosselli actually let the news slip at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, during a discussion about the city’s water...

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Casino Forum Well Attended

December 20, 2012
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More than 250 residents of the city converged on the Edward Connolly Center on Chelsea Street last Tuesday December 11, to hear about a proposed $1 billion casino development on the former Monsanto property site at what is now known as Mystic Point. However, during the meeting Mayor Carlo DeMaria had indicated that billionaire...

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Schools, Police Review Emergency Protocols

December 20, 2012
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Following the horrific and tragic events that took place December 14 in Newtown, CT, Superintendent of Everett Public Schools Frederick Foresteire said on Monday that every precaution is being taken to make sure that Everett’s children are as safe as possible and that security of the schools is priority number one. “We take security...

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Everett Man Recognized Ahead of Enlistment

December 12, 2012
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Everett Man Recognized Ahead of Enlistment

Everett native Cory Kidd was recognized prior to the Board of Aldermen’s meeting Monday night “for his commitment and dedication to his community and his country,” ahead of his enlistment in the U.S. Army next month. According to Alderman Robert Van Campen who sponsored the citation for Kidd, the young Everett man is hoping...

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Shopping Locally This Holiday Season a Few Local Small Business Ideas

December 12, 2012
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Ok, it’s the holiday shopping season and at best, if you’re reading this on Wednesday, you have 12 shopping days left to buy your gifts before Christmas, or Channukah of the Winter Solstice, or whatever you celebrate has passed you by. We all know that Everett is home to several big box and chain...

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Van Campen Seeks to Set Record Straight Portion of Free Cash Balance Tied to Water/Sewer Fund Deficit

December 12, 2012
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Alderman Robert Van Campen queried auditing consultant Tony Rosselli Monday night in an apparent attempt to discredit some of the local media reporting that followed last week’s Common Council meeting and the announcement that Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s “stringent budget management” and “strict spending policies” were the reasons for a greater than expected free cash...

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