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Egging It On: Residents Ask for Rule Changes in Order to Raise Chickens

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Everett Board of Health is considering an amendment to the long-time ordinances governing whom can and how one can raise and keep chickens in the City. The Nuisance regulations regarding live poultry and chicken farming in Everett will have a hearing on Monday, June 19, in City Hall at 6...

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National Grid Details Major Upgrade to City’s Electrical Needs

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel National Grid is preparing to significantly upgrade the electricity needs of the City of Everett, and much of that has to do with the increased development and investment in the area. The company was scheduled to have a public meeting Tuesday night, June 13, too late for Independent deadlines. However, officials...

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Fire Time Fireworks: Big Show will Light Up Glendale Park,City on July 1

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the first time in generations, perhaps ever, the City of Everett will feature a major fireworks display for the July 4th holiday – setting off what is expected to be a magnificent display on July 1 right in the heart of the city. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of...

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Herb Chambers BMW Considering Expansion in Everett

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Potential plans are in the works for a major change at Santilli Circle. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and other elected officials confirmed that Herb Chambers Car Dealerships, based in Somerville, has met with them to discuss expanding their network to Everett on the current Best Buy site. Mayor DeMaria preferred not to...

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City Clerk Matarazzo to Retire at the End of the Month

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a number of years in the Clerk’s office, and several as the City Clerk, Michael Matarazzo announced this week that he plans to retire from City Government at the end of the month. Matarazzo grew up, for the most part, in Everett – moving to Baldwin Avenue from Somerville when...

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Wynn Boston Harbor to Deliver First $12.5 Million Check

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel No doors have yet opened at the Wynn Boston Harbor resort on Lower Broadway, but the second – and largest to date – mitigation check will be delivered to the City tonight, June 14. Wynn will present the first $12.5 million casino mitigation check to the City of Everett following a...

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Council Approves FY 2018 Operating Budget of $183,310,997:Water and Sewer Budget and Capital Improvement Plan Budget Also Approved

June 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council in three votes approved a total fiscal year 2018 spending package of $212,885,817 for the city of Everett fiscal year that begins July 1, 2017. The breakdown of the three budget pieces included $183,310,997 for the FY 2018 operating budget, $18,127,320 for the FY 2018 Water...

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Council Votes 10-1 to Increase Mayor’s Salary in 2018 and Again in 2020:Proponents Noted Increasing Salaries for Department Heads as a Top Reason

June 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. In a remarkably short, and uncontroversial vote at the end of its meeting Monday night, the Everett City Council voted 10-1 to approve a salary increase for the position of Mayor. Effective in January 2018, the mayoral base salary will now be $160,000 per year, up from its current level...

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Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser

June 9, 2017
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Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser

School Committee Chairman Frank Parker raffled off a pair of Red Sox tickets to help support the Devens Elementary School fund during Sunday’s celebrity bartender event at Stewart’s Pub. A number of local officials over the past several months have taken up residence behind the bar to raise money for their favorite charities. Councilor...

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Spring Arts Festival

June 9, 2017
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Spring Arts Festival

Janice McPhee stood proudly alongside her painting of Nefertiti at the Everett Arts Association’s 49th Annual Spring Arts Festival at the Connolly Center last weekend. More than 100 works from local artists were on display at the Center.

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