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Council Effort to Delay City Hall Proposal Fails

May 14, 2015
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I thought the city’s move to a new charter and a single-unified legislative body was supposed to make it easier for the city to make progress and remain flexible in a modern environment. Instead, it almost seems like a concerted effort is being made by some members of the new City Council to obstruct...

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Watered Down:Everett’s Water Usage Numbers Down by 60 Percent As Conservation Wins Out

May 14, 2015
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The battle against wasted water has been won, according to officials at state levels – who note, and astonishingly so, that Everett’s water usage is down 60 percent since 1985. In news regarding water conservation, the MWRA revealed to the Independent that a 10-year trend towards conservation arrived at a seminal moment in 2014...

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Incumbents to Square Off in Ward 4 Race

May 14, 2015
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As the City Election nears, Ward 4 will see an interesting and rare race – two incumbents facing off against one another. The news broke last week that current At-Large Councillor Mike Mangan had pulled papers for a run in Ward 4 instead of running again for an at-large bid. That put him squarely...

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Winter Classic Concert At Everett High School

May 7, 2015
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Winter Classic Concert At Everett High School

The Frederick F. Foresteire Center for the Performing Arts was filled to capacity for Everett High School’s Annual Winter Classic Concert, which features every musical and vocal group and ensemble offered by the school’s award-winning Music Department. Pictured above are some of the special guests who attended this year’s concert, and some of the people...

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Katy Rogers to Display Artwork at Shute Library

May 7, 2015
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Katy Rogers to Display Artwork at Shute Library

Everett resident Katy Rogers will be displaying her artwork at the Shute Memorial Library. Katy is a graduate of Everett High School and the Montserrat School of Art. Katy’s superb artwork was part of her senior project at the prestigious art school located in Beverly. Katy is honored to share her realistic drawings in...

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Oyster Project Still Holds Hope for Getting Started with Wynn

May 7, 2015
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Oyster Project Still Holds Hope for Getting Started with Wynn

Charlestown resident Andrew Jay recalls reading in history books about a time in the distant past when the streets of downtown Boston were covered in oyster shells; when boats going up or down the Mystic River past Everett had to navigate around gigantic oyster reefs; and, before the Charles River dam, when oysters the...

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New Date Set for Shute Library Grand Re-Opening

May 7, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to invite all residents to the Grand Re-Opening of the newly renovated Shute Memorial Library on Thursday, May 7 at 6:00PM. The event will begin promptly at 6PM with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the entrance to the library, followed by a speaking portion and a reception inside the...

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Hundreds Turn Out for May Day Rally at Glendale Park

May 7, 2015
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Hundreds of activists and protestors from Everett, East Boston, Chelsea and beyond descended upon Glendale Park Friday evening for a May Day Rally as part of International Workers Day. Organized through a partnership with Eastie and Chelsea, Everett was called on this year to host the concluding rally at Glendale Park. Hundreds of marchers...

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When It Comes to Energy, You Have a Choice:Control Your Costs and Make a Difference with Responsible Energy

May 7, 2015
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When It Comes to Energy, You Have a Choice:Control Your Costs and Make a Difference with Responsible Energy

The threat of rising energy costs has got everyone down but Alexander Rhalimi of Revere has a solution that can help. Rhalimi is a Viridian Energy Independent Associate, whose driving purpose is to help renters and homeowners alike on their energy bills while making a positive environmental impact.  “So many folks have been hurt...

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Crowded At-large Field; Mangan Pulls Papers for Ward 4 Seat

May 7, 2015
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Nomination papers for City Council and School Committee elections became available on Monday morning, and by Tuesday, there had already been a wealth of activity. First and foremost was current At-large Councillor Mike Mangan (Walnut Street) pulling papers for Ward 4 rather than for at-large. Mangan had finished just out of the money in...

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