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Budget Passed?Council Debates Budget Cuts,then Votes 7-4 to Pass Budget

June 17, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. One week after City Council members voted 10-1 to forward the fiscal year 2017 budget proposal of $173,774,839 to the full body “as presented”, the same Councilors voted just 7-4 on Monday night in favor of passing that budget. Unfortunately, that created some confusion as to whether the budget had...

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Two-Way Tolling Testing to Roll Out this Summer on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge, to Affect Everett

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A top state transportation official apologized to drivers last week after a Boston media outlet reported that tolling in both directions on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge is set to roll out this year – a plan that has Everett officials very upset. Tom Tinlin of the state Department of Transportation (DOT) told...

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Fire Chief Position Discussed

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Public Safety Committee held a meeting on Wednesday evening, June 8, in the Council Chambers and addressed the fate of the Everett Fire Department’s fire chief position. With Fire Chief David Butler intending to retire in July, the position will be up for grabs. Currently the position is determined from...

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Wynn Purchases GE Site on the Malden River

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor company has purchased a 30-plus acre parcel on the Malden River – known as the former General Electric (GE) site – and will transfer 3 acres to the City for a park, while working within a planning process for developing the remainder of the parcel. Wynn Boston...

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Paint Night

June 10, 2016
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Paint Night

Trisha To demonstrating a brush stroke for the class to copy. To, a MassArt student and graduate of Everett High School, gave detailed instructions to more than a dozen students in a painting after hours night at the Shute Library on Thursday, June 2.

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Video,9-1-1 Call Released in Everett Officer-Involved Shooting

June 10, 2016
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Video,9-1-1 Call Released in Everett Officer-Involved Shooting

By Seth Daniel and Joe Domelowicz Jr. A video from a private security camera shows – in the distance – an Everett Police officer, with his gun drawn, backing away quickly into the middle of Everett Square as a man chases him, with the officer suddenly shooting the man when he gets within a...

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The Move to City Hall has Been A Game-Changer for Everett Food Pantry

June 10, 2016
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The Move to City Hall has Been A Game-Changer for Everett Food Pantry

By Seth Daniel Before last summer, the Everett Food Pantry was in about as dire need as the folks they were serving – having no set home and even resorting to distributing food in the parking lot of the Old High School at one time. It was a tough period for the safety net...

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City Council Budget Committee Votes to Accept FY 2017 Budget

June 10, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council’s Committee on the Budget wrapped up its deliberations on Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s $205.5 million budget proposal for fiscal year 2017, with a 10-1 vote of the members to accept the budget as submitted and refer it to the next meeting of the full council on June...

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Wynn Chapter 91 Hearing Now Goes Under Review

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Nothing has been decided yet with the Wynn Chapter 91 hearing, but plenty of testimony was given last Thursday, June 2, during an administrative hearing in downtown Boston. Hearing officers spent most of the day going line-by-line through the appeal given by the City of Somerville, with witnesses also being cross...

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Memorial Day

June 3, 2016
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Memorial Day

Joe Hickey played ‘Amazing Grace’ on bagpipes to conclude Monday’s Memorial Day Exercises in Glenwood Cemetery. Despite the rain, a large crowd turned out to observe the solemn ceremony in honor of those who died serving their country.

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