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City Dedicates Veteran Square to Harvey Lever

July 9, 2018
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On Monday, May 21, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Veterans Services Commission Jeanne Cristiano dedicated the corner of Elm Street and Winthrop Road in honor of Harvey Lever, an Everett resident and Veteran. In attendance at the ceremony were State Rep. Joe McGonagle, members of the City Council, as well as several Lever family members...

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Baker Signs ‘Grand Bargain’ Legislation

July 9, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed the “Grand Bargain” legislation on Thursday, June 28, that deals with minimum wage increases, paid family medical leave and an annual sales tax holiday. The compromise legislation will create a permanent sales tax holiday, increase the minimum wage over the next five years and create a new paid family and...

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Adrien and Smith Agree to Participate in State Rep Forums

June 28, 2018
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State representative candidates Gerly Adrien and Steve ‘Stat’ Smith have agreed to participate in at least two public forums/debates in the coming months prior to the Sept. 4 Democratic primary, which will decide the winner of the seat. Incumbent State Rep. Joe McGonagle has not yet responded to the call for a forum, which...

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Short-Term Rentals Could Take Everett by Storm as Boston Pushes Them Out

June 28, 2018
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As Boston and Cambridge enact tough ordinances to push out investor-owned short-term rentals (Airbnb) from their cities – and with the Encore Boston Harbor casino opening in one year – there is some pause in the City that Everett might need to protect its housing stock from being overrun by what is becoming known...

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DiDomenico’s Landmark Bill to Protect Workers Pay Passes the Senate

June 28, 2018
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Last week, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously voted to pass Senator Sal DiDomenico’s (D-Everett) legislation to help prevent the illegal practice of wage theft and promote employer accountability. The bill, S.2327, gives the state greater power to go after wage violators and provides additional tools for the Attorney General’s office to hold violators fully accountable....

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Council Passes $196 Million Operating Budget

June 28, 2018
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The Everett City Council, in their final meeting before summer recess, voted 8-2 to approve a $196,427,922 fiscal year 2019 operating budget for the City of Everett, and also approved by a 10-0 margin the $19,200,241 water and sewer enterprise fund budget, effectively authorizing $211,628,163 in spending in the fiscal year that begins July...

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Encore Boston Harbor Opens City Hall Office

June 28, 2018
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In one year’s time, the City of Everett will get a large check that reads “$25.3 million,” which will signal the opening of the doors to the new Encore Boston Harbor resort casino. Until that time, the City will have to make due, and making due meant accepting a $12.5 million check from the...

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Encore Boston Harbor Buys Up More Off-Site Properties on Lower Broadway

June 28, 2018
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The Wynn Resorts company has purchased two more properties off-site on Lower Broadway, and lowered the boom on the old Freightliner building that abutted Bow Street for many years. The most recent acquisitions off site came on Robin Street and Bow Street. Wynn Resorts – the parent company of Encore Boston Harbor – made...

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Everett Democrats Elect New Officers

June 28, 2018
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Everett Democrats have chosen new party leaders that include a number of new officers and ward chairs and officers. At a recent caucus, longtime Democratic City Committee Chair Patti Cheever was re-elected as co-chair along with newcomer Gerly Adrien.  Cheever is Senior Administrative Assistant, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association. Adrien is Finance and Grants...

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Firefighter Craig Hardy Wins Legislative Agent Seat in Statewide PFFM

June 28, 2018
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Everett Firefighter and Fire Union President Craig Hardy cruised to victory this month in his quest for the Legislative Agent seat in the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts (PFFM) organization. “The local here in Everett is pretty proud and happy with what I’ve done because I’m the first Everett firefighter to enter into the PFFM,”...

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