Eyeing A Tax Cut for Property Owners:Council,CFO Discuss Potential Impact of Development on Taxes

July 30, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council opened a discussion with Chief Financial Officer Eric Demas on Monday night, about the potential future impact of Wynne Development payments to the city on the local tax rate. The Council, which in June had elicited a promise from Mayor Carlo DeMaria to find a way...

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City to hold Public Hearing on RCN Cable Services to Everett

July 30, 2016
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced Tuesday that RCN Cable has filed an application to bring a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network, along with increased competition and a choice for broadband and entertainment services, to the City of Everett. Mayor DeMaria has been committed to encouraging new businesses and accelerating high-speed internet as ways to ensure growth and...

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DeMaria’s Summer Youth Program with YMCA Everett Off to A Strong Start

July 30, 2016
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Almost three weeks into the summer, Mayor DeMaria’s Summer Youth program, a partnership with the YMCA in Everett, is keeping the youth of Everett busy and engaged with a robust schedule of fun and enriching activities. “I am happy to report that our kids are loving their summer camp with the YMCA,” Mayor Carlo...

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Planning Board Approves Luxury Apartment Complex for Parkway

July 30, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Batch Yard developer Post Road Residential won a key approval from the Everett Planning Board Monday night, as they seek to follow their success in developing the former Charlestown Chew building, with another monstrous luxury apartment complex, this time on Revere Beach Parkway, at the former site of Boston Harley...

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Obituaries 07-27-2016

July 30, 2016
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William “Bill” Griffin Retired Letter Carrier William F. “Bill” Griffin of Everett entered into rest at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 24. He was 83 years old. Born in Boston, Bill lived in Everett for most of his life. He was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict...

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Black Hawk in Glendale Park

July 22, 2016
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Black Hawk in Glendale Park

A U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopter landed in Glendale Park so Everett residents and participants in the Junior Police Academy could get a close look last Friday, July 15. The helicopter has visited the Academy on the last day of the session the past two years.

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Creature Teacher

July 22, 2016
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Creature Teacher

Joseph Pendleton bravely let Harold the tarantula sit upon his head during The Creature Teacher summer program at the Shute Library last Thursday, July 14. Children at the program got to interact with snakes, frogs lizards and birds, and learn about how those animals live. Activities are planned all summer long at the Shute...

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Hot Real Estate:Wynn Boston Harbor Buys Properties on Lower Broadway

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor team has been on a spending spree over the last month – and even stretching back to January – buying out properties along Lower Broadway for millions of dollars. The Independent identified seven properties purchased in the Lower Broadway area this year, including five over the last...

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Hearing Officer Sides with Wynn, DEP on Granting of License

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The hearing officer handling the Wynn Boston Harbor Chapter 91 appeal released a recommendation late on Friday that gave Somerville standing, but recommended allowing the Wynn license to be approved. It is a decision widely seen as a victory for Wynn and for Everett. In a 50-page decision, the hearing officer,...

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Freightliner Approved by Appeals for Wynn Relocation to GE Site

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a quick decision that riled one city councilor and some neighbors, the Everett Board of Appeals on Monday night approved a plan by Wynn Boston Harbor to move the Boston Freightliner semi-truck business from Lower Broadway to the GE site off of Air Force Road. The decision was unanimous, 5-0....

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Second Post Road Development Passes Major Test at Appeals

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When Andy Montelli wanted to build a second project in Everett, he rounded up his architect and development team at Post Road Residential and went to Portland, Oregon. The Batch Yard developer told the Board of Appeals in Everett on Monday night that his team got a fresh look at something...

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Pokémon Go Brings Strange,but Respectful,Gatherings in Everett

July 22, 2016
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By Katy Rogers Pokémon Go, a new free-to-play mobile app, has quickly become an overnight sensation and is making an impact in greater Boston communities such as Everett. While Pokémon may be an unfamiliar concept to some, the pocket sized monsters have been popular since the mid 1990s through a variety of mediums such as trading...

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Massachusetts Glaucoma Patients Suffer Because Of Outdated Eye Care Rules

July 22, 2016
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By Dr. Matthew Forgues Glaucoma patients across the United States can receive treatment from their optometrists. In Massachusetts, however, more than 60,000 glaucoma patients are barred by state law from seeing an optometrist, which means they must wait longer for care—often for weeks or even months. And then those patients must pay at least...

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EPA’s Emissions Report Trades Science for Politics

July 22, 2016
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By Jeff Stier The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report on greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates shrewd political strategy — and a wanton disregard for objective science. Using a questionable methodology, the EPA found that the nation’s methane emissions have been dramatically higher in recent years than previously thought. And for the EPA, this is a...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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Obituaries 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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Fred Mandracchia Late proprietor of New Bridge Café Chelsea Fred J. Mandracchia of Everett passed away on  July 11. He was 88 years old. The late proprietor of New Bridge Café Chelsea, he was  a US Navy veteran of World War II. He was the loving father of Mark C. Mandracchia Sr.,  the cherished...

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Council Confirms Appointment of Three New Police Transfers

July 16, 2016
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Council Confirms Appointment of Three New Police Transfers

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council met briefly on Monday night with a short agenda, but one that included some good news for local law enforcement efforts. Three veteran police officers have been  added to the ranks of the Everett Police Department, after the three officers transferred to Everett from their previous...

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DA Calls Human Skeleton find in Everett A ‘Suspicious Death’

July 16, 2016
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DA Calls Human Skeleton find in Everett A ‘Suspicious Death’

By Katy Rogers A human skull was discovered in the Rover Street area on National Grid Property in Everett on Thursday morning, July 7. A worker discovered the human remains in a dirt pile while on the clock. Police were alerted immediately, responding to the scene. Following a preliminary investigation, District Attorney Marian Ryan,...

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Everett Farmers’ Market Offers ‘Lids for Kids’

July 16, 2016
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Everett Farmers’ Market Offers ‘Lids for Kids’

More than 100 lucky boys and girls received free gifts at the Everett Farmers’ Market last Wednesday, July 6. The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center sponsored “Lids for Kids,” a free bike helmet giveaway for the first 100 children who appeared at the market. The organization also raffled off a boy’s bicycle and girl’s...

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Public Meeting Tonight:Wynn Boston Harbor Will Give View of ‘Real’ Construction Details

July 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel What has to date been discussions of possibilities and ideas around the Wynn Boston Harbor casino will be boiled down to timelines and construction techniques at an update meeting scheduled for tonight, July 13, at the Connolly Center. To mark the third anniversary of the successful casino referendum vote in Everett,...

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Everett Youth Join Junior Police Academy

July 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The best time to build relationships with the public for police isn’t often when they are called to de-escalate a situation – sometimes a violent situation requiring an arrest. Departments all over the country – especially in light of police relations discussions over the past two years – are searching for...

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Sadness Across America

July 16, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...

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Obituaries 07-13-2016

July 16, 2016
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Leo Flynn, Jr. Member of undefeated 1960 Everett High Football Team Leo Flynn, Jr. of Erie, Pa. formerly of Everett, passed away quietly after a long illness on Thursday, July 7 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was 71 years old. Born in Everett on August 9, 1944, he was the son of the late Leo...

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Council to Propose Clinician Ride Alongs for Opioid Cases

July 16, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City Councilor John Leo McKinnon, the chairperson of the Council’s Special Opioid task Force said this week that the committee will be making a resolution to ask Mayor Carlo DeMaria to look into the concept of putting licensed addiction counselors with medical and sociology backgrounds into police cruisers or on...

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