City adopts new Stretch Code

July 3, 2014
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Inspectional Service Department would like to inform all residents that the City has adopted Appendix AA- Stretch Energy Code. The stretch code is an optional appendix to the Massachusetts building energy code that allows cities and towns to choose a more energy- efficient option. This option increases the efficiency...

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Wynn Resorts Files Final Environmental Impact Report

July 3, 2014
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Wynn MA, LLC, announced Tuesday that it had filed its Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The filing follows Wynn’s filing of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and nearly completes a comprehensive, 15-month study required by the Commonwealth to analyze and detail the environmental...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Representative Wayne Matewsky Votes in Favor of Minimum Wage Increase

July 3, 2014
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June 19th marked the culmination of the State Houses Labor and Workforce Development Committees efforts to increase the minimum wage to $11.oo per hour, over a three year period, while establishing protection, compensation and legislation to benefit a diverse range of workers state wide. Representative Wayne A. Matewsky – Democrat, Everett, member of the...

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Cost of Water and Sewer Rates Stand Strong in Local Cities Comparison

July 3, 2014
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On Wednesday, June 18th the City Services Commission voted unanimously to increase the water and sewer rates by 9%. The increase in rates is due to increases in MWRA annual assessments averaging 2-5% a year and needed expenditures in improvements to the aging of utility infrastructure and the new smart water meter program. In...

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Pioneer Charter School of Science Recognized by Boston Foundation

July 3, 2014
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Pioneer Charter School of Science was recognized with a $10,000 award for its work in providing quality educational opportunities to students from the Boston Foundation. PCSS was as a finalist for the Pozen Prize for Charter Schools, finishing in the top three best charter schools in Greater Boston. The prize was created by Boston Foundation donors Robert and Elizabeth Pozen. Robert is a former...

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Obituaries 07-02-2014

July 3, 2014
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Joseph DeVito Retired Everett Health Inspector Joseph A. DeVito, a lifelong Everett resident, entered into rest on June 25 in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 71 years old. Born in Everett, Joe served in the Massachusetts National Guard for a short period of time. He retired from the City of Everett, Health Department, where...

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EHS Culinary Arts Students Prepare Lunch for State Senators

June 25, 2014
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EHS Culinary Arts Students Prepare Lunch for State Senators

Students and staff from Everett High School’s award-winning Culinary Arts Program prepared and served lunch for members of the Massachusetts State Senate inside the office of Senate President Therese Murray. This was a special opportunity for Everett High’s aspiring chefs to showcase their skills. The lunch was arranged in cooperation between the office of...

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Council Confirms Appointment of Six New Officers: Auxiliary Police Also Get Special Police Appointments

June 25, 2014
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Council Confirms Appointment of Six New Officers: Auxiliary Police Also Get Special Police Appointments

On a night in the City Council chambers that was dominated by budget talk and proposed cuts, the City Council chose to start the evening by confirming the appointment of six new Everett Police Officers and confirming the appointment of 12 Auxiliary Police officers at Special Police Officers in the City off Everett. The...

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Casino Question Goes Statewide

June 25, 2014
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Everett voters will go to the polls to vote on casinos for a second time this November – and this time they will be joined by the rest of the state – after the Supreme Judicial Court issued an early and surprising ruling Tuesday morning to allow the casino repeal question on the ballot...

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Local Tattoo Artist Seeks to Start New Autism Race Fundraiser: Inaugural Race Is Scheduled for April 15 2015

June 25, 2014
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The Everett City Council, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Police Chief Steven Mazzie and City Services Director Jay Marcotte all voiced their support for an initiative by local tattoo artist, business owner and father Shawn Coyle of Ferry Street Ink, to establish a new 5k charity road race in Everett to support and raise awareness for...

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Council Approves $154 Million Operating Budget: Councilor Capone Manages $85,000 Cut in City Services

June 25, 2014
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Following nearly two hours of additional questioning of city department heads and Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Everett City Council voted to approve a $154,363,765 fiscal year 2015 operating budget for the City of Everett, which was just $85,000 less than what had been proposed by the mayor from the outset. First year Councilor Fred...

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Police Briefs 06-25-2014

June 25, 2014
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Monday, 5/28 Silverio Nascimento, 47, 29 High St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor. Tuesday, 5/27 Tamara Burns, 27, 28 Parker St., Everett, was arrested for receiving stolen property. Jason Carangelo, 43, 30 Park Ave., Revere, was arrested for receiving stolen plates. Fernando DaSilva, 23, 229 Webster St., Malden, was...

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EHS Class Of 2014

June 17, 2014
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EHS Class Of 2014

The EHS Class of 2014 throw their caps in the air in celebration of graduating.

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The Parlin’s 3rd Grade Class Visits City Hall & Mayor DeMaria

June 17, 2014
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The Parlin’s 3rd Grade Class Visits City Hall & Mayor DeMaria

Mayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to welcome the Parlin School’s 3rd grade class to Everett City Hall last Tuesday. City Clerk Michael Matarazzo guided the students and teachers around City Hall to educate them about the history of the building. The Mayor was pleased to speak to the students and wish them a happy and...

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Public Hearing Opens Budget Review for Council: Proposed $183 Million Budget for FY ’15

June 17, 2014
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The Everett City Council began the work of reviewing Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s proposed $182.9 million fiscal year 2015 budget for operations, enterprise funds and “other expenses”, as described by City Auditor Richard Viscay on Monday night, with the opening and closing of a public hearing on the budget for the purpose of obtaining public...

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Council Subcommittee to Review “Stretch Building Code”

June 17, 2014
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The Everett City Council’s Committee on Community and Business Development will meet next Monday night, June 23 at 6 p.m. to review a proposal that seeks to adopt the Massachusetts “Stretch” building code, to ensure new construction and additions over a certain size are completed using energy efficient materials and equipment going forward. The...

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Ways and Means Hearings Open with Ten Departments: Committee Meetings Will Continue Through Wednesday Night

June 17, 2014
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The Everett City Council’s Committee on Ways and Means, a committee of the whole, opened its review of the FY 2015 budget Monday night, by meeting with 10 department heads, who each were accompanied by Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Chief of Staff Melissa Rodrigues and City Auditor Richard Viscay. In this inaugural budget season for...

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Police Briefs 06-18-2014

June 17, 2014
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Monday, May 19 Gaber Ahmed Eisharkawi, 62, 76 Malden, St., Everett, was arrested for domestic abuse. Kristen McQuaid, 32, 712 Summer St., Lynn, was arrested for two counts of receiving stolen property over $250 and breaking and entering in the day with I tent to commit a felony. Lurina Rivera, 29, 117 North Commons...

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Obituaries 06-18-2014

June 17, 2014
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Donna Lee Lewis Of Revere, Formerly of Everett Donna Lee Lewis of Revere, formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly on June 9. She was the loving mother of Dennis J. Orlandino, Jr.; loving daughter of the late George and Evelyn (O’Neill) Lewis; dear sister of Richard Lewis of Winchendon and the late Michael DiStasio and...

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Everett Art Students Help Beautify the City

June 10, 2014
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Everett Art Students Help Beautify the City

Students and faculty members of the Everett Public Schools Art Department were valuable participants in the Mayor’s Spring Clean Up initiative. The students used their skills and creativity to beautify transformer boxes with colorful works of art. Ms. Amanda Gil and her students from the Parlin School designed the box on the corner of...

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Everett Art Students Honored at Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards Program

June 10, 2014
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Everett Art Students Honored at Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards Program

The Everett High School (EHS) Art Department is happy to announce that it had seven outstanding students honored in this year’s Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards program. EHS students garnered four Gold Key awards, one Silver Key honor, and two honorable mention selections. The Gold Key winners went on to compete against other Gold...

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Local Resident Graduates from Montserrat College of Art

June 10, 2014
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Local Resident Graduates from Montserrat College of Art

Katy Leigh Rogers was one of 84 seniors who graduated from Montserrat College of Art during commencement on May 16 at the Dane Street Church in Beverly, MA. Rogers is a resident of Everett, MA. She graduated with Dean’s Highest Honors and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Interdisciplinary...

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Council to Consider Order to Drop Fire Chief Position from Civil Service

June 10, 2014
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The Everett City Council briefly discussed a new order that would drop the Fire Chief’s position from Civil Service and allow the city to consider other factors when determining the qualifications for future fire chief candidates and appointees. The issue will be taken up again at the Council’s next full meeting on June 23,...

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