Planning Board Taking Precautions for Affordable Housing

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel On Monday night, the Everett Planning Board reviewed the first-ever housing proposal that is required to include affordable housing, and the board voted unanimously to bring in an attorney to help get the process correct. George Varoudakis, of Danvers and as DAG Realty Trust, has proposed to put in 14 residential...

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Sen DiDomenico Appointed to Chair Italian Caucus

July 28, 2017
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By John Lynds Everett State Sen. Sal DiDomenico was picked by Senate President Stan Rosenberg to chair the state legislature’s new Italian Caucus. DiDomenico will chair the caucus on the Senate  side while with Rep. Paul Donato (D-Medford) and Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) will co-chair the caucus on the House side. “I’m honored...

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City of Everett Celebrates 125th Anniversary in Style

July 28, 2017
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On Saturday, July 22 Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett hosted a parade and drum and bugle competition to celebrate the city’s 125th anniversary. More than 50 floats, groups, characters and national drum and bugle bands joined in the anniversary celebration. Thousands of viewers covered the parade route, most dressed in their...

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Everett Community Development Block Grant

July 28, 2017
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On Thursday, July 20th Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito awarded the City of Everett an $825,000 Community Development Block Grant, one of 39 grants awarded statewide through the $30.5 million program. These funds will help Everett to respond to specific housing, community, and economic development projects that support low- and moderate-income...

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Portion of Old Everett High School Built Out as Temporary Fire Station

July 28, 2017
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On Monday, July 24, a portion of the old Everett High School began to be utilized as an active fire station, becoming the temporary quarters of the Hancock Street Station, while the station is being renovated. Mayor Carlo DeMaria secured $3.5 million from the Everett City Council to rehabilitate the Hancock Fire Station. The...

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Big Savings:City’s Facilities Maintenance Department Taking on Big Role

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Fire Chief Tony Carli was faced with finding swing space for the fire trucks and firefighters during the upcoming $3.2 million Hancock Street Fire Station rehabilitation project, he was in a bind. The station’s engine company needed to remain in the upper Broadway area, so sending it to Central Fire...

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A Great Day for Everett

July 28, 2017
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Saturday’s gala celebration that featured 16 drum and bugle corps, and 1,700 marchers from all over the East Coast to observe the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of Everett as a city, truly was one of the most fabulous events in our city’s recent history. Saturday was a true, open-air music-fest all around the...

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Obituaries 07-26-2017

July 28, 2017
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Alisa Thomas Of Maine, formerly of Everett Alisa (Violanto) Thomas of Kittery, Maine, formerly of Everett, died on July 20. The beloved wife of the late Phillip, she was the mother of Robert and his wife, Cheryl of Marshfield, Kathryn of Everett and Richard and his wife, Audrey of New York; daughter of the...

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Carrington:Everett Helped Me to Become the Man I Am

July 19, 2017
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Carrington:Everett Helped Me to Become the Man I Am

By Seth Daniel Growing up as a young black man in the 1930s and 1940s was a very difficult in America – and in some parts of the country very dangerous. These days, that reality of the past is universally accepted as the status quo everywhere, but there was one place that some –...

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Post Road Ready to Move on Parkway, Harley Building Goes Down

July 19, 2017
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Post Road Ready to Move on Parkway, Harley Building Goes Down

By Seth Daniel The old Harley Davidson building on the Parkway is now just another footnote in history, as Post Road Development, led by Andy Montelli of Connecticut, has taken down the building and is more than ready to begin work on the new 284-unit luxury apartment building planned for the site. “We’re totally...

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From Junior Cadet to Army Recruit:Hotz Mentors Kids Before Leaving for Basic Training

July 19, 2017
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From Junior Cadet to Army Recruit:Hotz Mentors Kids Before Leaving for Basic Training

By Seth Daniel When Joey Hotz was a young boy and attended the Everett Junior Police Academy, he sat in the seats, wore the uniform, did required double-clap at the end of every announcement, and watched closely as the officers who ran the camp and spoke about their various missions to protect the serve...

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Zoning Board Not Buying the ‘No Car’ Concept on Ferry Street

July 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) remained rather skeptical of a proposal by Andrew Philbin to convert a 20-room lodging house into a brand new apartment building with 20 micro units, but only two parking spots – something that is becoming more and more common as developers lean on the trend...

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City is Ready to Dine Al Fresco this Summer

July 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City has made available new applications that will – for the first time – officially allow outdoor restaurant seating on the City sidewalks, hopefully ushering in a new trend of al fresco dining throughout the city. City officials notified the Council in late June that they would begin offering a...

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Six Candidates Emerge for City Clerk Position,Council to Meet Aug 3 for Deciding Vote

July 19, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council may not be holding any regular business meeting during July and the first half of August, but they are wasting no time in trying to identify a new City Clerk. After advertising the position in late June, the application period closed on Monday, July 17, and...

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Ask Rusty: Deemed Filing & 50% of Spouse’s Benefit

July 19, 2017
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By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty:  I would like to know more about spousal benefits allowing a husband or wife to receive up to 50 percent of a spouse’s Social Security benefits.  I believe it is called spousal deeming of Social Security benefits, and I’m...

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Congratulations and Thank You, Michael Matarazzo

July 19, 2017
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We congratulate City Clerk Michael Matarazzo on his retirement and thank him for his many years of outstanding service to the residents of Everett. Matarazzo was a true professional in his important job and understood that the City Clerk’s office was often the first place that an Everett resident had an interaction with a...

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Obituaries 07-19-017

July 19, 2017
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Theresa ‘Terri’ Primrose Of Everett Theresa “Terri” (Agnes) Primrose of Everett died on July 12. The beloved mother of Richard M. Primrose of Boston and Scott G. Primrose and his wife, Maureen of Allendale, N.J., she was the loving sister of John Agnes, the late Frank Agnes and the late Peter Agnes and his...

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Seeing Red

July 14, 2017
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Seeing Red

Everett Public Works employees painted the town red this past month as they spruced up the crosswalks near the Everett Memorial Stadium and at various parks around the City. Pictured here putting a nice Crimson Tide coating of paint on Chelsea Street near the Stadium are workers Joe Ronan and Bob DiBiaso.

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Work Has Started in Lower Broadway Business Relocation

July 14, 2017
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Work Has Started in Lower Broadway Business Relocation

The side project by Wynn Boston Harbor of relocating existing Lower Broadway businesses to the former RiverGreen site next to 7-Acre Park has begun construction. Chris Gordon, president of Wynn Massachusetts Design and Development, said crews have started site work and are driving piles for the new Freightliner facility. Boston Freightliner on Lower Broadway...

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Wynn Begins Work on Living Shoreline, but What is a Living Shoreline?

July 14, 2017
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Wynn Begins Work on Living Shoreline, but What is a Living Shoreline?

By Seth Daniel When residents walk along the new Wynn Boston Harbor walkway, it won’t be like a lot of the HarborWalk areas in Boston where bulkhead walls provide a sharp cutoff between the land and the water. Instead, residents will see what was there before the chemical plants moved in and before the...

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A Phenomenal Event:City to Host Colossal 125th Anniversary Parade and Drum Corps Competition

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The hills of Everett will be alive with the sounds of music this coming Saturday, July 22, as scores of drum and bugle corps from all over the East Coast will descend upon the city – in a nod to the past – for a colossal parade and competition in honor...

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City Clerk Selection Process Starts This Month, Applications Coming In

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City has advertised the position of City Clerk to the general public, and City Council officials said this week that they are preparing an official process to move forward – with a new Clerk expected to be picked in the first week of August. So far, as of Monday afternoon,...

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An Investment in Our Future

July 14, 2017
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Governor Charlie Baker’s recent announcement that his administration will ask the legislature for a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative that will extend the state’s decade-long commitment to the biotech and medical technology industry demonstrates the governor’s focus on maintaining Massachusetts’ lead in this important area. The proposal, which Gov. Baker unveiled recently at...

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Obituaries 07-12-2017

July 14, 2017
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Patricia Marchese Of Florida, formerly of Everett Patricia I. (Briand) Marchese of Florida, formerly of Everett, died on July 2. She was the beloved wife of Charles P. Marchese; loving mother of Denise Souza and her husband, Barry, James Marchese and his wife, Dianne, Michael Marchese and Michelle Russell and her husband, John and...

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