Backyard Chicken Coop Issue Bring Out those in Favor and Opposed

June 23, 2017
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By Katy Rogers The Everett Board of Health invited residents to an open meeting for input regarding an up to date chicken coop ordinance. Currently, chickens are already permitted in the city, but Everett’s outdated ordinance is vague and in need of being updated as the city has grown and become more congested with...

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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...

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Obituaries 06-21-2017

June 23, 2017
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Wilfred Bowker Worked at family business, George E. Bowker & Sons Moving Co. Wilfred J. Bowker of Wilmington, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully on June 16. He was 87 years old. Wilfred was a U.S. Navy Veteran who proudly served during the Korean War. He also worked at his family business, George E....

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EHS Class oF 2017

June 17, 2017
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EHS Class oF 2017

At the graduation, Joseph LaMonica was first amongst more than 500 students to receive his diploma on Wednesday night.

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Chamber Tournament

June 17, 2017
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Chamber Tournament

Tom Dunn of CFS participated in the annual Chamber of Commerce golf tournament on Thursday morning, June 8, to benefit the Chamber and its membership. The Tourney took place at Gannon Golf Club in Lynn.

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Egging It On: Residents Ask for Rule Changes in Order to Raise Chickens

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Everett Board of Health is considering an amendment to the long-time ordinances governing whom can and how one can raise and keep chickens in the City. The Nuisance regulations regarding live poultry and chicken farming in Everett will have a hearing on Monday, June 19, in City Hall at 6...

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National Grid Details Major Upgrade to City’s Electrical Needs

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel National Grid is preparing to significantly upgrade the electricity needs of the City of Everett, and much of that has to do with the increased development and investment in the area. The company was scheduled to have a public meeting Tuesday night, June 13, too late for Independent deadlines. However, officials...

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Fire Time Fireworks: Big Show will Light Up Glendale Park,City on July 1

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the first time in generations, perhaps ever, the City of Everett will feature a major fireworks display for the July 4th holiday – setting off what is expected to be a magnificent display on July 1 right in the heart of the city. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of...

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Herb Chambers BMW Considering Expansion in Everett

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Potential plans are in the works for a major change at Santilli Circle. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and other elected officials confirmed that Herb Chambers Car Dealerships, based in Somerville, has met with them to discuss expanding their network to Everett on the current Best Buy site. Mayor DeMaria preferred not to...

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City Clerk Matarazzo to Retire at the End of the Month

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a number of years in the Clerk’s office, and several as the City Clerk, Michael Matarazzo announced this week that he plans to retire from City Government at the end of the month. Matarazzo grew up, for the most part, in Everett – moving to Baldwin Avenue from Somerville when...

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Wynn Boston Harbor to Deliver First $12.5 Million Check

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel No doors have yet opened at the Wynn Boston Harbor resort on Lower Broadway, but the second – and largest to date – mitigation check will be delivered to the City tonight, June 14. Wynn will present the first $12.5 million casino mitigation check to the City of Everett following a...

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Council Approves FY 2018 Operating Budget of $183,310,997:Water and Sewer Budget and Capital Improvement Plan Budget Also Approved

June 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett City Council in three votes approved a total fiscal year 2018 spending package of $212,885,817 for the city of Everett fiscal year that begins July 1, 2017. The breakdown of the three budget pieces included $183,310,997 for the FY 2018 operating budget, $18,127,320 for the FY 2018 Water...

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Council Votes 10-1 to Increase Mayor’s Salary in 2018 and Again in 2020:Proponents Noted Increasing Salaries for Department Heads as a Top Reason

June 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. In a remarkably short, and uncontroversial vote at the end of its meeting Monday night, the Everett City Council voted 10-1 to approve a salary increase for the position of Mayor. Effective in January 2018, the mayoral base salary will now be $160,000 per year, up from its current level...

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Police Briefs 06-14-2017

June 17, 2017
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Saturday, 5/13 Samuel Higgins, 26, 88 Gerrish Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, leaving scene of property damage and on warrant. Monday, 5/15 Julio Ayala, 19, 197 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, 5/16 Fabricio Cerqueira, 37, 30 Shute St., Everett, was arrested for unlicensed operation of...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences.The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on our...

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Obituaries 06-14-2017

June 17, 2017
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Thomas G. Kennedy, Esq. Self-employed attorney and land developer Thomas G. Kennedy, Esq.  of Everett, formerly of Topsfield, entered into rest unexpectedly on June 9. He was 67 years old. Born in Everett, Tom lived in Topsfield for many years before returning to Everett. He was a graduate of Suffolk Law School and worked...

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Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser

June 9, 2017
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Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser

School Committee Chairman Frank Parker raffled off a pair of Red Sox tickets to help support the Devens Elementary School fund during Sunday’s celebrity bartender event at Stewart’s Pub. A number of local officials over the past several months have taken up residence behind the bar to raise money for their favorite charities. Councilor...

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Spring Arts Festival

June 9, 2017
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Spring Arts Festival

Janice McPhee stood proudly alongside her painting of Nefertiti at the Everett Arts Association’s 49th Annual Spring Arts Festival at the Connolly Center last weekend. More than 100 works from local artists were on display at the Center.

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Gov Baker Visits Wynn Boston Harbor for First Time

June 9, 2017
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Gov Baker Visits Wynn Boston Harbor for First Time

By Seth Daniel Gov. Charlie Baker and a full entourage of state officials visited the Wynn Boston Harbor site on Thursday, June 1, joining Wynn officials, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and State Rep. Joe McGonagle for an in-depth tour of the site. Gov. Baker arrived around 11:30 a.m. at the Charlton Street building and paused...

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Make Way for Wynn:Steel Goes up on the Tower, Gas Station about to Go

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the steel bones of the new Lower Broadway begin to climb to the sky at the Wynn Boston Harbor, old stalwarts on the roadway are about to disappear. Wynn Boston Harbor announced this week that it will begin the demolition of the former Mobil Gas Station on Lower Broadway –...

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On Line:Wynn Boston Harbor Launches Social Media Sites after Long Wait

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the Wynn Boston Harbor project in Everett wound its way through the licensing process, the appeals, the permitting and the early construction phases, people often would often scan their phones or computers for a social media site to get the latest information from the company. But those searches were often...

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National Grid Response Deadline Coming Next Week on Malden River

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is still waiting to hear from National Grid regarding a decision to open up the riverfront at its property on the Malden River in Everett and Malden. Spokesman Ed Coletta said the deadline for the Chapter 91 hearing response is on June 13. “We...

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Parlin School Closing June 16 for Expansion

June 9, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Everett School Committee officially voted Monday night to allow the Albert N. Parlin School to officially close for the school year on June 16, so that a planned reconstruction project could begin and be completed before the start of next school year. According to Assistant Superintendent Charles Obremski, the...

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Join the Elizabeth Stone House 3-Day Wilderness Heals Pledge Hike

June 9, 2017
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Every summer, women from all over New England take part in the Elizabeth Stone House 3-Day Wilderness Heals pledge hike to help increase awareness and raise funds for the important work the organization does every day.  The Elizabeth Stone House provides residential and community-based services to help homeless and at-risk survivors of domestic violence...

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