News in Brief

The Everett Community Art Walk Returns

It’s official! The Everett Community Art Walk returns for its fourth year! This exhibition will once again be featured across local businesses and community locations, and we will be inviting participants to explore local businesses in search of artwork on display all across the city.

The organization is  currently seeking artists to apply with 2-D works that meet our guidelines. Artists can submit up to two pieces for selection. It’s free to apply/participate. We’ll notify you after September 2 if you’ve been selected. 

Deadline to apply is  Sept 2 and one can access the webpage at www.IntegralArtsEverett.org

Orange Line Work To Be Rescheduled

The MBTA announced that a previously scheduled diversion on the Orange Line, which was set to begin last weekend, will be rescheduled.

Originally, Orange Line service was set to be diverted between Oak Grove and Wellington stations between July 29 and August 28 to complete track and signal work.

While the MBTA is pausing this work for now, the MBTA is exploring additional opportunities to accelerate work on the Orange Line, and will keep riders updated.

The MBTA continues to prioritize safety enhancements and address additional track work and maintenance associated with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) directives. This includes projects that address track conditions in need of most repair and those that currently have substantial speed restrictions. For example, earlier this month, the MBTA’s Track Department installed approximately 500’ of rail on the southbound Orange Line tracks between Back Bay and Massachusetts Avenue stations that allowed the T to lift a speed restriction that was approximately 1500’ long from 10 mph to 25 mph, speeding up trips by about one minute. When all track work is completed in this area, the speed will be able to be increased to 40 mph.

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