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MGC Chair Crosby Resigns Ahead of Wynn Investigation Rollout

October 5, 2018
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In a stunning development late Wednesday, Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) Chairman Steve Crosby announced he was resigning from the commission and his post as chair. It’s a post he has held since day one of the commission, and comes just one day before the MGC began discussing protocol for the Wynn investigation rollout, which...
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MGC Investigation Likely to Roll Out in October, But Still Not Done

October 5, 2018
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The Wynn Resorts investigation continues to chug on, but the public process for rolling out the investigation now has a blueprint. Ed Bedrosian, executive director of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), said they would have an adjudicatory process and not a public hearing on the matter. The format for the rollout seemed as if...
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Kelley Achieves Eagle Scout After Long Journey in Scouting

October 5, 2018
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Anthony Kelley didn’t just earn the cooking merit badge on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout, he discovered a career. Kelley, a freshman at Southern New Hampshire University, celebrated his achievement of Eagle Scout last Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Glendale Methodist Church, and it was a journey he said provided him with...
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In Surprising Move, MGC Chair Crosby Resigns Ahead of Wynn Investigation Rollout

September 27, 2018
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In a stunning development late Wednesday, Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) Chairman Steve Crosby announced he was resigning from the commission and his post as chair. It’s a post he has held since day one of the commission, and comes just one day before the MGC began discussing protocol for the Wynn investigation rollout, which...
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Graham Readies Another Great Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

September 27, 2018
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Graham Readies Another Great Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

The ALS Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea, run by the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL), will host its 10th annual walk this coming Sept. 30, and new Director Maura Graham said she is ready for another great event. “This is my first year as walk director, but I’ve had the...
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Costly Homecoming Parade Was a Casualty of Budget Cuts

September 27, 2018
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Budget cuts from last spring in the School Department, as well as the City’s inability to pay for an expensive parade, resulted in what was a more modest – but well-attended – Friday homecoming celebration this year. It was the first year in 28 years there wasn’t a Parade to mark homecoming, which was...
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Transportation Revolution: Getting Around Everett to Radically Change Over the Next Six Months Mayor, City Set New Policy Favoring Development with Little to No Parking

September 27, 2018
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City officials this week are pointing to last Monday, Sept. 17, at the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) as a watershed moment in Everett. It’s a moment, they say, when Everett’s administration officially turned from what has been traditional thinking about parking and traffic – embracing a City not dictated by the automobile. The...
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Encore Shuttles to Lead the Way For a New Everett Transit Service

September 27, 2018
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It has often been said that many in Everett don’t even yet know the gifts that the Encore Boston Harbor development will deliver. That is exactly the case with the community shuttle that was required for them to institute and for which will be starting service next spring. As part of the licensing process,...
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The Lights Are On: Work Moves Inside on the Hotel Tower, Lobby Areas

September 27, 2018
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The last of the cranes on the Encore Boston Harbor site have been taken down, and now the focus of the work has moved inside to the finishes in the rooms and lobby areas. Greg John, of Encore, said they took down the last of the cranes last week, and it was a signal...
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Council Approves 20-Year Solar Agreement with Syncarphia in Contested Vote

September 27, 2018
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In a contested 5-3 vote, the City Council approved a 20-year contract with Syncarphia Solar and Renewable Energy Massachusetts (REM) under a new state program that should save the City more than $250,000 annually on energy bills. Though the matter had been before the Council several times already, many on the board felt they...
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