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Alford Street Bridge to Close Oct 1 to April 30, Major Tie-Ups Expected

September 27, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced Tuesday that traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Route 99 in the area of the Alford Street Bridge in Boston beginning on Oct. 1, and continuing 24/7 through April 30, 2019. This lane closure will allow crews to safely and effectively conduct...
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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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Local Everett Disco Band from 40 Years Ago Sees Resurgence on Collector Interest

September 27, 2018
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When Everett’s Richard Manzi, Steve DeYeso and Mike Matarazzo – along with their bandmates from neighboring cities – broke up their disco band dubbed The Christopher Michael Band 40 years ago, they pretty much figured their music was lost to the dustbin of good-time dance club memories. Little did they know, though, that one...
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DiDomenico Supports Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis

September 27, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature recently passed bipartisan legislation providing an additional set of tools to address the opioid crisis and establishing the Commonwealth as a national leader in the fight against this epidemic. Among the provisions included in the bill are increasing access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), exploring...
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DiDomenico Secures $75K for Everett Public Schools Youth Caseworker

September 27, 2018
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Sen, Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) recently announced that his amendment providing $75,000 for a youth caseworker in the Everett Public Schools was included in the final Fiscal Year 2019 budget. As Assistant Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate, DiDomenico was able to secure a number of amendments for his district in the Senate version of the...
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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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From the Mayor’s Office

September 27, 2018
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EVENTS AT THE EVERETT LIBRARIES Introducing a new group for new parents! Come for coffee, fun activities for kids and conversation. Learn about local resources, and meet other parents. The first meeting will be held on Friday, October 12, at 11 a.m. at the Shute Memorial Library. It is free and open to the...
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Sugar Ray Band Leader Mark McGrath Was Born to Perform

September 20, 2018
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Sugar Ray Band Leader Mark McGrath Was Born to Perform

More than 10,000 people converged on the Village Saturday, Sept. 15, for the colossal Village Fest, which has become the signature event of the year in Everett – both for locals and those coming into the city for a fun time. This year, the band Sugar Ray, fronted by singer Mark McGrath, headlined Village...
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