It was great to see the positive partnering of Everett Mayor Carlo DiMaria Jr. and State Sen. Sal DiDomenico who attended the recent regional conference led by state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki.
Our Mayor and Senator seemed to be favorably impressed by Bialecki’s plan to have local officials band together to develop a regional land use plan for nine cities and towns in this area.
The newly named region is “Metro North” and in addition in Everett, the other communities are Revere, Chelsea, Charlestown, Winthrop, Malden, Melrose, Somerville, and East Boston.
Mayor DiMaria and the City of Everett are ushering in an exciting new era with the granting of the Greater Boston casino license to Wynn Resorts and the opening of The Batchyard, a beautiful new residential community located on the site of the former Charlestown Chew factory.
Bialecki believes that the Metro North region is poised for phenomenal growth and development in the next decade and we agree. Working together with other officials on regional planning and development and collaborating on creative ideas, Mayor DiMaria can continue to move the city and the entire Metro North region forward.
While the Wynn Resorts five-star hotel will spur other development in our city, we’re glad that Mayor DiMaria is embracing the Metro North concept and understands that a regional approach to certain issues will best benefit our city and its residents..