Archive | July, 2012

Everett’s Night Out Against Crime Spreads Out to 20 Locations Around the City

July 31, 2012


Again this year the City of Everett is spreading out the annual Night Out Against Crime program across the entire city. Here’s the details…

Join neighbors Tuesday Aug. 7 at your National Night Out Against Crime event to let criminals know that crime isn’t tolerated in Everett.

National Night Out began 29 years ago when 400 communities in 23 states participated in the inaugural National Night Out.  Since then, the event has grown to more than 37 million people participating in 15,325 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada and military bases worldwide.

City of Everett is proud to be part of this great event partnering with our 19 organized neighborhoods and various organizations.  National Night Out is designed to heighten awareness about crime and drug prevention, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood relationships and form police-community partnerships to let criminals know crime won’t be tolerated in our community.

This year, the Everett Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Management, Office of Neighborhoods and other city officials will travel throughout the city to participate with neighborhoods and small Block Watch groups.

Neighbors who know each other are more likely to help each other when crime or natural disasters strike.

For more information, contact Wendy McClure, Everett Office of Neighborhoods at 425-257-8717 or or Everett Police Officer Aaron Snell at 425-257-7498 or

Events in the neighborhoods:

North Everett:

4:30-9:00 pm – Port Gardner II at Rucker Hill Park

5:30-7:30 pm – Port Gardner III at The Preserve (3820 Kromer Ave)

5:30-8:00 pm – Port Gardner I at Kiwanis Park

6:00-8:00 pm – Delta Neighborhood at Wiggums Hollow Park

6:00-8:00 pm – Riverside Neighborhood at Garfield Park

6:00-9:00 pm – Northwest Neighborhood at Legion Park

6:30-8:30 pm – Bayside Neighborhood at Clark Park

Central and South Everett:

 4:00-8:00 pm – S. Everett Neighborhood Center/Familias Unidas at Our Saviors Lutheran Church (215 W. Mukilteo Blvd)

4:30-6:00 pm – Casablanca Apartments (10710 Evergreen Way)

5:00-6:00 pm – South Pointe Senior Living Center (10330 4th Ave W)

5:00-6:30 pm – Reflections by the Lake (11225 19th Ave SE)

5:00-7:00 pm – Boulevard Bluffs Neighborhood at Edgewater Park

5:00-7:00 pm – Camelot Apartments for residents only (11030 Evergreen Way)

5:00-9:00 pm – Glacier View Neighborhood at Everett SD HQ (4730 Colby Ave)

5:00-9:00 pm – W. Casino Rd/Westmont Neighborhood at Horizon Elementary School (222 W. Casino Rd)

5:30-7:30 pm – Harborview/Seahurst/Glenhaven Neighborhood at Upper Howarth Park

5:30-8:00 pm – Family Tree Apartments for residents only (10110 19th Ave SE)

5:30-8:00 pm – Silver Lake Action Committee at Hauge Homestead Park 5:30-8:30 pm

– Lowell Neighborhood at Lowell Park 6:00-8:00 pm

– Pinehurst Neighborhood at Lions Park 6:00-8:00 pm

– S. Forest Park Neighborhood at Woodlawn Gardens (Woodlawn Ave & 52nd) 6:00-8:30 pm

– Evergreen Neighborhood (Morgan Rd & Park Site) 6:00-9:00 pm

– Valley View-Sylvan Crest-Larimer Ridge Neighborhood at Valley View Commons 7:00-9:00 pm

– Sunset Park Condo’s at 8823 Holly Dr

(This list is current as of July 24, 2012.)

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Need a Job? City of Everett Lists More Than a Dozen Different Open Positions

July 30, 2012


The City of Everett is hiring

If you’re looking for a job you may want to consider working for the city of Everett. Currently there are more than a dozen different positions listed on the city’s employment page. It’s the largest number of full-time openings listed so far this year. Positions advertised include entry-level and experienced police officers, library pages, firefighters, treatment plant operators, custodians, groundskeepers, utility laborers and more. Most of the jobs are civil service positions. Click here for the full list and associated requirements.

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United Way Seeks Days of Caring Projects in Everett

July 29, 2012


Know of a project? Want to volunteer? Contact United Way of Snohomish County at (425) 374-5549

Know of a non-profit group in Everett that could use a little help? The United Way of Snohomish County is asking local agencies and non-profits to post projects that people can volunteer to help with during the annual Days of Caring event set for September 21st and 22nd.

In Everett, Page Ahead, Full Life Care, the Everett Food Bank, Friends of the Olde Everett Train Station and Families & Friends of Missing Persons & Violent Crime Victims have already posted projects online.

Each year, Days of Caring brings together volunteers committed to creating positive change in the lives of children, families and seniors. Volunteer teams, organized primarily by local companies, complete projects for local nonprofit agencies that often lack the necessary resources to tackle such important initiatives themselves. Projects range from reading to children at child care sites and engaging them in outdoor activities to landscaping an elderly persons front yard to sprucing up interiors at the YWCA.

The deadline to register projects is August 31. Local agencies and nonprofits are encouraged to register their projects at  Volunteers have until September 12 to sign up for projects.

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Everett City Council to Define Role, Remove Punishment of Members for Violating Rules

July 28, 2012


Everett City Council to change the way it does business

The Everett City Council is set to make some changes to the way it does business. This Wednesday the Council will consider updates to how the public can comment, the way meetings are handled and they are looking to remove the provision in their charter which allows the chairperson to silence a council member who is violating council rules. The Council is also looking to define its mission and has proposed the following mission statement…

As a matter of open government and transparency, The Everett City Council strives to engage the public in a civil and democratic process. As the policy-setting and oversight body for the City, the design of the City’s democracy as outlined in the Charter is that the legislative branch sets the policy and the administrative branch carries it out.

You can click here to see all of the proposed changes to how the Everett City Council plans to operate. To add your opinion you can attend the next City Council meeting set for this Wednesday, August 1st, at 6:30pm inside the City Council Chambers at 3002 Wetmore in downtown Everett.

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20th Annual Nubian Jam Set for Everett’s Forest Park Saturday

July 27, 2012


What started 20 years ago as a small gathering, has grown into an all day event as Everett’s Forest Park will again play host to Nubian Jam on Saturday. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event which is put on by the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee. Therese Quinn is one of the event organizers. “This is an opportunity to educate the public about African-American culture”, said Quinn. “We’re celebrating the richness of intersecting cultures.” A new addition this year is a wellness component between 11am and 2pm, offering free blood pressure and health screenings. Low income adults can also get free whooping-cough vaccinations. In addition there are various community and government groups participating along with lots of food and live music. Nubian Jam will run from 10am – 7pm at Forest Park, 802 Mukilteo Blvd. If you need more information you can contact Therese Quinn at (425) 870-3572 or send her an email here.

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Registration Already Full at Badges for Baseball 2012

July 26, 2012

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Badges for Baseball

While camp begins next week, sign ups for this year are full.

Last year we told you about Badges for Baseball where Everett Police, the Boys and Girls Clubs and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation team together to teach kids important life lessons along with a healthy dose of baseball. That program is back again this year with over 200 kids participating. It begins next Tuesday and runs to the end of the week. unfortunately the camp is full and they aren’t taking any more sign-ups.

Badges for Baseball was created in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice as a juvenile crime prevention initiative. It’s a simple concept: pair cops and kids to play baseball. The goal is to break down barriers between law enforcement and kids in communities across the country using baseball as the hook. Law enforcement officers become coaches and teach important lessons about teamwork, communication, respect and leadership. This is the second year for the camp in Everett.

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Workers at Kimberly-Clark Cause Power Outage in Downtown Everett

July 25, 2012


Much of the downtown Everett core went dark this afternoon after demolition crews working at the Kimberly-Clark site accidentally caused a power outage. Neil Neuroutsos from the Snohomish PUD said a fuse or breaker was tripped and that left a swath of downtown Everett from the waterfront to around Rockefeller street in the dark. There were no reports of injuries though the Everett Fire department did receive a couple of calls of people stuck in an elevator. Power was out for about an hour between 1 and 2pm.

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