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Howarth Park Beach Bridge Closure Extended

July 21, 2016

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First it was to re-open Memorial Day, then in May the City of Everett announced the Howarth Park Bridge closure would be done at the end of July. That’s now been pushed back again. Here’s the latest in a press release issued from the city today… Everett Parks and Recreation staff announced today that on-site […]

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Everett Seeks Opponents To Charter Amendments

July 21, 2016

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Every ten years the City of Everett reviews the charter. A committee of citizens makes recommendations to the city council which then puts those they like on the ballot for voters to approve or decline. This year there are three fairly minor amendments to the charter and the city is looking for people who oppose […]

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Everett To Reconsider DADs In R-1 Zones

July 20, 2016

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Last night the Everett Planning Commission voted to take another look at Detached Accessory Dwelling Units inside R-1 zones in Everett. The city studied allowing the units, (commonly known as in-law apartments or cottages) six years ago but dropped the idea just before a council vote. Recently a north Everett resident asked the city to […]

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How Partnerships, Not Just Police, Help Street Issues In Everett

July 17, 2016

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There are a lot of new terms being used to describe efforts to reduce street issues in Everett. Embedded social workers, low barrier housing, diversion, outreach. All are concepts being applied in Everett and around our area to try and reduce the problems created by mental health issues, drug abuse, homelessness and more. Tuesday night […]

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Expansion of South Everett Library Sees Movement

July 15, 2016

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The expansion of the South Everett Library branch has been talked about for years but always put off by other budget items. At Wednesday night’s Everett City City Council meeting Mayor Ray Stephanson announced that he now wants to wait no more and move forward. Here’s the explanation put out by the city on Thursday… […]

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State Still Concerned Over Xfinity Arena Finances

July 14, 2016

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Today the Washington State Auditor released a management letter written June 28th regarding the finances of the Everett Public Facilities District which owns and operates Xfinity Arena. The letter isn’t much different from one issued last year. The City of Everett is scheduled to take over the arena in 2026 but that may happen sooner […]

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