March 27, 2023

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Bail Set At $75,000.00 For Sunday Night’s Domestic Violence Standoff Suspect In Everett, Washington

The Everett Police set up a mobile command post across from the standoff Sunday night.

This afternoon Everett District Court Judge Tam Bui found probable cause to hold a 24-year-old man in custody for multiple felonies including Domestic Violence Assault, Protection Order Violation and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

This followed his arrest after a six hour standoff between the man and Everett Police plus the Region 1 SWAT Team Sunday night.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Everett Police, about 8:20 PM officers were called to an apartment in the 200 block of West Casino Road in south Everett by a woman who claimed her adult son had pointed a pistol at her face. The officer wrote that the woman feared for her safety and had an existing protection order against her son.

Everett Police verified the protection order between the son and mother which reportedly prohibited any contact, set a limit of 1000 feet between the two and ordered the son not to possess any firearms.

While the mother went to a safe location Everett Police observed the son inside the apartment. They attempted to have the son come out and he refused. Due to the weapon, some nearby apartments were evacuated and other residents were asked to shelter in place.

The Region 1 SWAT Team was contacted and a warrant to arrest the son and seize any firearms was issued by a Judge. Around 2:00 AM SWAT used an irritant inside the apartment and the suspect came out and surrendered. The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail and officers noted they found a loaded pistol in the apartment.

There were no reports of injuries and residents were able to go back to their apartments.

It will now be up to the Snohomish County Prosecutor to file charges within three days or the man will be released.

March 27, 2023

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Sponsored Post – Everett Residents And Businesses Will Benefit From A $280 Million Investment By Comcast

The following is a sponsored post from Comcast.

Comcast is investing $280 million this year to offer multi-gigabit Internet speeds, expand broadband and video services and donate to communities in Oregon and Washington. (photo credit: Comcast)

Comcast is investing $280 million this year to offer multi-gigabit Internet speeds to more than four million locations, expand broadband and video services to more than 60,000 additional homes and businesses, and provide donations and in-kind services to communities throughout Oregon and Washington.

Network Investment and Expansion
Comcast is expanding fiber-rich network improvements that will offer Washington customers upload speeds up to 10 times faster than the fastest they have now. And the network upgrade will extend throughout Comcast’s service area in Washington, including Everett. Once complete, these locations will have the foundational next-generation network in place to introduce new multi-gigabit Internet options.

The first phase of network enhancements is happening now and initially will offer a maximum download speed of 2 Gbps, combined with upload speeds up to 200 Mbps, which is five to 10 times faster than Comcast’s existing upload speeds. Comcast expects that 40 percent of the company’s network in Washington will offer multi-gig Internet speeds by the end of 2023.

Comcast will also expand its network to deliver Xfinity Internet and TV services and Comcast Business Internet services to nearly 60,000 additional homes and businesses, including the rural communities of Eagle Creek, Estacada, Mt. Angel, and Silverton in Oregon, and Battleground, Chattaroy, Key Peninsula and Sumas in Washington.

The network expansion is the latest example of Comcast’s investment to connect more households and businesses in the Pacific Northwest to its Internet services that deliver fast speeds, more reliability, broader coverage in the home, and greater capacity to support customers’ growing Internet usage. Comcast expanded service to more than 35,000 additional homes and businesses last year in Washington. Further, the company has invested $1B in technology and infrastructure investments in Washington during the previous three years, including network expansion and upgrades.

Community Investment
The $280 million investment by Comcast this year will also fund contributions, foundation grants, free Internet connectivity, employee volunteerism and giving campaigns, broadcast services, laptop donations, and more to make a positive impact in communities throughout Washington. Throughout the year, the company will collaborate with non-profit partners, including Boys & Girls Clubs, Goodwill, Urban League, YWCA, and others to advance digital equity and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The funding will also support ongoing efforts to build awareness about connectivity programs like Internet Essentials and the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which offers eligible households up to $30/month credit, or up to $75 for households on tribal lands, for home Internet. Comcast proudly participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program and offers Internet Essentials Plus, a $29.95/month home Internet service that is effectively free for eligible households, once the ACP credit is applied. Interested customers can visit or call 1-800-Xfinity to learn more about this program and determine if they qualify.

“The Washington State Broadband Office is pleased that Comcast is expanding its service to numerous locations in Washington that have previously been without needed broadband service. Not only is Comcast providing expanded access, but they are also partnering with non-profits to provide training and devices that assist people in using broadband services. The company’s investments and collaboration with community partners are essential to ensuring that broadband service is a reality for residents and businesses in Washington.”

“Our investment is helping to build a network of the future and get more rural communities in Washington connected to the Internet,” said Rodrigo Lopez, Senior Regional Vice President of Comcast’s Pacific Northwest Region. “In addition to delivering the network of tomorrow and more broadband in more places, we are also investing in advancing digital equity and helping build a future of unlimited possibilities in the Pacific Northwest.”

For more information about Comcast in Washington, visit Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences.

March 26, 2023

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Increased Construction Alert For Thornton A. Sullivan Park In South Everett

A heads up about increased construction activity and closures of large sections for those who frequent Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake in south Everett, Washington.

Silver Lake Park is a popular spot for taking photos but a large portion will be off limits during the upgrade.

Starting on Monday, March 27, 2023, the City of Everett Parks and Community Services department will be doing an increased level of construction activity in and around the playground areas of Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake.

This increased level is expected to last for the next several weeks as the renovation work continues.

The playground at Thornton A. Sullivan Park was closed in January 2023 to allow this work to begin. Look for upcoming announcements regarding the opening of the new playground and the Silver Lake Loop trail this summer.

The City of Everett appreciates the community’s continued patience and understanding as improvements are made to this park.

Visit the Parks Projects page for more information:

March 25, 2023

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A Sad Anniversary As One Year Ago, EPD Officer Dan Rocha Killed In Line Of Duty

Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha. Photo courtesy Everett Police.

It’s been a rough week for Everett Police and today may also prove challenging as it marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha. The trial of the admitted murderer of Dan Rocha is underway in Superior Court in Everett, Washington.

Officer Rocha left behind a wife and two sons. He was well liked and respected and began his career with the City of Everett, Washington Police Department as a Parking Enforcement Officer in 2017. In 2018 he graduated from the Police Academy and became a sworn Everett Police Officer, first working in south Everett and then moving to work day shift in the northern portion of the city.

A memorial service to honor Officer Rocha was held in downtown Everett, Washington on April 4th of last year. Thousands attended to pay their respects including officers from New York, Dallas and Mounties from Canada.

Today Everett Police marked the one-year anniversary by making a simple post on Facebook saying “Today we honor the life, legacy and sacrifice of Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha EOW 3/25/2022”

Photo credit: Everett Police Facebook Feed

March 25, 2023

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Meet The Owner – Pisces Pies

Editor’s note: is working to introduce our readers to more independent business owners here in Everett, Washington. We want to highlight their businesses, tell their stories and invite you to shop locally and help move Everett forward. If you know of a business we should feature, send us a suggestion via email: Leland Dart – Publisher

Angela Freese left the corporate world to pursue her dream of owning her own business.

Pisces Pies

Pisces Pies is located at 1502 Rucker Avenue in the Northwest Neighborhood of Everett, Washington.

Angela Freese grew up on a farm where her mother and grandmother made pies. Lots of pies, hand made with real butter, fresh fruit and a thick crust. Angela Freese learned to make those pies.

In her late teens Angela began working in a mill, next in a furniture manufacturing plant during the day while attending college at night. She studied global business and international marketing, taught graphic design, worked as an advertising sales consultant, web analyst, director of North America Marketing for Fluke, marketing executive for a worldwide automotive semiconductor manufacturer and on advertising campaigns for Microsoft.

You know what Angela Freese is doing today? Making lots of pies, hand-rolling dough with real butter for a thick crust and buying the freshest fruits she can find directly from Northwest farmers. Last week she opened Pisces Pies at 1502 Rucker Avenue in Everett, Washington.

“I always wanted to own my own business,” Angela told me when we talked this week. “I love working with my hands, this is art for me.”

Angela started at home, baking small pies and designing her logo, website and marketing materials while selling online. “I would meet people at grocery store parking lots to deliver their orders,” she said with a laugh.

Next she found a commercial kitchen in Marysville where she would bake pies in the evening. She started selling at a Farmers market and sold out in the first hour. Knowing she still had four hours to go and couldn’t leave the market, she began taking orders.

Fast forward a bit and now she had three Farmers Markets and a wholesale license. Still she wanted her own location where people could come to her. She found it in a historic building in Northwest Everett.

“I did the numbers down to the cost of a teaspoon of salt,” she said. “I put everything I have into this.”

One thing Angela quickly found out is that old buildings need work, a lot of work especially if you’re serving food. “It took seven months to get the building ready and go through the permitting process with both the City of Everett and the Health Department as well as the Department of Agriculture, there was so much to learn.”

Angela persevered and the grand opening of Pisces Pies on March 14th (Pi Day) was a huge success. “When someone says I haven’t had a pie like this in years, that is the best part,” Angela said.

Angela told me they are just getting started and plan to add breakfast items and lunch items to the menu. Currently their hours are Tuesday through Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM. They’re closed on Mondays for baking day.

I asked what pie was the favorite and Angela told me Banana Cream is currently the most requested. Pisces Pies menu lists more than a dozen varieties of fruit pie, three cream pies and eight specialty pies. You can also “build a pie” on their website. They offer several crusts including their original All-Butter Crust, along with Graham Cracker Crust, and Vegan crusts. Thin crusts are available as well as Gluten-Free (for an additional charge). They also offer Sugar-Free fruit fillings using Swerve and/or Agave for the sweeteners.

Angela told me she’s extremely proud of the work that she and her staff put in every day to make sure their products are top-quality. “Our pies are hand rolled with fresh ingredients,” she said. “Growing up in Yakima I saw how important local farmers are and they need our support, plus fresh ingredients make a better tasting pie!”

Pisces Pies is located at 1502 Rucker in north Everett. Here’s a link to their website and the phone number for questions or orders is (425) 374-7342. You’ll also find them here on Facebook with the most up-to-date information on what just popped out of the oven. (Oh and they also have a full coffee bar)

March 24, 2023

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Boeing Holding A Hiring Event In Everett, Washington On April 1st

Boeing Everett, WA doors

With a new line for the 737 Max coming to Everett, Washington Boeing is actively looking for workers.

Received a note from Boeing about an upcoming hiring event happening soon in Everett. You can apply in advance and then may get the chance to speak with a hiring representative on Saturday April 1st. You can also just stop by the event at the Delta Hotel and get tips and tricks for making your resume stand out to Boeing hiring staff. Here’s what you need to know.

Boeing is hiring and invites qualified candidates to apply for positions to join its Commercial Airplanes team in the Puget Sound region.

We’re hiring Aircraft Structures Mechanics and In-Tank Mechanics. Boeing teammates will have the opportunity to help build, maintain and deliver Boeing products that help humanity take flight. Relocation assistance is available.

The event in Everett, Washington takes place 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Delta Hotels by Marriott – Everett 3105 Pine Street Everett, Washington 98201.

Candidates can apply for one or more open roles at before the event. Boeing will follow up with qualified candidates to pre-schedule interviews. Interviews will be scheduled every 45 minutes with a lunch break at 12 p.m. For attendees who do not wish to apply before the event, Boeing teammates will also be available to share tips and tricks for resumes and direct attendees towards openings that match their skillset. Same day interviews will be available for some positions.

Boeing also offers one of the best benefits packages in the industry. Employees receive competitive compensation, comprehensive healthcare and wellness benefits, generous paid time off, a top-ranked 401K, and industry-leading tuition assistance, among other benefits. See a list of all Boeing career events here.