Mayor’s Silence Deafening When It Comes to Rising Taxes

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Owners of properties throughout the city have recently received some of the heftiest
tax increases levied here in the past two decades.

Residential owners, longtime owners of two and three family homes, and newer residents of the city who bought at the highest prices ever struck, have received tax increases, this, despite the city receiving more than $30 million in added in lieu of tax revenues from Wynn Resorts.

Councilor Fred Capone last week told his colleagues on the council that it would appear that bringing the casino here has not yet proven to be of any real advantage to the city, that is, other than the promise of much bigger and better things to come as the mayor is predicting. Continue reading “Mayor’s Silence Deafening When It Comes to Rising Taxes”

ISD Cracking Down

Since last summer’s fire on Morris Street, which caused serious burns to an Everett firefighter, the Everett ISD has been cracking down hard on property owners in multi-family homes who are imperiling their tenants as well as first responders by overpopulating them.

The two owners of the Morris Street property, who were renting individual rooms as though they were apartments, pleaded innocent at their arraignment in

Malden District Court last week.

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Good Luck to City Council President Dell Isola

The new Council President Richard Dell Isola leads a city council almost entirely dedicated and devoted to the whims and the wishes of the mayor.

The record will show that during the past legislative year led by Councilor Peter Napolitano that the mayor was not overturned on anything – not an appointment, a request for money, or new initiatives.

The mayor rules.

The council follows.

This is the modern incarnation of the council for better or worse.

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