The mayor’s plans to sell Everett Memorial Stadium and to build a hotel or 300 units of apartment housing on the site, is being questioned and discouraged by candidate for mayor, Councilor Fred Capone.
The mayor and a developer have apparently agreed on a money deal, as reported more than a year ago by the Leader Herald.
How much will be paid and by whom and what will be built on the site remains in question.
Those questions are being pursued in earnest by Capone. He believes the stadium, which was built as a war memorial to the city’s fallen war dead, would be better left alone by the mayor.
“Relocating the stadium would result in the loss of one of our community’s most historical treasures. Additionally, without the stadium, the veteran memorials both outside the park and within it would be out of place, lose some of its significance or risk significant damage during a relocation effort. Moreover, if another large-scale construction project is proposed one more neighborhood would become overcrowded and engulfed,” Capone said during a recent Zoom meeting where he discussed the issue with voters and members of the city government.
The City of Everett will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration and Cleanup at Rivergreen Park (1 Rivergreen Drive, Everett) on Saturday, May 15 from 9am-12pm.
This event will include a presentation regarding the current and future plans of Everett’s waterfront, a ribbon cutting of the city’s new canoe & kayak launch, and a community cleanup event. Following the event, there will be a BBQ for all who volunteer.
On July 8, 2020, Sgt. John Mazzie put in his last day as an Everett Police officer.
Thus ended, a 33 year career on a police force that is a far different place than it was when he started out as a much younger man.
It is impossible for the uninitiated to understand just what it is like to sign away your life to serving the city of Everett in 1987, to putting on the blue uniform, and to remain whole and upbeat, proud and with his integrity intact, up to the day of his retirement in the 20th year of the 21st Century.
The revolution in policing continues during this summer of great discontent across the nation.
Sgt. John Mazzie has seen it all. He’s been through the trials and tribulations of being a police officer. He has come to understand the human predicament almost completely.
Mazzie started out as a Field Training Officer in the 1990’s.
A small but stirring memorial for George Floyd, the unarmed black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis almost two weeks ago, was organized by younger people in the city’s Black community and held at Glendale Park Sunday from 6-8 p.m..
Protests against racism have riveted the nation since Floyd was killed and his killers jailed.
The protests have been worldwide, highlighting the scourge of racism and what it does to our society as well as to those who are the recipients of it.
A wide range of passionate, youthful speakers delivered eulogies for Floyd as well as speaking out about racial justice.
Crowd estimates ranged from 150-200, according to local police.
The crowd was largely black and Hispanic.
Everyone was wearing facemasks and socially distancing.
It was a racially mixed event with many young white people attending as well.
The speakers decried police brutality and racism.
Last week, the city government held a Zoom vigil for Floyd, with several public officials and a few religious leaders expressing their sentiments.