New HS cost could top $400M

By JOSH RESNEK

Assistant School Superintendent Charlie Obremski told the city council Monday night that a new high school is needed, is being applied for, and thus a five-year effort has begun.

Councilors questioned Obremski, who came prepared, as is his pro forma.

Obremski was knowledgeable, informed, and adept at treating everyone who questioned him with respect.

“The overcrowding of the schools is a real problem. We’re trying to deal with it as best

we can. Right now, we’re just putting in a document of “interest” to put us in line for another school. Again, that will take about five years. We need a long-term solution,” Obremski told the city council.

“It could cost as much as $400 million – $450 million,” Obremski said in response to a series of questions from the councilors.

The state will reimburse the city approximately 78%-80% of the total cost, which will still leave the city with a substantial financial responsibility.

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City of Everett Receives $825,000 Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant

The City of Everett was awarded $825,000 through the Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to help small cities and towns meet a broad range of community needs including housing and economic development projects.

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