THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, February 1, 2019 Page 3 City Council approves one of three Encore licenses By Christopher Roberson censes for Encore Boston Harbor. I nitially, the City Council intended to only discuss granting an inn holder’s license as well as garage and taxi stand liHowever, the council voted 3-7 not to table the application for the inn holder’s license. Ward 3 Councilor Anthony DiPierro said he did not see the benefit in waiting until the council’s Feb. 11 meeting to cast a vote. “It’s pretty black and white to me,” he said during the Jan. 28 meeting. City Clerk Sergio Cornelio said all the paperwork was in order and that Encore’s 671 hotel rooms will generate $53,680 in annual tax revenue. However, on the new motion District Attorney Marian Ryan sworn in for second term N to approve the license, Ward 1 Councilor Fred Capone said he needs additional information. “I’m not voting on anything I haven’t seen yet,” he said. The license was subsequently approved by a vote of 10-1. Cornelio said the garage liEWTON – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan took the Oath of Office on January 2, 2019. She was joined by Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, Judge Mary Elizabeth Heffernan, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, State Representative Cynthia Creem, Reverend Albert M. Faretra and Rabbi Susan Abramson. After Mayor Fuller administered District Attorney Ryan’s Oath of Office, District Attorney Ryan swore in approximately 150 Middlesex County Assistant District Attorneys. Representatives from police, fire and town officials from across Middlesex County were also in attendance. cense, which would accommodate up to 3,000 cars, would give Everett another $50,000 per year. He said there would also be separate stands for taxis and Uber vehicles. The council is now waiting for information from Encore regarding the garage and the exact location of each taxi stand. Streetlight repairs In other news, Daniel Cameron of National Grid reported that 11 of the 12 streetlights that were out on Ferry Street have been repaired. The one remaining light is at the corner of Ferry and Cottage Streets. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan with the Middlesex County Chiefs of Police Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan is shown taking the oath of office administered by Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller for her second term. "We did have some significant issues on two of the lights," said Cameron, adding that a conduit needed to be installed at the corner of Elm and Ferry Streets to rectify "underground wiring problems.” He also said one light is still out on Broadway as well as three lights on Main Street. COUNCIL | SEE PAGE 16 Every kind of job for one kind of person. Exceptional. Encore Boston Harbor is hiring. Explore thousands of fulfilling careers. You deserve an Encore. In accordance with our host and surrounding community agreements, hiring preference is given to properly qualified residents of the cities of (1) Everett, (2) Malden, and (3) Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Medford, and Somerville.

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