THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, April 12, 2019 Page 9 CITY COUNCIL | FROM PAGE 1 who half these people are; we had a recent stabbing by some nut,” he said, adding that residents are also being harassed, and “I see it all day long.” However, Police Chief Steven Mazzie said his officers have come to know many of Everett’s homeless individuals. Since conducting a background check is such an exhaustive process, he suggested that any individual who is causing a problem and is not known to police be investigated using Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). Therefore, the council also voted to include, in the ordinance, the verbiage: “Any person in violation of this Ordinance shall be subject to a CJIS check by the Everett Police Department.” Yet, Mazzie said police may not always be able to take action against someone who is panhandling. “If they’re simply asking for REP. MCGONAGLE | FROM PAGE 2 About Joe: McGonagle is in his third term as State Representative for the 28th Middlesex Dismoney, there’s not a whole lot we can do,” he said. “These are tough issues; keep in mind, many of these people are suffering from mental illnesses.” Councillor-at-Large Wayne Matewsky said panhandling is likely to escalate after the June 24 opening of Encore Boston Harbor. “We have to be prepared,” he said, adding that panhandling has become a major problem at the MGM Casino in Springfield. “It’s going to become a whole different ball game when the casino opens. This is the real deal here coming very shortly.” Alford Street Bridge In other news, Matewsky raised concerns about additional boats on the Mystic River passing under the Alford Street Bridge to take patrons to and from the casino. “I can’t see how this is going to operate,” he said. “This bridge issue is going to be a major concern.” In response, Mazzie said that trict. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing and also sits on the Transportation and Healthcare Financing Committees. McGonagle may be J& S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. MULCH SALE! Discount Spring Special PICK-UP or DELIVERY AVAILABLE 617-389-1490 Premium Hemlock or Pitch Black BELOW WHOLESALE COSTS LANDSCAPERS WELCOME $43 yd. $38 yd. although boats will not be permitted to dock at Encore, the Police Department cannot enforce maritime law. “One thing you have to understand is that there’s regulations that are out of our control,” he said. Matewsky also said the council has been in communication with Boston Harbormaster Joseph Cheevers, who will be invited to speak at one of the upcoming meetings. Information for new residents Ward 5 Councillor Rosa DiFlorio said there is basic information that should be provided for all new residents. This would include the names of elected officials, a listing of city departments and a list of bills that can be paid online. “It doesn’t have to be big, nothing elaborate, we’re not looking to spend a million dollars,” she said, adding that new residents would also need a census form and voter registration. “We don’t reached at Joseph.McGonagle@ mahouse.gov. Visit Our Newly Expanded Facility. We will beat competitors pricing! (Restrictions apply.) want to make this difficult; we want to make this easy.” Anthony Sousa, director of Planning and Development, said he and his colleagues have been working to update information for new residents, as the current document is “six or seven” years old. Councillor-at-Large Peter Napolitano said that information should be sent directly to any new tenant renting an apartment. “We can’t rely on landlords to disseminate that information,” he said. 222 Central St. Saugus, MA 01906 (Next to Saugus Iron Works) 781-231-5990 2FREE ND MONTH on 10x10 units No administration fees. 200 new units available. All sizes to fi t your needs. New Customer Specials Offer valid at 222 Central Storage. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 6/12/19. www.222centralstorage.com Eastern Bank Bldg. on RT-1 605 Broadway, #301 Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-6844 www.bostonnorthdental.com FREE with Rental LOCK Dr. Priti Amlani · Restorative Dentistry · Cosmetic Dentistry · Implant Restorations · Zoom Whitening · Teeth in a Day - All on 6 Full Mouth Rehabilitation Before After Dr. Bruce Goldman Dr. Bhavisha Patel · Invisalign · CEREC Crowns (Single visit crowns) · Root Canal Treatment · Sedation Dentistry Reserve your unit NOW!

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