EV Vol. 31, No.16 -FREEEVE ER TT A household word in Everett for 30 years! ADDOCCO TEAT www.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday 617-387-2200 Friday, April 22, 2022 From foundation to finish, let’s make it happen. TALK TO JOE ABOUT OUR COMMERCIAL AND CONSTRUCTION LOANS. WE’RE READY TO HELP YOU GET STARTED. Varsity Girls’ Softball Coach Clinches 300th Career Win Head Coach Stacy Poste-Schiavo’s father, Albert, a former Everett Little League coach, and husband, Michael, congratulated her on her 300th career win last Monday at Glendale Park. See page 18 for story and photo highlights. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) JOSEPH D. KEOHANE EVP & SENIOR LOAN OFFICER JKEOHANE@EVERETTBANK . COM 61 7-381-3622 Councillor Martins pushes for affordable housing accountability By Christopher Roberson A 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 WWW.EVERETTBANK .COM/FOUNDATIONTOFINISH Member FDIC Member DIF s housing developments continue to emerge SINCE 1921 Messinger Insurance Agency 475 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Phone: 617-387-2700 Fax: 617-387-7753 NEW COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE  ACCIDENT FORGIVENESS  DISAPPEARING COLLISION DEDUCTIBLE  11% DISCOUNT WITH SUPPORTING POLICY  10% COMBINED PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT AND GREEN DISCOUNT  10% GOOD STUDENT DISCOUNT Celebrating 100 years of excellence! Monday thru Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturdays 9am to 1pm! Check out our NEW website! www.messingerinsurance.com throughout Everett, Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins has called attention to the number of affordable housing units, particularly in the smaller developments. “Affordable units are so precious right now; we really need to make sure that we track them,” she said during the April 14 meeting of the City Council’s Government Operations Committee. Under the city’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance, developments with more than 10 units are required to have a minimum of 10 percent aff ordable housing. However, Martins wanted to know how the Ordinance is enforced after a development has been approved by the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. “How are we keeping track of it?” she asked. “Are they continuing to build and waiting to see what happens, if they’re going to get caught or not?” Martins also asked if a tutorial could be available to assist developers who have smaller projects. In addition, she suggested creating a page on the city’s website where developers can advertise their aff ordable housing units and lottery information. “I haven’t heard of any aff ordable housing lotteries,” said Martins. She also recommended partnering with Metro West Collaborative Development in Newton to provide further assistance with the implementation of aff ordable housing. In response, Erin Deveney, chief of staff for Mayor CarCOUNCILLOR | SEE PAGE 4

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