EV Vol. 33, No.23 -FREEEVE ER TT Your Local News & Sports Online – Scan & Subscribe Now! ADDOCCO TEAT www.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday City of Everett hosts retirement party for Police Chief Steve Mazzie City staff, elected offi cials and community members gathered at Everett Police Station for a farewell luncheon 617-387-2200 Friday, June 7, 2024 Caps Off to Everett High School Class of 2024 Graduates CLASS LEADERS: Siblings Nischal, who is the Class Valedictorian, and Simran Tamang, the Class Salutatorian, will both attend Harvard University in the Fall. Graduation coverage begins on page. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) By Th e Advocate F State Representative Joe McGonagle, left, alongside Mayor Carlo DeMaria, presented Police Chief Steven Mazzie with a citation on behalf of the Mass. House or Representatives to congratulate him on his retirement. (Photos courtesy of the City of Everett) Special to Th e Advocate C ity of Everett staff recently joined with elected offi cials and community members at Everett Police headquarters to wish Chief Steven A. Mazzie all the best in retirement. Mayor Carlo DeMaria presented a citation on behalf of the City of Everett thanking Chief Mazzie for his service to the Everett Police Department (EPD). State Representative Joe McGonagle also presented a citation on behalf of the Mass. House CHIEF | SEE PAGE 7 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 our hundred and eightyeight Everett High School students crossed the stage on Saturday, June 1st during graduation exercises at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. The keynote speaker, Jennifer Penate, the weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at WCVB, off ered words of commitment and hope for the future. Supt. of Schools William Hart, describing the Class of 2024 as strong, intelligent and thoughtful, highlighted the “inherent goodness we hold as individuals, as a high school, as a school system, as a community in this great city of Everett.” Guest speakers also includCAPS OFF | SEE PAGE 10 City Council withholds approval of Capital Improvement Plan By Neil Zolot T he City Council’s Committee on the Budget withheld approval of the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at their meeting Monday, June 3. “The City Council voted negative because the old High School is not in the plan,” stated Council President Robert Van Campen. “There’s a desire to make improvements to that building.” He explained that the CIP is “a wish list of needs of which each item has to be funded through borrowing, grants or other funding sources. The June 3rd meeting was not designed to appropriate money. Items will come before us on a project-by-project basis for approval, but it’s an incomplete document that doesn’t refl ect all the capital needs in the short PLAN | SEE PAGE 24

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