THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, July 24, 2020 Page 3 Massachusetts Nurses Association endorses State Rep. McGonagle’s reelection campaign T he Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) endorsed State Representative Joseph McGonagle’s reelection campaign. The MNA represents more than 23,000 frontline nurses and healthcare professionals across the state, including those at Everett Hospital of Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). “Representative McGonagle has stood with nurses and patients and we are proud to stand with him as he seeks reelection to represent the people of the 28th Middlesex District,” said MNA President Donna Kelly-Williams. McGonagle recently made Joseph McGonagle State Representative a visit to CHA Everett Hospital, where he spoke to a group of nurses. “What our nurses have done to protect our community is a selfless act I cannot understand,” said McGonagle. “They sacrifi ce so much to keep their loved ones, colleagues and neighbors out of harm’s way… Our nurses have shown the best of Everett and Massachusetts during the pandemic. I am humbled to have their support. They deserve nothing but the best and I am grateful to be in a position where I can give them as much support as possible. Thank you, Redevelopment projects on horizon for Tremont and Elm Streets properties By Christopher Roberson T he Planning Board recently reviewed site plans for the proposed redevelopment projects at 110 Tremont St. and 178180 Elm St. Attorney Paul Delory, representing the applicant Kaura LLC, said his client would like to redevelop the two-story mixeduse building at 178-180 Elm St. The plan calls for adding a third floor and constructing eight apartments with each unit being “345-500” square feet. Delory said the current building is approximately 128 years old and has developed a “tired” look. “It needs a design upgrade,” he said during the board’s July 20 meeting. Although no parking is available, Delory said the building fi ts in nicely with the other mixed-use structures in that part of Everett. “That little section of Elm Street is almost like a little village unto itself,” he said. Delory also said that in May 2019 the project was presented to the Board of Appeals, which voted unanimously to grant a number of “variances and special permits.” However, Planning Board Member Leo Pizzano took issue with the building’s proposed appearance. “We’re kind of sick and tired of looking at these buildings with Hardie board on them,” he said. “They’re about as boring as they come, this building is no exception.” Therefore, Pizzano suggested using brick on 20 percent of the façade in accordance with the Everett Design Guidelines. “It should look like something,” he said. Pizzano also addressed the lack of parking on the site. “No parking is not the way to go,” he said. “What do you do when a tenant has a car?” At 110 Tremont St., applicant Gregory Antonelli is looking to convert the former industrial building on the property into a two-story, 48-unit apartment building. He said each unit would be a one-bedroom residence. Pizzano was surprised to learn that there was no need to present the project to the Board of Appeals. “It seems like there’s a lot of grandfathering going on here,” he said. As with the Elm Street project, Pizzano recommended having brick on the building’s façade. “I have no problem with the 20 percent brick,” said Antonelli. He also said he would be willing to construct a stonewall as a buff er for the abutters and to put in storage areas for bicycles. 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening We are the smile care experts for your entire family www.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM President Donna Kelly-Williams, for your hard work and your support!” As an elected offi cial, McGonagle brings a wealth of experience, including his time in public service and as a small business owner, to advocate for the hardworking residents of Everett. This year’s Democratic Primary is on September 1. For more information or to get involved with the campaign, visit https://www.joemcgonagle.com/. WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 STAY SAFE! In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today

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