Everett

 

Greenwood Nursing and Rehab is proud to serve the city of Everett. Everett was originally part of Charlestown, and later Malden. It separated from Malden in 1870. In 1892, Everett changed from a town to a city. On December 13, 1892, Alonzo H. Evans defeated George E. Smith to become Everett's first Mayor.

 

The city was named after Edward Everett, who served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State. He also served as President of Harvard University

 

Everett is the last city in the United States with a bicameral legislature, which is composed of a seven-member Board of Aldermen and an eighteen-member Common Council. On November 8, 2011, the voters approved a new City Charter that will change the City Council to a unicameral body with eleven members - six ward councilors and five councilors-at-large; an event that provoked an emotional response from many Everett residents. The new City Council will be elected at the 2013 City Election.

 

The Board of Aldermen consisted of seven members one from each of the City's six wards and one Alderman-at-Large. All Aldermen were elected city-wide for a term of two years. In addition to the duties they shared with the Common Council, the Board of Aldermen was the licensing authority in the City and approved licenses for motor dealers, second-hand dealers, awnings, lodging houses, junk dealers, pool tables, open-air parking lots, coin-operated devices, Lord's Day licenses, antique and precious metal dealers.

 

The Leavitt Corporation has called Everett home since 1924. Leavitt is a manufacturer of nuts and peanut butter, formed by Michael Hintlian. They produce several products under two brand names: Teddie Peanut Butter and River Queen Nuts.

 

In popular culture, Everett is home to the set of the new ABC pilot Boston's Finest. The city was also the setting for the 2007 Ben Affleck film Gone Baby Gone. The old Everett High School was used for the filming of scenes for the Adam Sandler movie That's My Boy and the Kevin James movie Here Comes the Boom.