Beverly City Council votes down $18 million library project

Bowen said she has often been the “lone vote” against projects because of a lack of information from the administration. She noted the many other needs at city buildings, including the Senior Center, public services, and elementary school roofs. “Without those plans in place, locking us in to this size of a liability and commitment […]

Beverly City Council Tables ‘Difficult’ Israel/Palestine Discussions

Bowen, citing past resolutions spurred by both national and international events, said she believed the events of subsequent months were worthy of the Council discussion and potential resolution referenced in the letter. “My motivation now is essentially the same as my motivation (at the time of the solidarity letter),” Bowen said. “That remaining silent risks […]

Beverly Overnight Delivery Ban, Free Veteran Parking Approved

New Beverly ordinances banning overnight deliveries to most businesses, providing free downtown parking to veterans and a contract extension for Police Chief John LeLacheur’s contract through 2027 were approved at Monday night’s Beverly City Council meeting. The approvals wrapped discussions and debates that spanned several recent meetings, while the public hearing on a proposal to […]