The apartments that were the scene of a deadly New Year's Eve fire had no fire alarms, a violation of city code. The fire marshal's office plans to crack down on apartment buildings throughout the city that might not have fire alarms.
An outside investigation found the Everett fire chief was not drunk at the scene of a fatal NYE apartment fire. The union, though, accused the city of a double standard for keeping Gordon at work, saying anyone else would have been put on paid leave.
It started with a handshake between two giants of aviation: Juan Trippe, the visionary head of Pan Am, and Bill Allen, the clear-eyed president of the Boeing Co. It set off a chain of events that ended with Boeing building the 747, the iconic plane that revolutionized air travel, in Everett.
"We all bought houses knowing there's a gravel pit there, but it should stay a gravel pit.” Neighbors urge the county to not grant the ThomCo gravel pit, already the subject of code enforcement issues, a permit to expand its operations.