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city, Middlesex county, eastern Massachusetts, U.S. It is adjacent to the cities of Chelsea, Medford, and Malden and lies across the Mystic River from Boston. Settled in 1630, it was a part of the town of Malden and was known as South Malden until it was separately incorporated in 1870 and renamed for the orator and statesman Edward Everett. A highly diversified industrial suburb, its port facilities can accommodate oceangoing ships. Manufactures include metal items, electronics, chemicals, and printed materials. Petroleum storage, services, and trade also are important. Inc. city, 1892. Pop. (1990) 35,701; (2000) 38,037.