— Eye on Everett —
A Success Not So Sweet
By Josh Resnek
There was a time, and it was not so long ago, when the deal the mayor made with the gambling mogul Steve Wynn was the toast of the town.
When starting out about 5 years ago, the mayor took the idea of looking at some of Everett’s most polluted land as the place to put a casino and hotel.
The land deal was fraudulent but everything has ended up OK notwithstanding all the talk about FBI investigations that have apparently been going on for almost 5 years.
The deal itself for the casino and hotel is inarguably one of the biggest business deals in the history of the state of Massachusetts.
Getting to the finish has been problematic, and for the mayor, it has been painful.Continue Reading
Susan Pipitone-Braley, Everett’s First and Only Female Firefighter
By Lorenzo Recupero
Everett’s first and only female firefighter, Susan E. Pipitone- Braley (below), passed away on August 1, 2018, succumbing to cancer nearly a year after her battle with the disease had begun.
She served Everett residents for 25 years — on active duty until the day she died –in both fire prevention, which covers code enforcement and fire investigations amongst other things, and her last 12 years on the force as the driver/engineer of Engine 1.
SUMMER IN THE CITY
EPS Employees Aren’t Census Takers
We agree completely with Superintendent of Schools Fred Foresteire and the School Department attorneys Murphy, Lamere, & Murphy that the public school employees cannot be used to collect census records and that private student records cannot be scrutinized for census purposes.Continue Reading
Capuano Said to Have 13-Point Lead
By Josh Resnek
Congressman Mike Capuano and his opponent Ayanna Pressley debated last week, and according to political pundits, it was a no hit, no runs, no error performance by everyone involved.
In a race with two candidates who stand for virtually all the same things, no other outcome was possible.
Everett is said to be strongly pro-Capuano as the incumbent has not been taking anything for granted and has been making numerous public appearances here as well as outreach to local voters.Continue Reading
Mayor’s Healthy Eating Initiative Welcomes Fresh Food Truck
To continue the momentum of the citywide healthy eating initiative, started by the mayor’s administration, on Monday, July 30th the City welcomed a fresh food truck to the community.
The addition of the Fresh Truck is another example of how the Mayor has remained committed to bringing more health and wellness opportunities to the people of Everett.
Opportunities that include the healthy meals program, “Kids in the Kitchen” Workshop, nutrition consultation, tness challenges with segments of healthy eating, and an upgraded healthy meals program for senior citizens.
The mayor stated, “I am pleased to hear about the continued growth of the healthy eating initiative. This program is extremely important to me as it offers residents with options to improve their health.”Continue Reading
Monthly Meeting Dissolves Into Chaos
Mayor Closes Public Hearing, Tosses out Reporter and Has the Door Shut
By Josh Resnek
The monthly meeting of the School Finance Review Commission Thursday night in the mayor’s conference room at city hall highlighted some of the deep divisions that exist in Everett city government.
Also highlighted is the mayor’s inability to force Everett Public Schools (EPS) Superintendent Frederick F. Foresteire and the schools to do his bidding, something Foresteire absolutely refused to do.Continue Reading
Morris Street Fire
Hero On the Mend
Everett Firefighter Scott Dalrymple Hospitalized at MGH For 6-8 Weeks
Coming Back From Second and Third Degree Burns From Morris Street Fire
By Josh Resnek
From his hospital bed on the 14th floor in the Ellison Building at the Massachusetts General Hospital Everett firefighter Scott Dalrymple said there is still some pain from the burns he suffered.
“But I am going to be OK. Six to eight weeks and I’m out of here,” he added optimistically.
Dalrymple suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns mostly to his hands, his head and his arms attempting to rush up the stairs of the burning home on Morris Street on July 13.
“One minute I was ok and doing my job. The next minute I was burning hot and rushing down the stairs and into the street,” he recalled.
“One minute I was OK. The next minute I almost died,” he said, his eyes welling with tears.
“It happened instantly,” he said.Continue Reading
Chief: Blaze Showed the Strength of the EFD
By Josh Resnek
The fire on Morris Street that landed two Everett firefighters in the hospital and accomplished the rescue from the burning home of one of its residents trapped on the roof, was not just another day, according to Fire Chief Anthony Carli.
He said the professionalism and knowing what to do evidenced at the scene indicated that each company responding to a fire knows what to do.
“Our men got into rescue mode the moment they arrived on Morris Street,” Carli said. “Normal conditions in a fire can be measured by the level of fire in the basement. Usually, you can get up to the second floor. We always try to go through the front door,” he added.
Two firefighters in full protective gear smashed through the front door shortly after arriving on the scene.
They started up the front stairs, found the fire too intense and then – bang – an explosion sent them running down the stairs and then tumbling out of the building.
Their gear was burning.
They were sprayed with water and then removed to the hospital.Continue Reading
Fire About Irony And Danger; House Was For Sale
By Josh Resnek
The legal three-family home that burned on Morris Street Friday morning was for sale when firefighters arrived on the scene.
What was a valuable three family home selling for $750,000 has been reduced to a charred wreck.
The two firefighters injured when they ran into the burning home are recovering.
Everett firefighter Scott Dalrymple remains in the hospital with burns that will require surgical attention.
Josh Doyon, who ran into the home with Dalrymple has been released from the hospital.Continue Reading
GOVERNOR BAKER: THE DEATH PENALTY KILLS A BIT OF ALL OF US
Keith Ablow, MD is a psychiatrist, New York Times bestselling author and was host of the nationally-syndicated “Dr. Keith Ablow Show.” He is a former member of the Fox News Medical A Team.
By Keith Ablow
Special to the Leader Herald
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has come out in favor of the death penalty for cop killers. I think he’s wrong.
I believe police officers are among the most heroic public servants. I take it like a kick to the gut whenever one is harmed. Weymouth Police Sargeant Michael Chesna, who was gunned down July 15, was a hero. There are really no words to express how selfless a person has to be to stand in harms way and risk his or her life, for the rest of us.
Yet I don’t believe anyone should ever be executed—neither by a state, nor by the federal government.
Is that because I believe that wrongly-convicted individuals could be executed? The Innocence Project has certainly proven that innocent people are sent to death row. But that isn’t my chief reason for opposing the death penalty.Continue Reading
Adrien Releases Policies on Housing, Seniors, and Transportation
Gerly Adrien (above), candidate for the 28th Middlesex District State Representative, is passionate about improving Everett and uniting as a community.
Last week, the campaign highlife improving efficiency and transparency. Below, we discuss housing, seniors and transportation:Continue Reading
Women’s Volleyball League Plans Registration Event
The Everett Women’s Volleyball League, one of the longest running sports leagues in the history of Everett, will have registration for the upcoming 2018-2019 season, on Wednesday evening, September 5,2018 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM in the Children’s Room at the Parlin Memorial Library, 410 Broadway.
Team players must be at least 18 years old. There will be a non-refundable $40.00 registration fee and $7.00 weekly dues. Sign-ups will not be accepted without the non-refundable fee.Continue Reading
By Lorenzo Recupero
We New Englanders are spoiled. We have the luxury of taking a less than 4-hour ride in any direction to almost any of the beautifully historic towns and cities in our area that seemingly take you back in time.
And, though, I’m a bit hesitant to share the location of some of these most quaint, charming, and revitalizing stops through the region – with the hope that they may remain their tucked away, not overly populated, picturesque selves – I’ll divulge this info so that you might enjoy these day trips away from home as much as I have.
So, listed by order of nearest distance, here are five regional destinations for your next summer road trip.Continue Reading
Keith Ablow, MD, Selected as Chairman of the Classics of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Library by Gryphon Editions
Keith Ablow, MD, New York Times and USA Today bestselling self-help author, has announced that readers can now pre-order signed, leather-bound, limited edition copies of his work To Wrestle with Demons, selected as the lead title of the Classics of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Library, published by Gryphon Corporation.
Dr. Keith Ablow was also selected by Gryphon Corporation as Chairman of their series of classic volumes by the world’s leading psychologists and psychiatrists.
Dr. Ablow was the host of the nationally-syndicated Dr. Keith Ablow Show, has appeared hundreds of times on Oprah, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends and Inside Edition and is a national leader on new treatments for depression, anxiety disorders, addiction, Lyme Disease and attention deficit disorder.Continue Reading
First water shuttle in Everett’s history coming to life at Casino
By Josh Resnek
The initiation of a ferry service between several locations along the waterfront in Boston, across the Mystic River and ending at the casino in Everett, marks a major event in the evolution of the Mystic River waterway.
Wynn Resorts LTD has tapped a Charlestown boat builder to construct three water shuttles, sleek but sturdy ferries to move casino goers and anyone else who wishes to explore the distance between the Boston waterfront and Everett once the casino is up and running.
This is historic in every way.
This will allow tourists from all over the nation to take advantage of the near $100 million of improvements made by Wynn Resorts to the environment in and around the casino/hotel and especially to the shorefront where the project is situated.Continue Reading