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Marchese Wants Answers

Request Executive session With The Mayor

‘Are You Under Investigation’

He Wants to Know

By Josh Resnek

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Mayor Carlo DeMaria

Why is the mayor paying hefty monthly legal fees for criminal attorneys to represent him? This is a question Councillor Mike Marchese has raised in response to a Herald Leader investigative report last week which revealed the mayor has paid, and is likely continuing to pay, huge legal fees, so far $130,000, to criminal attorneys.

That report included detailed records of the payments made, when they were made, who they were paid, to and how much they were.

The criminal attorney fees are all being paid from the mayor’s campaign account.

The bulk of the fees have been paid to Greenberg Traurig, a huge national law firm with an office at International Place in Boston. Greenberg Traurig specializes in representing individuals involved in Federal investigations and other criminal matters.

Marchese says the mayor paying such fees from month to month indicates something could be wrong. He said a number of his constituents and friends asked him questions about the report over the weekend.Continue Reading


COMMENTARY

Why is the mayor paying criminal

attorneys to represent him?

By Josh Resnek

Most of us will not spend a dime on an attorney unless we absolutely must.

But there are times when an attorney will sit us down when we have a problem or a problem is building on the horizon and say: “You need counsel. It is going to be expensive. You can’t handle what you are facing yourself. Get your checkbook out. Hire an attorney to protect yourself.”Continue Reading


WYNN WATCH

Elaine Wynn victorious on all counts; is now leading Wynn to new place

By Josh Resnek

There is nothing quite like an ex-wife who has been scorned by the likes of Steve Wynn, her disgraced ex-husband.

Wynn was revealed as a sexual degenerate. The company he founded with his ex-wife gave no support to employees he and others might have sexually harassed.

Vengeance is mine and I shall repay seems to be the former Mrs. Wynn’s mantra.

It has been effective.

Elaine Wynn appears to have won a giant victory even before the May 16 meeting of Wynn Resorts shareholders.Continue Reading


Sale Of Broadway Business Building Sets Record For Smaller Space

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Shown above is the Keystone Building, a well known local location for more than a dozen  businesses.

By Josh Resnek

Another astounding sale of real estate at a high price in the city indicates how dramatically prices are soaring for retail spaces.

The $2.1 million sale of 369 Broadway, known as the Keystone Building – which is located on a 7052 square foot lot reveals how vastly the real estate landscape is changing. The Keystone Building was last sold in June, 2014 for $850,000.

The new owner of the Keystone Building is Alexander Kuritnik, Trustee for the 89 Lyndhurst Trust.Continue Reading


Lottery Hits It Big In Everett

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Lottery hopefuls check their tickets inside one of Everett’s most popular Lottery sales agents in Everett Square.

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Massachusetts Lottery took in the unbelievable amount of $45,994,379.25 in Everett in Fiscal Year 2017.

This is down slightly from 2016, when the Lottery scored $46,491,593.50 here.

While 2018 figures are not yet available, it is believed Lottery figures will again be marginally down when all is said and done.Continue Reading


Guidance Department Points The Way

More And More Everett Kids Are Going to School

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Top Row: Kathleen McCormack, Gledi Bresha, Amanda Byrnes, Pere Maldonado, Reggie Jean, Lucas Bermudez, Matthew Charles, Derek Barbosa, Anthony Sousa, and Stanley Chamblain. Bottom Row: Helber Fagundes, Tremain Barboza, and Jason Cardinale. At right are Director of Guidance Kathleen McCormack and one of the school’s two senior class guidance counselors, Stanley Chamblain

By Kate Resnek

Eighty percent of Everett High School seniors will be going off to a two or four-year college or university next year. That number is very likely the highest in the school’s history.

Mrs. McCormack, the head of the guidance department, and the senior class guidance counselor Stanley Chamblain attribute this increase to a slew of changes in policy in the last few years.

“When I started at this school the graduation rate was at sixty percent,” said Kathleen McCormack, the director of the guidance department.Continue Reading


Tournament-Bound

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All signs point to the Everett Crimson Tide reaching the 10-win plateau and securing a spot in the 2018 MIAA Div. 1 State Softball Tournament.

By Lorenzo Recupero

Led by stellar hitting and a potent mixture of renewed chemistry and focus, the Crimson Tide softball team is heading back to the postseason for the first time in three years.

With a convincing, 20-3, decision over Mount Alvernia Monday, the Crimson Tide earned their 10th win of the season, just enough to clinch an MIAA tournament berth with three more games still remaining on the schedule.

The win not only promises a playoff spot, but offers the team a chance to add to their win total that’s already eclipsed their 8-12 records each of the past two years.

And a return back to playoff ball is exactly what coach Stacey Schiavo’s been looking for.Continue Reading


Mckinnon’s Ready To provide For Memorial Day BBQ

By Kate Resnek 

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McKinnon’s is ready to serve its hungry customers for Memorial Day Weekend.

While Memorial Day gives Americans time to remember fallen veterans it also falls perfectly at the cusp of summer time.

Summer and barbeque go hand in hand, and Memorial Day weekend is undoubtedly the (un) official kickoff of the grilling season.

Everyone will be out grilling this Memorial Day in Everett and across the country and buying supplies for this weekend’s festivities is on many people’s to-do list this week.

Of course, you could go to Market Basket or Stop & Shop, but in Everett many people will be taking their business to McKinnon’s.Continue Reading


Gerly Adrien Knocks on 2,500 Doors

Gerly Adrien, candidate for the democratic primary for State Representative, has completed 2500 doors as of this past Sunday, May 21, 2018. “When I decided to run for this seat, I said it was about our community. I want to meet and listen to everyone here in Everett. We make up this city and we all have a voice. I am frankly tired of my opponents making false truths about the lack of work they are doing and am glad Everett is recognizing this as well.”

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State Rep. candidate Gerly Adrien.

Gerly has decided that this would be a people powered campaign, focusing on meeting as many people in Everett and she has done so.

In doing doors, Gerly notes that everyone is very welcoming. They admire her ability to be able to take this risk and commitment. Many people are happy to know Gerly Adrien has experience in Finance, working with budgets and deficits because they acknowledge that is what is missing.Continue Reading