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Mayor moves to oust Cornelio

After taking $96k from city clerk in real estate deal

By JOSH RESNEK

The mayor and his cabal of relatives and hired guns are plotting to have City Clerk Sergio Cornelio removed from his office.

Cornelio’s election as the president of the City Clerk’s Association of Massachusetts – an award given for only the most outstanding clerk – will not mitigate the mayor’s effort to have Cornelio removed.

The effort is already underway, according to a wide variety of sources.

The mayor and his closest supporters and the holders of his secrets claim Cornelio is a traitor, that “he has left the nest,” by coming out publicly in order to recover the $96,000 the mayor recently took from him.

Corey Street property. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

It was revealed last week that Cornelio was forced and coerced to pay the mayor $96,000 as a result of the sale of Cornelio’s wholly-owned property on Corey Street.

Until the time of the sale of the property by Cornelio, the mayor had no legal ownership interest in the Corey Street property, according to records on file in the Southern Middlesex Registry of Deeds.

Two local developers were told to stand aside by the mayor when they expressed an interest in buying the property from the city clerk, sources said.Continue Reading


OT Thriller

SEPTEMBER 10: EHS quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe fires a pass against Xaverian. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

No. 4 Crimson Tide nip No. 3 Xaverian Hawks, 21-19, on Cam Mohamed TD in heavy weight battle

By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Crimson Tide opened the season Friday against one of its most familiar foes and got a game-deciding performance from one of its most unfamiliar faces.

In the 21-19 overtime victory, the Tide (1-0) proved too much to overcome for host Xaverian Brothers High school, whose come from behind effort to steal a win fell just short as Cam Mohamed scampered in for the winning TD and conversion.

It was quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe rolling onto the scene to lift Everett.

With two touchdown passes in a game where TDs were hard to come by, quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe rolled onto the scene making his first-ever varsity start at QB, made sure his opponents got a good glimpse of who he is and what he can do.

In the first quarter, Ellerbe dropped a 56-yard dime to speedy wide receiver Ismael Zamor, and again in the third quarter upped the stakes and hooked up with Moses Seids for an 80-yard TD connection to push Everett to a 10-point lead. Continue Reading



Looking at Politics

SEPTEMBER 12: Mayoral candidate Gerly Adrien waves to passing cars on Glendale Street. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Primary decision – Vote

By JOSH RESNEK

Barring the unforeseen consequences of last-minute revelations and surprises, very little the candidates do at this point will change many hearts and minds of enough voters to make a difference next Tuesday.

Most of the voters who will come out have already made up their minds.

All three mayoral candidates have identified their respective votes.

The job of them getting them all to vote in next Tuesday’s primary is what matters most.

On Tuesday night at about 8:30 p.m., the city’s voters will have chosen the finalists for the November election.

This is to say, about 5,200 to 5,500 of the city’s estimated 23,000 registered voters will decide who is running in the November election.

Who will it be?

Will it be the mayor and Gerly Adrien?

Will it be the mayor and Fred Capone?

Will it be Adrien and Capone?

What matters most about the final outcome on September 21 is who scores the biggest vote and how close was the second-place finisher?Continue Reading



— Eye on Everett —

Revelations we cannot quite believe about the mayor…but they are all true

Take off your shirt, DeMaria ordered. “I hate that shirt on you.”

Josh Resnek reading to the mayor’s Blue Suit from an official Revere Police Report

By JOSH RESNEK

When the Blue Suit got into my Honda Fit Tuesday afternoon in Glendale Square I told him straight out, “You’re not going to believe the stuff I’m about to read your seat belt.”

“What’s this about? Tell me everything. I want to hear it.
I think I know what you’re getting to. I’ve heard some things about a certain incident, but no one has ever given me details. Carlo tends not to talk about the bad stuff,” the Blue Suit said to me.

“Come on, Josh. What is it?”

“It’s about Carlo’s behavior with one of his employees as detailed in extensive police report I have about the incident,” I said to the Blue Suit.

The Blue Suit smiled.

“Come on then. Bring it on,” he said to me.

“Let me begin by telling you and our readers this is from the signed police report that led to a criminal hearing in Chelsea District Court. Here’s the story.”

Carlo requested that a female employee working at his Winthrop donut shop should report to the Revere donut shop. She thought this was strange. But she went along with it.

She reported to work at 8:30 a.m., Carlo and his aunt were present inside the donut shop. Carlo’s aunt left the store. Carlo and the employee, called Ms. Doe in the police report, were left alone inside the store.

The following is directly from the report:

“IT WAS AT THIS TIME, MR DEMARIA EMERGED FROM THE OFFICE TO THE FRONT COUNTER AND SAID TO MS DOE “I HATE THAT SHIRT ON YOU…I HATE HOW IT LOOKS ON YOU…I WANT TO CUT THE SHIRT.” MS DOE REPLIED THAT THIS WAS HER UNIFORM SHIRT AND THAT IF HE DID NOT LIKE IT’S APPEARANCE SHE WOULD TUCK IT IN BUT THAT HE COULDN’T CUT IT DOWN BECAUSE IT WAS HER ONLY SHIRT. MR DEMARIA RETURNED TO THE OFFICE AND BAKERY AREA OF THE STORE.”.Continue Reading



Ismael Zamor rising to the occasion

SEPTEMBER 10: Ismael Zamor poses after scoring on a long TD pass in the Crimson Tide’s season-opening win over Xaverian. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By LORENZO RECUPERO

On and off the field, Everett High School senior Ismael Zamor is mastering his route.

Found in the depths of the Crimson Tide’s success is Zamor, a team captain that leads by example from the ground up.

In the Tide’s 21-19 overtime season-opening win over Xaverian, he led the way with a decisive 59-yard touchdown catch, an interception, and a forced fumble – all instrumental in the slim victory.

“Ish was a star in all 3 phases of the game,” said EHS head coach Robert DiLoreto of his blooming wide receiver. “When the game was on the line and our team needed Ish the most, he came through and led us to victory. He is a coach’s dream!” said DiLoreto.

It would be hard to see it from the stands, but when the shoulder pads come off, Zamor is something like a teacher’s dream and a community’s dream as well.Continue Reading


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OP-ED

The Monster inside the corner office has got to go

SEPTEMBER 12: Early voting at City Hall sign on Broadway. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By Steve Pinto

Let’s face it, many politicians’ popularity is built on handing out jobs to friends and family. Handing out jobs is the equivalent of securing lifetime votes. Inventing job titles, as Carlo DeMari has done, in order to employ more friends and family and hand out higher wages is what makes him tick.

Appointing friends and family to commissions and boards without an interest in their qualifications, awarding no-bid contracts to favored contractors and developers in return for benefits, and cozying up to the unions and everyone else when you care nothing for them is what this mayor is all about.

When we allow a politician to become too powerful that’s when arrogance sets in.

The abuse of power begins. And things begin to get very dirty very quickly.
Now that the DeMaria monster has been created. It’s difficult to destroy it.

But nothing is impossible.Continue Reading



Questionable $40k longevity mayor’s pay boost salary to nearly $300,000

By JOSH RESNEK

The city’s chief operating officer Eric Demas is apparently the architect of the mayor’s $40,000 a year longevity payment.

Two weeks ago, the Leader Herald revealed the mayor is receiving a $40,000 yearly longevity payment when in fact the payment should be at a maximum, $10,000, according to Everett City Hall sources who wished to remain unnamed.

Candidate for mayor Fred Capone will be requesting the repeal of the longevity pay ordinance for the mayor.

“There is no justification for an additional bonus at the expense of our residents with the annual salary of the mayor more than $200,000,” Capone said.

In 2014, the city council approved a measure (Ordinance – C0032-14) allowing for all permanent full-time non-union and administrative officers to receive $1,300 for 15 years of service and $1,700 for 20 years of service.Continue Reading



Editorial

The $96,000 Disgrace

MAYOR DEMARIA

The allegations made by City Clerk Sergio Cornelio against the mayor have a solid ring of truth. Revelations that the mayor recently received $96,000 of Cornelio’s money after threatening Cornelio’s financial well-being with the possible loss of his job, as well as a threat to cut the city clerk’s office budget, unless Cornelio gave him the money is one more reason for voters in this city to remove Mayor Carlo DeMaria from public office.

What the mayor did to Cornelio, threatening him, demanding money from him, receiving $96,000 from him for nothing but to satisfy the mayor’s greed, is a crime against Cornelio, a disgrace for the office of mayor of Everett and it is an abuse of his position, his authority, and his power as the mayor of the city.

The mayor could do such a thing with any number of people who are scared, indeed, petrified they could lose their jobs unless they satisfied his whims.

The mayor’s payment from Cornelio for $96,000 is a dark moment in mayoral history here.Continue Reading


Tahiliani scores high marks

By JOSH RESNEK

Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani’s evaluation for 2020-2021 came in with high marks, except for several highly sexist and personal ramblings made by an aid to the mayor and attributed to him which could pass as civil rights violations.

Tahiliani scored proficient in each and every indicator included in her evaluation, which covered instructional leadership, management and operations, family and community engagement, and professional culture.

The results of the evaluation indicate that Tahiliani is doing her job and doing it well, according to the statements of the school committee members who contributed their comments.

The mayor made comments, as expected, that leave open the door to doubt about Tahiliani’s performance.

The mayor, it is widely known in school circles, wants to replace Tahiliani.

He would prefer a submissive, white, male superintendent who he can control much more than Tahiliani, who he cannot control.

The mayor couldn’t control himself once he got going.

“Superintendent Tahilani has demonstrated that she is not receptive to or accepting of alternate points of view or opinions. A review of the recordings of School Committee meetings will illustrate that her posture, facial expressions, and other physical mannerisms visibly change during discussions and debates of issues,” an aid wrote for the mayor.Continue Reading


Pop Warner kicks off 2021 season

Pop Warner football kicked off its 2021 season Sunday against Brockton and the newest generation of Everett gridiron greats got to play and cheer on the field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. (Photos by Joseph Prezioso))