By Joshua Resnek
Mayor Carlo DeMaria spoke for 42 minutes, detailing his plans for the future of the city while concentrating on transportation, housing and addressing the opioid crisis before a crowd of about 300 Everett residents and dignitaries, which included Governor Charlie Baker.
The traditional New Year inauguration was held in the Everett High Auditorium which was decorated nicely with white lights for the event.
The Everett High School string ensemble was stunning, something not lost on the hometown crowd.
City Clerk Sergio Cornelio swore in the City Council and the School Committee and then gave the oath of office to the mayor, who was surrounded by his wife and children on the stage.
One of the big surprises of the mayor’s lengthy tome was his promise to build a new, all around, sporting facility for the people of Everett in a less impacted part of the city than the present facility.
He was also very excited about new projects, especially the casino and hotel, the huge new apartment projects on the parkway and near to the Chelsea line where Wood Waste used to be, and he shared his vision for transportation which is essentially a link-up with the Silver Line coming out of Chelsea and able to transport Everett residents all the way to Boston when all is said and done.