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Paul Russo celebrated a surprise 70th birthday party with over 100 family members and friends at a reception held at his honor at the Marina Restaurant in Revere recently. Continue reading Happy Birthday, Paul!
Wynn Resorts delivered on time a $12.5 million payment to the city as school department
administrators were struggling with layoffs because the city says there is not enough money in the city’s treasury account to sustain current teacher staffing.
The receipt of the funds was met with a great deal of fanfare at city hall Monday night preceding the city council meeting.
Superintendent of Schools Fred Foresteire and Assistant Superintedent Charlie Obremski are deciding who is going to be laid off. They are meeting almost daily with the school department’s central administration to determine where the cuts are.
I saw the rep yesterday. He was mingling with all the big shots at city hall waiting on the third floor to congratulate Wynn Resorts/Encore, for handing over to the city a check for $12.5 million.
This was an all fun moment for everyone who attended.
After all, it isn’t everyday a municipality like Everett receives a check for $12.5 million into the city treasury.
Everyone was there – well everyone who matters – the laughing, smiling and engaging folks from Encore led by Greg John and his boss, Robert DeSalvio, both men tan and relaxed, making the rounds and hobnobbing with the likes of former Mayor John Hanlon, and a handful of city councillors and State Senator Sal DiDomenico.
The extravaganza began at 5:30 with a ribbon cutting for the new Encore employment office – another wonderful moment in the life and times of the city and for this casino/hotel economic juggernaut, which is injecting so much money, energy and goodwill into this sprawling project. Continue reading — Eye on Everett —