Hardy Named Big job For Firefighters Organization

Everett Local 143 President and firefighter, Craig Hardy

By Josh Resnek

Craig Hardy is not just an Everett fire fighter, he is the president of the Everett Firefighters Union Local 143, a job he has held and loved for the past 11 years.

Recently, Hardy (above) was made the Legislative Agent for the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts – which includes 12,000 union firefighters.

He will be one of the organizations chief lobbyists.

He will remain an Everett firefighter as well.

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Mystery Photo


Every Thursday, the Everett Leader-Herald, and the Parlin Memorial Library publish a “Mystery Photo of the Week.” Each week we will show a photo from Everett’s past featuring Everett residents from several decades ago. Readers are encouraged to identify the people in the photo. If you know who is in this picture, call Mark Parisi at the Parlin Library, at 617-394-2305, or email him at parisi@noblenet.org.

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Here are some of the volunteers for an old time reman’s muster held in September, 1960. Notice the ad for Ballantine, a popular beer of the period. Let us know if you recognize any of these folks

Encore Makes 12.5 Million Payment to the City

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Jacquie Krum of Encore shown holding the $12.5 million check that city received Monday.

School Department
Cutting Teachers

By Josh Resnek

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.

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— Eye on Everett —

Looking inside at city hall

By Josh Resnek

What a thing to be the rep from this city.

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.

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Encore Boston Jobs Center inside City Hall    (Josh Resnek Photo)

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 —”