Lunch on the Everett Line in an Unlikely Place

Two bowls of pho from the court inside the 99 Asian Supermarket.

By Josh Resnek

My son Jacob has a Vietnamese girlfriend. They eat Vietnamese food everywhere all the time. I have been trying out Vietnamese food as a result. I have tried two places in East Boston – one on Meridian Street, the other on Bennington Street. Both were good, but not up to the level of good I experienced recently.

My son recommended 60 Broadway Malden, right on the Everett line.

“You’ll love it. It is the best Vietnamese food I’ve eaten except for my girlfriend’s parents,” Jacob said.

He was right.

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Almeida Barros Leads a Discussion on Teen Dating Violence

Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida Barros is pictured with high school students

Last week, Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida Barros led a discussion with Massachusetts high schoolers about teen dating violence and promoting healthy relationships at Gillette Stadium with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, former Patriots player Andre Tippett, and Attorney General Maura Healey as part of Game Change, an anti-violence partnership between the AG’s office and the Patriots Foundation. Mr. Almeida Barros is the Director of Community Engagement for the Attorney General and assists with the Game Change program.

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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


Mystery Photo
Back in the 1950’s we still had the draft. This photo was taken on October 8, 1958 just before shipping out. Pictured here are (back row), Mayor Crowley, Joe Raso, Ed D’Onofrio, Ducky Adiletto, Tony Pinto, (front row) Lou Bourgeois, Stan Ruggiero, John (Inky) Doherty, and Alden Walsh. A big shout out to Director of Veterans Services Jeanne Cristiano for getting the names of the draftees.




Paul Kelly

We were sorry to learn of the death of the city’s former Parking Clerk, Paul Kelly.

He died last week at the age of 86.

Kelly was a nice man who administered a difficult job with dignity, respect and compassion, always.

Those who knew him liked him.

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Jacta est alia

When Caesar returned to Rome after ten years away with his legion after defeating all of Rome’s enemies, he came to the Rubicon.

Crossing the Rubicon River would have been a natural thing for Caesar to do by himself to enter Rome. He wanted to take his legion into Rome, to share the wagonsfilled with gold he brought back with themembers of the Senate.

Crossing the Rubicon with the legion was not allowed by Roman law – that’s how Roman democracy worked for centuries.

The legion couldn’t enter Rome without the consent of the Senate.

The generals couldn’t run Roman society. The Roman Senate did that.

Caesar on his horse by the Rubicon shouted to his legion: “Jacta est alia”. The die is cast, is what he said ( and he said it in Greek, the ancient language of record during Roman times).

The legion led by Caesar crossed the river and went into the city.

Thus ended Roman democracy.

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