Crimson Tide Dominant in Quarterfinal Triumph; Pope John Cruises

Everett quarterback Dillon Doherty (6) tucks the ball away and eludes the Andover pass rush.

By Lorenzo Recupero 

The top-ranked Crimson Tide’s convincing, 41-14, win over Andover in the MIAA North Division 1 quarterfinals moves them one step closer to the ultimate goal: a third consecutive state title.

A meeting with Central Catholic (6-2) at Everett Stadium awaits on Friday, November 2 at 7PM. The winner will earn a chance to play for the north sectional championship and the right to represent the north section in the state tournament.

Powering the Crimson Tide (8-0) offensive onslaught was running back Isaac Seide, who ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns (while catching two passes for 31 yards and a TD), and quarterback Duke Doherty, who hurled three first-half TD passes to pace the Tide in the win.

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Is the City Broke?

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By all accounts, it appears the city is broke. Inconceivable! Unbelievable! Impossible! Regrettably it appears to be true.

Even with the giant casino going up down the street – supposedly the city’s ticket to untold riches and security – the city’s cash coffers are almost dry and taxes are headed up by a good 11%.

Last week, the city borrowed $9 million without fanfare, proving again, the city didn’t have the money on hand to pay its upcoming bills.

The casino was supposed to set the city on a course of financial freedom and plenty.

This is how the mayor advertised it when he hooked top with Steven Wynn and fell in love with the man and his legend.

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The Making of The Deal

Not Like You’d Imagine

The Encore Casino main entrance.

By Josh Resnek

At the beginning of a major negotiation with Attorney Kim Sinatra in March, 2013, she and the mayor talked about the new pope.

‘What do you think of the big new pope,” Sinatra asks the mayor, according to credible information received by the Leader Herald.

“I can tell you he’s surprised,” the mayor tells her.

“Its not a good job,” Sinatra says.

“At least he’s Italian born. We’re somewhat happy about that,” the mayor says to her, according to information received by the Leader Herald.

The discussion gets down to the nitty gritty pretty quickly.

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Mayor Raising Money to Pay For Legal Bills?

Certainly Appears That Way

By Josh Resnek

The mayor is planning a fundraiser in November at Anthony’s in Malden on the same evening the E-Club is having its annual dinner and scholarship awards night.

The convergence of these two events attracting so many of the same people has raised some eyebrows in local political circles.

The mayor’s campaign account is apparently close to empty and in need of a shot in the arm in order for the mayor to continue paying criminal attorneys who represent him.

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— Eye on Everett —

Scary Stuff

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By Josh Resnek

Who is trying to scare who?

The mayor’s notion about “scare tactics” being used to cause an uprising among parents and teachers in the school system as reported in last week’s Independent shows the extent to which the mayor can attempt to manipulate some of the news.

The mayor needed to get all this complaining off his chest, to let everyone know (those who aren’t his allies) how he is feeling.

It was mostly about $2.5 million that he is hesitating to allow the School Department to have even though it is the School Department’s funding gotten by Senator Sal DiDomenico.

The “crime” of not giving the funding to the schools is interpreted by the mayor as the high road – that is – the money shouldn’t be given to the schools and those complaining are traitors to the mayor’s brand of genius.

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