— Eye on Everett —

The Encore License

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By Josh Resnek

If all things are equal – which they are not – Wynn Resorts should retain their license for the casino that is to open in June 2019.

Getting there is another matter.

The suitability issue dominates right now.

All reports indicate the entire Wynn Resorts Board of Directors – all new faces – are set to descend on Boston and to sit at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission when the suitability report is finally ready to come out.

The Wynn Resorts folks believe if they show how broadly the company has changed its persona – from a sexual harassment bastion – to a place absent of it – that whatever the law is can be overlooked because they have changed the company entirely from top to bottom.

This, it is believed, is a pretty good strategy to persuade the MGC to maintain its suitability as the gaming licensee here in Boston/Everett.

But what if it doesn’t?

What happens if the MGC finds Wynn Resort unsuitable? Terms we cannot use in a community newspaper is what this would be.


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Matarazzo, Ersilia (Cataldo), age 50, of Peabody, formerly of Everett, on December 19.

Loving mother of Carmine and his wife Ashley, Amata, and Giuseppe Matarazzo of Peabody. Ersilia was the cherished daughter of Elvira (DiPierro) and Giuseppe Cataldo of Everett; Sister of Maria Pagliuca and her husband Antonio of Peabody, Tricia Larocca and her husband Giuseppe of Everett, Adriana Carbo and husband Anthony of Stoneham, Gina Maniscalco and her husband Andrew of Wake eld, Erminia Buscaino and her husband Joseph of Wake eld, Giuseppina Cerasuolo and her husband Marc of Reading, Anthony Cataldo and his wife Silvia of Peabody, Amy Buscaino and her husband Joseph of Wakefield.


Boys Basketball Team Starts New Chapter

First-year head coach Stanley Chamblain (center) gathers his team during a timeout. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Leader Herald Staff Report 

Everett is 2-0 on the young season, having defeated Saugus (75-22) and Gloucester (61- 44) in a pair of Northeastern Conference games to open the campaign.

For the first time in more than a generation, EHS has a new coach on the sideline, as Stanley Chamblain has taken over for John DiBiaso.

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Ersilia Matarazzo-Cataldo

We wish to comment brie y on the bright life of Ersilia Matarazzo- Cataldo.

She died last week. She was waked at Rocco’s Funeral Home.

She is being buried amid a frenzy of sadness and tears. For her family and her many, many friends, her death is inexplicable.

How could this have happened to someone so good, so positive, so interested in others and her community?

Why is it always that the good often die long before their time?

We cannot answer such questions but we can speak to the memory of Mrs. Matarazzo-Cataldo.

What she leaves is an exclamation point for what was unfairly taken from her.

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