Good Luck to City Council President Dell Isola

The new Council President Richard Dell Isola leads a city council almost entirely dedicated and devoted to the whims and the wishes of the mayor.

The record will show that during the past legislative year led by Councilor Peter Napolitano that the mayor was not overturned on anything – not an appointment, a request for money, or new initiatives.

The mayor rules.

The council follows.

This is the modern incarnation of the council for better or worse.

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Philbin Insurance Group Renews Five Star Agency Designation

Leader Herald Staff Report 

The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA), is proud to announce that Philbin Insurance Group of Beverly, Burlington, Everett, Lynnfield, and Malden, MA has renewed their Five Star Agency Designation.

They have been a Five Star Agency since 2005 and continue to demonstrate excellence in the five imperatives associated with the designation: Customer Focus, Management/Leadership, Human Resources, Product & Process and Future Success Initiatives.

It is a very select group that has attained this designation; only 26 out of more than 1,500 agencies in Massachusetts hold it.

“Philbin Insurance Group has gone through a number of changes over the past few years, and they have all been very positive steps in making the agency stronger than ever. A highly effective staff is now in place, including a management team that has strengthened the agency’s focus, planning, and communication, while setting sales and financial goals that establish long-term stability,” said Heather Kramer, Five Star Consultant and COO and Vice President of MAIA. “These items, coupled with many of the strengths that were seen in the past, confirm that the Philbin Insurance group has maintained their Five Star Agency Designation.”

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— Eye on Everett —

A Dream

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By Josh Resnek

I was in a deep sleep Monday night. I had a dream.

The mayor resigned his position and took a job at Encore for $300,000 a year as a greeter.

I had a dream.

The mayor became the highest paid casino greeter in the history of Las Vegas inspired gaming.

Dreams can be eerily real or eerily unreal.

This one was real.

Some Heat But Mostly Agreement

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School Committee Chairman Tom Abruzzese smiles after being sworn in.

By Josh Resnek

The School Committee’s organizational meeting for 2019 had some fire and some ice but when all was said and done, everything was about fair weather and a clear road ahead.

The meeting’s highlight was the election of longtime School Committeeman Tom Abruzzese by a 9-0 vote.

However, his nomination by School Committeeman Lester McLaughlin, was challenged, but briefly, by outgoing SC President Bernie D’Onofrio.

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