Steve Supino

One of the city’s most popular employees, Steve Supino, is undergoing treatments for a health issue that needs to be taken care of.

Supino will be working weekends for the city to make up for the time he is losing getting medical treatments during the weekdays.

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Mayor’s raise should be stripped

The city council has awarded the mayor with a $12,000 raise in his salary being called a car allowance.

Secretary of State Bill Galvin and Attorney General Maura Healey should investigate this outrage to our common sense.

This $12,000 raise was given as part of the budget cutting exercises at city hall Saturday afternoon.

We understand the apathy that allows such raises to be given to the mayor, who does not need it, when he comes before the council to cut the budget, to bring it in line with income.

What we do not understand is how the mayor can bully and berate his colleagues in government, humiliating them, actually, so they capitulate to his whims.

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Casino chaos engulfing city; Mayor out golfing with friends

Everett’s world has been turned upside down by reports that Wynn Resorts and MGM are apparently in talks about Wynn selling the casino and hotel.

Such news is a potential economic tsunami for the mayor and for residents and taxpayers.

There is presently no end and no beginning to the speculation about what exactly is going on.

This we all know – Wynn Resorts selling out is not a good thing for the city. It is a destabilizing move, one certain to effect the city’s host agreement and its financial well-being.

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McLaughlin versus Lattanzi Ward race takes shape

By Josh Resnek

One of the mayor’s chief allies and staunchest supporters, has announced he is running against Councilor Mike McLaughlin.

Al Lattanzi, the well-known local businessman and owner of the True Value Hard Ware Supply on Main Street, is taking on McLaughlin.

He took out nomination papers Monday, according to information he filed in the Election Office at city hall.

Lattanzi has apparently been considering running for many years, according to those who know him.

“He is a good guy with a large following and a good reputation,” said an acquaintance.

“He will have 300 signatures in a matter of days,” he said.

Lattanzi is also a very close friend and a trusted, highly valued associate of the mayor.

He is set to face McLaughlin – that is – if and when McLaughlin takes out his papers for re-election.

“I will run hard and I will run smart,” McLaughlin told the Leader Herald Tuesday morning.

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Mayor says casino opening assured; Wynn sale “Not going to happen”

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A look down at Encore Casino as seen via Santilli Circle in (photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Josh Resnek

The mayor is trying to reassure residents and the business community that Wynn Resorts will not be selling out, as reported in the national media last reverberating around the city mightily this week.

It appears to have caught city hall by surprise.

Wynn CEO Matt Maddox announced last Friday that Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts are in“preliminary” discussions for the sale of Encore Boston Harbor. What exactly is going on has been called a “high stakes mystery” by the Boston Globe.

“It’s not going to happen,” Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria said on Monday of a potential sale. “I don’t think I would have done a host agreement with anyone else. And now they’re going to sell it? No.”

DeMaria’s spokesman, George Regan, stated that city residents voted to approve a deal with Wynn Resorts and Wynn Resorts alone.

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