Matewsky Halloween Party # 40

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Councilman At Large Wayne Matewsky & Friends started holding the Safe Halloween Party in 1979 when report surfaced that Halloween candies had been tainted, making door-to-door Trick or Treating unsafe for children. Since 1979, Wayne has annually held a Free Safe Children’s Party for the children of Everett.

This year, the Annual Free Safe Children’s Halloween Party will be held at the Schiavo Club Hall at 71 Tileston Street (Village neighborhood) on Sunday, October 27, 2019 between 2-4 p.m. There will be refreshments, entertainment, candy and prizes for the best costume, and an adult coffee table. Fun for all!

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Should Everett Go Semi-Pro?

By Christie MacDonald, Special to the Leader Herald

Why doesn’t Everett have a semi-pro football team?

Everett is home to Teddy Peanut Butter, McKinnon’s, multiple breweries, and now Encore Casino.

And yet we are most famous for our beloved football team, the Crimson Tide.

The Crimson Tide and its coaches have worked incredibly hard across multiple generations to earn a haul of high school championships, eventually becoming equally known for breeding winners as well as possessing an unmatched ability to send out a siren call to the talented athletes in our region who moved to Everett specifically to play for our division 1 program.

We’ve all grown up attending games and watching the Crimson Tide stack their championships one atop the other, and there’s signage as a reminder to everyone traveling down Route 16.

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Friday Night Lights

Everett’s Samy Lamouth (5) slices through Malden defenders. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

The Crimson Tide are rolling at the right time.

The Tide(5-1) aced their last two wins, over winless Malden and Medford, giving up just 6 points combined.

Things shouldn’t get much tougher when the 1-5 Somerville Highlanders come to town this week.

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Base the Decision on Merit

A proposed development by Greg Antonelli where he hopes to place 30 units of new residential housing at a site on 295 Chelsea Street has inspired the ire of the abutters, the Mastrocola Family.

The property is behind the Taco Bell on the Parkway, which is adjacent to the Mastrocola Building where a number of business offices are located including the Mastrocola Insurance Agency.

The Mastrocolas have circulated a petition opposing the project.

On its face, we do not oppose the project as it is proposed for one of the most densely populated business and residential areas of the city and close to significant road connections where huge residential projects have been completed recently.

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The Sign War Silliness

There is not a politician in this city running for election who has not had his signs torn down by opponents or their overzealous supporters in the hope of making their political bid for public office successful.

No one in the history of this city has put up more signs than former rep and present Councilor at Large Wayne Matewsky.

And there is no political candidate in this city who has had more signs torn down or ripped to shreds than Matewsky.

Ask Matewsky and he will tell everyone: “It goes with the territory.” Indeed.

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