Charlene P. Allwood

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Charlene P. (Flynn) Allwood, a resident of Revere and former longtime resident of Charlestown and Everett, entered into eternal life unexpectedly surrounded by her loving family and friends on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. She was 71 years of age.

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Angelo Colarusso

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Angelo Colarusso Of Everett on October 26th. Born in Dentecane, Avellino Campania, Italy. Beloved husband of Ersilia (DeGuglielmo).

Loving father of Josephine Schiavone and her husband Anthony of Malden and Sandro Colarusso and his wife Kelley of Wakefield. Brother of Mary Casali of Wakefield, Louise Barletta of Tewksbury, Jack Colarusso of Saugus, Francesca Mickler of PA and Anthony Colarusso of Peabody. Survived by two grandsons: Alex and Michael.

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Postseason staying Power

Everett QB Duke Doherty (6) rushes the ball against Xaverian Brother’s high School on Friday September 13, 2019. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Over the last couple decades, Everett and the MIAA division 1 playoffs have become synonymous.

This season, nothing’s changed, as the Crimson Tide (6-1) enter the playoffs Friday against Acton- Boxborough (5-2) at Veterans Memorial Stadium (7PM kickoff).

High expectations always swirl around the team around this time and for good reason.

This year is no different. And it shouldn’t be.

The Tide are on a commanding roll, entering the playoffs in flat out juggernaut mode.

They’ve averaged just over 33 points per game and allowed just about 17 points per game defensively over the course of the year. In their last game of the regular season, the Tide posted a season-high 51 points against Somerville.

That decisive win is just the latest example of an ascending trend for the team. In its last three game stretch, they’ve averaged 43 points per game while giving up just 13 points in total.

Those numbers alone make for a very encouraging entrance to the playoffs.

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Encore late with its city Payment

We learned last week from the city that Encore was late, perhaps five weeks or longer in making its first payment in lieu of taxes for about $6 million to the city.

This is a scheduled payment made quarterly during each year that adds up to about $25 million and then there is an additional payment of $5 million for odds and ends that brings the total to the agreed upon $30 million from the casino and hotel giant for the year.

To imply the city is in need of these payments to be made promptly is an understatement.

To imply, as the mayor often tends to do, that Encore is made out of money and can make these payments the way some of us pay out the cashier at Market Basket during a food run is an absurdity.

His thinking must be corrected – and this late first payment is a sign that Encore is as mortal as all of us when it comes tom paying its bills. If the money is not there, Encore cannot pay its bills in a timely fashion.

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Congresswoman Pressley endorses Gerly Adrien

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s fiery speech in front of a large and boisterous crowd of supporters at the Kryol Restaurant on Main Street for Councilor at Large candidate Gerly Adrien Sunday afternoon ranks as one of the most memorable speeches ever delivered by a politician in this city’s history, bar none.

It is memorable because the congresswoman spits fire. She speaks extemporaneously in front of a crowd with extraordinary power and verve, almost shouting out her beliefs in clear, concise, unequivocal terms.

She spoke about endemic racial, social, economic and intellectual inequality here in Everett and throughout the sprawling district she represents, which was once represented by John F. Kennedy when he was starting out.

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