Mayor DeMaria talks Covid-19 worries, efforts in the city

Leader Herald Staff Report

In an interview with Bloomberg.com, part of a segment titled “Baystate Business”, Mayor Carlo DeMaria discussed for several minutes the City of Everett’s efforts in combating challenges associated with Covid-19 as the city’s death toll recently surpassed double digits.

Amongst other topics, the mayor touches on city taxes and Encore, the infection rate in neighboring Chelsea, and the strain Covid-19 has put on his own personal business ventures.

Follow the link below to reach audio of the mayor’s conversation with Bloomberg.com’s Tom Moroney:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2020-04-22/baystate-business-everett-and-brockton-mayors-radio

— Eye on Everett —

The Blue Suit

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By Josh Resnek

“I have a confession to make. The mayor wears me out. He takes advantage of me. He hurts me. He takes pleasure in hurting me, which I hate to say, is exactly what he does with so many others,” the mayor’s blue suit said to me.

“Can you imagine if I were a blue dress? I hate to think about it.”

“He isn’t a good guy to me. He doesn’t honor those who serve him. He is often nasty and angry, jealous and underhand- ed. I know, I am with him a lot. The things he does sometimes are unspeakable! He wears me so often I could cry. I am the holder of many of his secrets,” the Blue Suit said to me.

“What do you mean secrets?” I asked the Blue Suit.

“Does the mayor have secrets?” I asked the Blue Suit. “Who doesn’t have secrets, Josh,” the Blue Suit said to me. “Now don’t get nasty on me,” I told the Blue Suit. “I’m not him.”

“Calm down, Josh. Calm down. I know you’re not him.

Boy does he hate you,” the Blue Suit told me. “He hates you because you know his secrets and you write about them…and people believe what you write. He knows you know his biggest secrets. He has trouble living with that knowledge every Wednesday when the Leader Herald comes out.”

“I’m not worried about the mayor hating me or wanting to put me out of business. Not to worry about that at all. Everyone in this city is afraid of him, is afraid to speak out about him. Well, everyone except me and Councilor Gerly Adrien.”

“You are hitting the nail on the head about that,” The Blue Suit said.

“He can’t stand Adrien. That’s putting it mildly. I can’t re- peat to you the things he says about her, the names he calls her, the fits he has about her. What his buddies say about her. You should hear the comments he and Jerry Navarro – and the mayor’s cousin Anthony the councilor. Their comments together are X-rated. Those guys can’t control her. They can only make fun to her behind her back. That’s their style. She drives them crazy. I know he’s afraid of her. They are, too. They’ve told the mayor to watch out for her. She is likely to run for mayor.”

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Legal protection for health care workers

Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Joseph McGonagle have announced that the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives passed legislation to provide legal protection to health care personnel and facilities to rapidly respond to the COVID-19 emergency.

“Our health care workers are on the front lines of this pub- lic health emergency, and it is critical we do everything we can to protect them as they confront the pandemic and provide treatment for our residents,” said Senator DiDomenico. “As Massachusetts enters the midst of its COVID-19 surge, this legislation is key to ensuring our health care system can quickly respond to the crisis and our brave medical personnel can continue providing critical care for patients.”

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Dan Gritti

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Loved his family and helping others

Dan Gritti, North Andover resident, native of Everett, MA, and formerly of Naples, FL was born on July 5, 1949 and passed away April 16, 2020. Dan graduated from Everett High School, North Shore Community College, and Boston College.

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Helen Rita Canty (Ingram)

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Devoted wife, mother and grandmother

Helen Rita Canty (Ingram) of Everett, age 76, passed away after a short illness on April 15th at the Katzman Family Center for Liv- ing in Chelsea. Beloved wife of the late James “Jim” Canty. Loving mother of Denise Canty Turilli of Everett and James M. Canty of Salisbury, and the late Richard J. Gannam.

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