EHS athletes headed to new fields, commit to schools for the fall

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Eli Auguste is heading to East Coast Prep.


Brandon Johnson, Curry College


Elijah Auguste, East Coast Prep; Houyemme Bargach, Bridgewater State University;
Louis Santos Dorosario, Curry College; Brutchel Hyppolite, Dean College; Kamari Jones, American International College; Clarence Jules, Assumption College; John Malloy, Stonehill College; Joshua Nieves, East Coast Prep; Junior Pamphille Framingham/Bridgewater State/UMass Dartmouth; Davi Pereira, Colby College; Jason Portillo, Stonehill College; Trey Sejour, Franklin-Pierce University; Deshawn Weston, Bridgewater State University; Louimond Phillipe, Bridgewater State University


Carolann Cardinale, UMass Amherst; Lucia Seide, Suffolk University;  Eduardo Chaparro, Suffolk University

Immaculate Conception reopens on May 31

Dear Immaculate Conception Parishioners,

Welcome Back Parishioners!

After suspending all activities due to the Pandemic, I am very happy to inform you that on May 31st 2020 the Feast of Pentecost, we shall reopen our Parish of the Immaculate Conception in Everett.

I am very grateful for your support for the Church, especially your continuing your monthly donations whether by mail, by delivery to the Rectory or online. Remember you can register to give to our Parish online by going to the 90 days online through the Archdiocese of Boston at

While reopening our Church will give us the opportunity to celebrate Holy Mass at our Parish, I am kindly requesting those who feel uncomfortable returning at this time as well as those of vulnerable age, to remain at home and worship with us through livestream on YouTube (Immaculate Conception Everett MA), Catholic TV or other social media where you are able to follow Holy Mass.

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— Eye on Everett —

“He’s a foolish gambler. He loves to gamble” – The mayor’s Blue Suit 

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“I’ve never told anyone what I’m going to tell you about the mayor,” his Blue Suit said to me. “I’m not excited. I know what I’m doing. I just want to get this stuff off my chest so people will know who the mayor really is,” his Blue Suit told me.

“I know how popular my discussions are with you with an awful lot of people – the people who matter – those Everett readers, homeowners, businesspeople and voters who read your column,” the Blue Suit added.

“He continues to wear me all the time. I thought he might trade me in for a new off the rack suit…but no…he is stubborn. He won’t change. If he does, he believes it looks as though you are winning and he is losing,” the Blue Suit said whimsically.

“You remember how he told you he was going to put you out of business in four weeks? I was there with him when he charged down to your office on Church Street and blustered his way in to see you. In his own mind, he believed he was going to destroy you and to put you out of business. Others had told him it was a bad idea, that you couldn’t be crushed and that you had very loyal friends who never give up and who would never let you down. Still, he couldn’t be stopped from trying to act like a tough guy when in fact, everyone knows he’s just a small city bully out to hurt people and to enrich himself at everyone else’s expense.”

“You really believe this?” I asked the Blue Suit.

“Yup. No question about it. Very few people know that he did that once before to the former owner of the Leader Herald. He went down to Church Street and shook him up a bit. That was really messy, scary, almost, especially if you were the former owner, who was not really able to defend himself. He wasn’t that kind of guy.”

“OK. What were you going to tell me about Kickback.”

“Please don’t call him Kickback. He hates it. It drives him crazy that anyone could be so brazen as to call him a name he deserves and what’s worse, he knows the name fits him perfectly!”

The Blue Suit and I shared a cool moment. We were both having fun.

“It’s too bad the mayor couldn’t be with us today to enjoy a laugh or too,” I suggested.

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Encore’s harsh reality on its 1st anniversary

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No odds on when the Encore Boston Harbor Casino may reopen. A commuter train races past the shuttered resort that honored Memorial Day with a gold star design. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

The casino and hotel known as Encore Boston Harbor was to have been the mayor’s crowning achievement.

In a personal way, he was hoping to make more money from the casino coming here than he could ever have imagined – not just for the city but for himself.

He valued himself a friend of Steve Wynn, who proved himself to be someone far less appealing than his public reputation.

The mayor cried at the podium on opening day last year.

He praised Wynn. He emphasized his loyalty to him.

It was all great theater as Wynn was not present as his life was ruined by revelations of his sexual incontinence by the Wall Street Journal.

It is turning out to be something far less crowning and insubstantial an achievement than what all of us believed was coming when the casino opened last June.

The Encore will celebrate its first anniversary with its doors closed and the casino itself a big question mark.

From the start, the casino and hotel never materialized busi- nesswise as had been expected.

The closure of the casino since March does not bode well for the future.

Its reopening is dependent on the state.

When it reopens, it is likely only 50% capacity will be allowed and with restrictions.

Such a scenario makes cutting a profit impossible.

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Tom Brady as a metaphor for loss

There have been many twists and turns that will haunt us for many years to come which began several months back.

The Coronavirus shutting down our economy and wreaking havoc on our health care system and leaving the nation with more than 35 million unemployed is one thing.

Tom Brady, the New England Patriot’s greatest living legend, the Goat, the greatest quarterback of all-time in the National Football League leaving us at the same time, is another thing entirely.

Is the epidemic and its bad energy consistent with the loss we are all mostly feeling about Brady leaving us for another franchise?

Yes it is in more ways than we might give credit for it.

Knowing Brady was taking the field every Sunday for the past twenty years gave the kind of satisfying, comforting reassurance to New Englanders that most sports fans across the nation have never known.

Now that’s irretrievably gone forever.

It seems likely even the National Football League season is gone – a cruel twist for Brady, as he was hoping to play during his 43rd year.

The virus has altered economic history for now. It has rewritten this season and probably next season in ways we cannot know.

The economic system and our ability to survive this epidemic caused downturn are reminders of how things don’t remain the same forever. They change.

Could Brady’s departure be the reason for the epidemic?

Could God be telling us that Brady shouldn’t have gone to Tampa by having this virus visit us?

Preposterous, you say?

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