Vanda “Vera” (DiFelice) Pescara

Loving mother, talented cook

Vanda “Vera” (DiFelice) Pescara, of Wakefield, formerly of Everett, entered
into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in the Lighthouse Nursing Care
Center in Revere after a brief illness. She was 89 years old. Vera was born in Vittorito, Italy and lived in Everett for many years before transitioning to Annarita’s home these last 10 years. She was a great cook making home-made pasta, best bread and delicious pizza. Her gnocchis were famous.

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The Rep is a puppet, not a leader

With the democratic primary election less than two weeks away, the voters of Everett have to ask themselves one important question: What type of person do you want representing the City of Everett in the Massachusetts House of Representatives?

A civic minded, hardworking person or a lazy, lay about who does just enough to get by and who enjoys taking credit for passing bills he has not presented?

Make no mistake, that is exactly what this election is about. The incumbent Rep has managed to attach his name, and little else, to just about every piece of legislation winding its way through the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. What initiative has the Rep shown in his three terms in office? The answer is almost none.

Recently, the rep has taken credit for passing a bond bill that hasn’t yet been approved and has taken credit for passing a $10.5 million higher education bill for the disabled that was all Senator Sal DiDomenico’s exclusive doing.

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Matt Maddox sets example mayor should follow

The CEO of Wynn Resorts Matt Maddox, no stranger to Everett, has shown what we would call a real profile in largesse by giving up 176,000 shares of his stock and dividing it up between 240 of Wynn Resorts executive leadership team.

The idea is to maintain Wynn Resorts core strength, its leadership team of executives who have kept the company alive during the pandemic.

Instead of Maddox hoarding his stock for himself the way the mayor has hoarded his salary increase while laying off key employees.

Maddox has spread the wealth around for the good of the company.

The mayor does not spread the wealth around for the good of the city or for those employed by the city who he believes are working for him, exclusively.

The mayor is in the game to create wealth, for himself.

He doesn’t care much who he tosses under the bus or who loses their jobs or who has their salaries cut.

He cares mostly about one thing and one thing alone, himself. Nearly everyone who knows him knows this.

They vote for him out of fear, not out of love.

When the pandemic was about to shut down Everett, the mayor went on vacation to Aruba.

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Wynn Resorts grants top leaders stock

Encore Boston Harbor. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Effort to enhance espirit de corps, job performance, profitability at casinos


Wynn CEO Matt Maddox, who inherited his post from his teacher and main benefactor company founder Steve Wynn, is showing leadership in giving up his stock bene- fits and instead sharing them with the company’s 240 top leaders, it was announced by Wynn Resorts.

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission reported by Gambling News, reveals the company is setting up a share grant and is using it to stimulate its top leaders in Las Vegas and Boston with 176,247 shares distributed to about 240 members of the staff – key members, including executive officers.

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McLaughlin picks up UFCW 1445 nod, rep race tight

UFCW Local 1445 members Matt Farrell and Walker Barnes carry signs alongside candidate Mike McLaughlin in downtown Everett Monday as he campaigns for state representative. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Mail in ballots might make the difference


Councilor Mike McLaughlin, hoping to become Massachusetts State Representative Michael McLaughlin has been pulling out all the stops since his effort to defeat the incumbent rep in the September 1 primary.

On Monday afternoon in Everett Square, McLaughlin drew a large crowd of sign holding supporters led by members of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union 1445, who represents, among others the employees of Stop and Shop.

Several councilors and city officials attended the visibility cum endorsement campaign stop.

“All the UFCW 1445 members have been on the front line of the virus and never stopped working their jobs at Stop and Shop during the darkest days of the pandemic,” McLaughlin told the Leader Herald.

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