Gridiron Flashback

In honor of all the fall football stars just waiting for their chance to pound the turf at Veterans Memorial Stadium, during the 2020-2021 Everett High School fall sports season, we are showcasing snap shots of newspaper clips from the past, each including some of the biggest names and games in EHS football history.


This week’s trip back in time brings us to Thanksgiving Day 2018. The Crimson Tide, who were powered all season long by senior running back Isaac Seide (featured running into the end zone), shutout Masconomet Regional High School, 26-0. In the blowout win, his final high school football game, Seide ran for two touchdowns. For the 2018 season, he racked up 11 TDs and over 800 rushing yards. Seide is currently a running back at University of New Hampshire.

Barbara A. Rocco (Dorion)

Loved her family, travel

Rocco, Barbara A. (Dorion) Of Everett and Harwich Port, age 85, passed away on November 15, 2020, after a lengthy battle with Dementia along with numerous physical ailments.

Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Richard S. for over 55 years. Loving mother of Richard Jr. and his wife Daniela of Lynnfield. Sister of the late Geraldine Dorion. Barbara is also survived by her adored granddaughters, Sara, Emma and Lily Domenica all of Lynnfield.

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Matewsky seeks ‘21 council presidency

Napolitano seen as candidate to replace Ragucci as assistant city clerk


City Councilor at Large Wayne Matewsky apparently has the support of most of his colleagues to be elected president of the council in January.

Matewsky told the Leader Herald that anything can happen, “and that it often does” but that he has the votes right now.

If elected, this would be the third time in 40 years of service on the Common Council and City Council that Matewsky has served as its president.

He served as president in 1999 and in 2005.

To date, Councilors Michael McLaughlin, John Hanlon, Mike Marchese, Ros DiFlorio, Stephanie Martins, and Anthony DiPierro, are believed to be supporting Matewsky’s bid for the position.

Matewsky has not yet asked Councilors Gerly Adrien, Fred Capone, or Peter Napolitano if they will be supporting him.

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Council OKs mayor’s bid to join school committee

City councilors Wayne Matewsky and Jimmy Tri Le at January’s swearing in ceremony. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso

Resolution sent to Beacon Hill for approval, Matewsky’s effort to return to ward voting fails


A resolution asking the state House of Representatives and the Senate to consider a home rule petition allowing the mayor to serve as a voting member of the School Committee passed Monday night. The vote was 7-4.

Another vote taken on the issue of changing voting practices from at-large to ward district voting failed.

The mayor’s initiative to gain a vote on the School Committee will now be judged and voted on by the legislature.

If and when an affirmative vote approves the measure, the mayor will sit as a voting member.

The voting change measure met a different fate.

It failed to pass.

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