Adrien’s endorsement a message

By endorsing Councilor Capone’s mayoral candidacy, Councilor Adrien is drawing a line in the sand.

She has said that she will not endorse and could never endorse the current mayor for a wide variety of personal and political reasons.

Her endorsement of Capone puts an exclamation point to Adrien’s thinking about who ought to be the next mayor of Everett, and what might he be bringing to city hall?

The line in the sand she has drawn is between her and the mayor.

He can’t stand her. She wants no part of him.

Capone, on the other hand, is more of Adrien’s type of candidate.

He is honest. He has personal integrity. He keeps his word. He is careful, thoughtful, incisive and he is ever the thinking man’s lawyer about many things.

Capone’s perspectives on life vastly differ from the mayor’s. Adrien perceives the mayor as someone who does not care for her, not just because she is Black and successful, but because she’s , Black and successful.

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Why I won’t be voting for Carlo DeMaria


I was elected to the Board of Alderman at the age of 78 years old. I also became the last President of that Board.

Mayor Carlo DeMaria was elected to become the Mayor of Everett in the same year.

I served as an elected official for 8 years alongside the Mayor and also Councilor Fred Capone.

I am a supporter of Fred Capone for Mayor.

I voted for Carlo DeMaria for the first two years as Mayor and I also was proud to nominate Fred Capone to become the President of the Board of Councilors after he served on that Board for two years.

I have witnessed the bad behavior change in Mayor Carlo DeMaria after his first term and I also witnessed the best performance of Councilor Fred Capone during my tenure as an elected official.

Mayor Carlo DeMaria became very vindictive, as he made sure you must agree with him or else he would fire you from the position he appointed you to and that happened many, many times.

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What does the future hold for 43 Corey St. ?


Several weeks ago, City Clerk Sergio Cornelio claimed he was taken advantage of by the mayor for a $96,000 payment when a property owned by Cornelio and paid for entirely by him for 18 months was sold.

This revelation has led to a battle between Cornelio and the mayor.

The mayor claims he was Cornelio’s partner.

A search of real estate transactions and LLCs filed at the Southern Middlesex Registry of Deeds indicates the mayor did not own a secured interest in the 43 Corey Street property as Cornelio has consistently claimed.

This leaves many to wonder, did the mayor own an interest in the property as he claims, or was Cornelio the sole owner as indicated by the public records?

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Crimson Tide rocking and rolling

EHS quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe scrambles for a first down in the win against Revere. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

This year’s Crimson Tide has the look and the feel of the great rough and tumble, straight out winning teams of Super Bowl-winning stature.

Stellar performances by half a dozen young athletes with super skills combined with the team’s overall powerful together play have the Tide mowing down all comers.

Coaching of course counts for a lot – and the coaching is obviously first-rate as the Tide is right now 5-0 and ranked the third-best team in Massachusetts.

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Pastrami to go, not so fast

Pandemic fueled supply line shortages plague economy

Product shortages are a common sight. (Photo by Josh Resnek)


knew I was in trouble two weeks ago when I ordered a half-pound of pastrami to be told by the woman behind the counter at Stop and Shop: “Sorry, we’re out of it and there won’t be any coming in soon, either.”

So I did a switch. I left Stop and Shop and went to my favorite fish market and ordered fresh crab meat. “Sorry, we haven’t had fresh crab meat in weeks,” the woman behind the counter told me.

“What’s wrong?” I asked.

“The fuel is too expensive to take out the fishing boats. There aren’t enough men to man the jobs on the boat. There aren’t enough employees at the processing house to shuck the crab and to can it, and there aren’t enough trucks available to deliver it. Bottom line, no crabmeat for you. Why don’t you buy some Gulf Shrimp?” she said to me.

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