CARDILLO, Walter, Jr.

CARDILLO, Walter, Jr. of Saugus (formerly of Everett), passed away suddenly on April 23, 2022. Walter was born December 4, 1958, to the late Walter and Evelyn Cardillo (DeNunzio) of Everett.

Devoted husband of 37 years to Denise (Griffin) Cardillo of Saugus. Loving and proud father to Kristina and Kimberly Cardillo. Brother of Paul Cardillo of Everett. Best friend of his loyal granddog Leo, who was always by his side. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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I Eat Chocolate And Or Vanilla Ice Cream; Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Chip Rocks

By Josh Resnek

This is more than anyone needs to know about my ice cream habit.

I eat only chocolate or vanilla, sometimes preferring them together.

Yup. That’s me – chocolate or vanilla.

Also, I tend not to eat ice cream unless it is extremely creamy, extremely tasty, extremely smooth and is served extremely cold so it isn’t melting and making a mess when it is handed to me.

Ice cream must be an event for me.

For many, many years, I loved Brigham’s ice cream. Then I morphed to Friendly’s, then came the designer ice creams like Ben and Jerry’s – which I do not care for and do not buy. I wouldn’t eat it if you gave it to me.

For the past year, I have settled on Haagen-Dazs chocolate chip.

It is my go to ice cream when I am jonesing for a sweet delight.

Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Chip has all the elements that matter.

It is creamy. It is choc full of chocolate chips. The chocolate taste is rich but not too overpowering. The coloring yells out dark chocolate but the taste is much more pleasing than a dark chocolate product.

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The Public Outraged Must Be Allowed To Speak

The city council’s shocking effort to stifle free speech by the residents of the city wanting to comment during the public speaking portion of the meeting is dangerous. It is evil.

It is anti-democratic.

It is sick and twisted.

It is wrong.

Anyone who watched the chaotic proceedings Monday night should be outraged.

Stifling free speech will do more to induce added chaos than to reduce it.

When 9-16 men and women have signed up to have their say and the council president warns them at the start that they all must somehow speak within a ten minute window is a serious infringement of the First Amendment right to speak.

Council President John Hanlon warning that going over the ten minutes reserved for public speaking is illegal is absolute foolishness.

It is a lie. It is a make believe law.

Hanlon’s dislike for extended public speaking sessions was evident.

Many believed he was doing the mayor’s business for him.

When Hanlon first denied Councilors Stephanie Smith and Mike Marchese’s motion to allow more time for the speakers, he told Smith to basically keep her mouth shut.

“I’m not going to listen to you,” he said sternly to her in a moment of outrage.

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Congresswoman Pressley’s Visit An Inspiration For EHS Students

One of the nation’s leading powerful, progressive political voices, our Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, toured Everett High School and met with students and school officials for more than three hours last week.

Such a visit highlights the importance of a laboratory like EHS, which is largely Black, Brown and Hispanic, with a school population struggling to achieve the American Dream.

That Pressley came to acknowledge the great charitable work of EHS students marked her visit as special and meaningful not just for the students, but for her.

This visit was more about bonding with Everett’s students than it was about politics.

Pressley suffers from alopecia, a physical condition that has robbed her of her hair.

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Special Favors for The Mayor’s Friends

There is apparently a rule that is meant to be followed for those who fail to pay their taxes and who require permits from the city or who do business with the city.

Any taxes owed during a given year disallows such people from having their permits renewed or from new contracts being given out to vendors or city vendors being paid.

A similar set of requirements governs the renewal of state driver’s licenses and car registrations.

If a driver or the owner of an automobile or truck fails to pay their parking tickets or their excise taxes, or they have incurred citations that they have failed to pay, they cannot put their auto- mobiles on the road legally.

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