The mayor’s notion about “scare tactics” being used to cause an uprising among parents and teachers in the school system as reported in last week’s Independent shows the extent to which the mayor can attempt to manipulate some of the news.
The mayor needed to get all this complaining off his chest, to let everyone know (those who aren’t his allies) how he is feeling.
It was mostly about $2.5 million that he is hesitating to allow the School Department to have even though it is the School Department’s funding gotten by Senator Sal DiDomenico.
The “crime” of not giving the funding to the schools is interpreted by the mayor as the high road – that is – the money shouldn’t be given to the schools and those complaining are traitors to the mayor’s brand of genius.
The Everett High School boys soccer team is 6-6-4 on the season and needs two points in its final two games to secure a spot in the MIAA Div. 1 State Tournament. One win or two ties (at least) will get the job done for the Crimson Tide, who have had a very strong season in their second year as a member of the competitive Northeastern Conference. EHS played at Salem on Wednesday night, and it is scheduled to conclude the regular season on Friday at Chelsea. Best of luck to coach Oswaldo Constanza and the Crimson Tide as they make a push for the playoffs.
Everett High is undefeated, winners of 25 straight games, and owners of the No. 1 seed in the Div. 1 North playoff bracket. That means Crimson Tide fans can stand in unison and recite the gratifying, if clichéd, affirmation: “The Road to Gillette Goes Through Veterans Memorial Stadium.”
The postseason bracket was released over the weekend, and once all the
numbers were crunched and the points added up, Everett ended up where it belongs at the top. First- year head coach Theluxon Pierre and the Crimson Tide will start chasing the program’s third consecutive Div. 1 state title Friday night (Oct. 26) at home vs. No. 8 Andover in the North quarter finals. If Everett dispatches Andover, it will be back at home on Friday, Nov. 2 to face either Lexington or Catholic Central. Win that, and EHS will host the sectional title game on Nov. 9. If you’re a big dreamer and don’t view thinking ahead as a jinx, the Div. 1 Super Bowl is the first Saturday of December at Gillette.