From The Publisher: About a Dear Friend Facing a Life or Death Hurdle

This is about a good friend who is facing sickness and death if he doesn’t find a kidney donor within six months.

He isn’t from Everett but given the circumstances he might as well be.
He could be from any city or town.
He could be you or I.
What he faces any one of us could face.
First off, this man is facing his difficulties with grace and charm, and with dignity.
He knows the score. He isn’t complaining.

But he needs a kidney donor – and this is a thing much easier said than done.

My friend’s name is John Nucci.

He is a well-known guy who is the Vice-President of Suffolk University and a former Boston City Councilor and School Committeeman from East Boston, where he grew up in a working class Italian home.

Maybe some of you might recognize his name.

His name is not what matters.
What matters is who he is and what he needs to stay alive.

John Nucci’s entire time in government is marked by his willingness always to try to do for others.

This is John Nucci’s reason to exist in life – to do for others.

He is an unusual man being like this, so giving to others and wanting nothing, ever, for himself.

And he is a humble guy who has known great success in his life.

He’s got a great wife and great children – two sons and a daughter, all of them educated, proud, and successful like their father before them.

This piece is about a big ask for someone you might not have known or heard of.

Pretend it is about yourself, or your child, or your brother or sister or dearest of friends and you suddenly find out they need a kidney or they are going to disappear.

If you know anyone who has type O blood willing to do this, if you are willing to give someone else life, then you need to get in touch with the Massachusetts General Hospital.

The link is

Let them know you want to do a favor for John Nucci.

Thank you and God bless you.

Wynn Timeline

JAN. 26: The Wall Street Journal publishes allegations of harassment and rape

The Wall Street Journal publishes disturbing — and at times graphic — allegations of Wynn’s sexual misconduct against Wynn Resorts employees over decades. Accusations include sexual harassment, coercion, indecent exposure and an alleged sexual assault case that he paid $7.5 million to settle. Many of the allegations were made by salon and spa employees at the Wynn Las Vegas, the luxury resort where Wynn primarily resides. Continue reading Wynn Timeline

Everett Residents in Free Performance Highlighting the Immigrant Experience

Six Everett residents will perform in two free performances at the Malden Public Library in the Maccario Room. On Thursday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m., they will perform Arriving, and on Friday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m., they will perform Lost in Translation. All the performers are students in The Immigrant Learning Center (ILC) Theater Class.

Continue reading Everett Residents in Free Performance Highlighting the Immigrant Experience

EDITORIALS: March 14th

Senator Sal’s Fortunes Rising

No one in politics in this city today has a brighter future than our State Senator Sal DiDomenico.

He is today one of the best known and most highly respected politicians and if all things are equal, his dramatic rise will be shortly be capped with the prize of them all, the state Senate presidency.

Sal’s humility and accessibility are strong points considering he is, after all, a politician.

Sal’s honesty and his integrity are unquestioned. Continue reading EDITORIALS: March 14th

Tigers Continue Tale (Photo Gallery)

By Lorenzo Recupero

For the first time in Pope John High School history, the Tigers are headed to the division 4 state title game after dispatching Mashpee, 70-62, at the TD Garden on Monday, March 12.

The Tigers (23-1) earned the right to compete against Maynard for the state title on Saturday, March 17 in Springfield. Continue reading Tigers Continue Tale (Photo Gallery)