Everett HS Sports Roundup

The 2019 Everett High School boys’ tennis team. (Photo By Katherine McKie)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Boys’ Tennis – First year head coach Steve Gallagher, a 2007 EHS grad, has yet to see his team pick up a win so far this spring. The Tide currently sit at 0-13, but have four more matches still before the end of the season. Coach Gallagher was quick to insert that his team’s overall record, though, is not an indication of the team’s effort and progress. “We’ve actually had a good year, but we play in a really tough conference (Northeastern Conference)” Said Gallagher. “The kids are having fun and getting better with each match. They are determined to play well right now, and the hope is we can carry the development into next year,” said Gallagher. The team will be back in action Wednesday (5/22 @ 4PM) at Medford HS, Thursday (5/23 @ 4PM) at Somerville HS, and finally at Peabody HS (5/29 @ 4PM) to close the season.

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— Eye on Everett —

A Raise?

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By Josh Resnek

Driving down Chelsea Street into Everett Square Tuesday morning the traffic was backed up almost to Vine Street.

The red traffic light in Everett Square where Chelsea Street meets Broadway is out of sync. That out of sync red light causes all the traffic. Someone needs to fix the that light.

One of the advantages of inching along in the traffic on Chelsea Street approaching the Square in the early morning is taking a closer look at things.

Tuesday morning the sun was out. The sky was clear. The air was cooler than Monday – which was warm. Monday’s heat, in fact, was a reminder to all of us that summer is just around the corner following the spring that never happened.

Near to Everett Square I noticed two large trucks from the Everett Water Department parked in the right lane. Hoses were everywhere. About a half dozen Water Department employees wearing their bright orange shirts hustled about doing their thing.

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Letter to the Editor

I’m writing in reply to a recent Letter to the editor submitted by library Trustee Sandy Juliano. First of all, no one ever won an argument by name-calling. For such a serious and important topic, I’m saddened to see Ms Juliano felt she needed to use a silly and demeaning nickname for me. Anyone who knows me and my family would know that is not my style, so I will look beyond that foolishness.

On an important side note, Ms Juliano mentions my sister Anna, a veteran library assistant over 35 years and someone whose professionalism is unquestioned. I’m not sure why she felt it necessary to raise her in the letter, but Anna doesn’t have anything to do with the Council vote, which is what we should be focused on.

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McLaughlin versus Lattanzi Ward race takes shape

By Josh Resnek

One of the mayor’s chief allies and staunchest supporters, has announced he is running against Councilor Mike McLaughlin.

Al Lattanzi, the well-known local businessman and owner of the True Value Hard Ware Supply on Main Street, is taking on McLaughlin.

He took out nomination papers Monday, according to information he filed in the Election Office at city hall.

Lattanzi has apparently been considering running for many years, according to those who know him.

“He is a good guy with a large following and a good reputation,” said an acquaintance.

“He will have 300 signatures in a matter of days,” he said. Lattanzi is also a very close friend and a trusted, highly valued associate of the mayor.

He is set to face McLaughlin – that is – if and when McLaughlin takes out his papers for re-election.

“I will run hard and I will run smart,” McLaughlin told the Leader Herald Tuesday morning.

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