Gridiron Flashback

In honor of all the fall football stars just waiting for their chance to pound the turf at Veterans Memorial Stadium, during the 2020-2021 Everett High School fall sports season, we are showcasing snap shots of newspaper clips from the past, each including some of the biggest names and games in EHS football history.


This week’s Flashback is a tiny break from the usual as we are featuring an Everett resident that actually graduated from Malden Catholic, big man Anthony DiNuccio. Back In 1993, he was picked up and added to the Bridgewater State roster on the heels of one of their best seasons on record. DiNuccio has actively been on the Everett Police force for over 20 years, so if you see him out there let him know he’s our Gridiron Flashback.

— Eye on Everett —

I’ve witnessed some very poor behavior.” – The mayor’s Blue Suit to Josh Resnek

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“We have to stop meeting like this,” The Blue Suit said to me. He was concerned, looking from side to side to make sure the mayor wasn’t going to catch him talking to me.

“He’s going to slice me up, tear me apart, and toss me into the trash. I know he is,” the Blue Suit said.

“How do you know?” I asked.

‘I can tell by the way he looks at me, and tugs at me, and stretches me. He’s guaranteed pissed off at me,” said the Blue Suit.

“Look. You don’t want to risk him getting really angry because I know what the mayor is capable of,” I answered.

“I’m the one who knows what he’s capable of,” the Blue Suit insisted. “After all these years of being abused by him, I’d like out of his world. It is a dark world. Plus, I’m tired of being broke.”

“Is the mayor broke?” I asked.

“He never has cash reserves. He lives from week to week off his salary – and other things.”

“I can’t believe he’s broke. What other things?” I asked.

“You know, other things I can’t talk about in specific. I don’t want to get myself arrested or in the crosshairs of the FBI. Take it from me, there are other things that produce a steady round of income for the mayor.”

You mean he gets payoffs?” I asked. “Is that what you mean. I can’t believe that,” I answered. “Or should I believe that?”

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Bruce Springsteen leaving country if Trump reelected

We guess the Promise of America isn’t enough by itself to sustain Bruce Springsteen in America.

For all his millions and millions, and for all his powerful method of expression and musical talent, for all his fame and golden albums he has let it be known that he is moving out of America to another country if Donald Trump is re-elected.

Can you imagine that?

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Concern over rising Covid-19 numbers

Masked voters wait in line to cast their ballots at City Hall on October 18, 2020. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Our general impression is that we should be paying close attention to the epidemiologists about the possible effects of the rise in the virus throughout the nation right now.

Just this week the state Department of Public Health has issued serious warnings about Everett residents being prime for contracting the virus in the days and weeks to come.

The national case level has exploded to almost 65,000 new cases a day while another 1,000 a day are dying and now, the hospitals are filling up again.

While not as many people are dying, the filling up of the hospitals with flu season coming up is odious.

Our hospital system can’t handle the flu and the virus at the same time.

The prospect of many thousands more dying every day for the next three to five months is, we believe, terrifying, especially for those who are older and who suffer from pre-existing conditions.

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Presidential election in two weeks

We are two weeks away from the Presidential Election being called by folks who consider themselves pundits that it is the most important in US History.

We would beg to differ.

Several elections have meant more to the American Republic and for American democracy than this election between President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden.

We believe the election in 1860 of Abraham Lincoln was perhaps the most important and historic moment in all of American history.

Lincoln’s succession to the American presidency at a time when the nation was split politically, socially, and economically dwarfs the first election of President Trump four years ago and his possible re-election in two weeks.

The coming of the Civil War, which had everything to do with America remaining a slave-keeper democracy or not, was a far greater moment than trying to ascertain just how nasty Trump might be if he gets another four years.

Lincoln would lead us through the war. He would free the slaves. He restored the Republic, and it was brought back to life as one nation.

That’s very big medicine as far as we’re concerned.

The idea that American democracy is over if Trump is re-elected is stale and ineffectual reasoning.

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