Matewsky Halloween Party # 40

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Councilman At Large Wayne Matewsky & Friends started holding the Safe Halloween Party in 1979 when report surfaced that Halloween candies had been tainted, making door-to-door Trick or Treating unsafe for children. Since 1979, Wayne has annually held a Free Safe Children’s Party for the children of Everett.

This year, the Annual Free Safe Children’s Halloween Party will be held at the Schiavo Club Hall at 71 Tileston Street (Village neighborhood) on Sunday, October 27, 2019 between 2-4 p.m. There will be refreshments, entertainment, candy and prizes for the best costume, and an adult coffee table. Fun for all!

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Should Everett Go Semi-Pro?

By Christie MacDonald, Special to the Leader Herald

Why doesn’t Everett have a semi-pro football team?

Everett is home to Teddy Peanut Butter, McKinnon’s, multiple breweries, and now Encore Casino.

And yet we are most famous for our beloved football team, the Crimson Tide.

The Crimson Tide and its coaches have worked incredibly hard across multiple generations to earn a haul of high school championships, eventually becoming equally known for breeding winners as well as possessing an unmatched ability to send out a siren call to the talented athletes in our region who moved to Everett specifically to play for our division 1 program.

We’ve all grown up attending games and watching the Crimson Tide stack their championships one atop the other, and there’s signage as a reminder to everyone traveling down Route 16.

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Friday Night Lights

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Everett’s Samy Lamouth (5) slices through Malden defenders. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

The Crimson Tide are rolling at the right time.

The Tide(5-1) aced their last two wins, over winless Malden and Medford, giving up just 6 points combined.

Things shouldn’t get much tougher when the 1-5 Somerville Highlanders come to town this week.

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The Sign War Silliness

There is not a politician in this city running for election who has not had his signs torn down by opponents or their overzealous supporters in the hope of making their political bid for public office successful.

No one in the history of this city has put up more signs than former rep and present Councilor at Large Wayne Matewsky.

And there is no political candidate in this city who has had more signs torn down or ripped to shreds than Matewsky.

Ask Matewsky and he will tell everyone: “It goes with the territory.” Indeed.

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Gloria Mastrocola

We are very sorry to learn of the death of Gloria Mastrocola.

She was 93 when she died on September 29. She was born here and lived her life here and graduated from Everett High School.

She was married for 70 years to the late Frank Mastrocola, the well known and highly respected local businessman who died last year. We extend our condolences to the Matrocola Family, and especially to her son, Frank, Jr, whom we know so well.

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