The Revolution Ax Issue

We have researched the controversy swirling around Revolution Ax wanting to open a bar with recreational ax throwing as the hook in our fair city.

At first blush, even the thought of the Licensing Board allowing such a place, is a long yard.

But should it be?

Probably not.

Axe throwing bars – where patrons throw axes in a controlled situation – are very common all over the United States. There are thousands of such bars with axe throwing as the hook. Continue reading “The Revolution Ax Issue”

Legal fees to criminal attorneys not a good sign; Councilor Marchese doing the right thing

Let’s face it, the payments of hefty legal fees to criminal attorneys every month by the mayor is not a sign that everything is the way it ought to be in the corner office at city hall.

The mayor has said nothing of substance to voters, taxpayers, colleagues and even to his friends and contributors about the attorneys fees he is paying.

There is only the public knowledge of the fees, $130,000 worth, and no insight to the reason for the payments to criminal attorneys representing him. Continue reading “Legal fees to criminal attorneys not a good sign; Councilor Marchese doing the right thing”

Thank you senator Sal

Senator Sal DiDomenico has put together the major parts of a small miracle on Beacon Hill for this city’s public school students and for the public school students in 14 additional communities.

The House needs to approve legislation including DiDomenico’s miracle language about how the equation determining what is given to needier communities like Everett and Chelsea is arrived at.

Bottom line, if the House passes this and then the governor signs it, then the miracle will have happened. Continue reading “Thank you senator Sal”

Homecoming cooked?

It appears that only the intervention of the City Council can bring back to life the annual Homecoming citywide weekend celebration which now appears dead on arrival as part of next year’s School Department budget.

The mayor says he does not want it because it costs too much. Continue reading “Homecoming cooked?”

The mayor’s defense from criminal prosecution revealed

As the mayor has so properly noted, our report concerning his extraordinary expenditure of campaign funds for powerful, high priced criminal attorneys is accurate but not illegal.

The question remains, what exactly is he paying for?

What’s the big deal?

The possibility of indictment and having to protect himself from criminal charges is the big deal, and apparently his worry.

He is paying powerful and expensive criminal attorneys to represent him from the worst possible catastrophe that could befall him or any public official or businessman or woman – Federal prosecution for public corruption by the US Attorney in Boston.

Paying so much, in such large amounts, so often, to powerful criminal attorneys is an important sign that the government is looking closely at Everett and possibly at the mayor for wrongdoing. Continue reading “The mayor’s defense from criminal prosecution revealed”