Honoring Antonio Rossi

To honor his late father’s name, and his positive impact on his life and that of his brother, attorney and developer Anthony Rossi has made a series of major charitable donations to local educational institutions in his late father’s name.

To do such things for his late father in memory of him, is an honor for Rossi and it is more than this – he considers it his duty as his father gave so much to him, to his brother, to his mother and which has led to the success of the Rossi Family.

The late Mr. Rossi came from Italy to Everett from Italy in the 1960’s and brought up his family here on Harley Street.

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Decide for yourself

By JP Beckta

Does Mayor DeMaria care about Everett’s children? He says he does. Do actions speak louder than words?

The issue of using Pope John for housing or as a school came up at the June 27, 2022 City Council meeting Members of the School Department and Administration appeared before the September 12, 2022 City Council meeting to address renovating Pope John for use as a Junior High School Mayor DeMaria appeared at the October 11, 2022 City Council meeting at which he said he would only renovate Pope John to the “gold standard.”

Mayor DeMaria declared at the December 12, 2022 City Council meeting that he would never renovate Pope John for a school.

The mayor’s office was supposed to put out an RFP for modular classrooms. The City Council repeatedly asked about the RFP.

Erin Deveney appeared at the February 27, 2023 City Council meeting to inform them that [they] “have been working” on the RFP. And it was referred back to sponsor on March 27, 2023.

After that, the issue sank without a trace. The only action was that the City Council cut out of the budget the mayor’s proposed use of ARPA funds to buy modulars.

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Tom Brady returns

Tom Brady’s appearance in a special ceremony at Gillette Stadium on Sunday was a moment to savor as well as a moment to wonder.

We savored seeing the GOAT, Number 12, receiving the roar of the crowd in appreciation for what he did for 20 years as a Patriot. At the same time, many of us wondered how Brady was ever allowed to move on to another team?

How could that have happened?

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Vote on Primary Day

Residents can show how they feel about things in general and about candidates in specific by getting out to vote next Tuesday.

Many thousands of voters are expected to cast a ballot next Tuesday. In fact, more than 2,000 have already voted by sending in mail ballots or by appearing at city hall and casting a vote.

The more voters who come out to have their say, the stronger the local democracy will appear to be.

It is the collective voice of the people who vote who determine who runs this city.

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Remembering 9/11

This week marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist bombing of America.

It is right and it is just and it is fitting to recall this anniversary.

Everett suffered a double loss that day with the deaths of James and Mary Trentini, residents here for many years who died on the first airliner to smash into the Twin Towers.

The 9/11 tragedy is the first time in modern American history when our nation was directly attacked, when thousands of innocents perished at the hands of maniacal terrorists determined to bring our society down.

They brought down the Twin Towers in New York City.

They exploded a part of the Pentagon.

They were thwarted by Americans who fought back until a jetliner crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

The toll of firefighters and police dead in New York City as a result of the Twin Towers coming down as first responders heroically gave up their lives to save others trapped inside those doomed buildings is one of the most unforgettable instances of selfless sacrifice that our generation has experienced.

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