Who Is On Stage for Casino Ribbon Cutting?

It is bad enough that our own mayor has against him a long history of alleged sexual harassment incidents.

It is worse that Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox was recently beaten by his wife.

Worse yet is that the company’s founder Steven Wynn’s extraordinary allegations of sexual harassment and wrongdoing, which, in more ways than we like to think, are all connected to the others.

Our mayor brought Steve Wynn here. They are the type of men who think and who act alike.

Steve Wynn won’t be at the opening.

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Amen to two great sports heroes

For those of us old enough to recall the great days of Bill Russel and the Boston Celtics, of Red Auerbach and John Havlicek, well, it didn’t get any better than that.

Havlicek died two weeks ago. He died as he lived and played, that is, with nearly everyone who knew him, who watched him, who loved him for his sports theatrics when life was very different than it is today recalling what a great guy he was.

He was humble. He was talented. He went off into the sunset after his career never looking back.

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Thirty Days to a New City

There is about one month remaining before Everett becomes the stepchild of the casino, which will rule in local circles once it gets its doors open.

Everything that was once about the city will become something dominated and controlled by the casino. The casino will come to dominate life in the city.

It is very, very large. It has a life force of its own.

It will be open for business 24/7 everyday of the year.

The mayor becomes a second class citizen when the doors open.

We all become prisoners of the casino and what it is likely to bring – a traffic hassle never before seen in Greater Boston.

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Superintendent hunt sputtering

School Committee Chairman Attorney Thomas Abruzzese is finding it difficult to attract community members willing to serve on the superintendent search committee.

In fact, he has so far found no one willing to be on the committee, putting the search into a new place.

He is extending the time allowed for stragglers to sign up, if there are any out there who are interested.

The school committee had hoped to have a robust input from the Everett community before making a choice of new superintendent.

The desire, as expressed by Abruzzese, was to enlist all kinds of parents and interested parties to participate in what he called a “nationwide” search.

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Steve Supino

One of the city’s most popular employees, Steve Supino, is undergoing treatments for a health issue that needs to be taken care of.

Supino will be working weekends for the city to make up for the time he is losing getting medical treatments during the weekdays.

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