Without more direct aid from the Federal government to Americans in the form of a second stimulus, many, many local residents and homeowners are going to lose their properties.
They’ve already lost their jobs and their unemployment benefits which run out in another month.
Without further federal aid, the future is looking dismal for this city’s most needy residents, and for the city itself. For those who were employed in the cleaning industry and at restaurants, there are very few opportunities for a new job.
Many, many families are running low on funds.
The lines for free food are longer than they were during the complete shutdown of the economy – another bad sign of things to come.
There is no easy way to highlight just how serious a moment we are at.
The Encore Boston Harbor Hotel and Casino has laid off more than 4,000 employees.
The mayor has shown common political sense in removing his name – temporarily – from consideration for a voting membership on the School Committee.
The mayor is now facing three major fronts.
Call them cracks in the dam. Call them what you will.
The genie is out of the bottle for him with regard to serious racial issues being raised by Councilor at Large Gerly Adrien, the Boston Globe, the Leader Herald, and the fair-minded people of this city.
The mayor’s failure to comment on the City Council’s poor behavior two weeks ago, haranguing Adrien and urging her to resign, has not been resolved.
The racial overtones permeating and bandied about at that meeting, and at others, was embarrassing even by Everett City Council standards.
That the video of the hearing was erased, stolen, or ruined is another matter for a closer look at the Administration.