Marchese asks for term limits

By Josh Resnek

The city council has decided to consider imposing term limits and reverting back to 2 year terms for the mayor’s position and at the same time, will be exploring the mechanics of giving life tenure to the city clerk.

Both of the above possibilities are governed by charter rule changes review or both and
political maneuvering at the State House which the council, and the city solicitor were unsure of .

“I wish I had my notes with me on the matter,” City Solicitor Colleen Mejia told the council.

Councilor Fred Capone supported tabling the city solicitor’s motion for two weeks as ordered by Councilor Mike McLaughlin.

Councilor Wayne Matewsky supported tabling the motion for the mayoral term limit change.

Both issues arose Monday night at city hall during the council meeting where the final vote tabled Councilor Mike Marchese and McLaughlin’s motions respectively – Marchese asking for a maximum 4 two year terms for mayor and McLaughlin requiring a closer look at how or whether or not life tenure should be given to the city clerk, or any city clerk. Continue reading Marchese asks for term limits

Wynn’s of Change: What Do Explosive Allegations Mean for Everett?

By Joshua Resnek

A Wall Street Journal investigative report claiming that dozens of women were sexually harassed by casino mogul Steve Wynn has rocked Wynn’s life and looks to probably take him down.

He has resigned his position as the Chief of Fundraising for the Republican Party. Continue reading Wynn’s of Change: What Do Explosive Allegations Mean for Everett?

14th Annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast Set for January 15

Zion Church Ministries will be hosting its 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast.

The Breakfast Program will be held at the Edward G. Connolly Center, located at 90 Chelsea Street, Monday, January 15, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

One of our highlights of this event will be an appearance of the Everett High School Choral Group, along with the Zion Sanctuary Choir, and several soloists. Continue reading 14th Annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast Set for January 15

EDITORIALS: January 4

City Solicitor Needs to Chime In On School Committee Vote

Last week it was revealed in two of the city’s weekly publications that city employee John Burley’s effort in behalf of his daughter who is running for a seat on the school committee may put him in a conflict of interest.

The conflict of interest laws are broad and many are open to interpretation but in this case, the perception and the reality seem to intersect in a perfect storm of sorts. Continue reading EDITORIALS: January 4

City Government Sworn In; Governor Baker Attends; Mayor Speaks for 42 Minutes

By Joshua Resnek

Mayor Carlo DeMaria spoke for 42 minutes, detailing his plans for the future of the city while concentrating on transportation, housing and addressing the opioid crisis before a crowd of about 300 Everett residents and dignitaries, which included Governor Charlie Baker. Continue reading City Government Sworn In; Governor Baker Attends; Mayor Speaks for 42 Minutes