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“The Mayor is wearing me out”


The mayor went into his version of overdrive when he returned from Arizona.

He went from a three-week Aruba-Arizona vacation mode into a Carlo “I’m back in Everett” style work mode.

This was bad news for the Blue Suit – his blue suit, who the mayor loves…to wear that is. Special consideration must be given to what exactly Carlo’s work mode can be compared with. His work ethic is about that of a domesticated gorilla on display in a zoo. All the caged gorilla can do is eat and sleep and mope around looking for something, anything to do.

The gorilla sleeps more than he eats.

The mayor isn’t a gorilla – but he sure acts like one.

The mayor back in Everett was a hard, bulked up fit for the Blue Suit to have to endure.

“Carlo put me on when he got back. He went through the whole routine…fussing with the gel in his hair, a shave and face lotion tossed on, the choice of shirt and tie and then putting me on, pants first, and the suit jacket. Then came the posturing and posing for himself in front of the big mirror in his bedroom in the Abbott Avenue mansion. I can take most things weighing me down when he puts me on, but I can’t stand the way he looks at himself,” the Blue Suit told me.

“He hasn’t taken me off or hung me up in the closet since he got back. He doesn’t sleep with me on. Boy, is he sleeping since he got back,” the Blue Suit said to me.

“Have you watched the mayor’s Facebook video bit about the 311 Department? It’s better than cinema verite mixed with Hollywood comedy,” the Blue Suit asked.

“Oh, yes,” I said.

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City to get $3.1M Covid -19 funding

JANUARY 4: A handwritten sign indicates the test site for Covid-19 at the Gentile Rec Center. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)


The state will be forwarding $3.1 million in CARES Act money to meet the challenge of the COVID-19 virus in the city, the city has announced.

Governor Baker and Lt. Gov. Polito pushed for the added funding to be sent to Everett as Everett’s infection figures have exploded during the past two months.

Despite not being considered eligible for the funding, Senator Sal DiDomenico and the rep pushed hard for it.

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Vacationed as virus cases hit record levels, after Gov. urged residents to stay home

Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria in Aruba. (Everett Leader file photo)


Many thousands of visitors flooded the Leader Herald’s website and Facebook site to read about and to comment regarding the mayor’s Aruba vacation taken during the worst weeks of need in the city.

Social posts soared as interest rose in the mayor’s trip.

The mayor has developed a habit of leaving the city when emergency strikes.

The Leader Herald has recorded more than 3,000 visitors to our sites since we posted news of him leaving the city and flying to Aruba while at the same time his crack team of highly paid public relations experts suggested the rest of us remain here to accept our fate.

Everett remains one of the state’s most virus stricken locales.

While vacationing last week in Aruba, the virus figures soared, the need for free food gained momentum, and the city searched for solutions to the mounting epidemic.

“I can run the city with my cell from anywhere in the world,” the mayor said many months back during an earlier trip to Aruba in March.

At that time, he left for Aruba as the city was shutting down knowing he would close city hall and not have to show up.

The mayor has shown a habit of leaving the city when the pressure for on-site, real-time 24/7 leadership is essential.

When he left for his trip last week, the city scored its highest level of infections since the pandemic changed the world in March.

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Gridiron Flashback

In honor of all the fall football stars just waiting for their chance to pound the turf at Veterans Memorial Stadium, during the 2020-2021 Everett High School fall sports season, we are showcasing snap shots of newspaper clips from the past, each including some of the biggest names and games in EHS football history.


In our final Gridiron Flashback installment of the year, we’ve decided to relive High School Super Bowl Week (first week in December) In Massachusetts by showcasing not one but two photos from the 2017 season, the last time the Crimson Tide took home a State Championship.

(Above) A mix of players, cheerleaders and fans mobbed midfield of Gillette Stadium as Everett upended Xaverian, 35-10, en route to to the schools second consecutive Division 1 Championship and 12th title overall.

(Below) Speedy Everett wide receiver Anthony Norcia, seen breaking a tackle, pulled off his best Wes Welker impression in lighting up rival Xaverian, snagging 9 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown.

Investigation into missing council video


Just as there were no apologies coming from the city council to Councilor Gerly Adrien for attacking her at the meeting two weeks ago, there was no mention among the councilors about the missing video of the previous council meeting that has been erased, lost, or stolen.

A search and investigation have now entered its second week without an announcement of any kind from the city about the disposition of the case.

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