Everett Supply put under the microscope
By Josh Resnek
The cozy relationship shared by the Lattanzi Family with the mayor was described fully and in revealing detail with unsurpassable simplicity the Boston Globe reported Sunday.
Al Lattanzi is a councilor and the owner of the hardware store on Main Street near the Malden line – a very popular hardware store that did more than $147,000 of business with the city last year, according to the Globe report.
Lattanzi’s wife, Dolores, is absolutely devoted to the mayor and is on his city hall payroll as his scheduler. She oversees a great deal of the donations that are made to his political campaigns. She works at city hall and she works out of the hardware store. How much scheduling the mayor requires is unknown to most and is shared between them.
Had the Globe gone back, say eight years, the reporter would have needed an adding machine to settle the bloated totals.
As it is, the Globe found, in one instance, that Lattanzi charged food trucks supplying Everett’s food shelters, $595.00 a day. The hardware store rents U-Haul trucks, a side attraction of sorts to selling hammers, shovels and everything else.
The per day charge is incredible but the Globe left that to our own thoughts.
Lattanzi’s son, Attorney Matt Lattanzi, has had a sure but swift rise at city hall since joining the city as an assistant city solicitor.