*For several weeks during the 2019-2020 Everett High School football season, we are showcasing snap shots of newspaper clips from decades into the past, each including some of the biggest names in EHS football history.
EVERETT – 37
CENTRAL CATHOLIC – 39
By Lorenzo Recupero
Over the last five years, no one has beaten Everett more than the Central Catholic Raiders.
In Saturday’s MIAA Division 1 North Semifinals, C-C made sure it remained that way, topping the Tide, 39-37, in overtime.
Since winning back-to-back titles in 2016 & 2017, C-C has been the largest thorn in Everett’s side, keeping them from a shot at a three-peat while knocking them out the playoffs the last two years in a row.
In those two Everett-ousting wins by C-C (8-1), three and two points were the margin of victory.
Last year’s difference was a last-second field goal and this time around a 2-point conversion rush in overtime.
The back-and-forth slugfest between the two division 1 powerhouses Saturday at Lawrence was the thriller all knew it would be, featuring several lead changes, big-time plays, and even a little dusting of referee decisions that some in attendance would say altered the outcome of the game including a second half snafu that gifted C-C an extra down that eventually lead to a tie-breaking touchdown.
Elizabeth “Betty” Doyle 82, a lifelong resident of Everett passed away surrounded by the love and adoration of her family on Monday November 4 at her daughter’s home after a valiant battle with cancer.
Betty was married to Jack “Red” Doyle who predeceased he in 2009. Red and Betty were together for 49 years and they proudly raised their three girls, Beth of Worcester, Kathy of Manomet and Trisha of Everett.
By Josh Resnek
City Councilor at-Large elect Gerly Adrien is sprinting out of the starter’s box announcing she is going on a citywide “Listening Tour.”
In one of the most unusual and creative political efforts intended to help gain insight into what residents want out of her as their councilor at-large, she will be launching a citywide tour beginning November 18 – December 18.
A series of meet and greet events will be held in all six wards of the city, and she is making herself available for possible appearances inside the public schools, as well as holding meetings with minority business owners.
City Hall Shakeup
By Josh Resnek
The talk of the city is the outcome of last week’s municipal election.
If you are the mayor, you can think of nothing else even though he tells the yes men surrounding him that the election didn’t mean anything.
The election meant everything.
The results are mind numbing.
For the mayor, they are, frankly, incomprehensible, a disaster of the first order.
It is as if everyone he told to vote his way voted another way and the outcome was like handwriting on the wall – and this isn’t just me writing hyperbole – it is Everett voters understanding exactly what they did.
No one likes being told by the mayor who to vote for because they work for the city.
City employees showed their independence of him voting for their hearts rather than letting him pull their strings.
For the likes of his cousin Councilor Anthony DiPierro and his paid lackey and comrade in arms Gerry Navarro, last week’s outcomes across the board went against the mayor.
Navarro once told me recently the mayor could never be beaten. “He’ll be the mayor forever,” he said to me.
“That’s a bad bet, Gerry, following the outcome of this election,” I’d tell him.
“He’s not going to be the mayor forever and this election proved it.”
Let’s start at the top of the list of those the mayor supported who all lost and work downward.