GBL Champs

Lady Tide roll to crown, beat Lynn English 47-41

By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Lady Tide are champions.

APRIL 1: Andrea Manley (11) drives to the hoops against Medford in a big playoff win. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

The EHS boys and the girls’ varsity teams played in the Greater Boston League championship games in Lynn Saturday, both going up against formidable foe Lynn English, the GBL’s newest entry into the league this season.

Winning the GBL championship 47-41, the Lady Tide (8-1) delivered the Bulldogs their first loss of the year while avenging their only defeat.

Everett was led on the strength of junior Andrea Manley’s five three-pointers (5-for-7).

Manley’s incredible shooting from behind the arc (over 70% efficient) capped a 27-point night for her, including 17 of Everett’s first 23 points scored by halftime. Senior Maya Kirnon came up big in the clutch for EHS in the second half.

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Mayor, Adrien kick off election fundraising campaigns

MARCH 31: The newly elected mayor this fall will have new entrance to enter as a member of the city’s facility department cleans up pieces of the decaying facade from city hall. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Capone has not been raising money publicly

By JOSH RESNEK

In mayoral campaigns, money can often be the deciding factor.

Popularity counts. Perception counts. Momentum counts.

Who is running means everything.

Who might be running right now counts for a lot.

The mayor has announced.

Two others are doing a dance. The mayor is running again to make certain his hold on the city’s finances is iron-fisted, and his complete control of development can continue unabated.

Being mayor is not a job for the mayor. It is his business. He treats it as such.

His campaign account stands at about $95,000. According to his most recent campaign account filing, he spent about $5,000 in March for printing and Internet social platform services.

The money stream means everything to the mayor. Without a victory in this upcoming campaign, he is out of a job and the money stream dries up.

The mayor is expected to raise $100,000 to $150,000 to add to his campaign account.

Developers, business owners, city employees wanting to keep their jobs, and a wide variety of others like city vendors are expected to contribute to him.

Councilor Gerly Adrien, should she run, is believed to be capable of matching the mayor’s money-raising efforts dollar for dollar if push comes to shove.

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Traveling during the pandemic

(Photo special to the Leader Herald)

Trip to Disney World easier with planning, following rules

By SPECIAL TO THE LEADER

Thinking of going to Walt Disney World in 2021?

We just went and there are some things you should know before you put up the big bucks for the trip.

Not everything is open. Most are, but not everything.

Since the parks re-opened this past July, after the closures due to the pandemic, things haven’t been the same, just like here at home. Disney has enacted multitudes of rules and strategies to keep people safe from the Covid-19 virus.

Unlike most of Florida, masks are mandatory at all hotels, public areas, parks, and rides. You are only allowed to take your mask off while sitting at a restaurant to eat and drink or at a “relaxation zone” where you can sit down and rest and enjoy a snack. Now, this may seem like a lot, but in reality, guests at the parks are sitting down everywhere with a snack in their hand and their masks off. People also are pulling their masks down to eat and drink while in line for rides, it’s just something you need to be smart about and know the rules before going. Listen to the cast members there.

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Capone has short story published

GABBY CAPONE

Gabby Capone, daughter of Michele and Fred Capone, recently had her short story The Lobster published in Cleaver Magazine, Philadelphia’s International Literary Publication.

Cleaver Magazine showcases art and literary work from both established and up and coming artists, writers, and poets.

Gabby has also been recognized as a Cleaver Emerging Artist.

Her tale is about a lobster that shows up unexpectedly at her doorstep.

It was one of 3,000 submissions this year, with only 7% accepted for publication.

Gabby is a 2019 graduate of Pope John XXIII High School, the final class to matriculate from the school. She has always loved creative writing and has won awards and accolades from the Everett Public Libraries Poetry contests for her poems Dartmouth, Mermaid, An Ode to the World Around Me, and Body.

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Older gamblers heading back to Encore Casino

Vaccines cited in part to up tick

By JOSH RESNEK

In Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Sun and Review reported this week that older gamblers have started to return to the Wynn properties there in far greater numbers.

The return of older gamblers, one of the pillars of everyday business that is done at casinos wherever they exist, is a key component of the rising revenue figures recently reported here and in Las Vegas.

Last month, revenues rose by almost $7 million at Encore Boston Harbor in Everett.

Activity at the casino according to several employees the Leader Herald has spoken with is markedly improved.

This is because of two reasons – vaccinations against the COVID shielding the elderly from sickness, and expanded hours of gambling allowed by the state as restrictions are being removed in tandem with infections and hospitalizations going down.

“Traffic inside Las Vegas casinos is picking up again, but it’s not all driven by young travelers with pent-up demand,” it was noted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Casino operators say customers 65 and over have started to return, spurred by the growing availability of COVID-19 vaccines across the country.

“As more of the older end of the customer spectrum receives vaccines and becomes more comfortable with leaving their houses … that for sure means they’ll start to step out and go back to their favorite casinos again,” said gaming consultant Josh Swissman of The Strategy Organization, as reported in the Review-Journal.

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