The Parlin Library

One of the mayor’s lawyers is now running the Parlin Library. Assistant City Solicitor Matt Lattanzi recently held a public meeting noting all the legal changes he has made so the library will fall under the laws of the land perfectly.

The mayor has a mania for the library to run his way or no way. The mayor’s bottom line is to run the library as another city department rather than having a chief librarian who knows what he or she is doing to meet the protocol for running a public library in a city like ours.

Attorney Lattanzi is perfect as the mayor’s messenger. Running the library as another city department allows the may- or to hire more employees, or in the case of the library, another convicted felon to carry on library business here.

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The Madison Street Tragedy

The death on Madison Street last week of two women trapped on the second floor of a raging inferno during a three alarm fire that consumed the multifamily structure should be a reminder to us all about how fragile our safety is in our homes.

This Madison Street structure was eaten alive by the fire in a matter of minutes.

Wooden homes especially, and multi-families in particular, can go up in flames in an instant, trapping residents inside with circumstances such that firefighters arriving minutes later cannot penetrate the flames, the severe heat and the thick smoke.

This is exactly what happened last week when Everett firefighters arriving on the scene made heroic efforts to gain entry to the second floor.

According to firefighters, the fire was bad enough but that the rooms and hallways crowded with furniture and clothes and piles of bric a brac made maneuvering inside an impossibility.

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Looking at the News

New Light Shed on Parlingate Library Controversy

By Josh Resnek

The Mayor, who has been quoted as saying he never saw a library he wanted to enter during four years at college, has come to take a commanding interest in the management, or mismanagement, of the city’s library system.

The system is utterly demoralized by the administrative changes ordered by the mayor that have been made in recent months, according to sources.

The facts of the matter have come to light about why Parlin Library officials stopped sending old city photographs and descriptions to the Leader Herald after we had been publishing the popular series for longer than a year.

In this dispute alone the seeds of the changes the library has undergone were planted.

It was the mayor’s doing entirely, the remaking of how the library system is run and the placement of a city lawyer without library experience or library training to run the system, according to sources who spoke with the Leader Herald.

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Matewsky Campaign Kick-off Draws Hundreds of Supporters

By Josh Resnek

Councilor at Large Wayne Matewsky’s campaign kick-off party in his back yard on Lewis Street attracted a huge crowd of friends and supporters Saturday night.

More than 200 people attended the invitation only affair, the kind of time Matewsky has made famous over his many decades in politics in this city.

Voters, neighbors, politicians and friends joined Matewsky at the annual barbecue and buffet.

“I want to thank you all for coming,” Matewsky told the crowd. “Do not forget to get out and vote on Tuesday,” he added. “Tell your friends to get out and vote – and thank you all for your longtime support,” he said.

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Wynn Resorts wants Japan; Encore to Report August Revenue

By Josh Resnek

Japan is opening up its nation to casino gambling and Wynn Resorts is lining up with the rest of the international gaming corporations to get a foot inside that nation.

Japan remains vastly underutilized as an international entertainment and travel destination, partly because of its distance from Europe and North America, but also because of Japan’s secular leanings – that is – the Japanese have never really welcomed the world to their nation.

All this is changing and fast as Japanese officials have begun an application process that is expected to really get going in 2021.

The Japanese want to bring tourists, who bring revenues, which contribute greatly to economic growth.

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