Mayor Forced to Act Against His Wishes at School Commission?

A Watershed Moment Looms

By Josh Resnek

The School Finance Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday evening at city hall in the council chamber may very well prove to be a seminal moment for the mayor.

It appears likely he will have to come clean about the city’s financial situation, although the Commission agenda finds him asking the school department about its hiring practices.

School officials miffed at being questioned about their expenses by him are expected to make it clear that it is the mayor who is on trial at this meeting, not the School Department.

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LAWRENCE GIOVE

World War II Veteran, Truck Driver for Sears
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GIOVE, Lawrence T. of Everett, formerly of the West End, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 15, 2018 in the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home after being in failing health. He was 93 years old.

Born in Boston, Larry lived in Everett for many years. He worked for many years as a truck driver for Local 25 delivering ironically for Sears, Roebuck & Company, which announced the same night as his passing, the closing of many, if not all, of their stores.

MARIE SANTORA

Worked for Schrafft’s, the Registry of Motor Vehicles
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Marie A. (Christoforo) Santora a longtime resident of Everett, passed away with
her loved ones at her side, on Tuesday afternoon, October 16, 2018, she was 86. Marie was born in Everett in 1932, the loving daughter of Ernest and Mary (Lepore) Christoforo. She was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1950.
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— Eye on Everett —

Money, money, MONEY!

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By Josh Resnek

Last week I wrote about the mayor’s salary, about $180,000 a year and rising. His salary is perhaps one of the highest in the state and in the nation for a mayor, higher than the mayor of Boston who gets $175,000. It is higher than any mayor of a small city like Everett in the United States.

I estimate paying for mayor’s office salaries for everyone presently aboard – you know – salaries, health insurance, and vacations must be in the $1.5 million yearly range. In a four-year period, that’s $6 million for the mayor of Everett to run his office, an office he is largely absent from and which he is obviously bored with and tired of.

Why, I wonder, can a pittance like $2.5 million matter to the mayor – a millionaire himself who lives a millionaire’s existence?

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Senator Sal DiDomenico shown above last week urging his friend the mayor to transfer $2.5 million from the gen-eral fund to the public schools as intended.

The to do over the mayor refusing to transfer $2.5 million of school aid intended for the Everett Public Schools has taken a new twist and turn.