Monthly Meeting Dissolves Into Chaos

Mayor Closes Public Hearing, Tosses out Reporter and Has the Door Shut

By Josh Resnek 

The monthly meeting of the School Finance Review Commission Thursday night in the mayor’s conference room at city hall highlighted some of the deep divisions that exist in Everett city government.

Finance Meeting
Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire and the mayor of Everett sit on opposite sides of the table during the most recent School Finance Review Commission meeting.

Also highlighted is the mayor’s inability to force Everett Public Schools (EPS) Superintendent Frederick F. Foresteire and the schools to do his bidding, something Foresteire absolutely refused to do.

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BBJ Ranks Encore Project as the Biggest in the State

By Josh Resnek

Encore Boston Harbor, the Everett casino-hotel project now coming to completion has been named the number one project in Massachusetts.

According to the Boston Business Journal at $1,516,000,000, this project is the largest in Massachusetts and is nearly 70% complete.

It is set to open in June, 2019.

The BBJ $1.516 million price tag for the Encore casino/hotel is a great distance away from Wynn Resorts estimates of total expenses for the development.

There is about a $1 billion discrepancy that remains largely unexplained by Wynn officials.

Suffolk Construction is the builder of the casino/hotel.

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Everett Students Win BC High Awards

Grace Regan, President of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that the following students from Everett received special awards at an end of the year assembly to honor BC High undergraduates.

Lucca Possamai, 2019 (top) — BC High Teachers’ Association Book award

Felipe Santos, 2019 (middle) —Stephen J. Collins Modern Language Award for Spanish , Marguerite Thomson Award

Lucas Santos, 2020 (bottom) — Academic Excellence award in Scripture

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How to Manage Power

The mayor’s constant attempts to co-opt and to coerce Superintendent of Schools Fred Foresteire into seeing things the way he does and demanding that he do things without consulting him first, is bad strategy, and bad politics.

If the mayor wishes to gain concessions from Foresteire or for Foresteire to gain concessions from the mayor, they need to meet before official public meetings take place.

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