Title Contender

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Ryan Pietrantonio (center) holds the Rocky Marciano Tournament championship belt along side his trainer, Alex Rivera (right), and Rivera’s son Andrew (left). Pietrantonio trains with Rivera out of Somerville Boxing Club.


By Lorenzo Recupero

If you’re from Everett, the last name Pietrantonio probably rings a bell. And For one young member of the well-known family, the ringing of the bell means, in the voice of the legendary Michael Buffer, “let’s get ready to rumble!”

Rumbling is exactly what Ryan Pietrantonio, a 2010 high school football state champion and Everett High School grad, will be doing come Thursday, February 21 at the Lowell Auditorium as part of the New England Golden Gloves Novice Championship.

Ryan, who has been boxing for just over two years out of the Somerville Boxing Club in Somerville,MA has amassed a nearly flawless 9-1 overall record while taking home championships from both the Rocky Marciano Tournament and the prestigious New England Golden Gloves Tournament this winter.

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— Eye on Everett —

Tough Week For The Mayor

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By Josh Resnek

It is a hard thing to live with being called a thief by lawyers ling a motion in Federal Court in the effort to succeed with a civil lawsuit when you are the mayor of Everett.

This is exactly what happened over the weekend when the Boston Herald headlined a story about an amended motion entered in Federal Court maintaining that the entire apparatus of state government, lobbyists, lawyers, the Gaming Commission and public of officials past and present conspired to disqualify Sterling Suffolk Raceway, the qualified applicant and choosing over them, Steve Wynn, the sexual harasser who lied to everyone on his way to being granted a casino license here.

The motion detailed what it called,” fraud, kickbacks and political cronyism crossing the line of legality and other unlawful methods to conspire to x the application process…”

The motion pointed a direct finger at Mayor Carlo DeMaria.

The headlines in the Herald on Sunday screamed out a telling allegation about Mayor DeMaria, among others, who all helped out and who were allegedly given or promised rewards for helping out to secure Steve Wynn the golden goose, a gaming license in Everett.

Former Mayor John McCarthy, 79; His 12-year Tenure Began in 1985

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By Josh Resnek

Former Mayor John McCarthy, who served for 12 years during a period which ended about 20 years ago, has died.

He was 79.

A wake is scheduled at Murphy & O’Hara Funeral Home on Broadway in Everett on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 4:00PM-8:00PM, and a funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday at 11:00AM at the Immaculate Conception Church, on Broadway in Everett.

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(Photo by Joseph Prezioso) The view of Encore Boston Harbor from as seen from Sweetser Circle.

The Leader Herald presents to our followers the following discussion between Mayor Carlo DeMaria and former Wynn Chief Counsel Kim Sinatra.

Sinatra was fired after the Steve Wynn sexual harassment fiasco as well as a number of the Board of Directors of the company.

In this discussion, Sinatra and the mayor discuss the money considerations of the casino deal destined to change the face of the city. Ask yourself, is this how the fate of Everett or of any city should be discussed by people who ought to know better? You be the judge. Continue reading DISCUSSION BETWEEN MAYOR DEMARIA AND WYNN CHIEF COUNSEL KIM SINATRA

Kickback Carlo?

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(Photo by Joseph Prezioso) The view of Encore Boston Harbor from as seen from Sweetser Circle.

Mayor Paid to Support Hidden Deal for Wynn Casino License?

By Josh Resnek

No need to wonder why the mayor has been paying criminal attorneys $10,000 a month for quite some time.

New allegations filed by Sterling Suffolk Racecourse in Federal District Court in an ongoing lawsuit seeking to show the gaming license won by Wynn Resorts was stolen from them implicate Mayor Carlo DeMaria in receiving kickbacks as part of his participation in the land sale and the hidden deals with land developers that tainted the Wynn Casino application.

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