Tide Bounce Back, Down Rival Xaverian

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Everett’s Eli Auguste (2) celebrates a with a teammate after a touchdown against Xaverian. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide flexed their collective muscle in dispatching Xaverian High School, 27-21, at Everett Veterans Stadium Friday.

The rebound victory comes after the team’s most lopsided loss in over three decades, a 42-12 thumping at the hands of Central High School to open the season.

How the Crimson Tide responded to the disheartening loss is proof this team, albeit a young one, still possesses a championship mettle that has come to define what it means to wear Everett Crimson.

“It was like night and day,” said Everett coach Theluxon Pierre of his team’s response after losing in a big way in the season-opener to turning things around against longtime rival Xaverian.

Both teams were fighting to stave-off a daunting 0-2 start to the season.

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— Eye on Everett —

All Revved up With Nowhere to Go

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By Josh Resnek

The mayor is bored with being the mayor.

He hates going into his office at city hall.

He is rarely there.

He dislikes having to appear before the city council, and does so only when absolutely necessary.

He’s been there and done that so many times during the past decade that it is like putting nails in his eyes to have to talk with councilors or to debate measures he simply wants passed.

At this point in his career the mayor of Everett wants initiatives, whatever they are, to be done his way or not at all.

His vision is the only vision.

His ideas are the only ideas.

He believes he owns the keys to the city – that Everett is his – that everything he’s done over the years constitutes a big owe to him from the people of the city.

“I’m owed for everything I’ve done for this city,” he has repeatedly said to his colleagues in the public forum.

He believes this.

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Looking at Politics

Primary Day in Everett

By Josh Resnek

A drive around the city on Primary Day 2019 was a drive around an empty space.

As at-large candidate Mike Marchese said early in the morning: “It looks like a ghost town.”

A ghost town indeed.

When I drove into Everett Square early this morning there were a handful of sign holders, chief among them former mayor, former city clerk, councilor at large John Hanlon, doing what he has done for a lifetime – and as his wife told me earlier on the telephone – “Loving it. It is his life.”

Councilor at large, former rep, Wayne Matewsky was also holding a sign in the square waving to the early morning primary day traffic.

A Steve Simonelli supporter carrying assign stood next to him also waving.

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School Committee Member Marcony Almeida-Barros Announces Office Hours for Parents

With the goal of speaking directly to parents who might need assistance or have suggestions for the Everett Public Schools, Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida- Barros is launching monthly office hours in community-based organizations across the city, starting at La Comunidad, Inc, on Friday, September 27 at 5:30 pm. Office Hours will be in the evenings or weekends to give working parents flexibility and better accessibility to address their kids’ education. Almeida-Barros will also hold office hours at the Family Resource Center starting in October.

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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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