Robert Conti

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Robert Conti 90, passed away on November 4 at the West Revere Health Center with his loving wife Lillian by his side.

Bob was born on November 22, 1928 in Everett one of four children of the late Profeta and Mary (Locatelli) Conti. Bob grew up in Everett and it was in Everett that he established his business, Everett Aluminum which has become one of the foundations of the Everett Business Community. Bob Conti was respected, loved and admired by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

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Adrien tops at-large, McLaughlin hammers Lattanzi, Martins beats Marcus, Tri Le buries mayor’s write-in, Capone scores biggest vote Unopposed

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(Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Del Isola dumped from at-large, Murray defeats Ela for School Committee, Cardello tops school committee at-large, Sarnie and Lambert win at-large school Seats

By Josh Resnek

Gerly Adrien scored a stunning victory, topping the ticket in the at-large race becoming the first woman of color and ethnicity to serve on the city council.

Adrien, who is Haitian, ran a highly organized disciplined campaign and was aided by professional organizers and a cabal of Everett supporters.

Her election and topping of the ticket is an eye-raiser for the mayor.

Another eye raiser – a certain sign of a changing political landscape – is the drubbing Councilor Mike McLaughlin gave to the mayor’s friend and closest supporter, businessman Al Lattanzi.

The mayor invested heavy political capital in Lattanzi’s race, which seemed headed for a victory except for McLaughlin’s dogged grass roots campaigning from door to door.

The mayor’s help in this instance was thoroughly rejected by voters with Lattanzi’s drubbing. Continue reading Adrien tops at-large, McLaughlin hammers Lattanzi, Martins beats Marcus, Tri Le buries mayor’s write-in, Capone scores biggest vote Unopposed

Maryann Rindone

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Maryann Rindone (Mietus) of Everett passed away on July 26 at the Kaplan House in Danvers at the age of 64. Maryann was born in New Bedford on May 11, 1955 one of three children of the late Alfred E. Mietus and Mary (Pokornicki) Mietus.

Mary Ann lived in New Bedford and Fairhaven before moving to the Boston area many years ago. Maryann taught for over 30 years in local parochial schools, including Our Lady of Grace in Everett and St. Stanislaus in Chelsea, where she also served as vice-principal. She was currently employed by the Everett Public Schools and she worked at the Madeline English School.

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Playing to a shrinking Voter demographic

With municipal elections arriving soon with the speed of the blink of an eye, there are indications that new challengers are far and few between. Voting office records kept at city hall reveal very few newcomers taking out papers for the municipal election in the fall.

There had been the belief that an entire slate of newcomers would dominate School Committee races during this period of School Department turmoil.

Although many residents complain about the City Council doing the mayor’s bidding nearly every time, neither the incumbents on the City Council nor those on the School Committee need be too concerned.

Is it a lack of interest holding people back from putting their name onto a city ballot? Is it the power of incumbency that causes newcomers to stay away? Is it nearly everyone’s frustration with a system that seems unto itself that keeps possible participants away from the political process?

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