The Mayor’s Salary

Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s salary is an outrage.

The city council’s acceptance of his salary and its endorsement and approval is also an outrage.

The mayor makes more than the mayor of Boston and the mayor of Springfield and Worcester…and more than every mayor in the state of Massachusetts.

The mayor’s salary here is also OK’d by the city’s officious CFO Eric Demas.

It is believed Demas, the architect of the award winning city budget, is the architect of the $40,000 a year longevity payment to the mayor.

Demas and the budget creators have somehow managed to have the payment made to the mayor without making the record of it accessible to the public in the city budget.

Such a public accounting move in a Massachusetts municipality is truly award winning.

Nearly everyone inside city government and out understands the city charter intended the payment to be $2,500 each year for every term served by a mayor.

The mayor has received $160,000 in longevity payments during the past four years.

According to his cousin, Councilor Anthony DiPierro, nothing can be done to change this even if the council wanted to until four more years have passed.

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John Joseph Johnson

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Enjoyed traveling to Cape Cod and Maine

John Joseph Johnson, on April 28, 2020 at the age of 76 years old. John was the son of the late Walter “Cecil” and Mary (Day) Johnson.

He is survived by brother William “Mickey” Cromwell and his wife Lucy of Mashpee, Walter Johnson and his wife Lenora of Revere, and his “baby” sister Martha of Everett. Continue reading “John Joseph Johnson”

Week 5 of the Coronavirus pandemic



There is a beautiful bit of clear and easy philosophy in the Old Testament, in Ecclesiastes 8-17, that goes like this: “Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man can- not find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.”

This says that a wise man claims to know the way but not even the wise man can show us the way.

This kind of truth is played out for all of us to watch and listen to everyday when the president goes on television with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx.

Doctors Fauci and Birx are the nation’s leading epidemiologist.

We should listen to them…and most of us do. But when they have finished with their daily mix of medical facts and fiction, a mixture of what is known and what is unknown about the virus, we are no further down the road toward having a clear understanding of what needs to come next because, frankly, they don’t know.

Facemasks are good. Facemasks don’t stop the virus.

Facemasks are good for those with the virus, not in stopping the virus.

Gloves must be worn.

Gloves must be changed.

Gloves touching any surface must be immediately changed. When we boil this down we come in contact with what we already know – there aren’t enough pairs of gloves in the universe to satisfy our needs for one day.

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After sexual assault allegations Young perps transferred

By Josh Resnek

Four fifth graders allegedly involved in a sexual assault on a fifth grader at the Webster School in January are now being investigated but have not been disciplined or taken to court because of their age, according to sources familiar with the incident.

Everett Police are investigating the incident.

The State Police have declined or are reluctant to get involved because of the age of the attackers.

They are 12 and under.

Determinations are being made to assess the dangerousness of the young men who allegedly carried out the attack.

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Four Everett residents have recently been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the Fall semester. Students recognized for this honor include: Selena B. Hernandez, Camila Morare, Alisa Pham, Tiago Souza. Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the Dean’s List, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as a full course load as a full time student. Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. Consisting of 16 schools and colleges, BU offers students more than 250 programs of study in

science and engineering, social science and humanities, health science, the arts, and other professional disciplines, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission.