In a petty display of nastiness, fakery, and laziness, Everett’s bumbling mayor made a ridiculous play to hijack something that didn’t exist in the first place in order to call it his own.
We speak of Homecoming 2018, which the Everett Public Schools (EPS) was forced to cancel last spring. The event had not been mentioned, nor advertised, by the district since the school year started. No advertisements or notices. No reminders on social media. Nothing. Because there was nothing to promote.
Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire reminded everyone that the event had been scrapped during the Sept. 17 School Committee meeting. In fact, Committee member Millie Cardello expressed her disappointment that her classmates from the Class of 1968 wouldn’t be able to take part in this year’s festivities. It had become a tradition that classes celebrating their 50th reunion meet at EHS in the morning and ride the parade route in a trolley. It’s things like this that made Homecoming such a popular event. Continue reading — Eye on Everett —
Homecoming, for the past 25 years, the single largest, unifying community event for all ages, ended abruptly this year.
The Everett High School football game at Everett Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon
was crowded but it wasn’t packed.
In years past, for a quarter century, the Saturday afternoon football game was the culmination of a dozen events including alumni, former residents, public officials, thousands of citizens sitting in their chairs throughout the route watching the parade, the fireworks, and then the trip to the stadium for what this city is all about championship high school football.
A crush of Everett people of all ages and from all walks of life created a throng of people like a giant wave pouring into Everett Memorial Stadium for the finale – the big game.