I don’t know whether he was joking with me or not, but the Blue Suit told me he recently talked to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh about Carlo taking off to Aruba for a little holiday getaway only moments after the governor pleaded with Massachusetts residents and leaders to stay at home. That was done with a mass e-mail to nearly everyone carrying a cell phone in Massachusetts.
Here’s how the Blue Suit put it to me.
“Carlo probably read the e-mail from the governor on his cell as he made his way to Logan Airport. Carlo’s cell, as we all know, is not a jail cell, it is his office that he holds in his hand and carries in his pocket. I can assure you; Carlo didn’t care what people would think because he believes people are idiots. He thinks the superintendent of schools is an idiot. Fred Capone is a loser and an idiot. Mike Marchese and his brother are idiots. Of course, they weren’t idiots when they supported him or saved his life when he got in trouble. Gerly Adrien is not just an idiot. She is a Black, an aggressive woman who doesn’t know her place in this city and she’s an idiot who he will crush.”
“OK. OK. OK.,” I said to the Blue Suit. “Does the mayor think I’m an idiot?” I asked.
“Are you serious?” the Blue Suit replied. “You’re not just an idiot but you are a fool, a failure, a disease worse than the COVID-19.”
“Does he say that about me?” I asked, pretending to be bothered.
“He says much worse,” the Blue Suit added.
“Like what? I want to know. Tell me,” I pleaded.
The Blue Suit paused.
“He relates you to your religion in the most disgusting, offensive way. But that’s his style. I know you understand.”
Only six sets of minutes out of 25 posted, some missing information
By JOSH RESNEK
Boston has been called “the Cradle of Liberty.” I think that label is a bit narrow.
The Battle of Lexington and Concord, during which “the shot heard ‘round the world” was actually fired, didn’t occur within the geographic confines of the City of Boston. Massachusetts is the actual Cradle of Liberty. From the Revolution of 1689 – which lead to the Governor of the New England Dominion, Sir Edmund Andros, being ousted from office to Shays’ Rebellion (whose leaders became President George Washington’s first use of the federal pardon) to being ground zero for the abolitionist movement to Romney Care – the progenitor of the Affordable Care Act – Massachusetts has always been at the forefront of political thought and good government practices.
In 2020, we can count on Everett under the DeMaria administration not doing the legal and right thing, but rather, the politically charged thing.
A pall, like a dark and brooding storm cloud, hangs over Everett.
Is there an effort made to keep people in the dark?
It appears that way.
In Massachusetts, we have something called the Open Meeting Law, which is designed “to ensure transparency in the deliberations on which public policy is based.”