Martins to host re-election kickoff party

Councilor Stephanie Martins takes the oath of office during the City of Everett’s 2020 Inaugural Ceremonies at City Hall on Monday January 6, 2020. (File photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Councilor Stephanie Martins invites residents to a virtual birthday celebration and re-election Kick-Off

Steph is turning 33!

You are invited to join a virtual reception via Zoom on April 6 at 6:30 PM to wish Steph a happy birthday and support her re-election campaign.

Steph has been working non-stop putting the people of Everett first. With your contribution, she will be able to buy the materials necessary to spread her message to our voters.

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Adrien Is The One

By Josh Resnek

Who says one vote doesn’t matter?

If you think that way, then look again.

In recent balloting for the at-large seat won by Gerly Adrien, she scored one more vote than incumbent Wayne Matewsky, the perennial ticket topper.

That one vote changed the world in balloting for the at-large number one vote getter.

Adrien beat Matewsky by 1 vote!

Adrien, 1,976. Matewsky, 1,975.

This, according to the Election Commission after a close look at the vote itself and of provisional votes made outside of city hall.

Adrien was ahead by 2 votes in unofficial balloting on Election night.

When the first batch of provisional votes were added, Adrien and Matewsky were tied at 1,973 each, an incredible voting occurrence by itself.

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— Eye on Everett —

City Hall Shakeup

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By Josh Resnek

The talk of the city is the outcome of last week’s municipal election.

If you are the mayor, you can think of nothing else even though he tells the yes men surrounding him that the election didn’t mean anything.

The election meant everything.

The results are mind numbing.

For the mayor, they are, frankly, incomprehensible, a disaster of the first order.

It is as if everyone he told to vote his way voted another way and the outcome was like handwriting on the wall – and this isn’t just me writing hyperbole – it is Everett voters understanding exactly what they did.

No one likes being told by the mayor who to vote for because they work for the city.

City employees showed their independence of him voting for their hearts rather than letting him pull their strings.

For the likes of his cousin Councilor Anthony DiPierro and his paid lackey and comrade in arms Gerry Navarro, last week’s outcomes across the board went against the mayor.

Navarro once told me recently the mayor could never be beaten. “He’ll be the mayor forever,” he said to me.

“That’s a bad bet, Gerry, following the outcome of this election,” I’d tell him.

“He’s not going to be the mayor forever and this election proved it.”

Let’s start at the top of the list of those the mayor supported who all lost and work downward.

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The Election

The municipal election last week has come and gone but the results continue to reverberate in our city.

Never before in Everett’s modern political history have three minorities been elected to serve on the city council at the same time. The election to an at-large council position of Gerly Adrien, a young, educated, Everett woman whose ancestry is in Haiti is a huge victory by itself.

The Stephanie Martin victory in a ward seat is highlighted by her intelligence and savvy. Martins is of Brazilian heritage.

Both Adrien and Martins have pledged to be independent, indicating they will not be a rubber stamp for anyone while doing the peoples’ business.

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Who is the ticket topper? Gerly or Matewsky?

By Josh Resnek

The city’s Election Commission is awaiting final determinations about ten votes from the Registry of Motor Vehicles to determine who topped the ticket in the councilor at large race.

Although Councilor at Large elect Gerly Adrien topped the voting in unofficial returns released by the Election Commission on Election night – she scored two more votes than Councilor at Large Wayne Matewsky – as provisional votes were approved in the aftermath, the two became locked in a top the ticket battle.

As of Wednesday morning, Adrien and Matewsky were tied at 1973 votes each, quite an unbelievable coincidence of votes for the two at- large councilors.

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