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“Kevin O’Donnell is calling all the shots. He’s the real mayor.” — The Blue Suit

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By Josh Resnek

“You know you’re going to kill me with these interviews,” the mayor’s Blue Suit said to me recently.

“From the day he picked me up at the cleaners, the mayor has been outraged about me talking with you. He’s tossed me around. He’s thrown me on the floor. At one point, he grabbed a big pair of scissors and he screamed at me,” the Blue Suit said.

‘What did he scream?” I asked.

“I’m going to cut you to shreds you bum,” he threatened.

“He held the scissors tightly against my pant leg.”

“I’m going to cut off your leg unless you keep your big mouth shut,” he answered the Blue Suit told me. “I was petrified.”

“Then he tossed the scissors to the floor, called me a wrinkled piece of second grade cloth and design, and scrunched me into a ball before tossing me inside the car he was driving. Boy, what a bad experience that was. You have no idea,” the Blue Suit said to me.

“You know how jealous and greedy the mayor is,” the Blue Suit said to me.

“Everyone who knows him knows that about him,” I answered. “You don’t know how nasty and underhanded he can be. I do. I know all his secrets,” the Blue Suit said.

“That’s not the first time he’s threatened to cut someone up, you know,” the Blue Suit said.

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“He did it to an employee at his donut shop. He put a knife to her throat. I know. I was there. The Revere police came. They wrote up a five page report…and then it just seemed to disappear,” the Blue Suit said to me.

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The mayor’s boasting

The mayor has been patting himself on the back for calling off school as early as he did and then for closing city hall the same way. He has told others in government and in the local media which has allowed him to praise himself for his leadership, these were tough decisions for him but that he had to take them and that now he was pleased with his actions.

Wonderful. What leadership he has shown in this instance.

The mayor would have residents believe he acted with the wisdom and the decisiveness of a Franklin Roosevelt or a Harry Truman. He did indeed close the schools and city hall.

He acted on the school closings before he left for Aruba.

The closure of city hall was a decision he made in Aruba and that was enforced from Aruba.

Bottom line, the mayor went on vacation and telephoned his decisions from his hotel room or on his cell phone from the beach.

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The Blue Suit exclusive Interview

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By Josh Resnek

The mayor’s Blue Suit spoke with me again privately recently. “How was your vacation in Aruba?” I asked the Blue Suit.

“To tell you the truth, I was very happy the mayor went to Aruba. Do you know why?”

“No,” I answered.

“The mayor never takes me to Aruba!”

“You’ve got to love that,” I answered.

The Blue Suit laughed heartily. “You have no idea what its like to get a week off from him. Last year, I got about three weeks off, just for his trips to Aruba. There were other trips, too, last year. He went to Italy. That was another week or two or three weeks off for me. Frankly, I can’t remember all the trips he took last year calling them vacations. His vacations give me time to restore myself. When he’s wearing me, well, it gets pretty tough,” The Blue Suit said.

“What did he talk about when he returnd from Aruba?” I asked the Blue Suit.

“He talked about you,” he replied.

“What did he have to say?” I asked.

“It’s the same as before, only this time it was worse,” he added.

“How so,” I asked.

“I told you before, he hates you. He especially hated you writing about him leaving the city.”

“What do you mean?”

“You know the Paper Boy, Jerry Navarro?” the Blue Suit asked me. “The Paper Boy couldn’t believe you had the gall to catch the mayor in his disappearing act to Aruba when he should have stayed here to put the city into its emergency mode and then you wrote about it,” the Blue Suit told me.

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Mayor shows no work ethic; Aruba vacation a black eye

The mayor heading out for a vacation to Aruba about ten days ago as our world was getting set to collapse is a telling moment about the mayor not lost on the residents and the voters of this city.

By leaving Everett instead of serving Everett during a moment of great stress when his leadership was needed, he showed most of us what he thinks of us. He showed as well what he thinks about his job and the oath he took to honor the position.

It was as though the mayor saw the disaster coming and he made his decision to head to Aruba, rather than to stick around and to act the way the leader of a city should act during a time like this.

Deserting the city during a dramatic moment, when so much appeared to be hanging in the balance about the future, the mayor revealed who he is, how he thinks, and what, in the last analysis, is most important to him.

What is that?

Most important to the mayor is himself.

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Adrien reaches out to mayor; Suggests actions for seniors

Wants suspension of parking fees

By Josh Resnek

Councilor at Large Gerly Adrien has asked the mayor to act on a number of issues to ease the stress and disruption caused by the city closing down.

Adrien and her husband also pledged the first $1,000 of a $20,000 goal to create an emergency fund called the Everett Stands Together Resiliency Fund to be used as necessary to aid those in need of it as a result of the coronavirus.

She also asked the mayor to suspend all parking fees and fines until April 1.

She asked that the mayor ensure that the city’s elderly living in low income housing receive assistance for their food needs, and she further noted the closure of the food pantry so many rely upon.

She asked the mayor to make certain that city employees, including those in the city clerk’s office, answer all e-mails within 48 hours to keep city services flowing and relevant.

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