Mayor Suggested Using High School Age Kids to Canvas City for Casino Effort

Mayor Allegedly Said City Hall Employees Must Do as He Says or Face Repercussions

By Josh Resnek

During the last 30 days before the 2013 citywide referendum was held on allowing casino gambling in Everett, the mayor apparently offered up high school aged students, graduates, and members of the National Honor Society, to participate in a citywide canvassing scheme to aid in assuring Wynn officials a victory when all the votes were counted, according to information received by the Leader Herald.

The mayor expressed enthusiasm for hiring the high school aged kids to canvas for the gambling referendum for city hall so he could gather information about how voters were tending to think and to gauge how they might vote.

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Jacta est alia

When Caesar returned to Rome after ten years away with his legion after defeating all of Rome’s enemies, he came to the Rubicon.

Crossing the Rubicon River would have been a natural thing for Caesar to do by himself to enter Rome. He wanted to take his legion into Rome, to share the wagonsfilled with gold he brought back with themembers of the Senate.

Crossing the Rubicon with the legion was not allowed by Roman law – that’s how Roman democracy worked for centuries.

The legion couldn’t enter Rome without the consent of the Senate.

The generals couldn’t run Roman society. The Roman Senate did that.

Caesar on his horse by the Rubicon shouted to his legion: “Jacta est alia”. The die is cast, is what he said ( and he said it in Greek, the ancient language of record during Roman times).

The legion led by Caesar crossed the river and went into the city.

Thus ended Roman democracy.

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Mohegan Lawsuit Advances; Wynn Pays No Heed to It


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Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria

By Josh Resnek

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts allowed a lawsuit by Mohegan Sun against Wynn Resorts to proceed last Friday. The highest court in Massachusetts ruled that the lawsuit should return to a lower court for a decision.

But this might not mean much according to those familiar with the legal case. In addition, the judge handling the case in the Superior Court is believed to have very little interest in the case.

Some direct players in this casino game on the other side of the Wynn deal with the Gaming Commission and the city of Everett remain hopeful this could blow the cover off a flawed and favored Wynn suitability decision.

“Everyone knows about the gangster in the land deal and of Gaming Commission Chairman Steven Crosby’s relationship with one of the owners of the land. The land deal was corrupt. How it went down was corrupt,” said a source familiar with the case who wished to remain unnamed. Continue reading Mohegan Lawsuit Advances; Wynn Pays No Heed to It

How can you go on vacation when you’re already on vacation?

The mayor has gone on a vacation apparently to Italy.
Our understanding of the mayor’s vacation is that he is taking 18 days for himself.

Calls to his media manager Tom Philbin have not been returned.
Neither have e-mails.

The mayor’s vacation, if he has taken it, is a secret not to be talked about.

By every stretch of a worker’s imagination, 18 days is long vacation when you are the Mayor of Everett or anyone for that matter.. Continue reading How can you go on vacation when you’re already on vacation?

Mayor DeMaria Applauds MIAA for Holding Inclusion Summit

This past October, Emily Nash of Lunenburg High School, was denied first place at the Central Mass Division 3 Golf Tournament because of her gender and Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) rules.

According to MIAA rules, Nash was allowed to compete as part of a team, however since she was competing in a fall boys’ tournament she was not allowed to compete as an individual, therefore making her ineligible to accept first place. Continue reading Mayor DeMaria Applauds MIAA for Holding Inclusion Summit