Brady Coming Back

Tom Brady retired about 44 days ago. He announced Monday he is coming back!

The GOAT has barely been away and now he is returning in triumph and glory to make another run for the biggest prize in football.

Fans across the nation may not be delighted at the news, but those of us who have followed Brady all the time everywhere for the past two decades in New England are, frankly, extremely pleased that he has changed his mind.

Then again, maybe he never meant to retire.

Some sports columnists believe Brady did a fake retirement to cause a fuss when he announced he was coming back.

If this was the GOAT’s strategy, it worked.

Brady coming back heightens the interest in pro football.

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Tom Brady Retiring

It is official.

Tom Brady, the GOAT, the undisputed greatest quarterback of all time, has retired.

The best thing about this for all of us who love Tom Brady is that we never have to watch him play in a Buccaneers uniform again!

Watching him play for the Buccaneers was as cruel as it gets for New England football fans who love Brady and the Patriots.

We ask again and again, how did Bob Kraft let this happen? Does he care?
Sure he does.

Now he doesn’t have to watch Brady anymore playing for the Buccaneers.

That must be a good feeling for Kraft. But what about Brady?

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A firefighter’s firefighter retires

Deputy Chief Michael Ragucci strikes last alarm

Deputy Chief Michael Ragucci retires


Two weeks ago, former Mayor David Ragucci retired after a near lifetime of public service here.

His brother Michael, a man’s man deputy chief with the Everett Fire Department, is following in his brother’s footsteps.
He retired on the same day as his brother after 32 years.

If Deputy Ragucci told me to take a line through hell, I would have done it and returned safely.”

– Everett firefighter

In typical Mike Ragucci self-deprecating fashion, he said that his brother deserved the big spread on his retirement.

“He was a trailblazer. I was just a loyal firefighter who loved what I did from the day I joined the department in 1988. I loved serving the city. I was proud of all the men I served with. I learned about commitment, pride, and tradition,” he said.

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Ragucci bids city hall arrivederci

JANUARY 28: Former mayor and assistant city clerk David Ragucci (above) will be leaving Everett City Hall. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Classy former mayor calls it a political career, tips his hat to all


Former mayor, former assistant city clerk, former Everett Alderman, former Stoneham Town Manager David Ragucci took his final walk out of the front door of Everett city hall last week.

The first Italian mayor of the city when he beat his opponent by 3400 votes will be recalled as one of Everett’s best mayors – and easily – the classiest representative of the community in Everett’s history.

He walked out of city hall with a wide smile and a sense that the history he leaves behind will always be recalled by those who summon up the names of the city’s great modern leaders.

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