How low can he go?

By STEPHEN PINTO

When you think the mayor and his administration can’t sink any lower than the gutter, they prove you wrong.

There is no bottom to the pit where the city now resides under their leadership and this is magnified by the mayor’s recent effort to rid the city of property and homeowners living across the casino and to use eminent domain, if necessary, to accomplish the task.

The mayor wants to basically steal by eminent domain houses on lower Broadway.

He wants to steal homes of hard-working Everett property owners and taxpayers, residents, and lovers not only of their properties but the city.

Some people do not want to be bought out of their homes and properties by the city so the casino can do as it likes.

Employing eminent domain is a cowardly and despicable act; not the act of a man with a spine, or a leader, but a cowardly, money-hungry grubber who serves many masters, the casino primary among them.

This is the type of gangster leader using gangster tactics you would expect to see in communist China or Russia, not Everett.

Many residents are not as wealthy as our mayor is or pretends to be. And they don’t care to be wealthy with what some people might call dirty money. They just want to live their lives in the homes they own and care about and to be left alone.

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Can’t we all just get along

By Stephen Pinto

The city has no right to take money out of School Department accounts earmarked for the kids of Everett’s Public Schools.

If it isn’t illegal, it should be.

For those of us watching proceedings of the city council, it is obvious to most observers that Councilor Gerly Adrien’s constitutional rights to free speech and thought are being impeded by the mayor’s mouthpiece, Council President Rosa DiFlorio.

DiFlorio stands against, criticizes, and condemns Adrien at every opportunity. She tries talking over her. She tells her she’s out of order. She will call a recess in order to silence Adrien.

This is becoming a very serious matter.

Councilor DiFlorio can’t understand the basic math when it comes to school department reimbursements.

If she can’t understand this, she should resign.

Why would anyone want her voting on city finances and spending when she doesn’t understand them.

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