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What a day it was. It was like the longest day”

The mayor’s Blue Suit talking with Josh Resnek

By JOSH RESNEK

Tuesday was primary day.

The mayor’s Blue Suit and I drove all around to the polling places, checked out the various headquarters, and tried to feel the karma of the day.

In some primary elections, you are able to feel the energy and the vibrancy of local politics.

Yesterday, we tried to feel the day for what it was. Right from the beginning, it was hard to do.

First of all, there didn’t seem to be much energy around the city except for the politicians and their supporters.

That makes sense.

At this time in our national history, politics and primaries aren’t exactly what they used to be.

Participation has plunged. Numbers of voters coming out have taken a dive.

Primaries, and even some elections, have become things unto themselves.

“What does that mean, Josh?” the Blue Suit asked me.

“People just don’t care as much anymore. That’s what it means. Vote totals are lower than expected or slightly higher but with very little variation,” I answered.

We were driving around the city going from polling place to polling place.

“You see all those people holding DeMaria signs?” the Blue Suit asked.

Yes. So what?” I replied.

“Well, most of them are not from Everett. They were brought in by the mayor to hold signs on streets corners.”

In Everett Square, Capone signs dominated. They were all held by Capone supporters from Everett in an obvious sign of how different a grassroots campaign can be from the mayor’s campaign – which relied on money and city employees to do the horrible tasks of holding signs, going door to door, making contributions and on and on.

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Revelations we cannot quite believe about the mayor…but they are all true

Take off your shirt, DeMaria ordered. “I hate that shirt on you.”

Josh Resnek reading to the mayor’s Blue Suit from an official Revere Police Report

By JOSH RESNEK

When the Blue Suit got into my Honda Fit Tuesday afternoon in Glendale Square I told him straight out, “You’re not going to believe the stuff I’m about to read your seat belt.”

“What’s this about? Tell me everything. I want to hear it.
I think I know what you’re getting to. I’ve heard some things about a certain incident, but no one has ever given me details. Carlo tends not to talk about the bad stuff,” the Blue Suit said to me.

“Come on, Josh. What is it?”

“It’s about Carlo’s behavior with one of his employees as detailed in extensive police report I have about the incident,” I said to the Blue Suit.

The Blue Suit smiled.

“Come on then. Bring it on,” he said to me.

“Let me begin by telling you and our readers this is from the signed police report that led to a criminal hearing in Chelsea District Court. Here’s the story.”

Carlo requested that a female employee working at his Winthrop donut shop should report to the Revere donut shop. She thought this was strange. But she went along with it.

She reported to work at 8:30 a.m., Carlo and his aunt were present inside the donut shop. Carlo’s aunt left the store. Carlo and the employee, called Ms. Doe in the police report, were left alone inside the store.

The following is directly from the report:

“IT WAS AT THIS TIME, MR DEMARIA EMERGED FROM THE OFFICE TO THE FRONT COUNTER AND SAID TO MS DOE “I HATE THAT SHIRT ON YOU…I HATE HOW IT LOOKS ON YOU…I WANT TO CUT THE SHIRT.” MS DOE REPLIED THAT THIS WAS HER UNIFORM SHIRT AND THAT IF HE DID NOT LIKE IT’S APPEARANCE SHE WOULD TUCK IT IN BUT THAT HE COULDN’T CUT IT DOWN BECAUSE IT WAS HER ONLY SHIRT. MR DEMARIA RETURNED TO THE OFFICE AND BAKERY AREA OF THE STORE.”

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The fleecing of a public official

“Can you imagine the mayor hijacked $96,000 from City Clerk Sergio Cornelio? Yes, I can imagine that. I know it happened.”

– The Mayor’s Blue Suit talking with Josh Resnek

By JOSH RESNEK

The mayor’s blue suit and I got together early Tuesday.

We drove around the city as we tend to do, taking in the sights and sounds of Everett, so to speak.

I told the mayor’s Blue Suit about the story I was doing on the City Clerk’s sale of 43 Corey Street.

“That was a great day for the mayor,” the Blue Suit told me. “Carlo was really happy about that score,” added the Blue Suit.

“He scored $96,000 on that deal. Not bad for a guy who is unable to run a donut shop!” I told the Blue Suit.

“Can you imagine, a $96,000 score off the back of the city clerk! If that isn’t a crime, I don’t know what is,” I added.

The Blue Suit looked at me quizzically.

“Josh, is there something you don’t understand about the mayor grabbing an obscene payday off the near-bankrupt city clerk?” the Blue Suit asked me.

“Not really,” I replied.

The Blue Suit went on.

“Carlo does this all the time, especially with people he can manipulate and control or who work under him who he can threaten and bully with the loss of their job, their property, their pride, and their self-esteem.

“He does the same with developers. If you don’t pay you can’t play in Everett…but then…everyone knows this, Josh. I’ll tell you this, Sergio needs to stay away from Carlo. Carlo has it in for him now. Whether Sergio knows it or not, in the mayor’s mind, he’s a goner at city hall. If the mayor is re-elected, Carlo is already compiling a list of those to be fired or bullied out of their city hall jobs. Sergio is way up at the top of that list. Can you imagine,” the Blue Suit said, “having a list of people you want to fire who are right now working for his re-election in order to save their jobs! What the hell is that all about?” the Blue Suit said. “How perverted can a man be?” he wondered with a deep sigh that he let out.

I stopped my car in the parking lot in Glendale Square. We watched the traffic passing by. The Blue Suit pulled out a joint and lit it. He inhaled a few puffs.

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The Blue Suit reveals secrets

“I never believed he was such a common crook.”

– The mayor’s Blue Suit talking about Carlo to Josh Resnek

By JOSH RESNEK

The pressure of the campaign has been getting to the mayor’s Blue Suit.

The mayor’s Blue Suit told me Tuesday afternoon he felt terrific pressure coming from the mayor. He said the mayor’s attitude had gone from rotten to worse than rotten, that his greed had turned to avarice, and that the mayor’s bullying tendencies were at an all-time high.

‘He is not dealing well with the pressure caused by having two candidates who are going after him. Don’t forget, Carlo hasn’t had a real candidate in 14 years,” the Blue Suit recalled.

“Remember Bob Van Campen’s campaign?” the Blue Suit asked me.

“Yes of course I remember his campaign. It was an exercise in futility by a pretty smart guy who should have known better. Some candidates fight to win and some fight to lose. Bob didn’t fight much. He lost convincingly,” I told the Blue Suit.

“I don’t see any comparison to Van Campen with Capone and Adrien,” I added.

“You’re right about that, Josh,” the Blue Suit said to me.

We were, as usual, driving around in my red Honda Fit, kind of gazing at the Everett landscape and talking about our favorite subject, Kickback Carlo.

“He hates being called Kickback,” the Blue Suit reminded me.

“No kidding,” I replied. “Not many seem to mind that he’s called Kickback. A lot of folks who work for him laugh among themselves about such an assignation.”

“They laugh about the hassles he’s had losing control of himself with women. The same people who give Carlo a pass as Kickback give him a similar pass with the sexual assault and harassment allegations,” the Blue Suit added.

I thought about this for a moment – that is – that Carlo’s personal history is checkered, really checkered. In some respects, his personal history is appalling, yet he gets a break from many Everett people.

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“Kickback Carlo is nervous and deep down, he’s doubtful.”

– The mayor’s Blue Suit talking with Josh Resnek

By JOSH RESNEK

I picked up the Blue Suit at a bus stop on Elm Street Tuesday afternoon. He had bought Scratch tickets and cigarettes. He was obviously feeling pretty good about himself.

We drive around the city in my red Honda Fit. No one noticed us. No one cared.

“Kickback Carlo, as you like to call him, is really nervous,” the Blue Suit said to me about the mayor.

I laughed.

“How so?” I asked.

“I hear him talking about losing the immigrant vote – at least that’s what he calls the Blacks, Browns, Hispanics, and all the others.”

“Oh yeah? What does he say?”

“What he calls them behind everyone’s back I cannot repeat. I mean the terms he uses, including the N-word, are civil rights violations. I’m shocked whenever he speaks like that, but I’m never surprised because that’s who he is. Frankly, his language is worse about gays and LGBTQ people. God, you cannot believe what comes out of his mouth,” added the Blue Suit.

“If you had to live inside his mind it would be like trying to survive in a sewer. I will say with some pride that he looks like a mayor when he wears me around.”

The Blue Suit scratched a 100X ticket as we drove down Broadway.

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