Mayor gets praise from an unexpected source
For those expecting fireworks this week as the mayor proposed a tax relief incentive to convince a major beer distribution firm to relocate in Everett, it was a disappointing night. No fireworks, no criticism. For Mayor Carlo DeMaria, it was a memorable night because he got a unanimous 7-0 vote of approval from the aldermen and he also received words of praise. The most surprising praise came from a strange source. Ald. Mike Marchese, a long-standing political nemesis of DeMaria, said to the mayor, “hats off to you and your staff for bring them (the beer company) here”. Also singing the mayor’s praises was Rich Pellegrini of the Mass. State Office of Business Development, who was at the aldermanic session Tuesday night and declared that from his State House perch, “Everett is starting to get recognized as a business-friendly city”, which he said will be a major asset for the community in the future.
Richard Troy was “a true son of Everett”
Prior to last week’s special meeting of the common council, David Rodrigues, one of the Ward Three members, took the opportunity to publicly pay homage to the memory of former Councillor Richard Troy, who died recently. Rodrigues cited Mr. Troy’s traits of kindness, reason, honesty and grace. “He was a gentleman, a statesman and a true son of Everett,” said Councillor Rodrigues.