The city that lost its way

The city that lost its way

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Thomas P Messina Jr

Westwood, MA

#1 Oct 9, 2017
Being an Everett resident for 90% of my life and moving back, can someone explain what the hell happened it's like so much has changed and for the worse I missed how the city was there should be a board of residence to help mandate and preserve the respect and love that this city once had there needs to be a strong shake up for us to hold our heads high and be proud where we came from and live I want the old Everett back when in its glory days.
Unbelievable

East Haven, CT

#2 Oct 10, 2017
Thomas P Messina Jr wrote:
Being an Everett resident for 90% of my life and moving back, can someone explain what the hell happened it's like so much has changed and for the worse I missed how the city was there should be a board of residence to help mandate and preserve the respect and love that this city once had there needs to be a strong shake up for us to hold our heads high and be proud where we came from and live I want the old Everett back when in its glory days.
....."moved back".?!

Seek psychiatric help ASAP!!!!!!!
Kblack

Wellesley Hills, MA

#3 Oct 10, 2017
Being run by people that don't care about the City, like in the past. Took my mother to the Senior center last week. Deplorable. I don't think I have ever seen such a dirty kitchen and the cook and the woman helping had no hairnets. This place used tone a refuge for my mother, but all she sees now is arguing and tension. Waiting to see what happens at the social tomorrow. They decided to to it on their own. I think this will be the last time for my moitjher. We shall see
EverettCitizen

Everett, MA

#4 Oct 10, 2017
Thomas P Messina Jr wrote:
Being an Everett resident for 90% of my life and moving back, can someone explain what the hell happened it's like so much has changed and for the worse I missed how the city was there should be a board of residence to help mandate and preserve the respect and love that this city once had there needs to be a strong shake up for us to hold our heads high and be proud where we came from and live I want the old Everett back when in its glory days.
Concentrate on the future, good old days in Everett were not that good. Tax rates were low but streets were dirty, trash and papers were l over the place on a windy day. There was no Code Enforcement. Taxes were low but streets were neglected. Example, only ten streets were repaved every year and Board of Alderman "changed" the list. The "Rec Center" was a mess , so were the parks and playgrounds. Things change..........as a kid, bought the Boston Globe and it cost me ten cents. Today, bought the Globe, cost 2.00 $
Diabo Vermelho

Malden, MA

#5 Oct 10, 2017
Get over it and drink the Kool-Aid.

Missed ya Tommy-Boy.
Kblack

New Bedford, MA

#6 Oct 12, 2017
Well that does it for my mother .Senior social was a disaster. Food was sen t back . never before has that happened. If I thought the kitchen was dirty then, you should have seen it after the social if the Board of Health ever went there it would be condemned. DISGUSTING . please don't ever eat in there. The cook should lose her serve safe license
Mad

United States

#7 Oct 13, 2017
Thomas P Messina Jr wrote:
Being an Everett resident for 90% of my life and moving back, can someone explain what the hell happened it's like so much has changed and for the worse I missed how the city was there should be a board of residence to help mandate and preserve the respect and love that this city once had there needs to be a strong shake up for us to hold our heads high and be proud where we came from and live I want the old Everett back when in its glory days.
We need to get rid of this crooked mayor he brought this city way down.
AMC126

United States

#8 Oct 16, 2017
Hello Everyone:
My whole Family was born and raised in Everett. We got out 29 years ago! It's sad to see what has happened to Everett. It wasn't Beverly Hills. But it was a nice city growing up.
Let's face it! The trouble is all these new people that came in! They ruined everything!! It's time to STOP THEM!!! Take Back what was ours!!!!
Another shooting this morning on the news!!! How much will you take??
wiseguy

United States

#9 Oct 16, 2017
Mike Marchese asked on Facebook what do you think of the city of Everett i have one word for that it is GENTRIFiACTION Lets see how many of our city leaders know what that means , This what your doing to this city , " GENTRIFICATION "
Kblack

Medford, MA

#10 Oct 16, 2017
GROSS. dishes with black mold at the armory. Where is the board of health. Veterans director walking barefoot to get lunch. GROSS. My poor mother need to find a cleaner senior center
AMC126

United States

#11 Oct 17, 2017
Kblack wrote:
GROSS. dishes with black mold at the armory. Where is the board of health. Veterans director walking barefoot to get lunch. GROSS. My poor mother need to find a cleaner senior center
Did you call the Board Of Health? I would move my Mother out with me!
Hang in there

Saugus, MA

#12 Apr 19, 2018
AMC126 wrote:
Hello Everyone:
My whole Family was born and raised in Everett. We got out 29 years ago! It's sad to see what has happened to Everett. It wasn't Beverly Hills. But it was a nice city growing up.
Let's face it! The trouble is all these new people that came in! They ruined everything!! It's time to STOP THEM!!! Take Back what was ours!!!!
Another shooting this morning on the news!!! How much will you take??
Maybe things will begin to straighten out when the mayor's team of auditors complete their task of studying how the taxpayers money was in so many instances wasted by the Everett school department under superintendent Fred Foresteire's leadership will be made public. Inspecting the quarter century years plus worth of warrants submitted to city hall for payment is a daunting and time consuming process. Please be patient. Mayor DeMaria's team of experts will reveal the results of their efforts at an appropriate time.
Everettcitizen

Everett, MA

#13 Apr 19, 2018
Hang in there wrote:
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Maybe things will begin to straighten out when the mayor's team of auditors complete their task of studying how the taxpayers money was in so many instances wasted by the Everett school department under superintendent Fred Foresteire's leadership will be made public. Inspecting the quarter century years plus worth of warrants submitted to city hall for payment is a daunting and time consuming process. Please be patient. Mayor DeMaria's team of experts will reveal the results of their efforts at an appropriate time.
FFF has been looking at the Casino and :licking his lips". FFF wants at least 100 million for the school dept. FFF got 7 million extra from the Council. this year. That is after the Council passed his INFLATED budget. In America, if a superintendent goes 100 dollars over budget, his contract is not renewed. FFF has hired PERMANT SUBSTITUTES for teachers. These people get paid 76,000 a year and work only when a teacher is absent. If the Mayor proposed we have PERMANT SUBSTITUTES for all city employees....and work only when an employee is absent......but get paid for doing nothing. The Mayor would be indicted for having "no show" employees" Now FF wants ANOTHER VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL. The cost of building it and hiring 80 skilled craftsman to teach there will cost Everett 250 million dollars. And in Everett, if you don't give that maniac millions every few months, it means you hate Everett children and want children to suffer. And the state and federal governments are "level funding" Everett. You tax bill TRIPLE within four years because of FFF
Scott

Danvers, MA

#14 Apr 19, 2018
The city went into the toilet when Everett went Section 8. Houses are ugly to look at because landlords donít perform upkeep because they live somewhere else.
Iím glad I left many years ago.
Everett resident

North Andover, MA

#16 Apr 20, 2018
AMC126 wrote:
Hello Everyone:
My whole Family was born and raised in Everett. We got out 29 years ago! It's sad to see what has happened to Everett. It wasn't Beverly Hills. But it was a nice city growing up.
Let's face it! The trouble is all these new people that came in! They ruined everything!! It's time to STOP THEM!!! Take Back what was ours!!!!
Another shooting this morning on the news!!! How much will you take??
I agree with you but how do you suppose we take back our city?
Everettcitizen

Everett, MA

#17 Apr 23, 2018
Kblack wrote:
GROSS. dishes with black mold at the armory. Where is the board of health. Veterans director walking barefoot to get lunch. GROSS. My poor mother need to find a cleaner senior center
Black mold can kill a person breathing it. Especially those over 65 years old. Why don't you report it to the mayors office?
AMC126

United States

#18 Jun 2, 2018
Everett resident wrote:
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I agree with you but how do you suppose we take back our city?
It's about time WE protest!!!!!!!
Fork in the road

Berlin, NH

#19 Jun 3, 2018
Thomas P Messina Jr wrote:
Being an Everett resident for 90% of my life and moving back, can someone explain what the hell happened it's like so much has changed and for the worse I missed how the city was there should be a board of residence to help mandate and preserve the respect and love that this city once had there needs to be a strong shake up for us to hold our heads high and be proud where we came from and live I want the old Everett back when in its glory days.
Sadly, the respect and love that Everett's citizens had for our community began on its path to a steady and possibly irreversible decline a quarter century ago when the current school superintendent, Frederick Foresteire, began his own rise to power by directing the school committees from that date forward to squander the limited financial resources available for the betterment of the children attending the Everett public schools to be spent instead on FFF's own glorification instead of appling these funds for the in the best interest of the children. Unfortunately, as long as the voters continue to misunderstand the proper function of a school board and keep on electing individuals to the board who refuse to ignore Foresteire's misguided directives there is little hope that things will change for the better.
EverettCitizen

Everett, MA

#20 Jun 3, 2018
Respectfully, the whole country has changed dramatically. I visited Hawaii recently, the white population of that state is presently, 7 % white American . 93% is Native Hawaiian, Okinawan, Japanese, Samoan, etc in 2015. California was a "white state" 30 years ago. California is presently 52 % non white. In 1950, Everett 98% white and 2 % black citizens. That has changed, the white and black citizens of Everett is now 60-70 % of our city. We now have people from the Caribbean ,Central and South America, and a few Asians and Africans in our "melting pot". We can adjust or move. Everett has always been a "gateway city". People move here from foreign lands, make money, and their children move to other areas
Herodotus

Everett, MA

#21 Jun 4, 2018
This past weekend, I heard of yet another former Everett teacher who has been named to be the Principal of a North Shore high school. Dozens of Everett teachers have taken teaching positions in other systems, often involving pay cuts. Many of them have been promoted to administrative positions in their new systems.
Why are these talented young people leaving the Everett School System in such large numbers? Why do Everett Schools find themselves scraping the bottom of the barrel every summer, desperate to fill positions? After all, Fred once billed Everett as "The Most Exciting School System In the State".
I guess you can't fool all of the people all of the time, no matter how much Hush Money you give to the local rags.

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