THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, May 3, 2019 Page 15 FIGHTING | FROM PAGE 14 during the recent alumni rally. He said he has been in contact with several alumni who are capable of making sizable donations. “We’re going to need several major gifts,” he said. DiMaiti said International Residence Management (IRM), which had been the funding arm for the school’s 43 international students, “failed to meet the obligations of its agreement.” By doing so, IRM put the school’s future in jeopardy by triggering a $1 million shortage. “That impacts us tremendously,” said DiMaiti. “We Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone spoke during the alumni rally on April 29. are in an emergency.” He said IRM declared bankruptcy in October 2018 and sub5 Athletic Director Paul Sobolewski spoke during the alumni rally on April 29. sequently ceased operations. However, State Rep. Joseph McGonagle did not see that as an excuse. Therefore, he said, he would send a letter to Attorney General Maura Healey to initiate a lawsuit against IRM. “That’s one of the most important jobs I can do,” said McGonagle. On the local level, Ward 6 Councillor Michael McLaughlin said the City Council would reach out to Encore Boston Harbor for assisResidents, alumni and elected officials attended the April 29 alumni rally. FIGHTING | SEE PAGE 17

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