HA TH WEEKEND Candidate field grows to 45 for city election By Christopher Roberson W ith two and one-half months remaining before the city’s Primary Election, 45 candidates have taken out nomination papers to run for public office. The councillor-at-large race remains the most popular contest CANDIDATE | SEE PAGE 4 Banking with a hometown touch. Open a free checking account with no monthly fees, and get access to Mobile Banking, Bill Pay and other features. Because no matter where you go, we’re right by you. Call or visit us to sign up. 418 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 61 7-38 7 - 1 1 10 7 7 1 SALEM ST, LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 781-7 76- 4444 WWW.EVERET TBANK . COM with 13 candidates. As of July 3, seven of those candidates have had their signature lists certified Vol. 28, No. 27 Friday, July 5 , 2019 ADVOCATE Free Every Friday www.advocatenews.net 617-387-2200 Communication at forefront of second superintendent forum By Christopher Roberson R esidents and teachers recently expressed their adamancy about finding a new superintendent of schools who appreciates the value of open communication. “Growing up in Everett, everything’s been done in silence; this is the first time we can speak,” said Everett High School teacher Oswaldo Constanza during the second superintendent public forum on July 1. Constanza was one of 15 individuals chosen for the Superintendent Search Committee, which will begin reviewing resumes in September. High School Social Studies teacher Peter Lahey said there also needs to be a public comment period on every School Committee agenda going forward. Search Committee Member Dorothy Martin Long highlighted the importance of effectively delegating tasks, adding that the new superintendent should not get “caught up in minutia.” Speaking about communication, Martin Long said former Superintendent Frederick Foresteire was always available to speak with her personally; she never had to leave a message. Therefore, she said, she would want someone who can make time for parents. Martin Long also stressed the importance of having a superintendent who will make hiring decisions based on merit rather than on personal ties. “Everett has a reputation for being the land of nepotism,” she said. In addition, Martin Long said the district’s new leader should understand the connections COMMUNICATION | SEE PAGE 2 Right by you. Member FDIC Member SIF Messinger Insurance Agency, Inc. SINCE 1921 475 Broadway, Everett Phone: 617-387-2700 Fax: 617-387-7753 NEW COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE  ACCIDENT FORGIVENESS DISAPPEARING COLLISION DEDUCTIBLE    98 Years of Excellence! Timothy, Daniel & David LaRovere Hours: Monday thru Friday: 8am to 6pm / Saturdays: 9am to 1pm Quote your policy online: www.messingerinsurance.com (617) 387-6691 CONVENIENT PARKING IN REAR Open 7 days 6AM to 10PM 13% DISCOUNT WITH SUPPORTING POLICY 7% PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT 10% MULTI CAR DISCOUNT 423 Broadway, Everett Sq. BEST KENO LOUNGE erett Sq IN EVERETT P L U C S K Y K S O M E H O

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