Cross off any expectations that long time Newton Alderman Lenny Gentile might run for mayor once Setti Warren heads off for Tel Aviv.
Gentile tells me that he’s just bought a house in Everett so he could be closer to his kids and grandchildren and will be moving there early next year.
“I wasn’t planning on speaking about this and this will be my only comment on this and then that would be it” he said. “At first, my realtor suggested I look in Somerville. ‘Somerville?, I said, “Why not Everett? Or Chelsea?'”
“Ultimately we found a cute little cape in Everett that we’re going to tear down . I’m going to miss Newton and my colleagues on the board, but turns out Somerville, Chelsea and Everett are all nice places that are comparable in many ways to Newton.”