Editorials

Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2016
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Letter to the Editor

September 15, 2016
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I’m honored to be the Democratic Party’s nominee I would like to use this opportunity to thank everybody who participated in the September 8 Primary Election. I’m honored to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for State Representative in November, and excited to continue to work for Everett’s families at the State House. I’m particularly...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Election on September 8

September 8, 2016
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While the Big One — the election of our next President of the United States is in November — there is an important election Thursday (note the different day for an election than the usual Tuesday), Sept. 8. Rep. Joseph McGonagle is facing an active campaign from newcomer Gerly Adrien.  For the last several weeks, the Everett Independent...

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Letters to the Editor

September 1, 2016
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My vote is for Gerly Adrien Dear Editor: Gerly Adrien has shown in a plethora of ways that she has the ability, desire and leadership skills to be our next State Representative for Everett. In March, I received a letter from Gerly and I instantly sent her an email stating my full support for...

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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...

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School Will Be Back — Drive With Care

August 29, 2016
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2016-17 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having to deal...

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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...

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Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 5, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...

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Massachusetts Glaucoma Patients Suffer Because Of Outdated Eye Care Rules

July 22, 2016
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By Dr. Matthew Forgues Glaucoma patients across the United States can receive treatment from their optometrists. In Massachusetts, however, more than 60,000 glaucoma patients are barred by state law from seeing an optometrist, which means they must wait longer for care—often for weeks or even months. And then those patients must pay at least...

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