Editorials

The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences.The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on our...

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Why I’m Fighting on Beacon Hill for Our Schools

June 9, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Residents of Gateway Cities throughout the Commonwealth have probably heard quite a bit about how their schools are facing dire budget gaps due to a change in the way the state counts low-income students. This has been an ongoing issue for over two years now, and I have received many...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...

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Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...

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Letter to the Editor

May 19, 2017
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Haitian Heritage Month May is Officially Proclaimed Haitian Heritage Month in most parts of the country and it is likewise, in Everett. In the current geo-political conjuncture that encompasses anti-immigrant sentiments and policies, with the painful remnants of the Haitian earthquake and the disastrous impact of a cholera epidemic in Haiti, many Haitian-Americans experience...

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Remember Social Host Law

May 19, 2017
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By Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria The end of the school year brings many celebrations and excitement for students and families in Everett. In just a few short weeks we’ll celebrate the graduating Class of 2017 and students will be attending prom and other year-end parties. As a community it is important to honor these...

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A Reasonable Request

May 19, 2017
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The state legislators are in the process of crafting and voting on legislation that will allow Wynn Boston Harbor to serve liquor until 4 a.m. on its gambling floor. There is time to make sure that the wording for this bill will be correct and also protect all residents of Massachusetts. One cannot speak...

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DeMaria Takes Out Papers

May 12, 2017
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After almost a decade on the job, Mayor Carlo DeMaria seems to be moving toward seeking another 4-year term when he officially pulled his nomination papers last week. . Few can deny that DeMaria has been the catalyst of what may be termed Everett’s renaissance. When DeMaria took office in 2008, as with many...

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