Editorials

Snow Removal Efforts Were Tremendous

February 17, 2017
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By Councilor Michael McLaughlin As of Thursday the snow in the City of Everett started falling. It has been non-stop the past five days. I wanted to take the opportunity to say ‘Thank you’ to the leadership of the City and employees in the following departments across our City. Starting with our Public Works...

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Welcome Back,Councilor Sarnie

February 17, 2017
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While we are sorry to see Councilor Michael Mangan step down, it comes as a source of relief that former City Councilor Cynthia Sarnie was unanimously voted to fulfill the remainder of the former Mangan’s term, in accordance with the provisions of the City Charter on Monday night. The decisions that must be made...

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Letter to the Editor

February 10, 2017
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Compassion and professionalism My family and I would like to thank the Everett Police Department and the Everett Fire Department for their compassion and professionalism with the death of my brother, Tom Lucey.  We would also like to extend a personal thank you to both Sargent Paul Durant, EPD and Captain Mike Nigro, EFD...

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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...

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Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2017
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We need your help My name is Joshua Guzman and I am a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 109. I am a freshman at Everett High School, enrolled in its STEAM Academy program and a two-year member of the Everett Crimson Tide Marching Band. Our troop’s goal is to bring the Scouting experience...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand at the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Letters to the Editor

January 29, 2017
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Fact-based policy To the Editor: In a letter entitled “MWRA Advisory Board Raises Concerns over Mountain Biking” (Everett Independent, 1/6/2017), Joseph Favaloro writes that mountain biking threatens the quality of the MWRA’s water, declared the best in the nation in 2014. Ironically, the MWRA received this honor before the DCR began enforcing the prohibition...

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Police Safety Should Be A Top Priority

January 29, 2017
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With the state budget revenues running behind budget,  one can understand Governor Charles Baker’s veto of an earmark of Sen. Sal DiDomenico’s request for $75,000 to buy laptops to put into Everett police cruisers. Presently, Everett is one of a the few Massachusetts communities that does not have this technology available to their police...

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Attention Democrats:Grow Up

January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated tomorrow (Friday). Certainly, that is a day and an event that no serious person on any side of the political spectrum ever thought might be possible. However, that is the reality that we have to deal with — and it is an outcome that every American unhesitatingly...

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Letter to the Editor

January 13, 2017
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With Heartfelt Thanks from Haiti Father David Fontaine from St. Joseph Parish in L’Asile, Haiti, has sent sincere thanks to Father Jim Barry and all the friends and parishioners of Our Lady of Grace Parish (Chelsea/Everett) and St. May of Assumption Parish (Revere) for their recent donations to his communities in Haiti.   Our Lady...

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