Editorials

Letters to the Editor

April 21, 2018
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Support this bill To the Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco use. Deaths due to tobacco use are some of the most preventable deaths, and amount to almost 1 in...

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Is April the New January?

April 21, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As long-time Eastern New Englanders,...

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Letter to the Editor

April 13, 2018
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Everett, Gerly Adrien is Proud of Her Heritage As a candidate for State Rep. and a resident of Everett, I, Gerly Adrien, am proud to be Haitian-American. My parents were born in Haiti, a country with a rich history of being the first colony with African slaves to gain its independence. My great-grandfather was...

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Mayor DeMaria is Right

April 13, 2018
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In going through the emails from the weekend, the following email just had us stop and shake our heads. Please see below a statement from Everett Mayor, Carlo DeMaria, on comments made on a social media platform this past weekend. “This past weekend I was disgusted and saddened to read prejudiced and hurtful comments...

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Let’s Not Ignore Housing Affordability Crisis

April 6, 2018
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Massachusetts has an affordable housing crisis statewide. This is a major concern for many residents here in Everett to be able to afford to stay in their homes and still provide for their families. Last week, I attended the Housing Families Legislative Breakfast to learn more about what is needed at the state level...

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Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

April 6, 2018
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This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is...

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Helping Families to Weather Unexpected Financial Setbacks

March 30, 2018
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A sudden job loss. A devastating illness. These setbacks are not only stressful, they can spell financial disaster to families already living month to month. Nonpayment of rent or mortgages can quickly lead to eviction, foreclosure and homelessness. In fact, Prosperity Now, a national research and policy organization, published a scorecard last month that...

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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...

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Happy Passover And Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Congratulations, Pope John Hoop Team

March 23, 2018
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We join the local sports community and the Catholic Central League in congratulating Pope John XXIII High School of Everett on winning its first basketball state championship in its history. Coach Leo Boucher and his team brought much excitement to their fans this season and many students, alumni, and supporters traveled to Springfield Saturday...

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