Editorials

From the Mayors Office

April 21, 2016
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APRIL CHESS TOURNAMENT The Parlin Library will hold its 21st Annual Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, April 30 at 9:30 AM to 2 P.M. Players up to 18 years old are invited to compete in four age categories. After a day of competition trophies will be awarded to winners in each group. Please arrive...

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Letters to the Editor

April 21, 2016
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400 dedicated volunteers In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 10 – April 16, 2016, we would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank and celebrate the 400 volunteers whose steadfast dedication and commitment enable Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, to fulfill its mission: to enrich the...

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From The Mayor’s Office

April 14, 2016
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CITY OF EVERETT RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING DeMaria’s administration continues to be recognized as a leading community Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently announce that the City’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015 qualified for a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting....

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An Important Lifeline

April 14, 2016
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Last week five local organizations were honored with $20,000 Federal Community Block Grants each. The agencies include: Mystic Valley Elder Services Everett Adult Learning Center Bread of Life Housing Families Rediscovery at JRI. The names of the organizations that received the grants show how these groups touch the lives of our residents from the...

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We are in a Transportation Crisis

April 14, 2016
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Those who grew-up in this area 40 years ago can remember how traffic always had a certain pattern or flow.  Rush-hour always would last about two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.  Otherwise, one could travel at a reasonable rate of speed during the day. Today, those metrics to measure...

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Five-Year-Old Muslim Boy’s Story Demonstrates How Children Suffer Due to Islamophobia

April 7, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir Today, I would like to share with you the true story of a five-year-old Muslim boy named Mohamed. One day Mohamed came home from school angry, eager to tell his father what happened in class. “My friend John told me that he hates Muslims,” Mohamed said. His father was shocked but...

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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years the federal courts have been monitoring the cleanup and quality of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and used the local beaches can...

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Fighting Big Tobacco for Our Kids

April 1, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico In the United States, the face of the tobacco industry is rapidly evolving. In recent years, the industry has undergone an era of innovation, creating new products designed to appeal to new customers bound for a lifetime of addiction. And yet, one aspect of the tobacco business has remained the...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...

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