Editorials

Wynn Changing Everett- for the Better

August 16, 2017
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I recently wrote a column for Commonwealth Magazine on the impact and benefits the Wynn Development has on both the City of Everett and Massachusetts.   By: Mayor Carlo DeMaria The Massachusetts Gaming Act was enacted in 2011 specifically to create new jobs, generate new tax revenue and propel local economic growth. Years before...

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Engaging in Our Community

August 16, 2017
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By Mayor Carlo DeMaria As we enter the end of the summer season and the beginning of fall I wanted to reach out to my neighbors, my family, and my friends to remind them of several community events occurring in the upcoming months. As Mayor, it has always been important for me to make...

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School Will Be Back — Drive with Care

August 16, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 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 to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...

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Another Alcohol-Related Tragedy

August 16, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teenagers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16-year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet-ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32-year-old man who has been charged with drunken boating...

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National Night Out

August 9, 2017
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The annual National Night Out festivities once again were well-attended by residents of our community last week. National Night Out was created in 1984 and is held on the first Tuesday in August as a means of increasing awareness about police programs in their local communities. Although crime rates generally have been down across the country...

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Letters to the Editor

August 5, 2017
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New immigrants Dear Editor, In response to the article, “Where Are all the candidates,” one reason may be, for the City of Everett, that we have many new immigrants coming to live in Everett. If you just look at who is purchasing real estate in the city, you will see many with names that...

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An Outstanding Appointment

August 5, 2017
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We wish to take this opportunity to congratulate our State Sen. Sal DiDomenico for his recent appointment by Senate President Stan Rosenberg as the Senate Chair of the newly-created Italian Caucus of the Massachusetts legislature. The establishment of the Italian Caucus comes at the urging of the Italian Consul General to Massachusetts, Nicola de Santis, who foresees...

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A Great Day for Everett

July 28, 2017
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Saturday’s gala celebration that featured 16 drum and bugle corps, and 1,700 marchers from all over the East Coast to observe the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of Everett as a city, truly was one of the most fabulous events in our city’s recent history. Saturday was a true, open-air music-fest all around the...

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Ask Rusty: Deemed Filing & 50% of Spouse’s Benefit

July 19, 2017
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By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty:  I would like to know more about spousal benefits allowing a husband or wife to receive up to 50 percent of a spouse’s Social Security benefits.  I believe it is called spousal deeming of Social Security benefits, and I’m...

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Congratulations and Thank You, Michael Matarazzo

July 19, 2017
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We congratulate City Clerk Michael Matarazzo on his retirement and thank him for his many years of outstanding service to the residents of Everett. Matarazzo was a true professional in his important job and understood that the City Clerk’s office was often the first place that an Everett resident had an interaction with a...

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