Editorials

We Can Make It Less Profitable to Traffic Opioids

November 27, 2017
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 By John A. Cassara and Nathan Proctor The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency. Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn’t seem to be any other possible description. So many dedicated people in cities and towns, faith communities and schools,...

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Remember Those in Need

November 27, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...

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Thank You to My Family, the Residents of Everett, and All the Volunteers

November 16, 2017
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By: Mayor Carlo DeMaria I want to thank the voters of Everett for re-electing me Mayor last week. I want to take this opportunity to thank my wife for allowing me this wonderful opportunity to serve as Mayor of the City of Everett. This job tends to be very hard on my wife and...

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Everett Benefits by Maintaining Strong Alcohol Regulations

November 16, 2017
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By Frank Anzalotti Our nation’s relationship with regulations involves a careful balance of competing interests – demand for convenient, easy access to goods and services alongside the need for public safety. This dynamic affects every aspect of modern life, including oversight of retail alcohol sales. For decades, Bay State officials have enforced laws and...

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There Are Only Winners

November 16, 2017
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Last week’s election shows that civic spirit is very much alive in our community.  The large number of candidates, who gave up their time and money over the course of the last few months to meet voters and state their positions only makes our community better. When listening to the candidates, voters could hear...

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On Beacham Street

November 16, 2017
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The news that Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino are working together to fix Beacham Street with the hope of landing state and federal grants certainly is good news.  This main roadway serves not only commuters, but also is the main entry and exit for the New England Produce Center. For...

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Everett Multi Family Homes Problem

November 16, 2017
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The real estate boom with soaring high prices has certainly made home ownership difficult for many people to realize this part of the American dream in our community.  Home ownership has been for many buyers to purchase multi-family homes. However, in our community what is represented as a multi-family home may not be one....

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The Holiday Season is Approaching — Remember to Help Those in Need

November 16, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, the approaching holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holidays bring little, if any, joy. Those who are homeless or...

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Letter to the Editor

November 11, 2017
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WE ARE OUTRAGED Dear Mr. President, Senator Warren, Senator Markey, and Members of Congress: As mayors of cities across Massachusetts, we are all too familiar with the utterly destructive effects of the opioid addiction epidemic that has touched our communities, and communities across the nation. Opioid addiction remains a true public health crisis, and...

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