Editorials

The 2012 Football Banquet

April 11, 2012
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The 2011 Everett High School football team celebrated one of  the greatest seasons of all time. The banquet held April 1 at Anthony’s in Malden was representative of that winning season in nearly every way. It was a celebration befitting the best high school football program and the winningest in New England. Anthony’s was...

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New Bleachers at Rec Center a Necessity

April 4, 2012
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It is fairly incomprehensible that extended discussions have been taking place about replacing the worn and worthless and frankly unsafe bleachers at the Everett Recreation Center. Last week, City Services Operations Manager Peter Pietrantonio gave the Board of Aldermen an update as to the cost of replacing the unsafe bleacher seating at the popular...

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Easter and Passover

April 4, 2012
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Everett, Easter and Passover are one this weekend. While nearly everything about our lives has changed over the decades, Easter remains what it was and what it might always be, perhaps the most significant Christian holiday which marks the resurrection of Jesus. It marks more than that. Easter and the Jewish holiday of Passover...

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Eleanor Honey Kennedy

April 4, 2012
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Everett has lost one of its finest ladies with the death recently of Eleanor Kennedy. One of ten children who was born here of Irish immigrant parents, Mrs. Kennedy came to know this place and to love it. Her passing removes from the Everett landscape a woman who believed Everett was the best place...

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The Ethanol Issue Reveals Strong Ties

March 29, 2012
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The issue over Ethanol deliveries by rail to Revere coming through Everett and Chelsea has caused our three cities to come together to oppose it. Meetings in all three places strongly opposing such a scenario have brought out hundreds of residents who are concerned as well as vocal leaders decrying the planned deliveries to...

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Mitigation the Way to Go in Overlay District

March 16, 2012
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We wish to correct the impression  given in last week’s editorial that mitigation payments from companies wishing to build and to move their businesses into the overlay district created by the mayor and his planners at city hall is not a solid idea. It is a solid idea and will prove to be a...

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Beacham Street Needs Repair

March 16, 2012
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Once again, we refer to our editorial last week urging the mayor to get Beacham Street paved as it is a public safety hazard of the first order. The deplorable condition of Beacham Street is an embarrassment to this city and to city hall. But the embarrassment is not the mayor’s. It is the...

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Parkway Planning Takes Skill

March 8, 2012
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria is right now in the midst of planning a zoning measure aimed directly at giving a new shape and form to future development along the length of Route 16. The Revere Beach Parkway, as it is known to all of us, is presently an amalgam of many different businesses both large...

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Beacham Street

March 8, 2012
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If the mayor and his development people want to do something useful, they’d get Beacham Street paved and they’d do it tomorrow before there is a disaster. The roadway leading from Route 99 through the oil and fuel storage area and into the area near King Arthur’s is an absolute embarrassment and danger zone...

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Due Process is Being Done

February 29, 2012
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Allegations that an Everett custodian may have committed a sexual assault against a first grader at the Keverian School remains a hot topic for discussion in this city where so many parents of Keverian students have been left to wonder about their childrens’ safety. Those allegations are being investigated by the Child Abuse Unit...

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