Editorials

Representative Smith in court

August 1, 2012
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Representative Steve Smith had his day in Chelsea District Court last week. Smith appeared before a magistrate and was admonished for his failure to correct issues that exist in two properties he owns in Revere. Revere officials took him to court to get action from Smith, who has been unable or unwilling to clean...

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Aldermen Hand Themselves a Hefty Pay Raise

August 1, 2012
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The Board of Aldermen voted themselves a rather substantial pay raise at Monday evening’s meeting. Aldermen will now receive $25,000 a year and a $5000 expense account which brings total compensation to $30,000 a year. Considering the frequency of meetings and whatever else aldermen tend to do, the per meeting charge comes to about...

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The Summer of 2012

July 26, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. At the Showcase Cinema complex in Revere Monday evening the theaters were evacuated during a showing of Batman. Some theater goers were terrified as they exited the theaters for what apparently turned out to be a...

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Release of Religious Everett Woman in Egyptian Kidnapping Good News

July 18, 2012
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The US State Department, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown are to be praised for their good work which led to the release of Everett mother of two Lissa Alphonse and the pastor she was traveling with, among others, who were kidnapped by a lone gunman during a...

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The Mayor and the Moment

July 18, 2012
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Everything is fluid in politics. Politics is a bit like the ever-changing tides – the waves roll in and then they roll out. The only thing we know for sure is that the waves are always rolling in the ocean. There are of course times when the ocean is placid, that is, without waves,...

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The Future is at Hand

July 16, 2012
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The recent visioning session held by Mayor Carlo DeMaria and James Errickson, the city’s Director of Planning and Development attracted a nice crowd of concerned and interested Everett businessmen and women, residents and public officials. The session was intended to lay out a broad blueprint or at least a fluid plan about how to...

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July 8, 1944 – 68 Years Ago

July 16, 2012
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First Lt. Alexander Santilli, born and brought up in Everett and who played in the Sugar Bowl for Fordham University in 1942 (playing right tackle and blocking a punt in the game), died on Saipan this week 68 years ago. He was the victim of a sniper. Santilli was a star athlete and a...

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Guest Op-ed Budgeting for the Future

July 16, 2012
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The City’s recently concluded budget process should serve as symbolic on many fronts.  It should signal the need for a greater understanding – by elected officials and citizens alike – as to the underlying reasons for our exploding City budget.  It should mark a turning point in the way our City Council deliberates over...

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Guest Op-ed What Type of Jobs Could Be Created at the Casino

July 16, 2012
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Since the casino debate began there has been a lot of talk about just what kind of jobs may be created by a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs. At community meetings and on websites the opposition to a casino in East Boston has long argued that many of the jobs offered by a casino...

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The Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2012
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It will be a thoughtful day for many of those celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. Virtually nothing about our lives is the way it used to be anymore. Everything about American life is vastly changed. The future looks uncertain. The past, at times, looks better and better in reflection. Yet the Fourth of...

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