Editorials

Congratulations Phoenix Charter Academy

March 13, 2013
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When Phoenix Charter Academy started in 2006 in the old Assumption School building on Broadway in Chelsea, there was enthusiasm, optimism, and a dream. Almost seven years later, enthusiasm and optimism are still key components, but the dream has become reality. The reality is the success rate where many at-risk students have been able...

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Thank You, Treasurer Grossman

March 13, 2013
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When he was running for State Treasurer, Steve Grossman came up with an idea to deposit state funds into local community banks that would in turn loan this money to local businesses. Well, it was a simple idea, but it has worked well. Treasurer Grossman was in East Boston on Monday afternoon at the...

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Federal Sequester

March 6, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Carlo DeMaria is assessing the impact of the cuts to...

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Primary Day Is Next Tuesday

March 1, 2013
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We urge all eligible voters of Everett to go to the polls and vote next Tuesday for one of the five candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for State Representative. The general election for this office is set for April 2 and will feature three candidates. This special election to fill the seat that was...

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Elections to Be Monitored By Secretary of State’s Office

March 1, 2013
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo announced on Tuesday that state election officials from the Secretary of State’s office had visited with city election staff to go over Election Day procedures for the upcoming election and will provide support for Tuesday’s Special Primary Election. “We asked them to come over and sit with our people, go...

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Guest Op-Ed Reserving the Right

March 1, 2013
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At the most recent Finance Committee Meeting a question arose regarding the best way for the City to budget and account for appropriations made in anticipation of settling collective bargaining agreements.  An idea was proposed to eliminate the Mayor’s reserve fund, the account that is currently earmarked for use when collective bargaining the City’s...

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Voting Reminders for Upcoming Election

March 1, 2013
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With the upcoming State Representative election, the City Clerk’s Office would like to remind residents of important voting information.  The Q & A below contains some of the more frequently asked and important questions regarding voting for the upcoming March 5, 2013 election. Q.  When is the primary for the special state representative election?...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 20, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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Ed Markey’s Senate Candidacy: Our Long-time Congressman Has Received Many Endorsements

February 13, 2013
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Although it is the long-standing policy of this newspaper not to endorse candidates for public office, we nonetheless feel compelled to make note of the candidacy of the outstanding, long-time Congressman, Edward J. Markey, for the U.S. Senate seat which has been vacated by John F. Kerry, who is the new Secretary of State...

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State Representative Contest

February 6, 2013
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The special election for State Representative that will be held on March 5 for the Democratic candidates and April 2 for the General election has certainly drawn a very large field of candidates for voters . This is the way that democracy is supposed to work in having a wide variety of candidates. What...

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