Editorials

School Board Payraise is Reasonable

May 9, 2013
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In the old days, many local residents served on various city boards with no compensation. However, times and policies were much simpler back then and the amount of time that a person was required to devote to these boards was very insignificant. Today, this is not the case. As our society has become more...

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Analysis: Matewsky’s Victory Finalized; Time for Opponents to Move On: But New State Rep Should Be on His Guard as Well

April 24, 2013
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Between charges of smear tactics, scandals involving bad behavior, write-in campaigns, absentee ballots and recounts, it could be argued that the just completed Special Election for State Representative from Everett was not a showcase for all the best that democracy has to offer. I want to be clear on this subject. I am neither...

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An Unspeakable Tragedy

April 17, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sinks into my mind. One is almost immune when you hear about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....

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An Expenditure That No One Wants, But has to be Done

April 10, 2013
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We congratulate Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr. on undertaking this year’s Capital Improvement Plan.  The cost for this plan is pegged at more than $8.6M. In this election year, when the new charter goes into effect and the mayoralty term changes from two to four years, some mayors might have scrapped a large expenditure like...

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Wynn Development Could Be a Win for Everett

April 4, 2013
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Anyone who was at the press conference last Wednesday afternoon at the Connolly Center for the presentation of the Wynn Hotel/Casino drawing had to leave truly impressed by what might be for Everett. The hotel, the grounds and the shops as presented are first class.  This development will be a true community resource as...

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Everett’s Top 100

March 28, 2013
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Looking at the story on page one of this week’s Everett Independent will certainly turn a few heads and start the complaints of how these public employees are vastly overpaid at the taxpayers’ expense.  However, in many cases this is not the case. Looking at the salaries in neighboring Revere will show that in...

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Get out and Vote

March 28, 2013
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Tuesday is Election Day. Everett voters are asked to go to the polls to elect their new state representative.  According to all pundits the turnout will be low. This election is not a slam dunk for any candidate. There are four and possibly five candidates still vying for the seat. The contest for the...

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Onto the Election

March 13, 2013
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The hotly-contested Democratic primary for State Representative is over.  We congratulate Councilor Wayne Matewsky on his victory.  The race is on for the special election that is slated April 5. In addition to Matewsky, Councilor Rosa DiFlorio and School Committee member Dennis Gianatassio will also be appearing on the April ballot. We urge the...

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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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