Editorials

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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Graduation 2012

June 27, 2012
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The graduation from Everett High School last week of 368 Everett young men and women now ready to enter the larger world outside of the city where they grew up was a great success. Overall, it was a dignified, exhilarating event for everyone who attended and especially for the proud parents and friends of...

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The Meeting About Lower Broadway June 26

June 21, 2012
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A community visioning meeting being held June 26 from 6-8 at the Edward Connolly Center on Chelsea Street is one of the more ambitious and interesting meetings to be held locally by the administration in a long time. If you are an Everett resident or live in the Lower Broadway area or have a...

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Thank You Everett Cooperative Bank

June 21, 2012
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The Everett Cooperative Bank recently donated $5000 to the Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care in Everett. The JCCH is a non-profit corporation dedicated to advocating for universal access to quality health care for all the children of Everett. Donations such as these are very badly needed in order for agencies such as the...

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Smith’s Property Woes Unchanged

June 21, 2012
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We wonder how it is that Rep. Stat Smith’s property woes in Revere have not caused the representative to move meaningfully to correct the situation that exists in a 12 unit building he owns in Revere which is legally a six family home? To date, he has not substantially done anything to bring the...

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On Shutting off the Water to Enforce Payment Policy

June 13, 2012
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Without water, there cannot be life as we know it on this earth. People can’t live without water. Paying your water bill is important. It must be paid. The city pays for the water you drink and use in your home and you must pay for that water or eventually, the water will be...

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