Editorials

Residency Requirement Step in Right Direction

May 3, 2012
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Everett city jobs ought to be for Everett residents. This makes good sense because if you work and live here and send your kids to school here and shop here – well, Everett becomes a better place because of all of that. If the salaries paid here to employees stay in the city, if...

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Congressional District Change Brings Rep. Capuano to Everett

April 25, 2012
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In January, 2013, Everett’s Congressman will no longer be Edward Markey. Because of the most recent redistricting, Congressman Michael Capuano will officially take over as Everett’s man in Washington. Markey, of course, has served the city with great distinction. He is smart. He is able. He is a senior member of Congress always willing...

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School Choice

April 18, 2012
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One of the reasons the Everett School Committee votes against school choice is simple. There aren’t enough seats for Everett’s public school students let alone seats for those from other communities who wish to send their children here. There is nothing exclusionary about being against choice if you are an Everett School Committee member....

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The Early Warmth

April 18, 2012
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There is nothing, we repeat, nothing, quite so delightful and satisfying as the early heat visiting us in April. There was more early heat early on in March, which was also satisfying beyond belief. What we are facing with this very early switch to warmer times is the reality of a possible four month...

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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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