Editorials

Beacham Street Needs Repair

March 16, 2012
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Once again, we refer to our editorial last week urging the mayor to get Beacham Street paved as it is a public safety hazard of the first order. The deplorable condition of Beacham Street is an embarrassment to this city and to city hall. But the embarrassment is not the mayor’s. It is the...

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Parkway Planning Takes Skill

March 8, 2012
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria is right now in the midst of planning a zoning measure aimed directly at giving a new shape and form to future development along the length of Route 16. The Revere Beach Parkway, as it is known to all of us, is presently an amalgam of many different businesses both large...

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Beacham Street

March 8, 2012
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If the mayor and his development people want to do something useful, they’d get Beacham Street paved and they’d do it tomorrow before there is a disaster. The roadway leading from Route 99 through the oil and fuel storage area and into the area near King Arthur’s is an absolute embarrassment and danger zone...

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Due Process is Being Done

February 29, 2012
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Allegations that an Everett custodian may have committed a sexual assault against a first grader at the Keverian School remains a hot topic for discussion in this city where so many parents of Keverian students have been left to wonder about their childrens’ safety. Those allegations are being investigated by the Child Abuse Unit...

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Finally We Know

February 29, 2012
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The huge wind turbine located on the Everett-Charlestown line has not been operating since the end of October and now we know why. The base of the great structure has been sinking into the earth at a much faster rate than anticipated. So the wind turbine was shut down pending studies and efforts to...

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Shocking Allegations

February 22, 2012
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Weekend news reports on radio and television sent out the word about a shocking allegation that a custodian has abused a youngster at the Keverian School. Two custodians were immediately removed from their positions by Superintendent of Schools Fred Foresteire lest there should be any question whatsoever about where he stands and where the...

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Football Injuries

February 22, 2012
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The Boston Globe printed an interesting story over the weekend about high school football injuries and their impact on local athletes in the affected cities and towns. Everett, the Globe indicated, was at the top of the list for football related injuries among a large number of cities and towns. The numbers apparently don’t...

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Nothing is Hidden, the Problem is Apparent

February 15, 2012
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We agree it’s good for an elected city official to ask questions regarding city expenditures on behalf of his or her constituents.  Unfortunately Councillor Rosemary Miller in her Letter to the Editor (Independent Forum, 02/08/12) only complains about events that have already happened and ducks the issues that need solutions. She reminds us of...

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

February 9, 2012
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A new Popeyes fried chicken fast food restaurant has opened on Route 16. This is not so surprising. Route 16 is lined with fast food outlets, Dunkin Donuts and a wide variety of smaller businesses. What is easy to ignore about Route 16 is that if you added up all the commercial businesses big...

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DiBiaso Chooses Dartmouth

February 9, 2012
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During the greatest season a high school quarterback in this state has ever experienced, Jonathan DiBiaso led the Crimson Tide to a Super Bowl victory. Now DiBiaso has scored another Super Bowl type of victory by being admitted to Dartmouth, arguably, one of the finest colleges in the world and a member of the...

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