Editorials

It’s Not Too Late: Please Remember Those in Need

December 24, 2013
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The economists may tell us that we finally have turned a corner in the recovery from the debacle of the Great Recession of the Bush years, but  statistics only tell part of the story. The cold, harsh reality for many Americans is that economic recovery still is only a dream in a world where...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 20, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away December 5 at the age of 95, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here...

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Tax Rate Announced

December 11, 2013
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The adage of the only certainty in life is death and taxes always rings home this time of the year as city officials set the new municipal tax rate. This year, the tax rate will drop for both the residential and commercial payers. We know that our residential tax is low compared to many...

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New Council Chambers

December 4, 2013
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Some residents may look at the renovations planned for the Peter McCrarren Memorial Chamber as an unnecessary expense of $30,000 at this time especially with state aid down. However, we agree with elected officials to spend the money.. The new Chamber will reflect the historic governmental change that has happened in our city as...

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Tree Lighting This Friday

December 4, 2013
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The annual tree lightning ceremony in Everett Square is set for this Friday starting at 4:30 rain or shine. We encourage residents to come on down and enjoy the festivities with their family as we get into the holiday spirit. Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the City of Everett, and the Everett Chamber of Commerce are...

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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving: Our Uniquely American Holiday

November 26, 2013
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Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend it than Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do, or be,...

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Remember Those in Need: There Are Many Ways to Help Those Less Fortunate

November 26, 2013
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Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks...

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Remembering 50 Years Ago

November 20, 2013
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week seared an indelible imprint into the memory of every American living at that time. Similar to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941 and the terrorist attacks on the twin towers on 9/11 of 2001,  Americans of every...

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Everett High Sets the Standard

November 13, 2013
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The Everett High School football team is heading in a familiar direction: the Tide are one win away from playing for the state championship at Gillette Stadium. We salute this phenomenal record of success that has been achieved by head coach John DiBiaso, his staff of capable assistants, and the players, who are seeking...

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Tickets for Saturday’s Everett-central Catholic Game

November 13, 2013
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Tickets for the Everett High versus Central Catholic football game for the Division 1 North championship Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium are $10 for adults, $7 for students. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is in charge of setting ticket prices for football playoff games.  

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