Editorials

Absentee Voter Fraud Should Never Happen Again

January 30, 2013
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We applaud the proactive actions of Assistant City Solicitor David Rodrigues and City Clerk Michael Matarazzo in making sure that absentee voter fraud will not rear its head again in Everett elections. The premise of one vote for one person was made laughable by the actions of former Representative Stephen Smith who will now...

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Dialogue is the Key for a Casino in Everett

January 30, 2013
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We are glad to hear that Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. has made it a point that as discussions progress on a mitigation contract for a proposed casino by Steven Wynn  that both the Common Council and Board of Aldermen will be included in any talks. If Wynn’s application gets past the first stage approval...

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A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: Athletics Paves the Way for Many to Achieve Higher Education and More

January 23, 2013
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The news that Jim Noel, an Everett High football player, has signed with noted NFL player agent Sean Stellato certainly brings to all of us a certain degree of pride not only in our Crimson Tide football team, but in the entire Everett school system. In our view, the opportunity for our student-athletes to...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 23, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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An Exciting Possibility: DeMaria Deserves Credit for Proposed Casino Here

January 16, 2013
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The announcement that international casino mogul Steve Wynn has put up the $400,000 application fee to the state to be considered for the license for a casino in the Greater Boston area certainly comes as exciting news for every resident in the City of Everett. Indeed, we daresay that Wynn’s proposed $1 billion casino...

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A Lesson to Be Learned: Smith’s Plea, Resignation Send a Message

January 16, 2013
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A few years back, the Boston Globe wrote a profile story about Steve “Stat” Smith which was headlined, “Street Smarts Give Smith His Edge.”  The irony now of that story should not be lost on anyone; for the street smarts that brought Smith to  great heights, also proved his downfall. Smith’s recent admission in...

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Congratulations to Our New Leaders

January 9, 2013
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We want to join the community in congratulating the leaders of our committee and boards who were installed Monday night: School Committe chairman Allen Panarese and vice chairman Frank Parker; Common Council president John Leo McKinnon and Board of Aldermen president Sal Sachetta. The latter elections were of course historic as this will be...

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Special Election Creating Interest Citywide

January 9, 2013
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There is no off season in the sport of politics in the city of Everett and the upcoming special election for a seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives is certainly generating tremendous interest. With nomination papers due January 22, the race is certainly on for those who intend to be Everett’s state representative....

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2013

January 1, 2013
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We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. We write about the events that happened in the old year and discuss those that may come in the new, as well as our hopes for a better year than the year before....

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This is the Season: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

December 27, 2012
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Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the...

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