Editorials

Representative Wayne Matewsky Votes in Favor of Minimum Wage Increase

July 3, 2014
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June 19th marked the culmination of the State Houses Labor and Workforce Development Committees efforts to increase the minimum wage to $11.oo per hour, over a three year period, while establishing protection, compensation and legislation to benefit a diverse range of workers state wide. Representative Wayne A. Matewsky – Democrat, Everett, member of the...

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Cost of Water and Sewer Rates Stand Strong in Local Cities Comparison

July 3, 2014
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On Wednesday, June 18th the City Services Commission voted unanimously to increase the water and sewer rates by 9%. The increase in rates is due to increases in MWRA annual assessments averaging 2-5% a year and needed expenditures in improvements to the aging of utility infrastructure and the new smart water meter program. In...

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Pioneer Charter School of Science Recognized by Boston Foundation

July 3, 2014
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Pioneer Charter School of Science was recognized with a $10,000 award for its work in providing quality educational opportunities to students from the Boston Foundation. PCSS was as a finalist for the Pozen Prize for Charter Schools, finishing in the top three best charter schools in Greater Boston. The prize was created by Boston Foundation donors Robert and Elizabeth Pozen. Robert is a former...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which they began as adolescents, are now culminating as they reach...

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Congratulations, Stacy Poste Schiavo on Your Honor from the ‘E’ Club

May 28, 2014
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The ‘E’ Club has earned a well-deserved reputation for doing things in a classy and understated manner. Its scholarships, individual awards, and special recognitions hold immense prestige for those who accept these honors at its autumn and spring dinners at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. Everett softball coach and teacher Stacy Poste Schiavo received one of...

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Observe Memorial Day

May 20, 2014
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Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching.  For many residents, this weekend symbolizes the beginning of the summer.  There will be a day off from work or school.  There will be cookouts and celebrations.  There will be a respite from our harried schedules of work and life with our children. However, Memorial Day has a...

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Thank You ‘E’ Club of Everett for Your Funding of Scholarships

May 13, 2014
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The ‘E Club of Everett will hold its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner next week at which time eleven outstanding Everett High School students will receive scholarships to help defray the costs of their continuing education. The dinner is always a great and festive event as all “E” Club functions are. Executive Director Vincent Ragucci...

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Wounded Vet Run

May 7, 2014
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Congratulations to State Rep. Carlo Basile, Andrew Biggio and all the Wounded Vet Run organizers for another job well done. As in years past the Wounded Vet Run Sunday, April 27 that brought 3,000 motorcycles through the area to raise money to for Cpl. Andy Kingsley, Cpl. Kevin Dubois and MSGT. Joseph Deslauriers was...

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On Wynn Casino and the Redevelopment Authority

April 30, 2014
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On the front page of today’s newspaper is the story that Wynn Resort officials have reached an agreement with several of the surrounding communities.  The fact that this is now done, shows that Wynn Resorts is now dotting their I’s and crossing their T’s.  All these contracts with the surrounding communities except Boston demonstrates...

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Thank You Senator DiDomenico

April 23, 2014
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In last week’s newspaper, Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced that the City will receive $3.75 million from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to repair Beacham Street. The repair of this street with new sewers and drainage for runoff water from rain and snow storms is crucial to make sure that the City does not get fined...

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