Editorials

The Outrage at Newtown, CT

December 20, 2012
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In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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State Aid Cuts

December 12, 2012
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Just when we thought that we were out of the woods with regard to local aid reductions by the state, local officials across the Commonwealth were notified last week that there will be almost $9 million less in discretionary state aid available to cities and towns  for the current fiscal year.  For Everett, this...

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Greatness Again for EHS

December 5, 2012
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We congratulate the Everett High School football team on another superb season that culminated with the Crimson Tide winning the Super Bowl championship Saturday at Gillette Stadium. The exciting 20-19 victory over an outstanding Barnstable team reaffirmed Everett High’s status as the premier football program in all of Massachusetts. Everett is ranked No. 1...

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Casino Bombshell

November 30, 2012
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The possible re-entry of Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn into the bidding of the only Greater Boston area casino license has created a new twist into what was thought to be an almost certain lock by the owners of Suffolk Downs and its partner Caesar’s Entertainment who had been the sole bidders for...

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Thanksgiving 2012

November 21, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate freefall of price values has seen stabilization and housing starts...

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The People Have Spoken : Obama, Warren, and Local Democrats Big Winners

November 14, 2012
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Ten years ago this week, Everett voters joined with the rest of the Commonwealth in electing Mitt Romney as our governor, sending him on a trajectory that would take Romney within a whisker (or two) of becoming President of the United States. But a decade later, Everett joined with the rest of Romney’s  home...

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Refinancing the Debt

November 7, 2012
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One cannot help but hear commercials touting the money saving reasons for homeowners to refinance their debt.  Even after certain charges, the homeowner can still save thousands of dollars over the life of a mortgage.  Many residents have done just this and have enjoyed extra dollars staying in their bank account.  So why shouldn’t...

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Be Sure to Vote: It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 31, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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U.S. Senate Race

October 31, 2012
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The choice between Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown also is dramatic. Warren supports the tax and economic policies of Pres. Obama and the Democrats, while Brown favors Romney’s tax and defense spending plans (see above). On the social issues, Warren is pro-choice and pro-gay marriage. Although Brown says he too,...

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Three Ballot Questions

October 31, 2012
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There are three ballot questions for Massachusetts voter to decide. We urge all voters to read the questions ahead of time, either on-line on the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office or in the pamphlets that went out to every voter from the Secretary of State. In addition, there are opinions offered on each question...

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