Editorials

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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Old High School Reuse

October 24, 2012
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The old Everett High School building on Broadway can be considered a diamond in the rough for Everett taxpayers.  Sitting on almost four acres and assessed for municipal purposes at more than $37 million, city officials are anxious to move this asset to the private sector. Currently, to maintain the building the cost to...

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The Governor Should Be Ashamed

October 17, 2012
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When we heard the news that Governor Deval Patrick removed George Anzuoni as Chairman of the Revere Housing Authority, we were stunned and disappointed at this classic misstep and what can only be termed as politics at its worst. In a time when one cannot help but read of incompetence and corruption in other...

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Voting on Question 2

October 17, 2012
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Everett residents voting on November 6 will have the option to vote for or against a ballot measure regarding physician prescribed and assisted suicide. It is, obviously, an important ballot question as it goes to the core of how we view life and what we are prepared to do to stop unnecessary suffering and...

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The Cityfest Potential

October 11, 2012
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The 2012 Cityfest recently held was a tremendous event in every way. That it was held largely on Norwood Street and in the square is another testament about how much things change and never remain the same in the city. So many people eating and meeting and sharing in the fun of a no...

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