Editorials

An Expenditure That No One Wants, But has to be Done

April 10, 2013
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We congratulate Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr. on undertaking this year’s Capital Improvement Plan.  The cost for this plan is pegged at more than $8.6M. In this election year, when the new charter goes into effect and the mayoralty term changes from two to four years, some mayors might have scrapped a large expenditure like...

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Wynn Development Could Be a Win for Everett

April 4, 2013
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Anyone who was at the press conference last Wednesday afternoon at the Connolly Center for the presentation of the Wynn Hotel/Casino drawing had to leave truly impressed by what might be for Everett. The hotel, the grounds and the shops as presented are first class.  This development will be a true community resource as...

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Everett’s Top 100

March 28, 2013
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Looking at the story on page one of this week’s Everett Independent will certainly turn a few heads and start the complaints of how these public employees are vastly overpaid at the taxpayers’ expense.  However, in many cases this is not the case. Looking at the salaries in neighboring Revere will show that in...

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Get out and Vote

March 28, 2013
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Tuesday is Election Day. Everett voters are asked to go to the polls to elect their new state representative.  According to all pundits the turnout will be low. This election is not a slam dunk for any candidate. There are four and possibly five candidates still vying for the seat. The contest for the...

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Onto the Election

March 13, 2013
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The hotly-contested Democratic primary for State Representative is over.  We congratulate Councilor Wayne Matewsky on his victory.  The race is on for the special election that is slated April 5. In addition to Matewsky, Councilor Rosa DiFlorio and School Committee member Dennis Gianatassio will also be appearing on the April ballot. We urge the...

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Congratulations Phoenix Charter Academy

March 13, 2013
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When Phoenix Charter Academy started in 2006 in the old Assumption School building on Broadway in Chelsea, there was enthusiasm, optimism, and a dream. Almost seven years later, enthusiasm and optimism are still key components, but the dream has become reality. The reality is the success rate where many at-risk students have been able...

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Thank You, Treasurer Grossman

March 13, 2013
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When he was running for State Treasurer, Steve Grossman came up with an idea to deposit state funds into local community banks that would in turn loan this money to local businesses. Well, it was a simple idea, but it has worked well. Treasurer Grossman was in East Boston on Monday afternoon at the...

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Federal Sequester

March 6, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Carlo DeMaria is assessing the impact of the cuts to...

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Primary Day Is Next Tuesday

March 1, 2013
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We urge all eligible voters of Everett to go to the polls and vote next Tuesday for one of the five candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for State Representative. The general election for this office is set for April 2 and will feature three candidates. This special election to fill the seat that was...

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Elections to Be Monitored By Secretary of State’s Office

March 1, 2013
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo announced on Tuesday that state election officials from the Secretary of State’s office had visited with city election staff to go over Election Day procedures for the upcoming election and will provide support for Tuesday’s Special Primary Election. “We asked them to come over and sit with our people, go...

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