Editorials

Football Injuries

February 22, 2012
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The Boston Globe printed an interesting story over the weekend about high school football injuries and their impact on local athletes in the affected cities and towns. Everett, the Globe indicated, was at the top of the list for football related injuries among a large number of cities and towns. The numbers apparently don’t...

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Nothing is Hidden, the Problem is Apparent

February 15, 2012
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We agree it’s good for an elected city official to ask questions regarding city expenditures on behalf of his or her constituents.  Unfortunately Councillor Rosemary Miller in her Letter to the Editor (Independent Forum, 02/08/12) only complains about events that have already happened and ducks the issues that need solutions. She reminds us of...

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

February 9, 2012
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A new Popeyes fried chicken fast food restaurant has opened on Route 16. This is not so surprising. Route 16 is lined with fast food outlets, Dunkin Donuts and a wide variety of smaller businesses. What is easy to ignore about Route 16 is that if you added up all the commercial businesses big...

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DiBiaso Chooses Dartmouth

February 9, 2012
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During the greatest season a high school quarterback in this state has ever experienced, Jonathan DiBiaso led the Crimson Tide to a Super Bowl victory. Now DiBiaso has scored another Super Bowl type of victory by being admitted to Dartmouth, arguably, one of the finest colleges in the world and a member of the...

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School Funding Necessities Must Be Met Head On

February 1, 2012
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There is a problem brewing here and it goes like this: every year, the Everett public schools have been growing in numbers by 300-400 students system wide. This is nobody’s fault. These kids have shown up on our doorstep. They live here. They play here. They have to be educated here, by law, and...

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Aldermen Come Through

January 26, 2012
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The unanimous vote of the Board of Aldermen to order the mayor to take $1.5 million free cash and to give it to the School Department because of a serious shortfall of funding was the right thing to do. We urgently recommend that the City Council vote affirmatively for the measure at next week’s...

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The Patriots

January 26, 2012
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Everett is a bigtime football city, obviously. The coming Super Bowl is all about one thing, according to those who claim to know. It is about vengeance. It is about avenging a horrible loss to the Giants after winning 18 games in a perfect season and then losing it all at Super Bowl XLII....

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The Mayor Must Act; the Council, Too

January 19, 2012
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The Tuesday evening meeting of the Everett School Committee was one of the most important in recent years. The School Committee is asking for a substantial amount of money to defray rapidly rising costs connected with the extraordinary rise in the school population and the need to remain in compliance with all state and...

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The Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rd birthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man....

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The Patriots

January 19, 2012
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Now that Tim Tebow and the Broncos have been retired for this season, it is on to the collision with Baltimore on Saturday. It appears and feels like the Patriots are a team of destiny this year. Everything good about this team coalesced on Saturday. We should expect the same outcome this coming Saturday....

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