Editorials

Out with the Old; In with the New

December 28, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Merry Christmas Happy Holiday

December 21, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Casino at Suffolk Downs Benefits City of Everett

December 15, 2011
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Everett has one of the highest commercial property tax rates in the state. There is high unemployment here and especially in the building trades, which have been hurting since the nation almost went bust in 2007. We have just built a handful of stunning new public schools and no sooner was all this accomplished...

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Christmas Rushing In

December 15, 2011
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It happens every year. Christmas rushes toward us with unbelievable speed. The same is true this year with Christmas now less than two weeks away. A drive through this community once again reveals an unbelievable array of delightful and colorful Christmas lighting on thousands of homes. In Everett Square and along Broadway, the city...

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Another Super Bowl

December 8, 2011
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The Everett High School Crimson Tide football team has won yet another Super Bowl victory. This was an impressive season for the Crimson Tide, and an incredible Super Bowl victory for the team, which went undefeated and was frankly untouchable in their league. Frankly, there is very likely no other football team in the...

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Al Vega

December 8, 2011
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The death this weekend of Al Vega the noted musician and bandleader from Everett brings to an end a wonderful life. He was all about personal charm, musical ability and class. He was known as a man for all seasons and was always identifiable by the tuxedo he wore whenever he was playing for...

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Thanksgiving 2011

November 23, 2011
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The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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Mayor Carlo DeMaria

November 16, 2011
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The people of Everett have spoken loudly and clearly. Mayor Carlo DeMaria has been re-elected by a wide margin to his third term. Mayor DeMaria’s re-election by voters here was hardly a surprise. Over the years, he has somehow managed to take the vitriol out and improve the personal nature of politics here to...

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Peter Napolitano

November 16, 2011
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Candidate for mayor Peter Napolitano finished out of the money – so to speak. He did his best to plug into those who are disenchanted with the way the city is being run. In the end, his campaign simply did not resonate as he and his supporters had hoped. At least Napolitano was brave...

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Charter Change

November 16, 2011
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The city has decided to go with a new charter. We have supported this effort all along as a new charter doesn’t hurt the city and its management. Indeed, it will show itself as a document aiding in giving this place a better government and a stronger, more modern and all-inclusive document that makes...

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