Editorials

The Opening of School

August 22, 2012
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About 6500 children are about to re-enter the world of Everett’s Public Schools. They come into a well-managed well-oiled school system with a real line of command and set beliefs about performance that is expected not only from teachers and administrators but also from the students themselves. For the most part, the greater number...

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The Newly Refurbished Stadium

August 22, 2012
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With its new sign and front gates, polished bronze plaques honoring Everett’s World War II war dead, benches and landscaping, a new artificial turf field and new stands, Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium is a place to be proud of. The impressive look and feel of the place resonates quite nicely with the athletics going...

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Vote for the Linkage Bill

August 15, 2012
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Everett’s coucillors and aldermen should vote favorably on the mayor’s linkage bill when it comes up for a vote in the weeks to come. The linkage bill makes good sense here as it does in every industrial city where big corporations and large developers are expected to put something into the pot for the...

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Governor Quashes Ethanol Delivery: Petruccelli Motion the Difference

August 15, 2012
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Everett residents have Governor Deval Patrick and Senator Anthony Petruccelli to thank for putting the kibosh on ethanol delivery through this city by rail once a week. The plan to use trains to transport 1.7 billion gallons of the highly flammable fuel through Revere to a depot here met its end last week when...

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The $25,000 a Year Councilor

August 8, 2012
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Last week’s Aldermanic vote giving the new city council to convene in 2014 a $25,000 a year annual salary is, frankly, an outrage. No amount of explanation by the aldermen can assuage the generally held belief that the raise voted for last week amounts to one of the biggest giveaways in this city’s long...

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Good work, Mayor DeMaria

August 8, 2012
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News that a high end beer brewery may very well be locating on Beacham Street and investing millions in the plant and adding dozens of employees comes as good news and reveals as well that City Hall is doing its job in luring business to Everett. These type business developments are all precious gems...

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Representative Smith in court

August 1, 2012
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Representative Steve Smith had his day in Chelsea District Court last week. Smith appeared before a magistrate and was admonished for his failure to correct issues that exist in two properties he owns in Revere. Revere officials took him to court to get action from Smith, who has been unable or unwilling to clean...

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Aldermen Hand Themselves a Hefty Pay Raise

August 1, 2012
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The Board of Aldermen voted themselves a rather substantial pay raise at Monday evening’s meeting. Aldermen will now receive $25,000 a year and a $5000 expense account which brings total compensation to $30,000 a year. Considering the frequency of meetings and whatever else aldermen tend to do, the per meeting charge comes to about...

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The Summer of 2012

July 26, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. At the Showcase Cinema complex in Revere Monday evening the theaters were evacuated during a showing of Batman. Some theater goers were terrified as they exited the theaters for what apparently turned out to be a...

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Release of Religious Everett Woman in Egyptian Kidnapping Good News

July 18, 2012
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The US State Department, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown are to be praised for their good work which led to the release of Everett mother of two Lissa Alphonse and the pastor she was traveling with, among others, who were kidnapped by a lone gunman during a...

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