Editorials

A Great State of the State

February 2, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature Tuesday evening truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...

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Letters to the Editor

January 25, 2018
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Another view of Councilor Simonelli’s comments Dear Editor: Apparently, new Everett resident Patrick Scully is not a big fan of City Councilor Stephen Simonelli, especially when it comes to urging  to prioritize the rights of those in this country unlawfully over the rights of legal immigrants and ,God forbid, U.S. Citizens. In December, the Everett...

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Slur on Haitian Community by President Trump Shows Need to Unite More Concretely in Everett

January 25, 2018
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By Rev. Myrlande DesRosiers and the Everett Haitian Community Center The rude comment allegedly made by President Donald Trump and the outcry over those comments overshadowed the 8th year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that ravaged Haiti. It’s an anniversary that the Haitian community, in particular our senior citizens, had the opportunity to commemorate...

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DiDomenico Reflects on 2017

January 25, 2018
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Now that the holidays are over and we are already well into the New Year, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the important achievements that my colleagues and I in the Senate accomplished during the previous legislative year. 2017 was a busy and productive year for both me and my...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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It’s Time for a Permanent Solution for Dreamers

January 20, 2018
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By Korina Iribe Romo Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me. In 2012 my life changed with the implementation of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood...

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Taking Issue with Some of Councilor Simonelli’s Comments

January 20, 2018
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By Patrick Scully It isn’t often that one comes across comments that one has to re-read it to make sure it’s real. In my opinion, City Councilor Stephen Simonelli’s words reveal him to be interested in representing only certain residents of the city to the detriment of others. It’s disgraceful and his fellow city...

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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

January 20, 2018
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How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...

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Congratulations, Senator DiDomenico

January 20, 2018
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Congratulations are in order for Senator Sal DiDomenico, who recently was named the 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. As vice chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, Senator DiDomenico has been an ardent supporter of public education, particularly in his support  of students in low-income areas...

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Bring it On,Ol’ Man Winter

January 10, 2018
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These past two weeks have brought the worst winter weather imaginable — coastal flooding, record cold, and a blizzard — but we’ve survived it all and made it out to the other side, as moderating temperatures, perhaps even reaching the balmy 50s, are predicted over the next 10 days. President Trump, as usual, tweeted...

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