Editorials

Energy Lessons from Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...

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Good Luck, Everett High Football

December 1, 2017
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Former Everett High football historian, the late Arn Boardman, is no doubt smiling and cheering at what is happening this season in the Crimson Tide football program he loved so much. Wow, this is great, Mr. Boardman would be saying: Games at Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium in a period of nine days, a...

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Let’s Get Going

December 1, 2017
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A common complaint, one hears from everyone, is traffic — whether you are trying to get into Boston by way of the Tobin Bridge, or over the Alford Street Bridge, or just going down Broadway from the Malden Line to Glendale Square in the morning. Traffic jams no longer are confined only to the...

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We Can Make It Less Profitable to Traffic Opioids

November 27, 2017
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 By John A. Cassara and Nathan Proctor The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency. Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn’t seem to be any other possible description. So many dedicated people in cities and towns, faith communities and schools,...

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Remember Those in Need

November 27, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...

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Thank You to My Family, the Residents of Everett, and All the Volunteers

November 16, 2017
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By: Mayor Carlo DeMaria I want to thank the voters of Everett for re-electing me Mayor last week. I want to take this opportunity to thank my wife for allowing me this wonderful opportunity to serve as Mayor of the City of Everett. This job tends to be very hard on my wife and...

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Everett Benefits by Maintaining Strong Alcohol Regulations

November 16, 2017
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By Frank Anzalotti Our nation’s relationship with regulations involves a careful balance of competing interests – demand for convenient, easy access to goods and services alongside the need for public safety. This dynamic affects every aspect of modern life, including oversight of retail alcohol sales. For decades, Bay State officials have enforced laws and...

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There Are Only Winners

November 16, 2017
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Last week’s election shows that civic spirit is very much alive in our community.  The large number of candidates, who gave up their time and money over the course of the last few months to meet voters and state their positions only makes our community better. When listening to the candidates, voters could hear...

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On Beacham Street

November 16, 2017
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The news that Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino are working together to fix Beacham Street with the hope of landing state and federal grants certainly is good news.  This main roadway serves not only commuters, but also is the main entry and exit for the New England Produce Center. For...

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