Editorials

Help Protect Other Patients

June 1, 2018
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I wish our lawmakers on Beacon Hill could walk in my shoes, even for just a day.  If they did, my guess is they’d make some meaningful changes to the way insurers treat their enrollees who suffer from chronic diseases.  And they’d do it expeditiously. Fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease....

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We All Benefit from Clean Beaches

June 1, 2018
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The report released this past weekend by the environmental advocacy group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay (SH/SB) rating the water quality of the beaches in the Metropolitan Boston area once again shows that Massachusetts is a nationwide leader in providing a safe and outstanding recreational resource for its residents. For those of us who...

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Help End Distracted Driving

May 25, 2018
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Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every year, there are thousands of crashes caused by distracted...

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Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

May 25, 2018
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...

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President Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

May 17, 2018
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No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why: More than 325 million people live in the United States.  By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes,...

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Letters to the Editor

May 17, 2018
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Thank you all To the Editor: I would like to thank the Everett Fire Department, Everett Police Department, Cataldo Ambulance and Everett Girls Softball parents and friends for helping me on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The firefighters who answered the call and every Firefighter that comes to our aid each day...

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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly...

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Taking Care of Our Veterans

May 11, 2018
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The recent announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker that the state has secured approximately $70 million in federal funding for the new, 154-bed Community Living Center at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home assures that this much-needed and important project will go forward. Our state leaders, most notably Gov. Baker, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, and Secretary of...

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Homecoming Parade a Great Everett Tradition That Should Continue

May 11, 2018
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Anyone who has ever participated in or viewed the Everett Homecoming Parade or attended the Homecoming Football Game understands what an incredible event it is for the entire city. We can say without dispute that Everett’s Homecoming Day is one of the most anticipated events on the city’s calendar. The annual pre-parade breakfast (whose...

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President Trump Plans to Make Drugs Affordable Again

May 4, 2018
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During his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to drive down drug prices. That’s a worthy goal. Fortunately, the Trump administration is already pursuing it in ways that protect patients and encourage research and development. Many strategies that candidate Trump proposed on the campaign trail would have done more harm than good....

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