Editorials

Christmas time for those in the armed forces

November 19, 2009
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Here are four names of residents: Richard Costanza, Anthony Cruciotti, Martin Johnson and Francis Kenney. They all have something in common — on active service in the military. The present war in both Afghanistan and Iraq is dominating the national news. Should we be there or not is a question that is being hotly...

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Aldermen’s pre-school hoopla way off base

November 12, 2009
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We want to point out for the ill-advised in this city that pre-school in the public schools is not a mandate. Rather, it is a necessity. Questioning pre-school expenses is the prerogative of the Board of Aldermen, although such matters are under the purview of the school committee but the meeting on Monday night...

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Charter Review

November 5, 2009
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In the coming year, charter review is going to become the great defining issues for the charter review committee, for city leaders, and ultimately for everyone living in this city who feels vested in its future. Has the time has come to streamline Everett city government? How can it be made to be more...

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Get out and vote; make the right choices

October 31, 2009
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Next Tuesday is Election Day, an opportunity for the voters of this city to choose what the direction the city will take for the next two years. There are important votes to be made Tuesday – and the bulk of them concern the School Committee race. If you are an Everett family with children...

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Boys and Girls Club filling the need

October 31, 2009
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Statistics show that school age children are more likely to get into trouble between the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. The reason is obvious: the lack of supervision. In today’s family, a two family income is essential. Everett like many other communities needs as many alternatives to keep children supervised. The local Boys...

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Stephen Smith’s dilemma is the city’s problem

October 21, 2009
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An extraordinary person could pull it off. In the best of times, it could be done. However, he is not an extraordinary person and these are not the best of times. We are referring to Rep. Stephen Smith who is also a School Committeeman. Smith holds these separately elected posts and is doing a...

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Praise for the reopening of the Adams School

October 21, 2009
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Not enough can be written or said publicly about the benefits that come with the reopening of the Adams School for those parents in this city with 3 year-olds. This is the Everett School Committee and Superintendent’s office at their very best. Placing 3 year-olds in a pre-school at a spiffed up Adams School...

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The Homecoming

October 13, 2009
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Everett’s Homecoming Weekend was a big success. The yearly Homecoming run and managed by the School Department and given sanction and meaning by the School Committee is the living proof that Everett’s community spirit comes through the schools. This year’s Homecoming was directed by George Leydon, the School Department’s Director of Alternative Education and...

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At the state house

October 13, 2009
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On Beacon Hill, storm clouds are forming as the state is about to come up $900 million short on tax collections. The only way the legislature will balance its budget is by cutting money to the cities and towns, by raising taxes and by cutting state expenditures and employees. Never has Everett’s future rested...

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Eastern Bank television advertisement coup

October 7, 2009
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As advertisements go, the Eastern Bank’s television masterpiece using Everett scenes, Everett cheerleaders and football players to move the narrative of the advertisement is absolutely outstanding. If you watch television, and most of us do, then you’ve seen the bank’s advertisement which relies on Everett people being themselves, which they are, and acting like...

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