Editorials

The fire hydrants must work

August 18, 2010
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Local history has shown that when fire hydrants don’t work and fire apparatus is sent to put out a fire, this is the ultimate bad situation. This very situation existed in Chelsea in the days before the Great Fire of 1973. And when the city was literally burning down in October of that year,...

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The Bond Brothers Construction Company

August 18, 2010
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Last week, we noted in a news story that Bond Brothers Construction Company, located here for 107 years and led by fourth generation family member Ed Bond, donated $25,000 to the Jimmy Fund. With this editorial, we praise Mr. Bond for carrying on the family tradition of charity and loyalty to the community where...

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The leadership issue that won’t go away

August 12, 2010
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Representative Stat Smith is a very, very busy man. He is a representative. He is a school committeeman. He is a busy businessman. Being all of the above all the time is an impossibility, obviously. We have urged Smith to leave the school committee because in our opinion he simply doesn’t have the time....

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The perfect summer

August 4, 2010
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Forgive us our obsession with the New England weather and its nuances. However, we are endlessly fascinated by the weather. Watching the weather and measuring its heartbeat is almost as interesting as being inside the chambers of the State House watching an expanded gambling bill die a horrible death on Beacon Hill. The summer...

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Bike path a big boost

July 20, 2010
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s willingness to support a Community Development effort to create a bike path for Everett residents is a giant leap forward for residents of this city who feel intimidated by automobile traffic and would like to have a place of their own to ride their bicycles. He is ordering that a bicycle...

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Helping out Somerville during an emergency

July 14, 2010
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Following Saturday’s extraordinary downpour of rain, the city of Somerville’s police and fire station as well as its dispatch and 911 center was literally and physically put out of business. The city of Everett expeditiously offered itself as a temporary safe harbor for the Somerville dispatch and emergency services lines. This is how municipalities...

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And speaking of the recent rainstorms

July 14, 2010
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The Saturday downpour that doused Everett and the region caused the heated earth, grass, trees, bushes, streets and structures to be cooled off as well as cleaned-off of dust and soot. It was a wonderful downpour for those reasons. To those of you who got flooded out – we’re sorry.

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A nice idea but a very costly one

July 14, 2010
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The DiMaria Administration recently hired a consulting firm to measure the efficacy and efficiency of combining many – six – public service and safety buildings, including city hall, into one. The ideas was to see if one big complex – the former senior high school building on Broadway – could be made into one...

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Everyone is away

July 8, 2010
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The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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Thoughts on the coming of July Fourth

June 29, 2010
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It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

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