Editorials

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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A tragic homicide

October 7, 2009
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The brutal murder of a young woman living in Everett on Main Street serves as an example to all with families and children that great care must always be exercised in the paths that we follow. She was an exotic dancer, someone who apparently minded her own business, who met a fate that no...

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Hazing compliance important

October 3, 2009
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The School Committee reported last week that it is in compliance with Chapter 269: Section 17 of the state laws. This is the law against hazing and or organizing or participating in hazing and it defines hazing as well. Hazing at the high school level has generally has been confined to sports teams and...

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Bouncing back

October 3, 2009
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Everett has become used to a high school football team that does not lose – and then, of course, there are the New England Patriots about whom we share the same feelings. When the Crimson Tide lost two weeks ago, it was a stab in the heart of the Everett fans – and they...

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