Editorials

Talking about priorities

June 22, 2010
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If you asked most residents of Marblehead if they’d ever live in Everett they’d reply with a no. Marblehead and Everett are two places essentially different from one another in many, many ways. But when it comes to the kids – the public school kids – Everett comes out on top in the spending...

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Graduates of the Class of 2010

June 17, 2010
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The Everett High School Class of 2010 faces tremendous challenges as the young people set forth in this new chapter in the continuing story of their lives. They are going off to college, into the armed forces or into the workplace. Everything is about challenges for these graduates – and the challenges have never...

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The new football field

June 10, 2010
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The new artificial turf field at Everett Memorial Stadium is nearing completion. And what a moment that will be for this city and for this city’s athletes. When that field is ready and open, it will become a 24/7 possibility for football and soccer players, when before it could barely be used because the...

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Chasing down water Users who don’t pay

June 10, 2010
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For many, many years in this city it was a well known best kept secret that many of the city’s major water users had meters that didn’t record the true level of water use and in some instances, major users by-passed their water meters relying on the city’s inability to read the meters correctly...

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EHS art rocks

June 5, 2010
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Those of us who love art, who follow artists, who enjoy the nuances of different styles of art were very impressed with the works of art produced by Everett High School students and displayed at the recent Senior Art Show held at the High School. Art is about the ineffable, and the ineffable is...

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The city budget

June 5, 2010
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The city appears to have very reasonably arrived at a balanced budget for the coming year. However, if the city does not work out an agreement with its municipal employees on personal health insurance, there will be no way for the city to make up the difference between the money it has and the...

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Dennis Hopper

June 5, 2010
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Who among us who are over 50 did not come to know Dennis Hopper as an actor and a real life, real time character of the first order? And who among us did not come to really enjoy Hopper’s later work, the great movie roles that came after Easy Rider? He was a rebel...

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Peter J. Dolan

June 4, 2010
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The death of Peter Dolan at 63 is a great loss for this city. Although he moved away to Melrose to raise his family there, his professional life in its entirety was spent here and this city was the love of his life in as much as a city can come to dominate so...

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The fire on Bow Street

June 4, 2010
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The Everett Fire Department deserves great credit for battling the wild fire that led to the total destruction of a structure on Bow Street Monday night. Without a quick and sure response, without leadership and understanding of the task at hand, this fire could have been a much bigger problem. Two firefighters were injured...

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The Celtics

June 4, 2010
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The Celtics lost a close one which they could have won but it simply wasn’t in the cards. However, the Celtics showed themselves to be a team of destiny, capable of defeating the Orlando Magic and moving on to the Los Angeles Lakers in all likelihood. No one can win every game. Not even...

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