Editorials

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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Terrorism still a possibility

September 24, 2009
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Local officials should take a much closer look at the recent arrests the FBI made in foiling a terrorist group from planting bombs on subway cars and buses in New York. If this kind of thing can be gestating in New York, then it can be gestating right here in Everrett or in the...

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The new high school

September 24, 2009
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Repeated visits lately to the new Everett High School (EHS) reveal a structure of almost unsurpassable beauty and utility. If, for instance, you sit in the upstairs library, you have one of the finest views of the Boston skyline anywhere, let alone the finest bit of electronic equipment, computers, books, and lovely desks, chairs...

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The mayor’s winning ways

September 19, 2009
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By all accounts, Mayor Carlo DeMaria has been able to reduce the perpetual Everett political riddle into something of strength and coherence. His leadership has established him as the least controversial of Everett’s previous five mayors. The divided city is divided no more. The days of the Ragucci-Hanlon battles, real battles hardfought by politicians...

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