Letters to the Editor

Thank you all

To the Editor:

I would like to thank the Everett Fire Department, Everett Police Department, Cataldo Ambulance and Everett Girls Softball parents and friends for helping me on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

The firefighters who answered the call and every Firefighter that comes to our aid each day of the year in our time of need.

The Officers who were of a great help and comfort to me that evening, and the entire Police Department who serve and protect our fine city, 24/7/365.

Cataldo, Bus #4, the EMT’s working that evening for getting me to the hospital safe and sound. As well as the entire EMT staff for the excellent work they do.

The Girls Softball parents and friends who also helped and comforted me that night.

Thank you to all,

James A. “Tank” Agnetta, Jr.



The Solidarity for All 5k

To the Editor:

The Solidarity for All 5K run was inspired by a group of 10 year old kids still learning English. Their constant drive to improve their lives and upbeat attitude was something to celebrate in the biggest possible way. Being a keen runner, the best way to mark any occasion is by going for a run.

The kids talked a lot about helping the community and people in need. One kid talked about the need for everyone to have a good job. She was right, that one of the best ways to help people is to put them on track to a successful career. That led us to a registered non-profit named Strongbacks LDRC, founded by an Everett resident named John Whelan. They are a friendly group of long distance motorbike riders. Their mission is to assist young people pursue careers in the trades. They will create a scholarship for an Everett resident to attend trade school with the proceeds from the race. Do you know a young person looking to start a career in the trades?

We’re grateful for the support and help of members of the community such as David LaRovere of Messinger Insurance, Alberto Machado and his team at Cuckoo Printing and Excelon Generation. Their contribution will make a big difference to our race and the Everett community.

You’ll be taking part in a great community event with great company, cookies and fruit . If you participate in the 5K, we’ll even have some mystery prizes for walkers and the less speedy. If you are a runner, you’ll be attracted to our USATF certified course, a great way to set a true PR. The course is relatively flat and runnable, aside from Cemetery Hill which will certainly challenge you! We’ll have $50 gift cards to Oliveira’s restaurant for overall winners and medals for age group winners.

Sign up with two or more friends and you have a team. You may find your school or business already has a team that you can join. Perhaps form a family team. The team with the most members will earn a pizza party, courtesy of Nana’s Pizza. Another way to earn that pizza party is to be the fastest overall team. This is your chance to find out how your team measures up against teams of businesses, families and schools in Everett.

On Sunday, May 20 we’ll be in the Rec Center (47 Elm St.). There will be plenty of activities for kids. The 5k will begin at 10 a.m.

To register to run, go to:


To find out more about the Strongbacks LDRC, go to:


See you on race day!

Shane McNally

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