Editorials

Letter to the Editor

October 17, 2018
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Come together To the Editor: During the start of spring I decided to get actively involved in Everett and embrace where I live.  From May until September I was presented with the opportunity to volunteer for a candidate I believe in. Through knocking on doors, approaching people on the street I learned valuable lessons...
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Study the Three Ballot Questions

October 17, 2018
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There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, November 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We have...
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Letter to the Editor

October 13, 2018
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PROUD OF OUR TEACHERS To the Editor:  We are proud that dozens of teachers from Everett and dozens more from nearby communities came to the School Committee last Monday night (Oct. 1) to show solidarity with Everett teachers who have been subjected to alleged bullying and intimidation for far too long in this district....
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Massachusetts Must Move Forward on Our Own

October 13, 2018
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With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, coming on the heels of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, it is clear that the America as we have known it for the past 70 years, a time in which the United States attained and maintained its supremacy in the world and achieved...
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Combating Climate Change Can Produce Economic Gain

October 5, 2018
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Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can benefit macroeconomically—if they prioritize the most economically efficient measures for mitigating emissions. The Economic Case for Combating Climate Change, a report released today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the BCG Henderson Institute, shows that most countries can achieve 75 percent to 90 percent...
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In Case You Have Not Noticed

October 5, 2018
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The Alford Street Bridge is under repair — again. This is the second time in the last decade that this bridge is being repaired, and the commuters are the ones that will have bear the inconvenience with much longer commuting time. With the traffic going down to one lane in each direction to and...
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Letter to the Editor

September 27, 2018
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CITY OF EVERETT HOLDS SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION   Dear Editor, I want to give a big thanks to everyone who attended the City of Everett’s Homecoming Celebration on Friday, Sept. 21. We welcomed a crowd of over 1,000 people to Glendale Park to enjoy a night of food, activities, entertainment, and a grand...
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Thank You Sen DiDomenico

September 27, 2018
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The announcement by Sen. Sal DiDomenico of securing $75,000 for an additional youth caseworker in the Everett Public Schools certainly comes as good news to local officials. The notion that a school’s duty to children begins at 8 a.m. and ends when the bell sounds at 2:45 p.m. is as extinct as the Dodo...
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Letters to the Editor

September 20, 2018
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Thank you Joseph McGonagle To the Editor: On behalf of everyone at For Kids Only – Everett’s Afterschool Program (FKO), I would like to thank State Representative Joseph W. McGonagle Jr. for his recent contribution of Red Sox tickets for children in our summer programs. As FKO’s Executive Director, I deeply appreciate his willingness...
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Getting to the Heart of America’s Diabetes Crisis

September 20, 2018
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About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to White Americans. Hispanic...
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