Around the city…


The price food is going higher by the week.

An Everett family of four wanting to eat a simple steak dinner needs four pieces of sirloin. At $15 each, that’s $60 just to get started. If potatoes and salad will be served, add on another $15. A Coca Cola for everyone or something like that is $6.

Some families like dessert.

If a half gallon of ice cream is purchased, add on another $10.

That’s approximately $100 for a dinner for a family of four.

Can you imagine trying to do that five times a week!

The average cost for nearly every item we buy at the super market is now close to the $5 range. Twelve items, $60.

Twenty-five items, $125 bucks. Fifty items, not quite enough to fill the shopping cart, $250 bucks and on and on.

Are prices going to come down?

No they aren’t.

Everything we consume and buy is going to remain expensive and grow more expensive over time.

Permanent inflation is here.

Juneteenth celebration

The city hosted a highly visible, inclusive Juneteenth Celebration last week at Everett Stadium.

Bishop Brown and a host of political speakers marked the event, which called attention to the end of slavery.

The Black National Anthem was played as well as the National Anthem.

The crowd enjoyed music, delicious food and numerous activities on the field.

It was described as a coming together of the community.

Educating all Americans about slavery and its effects is what Juneteenth is all about.

Joel De Los Reyes

A 24 year old man with connections to Everett who was found dead in a marsh in West Revere on June 16 after going missing for five days is being remembered as a joyful, hardworking young man who was a loving son to his parents, by the members of the Ministerio Internacional Cristo Vive in Everett.

Los Reyes was apparently interested in a career in medicine.

He came to the United States from Guatemala in 2020.

Our condolences to his family, and especially to his parents, Angel and Marta De Los Reyes.

Pride flag raising

At a time when anti LBGTQ, Gay and Lesbian issues are being raised in in more conservative states across the nation, Massachusetts continues to stand strongly against discrimination and exclusion.

State Senator Sal DeDomenico led activities at the State House last week for the Pride Flag raising along with the governor, the Senate president and the members of the Massachu- setts LGBTQ Legislative Causcus.

“I am proud to work alongside my colleagues in the legislature to ensure our state continues to celebrate, recognize and protect all members of the LGBTQ community,” DiDomenico said during brief remarks.

Shredding Day

No. This is not a new federal holiday.

Shredding Day was an opportunity for Everett residents only to shred all their unwanted documents – newspapers, financial documents, medical records, legal documents, bank statements, contracts and on and on and on.

Shredding Day was well attended and took place on June 24 from 9-1 pm at 1 Rivergreen Drive.

The event was sponsored by Mass Bay Credit Union and a specialty document shredding company, Stericycle.

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