The Enormity of Veterans Day

It is impossible for many of us from my generation – Baby Boomer – to understand what it was like for the young men and women of this city who signed away their lives to the United States of America during World II and who were sent to the far edges of this earth into war-torn infernos to sacrifice their lives, to be wounded and then to return.

Such is the case in every war commemorated by Veterans Day.

World War 1 saw 100,000 American men and women die in that exclusively European conflict which brought all the horrors of modern warfare to the misery of the trenched fields and open spaces upon which that war was waged.

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DiDomenico Announces New Civics Education Law

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Senator Sal DiDomenico recently joined with his friends in the labor community at a Helmets to Hardhats event at the State House. Helmets to Hardhats is a non-profit program that helps military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by connecting them with no cost, skilled training and quality career opportunities within the unionized construction industry. “Despite recent funding cuts at the federal level, Helmets to hard hats continues to do great work supporting our active duty military, National Guard, and Reserves and connecting them with the very best jobs in construction. I am proud to support the work they do,” said Senator DiDomenico.

Senator Sal DiDomenico recently announced a new civics education law aimed at strengthening civics education in the Commonwealth’s public schools by taking a nonpartisan approach to civic engagement projects and awareness programs starting in the eighth grade. 

Senator DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature passed this piece of legislation in July and Governor Baker signed a revised version of the bill last week. DiDomenico was a strong supporter of the bill and greater civics education in the Commonwealth.

“Now more than ever, civics education is of the highest importance to teach and prepare our next generation of leaders,” said Senator DiDomenico, Assistant Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate. “I am con dent that this law will empower youth with the tools and knowledge they need to be well-versed in our electoral system and legislative process, and will ensure that they are ready to be active participants

in our democracy.”

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Moment of Truth Approaches

By Josh Resnek

If you think its easy to start a gambling concern in Everett, Massachusetts, look again.

With the Wynn Resorts Casino and Hotel nearing completion and scheduled to open in June, 2019, a number of lawsuits have been led in courts that will require a great deal of legal expertise and money to either settle or to litigate and ultimately, to get out of the way.

It is literally and physically, a swamp of law suits from powerful people all complaining that they lost at the hands of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and or Wynn Resorts, Steve Wynn individually or all together.

Here’s the list right now:

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Everett Firefighter Thad Baxter Dies Unexpectedly at the Age of 43

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By Josh Resnek

Cafasso’s Funeral home will be packed to capacity Wednesday for the wake of Thaddeus Baxter, Jr.

Visiting hours are 4-8.

He will be buried with full military honors Thursday morning following a funeral mass in St. Charles Barromeo Church in Woburn.

Interment in Woburn’s Woodbrook Cemetery will follow.

One of Everett’s best known and highly respected firefighters died unexpectedly on November 9.

Mr. Baxter was 43.

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