It is my favorite holiday as it comes at the end of June and the beginning of July – at the beginning of summer.
In fact, on the Fourth of July there is much more summer in front of us than behind us. In New England, where the summers are fleeting, the Fourth of July is a moment to savor. It is as if winter is very far away. In fact, it is difficult to believe on the Fourth of July that winter even exists.
It is warm. It can be humid. Sometimes it rains.
This year, we are dealing with a pandemic, the Coronavirus.
The Fourth of July will come and go this year.
The general feeling among the people of Everett and in the cities and towns across this nation is that the virus supersedes the holiday. Many others believe the holiday has been ruined by all the restrictions caused by our response to the virus.
Those of us driving around and checking things out note the yearly display of flags waving everywhere.
Family members and friends are making plans for cookouts and parties although the celebration will be subdued for health reasons.
Block parties and large parties of all kinds everywhere well not be allowed.
Frankly, large gatherings are a bad idea.
There are other reasons the Fourth of July this year will be different from all other years.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the entire city government of Everett, would like to invite everyone to the City of Everetts Annual Independence day celebration, on Saturday July 6th, from 5pm thru 9pm at Glendale park. Fireworks will immediately follow the festivities. Continue reading Annual Independence Day Celebration
Everett on the Fourth of July 2019 is not unlike 10,000 Everetts just like it all over the nation. There is one great exception this year over all other modern years. And that is the completion, the opening and the final launch of the Encore Boston Harbor Casino and Hotel. As great a moment in the city’s modern history the casino and the hotel are, this July Fourth holiday stands alone in dwarfing its significance.
We are a city filled with thinking people, hardworking men and women, immigrant people from all over the world, legals and illegals, old and young, rich and poor, happy and sad, women and men, gay people and heterosexuals, LGBTQ and transgenders. You name it, we have it here in Everett – and we have it all over the nation.