We agree with Rep. McGonagle

Representative Joe McGonagle suggested to the city council two weeks ago that so-called “nip” bottles of liquor should be banned from being sold in Everett liquor stores.

He suggested that banning the ugly, useless, empty plastic bottles strewn all over the city’s sidewalks and streets would put an end to the city being trashed by them.

You know what?

Representative McGonagle is right.

The city chose not to do as he suggested.

Our belief is that an opportunity was lost to get rid of the “nip” menace which is pervasive.

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McGonagle laments missing St. Patrick’s Day gala

Just as we thought things couldn’t get worse during this period of the pandemic, we come to St. Patrick’s Day again, with no celebration by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick headed up by Everett’s popular state Rep. Joe McGonagle.

This will be the second year in a row without a Friendly Sons dinner and political roast.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day without a public celebration, the traditional dinner and the Irish music is a shame, especially for McGonagle.

From year to year for many years, he has put his heart and soul into the annual celebration.

“We must continue the battle against the virus and then next year we’ll have a major celebration,” McGonagle told the Leader Herald.

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Come clean Rep. McGonagle

We have learned that a legislative aid to Rep. Joe McGonagle just completed her first day working in the mayor’s front office.

Sources tell us that she is studying the city’s 311 emergency system.

This is all well and good but the people who sent McGonagle to the State House need to know what this is all about.

How long will Ms. Lees be in the mayor’s office?

What are her duties?

Is Ms. Lees now working for the mayor as part of his effort to get McGonagle re-elected?

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