Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

“Can’t Do That”.

I am writing to try to help our “Younger Generation” to understand “The Elderly.” Soon it will be a year since this deadly virus ravaged our lives. My wife and I were regularly going to the Com- munity Center gym. NOW, “Can’t Do That” – A visit to the Casino – NOW, “Can’t DoThat”-Go see a movie at the Revere cinema – NOW, “Can’t Do That” – To dinner with friends – NOW -”Can’t Do That” – Hug your kids/ grandkids – NOW -”Can’t Do That”…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Somehow everyone receiving an abatement has discovered to their great concern it was not subtracted from the total tax amount due. Tax bills showed the abatement amount, but the abatement was not subtracted from the total. I called city hall for an elderly resident who was in shock when she opened her tax bill. The woman who answered the phone was aware of the problem.

That’s encouraging.

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Residents of Everett,

My family and I would like to extend to each of you a Happy and Healthy New Year greeting. We are glad that 2020 is over and like most families are optimistic that 2021 will be better. The New Year is an opportunity to envision the future, but it is also a time to reflect on the past. Like many, we have lost friends and family in 2020 to COVID 19 and other causes. Nevertheless, their spirit remains with us and they will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have experienced a similar loss.

I realize that many of you are tired: tired of not being able to visit friends and loved ones, celebrate holidays together, to give someone a needed hug, to attend in-person school and work, and to enjoy your favorite places. Quite frankly, it has been a long, difficult, and exhausting year. That said, it was also a year that demonstrated our resilience and tenacity. As I reflected upon the year 2020, I was moved by how much we accomplished by working together and the countless examples of commitment to the community.

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Virus Testing

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Supermarkets and other stores have established “senior hours” for the elderly. The cold, inclement weather season will soon be here. I would ask that the Everett testing sites consider setting aside a designated time for the elderly and the handicapped. It is going to be very difficult for them to stand in line for a long period of time. I hope that the health agencies con-sider some arrangements for them.

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Letter to the Editor

I was a member of the City of Everett Government for 8 years and it was an honor and privilege.

I have great concern for the proposed changes that are being discussed. That the ward Councilors would be voted for only in their respectful Wards!!!

I attended the Charter reform committee meetings when we changed our form of government and I had made my position known at that time… That the Councilors at large and ward were not only voting on matters that pertaining to one ward but the entire City, therefore that councilors are responsible to the entire City voters!!! Not only that, but the campaigning cost for a Ward Councilor would be much less costly and would require less work than an At Large Councilor, and they would receive the same salary in the amount of $25,000 per year!!!!

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