Archive for January, 2017

Congress Ignores Drug Safety with CREATES Act

January 20, 2017
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By Peter J. Pitts Over 60 percent of Americans want the government to take action to lower prescription drug prices, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey.  Congress, for once, is listening to voters. Lawmakers are pushing forward with the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act. The bill’s sponsors...
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Congresswoman Clark is Making the Wrong Statement

January 20, 2017
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The announcement by our Congresswoman Katherine Clark that she will not be attending the inauguration on Friday of President-elect Donald Trump as a sign of protest is wrong. As a private citizen, Clark is entitled to make any lawful statement as she deems necessary. However, Clark is not a private citizen. She is an...
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Attention Democrats:Grow Up

January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated on Friday. Certainly, that is a day and an event that no serious person on any side of the political spectrum ever thought might be possible. However, that is the reality that we have to deal with — and it is an outcome that every American unhesitatingly...
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Sports 01-18-2017

January 20, 2017
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Revere High girls basketball rolls on; beats Swampscott, Salem for 10-0 record By Cary Shuman There is no sign of Lianne O’Hara’s Revere High School Girls Basketball Express slowing down after victories over Swampscott (65-56) and Salem (59-25). In fact, the 10-0 Lady Patriots showed their firepower in posting two 21-point quarters in the...
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Obituaries 01-18-2017

January 20, 2017
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A.L. ‘Pal’ Foulds Board member of Chelsea Yacht Club, member of former Seaview Lodge of Masons, A.F. & A.M., active at Revere’s First Congregational Church “Pal” Foulds, a longtime Revere resident, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, evening, January 10 at the Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn where he had been a...
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RHS Takes to the Ice at Frozen Fenway

January 13, 2017
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RHS Takes to the Ice at Frozen Fenway

The Revere players gather for a photo with Mayor Brian Arrigo before the Frozen Fenway scrimmage against Pembroke last Thursday, Jan. 5, at Fenway Park. Revere and Pembroke battled it out to a 3-3 tie, with Revere tying the scrimmage during the last few ticks of the clock.
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Last Call

January 13, 2017
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Last Call

DeMainos Restaurant owners Lenny and LJ celebrated June Racca Bille’s last night behind the bar at DeMainos. June has been serving it up for 40 years.
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Council Begins Session for the 2017 Year

January 13, 2017
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Council Begins Session for the 2017 Year

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It was a smooth transition of power on the Revere City Council Monday night when Robert Haas Jr. was voted in as City Council President for 2017 and Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe was voted in as City Council Vice President. Both were sworn in by Assistant City Clerk Joanne...
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Arrigo Explains Position on Police Chief

January 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo said his decision not to renew Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli’s contract is neither personal nor political. On Monday morning, Arrigo said the five-year contract for Cafarelli will be up for renewal on June 30 and clause in the contract maintains that he must let Cafarelli know six...
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ConCom Continues Public Hearing on Old Shaw’s Site

January 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A civil engineer working with Gate Residential appeared before the Conservation Commission last Wednesday night to begin the public hearing process and explained the developers notice of intent and to get the project started. In addition, Bob O’Brien, Director of Economic Development for the city, said the building at 205...
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News Briefs

January 13, 2017
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WATER Pipe breaks  on Oak Island rd. Water service has been restored after a water break on Oak Island Road last Thursday around 4 p.m. The impact was felt on  Woodland Road, Hansen Terrace, Flint Street. View Street, Putnam Road, Maggi Road and Lynnview Street, as well as possibly parts of Glendale Street. Department...
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Police Briefs 01-11-2017

January 13, 2017
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30 Travis T. Lazare, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested on charges of identity fraud, credit card fraud less than $250, and failure to stop for a police officer. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infractions of failing to stop for a traffic control sign or signal and a...
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Letters to the Editor

January 13, 2017
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Naloxone can save lives Dear Editor: The use of Naloxone can save a life.  Naloxone, also known as Narcan is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally. Although traditionally administered by emergency response personnel, naloxone can be administered by lay...
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Right and Wrong Ways to Address the Drug Cost Conundrum

January 13, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe Americans are gearing up for higher health care costs in 2017. Average monthly insurance premiums for popular plans on Healthcare.gov, the major Obamacare exchange, are slated to rise by 25 percent. Some consumers will see their health insurance premiums double. Eager to find a scapegoat, some politicians have pointed to...
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Winter’s Here — Bundle Up

January 13, 2017
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Winter arrived in full force earlier this week, with a big snowstorm and skin-numbing temperatures. But we are New Englanders, so we know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Indeed, if you were shoveling snow as we were throughout the past weekend, not only did we benefit from a great workout,...
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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...
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Sports 01-11-2017

January 13, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup Tough losses for RHS boys hoop The Revere High boys basketball team played well, but fell short in its two contests this past week, dropping decisions of 63-56 to Peabody last Tuesday and 55-51 to Marblehead Friday. In the Peabody game, Revere overcame a slow start, trailing 16-9 after the first quarter,...
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Obituaries 01-11-2017

January 13, 2017
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Marion Curreri Active in the Revere League for Special Needs Marion (Vengren) Curreri of Revere passed away suddenly on January 6. Marion loved spending time with her family at their cottage in Maine, especially with her grandchildren, where she enjoyed fishing, sunset cruises, hummingbird and eagle watching, long conversations on her hammock by the lake and...
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Nick Bua Honored

January 6, 2017
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Nick Bua Honored

Councillor Ira Novoselsky presented retiring Director of the Revere Veterans Services Depatment Nick Bua with a special plaque to commemorate his service to country and City.
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Police Chief Cafarelli’s Contract Not to be Renewed

January 6, 2017
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Police Chief Cafarelli’s Contract Not to be Renewed

By Cary Shuman Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli has confirmed that his contract as chief will not be renewed when it expires in June. Cafarelli told the Journal Tuesday that Mayor Brian Arrigo informed him in writing last week that he will not be reappointed as chief of the Revere Police Deparment. Cafarelli said...
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