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Letters to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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WE LIVE IN A GREAT COMMUNITY Dear Editor: We would like to take a moment to thank all the amazing people in our City.   We had an idea to create a calendar of events for kids with special needs, particularly autism, during Autism Awareness month in April. Our idea became a reality when we...
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Vote “Yes” on a Senior Citizen Residential Tax Exemption

May 26, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo The City Council unanimously voted in support of my proposal to adopt a 10% residential tax exemption for homes owned and occupied by qualifying senior citizens (65+).  The question now goes before the voters in November for ratification. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions to help you learn...
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Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...
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Continued Committment to Revere’s Infrastructure Needs

May 19, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Earlier this month, I invested $200,000 of the city’s free cash into sidewalk repairs, as part of my commitment to addressing Revere’s significant infrastructure needs. When I took office, the City had a backlog of over two years’ worth of sidewalk repair requests submitted via SeeClickFix or calls to the...
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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...
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June Could be the Month for Wonderland

May 19, 2017
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Another month has almost gone by and the deplorable state of the site of the former Wonderland Dog Track on North Shore Road just continues. Councillor John Powers has often pointed out that this derelict site is one of the main gateways into the city. Mayor Brian Arrigo is pressuring the owners to correct...
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Letter to the Editor

May 12, 2017
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RevereTV Always Committed to Seniors – Thank You  Dear friends: The Revere Office of Elder Affairs and the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center are truly fortunate to have a great community entity to partner with Revere TV (RTV). Executive Director Bob Dunbar, Scheduling & Program Coordinator Rick Promise, former Community Production Coordinator Bobby Driscoll, and current...
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House Passes Balanced FY 18 Budget

May 12, 2017
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By House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent We joined our colleagues last week to pass a $40.4 billion FY18 budget which represents a commitment to fiscal responsibility. The spending bill protects vulnerable residents through investments in early education and care (EEC), substance addiction initiatives, homelessness programs, and funding to help...
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Reps Deleo and Vincent Come Through — Again

May 12, 2017
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As we were reading through the list of appropriations that are earmarked for specific projects and programs for Revere in the new state budget proposed by the Mass. House for Fiscal Year 2018, it once again occurred to us how incredibly fortunate we are to have our own State Representatives, House Speaker Bob DeLeo...
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Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2017
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Keep Cafarelli To the Editor: I am writing with great surprise with regards to the article I read in the Revere Journal back on April 12th where Mayor Arrigo wanted “feedback” from residents regarding a new Police Chief and where he cited the qualifications that he was looking for.  Here is my recommendation- keep...
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Enacting Tax Relief for Seniors

May 5, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo On Monday night, the City Council voted in favor of my proposal to adopt a 10% residential tax exemption for qualifying senior citizens who own and occupy their homes. Under State Law, this proposal now goes to voters for approval as a ballot question in the regularly scheduled November election....
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Thank You Steve Wynn

May 5, 2017
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In today’s economy, good jobs that have been around for more than 80 years are hard to find.  One only has to look at the shuttered factories that are in our area that once employed thousands of workers who by these jobs achieved the American Dream. That is what the workers of Suffolk Down...
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Councillors Have Every Right to be Upset

May 5, 2017
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The saga of the Wonderland Dog Track site continues on, as Councillors again brought up the issue at Monday’s night meeting. Cars and revenue for the owners of the site keep increasing, while the increased dangerous risks for Revere and area firefighters also are increasing. City officials were told that the buildings would be...
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Letter to the Editor

April 29, 2017
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Commercial vehicle crackdown unfair To the Editor, Many of you may not realize that the City of Revere is currently conducting a crackdown on overtime parking for commercial vehicles.  I have been a resident of Endicott Avenue for the past 23 years and have been parking my Ford F 350 pickup truck in front...
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Repeal of Obamacare is Back, and Seniors Risk Being the Biggest Losers

April 29, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe As Congressional leaders and the White House restart negotiations on the American Health Care Act and look for other ways to curb federal healthcare expenditures, one program critical to America’s seniors stands to lose the most: Medicare Part D, the drug benefit program that has helped seniors live longer and...
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No Place for Hate

April 29, 2017
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This editorial is not about politics. It is not about an issue that mark us as Democrats vs. Repubilicans, liberals vs. conservatives, pro-life vs. pro-choice, higher vs. lower taxes, amnesty for immigrants vs. big, beautiful border walls, diplomacy vs. bombing No. Korea, Syria, Iran, or anyone else, pro gay, women’s, and minority rights vs....
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Medical Services Available for All at EBNHC

April 22, 2017
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By Manuel A. Lopes It is very important for all in this community to know they should not be afraid to seek medical services at EBNHC. Since we opened our doors in 1970, our mission has been to provide easily accessible, affordable, high-quality care, for ALL who live and work in our surrounding communities,...
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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

April 22, 2017
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On behalf of the City of Revere and the Substance Use Disorder Initiatives (SUDI) Office,  I am writing to invite you to a community forum on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM in the Learning Commons at Revere High School. As part of my commitment to addressing the Opioid epidemic in the Revere,...
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Letters to the Editor

April 22, 2017
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Dear Editor: I would like to thank Revere city council members George Rotondo and Patrick Keefe for their most gracious and timely response to a parking matter in Ward-4 . There had been a No Parking sign removed during last year’s Mountain Avenue street construction at the corner of Mountain Ave. and Adams Street...
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A Truly Perilous Time

April 22, 2017
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When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the...
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