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Letter to the Editor

May 27, 2016
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Thanks for the Scholarship Dear Revere Journal: I just wanted to take this time to tell you how thankful I am for this scholarship. It helped me so much with affording my books and other expenses that I could nearly afford: This money took a load off my dad because he is the only...
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We Need to Rethink Language Immersion in Schools

May 27, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico One of the most important priorities for our Commonwealth’s schools is to ensure that our students have the tools to succeed – both academically and vocationally – in today’s rapidly globalizing economy.  And yet, far too often, I hear from families and educators in my district about students who struggle...
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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...
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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...
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Letter to the Editor

May 20, 2016
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Against flavored tobacco Dear Editor As a Revere parent and staff member of the Revere CARES coalition I care deeply about the health and wellbeing of our youth and I was alarmed to learn from Lacina Onco of the Metro Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership how the tobacco industry uses fruit and candy flavored tobacco...
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Healthy Food Equals a Healthy Economy

May 20, 2016
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by Mayor Brian Arrigo and Andrea Janota, MPH More than one million Massachusetts residents, including over 300,000 children, live in economically distressed urban and rural communities with limited access to markets carrying healthy, affordable foods, such as fresh produce, meat and dairy products. Revere is no exception. Unhealthy options tend to concentrate in working-class...
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A Great Cause

May 20, 2016
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Under beautiful skies, the Wounded Vet Ride with more than 6,000 motorcycles participating went through parts of our community last weekend.  The Ride helped raise funds for four local veterans who were wounded in combat overseas. The idea of the ride was first started by Winthrop resident Andrew Biggio and former East Boston State...
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Thank You Dan Rizzo

May 20, 2016
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Like so many residents and officials in Revere, year after year former Mayor Dan Rizzo has always been generous to the Community Scholarship Fund that helps Revere High School students with financial aid to further their educational pursuit. This year Rizzo was really generous. He donated the remaining funds from his Election Committee that...
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Letter to the Editor

May 13, 2016
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Thanks all donors for the quarter The City of Revere Community Scholarship wants to thank the following Individuals who  made contributions from Jan. 1, 2016 through April, 2016   Leaders     ($100 and above) Dan rizzo   Benefactors ($100.) Robert m. Cassidy Gennaro cataldo, dmd Daniel Doherty Evelyn Morris   Sponsors ($50.) Jobsom Almeida Mr....
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The End of An Era

May 13, 2016
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For those of us who grew up in this area a generation (or more) ago, a mid-summer Friday night was not complete without stopping at Wonderland Dog Track to watch Swifty outrun the greyhounds.  You would get into the grandstand and place your bets — hopefully hitting the Trifecta — and then go off...
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Congratulations to Youth in Motion

May 13, 2016
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The recent opening of the new facility of Youth in Motion on Broadway is a testament to the faith of Deborah Kneeland Keegan in the future of Revere. Deborah has built a quality facility to serve school-age children year-round in a safe and affordable after-school program. The fact that many elected officials were on...
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Great News from Revere Schools

May 13, 2016
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The story in last week’s Journal about Revere High senior Luke Hartnett’s acceptance to MIT and the news that senior Alicia Barry has been admitted to Harvard University, puts an exclamation point on the fine work performed day-in and day-out by the teachers, administrators, and students in the Revere public schools. The success in...
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Summer Camps Offer Children a Safe Place to Grow

May 7, 2016
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By Kate Lemay  Summer camp remains one of the few places where today’s often overscheduled and over protected children have to rough it, stretch their boundaries, and conquer the challenges of the great-outdoors all without the guidance of their parents.  As a mom and a 20-year camp professional, I believe that camp is a...
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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016
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This Sunday is a day set aside to honor our mothers. Few can doubt the loyalty and love that our mothers have exhibited to their children despite the difficulty that some of their children may cause. Growing up in this area more than 50 years ago, mothers were always treated with a special amount...
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Good Job,Mayor Arrigo,City Councillors

May 7, 2016
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When running a business, there are always two types of expenditures – fixed costs and variable costs.  The fixed costs are just that — they can never be eliminated. In a recent story, it was noted that Mayor Brian Arrigo and City Councillors took the action to lessen one of the City of Revere’s...
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Letters to the Editor

April 29, 2016
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When Arab Immigrants bring their non-verbal communication knowledge to the U.S. Dear Editor: Noble culturalists interested in bridging the gaps existing between people of different cultures have been working on decoding extra-linguistic features that are misinterpreted by outsiders. These extra-linguistic features are referred to as non-verbal communication skills that a native of a specific...
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Massport Opens Its Doors

April 29, 2016
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More than 1,500 area students recently were allowed the opportunity to explore and touch first-hand the machinery and airplanes that are used every day at Logan International Airport at the Aviation and Maritime STEM Education Expo. As Massport CEO Thomas Glynn succinctly pointed out, “It is through organizations like Massport that students are exposed...
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Good News for Homeowners and Families

April 29, 2016
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Revere was highlighted in a recent Boston Globe article for being a community that the Globe ranked among the top real estate markets in the Greater Boston area, along with other communities such as Concord, Newton, and  Cambridge. The road to get to the point where Revere is being hailed as a great place...
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Earth Day 2016 – Lasting Environmental Partnerships

April 21, 2016
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By Martin Suuberg As we mark Earth Day on April 22, 2016, it is a good time to reaffirm the idea that partnerships and working together are powerful tools for environmental protection. The Baker-Polito Administration values collaboration, and to reach our environmental protection goals, everyone must play a role. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental...
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Letters to the Editor

April 21, 2016
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Morabito says  Thank You I want to thank everyone who put so much time and effort into our Senate campaign. Unfortunately, we we were not successful tonight.   It was nice to meet so many people along the campaign trail. I am proud to say that we ran against the finest Senatorial Candidates and I...
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