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Letters to the Editor

March 24, 2017
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WINTHROP MOTHERS OUT FRONT WILL PRESENT A FORUM Dear Editor: Winthrop Mothers Out Front will present a Gas Pipeline Forum on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 6-7:30 pm with refreshments at 6 pm and presentation beginning at 6:30 pm. The forum will take place at Winthrop Community Access TV studio (WCAT) 165 Winthrop St.,...
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Focusing on the Fundamentals

March 24, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo No matter how many big-picture, long term plans we have for the future of our city, nothing is more important than the day-to-day fundamentals. Basic city services like street and sidewalk repair have a huge impact on our quality of life. Historically, Revere has not done a good job of...
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Hispanics Shouldn’t Over-Interpret Trump’s Election

March 24, 2017
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By Gus West It’s safe to say that Donald Trump doesn’t have many fans in the Hispanic community. The real estate mogul rose to power spewing rhetoric that was openly hostile to Latinos. He’s promised to deport more undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the nation’s southern border. And who can forget his...
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Letters to the Editor

March 17, 2017
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THANKS FOR SUPPORT Dear Editor I’d like to thank everyone that helped make our 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day event another great success last Wednesday night!  It was so good to see so many old friends, along with many new ones.  As I announced my candidacy for Councilor-at-Large, I couldn’t help but reflect back...
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Rick Perry’s Doe Agenda: Cleaning House, Trump’s Clean Energy

March 17, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews As the new head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry faces many challenges from the bureaucracy, environmentalists, and the media. President Jimmy Carter created the agency in 1977, partly in response to Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries’ decision to use oil as a political weapon. DOE, whose proposed...
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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...
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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...
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Building Revere’s 21st Century Econonmy

March 10, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo For seven years, Wonderland has laid dormant – a decaying relic of a bygone era. While the rest of the region is undergoing unprecedented economic growth, Wonderland continues to crumble, despite sitting steps from the beach and the Blue Line, minutes from downtown Boston. That is finally changing. After years...
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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...
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Veterinarians:Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

March 3, 2017
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By Dr. Arve Lee Willingham Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Consider leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted through infected animal urine that claimed dozens of...
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A Professional and Accountable City Hall

March 3, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo  On Monday, the UMass-Boston Collins Center for Public Management presented to the City Council a Human Resources report and analysis. The report outlines the city’s most glaring HR deficiencies — most notable being that Revere is by far the largest city in the Commonwealth without an HR Director. It identifies...
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Letter to the Editor

March 3, 2017
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New options for consumers To the Editor, The sharing economy is changing the way the world does business, delivering new options for consumers and extra income for service providers like those who occasionally rent out space in their home on a short-term basis. That’s a good thing. But as these new technologies continue to...
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Thank You, Gov Baker

March 3, 2017
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The announcement this week by Governor Charlie Baker and Lieut. Gov. Karyn Polito of the release of $335,735 (out of a total of $5.7 million to cities and towns across the state) in competitive grants to Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop for use in targeting gang violence comes as welcome...
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Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2017
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$18 MILLION LEGISLATURE PAY RAISE Dear Editor: Our Legislators voted themselves an appalling $18 million in raises, stipends and expense account increases. This was done with lightning speed under the cover of the Patriots Super Bowl win and a national political hysteria. This act avoided public debate or opposition, and it increased compensation by...
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Robert Kraft’s Relationship with the President is More than Okay

February 28, 2017
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By Jonathan Salemi The New England Patriots won Super Bowl 51 by overcoming unbelievable odds. But there was another story line to this game that will continue growing. A section of America doesn’t like Patriots owner Robert Kraft because of his friendship with President Donald Trump. Mr. Kraft bought the Patriots in 1994 while...
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Continuing to Tackle the Opioid Crisis

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Ending the stigma around addiction needs to be more than just a slogan: it requires a serious commitment from leaders at all levels of government. That’s why I have made this work central to my first year in office. Last year, my administration launched a Substance Use Disorder Initiatives office...
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Worth Considering

February 28, 2017
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The announcement by Mayor Brian Arrigo in his recent State of the City Address that the site of Wonderland Dog Track is his number one priority for a development certainly is good news. This 34-acre site should be a catalyst for more development throughout the city. However, rather than allowing the entirety of the...
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The Opioid Battle Continues

February 28, 2017
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Just three weeks ago when the Revere statistics were released for opioid deaths and overdoses in 2016, it appeared that the measures in place combatting this terrible crisis were working, as there was a significant decrease reported.  However, just a week later, the sudden spike in overdoses and two possible deaths (there were four...
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Congratulations,RHS Basketball Teams

February 28, 2017
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This has been one of the most exciting winters in Revere High School basketball history. The Revere High girls basketball team, under first-year head coach Lianne O’Hara, became the biggest story on the North Shore, accumulating 18 consecutive victories while earning the No. 1 ranking in the state. While the girls were excelling, first-year...
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Beating Cancer Shouldn’t Force Patients into Bankruptcy

February 17, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe and Patricia J. Goldsmith Liza Bernstein survived breast cancer three times. But it took all she had. She lost her home and savings to the costs of tests and treatments. She’s not technically bankrupt — but that’s only because she “couldn’t afford the fees” to file the claim. Liza recently...
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