Editorials

EPA’s Emissions Reports Trades Science for Politics

July 22, 2016
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By Jeff Stier The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report on greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates shrewd political strategy — and a wanton disregard for objective science. Using a questionable methodology, the EPA found that the nation’s methane emissions have been dramatically higher in recent years than previously thought. And for the EPA, this is a...
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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2016
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STATE AGENCY NEEDS YOUR COMMENTS Dear Editor: It is time for all Revere residents totell how the Wheelabrator incinerator and ash landfill on Rte. 107 in Saugus is affecting us. Because their ash landfill is almost full and they want an okay to keep dumping into the marsh  for another five years, state environmental...
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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...
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Be Sure to Attend The Festival

July 22, 2016
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There could be as many 800,000 visitors to Revere Beach this weekend for the 2016 International Sand Sculpting Festival. This unique spectacle has become a world-class event right in our backyard on the beach that has been a treasure for this community for a long time. The Revere Beach Partnership deserves a lot of...
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Letters to the Editor

July 18, 2016
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Thank you to Revere Fire Department Dear Editor: Over the course of the last few years, it has become necessary for me to call the Revere Fire Department for assistance with my ill husband.  Without fail, they responded immediately. During these emergencies, each member of the Engine 5 unit has been professional, kind, and...
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Sadness Across America

July 18, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...
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Letter to the Editor

July 8, 2016
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There are many generous people Dear Editor, We often hear about so many sad and negative stories in the news that I just wanted to share this thank you to Natalie from Cal Zone with your readers to remind us all of the outstanding and generous people we live among. My son and husband,...
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Reflecting On the Meaning of Ramadan for Many Muslims

July 8, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir Tuesday, July 5 marked the last day of the fasting month of Ramadan in the city of Revere, Boston and other cities and states across the U.S.  Most Muslims around the globe celebrated the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, July 6, and only a few countries celebrated this holiday on...
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Revere Beach Remains A Local Treasure

July 8, 2016
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In two weeks, more than 800,000 people are expected to attend the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. It is one more successful chapter in the long history of the first public beach that was established in 1895. As Mayor Brian Arrigo stated in a story in this week’s Journal, Revere Beach is a...
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Letter to the Editor

July 1, 2016
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Thank you Mayor Brian Arrigo Dear Editor: The tree is finally gone after six years and it took one day with a new administration. I want to thank you, Mayor Brian Arrigo, and assistant, Joe Gravellese. The tree that I have been trying to have taken down for the past six an a half...
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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...
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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...
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Letter to the Editor

June 25, 2016
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Thank you Vertuccio  & Smith Funeral Home Dear Editor: The Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center is extremely grateful to Ralph P. Vertuccio, Jr. and Danny S. Smith of Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home for the surprise donation of assorted pastries, cannolis, cookies, and mini-pastries from Luberto’s Bakery.  Ralph and Danny have a wonderful giving reputation that...
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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 25, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...
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Congratulations,Chief Doherty

June 25, 2016
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Gene Doherty has retired as the chief of the Revere Fire Department, ending a distinguished 46-year career in the profession. Every day on the job Gene Doherty brought his best and he understood the strong fraternity that is firefighting. At Sunday’s Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said that firefighters are heroes and...
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Lacrosse,Softball Programs are on the Rise at Revere High School

June 25, 2016
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We had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Revere High lacrosse coach Steve Magno this week and talking about the success of his program and the emergence of junior Eddie Sullivan as the most prolific scorer in the Northeastern Conference. What became obvious from our conversation was how passionate coach Magno is about...
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Letters to the Editor

June 10, 2016
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Pleased with Mayor Arrigo Dear Editor: Six months into his term, Mayor Brian Arrigo seems to have done everything in his power to keep the promise he made to the voters of Revere, which was to bring accountability to Revere City Hall. While it might be a little early to put his name in...
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Impact of Charter Schools on Revere

June 10, 2016
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By Dianne Kelley, Carol Tye and Paul Dakin As the statewide debate over the expansion of charter schools continues and November’s ballot question to lift the existing cap on charter schools looms, it’s important to consider the impact of charter schools on Revere. This year alone, charter schools will siphon off $1,787,210 in funds...
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Congratulations,RHS Class of 2016

June 10, 2016
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Graduation exercises for the Revere High School Class of 2016 will be held Thursday evening. For our community, high school graduation time is a city-wide celebration, even for those who do not have children or relatives among the graduates. All of us take pride in the accomplishments of our graduates, for we know that...
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Letter to the Editor

June 4, 2016
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A piece of Revere’s history Dear Editor: It’s hard to believe that  Wonderland structure is no more. 
When I was growing up in the 1950’s Wonderland and Suffolk Downs were the Disney Worlds of that time. Thousands of people came to Revere to go to the “horses” by day and to go to the...
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