Editorials

Looking at the Veterans Day Committe

December 8, 2014
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The Revere Veterans Committee was established to conduct a Veterans’ Day ceremony for the City of Revere on behalf of the Veterans of Revere.  In 2003 we conducted the first, in many years, Veterans Day services and dinner for the Veterans of Revere and the Chelsea Soldiers Home at the VFW in Beachmont.  We...
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Letters to the Editor

December 8, 2014
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Investigating the Wynn Resort  Dear Commissioner McHugh: This letter addresses several troubling questions that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (the “Commission”) must now confront in light of the recent Wall Street Journal report that the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) Criminal Investigation Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration (the “DEA”) and United States Attorneys Offices in...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...
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Letter to the Editor

November 27, 2014
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Senior Center has many supporters Dear Editor: The Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center is fortunate to have many “friends” who are extremely supportive of our seniors in Revere. During November, in particular, we were especially ecstatic because some very special people mentioned below. These folks are very special and always willing to give of themselves without...
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Thanksgiving Brings about a Year of Better Health

November 27, 2014
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When people think about Thanksgiving , usually the first thing that comes into their thoughts is “food, family, and an amazing after dinner nap to be well rested for Black Friday shopping.” But, where did the real meaning of this holiday diminish to? Although, right in the name- often forgotten is to realize the...
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A Once in a Lifetime Experience

November 27, 2014
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In the early morning hours of Aug. 1, nine Revere students and three chaperones from the Revere Date Japanese Exchange Program boarded a plane to finish the exchange that began in July of 2013 right here in Revere.  The first seven days the group traveled to Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Tokyo. During this...
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Al Blasi Was a Terrific Baseball Coach and A Great Person

November 18, 2014
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Al Blasi was synonymous with Revere High School baseball for more than four decades. He helped student-athletes learn all aspects of the game – hitting, fielding, pitching, bunting, and running the bases. He was as an expert in baseball, a master of the fundamentals who knew how to teach the game and make it...
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Massachusetts has Become a Leader for Veterans

November 18, 2014
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Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to come together as a community and reaffirm ourselves to supporting veterans and upholding the ideals they have fought so valiantly for. This week I had the honor to join in Winthrop and Revere’s Veterans Day services and, in paying tribute, was reminded of the work that lies...
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Letters to the Editor

November 18, 2014
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I was shocked Dear Editor: I recently watched the Oct. 30 Economic Development subcommittee meeting and read Councilor Arrigo’ s article. Based on what I saw and read, I was shocked by our current state of economic development or their lack of development. During the Economic Development subcommittee meeting, Mayor Rizzo stated that he had spent three...
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Mayor Tom Menino

November 11, 2014
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The passing this week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness...
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Arthur T. Market Basket and Revere’s own Hollywood Ending

November 11, 2014
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Back in mid-August, I was on vacation, sitting in a coffee shop in Hollywood, California, opening the morning newspaper when I was astonished to see a front page story about the battle back home for control of the Market Basket grocery empire—a battle that had begun weeks before when I was still in Revere....
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Reaching Our Full Potential as a City

November 11, 2014
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Last Thursday night the City Council’s Economic Development Subcommittee met to discuss my proposal to start crafting a long-term comprehensive plan for the City of Revere. While I am encouraged by some of the incremental progress we’ve made over the last three years, there is no doubt in my mind that the long-term city-wide comprehensive planning process I am proposing is a crucial...
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Voters Set for Election Day on Tuesday Nov. 4

October 30, 2014
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The campaigns are in their final week and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 voters will have their say in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick has decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive come January. Candidates Charlie...
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Enjoy a Fun and Safe Halloween

October 30, 2014
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Halloween is a fun-filled celebration as children don costumes and participate in parties and trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. But as much fun as this day is for our young residents, we must stress the importance of safety and exercising extra caution. Motorists should be focused on safe driving without distractions as schoolchildren – many...
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Letters to the Editor

October 30, 2014
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I was shocked to read Dear Editor As a parent of an elementary school student in the Revere Public School system I was quite shocked to read that parents objected to instructors teaching about the nature and history of Islam in our schools, misconstruing it as proselytizing. Opponents of the curriculum may be surprised...
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Welcome, Market Basket to the City of Revere

October 25, 2014
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We are very excited to welcome Market Basket to the city of Revere and look forward with much anticipation to the opening of the brand new store in the Northgate Shopping Center this Sunday, Oct. 26. The many residents who have visited Market Basket stores in nearby communities such as Chelsea understand what a...
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Letters to the Editor

October 25, 2014
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“All right, Revere ball. First and ten.”  Dear Editor: We heard these words of Roger Naples so many times coming from the press box at Paul Revere Stadium and later Harry Della Russo Stadium.  For years, he was the voice of RHS football, the City Softball League, and of many sporting events in Revere. Like Johnny...
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Clarifying on Religious Teaching in the Revere Public Schools

October 25, 2014
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It has come to our attention that there is some misinformation circulating about the teaching of religion in our middle school social studies classrooms.  We would like to clarify what exactly is being taught and why it is being taught. In our middle school classrooms, we teach World Geography in grade 6, Ancient Civilizations...
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MGC Issues Warning About Lying to Commission

October 25, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) didn’t take any drastic action at last Thursday’s meeting concerning the federal indictment of three men in the Everett land deal, but it did issue a stern – if not comical – warning to those who might ponder being less than truthful to the Commission in the future. “As...
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Metro North Plan Could Complement Revere’s Development

October 19, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Economic Development Director John Festa have scheduled the city’s second economic summit for Nov. 21 and one of the issues surely that will be discussed is state  Housing and Economic Development Secretary’s Greg Bialecki’s land use plan for the newly named “Metro North” region that includes Revere and eight other...
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