Editorials

A Special Easter

April 16, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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Revere Is Safer

April 9, 2014
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The announcement last week of the successful arrests made in Operation High Tide by our local police force certainly comes as good news to many residents. The three-month investigation resulted in 26 local and smaller drug dealers being arrested in the early morning sting. These dealers have been selling primarily heroin to users.  Many...

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Congratulations, Roselee

April 9, 2014
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The recent election of RoseLee Vincent as Revere’s newest State Representative is a testament to  her character and the high regard  that she is held by voters in our community. For more than 25 years, RoseLee has been the point person for many residents who needed help from both former Rep. William Reinstein and...

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Thank You to the Volunteers

April 9, 2014
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On page 7 of this week’s newspaper is the story of local veterans donating their time and talents to help restore the USS Cassin Young. We want to publicly thank these volunteers for doing this work.  We know that given the tight budget constraints as well as the ever increasing of tax dollars to...

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Our Fallen Heroes

April 2, 2014
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People in this world may be divided by political views, race, sexual orientation, and religion but there is one group of people that are blind to this and will run into a burning inferno and save your life regardless if you are a democrat or republican, gay or straight, black or white, Catholic or...

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Only in America

March 28, 2014
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The article in last week’s Journal about the remarkable life-story of Antonio ‘Tony’ D’Ambrosio resonated deeply with many of our readers. Tony’s anecdotes of his years as a youth growing up in his native Italy, most notably his recollection of warming his feet in fresh cow manure on the family farm when it was...

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So, This Is Spring?

March 28, 2014
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Although the calendar told us that spring officially arrived last Thursday, Mother Nature, as usual, has decided on her own time frame for when she will allow spring to be sprung. As we are writing this editorial at the beginning of the week, the weatherman is telling us that temperatures will remain below freezing all day for the next two days...

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Spring Cleaning Time

March 28, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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Good Job: City Receives Upgrade on Bond Rating

March 18, 2014
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The news announced last week by Mayor Dan Rizzo and Revere Director of Finance George Anzuoni of the bond rating upgrade from Standard and Poor’s comes as great news for the taxpayers and residents of Revere. One only has to remember about a year ago when this same company downgraded the United States bond...

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Dr. Joel Snider

March 12, 2014
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For nearly four decades Dr. Joel Snider, has been a mainstay at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. He dedicated most of career to the people of East Boston, especially the elderly and chronically ill. Snider spent countless hours working in Home Care keeping many homebound, chronically ill elderly safe at home while avoiding...

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Callahan to Open next Wednesday

March 5, 2014
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It looks as though Revere motorists’ commute from Downtown will get a whole lot easier starting next Wednesday. The Callahan Tunnel, which has been closed since late December, will reopen on Wednesday, March 12. While the headache of trying to find another way home from Boston for close to three months was beginning to...

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The Decision Is Made; Now Let’s Work Together

February 26, 2014
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First, to both the proponents and opponents of the casino question, a thank you is in order for running two vigorous campaigns that resulted in more than 50% of Revere’s eligible voters coming out to cast their vote. This large  turnout — even more than what was cast in November shows how seriously thousands...

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The Casino Vote Is next Tuesday

February 19, 2014
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The decision of whether to have a casino located at Suffolk Downs will be decided next Tuesday by the Revere voters. In the last few weeks, the campaigns both for the casino and against have been intensifying. The major campaigns undertaken by both groups speak strongly about the importance of this issue.  Local voters...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 13, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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An Arms-Length Transaction

February 5, 2014
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The often used word in today’s jargon when one talks about the city or state or federal government is “transparency.”  Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner James McHugh has said publicly at the Commission’s regular meeting that what the  officials from Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun have been saying publicly is indeed the case — the facility...

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We Are in Good Hands: New Hill School Construction to Start

January 30, 2014
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The official groundbreaking for the new Hill School on Park Avenue is only a few weeks away and so is the start of the construction budget. As anyone who has ever done a building project, overruns are to be expected. And in the case of a $50 million project, one can only have nightmares...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 22, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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Walsh Needs to Be Reasonable about Casino Mitigation Package

January 15, 2014
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There are new twists and turns almost on a daily basis concerning the casino proposals at Mohegan Sun in Revere and Wynn Resorts in Everett. Two new developments we have been  following are: • Boston is still considered a surrounding community for both proposals, but Boston officials might be able to change that status...

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Rep. Reinstein’s Decision

January 8, 2014
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The decision last week  by Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein to resign her seat in the House of Representative and take a job in the private sector certainly came as a shock to many residents. However, in retrospect maybe it was to be expected. Like her father before her, Kathi has become a Revere institution being...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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