Editorials

Good Financial News From City Hall

February 26, 2015
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The weather of the last five weeks is enough to get anyone down.  Cold, snow and ice are just a daily occurrence. However, Monday night at the City Council meeting, Mayor Dan Rizzo told the councillors about a bright spot in Revere. The news that the Revere has earned a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award...
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Committee on Track With Kelly

February 26, 2015
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We commend the Revere School Committee for moving forward in their negotiations of a contract with Assistant Superintendent Dianne Kelly for the position of superintendent of Revere public schools. Kelly has been involved in the Revere schools for 20 years. She has been an excellent teacher and administrator and has had the benefit of...
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Thank You Firefighters

February 26, 2015
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We want to applaud the heroic actions of Revere firefighters, Lt. Corey Robson and firefighter Chuck DelGreco-Roman, whose efforts resulted in the rescue of Revere resident Albie Sheridan from icy waters last Thursday. Their immediate response in this emergency situation in below-freezing temperature helped save Sheridan and his two dogs, Lola and Thunder. Millions...
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Letters to the Editor

February 26, 2015
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We can and should dedicate more resources to treating substance use disorders Dear Editor: With a 46 percent increase in opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts from 2012 to 2013, it is wise for Governor Charles Baker to focus the public’s attention on this health crisis and dedicate more state resources to combat substance use...
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More Substance Counselors Are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...
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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2015
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Doing a good job, but Dear Editor, I think the people working for the City of Revere plowing snow are doing a good job cleaning up the streets during snow storms, but………. During these snowstorms, the City plows the snow coming down Augustus Street making a right hand turn onto Malden Street, manage to...
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Revere Through the Years

February 12, 2015
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10 years ago February 9, 2005 Mayor Thomas Ambrosino told an approving audience in the City Council Chamber that the city has weathered the fiscal crises of the past two years and is now back on track to face a bright future. Local developers and real estate moguls Richard and Steven Clayman have purchased...
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A Good Job Handling Snowstorms

February 10, 2015
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We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past week, creating difficult challenges for our Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways. It was a monumental assignment and there is even more snow in the forecast for this week and next. What...
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City Salaries in Line With Area Trends

February 10, 2015
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The annual Top 100 List of salaries for Revere city employees appears in this week’s Revere Journal. The list reveals that more than 168 employees earned more than $100,000. Our story follows a Boston Globe story that indicated that 10,500 state employees were paid more than $100,000 last year. These salaries are indicative of...
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Letters to the Editor

February 10, 2015
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Batteries Not Included Dear Editor What’s the one phrase that can quickly change the mood from festive to foul for any child opening a brand new, shiny toy? “Batteries not included!” Or how about that product featured on a home shopping channel or infomercial – you know, the one that’ll make you happy, solve...
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Letter to the Editor

January 30, 2015
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No more cuts Dear Governor Baker, We are writing to urge you not to impose further 9c cuts to elderly home care. On October 19, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick made a total of $2.37 million in 9c cuts to Elder Affairs line items, including $1.52 million to home care services. Protective services, congregate housing...
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Local Officials Address Heroin/Opiate Epidemic

January 22, 2015
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We would like to draw your attention to the story about the opiate awareness summit that was held Friday at North Shore Community College in Lynn. It is a fact that this community has been affected by the heroin/opiate epidemic. There were 70 overdoses in Revere and more than 250 overdoses in Lynn. It...
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Letter to the Editor

January 22, 2015
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Forbidden: Remembering the Past Working on the Beach Dear Editor: The worst thing about working at Hurley’s Bath House at Revere Beach was not having another carefree summer to do with what I pleased. The best thing – even beyond earning more money than ever before – was watching women get dressed by occasionally...
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Revere Through the Years

January 22, 2015
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10 years ago January 19, 2005   Joe Singer, a Revere native recently returned home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the Marines, was attacked by a group of youths a few doors down from his home on Crescent Ave. and suffered a serious stab wound. The former Broadway National Bank at...
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Reflecting on the Last 100 years

January 12, 2015
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The celebration of the 100th Anniversary on Monday night in the Council Chamber noting the changing of the government of the Revere from a Town form to a City  form was a very impressive affair.  City Clerk Ashley Melnik is to be congratulated for leading the organization of this affair. We provide two excerpts...
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Letters to the Editor

January 12, 2015
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Remembering the old Carousel Dear Editor: Recently as I read the letters section of the Revere Journal I read a letter to the editor about the old Carousel at the Hippodrome at old Revere Beach back in the day. I remembered how sad I was to see the old amusement strip demolished and was...
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Ring Out The Old….

December 30, 2014
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...
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Moroccan American Community Fundraising Event

December 30, 2014
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On Saturday, December 26th, 2014, the Moroccan American community of Greater Boston organized a Fundraising event at Revere High School to help the victims of the latest flash flood that ravaged Southern Morocco. The event was part of a  series of events organized by Moroccan Americans across the United States of America under the...
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Suffolk DA Conley Holds Course in Cutting-Edge Interview Techniques

December 30, 2014
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Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley hosted a psychology professor and a veteran police investigator for a two-day training in cutting-edge interview techniques as part of his ongoing continuing education program. The training, led by Prof. Brent Snook of the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Constable Todd Barron of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary,...
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Merry Christmas: Still Time to Help Those in Need

December 24, 2014
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Christmas is almost upon us and it promises to be the merriest Christmas in many years for most Americans. Our long, twin nightmares of deep economic recession and seemingly-unending wars in the Middle East are over. It is fair to say that as a nation, we are in a much better place than we...
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