Editorials

Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

May 21, 2015
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Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what...
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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we...
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Letters to the Editor

May 21, 2015
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“Quite the Dreamers” Dear Editor: Massachusetts’s politicians and many of its residents need to stop pipe dreaming and face reality for perhaps the first time in their life. As the horror and cost of the construction of the Big Dig is always present, the leaders and the residents still hold on to and actually...
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A Wonderful Tribute To Al Blasi

May 14, 2015
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We commend Revere High School director of athletic Shaun Hart and Revere High baseball coach Sean Brinkley for the baseball program’s outstanding tribute to Al Blasi that was held Monday at Conigliaro Field. Hart and Brinkley felt that an appropriate honor for the late Mr. Blasi would be to have the 2015 season dedicated...
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Favoring More Oversite

May 14, 2015
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At a recent City Council meeting I proposed a change to our City’s ordinances that would allow the City Council to vote on any grant money before it is spent. While most cities in the Commonwealth require a vote of their City Council before grant money is spent, in Revere we are stuck with...
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Letter to the Editor

May 14, 2015
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It’s Time for Change Dear Editor: We are being invaded, where are our troops, do we need the National Guard! I don’t think so; it’s time to sit down with our well-trained local police dept. along with who is in charge of the traffic lights at the various enter-sections located along Broadway. We are...
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Local Students Tour Courthouse

May 14, 2015
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Members of the District Attorney’s Youth Council traveled to the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department recently.  In addition to touring the courthouse, the students met with Chief Justice Robert Ronquillo (formerly the first justice out at East Boston court and a Revere resident), who oversees all business in the BMC’s eight...
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Revere Shines:Citywide Cleanup a Huge Success

May 7, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and the City of Revere certainly set the standard for all future cleanup events with a tremendous turnout of more than 500 volunteers for its fifth annual Revere Shines Cleanup Day that was held April 25. To draw that many people, representing so many different groups, organizations, and even sports teams...
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Letters to the Editor

May 7, 2015
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Thank you to snow angels Dear Mayor Rizzo, Through you and the City of Revere, we would like to commend the Snow Angels Program. These young men and women of the RHS ROTC, a great group of kids. They were so kind and helpful to us during this monumental winter season. Thank you again,...
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Richard “Dicky” Penn:A Fine Man Who Served Our City Well

May 7, 2015
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Richard “Dicky” Penn, who died April 24 after a lengthy illness, was a hard-working and highly respected Ward 2 city councillor who served five terms, with the voters re-electing him four times to be their voice on the Revere City Council. Richard Penn earned the honor of being elected president of the Council in...
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Da Daniel Conley’s Basketball Tournament a Great Event

May 7, 2015
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We were so proud to take part in Suffolk County District Daniel F. Conley 7th Annual Basketball For Peace Tournament at the UMass Boston Clark Athletic Center. DA Conley and his staff once again accomplished the mission of this wonderful event: to bring Boston’s young people together for a day of safe, healthy, team-oriented...
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Time for Colleges and Universities to Lead

May 7, 2015
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 Campus sexual violence has been the subject of an intense national conversation recently, but that dialogue often lacks critical input from schools that are already taking steps to improve their campus climates. Colleges and universities, it’s time for you to lead on this issue.  So far, and with good reason, most of the attention...
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Revere Through Years

April 24, 2015
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10 years ago April 20, 2005 State Senator Jarrett Barrios said this week that if Middlesex County D.A. Martha Coakley decides to run for Attorney General, he will seek Coakley’’s D.A. post. The current Atty. General, Tom Reilly, recently announced  his candidacy for Governor. Revere school officials and the teachers’ union have agreed that...
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Revere High JROTC Aids Senior Residents

April 24, 2015
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Last Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Dan Rizzo held a pizza party and recognition ceremony for the  Revere High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) members that participated in the Snow Angel Program. We would like to join the Mayor in extending our appreciation to this group of RHS students that provide a crucial service...
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For Kids Only Afterschool Celebrates Milestone

April 24, 2015
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When Deborah Kneeland Keegan founded For Kids Only 30 years ago, not even she could have forecast the success that her after-school program would attain and the national model it would become for other programs of this kind. Keegan was a pioneer in understanding the crucial need for comprehensive after-school activities that would enhance...
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Congratulations to Revere’s Fulbright Scholar, Sarah Chaves

April 18, 2015
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We congratulate Revere High School teacher and lifelong Revere resident Sarah Chaves on her receiving a Fulbright Scholarship. This is a prestigious and noteworthy award for Ms. Chaves. She will use this scholarship to study in the Azores next year. As highly regarded an achievement as being a Fulbright Scholar is, this high honor...
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Mayor Stands up for Revere after an Historic Winter

April 18, 2015
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We agree with Mayor Dan Rizzo that President Barack Obama should have declared a disaster for  the entire historic winter that dropped more than 100 inches of snow on the Greater Boston area, including the City of Revere. Instead the President only declared a disaster for Jan. 26-28, the first major snowstorm of the...
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McMackin Park Flooding Situation Must Be Addressed Immediately

April 9, 2015
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 We can say without dispute that Revere Little League has one of the best ballparks in the region. Some of us, who played Little League Baseball in neighboring communities, always hoped that we could play a game in McMackin Park, the unique ballpark known affectionately as “Little Fenway.” And sure enough, Revere Little League...
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Problem Solving and Helping People – Public/Private Partnerships

April 9, 2015
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 In the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, George Bailey embodies a human spirit of community-based generosity that we don’t see much these days.  The new normal is that our neighbors are oftentimes strangers.  Last summer’s F2 tornado tested the community of Revere.  With damages in the millions, dozens of families lost their homes and...
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Commenting on the Latest Irregularities in Casino Process

April 9, 2015
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I want to commend Secretary Beaton for his common sense approach in denying Wynn Everett its MEPA certificate yesterday and Director Buckley for finally putting a stop to a disturbing pattern of behavior. As the Secretary and his staff pointed out, the project still does not do enough to mitigate its impacts and the illegal land deal between...
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