Editorials

Letter to the Editor

June 21, 2018
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THANK YOU BIC Dear Editor: We the residents of the Howe Bldg., in Beachmont would like to express our gratitude to “The Beachmont Improvement Committee.” The beautiful park they maintain is ‘beautiful,’  and having that at our front door, starts our day with a smile. “Thanks” to all who make it happen. The residents...
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Addressing the Rat Problem in Revere

June 21, 2018
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Public concern about rodents, particularly rats, has escalated steadily in recent years. Longstanding efforts to combat rodent infestation, overseen by the City’s Inspectional Services Department, has had a modicum of success. The Department’s resources and manpower, however, have been insufficient to implement a large scale approach to rodent control. Understanding the need for a...
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Is This Really America?

June 21, 2018
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The national disgrace that is occurring at our southern border is something that we never could have imagined happening in the United States of America. The images of children separated from their parents and locked behind chain link fences evokes the worst horrors of the 20th century —  the concentration camps and gulags to...
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Fighting the Rat Problem

June 21, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo is to be congratulated for undertaking an aggressive program to stem and control the rat population growth in our community. Nothing can be more distressing to any resident or homeowner than seeing a rat scurrying along the streets or sidewalks or hearing rustling sounds in the rubbish bags. There is something...
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With God and Richard Pipes

June 15, 2018
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Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator. The most respected academic authority on the Russian Revolution, 20th century communism, and the Cold War has died. He was Richard Pipes, longtime professor of Russian history at Harvard, and a remarkable man. Where to start with an adequate tribute to Professor Pipes? I’ll...
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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 15, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...
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Glenda Jackson — a True Inspiration

June 15, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...
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A Great Day for All Citizens

June 15, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation joined with Mayor Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it is evident that...
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Letters to the Editor

June 12, 2018
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POINT OF PINES FIRE STATION Dear Editor: While attending a Revere City Council sub-committee meeting regarding the Point Pines Fire Station a number of possibilities were mentioned. As a former City Councillor, public safety is certainly my top priority. This is why I am calling for increased of spending for fire stations and infrastructure....
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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

June 12, 2018
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For  Revere High School seniors graduation day is Thursday and  this day is one of the few occasions that brings a smile to the faces of everyone in a community, regardless of whether they know a graduate. It is an occasion when all of us share in the joy — and pride — that...
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Ask Rusty: Spousal and Survivor Benefits

June 2, 2018
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Dear Rusty: I worked in my career, but I now get Social Security disability.  My husband retired in 2015 at age 66 and took his Social Security at that time.  When he is 70 can I get spousal benefits from his Social Security or is that not allowed? And if I can’t get them...
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Letter to the Editor

June 2, 2018
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A WORRISOME ISSUE Dear Editor: In the aftermath of another deadly school shooting where a gunman took 10 more lives (8 students and 2 teachers) and 13 more were wounded in Santa Fe, Texas on May 18, 2018; we realize that school shootings in recent times have become quite a worrisome issue.  Are our...
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We All Benefit from Clean Beaches

June 2, 2018
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For those of us who grew up in the Greater Boston area in the period from the 1960s through the 1990s, the SH/SB’s annual report card never fails to amaze us. Boston Harbor had served as the dumping ground for industrial and sewage waste for more than a century and by the 1980s, was...
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Letters to the Editor

May 25, 2018
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DO NOT PASS FINES FOR NOT SHOVELING SIDEWALKS To the Editor, I sincerely hope that the council does not pass an ordinance that fines citizens for not shoveling snow from their sidewalks. From what I read in the advocate, the inspiration for the ordinance was due to a councilor seeing school children walking on the...
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Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

May 25, 2018
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...
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Letters to the Editor

May 17, 2018
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A HEARTFELT THANK YOU Dear Editor, We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the Stop & Shop on Squire Road and their customers for their generosity, which allows our local chapter of St. Vincent de Paul to assist those in our community that are in need of our help. If it were not...
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President Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

May 17, 2018
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No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why: More than 325 million people live in the United States.  By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes,...
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Well-Deserved Recognition

May 17, 2018
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The presentation to the city of the Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is quite an honor of which Mayor Brian Arrigo and his financial team should be justly proud. In addition, we would be remiss if we did not mention that the members of the City Council, in cooperation...
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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard-working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly supports...
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Captain Amy O’Hara

May 11, 2018
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 25 years since newly promoted Revere Police Captain Amy O’Hara joined the Revere Police Department. It was clear to everybody, both from within and outside the Police Department, that upon her being sworn in as an officer in 1994, that Captain O’Hara was destined for great...
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