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Letters to the Editor

July 30, 2015
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Responding to letter on Mackin Field Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Mayor Rizzo’s Letter to the Editor in your July 22nd edition. As MA District 16 Administrator for Little League Baseball, I have closely followed the debate over the future of McMackin Field. I wish nothing more than to see Little...
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Former Resident Takes Stand Against Injustice

July 30, 2015
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By Carla Dimare Rebellion taking place in our country goes beyond Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. Our justice system is broken not just for people of color. It is failing all of us. Preserving public respect for our courts is essential to a peaceful democratic society. Spreading unrest in our country shows...
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Remembering the Worst of Mother Nature and Celebrating the Best of Revere

July 30, 2015
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By Mayor Dan Rizzo   The City of Revere experienced Suffolk County’s first tornado in recorded history on July 28, 2014. And one year ago this week, we met the worst of Mother Nature and responded with the best of our community. The tornado tore a two mile long path through Revere down the entire length...
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Whales Ahoy

July 30, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...
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One Year Later…

July 30, 2015
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Everyone has a different memory of the tornado that struck Revere last year. For some, it was driving down Broadway with tree limbs — and even a 500 pound dumpster — strewn across the roadway. For others, it was being at home and having trees uprooted and roofs torn off. The list could easily...
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A Great Day for Revere

July 30, 2015
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If someone had said of the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival (when it first began 12 years ago), “It will just keep getting better and better, year after year,” it would not have been unreasonable for a listener to have been suspect of such a statement. However, that truly has been the case with...
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Safe Housing Task Force – A Comprehensive Fix for Problem Properties

July 22, 2015
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Whether a home is overcrowded, an eye-sore, or safety hazard, problem properties can be one of the most significant quality of life issues for any neighborhood. My administration is meeting this challenge head on, working aggressively and comprehensively to fix each and every problem property in Revere. Overcrowding causes numerous problems such as fire...
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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2015
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State House delegaryion deserves praise To the Editor:  House Speaker Robert DeLeo, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State Representative RoseLee Vincent deserve praise for their amazing work throughout the FY 2017 State Budget. Budget items that are dedicated specifically to Revere include: over $1.2 million for parks and playgrounds, upgrades to the Rossetti-Cowan Senior...
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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...
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Reforming Police Services

July 14, 2015
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Since taking office, one of my top priorities has been to re-energize and professionalize police services through new management techniques, community policing and increased staffing. While crime has steadily declined across all categories over the last three and a half years that I have been in office, I still hear from residents that public...
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Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2015
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Home Run Dear Editor: You could say, it’s a home run, or you could say, it’s going the distance, or it’s a four bagger. However you want to say it, Harry Dello Russo Stadium is a state of the art facility and one of the best I’ve ever seen. As a former school committeeman...
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Clarification

July 14, 2015
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Lynne Barrasso of Hair’s What’s Happening will be working at Chez Continental Salon at 766 Broadway, Suite 2, effective Wednesday, July 15. Hair’s What’s Happening will have the same telephone number (781-289-3977) and the same email address (hairswhatshappening.1@comcast.net). Hair stylist Ashley Lentini will also be moving to Chez Continental Salon.
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Partners Health Helping Summer Food Programs

July 14, 2015
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Just as Matt Fishman, vice president for Community Health at Partners Health Care, stated in this week’s Revere Journal, “The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps keep thousands of children and families well nourished during the busy summer months,” including hundreds of residents of Revere. And while Partners HealthCare indicated is grateful to be...
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Thank You, James Cunningham

July 14, 2015
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James Cunningham is a pioneer in the elder care industry, having overseen Massachusetts’ first home care agency that became the model for the rest of the state. It became a model because James Cunningham, who retired on June 30, understood the most vital needs of seniors in his important role as the executive director...
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Letters to the Editor

July 3, 2015
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More on the Hill School project Dear Editor: At a recent meeting at Revere City Hall called by Ward 4 City Councilor Stephen Reardon residents were invited to express their views on possible traffic problems at the newly rebuilt Harry Della Russo Stadium and the new elementary school next to it. In a letter...
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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth of July

July 3, 2015
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Although the long-range weather forecast seems to indicate that Mother Nature will not be very cooperative for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend (unseasonably cool temperatures with a good chance of rain in our area), we’re sure that all of our fellow Americans will find a way to celebrate the holiday in appropriate fashion....
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Thank You, Kitty Bowman

June 25, 2015
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Kitty Bowman, the long-time director of RevereCARES who impacted so many residents’ lives in a positive way – and who truly went above and beyond in her position, retired last week. The announcement ends a very productive record of accomplishments by Bowman, who became one of the most respected and admired leaders in this...
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Rizzo Supports Increasing Earned Income Tax Credit

June 25, 2015
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Governor Baker and the Massachusetts Senate have put forth two separate proposals to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit for working families in our state.  This is a brave step to address income inequality for the residents of our state and should be commended. As Mayor of Revere, I meet residents everyday who are...
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Letters to the Editor

June 25, 2015
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Concerned over issues  Dear Editor: At a recent meeting inside Revere City Hall where issues related to the opening of the new McKinley School and the rebuild Harry Della Russo stadium were discussed, area residents were invited to ask questions about the city’s plans to deal with a myriad of uncertain prospects related to...
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Clarification

June 18, 2015
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In last week’s Revere Journal it was incorrectly stated that the council voted to send a letter to Wynn, LLC. The vote was to send a letter to the attorney general’s office. Also, the incorrect councillor was credited with bringing forth a motion for new signage in local parks. The initial proposal called for...
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