Editorials

The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis:Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...
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Congratulations,Coach Cicatelli and the Revere High Football Team

December 2, 2016
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“Sheer joy” are the words that came to our mind Thanksgiving Day morning as we watched the Revere High football team exult in the immediate aftermath of their 14-7 victory over archival Winthrop on McCarthy Field at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The energy with which they performed their “Revere jacks” (a more energetic form...
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Targeting the Untapped Market of Wearables for Elder Care

November 24, 2016
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By Rahmat Shoureshi Today’s 20-something tech wizards might not worry about the challenges of old age. But they should. Seniors represent a huge untapped market for tech companies. While just 13 percent of America’s population is 65 or older today, that slice will jump to 19 percent by 2030. One area that holds particular...
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Letters to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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Election DAY thank you Dear Editor: I would like to publicly thank the following individual’s for working so hard to ensure the success of the last six State Elections; Mayor Brian M. Arrigo, Election Board Members: Robert N. Scrima, John V. Cammarata, Elizabeth Dixon, Election Staff member Caitlin C. Welch, Election help: Margaret Peroni,...
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Enjoy the Game with Respect and Dignity

November 24, 2016
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With the traditional Revere-Winthrop football game set for Thanksgiving Day and a large crowd expected for what promises to be an evenly-matched and exciting battle, we wish to remind all fans and players alike that it is their obligation to behave in a courteous, respectful, and dignified manner at all times. On two occasions...
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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a great...
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Why Were the Presidential Polls Wrong?

November 18, 2016
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by Dr. Gary Welton The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat, and expectant. The polls gave them every reason to expect that America was electing her as the country’s first female...
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A Great Idea That Has Been Delayed No More

November 18, 2016
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More than five years ago, the leaders of Revere, Chelsea, and Winthrop had the idea to establish a Health Collaborative that would serve the three communities and address issues ranging from wellness programs that include flu prevention, smoking prevention, and childhood obesity to the more serious issue of opioid abuse. However, the idea languished...
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Surging Senior Population is Upon Us

November 11, 2016
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By Stephen Fielding Recently I attended the Massachusetts Association of Councils On Aging and Senior Center Directors 2016 Conference (MCOA). This annual meeting always heightens knowledge of seniors we serve through extremely informative and educational sessions each conference day, allows you to meet and discuss with highly educated, experienced state and federal officials a...
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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...
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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...
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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on the record that he would not support Trump...
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Boston Parents say No on 2

November 4, 2016
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Mary Battenfeld and Odette Williamson As Boston parents with deep commitments to improving educational opportunities for all children, we oppose ballot Question 2.  This extreme lift of the state charter cap will destroy opportunities for many children, in order to create options for some others. Our children have been Boston Public Schools students since...
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Letters to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Voting is a family affair Dear Editor: I have been a proud Revere resident for nearly 11 years now alongside my husband, two daughters, and mother-in-law, all lifelong residents of Revere. One of the things that bonds our family is a shared love for our city, state, and country, as well as a tremendous...
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Why I Am Yes on 2

October 28, 2016
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By Marty Walz If all you know about Question 2, the ballot question that would lift the cap on public charter schools, is what you’ve seen on TV – chances are good you’re confused about how to vote. As the author of the current charter school law when I was a state Representative and...
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Question 2: Simple, Plausible, and Wrong

October 28, 2016
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By Jacob Oliveira and Mary Bourque The solution proposed by Question 2 is, to use H.L. Mencken’s phrase, simple, plausible, and wrong because it ignores other badly needed changes in charter policy and leaves students in district schools victims in its wake. What is wrong, is the funding formula. Recent editorials and political advertisements...
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Letter to the Editor

October 28, 2016
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On Voke School enrollment Dear Editor: Regarding Ron Jannino’s statement that Revere currently has more students at Northeast than ever before; that amount means nothing unless these 210+ students are receiving the best possible education from the most qualified instructors in the best and safest possible learning environment. I am concerned with a number...
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Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...
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Letters to the Editor

October 21, 2016
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Please support scouting  Dear Editor: My name is Jeffrey and I am a Boy Scout with Troop 603 in Malden. During this time of year, our troop does fundraising by selling popcorn and coffee. Your purchase helps us fund many activities such as camping, hiking, science, and many other outings as well as maintenance for...
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