Editorials

Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of ‘Elder Abuse’

December 11, 2017
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By Dan Weber Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development : “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States.” It’s a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy. Growing old is a condition we all have to live...
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A Great Year and a Promising Future for Revere Recreation

December 11, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo and Michael Hinojosa, Director of Parks and Recreation This is the first of a pair of articles highlighting the achievements of Revere Parks and Recreation in 2017 and introducing more of what’s to come in 2018 The Revere Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for a great number of events...
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HYM is Doing Its Part to Be Transparent

December 11, 2017
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Thanks to the continuing transparency of the HYM Investment Group, the owner of Suffolk Downs, the ultimate plans for the development of the race track will bring no surprises for Revere residents. On Monday night, HYM officials appeared before the council to give an iupdate of progess in the last few weeks that included...
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Energy Lessons from the Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...
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EBNHC Pace Center in Revere

December 1, 2017
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Earlier this month, officials from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBHNC) and the City of Revere were on hand to break ground at the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Center on Garofalo Street. The Center will accommodate more than 200 residents from Revere and surrounding communities, providing adult day-care. As...
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Congratulations, RHS Powder Puff Team

December 1, 2017
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We want to congratulate the Revere High Powder Puff team on its outstanding performance in the annual game against Winthrop that was played at Harry Della Russo Stadium. Thanks to the perennial leadership of longtime coaches Dave Colella and Bob Lospennato, the Revere High Powder Powder experience (the weeks of practices culminating in the...
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A Program We All Could Use

December 1, 2017
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A story in this week’s Journal discusses a new program in the Revere schools, The Leader in Me. According to the news article, “The Leader in Me, which started in September, teaches students life skills consisting of seven-steps: Being proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first...
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Congratulations to the RHS Football Team

December 1, 2017
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“Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that, upon other fields, on other days will bear the fruits of victory.” — General Douglas MacArthur The scintillating 17-14 victory by the Revere High football team over archival Winthrop on Thanksgiving Day will live forever in the annals of Revere High athletic history....
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AMAC:Aging is a Disease and Science is Determined to Find A ‘Cure’ for It

November 25, 2017
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Is old age a disease?  Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens , says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease.  “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a...
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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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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 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...
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Letters to the Editor

November 16, 2017
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Election Commissioner says thank you Dear Editor, I would like to publicly thank the following individual’s for working so hard to ensure the success of the local election held last Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017: Mayor Brian M. Arrigo, Election Board Members: Robert N. Scrima, John V. Cammarata, and Elizabeth Dixon, election office staff member...
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There Are Only Winners

November 16, 2017
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Last week’s election shows that civic spirit is very much alive in our community.  The large number of candidates, who gave up their time and money over the course of the last few months to meet voters and state their positions only makes our community better. When listening to the candidates, voters could hear...
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The Holiday Season is Approaching — Remember to Help Those in Need

November 16, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, the approaching 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 holidays bring little, if any, joy. Those who are homeless or...
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Community Reinvestment Grants: Supporting the Groups That Support Our Youth

November 11, 2017
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By Suffolk DA Dan Conley Some of the most important work we do as prosecutors is not inside the walls of a courtroom but out in the community.  In particular, guiding young people toward positive influences, helping them avoid unhealthy choices, and supporting safe activities is vital to ensuring their wellbeing and that of...
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We Can Make It Less Profitable to Traffic Opioids

November 11, 2017
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 By John A. Cassara and Nathan Proctor The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency. Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn’t seem to be any other possible description. So many dedicated people in cities and towns, faith communities and schools,...
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The Person You Have to Fear is the Guy Next Door with a Gun

November 11, 2017
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The mass-shooting-of-the-week in America that took place in a church in a rural Texas town Sunday morning follows what has become an all-too-familiar pattern in our nation these days: An unhappy white guy, with no particular axe-to-grind, decides to slaughter a bunch of innocent people who are in a church, at a country music...
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Thank You to Our Veterans

November 11, 2017
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Its was 99 years ago this Saturday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the holiday originated as Armistice Day in...
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Flood Insurance Renewal is Critical for Massachusetts and New England

November 3, 2017
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By Richard Paris New England is well aware of the wreckage that can come with a major storm. In recent years, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Hanna were just a few of the storms that left scars up and down the Northeast. Those storms claimed lives, flooded our coastline, and caused major damage...
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Is Revere Ready to be Age-Friendly?

November 3, 2017
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By Stephen W. Fielding, Director, Revere Office of Elder Affairs Recently I attended the 2017 Massachusetts Councils on Aging and Senior Center Directors (MCOA) Conference. It is supported by the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs leadership and staff. It is always an informative, educational, and very revealing conference. Revealing because the number one...
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