Editorials

Letter to the Editor

February 21, 2018
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Just Follow the Ash Plume Dear Editor, I would like to comment on Ms. Loretta LaCentra letter of Jan. 24 on the expansion of the Wheelabrator ash landfill. Ms. Loretta LaCentra is absolutely in the right for seeking additional testing for the ash landfill. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) provisional decision on Wheelabrator’s...
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Another Landmark is Gone

February 21, 2018
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The spectacular fire over the weekend that destroyed the landmark Sozio appliance store on Squire Road has removed yet another iconic business from our cityscape. For almost 70 years, Sozio’s served Revere and surrounding communities. Long before Walmart and the big-box stores arrived on the scene, the Revere Sozio’s, which was the first among...
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Thank You, Lt Gov Polito

February 21, 2018
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We wish to offer a brief, “Thank you,” to Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito for coming to City Hall last week to personally deliver a check for a $50,000 grant earmarked for the Revere arm of The Neighborhood Developers that will establish workforce development services in Revere to assist local residents in finding newly created...
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Ask Rusty – One Word to Get Extra Benefits in Social Security

February 15, 2018
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Dear Rusty:   I keep receiving emails from different investor groups about “The one word that will get you an extra $570 per month in Social Security”, which I could use.  Of course they want you to buy all sorts of monthly newsletters in order to get their answer.  Is there truly a way...
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What Do You Say to Your Children

February 15, 2018
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Children are sponges for knowledge and information.  They are born a virtual blank slate.  They pay attention to everything you say to them.  You are the purveyor of all knowledge.  Children can’t distinguish between when you are serious and when you say something impulsively, without thinking.  A single comment can stay with a child...
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The Future of Transportation Isn’t Just Self-Driving Cars, It’s Public Transit

February 9, 2018
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Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to render public transportation obsolete....
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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2018
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SEAPLANES IN REVERE A WIN-WIN Dear Editor: Amazon thinking about seaplanes in Boston Harbor in creating its new Headquarters 2, has caused quite a stir among East Boston residents and some of our elected officials( Possibility of seaplanes in harbor being touted as part of amazon bid, East Boston Times, Jan. 31). For many...
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A Deserving Appointment for Senator Boncore

February 9, 2018
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We wish to make note of the appointment of Sen. Joseph Boncore of Winthrop as the new chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee by acting Senate President Harriette Chandler. Although Sen. Boncore is only in his first full term, his appointment is recognition of the high-esteem with which he he is held by his...
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The Blizzard of ’78 Changed Revere Beach — and Our City — Forever

February 9, 2018
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For those of us who remember vividly the Blizzard of ’78, it is something that we never will forget. For four days, the city stepped backwards in time by almost a century. Our way of life that depended on the automobile ceased to exist. People just walked down Broadway or around their neighborhoods, often...
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It Was a Bad Idea Before, It’s a Terrible Idea Now

February 2, 2018
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The intense coastal blizzard of Jan. 4, 2018, devastated many communities across the state, including mine.  As I watched the storm progress, and saw the tides get higher and higher, I started receiving many calls, emails, and videos from frantic neighbors in Revere and Saugus asking me for help.  As I heard their cries...
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Letters to the Editor

February 2, 2018
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Steve Wynn’s Money Dear Editor; Local politicians are being urged to return the money they have received from Steve Wynn. As we all have heard, Steve Wynn is engulfed in allegations of alleged sexual harassment. The Wall Street Journal alleged that he harassed a massage therapist and forced one staff member to have sex...
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A Great State of the State

February 2, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature last week truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...
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Have We Become Numb to the Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country, and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...
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Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, and the Nation Recover from Effects of Hurricane Harvey

January 25, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...
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Letters to the Editor

January 25, 2018
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NOW LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I TAKE OFFENSE TO: Dear Editor: I take offense to anyone that has never spent time at the Ashcan – yes we also refer to it as the Ashcan – calling it “the dive.”  We even refer to it as a beach dive bar, but in the most...
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CAPIC – Celebrating 50 Years of Community Service – 2017 Highlights

January 25, 2018
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By CAPIC Board of Directors During 2017, CAPIC celebrated its 50th year as a community action agency.  Since 1967, CAPIC has served as the federal and state designated Community Action Agency for the communities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop although in 1965 the City of Chelsea received its first grant from the Office of...
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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...
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It’s Time for a Permanent Solution for Dreamers

January 20, 2018
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By Korina Iribe Romo Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me. In 2012 my life changed with the implementation of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood...
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Hard Realities Require St Anthony’s Community to Consider Positives of Shrine Designation

January 20, 2018
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By Bob Marra I might hold a minority opinion among my fellow Parishioners, but I am optimistic that the Archdiocese proposal to transform St. Anthony’s from a Territorial Parish to a Shrine may offer the best long-term solution to the obstacles that imperil St. Anthony’s future. At their January 9 meeting with about 150...
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Letters to the Editor

January 20, 2018
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THANK YOU   REVERE DPW Dear Editor: We would like to praise the work of the Revere DPW and Water Department. On Saturday, January 6, one of the coldest nights of the year, we had a water main break in front of our house that we noticed around 11:30 p.m. Richard Sarro arrived and called in...
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