Editorials

Students Need An Escape from Public School Violence

September 22, 2017
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By Lance T. Izumi America’s public schools are starting to resemble war zones. Recently, a fistfight between two female students at an Alabama high school erupted into a campus-wide fracas that ended in gunfire.  A massive brawl at a North Carolina school resulted in multiple arrests.  And in San Diego, several teenage boys were...
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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2017
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EYES ON FLOODING Dear Editor, The City of Boston and the City of Revere are holding meetings in Boston, alongwith the new owners of Suffolk Downs (HYM’s Development). Mr. Thomas N. O’Brien of HYM’s Development is discussing the future of Suffolk Downs and the future of the City of Revere. Some City Councilors have...
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Fall Is Here–Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....
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Letters to the Editor

September 15, 2017
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TAKES ISSUE WITH REPORTING Dear Editor: In a recent article regarding the “Police force in flux.” I am not sure if your reporter was at the same meeting as I, but I take umbrage with half the reporting made. So let me tell you the half that was left out of the article “Police...
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Moving Forward with the Facts

September 15, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo My focus is always on the work we are doing to build a better Revere for the 21st century. I do not spend much time worrying about misleading attacks on social media. Unfortunately, the increasingly bizarre, untrue nature of the attacks on my administration require me to respond and provide...
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Remembering 9/11

September 15, 2017
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There are few events in life that one can recall exactly what they were doing when the tragedy happened to unfold. One event in our life was when the planes flew into the World Trade Center Buildings on that Tuesday morning in 2011. We were just one in a small group of residents at...
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Letters to the Editor

September 8, 2017
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BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTSMAN LOCAL 3 ENDORSE CORREGGIO FOR CITY COUNCIL Dear Editor: The committee to elect John R. Correggio to the Revere City Council is honored to receive the “Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Local Number 3” endorsement. The Bricklayers Union is a state of the art, local with an apprenticeship program many Revere...
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Enough of Election Year Rhetoric

September 8, 2017
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By Dan Rizzo It’s been close to two years since leaving elected office, and up to now, but for a few occasions, I have sat back and listened to false information being disseminated to Revere residents.  However, with the conversation turning to the Police Department, the time has come when I have to respond...
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A Time to Remember

September 8, 2017
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On Sunday, September 17, the 11th Annual Revere Beach Memorial will take place at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand starting at 7 p.m.  Families of those who lost loved ones to drug overdoses from the opioid epidemic will gather to remember their children, brothers and sisters whose lives and promises were cut all too...
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Letters to the Editor

September 2, 2017
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REMEMBERING MARILYN LEYDEN Dear Editor: The Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation sadly acknowledges the passing of one of our founding members, Marilyn Leyden. Marilyn, along with her husband Fred and their family were instrumental in helping to create the Revere Historic Society and develop the Revere History Museum and continued to be...
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Investing in Public Safety and Expanding the Application Pool for Police Chief Choices

September 2, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo This week, I went before the City Council to request expanding the pool of candidates for Revere police chief. To make sure we provide the City of Revere with the best possible police department, we need to expand the candidate pool, increase competition, and put the best from our department...
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Revere DPW Update: Operations Will be Moved to a Temporary Mobile Facility

September 2, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo

 Last night, the Revere City Council approved my request for an $82,000 appropriation to pay for both a lease of land and the procurement of mobile trailers to temporarily move DPW operations. The site we have identified to lease for use of trailers is adjacent to the current DPW facility,...
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Harvey and Houston

September 2, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas, area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...
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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...
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Letters to the Editor

August 31, 2017
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THANK YOU TO ALL Dear Editor, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the 911 operator, Revere Fire Dept., Cataldo Ambulance Service, MGH doctors, nurses, my family and friends for all the life saving support encouragement and help during and after my heart attack on Broadway on May 27th. Wilma Stevens  ...
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Seeking Your Input to Improve Residential Parking

August 31, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Last week, I announced the formation of a Resident Parking Working Group, which will make recommendations on the implementation of a resident permit parking program for the City. The goal is to have a program in place for 2018. During these working group sessions, we will seek resident feedback on...
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Row, Row, Row A Success

August 31, 2017
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We congratulate the Row Row Row in Revere planning committee for a very successful event that took place Saturday. Row Row Row coordinator Stacey Livote, assistant principal at the Seacoast Academy, and her committee worked hard to bring back this popular canoe race that was a summertime staple in the 1970s and 1980s. It’s...
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Silvestri is an Advocate for Our War Veterans

August 31, 2017
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We remember Marc Silvestri well for his outstanding performances for the Revere High football team at the “old” Harry Della Russo Stadium. Marc was a tough, hard-nosed running back who worked hard on every play, often picking up extra yardage because of his second effort. He is certainly one of the finest football players...
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Letters to the Editor

August 16, 2017
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THANK YOU Dear editor: I would like to express my appreciation to those who supported the recent Taft St. Relief Fundraiser. First and foremost, thank you to the Revere Elks, exalted ruler Kenneth Buckley, and secretary Laura Smith for generously donating the hall and $1,000. Thank you to Luigi’s Pizzeria and Maekha Thai, two...
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Additional Racing Dates At Suffolk Downs

August 16, 2017
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All-too-often, it is easier to say, “No,” than to say, “Yes.” However, the decision by the owners of Suffolk Downs to go before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last week to request two more days of thoroughbred racing is yet another example in a string of actions by Suffolk’s ownership of saying, “Yes,” to...
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