Editorials

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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A Well Deserved Honor

June 18, 2015
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The announcement by the New England Region of the National Housing Authority and Redevelopment Officers that Revere Housing Authority Commissioner George Anzuoni has been named 2015 Commissioner of the Year comes as no surprise to Revere residents. For almost four decades, Anzuoni has been a credit to former Mayor George Colella who first hired...
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Letters to the Editor

June 18, 2015
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Mayor Rizzo Congratulates Former Mayor Ambrosino         Dear Editor: I am thrilled that former Mayor Tom Ambrosino has been named the next City Manager of Chelsea. Secretary Jay Ash, who had transformed the city throughout his tenure as manager, leaves a strong legacy for Tom to continue. I am certain Tom will be up to the challenge....
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Congratulations to Tom Ambrosino

June 11, 2015
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 Those of us who followed Tom Ambrosino’s tenure as mayor of Revere for 12 years were not surprised that the Chelsea City Council so overwhelmingly selected him as its new city manager this week. Ambrosino was chosen from a large field of candidates who applied and there were many other individuals who inquired about...
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Helps Out Revere

June 11, 2015
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has been doing great work for our communities since 1986. As it states on the organization’s Web site, its mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor. Its diligent effort in communities such as East Boston has been highly commendable. Some of the statistics associated with the organization affirm...
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Funding the Best Public Safety Officials in the Commonwealth

June 11, 2015
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As Mayor, I consider the safety and security of our residents to be my number one responsibility. I am proud to announce that the investments my administration has made in police and fire safety have netted positive results for our community. Crime has steadily declined in all categories over the past three years as...
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Letter to the Editor

June 11, 2015
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Adding to the collection Dear Editor: My husband and I frequent the Ninety Nine restaurant in Revere often.  We enjoy the service, food, and most of all the décor.  The restaurant is adorned with pictures of things that have happened in the community including sports team pictures. Another reason we enjoy the restaurant is...
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Congratulations, Graduates

June 4, 2015
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There is perhaps no event or occasion in the life of a community that is greeted with such universally shared joy as a high school graduation. Even for those of us who may not have a direct connection to a graduate, graduation season evokes deep memories from our long-ago youth, when our lives were...
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Remembering NFL Player, Coach, and Teacher John Miller Jr.

June 4, 2015
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John Miller Jr. reached the top of his sport, earning the honor and prestige of playing in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers. Following his football career, he became a beloved teacher and highly regarded coach, all while living in Revere with his wife of 56 years,...
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The MBTA Needs Strong Fiscal Management

June 4, 2015
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With three MBTA stations and numerous bus lines, the residents of Revere would benefit significantly from reforms and investment in public transportation. For decades, we have seen study after study that detailed operational, budgetary and management issues at the MBTA. When hundreds of thousands of citizens were stranded at stations this winter, we all...
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Letters to the Editor

June 4, 2015
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Financial struggles for families Dear Editor, Working with Children’s HealthWatch at Boston Medical Center has allowed me to be a witness of the financial struggle many families face every day.  One day I heard a story about a mother with two children who was working two jobs and was still having difficulty making ends...
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A Hearty Welcome To New AD Frank Shea

May 28, 2015
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We join with the residents of Revere and especially the sports community in congratulating Frank Shea on his appointment as the new director of athletics for the Revere high school and middle school sports programs. Shea is a teacher in the school system and having excelled in sports in high school and college, he...
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Closing the Education Gap for English Language Learners

May 28, 2015
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It was my first year as a teacher and Wilson’s first year as a student in the United States. He had arrived from Guatemala in September earlier that year. Wilson was a special kid. And he said something one day that has stuck with me, five years later:  “All the people I see cleaning...
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Letter to the Editor

May 28, 2015
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Commending Revere High School for honoring Al Blasi Dear Editor: I commend Revere High School for honoring a man who devoted his life to the welfare of his students and members of his baseball teams. For 42 years, my dad – Al Blasi – paced the baselines of baseball fields across the state with...
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Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

May 21, 2015
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Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what...
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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we...
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Letters to the Editor

May 21, 2015
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“Quite the Dreamers” Dear Editor: Massachusetts’s politicians and many of its residents need to stop pipe dreaming and face reality for perhaps the first time in their life. As the horror and cost of the construction of the Big Dig is always present, the leaders and the residents still hold on to and actually...
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