Editorials

Winter Might be Wanning

March 25, 2015
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This past winter has been one for many longtime New Englanders not to forget.  We are not talking about the record snowfall. We are referring to the ceaseless cold that just keeps us bundled up in layers of clothes on a daily basis. Last Friday, was the official first day of spring and of...
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Letters To The Editor

March 25, 2015
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Readers beware Dear Editor: I’m not sure if most residents are aware of the Facebook Page “Revere Scanner.” It has recently gained lots of popularity, negative and positive. It has close to 4,000 followers. I, for one, (along with many others) absolutely am not a fan of this particular page and the people behind...
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Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 18, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts in East Boston, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid...
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Letter to the Editor

March 18, 2015
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We are lucky to have some great support Dear Editor: In the course of everyday living there are people or organizations that make an impact on our daily lives.  Many times we take these individuals or organizations for granted as they perform exceptional or even routine services without fanfare. They go out of their...
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Sometimes Common Sense Just Loses Out …

March 18, 2015
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The article in last week’s Revere Journal about CAPIC losing the state funding for running its homeless program seems just counterproductive. Robert Repucci, CAPIC Director, said that he was forced to stop the program to help stave off local homelessness that has been successful and in place for more than 48 years because of...
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Okay Enough, We Set a New Record

March 18, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as we will recount the bitter cold for days on end, the constant snow shoveling, the bags of rock salt that we bought to keep our...
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Richard Penta

March 11, 2015
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Richard A. Penta was a vital part of the daily life and city government of Revere. He not only served as the Ward 1 City Councillor for several terms, but he contributed to the betterment of community and the people around him throughout his adult life. He cared about his city and his Beachmont...
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Congratulations Revere Pop Warner

March 11, 2015
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The Revere Pop Warner Junior Patriots youth football and cheerleading organization is highly regarded in Massachusetts and beyond. The Revere cheerleading program has produced numerous national championships as director Carolyn Demers and the RPW staff of coaches have worked hard to lead their teams to best-in-the-nation status, which is a tremendous accomplishment. Revere’s football...
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Letters to the Editor

March 11, 2015
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She let us down Dear Editor Our new congressional elected official, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who represents the City of Revere, has recently verbally attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, suggesting that the Prime Minister keep his mouth shut and allow Obama another two years, after trying for the past six years to keep...
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We Are One Community

March 4, 2015
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When hateful notes were found in the Shirley Avenue in Revere last week – notes that were threatening to Muslims – the city rallied and responded in an extraordinary way. First of all, the Revere Police responded to the situation with the utmost seriousness. While the specific threats on the notes, which purported to...
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Congratulations Coach Decristoforo and The RHS Girls Team

March 4, 2015
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We remember the excitement that former Revere High basketball star Richie DeCristoforo and his teammates brought to the city’s sports community in the early 1970s. With coach Buddy O’Neill on the bench, the RHS boys basketball team was a formidable one, challenging powerful Somerville High for supremacy in the Greater Boston League. We believe...
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Letters to the Editor

March 4, 2015
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“We Got Your Back” Dear Editor: The hate messages that were found scattered around the Revere Beach area and whose purveyors were intending for it to have a chilling effect on members of the Muslim community in Revere and surrounding cities not only failed to hit its target, but also was counterproductive. Al Huda...
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Good Financial News From City Hall

February 26, 2015
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The weather of the last five weeks is enough to get anyone down.  Cold, snow and ice are just a daily occurrence. However, Monday night at the City Council meeting, Mayor Dan Rizzo told the councillors about a bright spot in Revere. The news that the Revere has earned a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award...
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Committee on Track With Kelly

February 26, 2015
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We commend the Revere School Committee for moving forward in their negotiations of a contract with Assistant Superintendent Dianne Kelly for the position of superintendent of Revere public schools. Kelly has been involved in the Revere schools for 20 years. She has been an excellent teacher and administrator and has had the benefit of...
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Thank You Firefighters

February 26, 2015
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We want to applaud the heroic actions of Revere firefighters, Lt. Corey Robson and firefighter Chuck DelGreco-Roman, whose efforts resulted in the rescue of Revere resident Albie Sheridan from icy waters last Thursday. Their immediate response in this emergency situation in below-freezing temperature helped save Sheridan and his two dogs, Lola and Thunder. Millions...
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Letters to the Editor

February 26, 2015
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We can and should dedicate more resources to treating substance use disorders Dear Editor: With a 46 percent increase in opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts from 2012 to 2013, it is wise for Governor Charles Baker to focus the public’s attention on this health crisis and dedicate more state resources to combat substance use...
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More Substance Counselors Are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...
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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2015
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Doing a good job, but Dear Editor, I think the people working for the City of Revere plowing snow are doing a good job cleaning up the streets during snow storms, but………. During these snowstorms, the City plows the snow coming down Augustus Street making a right hand turn onto Malden Street, manage to...
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Revere Through the Years

February 12, 2015
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10 years ago February 9, 2005 Mayor Thomas Ambrosino told an approving audience in the City Council Chamber that the city has weathered the fiscal crises of the past two years and is now back on track to face a bright future. Local developers and real estate moguls Richard and Steven Clayman have purchased...
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A Good Job Handling Snowstorms

February 10, 2015
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We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past week, creating difficult challenges for our Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways. It was a monumental assignment and there is even more snow in the forecast for this week and next. What...
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