Editorials

Remembering Jim Kimmerle

May 10, 2012
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It was not so long ago that Jim Kimmerle was walking among us, enjoying his life, serving as a councilor and really coming into himself – and then he got sick. The sickness robbed him of his health, his good feeling and ultimately, it caused his death. In the last months of his life...

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The MCAS Scores Stand

May 3, 2012
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Allegations have been dismissed that Revere’s MCAS test scores are the result of fudging the scores rather than being a true measure of what children are achieving here. We agree with the School Department analysis debunking the Atlanta Journal Constitution story that revealed a long-term investigation report that found 196 school districts reporting MCAS...

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Then Rain, the Chill and Short Memories

May 3, 2012
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In early March, historic temperature highs were broken. Day after day the temperature rose into the 80’s. Many of us were walking about in our shorts and wearing polo shirts and enjoying the heat into the late evening. Much of April was a bust – not bad weather, more warmth than some of us...

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Casino Effort Turns Ugly in Foxboro

April 25, 2012
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Before the state’s Gambling Commission gets down to the business of awarding a license to an applicant in either East Boston/Revere or Foxboro, they will have to ask themselves collectively this question: which area is more suited to a casino and which area needs the economic boost more than the other and which area...

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City’s Casino Mitigation Tab to Be an Eye Opener

April 18, 2012
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The amount of money Revere will be asking from the developers of a casino at Suffolk Downs will run into the many millions of dollars over a decade period following its opening, according to John Festa, Revere’s chief of economic development. Festa has been creating the mitigation package which is expected to be handed...

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Extraordinary History in the Making at the Beach

April 11, 2012
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The construction of the plaza deck feature of the Waterfront Square development along with the centerpiece of the entire project – a pedestrian bridge and walkway from the Wonderland Station to the beach modeled after the Zakim Bridge in Charlestown is now going into high gear. There is no underestimating the lasting significance and...

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Easter 2012

April 4, 2012
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Easter in Revere remains as perhaps the most significant Christian holiday and commemoration on the calendar. It is, of course, the day Jesus was resurrected from the dead after dying on the cross on the hill called Golgotha. He gave to mankind the Kingdom of God, and in his excruciating suffering, he died for...

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Passover 2012

April 4, 2012
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Revere’s Jewish residents will also visit their respective synagogues and celebrate the onset of Passover on Friday evening. The traditional seder dinner will follow. The Passover for Jews is about their deliverance from slavery in Egypt, although it led to their wandering in the Sinai for 40 years. Passover’s modern message is that slavery...

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Congratulations to Michael Restiano

April 4, 2012
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Michael Restiano, a Tufts student from Revere, will be spending next year studying at Oxford University in England. This is a tremendous achievement for a young man brought up here, and who went to public schools here. He is a very bright young man who passed the rigorous Oxford entrance exams with the highest...

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The First One Hundreds Days

March 29, 2012
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Ever since the day President Franklin Roosevelt came to power, the measure of success for a political administration has always been assessed at the 100-day milestone. Roosevelt, of course, took over the presidency at a black time in our national history. The stock market crash of 1929 had led to a near collapse of...

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When the People Rise Up and Are Heard Government Responds

March 21, 2012
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It is very likely that Revere is now experiencing the beginning of an era that will be entirely absent of new billboards, anywhere in this city. The effort recently by a local businessman to erect a major billboard sign at the Four Points Sheraton end of Squire Road brought out a huge crowd of...

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The Weather

March 21, 2012
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We are a major league beach city and as such, there is special amazement at spring/summer like weather being experienced for days at a time in mid-march. This year’s stretch of warmth is lulling us into a sense of unreality as though the cold weather and possibility of snow is at an end –...

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Beautification Should Be a Team Sport in Revere

March 16, 2012
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The recent appearance all over the city of open triple barrel set-ups on sidewalks with an advertising component is well intentioned but in the end, it is not right for the city. At a time when Mayor Dan Rizzo is seeking to change the image of the city, these new trash barrel set-ups, painted...

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Police Details Welcome

March 16, 2012
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We have heard many comments from a wide variety of businesspeople and Broadway shoppers of feeling much safer and at ease in the downtown since Chief Joe Cafarelli ordered police officers to walk a beat in the downtown. It is only natural that many residents, businesspeople and shoppers in the downtown feel more comfortable...

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Setting the Right Example

March 8, 2012
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Since the day he was appointed chief of police by Mayor Dan Rizzo about one month ago, the biggest challenge facing Joseph Cafarelli is changing the culture of the Revere Police Department. Change is difficult for all of us to face when confronted with it and it is especially hard for police officers who’ve...

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Licensing Board Members Refuse to Step Down at Mayor’s Request

March 8, 2012
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Two members of the Licensing Board who were asked to step down so the mayor could appoint those in whom he has great faith have refused to do so. We believe that when a new mayor is elected and he asks for resignations that it is a matter of long established protocol that the...

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Thank You, Chief Cafarelli

February 29, 2012
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Captains in the Revere Police Department have all returned their automobiles as requested by Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli. Not enough can be said about this first instance of creating a new department persona based on professionalism and what is right and what is efficient as well. The captains perform an important service. They are...

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Billboard Owners Need to Pay

February 29, 2012
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There is a reason so many businesspeople like putting up billboards in Revere near to major highways or highly commercial areas. Billboards generate enormous amounts in rental income forever once they are put up. Putting them up is all about getting the proper approvals and securing a special permit  from the City Council. So...

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Mayor Setting the Example

February 22, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo is setting a new precedent by refusing the city car institutionalized as their own for as far back as we can recall. Mayor Rizzo has returned his car to the city. He has told officials that he will be using his own automobile rather than to accept the perk of the...

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Police Chief Following Suit

February 22, 2012
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Chief Joseph Cafarelli has said he is adamant about reshaping the persona of the Revere Police Department. Since taking over two weeks ago he has made a flurry of command changes and new assignments. However, ordering his captains to return the city owned automobiles they have been using for years to drive home will...

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