Editorials

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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Police Presence on Broadway

February 22, 2012
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At the mayor’s request, Chief Cafarelli has assigned a number of police officers to the Broadway beat. For the first time in years, Broadway now has police officers present and highly visible in yellow jackets from 2-6 p.m. everyday to add to the new effort to raise the quality of life for those who...
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The Top Ten

February 15, 2012
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The Revere Journal has once again printed the list of the highest paid top 100 employees in salary and add ons for the year 2011. As lists go, it is, once again, the printing of the same old thing we’ve come to expect of salaries paid to municipal employees. For those of you who...
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The Mayor’s Program

February 15, 2012
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It is our understanding that several people on a prominent city board have been asked by the mayor to resign. It is our belief that when a new mayor requests a resignation, that request should be adhered to. To do otherwise, is to work against the mayor’s wishes and that type of scenario is...
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The Mayor’s Public Safety Initiative

February 10, 2012
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Police Chief Terence Reardon has vacated his seat at the police station with a letter to the mayor indicating that he will return to become a Civil Service captain the department he has led for a decade. This was a difficult move for the chief. He is a proud man but his time had...
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Reality Versus Casino Mitigation

February 2, 2012
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The city is right now faced with the task of creating a mitigation package of possible benefits to be derived from a going casino if it ultimately locates at Suffolk Downs. These are benefits other than those mandated by the expanded gambling bill that was passed into law a few months back after years...
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Two New Officers

February 2, 2012
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Our congratulations and wishes for good luck and safety in their future endeavors goes out to recently sworn Revere Police Officers Jorge Romero and Daniel Rosenthal. They took the oath last week at city hall. They are welcome and they are badly needed.
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The Right to Speak

January 26, 2012
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The right to speak before the Revere city council every week at the beginning of the meeting has been institutionalized over the years since its inception. That right for anyone in this city to speak for 3 minutes before the city council has not been challenged and should not be challenged. Some councillors want...
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The Licensing Board

January 26, 2012
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Something should be done to facilitate the issuance of a common victualer license for the new Papa John’s Pizza operation on American Legion Highway. The location opened with some fanfare last week and has now been shut because the manager failed to show-up to a Licensing Board meeting as expected. Papa John’s received all...
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The Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rd birthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s humanity to man....
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Rizzo’s Decision on Council Meetings

January 19, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo’s announcement last week that he will not be attending city council meetings is good public policy. The mayor said, and we agree, that city council meetings are about the business before the city council rather than being about the mayor. He told his colleagues as much. He said he was not...
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The Patriots

January 19, 2012
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Many, many people in this city were absolutely delighted by the Patriot’s commanding victory over the Broncos in last week’s quarter final game. If you are a Patriot’s fan, then you are feeling that this is the year the Pats will again win a Super Bowl. Last week’s victory over the Broncos and Tim...
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Picking a New Police Chief

January 11, 2012
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Although Mayor Dan Rizzo is not making public statements about exactly what he wants to do to remake the police department, there has been a great deal of talk from his camp that Revere’s present police Chief Terence Reardon is up for replacement. Reardon, it is believed, will either be removed and replaced or...
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Former Mayor Ambrosino Lands Job

January 11, 2012
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Congratulations to former Mayor Thomas Ambrosino who has been named the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. His appointment by the Court was announced last week. This is great news for Ambrosino and great news for the city. It is a compliment to this city and to Ambrosino’s record of honesty that...
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Mayor Dan Rizzo

January 4, 2012
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The city has a new leader, with new ideas and a different leadership style about him. Mayor Dan Rizzo got off to a big start Monday evening when he was inaugurated. Not enough can be said or implied about the size of the crowd that jammed the Revere High School Auditorium to enjoy his...
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