Editorials

McMackin Park Flooding Situation Must Be Addressed Immediately

April 9, 2015
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 We can say without dispute that Revere Little League has one of the best ballparks in the region. Some of us, who played Little League Baseball in neighboring communities, always hoped that we could play a game in McMackin Park, the unique ballpark known affectionately as “Little Fenway.” And sure enough, Revere Little League...
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Problem Solving and Helping People – Public/Private Partnerships

April 9, 2015
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 In the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, George Bailey embodies a human spirit of community-based generosity that we don’t see much these days.  The new normal is that our neighbors are oftentimes strangers.  Last summer’s F2 tornado tested the community of Revere.  With damages in the millions, dozens of families lost their homes and...
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Commenting on the Latest Irregularities in Casino Process

April 9, 2015
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I want to commend Secretary Beaton for his common sense approach in denying Wynn Everett its MEPA certificate yesterday and Director Buckley for finally putting a stop to a disturbing pattern of behavior. As the Secretary and his staff pointed out, the project still does not do enough to mitigate its impacts and the illegal land deal between...
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Letters to the Editor

April 9, 2015
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Scholarship Committee thanks donors Dear Editor: The City of Revere Community Scholarship Committee thanks generous donors who made contributions from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2014. PLATINUM  ($500.) A. Casoli RHS Class of 1961 DIAMOND ($400.) Ms. Evelyn P. Morris Anonymous (1) GOLD ($200. plus) Ms. Carol A. Tye Dr. Catherine Wu BENEFACTORS...
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Happy Passover

April 2, 2015
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We wish the members of the Jewish community a Happy Passover as the holiday begins at sundown Friday and continues for the next eight days. The celebration commences with Jewish families sitting down for the traditional Seder meal. Children have a special role in the Seder, with the youngest child at the table being...
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Easter Sunday

April 2, 2015
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On Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a few years back and...
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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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