Editorials

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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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 28, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Happy Holidays: Enjoy the Things That Matter the Most

December 22, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Casino Battle Royal: Suffolk Downs Vs. Foxboro

December 15, 2011
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Suffolk Downs and Foxboro – or East Boston, Revere and Foxboro and its neighboring towns, are now in a fight to the finish to capture the hearts and minds of their residents regarding the possibility of placing a casino in those two locations. According to the state’s expanded gambling bill, only one casino will...

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Rizzo Administration: Mayor-elect is Hard at Work

December 8, 2011
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Mayor-elect Dan Rizzo has been gearing up for the day when he takes over city government – which is less than a month away. He has been getting around the area, seeking the advice of experts in municipal government and having attended the Harvard training session for newly elected mayors and representatives. He will...

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The At-large Recount

December 8, 2011
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John Correggio’s return The recount is over. Councillor at Large John Correggio has been re-elected to another term. The recount proves Correggio never really lost. In fact, his win was certified after a painstaking check of all the votes. Correggio has shown an ability to be a strong voice for the residents of this...

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Thanksgiving 2011

November 22, 2011
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The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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The Mayor-elect: Best Wishes to Dan Rizzo

November 16, 2011
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Beginning in January and for the next four years, Dan Rizzo will be leading this city as its mayor. His victory last week was substantial, revealing that his strength is citywide and that it comes from many different constituencies in the rapidly changing city. Rizzo has pledged himself to a great effort to make...

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George Rotondo: We Are Sure to Hear from Him Again

November 16, 2011
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George Rotondo’s retirement from city politics is not what he expected when he was starting out on his mayoral run. He saw himself as the mayor of this city and he worked hard to achieve that end. But when all the votes were counted, he finished out of the money, so to speak. There...

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Great Job, RPD Manhole Cover Case is Closed

November 16, 2011
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The Revere Police Department is to be praised for capturing the alleged thief who had been stealing the city’s manhole covers. The police caught him red-handed, arrested him and confiscated a number of manhole covers he had in the back of his truck. This is good work nicely done. Hopefully, this will put an...

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Back to Normal: the Voters Have Their Say

November 9, 2011
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The election is over. The people have had their say. The voters have issued the ultimate verdict. Starting Wednesday, it is back to reality, back to normal, back to needing a strong, sensible, heads up city government that is able to maneuver Revere around one of the worst economic periods we have experienced since...

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Mark It Down: Don’t Forget to Vote in Tuesday’s Election

November 2, 2011
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Next Tuesday the voters of Revere deliver the ultimate verdict on the slate of incumbents and candidates running for public office. That verdict is a final judgment. It is the last word after many, many words regarding who will win and who will lose when all the votes are counted. Next week, the voters...

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How Can This Happen? Thefts Raise Alarming Questions

November 2, 2011
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Dozens upon dozens of manhole covers and catch basin covers have apparently been stolen by roving marauders who simply stop wherever there is a manhole cover, lift it up and toss it into the back of a truck and then its on to the next manhole cover. The same is being done with catch...

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