Editorials

Time to Get Motivated: Remember to Vote

October 26, 2011
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There is the expectation here that about 50% of eligible voters will cast a ballot in less than two weeks for the coming November Election. This is a percentile far too small to reliably mark the general sentiment of voters when it comes to electing our public officials. That being said, there is virtually...

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The Mayoral Debate: A Great Showing by the Candidates

October 26, 2011
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The Revere Journal sponsored mayoral debate has come and gone. It is being broadcast on Revere TV. By all accounts, the debate between mayoral hopefuls Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo created a great deal of talk among those supporting both candidates as well as those who do not get involved but who watched the...

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President Powers: He is Setting a Great Example

October 20, 2011
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During this session of the city council, Council President John Powers has presided with dignity and intelligence. No issue is too large or too small to be discussed before Powers in his role as president. Everyone is accorded their moment in front of the microphone in the council chamber. He does not tend to...

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On Broadway: Foot Patrols Are Necessary

October 20, 2011
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In Lynn and in Chelsea, foot patrol officers patrolling the downtown centers of those two cities have reported that their presence is a welcome addition not just to residents shopping or walking in the downtown areas but for the many shopkeepers and businesses. By selectively putting foot patrol officers on Broadway, the Revere Police...

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Light in Sight: Casino Legislation Nears Completion

October 13, 2011
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The expanded gambling bill is expected to pass the State Senate this week where it has been discussed for almost nine days. Every aspect of the bill has been carefully scrutinized by senators all seeking to have some input before voting on the matter. That vote is expected Thursday or Friday. If it passes...

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Safety Concerns: Rizzo Calls for a Meeting with Police Chief and Commanding Officers Following Flap

October 5, 2011
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The recent suspension of a Revere police officer for dereliction of duty following a television report that found him spending hours at home when he was supposed to be on duty out on the street or in his patrol car has prompted the city council to take action. City Councillor at large, candidate for...

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Gaming Debate: Job Creation Rightfully Takes Priority

September 28, 2011
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With the House version of the expanded gambling bill already passed, the state Senate has now taken up the measure for discussion. That discussion is taking place right now and will apparently last the week. A vote on the Senate measure will come at the beginning of next week. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, our man...

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Sign of the Times: A Telling Part of the Campaign Story

September 21, 2011
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We are in the middle of a major mayoral election and for the city council and school committee, too. So it is entirely natural that a proliferation of signs is popping up throughout the city. Every major avenue and corner, every important billboard and every front lawn of a home that can be attached...

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New Schools: District Needs to Grow with Community

September 21, 2011
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It turns out that our community needs not just one new school but two, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Dakin. The school population from year to year is rising by more than 250 creating the need for many more classrooms and for many more teachers. Dr. Dakin says the point has been...

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A Positive Reflection: 9/11 Remembrances Healthy for Our Nation

September 14, 2011
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Following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001, many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people,. It was also a day...

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The Parking Garage: An Anchor for Future Development

September 14, 2011
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The new parking garage, literally the anchor of the great development of Ocean Street to follow, is one of this city’s major new structures, sitting on an enormous footprint and visible to literally everyone coming and going in the area of Wonderland Park. When the new garage has added its special trimmings, it will...

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Expanding Gaming: Legislation Deserves to be Passed

September 14, 2011
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The House of Representatives will be voting on the expanded gambling bill this week. It is a good bill, despite the pandering to other interests that caused the Boston Globe to write an ill-advised editorial denouncing the bill last week. The expanded gambling bill will help Revere and East Boston and every city and...

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9/11 Anniversary: Our Mantra: Never Again

September 7, 2011
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For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....

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Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show for us but not for others. She never came to dinner and stayed around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, only...

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The Campaign Debate is a Debate in Itself

August 24, 2011
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Many months ago, the Revere Journal offered to moderate and to pay for a debate or debates between mayoral hopefuls Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo. At the time, both candidates indicated to us that they were willing and able to debate one another on the issues that all it would take was to arrange...

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The Mayor’s Way: Here’s to Hoping That Ambrosino’s Open-door Policy Continues with the Next Administration

August 17, 2011
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Both candidates for mayor would do well to emulate Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. Everyone has a different managerial style. But the running of the Revere mayor’s office requires above all else a deliberate, ongoing attention to detail and to work ethic. The Ambrosino way has been to always be prepared, to debate policy in the...

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More Hotels?: Revere Should Seize on This Room for Growth

August 17, 2011
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In neighboring Chelsea, efforts are now underway to lure a third major hotel to the city. Revere should be making the same effort to locate another major hotel on Revere Beach as a stand alone for the Ocean Avenue project, which could conceivably gel all around it. Hotels are great business generators but they...

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The Red-hot Sox: Franchise Continues to Produce

August 17, 2011
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They are the bright shining light this summer not yet letting us down. The exploits of the Red Sox have given us hope and confidence that goes way beyond the bummer tendencies of the stock market and the financial world. The winning Red Sox are a wonderful, splendid distraction during this summer of economic...

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Safety First: North Suffolk Mental Health Must Intensify Its Screening Efforts

August 10, 2011
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For many, many years, the North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA) has done a whole lot of good for an enormous number of people and their families by giving aid and help to those experiencing mental difficulties. Last year, a young staffer at the Revere NSMHA facility, was stabbed to death by a violent...

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Great Police Work: Saluting Officers Goodwin and Impemba

August 10, 2011
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Revere Police Gang officers John Goodwin and Robert Impemba should be congratulated for their good work in pulling aside a known gang member near the Beachmont School last week and removing from him a loaded gun. This was done using intuition and street savvy – and it led to a safer Beachmont and Revere...

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