Editorials

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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Primary Concern: Does a Preliminary Election Matter? Yes

August 3, 2011
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Should it really matter whether or not the city conducts a primary for the at-large council seat in the upcoming election? It is, after all, required by the city charter but the council is advocating against the primary because it would cost too much. On its face, not having a primary to save some...

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Necco Conundrum: Company Has Emerged as a Major Issue Between Mayoral Hopefuls

August 3, 2011
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The Necco candy company is the city’s largest taxpayer and one of its larger employers. The company got a special tax dispensation from the city almost a decade ago, a TIF, with numerous stipulations regarding employment numbers, tax payments, et cetera. That TIF, its stipulations and Necco’s failure to adhere to all of them...

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Will They or Won’t They? Candidates Should Hammer Out the Particulars and Schedule a Mayoral Debate

July 27, 2011
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Councillor at Large George Rotondo has been asking for a public debate with Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo for the past five months. Both men are seeking the mayoralty. Both men are willing and able to debate and they have both told us so. For the past five months, Rotondo has been pressing Rizzo...

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What will it take? Tanker Crash Should Serve as a Call to Action

July 27, 2011
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The deadly tanker crash and subsequent giant, fiery explosion on Route 1 in Saugus last weekend is a reminder to us all the dangers of having speeding trucks loaded with gasoline exploding on our roads or literally in our backyards. A tanker explosion here a few years back remains seared in the memory of...

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What a Show!:Sand Sculpting Festival Was a Huge Success

July 20, 2011
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By every standard of measure, the Revere Sand Sculpting Festival was a great success. The weekend event drew hundreds of thousands of people, attracted mainly by the spectacle of first class, world-class sand sculptures and by music, food and the camaraderie of family members and friends. A good time was had by all and...

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Expanding Gaming:Legislation is Taking Shape on Beacon Hill

July 20, 2011
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo has announced that he is planning to have an expanded gambling bill on the governor’s desk for his signature in September. He made this announcement at the annual legislative luncheon in Winthrop, which was held by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce earlier this week. His unambiguous remarks are a reflection...

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The Dead of Summer: The Heat is on Full Blast

July 13, 2011
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It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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