Editorials

George V. Colella – An extraordinary man, an extraordinary life

November 10, 2010
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Well into the twilight of his life, George Colella remained one of the best – known and most highly respected men in this city. His extraordinary political life over the course of more than 50 years was the stuff of legend and it will always be so. It is a rare man indeed whose...

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Necco’s Dilemma – If one door closes, others will open

November 3, 2010
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You can’t be expected to run a candy company without sugar but this is what the Necco Company has apparently been trying to do for quite some time. In fact, the future for Revere’s largest employer and taxpayer, looks grimmer than the sugar jar being empty. About 500 jobs are on the line and...

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Halloween – Doom and gloom rules

November 3, 2010
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This Halloween more kids dressed entirely in black than ever before. It was noted that Spiderman costumes were hard to find and that the dark and bleak costuming of ghoulish and ghostlike figures or zombies is a sign of the times. That is, the costumes worn by so many kids this year did not...

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Down To The Wire – Races are too close to call

October 27, 2010
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With the election next week, many of you who plan to vote already know who you will be voting for and why. The onslaught of radio and television advertisements and the general overhanded nature of newspaper and Internet coverage, will not further persuade or dissuade those who are already satisfied with the choices they...

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Question 3 – More will be said than done

October 21, 2010
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The State sales tax has risen to 6.25%. A ballot measure to cut the sales tax to 3% has generated an enormous response from residents across the commonwealth. Democrats and Republicans alike share the belief that the sales tax should be cut. By how much and when is the question. If the sales tax...

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Foreclosures – Many homeowners are facing a harsh reality

October 21, 2010
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Not even the most liberal among us believe that those who cannot pay their mortgages should have the government make the payments for them or to defer the inevitable by putting off a foreclosure. The real estate bust was caused by wild speculation and irresponsibility all around. All of us who own homes or...

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Crowded Classes – Expanding enrollment is biggest challenge facing the Revere School Committee

October 6, 2010
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Revere’s public school enrollment is soaring. This year alone, the school population has grown by 288 students over last year – a remarkable figure all things considered. In fact, from two years ago, the enrollment has swelled by 400 students. There are 6,433 students as of this week in the Revere public schools. That...

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Count Rizzo In – Councillor will run for mayor

September 30, 2010
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Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo made it clear during an interview last week that he is, in fact, a candidate for mayor and that he will be seeking the office of mayor if and when Mayor Thomas Ambrosino leaves or does not run for re-election. Rizzo made it clear that he will officially announce...

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Ban Is Off The Mark – The City Council should reconsider its move to prohibit electronic devices from Chambers

September 30, 2010
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We urge the city council to reconsider its effort to ban electronic devices from the city council chamber. It is an ill-advised measure that is sure to show the council in a negative light should it do so. The effort is to stop the use by councillors of cell-phones and lap top computers during...

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What Next? – At Wonderland, time is of the essence

September 22, 2010
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Wonderland has been closed for almost a month. The question arises – what to do with Wonderland? Fifty-five acres of prime real estate close to Boston on public transportation would seem an easy sell but the property needs a reason to exist. In addition, the city must carefully negotiate its new use with Wonderland’s...

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Welcome Back – Richard Penta re-joins the City Council

September 22, 2010
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Richard Penta was sworn in earlier this week as the Ward 1 City Councillor. On his return to the council Penta made a number of short speeches and seemed to enjoy being back. Richard Penta is back. It was almost as if he had never left at the council meeting earlier this week.

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More Than A Garage – Groundbreaking is a sign of better things to come at Wonderland

September 16, 2010
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The groundbreaking on Monday at the Wonderland T Station marked the beginning of much more than a parking garage. Even though the new garage to be built at Wonderland will house 1,465 automobiles and cost about $53 million, the real success comes after the garage is built. Expected to follow it is a hotel,...

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Contracting In Revere – City needs stronger safeguards

September 16, 2010
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It is apparent that something must be done by the city to ensure that its vendors are insured and are, in fact, the people the city is contracting with. Recent contracts awarded to a vendor paid for trimming the city’s trees did not show or reveal much of a vetting process by the city....

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American Resolve – Remembering the anniversary of 9/11

September 10, 2010
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We again mark the terrorist attacks launched upon us on September 11, 2001. We again remember the dead from those attacks – and we remember and recall the memories of those who have died fighting terrorism since we decided to go after those who would destroy our way of life if given the chance....

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Wonderland closes

August 25, 2010
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Wonderland closing after all these years is a tragedy for this city. It is a tragedy of the first order. First, there are the nearly 100 longtime employees who have lost their jobs. Second, it is the end of an industry, which came to exist only electronically in its last and most current incarnation....

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Lodie’s guilty plea

August 25, 2010
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In a very sad post script to the murder of Revere Police Officer Daniel Talbot comes the Derek Lodie guilty plea last week in Suffolk Superior Court, which resulted in no extra time being served for another violent crime, which he committed. The front page photograph showed a smiling Lodie – and our thoughts,...

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The FBI Investigation – What will the information reveal?

August 18, 2010
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At least two all day visits to Revere City Hall last week by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation points quite clearly to a possible investigation into alleged municipal corruption in Revere. The FBI agents apparently scrutinized and made copies of numerous contracts and work orders in the Building Department and it appears...

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On Revere Beach – Valet parking would solve a lot of problems

August 18, 2010
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The parking curfew along the length of Revere Beach should not be altered to suit the specific needs of various businesses operating on Revere Beach. The parking curfew right now treats everyone equally – and this is the way it should remain in order for it to be fairly implemented. The State Police have...

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Last Gasp – There’s still hope for casino legislation

August 12, 2010
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The expanded gaming bill is not dead, yet. There is the chance the legislation could come back to full blown life if the legislature is brought back into session, and soon. That is a possibility because the state is set to receive $675 million in federal funding that would require the legislature to assign...

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Perfect Summer – August in New England

August 4, 2010
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Forgive us our obsession with the New England weather and its nuances. However, we are endlessly fascinated by the weather. Watching the weather and measuring its heartbeat is almost as interesting as being inside the chambers of the State House watching an expanded gambling bill die a horrible death on Beacon Hill. The summer...

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