Editorials

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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The Tax List: A Sign of the Times — Unfortunately

July 7, 2011
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This year’s tax list issued by the Office of the Collector of Taxes  – that is – the list of those who have not paid their taxes which appeared in last week’s Journal, was larger than last year’s. This comes as no surprise. While we hear day to day reports of good corporate earnings...

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Above and Beyond: Great Job, Officers Lopez and LaRosa

July 7, 2011
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Two Revere police officers were recently honored for saving the life of a man trapped in a burning car on Brown Circle last April. Officers Angel Lopez and Louis LaRosa put their lives on the line entering the burning vehicle and extricating the man about to be burnt to death in it. They saved...

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Go for it: When it Comes to Wonderland, here’s Top Hoping the Developer Thinkss Big

June 29, 2011
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The new parking garage going up at Wonderland is what it took to save an entire mixed use development of gargantuan potential. The Eurovest Company has emerged intact from the national recession. Eurovest is the local company developing the Ocean Avenue acreage, which began its efforts to raise money and to create the proper...

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Celebrate Good Times: City has Responded to Challenges

June 22, 2011
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During the past ten years, the city of Revere has had a tremendous influx of new residents coming into the city. The population went up by over 5,000. These new residents have placed pressure on police, fire, educational and public health systems and all municipal services in general. To that end, the city has...

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Summer Arrives: Things are happening all around us

June 22, 2011
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What is better than the summer arriving in a beach city like ours? We wait for it all winter. We wonder about it and what it will be like – and then it comes, and passes, just like that. Like the snap of a finger. Tuesday was the first day of summer, a moment...

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Time to Move On: E-mail Controversy Underscores the Need to Focus on the Future of Revere

June 15, 2011
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Two weeks ago, the Journal broke the story and brought to light the specifics about the alleged unethical use of the city’s web site and city owned computers by city employees. Candidate for Mayor George Rotondo deserves credit for bringing the issue to light. In the first instance, the use of the city’s website,...

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Sand Castles: Extravaganza is Great for the Beach, City

June 8, 2011
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Those in charge with the city’s wildly popular Sand Castle exhibit have a tiger by the tail. This is an event that has all the elements of something that can be so much more. It is difficult to know exactly what will work and what will not but we know this for sure –...

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