Editorials

The FBI in Revere – It Remains to be Seen What Visit Really Means

April 28, 2011
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For quite some time – for well over a year – the FBI has been a constant visitor to Revere. There have been obvious, repeated FBI visits to Revere City Hall and to other locations in the city. At city hall, the FBI has visited the Building Department on at least a half dozen...

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A Good Idea – Drive-Through Proposal is Sound

April 28, 2011
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The owner of Honey Dew Donuts has petitioned the city government for a drive-through for its location on Squire Road. Our observation of this request is that it doesn’t vary at all from what presently exists on at least a half dozen locations of that busy commercial strip. There is a Dunkin Donuts with...

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Bagel Bin

April 28, 2011
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On Shirley Avenue, down at the Bagel Bin, the menu has changed and so too have the hours of operation. The restaurant has been entirely redone and it is looking and feeling more welcoming and comfortable than ever before. At nighttime the new name of the Bagel Bin will be: “The Bin.” The owners...

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Attorney Jay Paul Satin

April 28, 2011
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Last week, when Attorney John Molloy’s office in the Citizens  Bank Building was investigated by the FBI – about 6 FBI agents spent most of the day inside his office and ultimately removed boxes of files – all eyes were on Mr. Molloy. We later reported that the FBI had visited the office of...

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Ocean Club Sold, Again

April 28, 2011
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The Ocean Club property at the crescent of Revere Beach was sold at auction, again, last week for $1.7 million. This was the former property of developer Steve Fustolo, a great guy who came along just as the market was turning and got himself into what came to be known as the Ocean Club....

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Big Meeting on Health Insurance

April 28, 2011
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Revere was the host last Friday of a meeting of municipal and school leaders a well as community leaders who are calling on legislators to vote for  Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo’s municipal health insurance reform proposal, which was discussed by these leaders at the Rumney Marsh Academy. Mayor Ambrosino led the leaders,...

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Thank You Mr. Speaker

April 20, 2011
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Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo has ordered his leadership to officially begin discussing an expanded gaming bill at the beginning of May. We applaud the speaker for beginning this important push. This comes as great news locally, as an expanded gambling bill passed this year would likely lead to a casino at Suffolk...

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City Clean-up Effort

April 20, 2011
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It has been a long time since anyone in public office in this city has attempted to organize the city, by ward no less, for a city wide attack on trash. Yet this is exactly what Councillor Dan Rizzo is attempting to do. It is a true grass roots effort with the main impetus...

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Twice as Effective – Petruccelli and Reinstein Talk to City Council about Expanded Gaming

April 13, 2011
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For the first time in quite a while Senator Anthony Petruccelli shared the spotlight at Revere City Hall with Representative Kathi-Ann Reinstein. Both of our state house leaders spoke to the council Monday night about an expanded gambling bill. Senator Petruccelli is ready to go on his bill and has submitted legislation the governor...

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Petruccelli’s Expanded Gambling Bill a Roadmap the Governor will Approve

April 6, 2011
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Our State Senator Anthony Petruccelli has filed legislation that provides for an expanded gambling bill that the Senate would likely pass and which he would like to place on the governor’s desk in a matter of weeks. Representative Carlo Basile has co-sponsored the bill. He is right to do so. Speed is of the...

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Let’s make a Deal – The Speaker and the Governor Appear to be Sitting at the Same Table

March 30, 2011
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Speaker Robert DeLeo appears to be coming closer to reaching an agreement with Governor Deval Patrick about what exact shape and form an expanded gambling bill will take. All signals are pointing to a dramatic increase in interaction between the governor and the speaker – and in fact, a meeting apparently held by the...

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A Fitting Honor – Public Safety Building Should Be Named in Memory of George Colella

March 23, 2011
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City Councillor Steven Reardon has entered a motion before the city council asking that the city’s new police and fire station complex should be named after the late Mayor George Colella. Colella died recently, leaving as his testament a lifelong devotion to this city which spanned longer than 50 years in public service. He...

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Electronic Games – Isn’t the Lottery Supposed to Be in Charge?

March 23, 2011
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We have watched with awe the proliferation into a wide variety of business locations throughout the city and region of electronic machines that are the rough equivalent of card playing machines or electronic slot machines. Our fascination here with everything that mimics gambling at a casino leads us to wonder how the state is...

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Good Luck, Coach – Basketball Coach Has Left a Big Impression

March 23, 2011
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We want to thank Revere High School basketball coach Diana DeCristoforo for her outstanding leadership of the program for the past two seasons. As most of you have heard by now, she is leaving to become an assistant coach at Salem State University. With her leadership and guidance, the Revere High School girls basketball...

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Catastrophe in Japan – Contemplating the Unthinkable

March 16, 2011
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We live directly on the ocean in a good part of this city. We are as attached to the movements of the Atlantic Ocean as Japan is attached to the movement of the Pacific Ocean. We live in the belief that what happened in Japan can’t happen here. Think again. If the ocean floor...

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Library Woes – Former Director Faces Numerous Charges

March 16, 2011
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A long, long time has passed since the former Revere public library librarian Robert Rice, Jr. left his position under a cloud of suspicion. Now comes an indictment – 21 counts – by a Suffolk County grand jury alleging that he embezzled money, stole things, and on and on and on. There were many...

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Markey Right on – Congress Should Follow His Lead

March 16, 2011
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Our Congressman Edward Markey suggested that Congress gets busy and stops the construction of nuclear plants on earthquake fault lines, among others. He made that decision after assessing the situation in Japan following the earthquake and the tsunami. We want to thank the congressman for his common sense. We totally agree with him. We...

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Time to Make a Push – Speaker Deleo Should Bring Expanded Gaming Legislation to the House Floor

March 9, 2011
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It is the right time and we are in the right place to Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, to make haste in bringing to the floor of the House a new version of the expanded gambling bill. We have known the Speaker for a long, long time and what he has done for...

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And They’re off – Racing Poised to Return to Suffolk Downs

March 3, 2011
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As we head toward spring and the rebirth of everything frozen and covered with snow and ice for months already, at least we do so in the knowledge that there will likely be 80 days of professional horse racing taking place at Suffolk Downs.   All the agreements necessary to make this happen apparently...

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Expensive Holidays – This Experiment Isn’t Adding Up

March 3, 2011
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The so-called Suffolk County hack holidays – Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day – were literally done away with last year when the governor agreed with the Legislature that more money would be saved than is spent keeping Suffolk County offices open on these two days than closed. So two important historical events –...

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