Editorials

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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The Class of 2011: Congratulations to Revere High Grads

June 8, 2011
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The Revere High School Class of 2011 will hold its graduation exercises tonight at Della Russo Stadium. It will be a night for the grads and their families to mark an important milestone in their lives and also to acknowledge the accomplishments of the Class of ‘11 as a group. A high school graduation...
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The Bruins: Black and Gold Show a Lot of Fight

June 8, 2011
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The Boston Bruins, their backs against the wall and their egos on the floor, stood tall Monday night in the TD Garden. Needing a win to make a series out of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Bruins delivered a proverbial haymaker, routing the Vancouver Canucks, 8-1, to narrow the gap in this best-of-seven series,...
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A Real Loss: Mayor Ambrosino’s Outstanding Attributes

June 1, 2011
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When Mayor Thomas Ambrosino leaves it will be a loss of the first order for this city. The city will be losing a self assured administrator who has made a positive mark on this city during the past decade. He could have done anything when he graduated from Harvard Law School. But his choice...
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Memorial Day 2011

May 25, 2011
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For those who have lost a son or a daughter, a father or a mother, a dear friend or even a neighbor to the ravages of war, Memorial Day is a time to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us. The battles that take the lives of...
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Misguided Intentions: Our Veterans Deserve a Better Stage

May 18, 2011
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A recent effort by a city council candidate to have the city council offer a few moments of silence for our war dead before the beginning of every council meeting has caused some thought about the measure. The measure itself has been sent to committee and then will be discussed and if reported favorably,...
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Rain, Rain, Rain: Some Spring, Eh?

May 18, 2011
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It is bad and seems to be getting worse. The weather we are now experiencing reminds us too much of the spring and summer that never came 2 years ago. If you can’t remember the spring and summer 2 years ago then you can’t remember much of anything about springs and summers. If you...
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Positive Presence: Renzo’s has Earned a Thumb’s Up

May 11, 2011
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The city’s licensing board is apparently going to weigh and measure Renzo’s request to serve alcoholic beverages to people of age seated at tables and chairs that are located in a confined space on the sidewalk outside of the restaurant. Some Revere residents living on the beach and even an organization dedicated to eradicating...
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A Healthy Choice Deleo’s Bill is the Way to G

May 4, 2011
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It was arguably House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s finest hour last week when the House bill giving cities and towns the right to put their municipal employees into health insurance programs that reduces premiums paid for by the cities and towns while at the same time provides those employees who are insured with great health...
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Justice is Done – the Death of Osama Bin Laden

May 4, 2011
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The assassination of Osama bin Laden by a team of brave and heroic Navy Seals in his Pakistani hideaway Sunday afternoon was justice being done almost ten years after the tragic 9/11 catastrophe. More than 3,000 innocents died that day at the hands of bin Laden, who was, more than anything else, a murderer...
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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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