Editorials

Get Well, Mr. Speaker – Injury Won’t Slow Bob Deleo

February 17, 2011
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We want to wish Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo a quick recovery from the broken ankle injury that he sustained in a fall on the ice outside his Winthrop home. We’re sure it won’t deter him from his busy legislative schedule and the many appearances that he makes throughout the state. We’re...

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Speaking of Snow … Recalling the Blizzard of ’78

February 10, 2011
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During this winter that does not seem to want to end, take a moment to recall the Blizzard of 1978, which took place this week, 33 years ago. Not withstanding everything that has come after, there was no storm, no set of storms, no entire year of storms combined that compares reasonably with what...

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Mayoral Campaign- Candidates are following the Right Steps

February 10, 2011
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Right now, both candidates for mayor, Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo and Councillor George Rotondo are doing what ought to be done. They are debating nearly every week on the Op-ed page of the Revere Journal. The debate has been thoughtful, even forceful, and we expect it will become more compelling as time goes...

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Snow Emergency – This is a Winter We won’t soon Forget

February 3, 2011
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The snow emergency facing us is now a constant in our lives. It has disrupted nearly everything we do and it appears there is no end in sight during a winter that might prove to be the worst of all time when all is said and done. January was a snow disaster. February is...

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Holding out Hope – Gaming Legislation Back on the Radar

February 3, 2011
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Many signs point to the possibility that the House and the Senate will take up an expanded gaming bill during this session on Beacon Hill. This is good news for those of us who believe a casino at Suffolk Downs would be a great stimulus to the local economy creating jobs and new taxes...

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The Right Move

January 26, 2011
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Patrick takes a move toward fiscal sanity Governor Deval Patrick has given the cities and towns of the Commonwealth the right to hold expedited negotiations with unions representing municipal employees whose health insurance is being paid by the various communities. If, after quick negotiations with those unions, there is no agreement reached, the cities...

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Nancy Barile

January 26, 2011
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Support of her colleagues speaks volumes By all accounts, Revere High School teacher Nancy Barile was subjected to Internet character assassination last week. Every effort was being made, with no unsubstantiated rumor spared, to destroy Barile’s reputation by linking her to an alleged sex scandal at Revere High School where she has taught for...

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Change is Needed

January 19, 2011
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Employee health insurance programs need  to be altered for everyone’s benefit One of the best-known problems in municipal government today is the unsustainability of health insurance payments made by city hall for employee health insurance programs. Employee health insurance programs are so much cheaper than those of us pay in the private sector that...

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Suffolk Downs

January 13, 2011
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Gaming legislation has a chance of springing back to life on Beacon Hill Recent statements by the governor, the Speaker of the House and the Senate President lend themselves to the cautious belief that an expanded gambling bill has a chance of bringing back to life the dream of a casino at Suffolk Downs....

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President Powers

January 6, 2011
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Longtime politician takes top post on the Revere City Council Like many of us who have lived a long life, John Powers has been there and back. As a much younger man, he worked for the late Governor Chub Peabody. He didn’t just work for him as an aide, he was by his side...

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Happy Birthday, RFD

January 6, 2011
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Here’s to 125 years of dedicated service The anniversary special published in last week’s Journal celebrating the Revere Fire Department’s 125th year of service to the city was a testament to the reputation of the local fire department. We received many, many favorable calls and comments on-line from our readers about the fire department...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 29, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Christmas 2010

December 23, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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Positive Action

December 16, 2010
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City Council would show good sense in questioning the site of the McKinley School The city council Monday showed some courage trying to reach a compromise on the citing for the new McKinley School to be built. They agreed to go ahead with the new school and to modify the plans for it and...

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Now What?

December 16, 2010
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Wondering what the future holds for Suffolk Downs and Wonderland Public discourse about casino gambling on Beacon Hill has been unusually quiet as the old year runs out and the New Year is facing us. How Suffolk Downs and Wonderland will fare in 2011 is something hanging in the balance. Presently, Suffolk Downs and...

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Mammoth Drug Bust – Hats off to law enforcement

December 8, 2010
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Last week’s drug bust in Revere, which led to the capture of 89 kilos of cocaine and the two men who transported the drugs from San Antonio, reveals several things about the drug situation in general. First, the size of the seizure given general standards for such events was enormous. Police estimated the cocaine...

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John Correggio – Former councillor is back on the job

December 8, 2010
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The swearing in Monday night of John Correggio as a councillor at large at city hall was like writing the finish to two chapters of different books. For Correggio the swearing in marked the return of Correggio to city government, and marked as well the beginning of a new chapter in his life. It...

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December 7, 1941 – A day that would live in infamy

December 8, 2010
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President Franklin Roosevelt called the surprise Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor a day that will live in infamy. On this, the 69th anniversary of the attack, it remains just that – a day we should never forget. It is ironic that so deadly an attack on us caused a sleeping giant to awaken and...

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Thanksgiving 2010

November 24, 2010
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Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...

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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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