Editorials

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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A Big-Time Draw – Sandsculpting Festival brings positive attention to Revere Beach

July 22, 2010
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The Sand Sculpture contest once again succeeded in putting Revere Beach on the Internet all over the world and into the big Boston dailies and in so doing portrayed Revere Beach as the place to be. The crowds were huge, coming in great waves beginning Wednesday and spilling over into the weekend. The sand...

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Good Luck, Dr. Garcia – New RHS Principal is the right man for the right position

July 22, 2010
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Dr. Lourenço Garcia will have his hands full succeeding David DeRuosi as the principal of Revere High School, but we understand from many sources that he is abundantly qualified for the task. DeRuosi did an outstanding job. He brought Revere High School accomplishments in academics to a brilliant new high and there was a...

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A Big Weekend – Sandcastle Festival will draw huge crowds

July 15, 2010
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In this, the seventh year of the Sand Castle Competition on Revere Beach is expected to draw the largest crowds ever in its history. Each year the competition has drawn larger and larger crowds as the event morphs from something that was tried out to something that has begun to institutionalize itself as the...

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Church Bingo – There’s sure to be ways to fill the void

July 15, 2010
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It comes to pass that if casino gambling comes to Suffolk Downs, St. Anthony’s Church and other churches that offer bingo, will likely lose important streams of income that keep the churches going. At St. Anthony’s, for instance, a church bingo raises approximately $200,000 a year to defray the cost of running the church...

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Zoning Approval – Changes make good business sense

July 15, 2010
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The Zoning Board of Appeals has passed a set of zoning changes as requested by local Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio for his clients, Eurovest Development. These changes, in the works for many years, and required for the development of Ocean Street, allow for some buildings to be a few stories higher, in addition to other...

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Lost in Thought – Getting away from it all

July 8, 2010
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The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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Four Your Thoughts – Thinking about Independence Day

June 30, 2010
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It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

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Approve It – Eurovest deserves zoning change

June 23, 2010
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Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio’s request for a zoning change for his client Eurovest should be approved. Eurovest is the investment and development group putting together the Ocean Avenue development which begins shortly with the construction of a multi-million dollar car parking garage at Wonderland Station. D’Ambrosio’s effort on behalf of Eurovest seeks to put the...

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Good for the Beach – Meters make a lot of sense

June 23, 2010
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation is set on lining Revere Beach with parking meters – something which should have been done decades ago. The city council and the DCR will work together to give this initiative a chance to finally be implemented. And it will take the approval of the council and the...

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Air On The Side Of Caution – Pharmacy ban is good health policy

June 17, 2010
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The city of Everett Health Department has set itself on a course to ban the sale of cigarettes in pharmacies in that city. The Revere Health Department might do well to do the same. Everett joins the city of Boston, Newton and two other communities in banning cigarette sales in pharmacies. The reasoning, and...

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