Editorials

City Salaries in Line With Area Trends

February 10, 2015
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The annual Top 100 List of salaries for Revere city employees appears in this week’s Revere Journal. The list reveals that more than 168 employees earned more than $100,000. Our story follows a Boston Globe story that indicated that 10,500 state employees were paid more than $100,000 last year. These salaries are indicative of...
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Letters to the Editor

February 10, 2015
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Batteries Not Included Dear Editor What’s the one phrase that can quickly change the mood from festive to foul for any child opening a brand new, shiny toy? “Batteries not included!” Or how about that product featured on a home shopping channel or infomercial – you know, the one that’ll make you happy, solve...
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Letter to the Editor

January 30, 2015
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No more cuts Dear Governor Baker, We are writing to urge you not to impose further 9c cuts to elderly home care. On October 19, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick made a total of $2.37 million in 9c cuts to Elder Affairs line items, including $1.52 million to home care services. Protective services, congregate housing...
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Local Officials Address Heroin/Opiate Epidemic

January 22, 2015
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We would like to draw your attention to the story about the opiate awareness summit that was held Friday at North Shore Community College in Lynn. It is a fact that this community has been affected by the heroin/opiate epidemic. There were 70 overdoses in Revere and more than 250 overdoses in Lynn. It...
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Letter to the Editor

January 22, 2015
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Forbidden: Remembering the Past Working on the Beach Dear Editor: The worst thing about working at Hurley’s Bath House at Revere Beach was not having another carefree summer to do with what I pleased. The best thing – even beyond earning more money than ever before – was watching women get dressed by occasionally...
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Revere Through the Years

January 22, 2015
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10 years ago January 19, 2005   Joe Singer, a Revere native recently returned home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the Marines, was attacked by a group of youths a few doors down from his home on Crescent Ave. and suffered a serious stab wound. The former Broadway National Bank at...
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Reflecting on the Last 100 years

January 12, 2015
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The celebration of the 100th Anniversary on Monday night in the Council Chamber noting the changing of the government of the Revere from a Town form to a City  form was a very impressive affair.  City Clerk Ashley Melnik is to be congratulated for leading the organization of this affair. We provide two excerpts...
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Letters to the Editor

January 12, 2015
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Remembering the old Carousel Dear Editor: Recently as I read the letters section of the Revere Journal I read a letter to the editor about the old Carousel at the Hippodrome at old Revere Beach back in the day. I remembered how sad I was to see the old amusement strip demolished and was...
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Ring Out The Old….

December 30, 2014
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...
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Moroccan American Community Fundraising Event

December 30, 2014
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On Saturday, December 26th, 2014, the Moroccan American community of Greater Boston organized a Fundraising event at Revere High School to help the victims of the latest flash flood that ravaged Southern Morocco. The event was part of a  series of events organized by Moroccan Americans across the United States of America under the...
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Suffolk DA Conley Holds Course in Cutting-Edge Interview Techniques

December 30, 2014
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Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley hosted a psychology professor and a veteran police investigator for a two-day training in cutting-edge interview techniques as part of his ongoing continuing education program. The training, led by Prof. Brent Snook of the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Constable Todd Barron of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary,...
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Merry Christmas: Still Time to Help Those in Need

December 24, 2014
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Christmas is almost upon us and it promises to be the merriest Christmas in many years for most Americans. Our long, twin nightmares of deep economic recession and seemingly-unending wars in the Middle East are over. It is fair to say that as a nation, we are in a much better place than we...
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Meter Holiday for the Holidays

December 23, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Parking Clerk John Henry are happy to announce the suspension of parking meter fees in light of the holiday season and in support of Councillor Arthur Guinasso’s recent Council motion. All parking meters in the City became free Monday, Dec. 15, and  will last through Saturday, Dec. 27. “I encourage...
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Happy Hanukkah

December 23, 2014
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We want to wish our Jewish residents a Happy Hanukkah for the Festival of Lights that began at sundown Tuesday and continues for eight days. There will be the traditional lighting of the Menorah each night and other customs such as children playing the dreidel game and singing Hanukkah songs. We extend our best...
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Revere Tornado Relief Fund

December 23, 2014
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When the tornado struck Revere July 28, it left a devastating impact on many residents and business owners. Mayor Dan Rizzo reacted immediately to the unprecedented emergency situation, bringing together the leaders of the police and fire departments, department heads, and city officials to calm the fears of residents and deal directly and decisively...
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Parking Meters Moratorium

December 23, 2014
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We commend Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso and Mayor Dan Rizzo for their work in creating a moratorium on parking meter fees for the holiday season. As a result of their efforts, residents and shoppers can park their vehicles free of charge at all parking meters throughout the city. The holiday season is most...
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The Benefits of Universal Pre-K

December 23, 2014
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Growing up in America for me, education was my only escape. Through the rough realities of my parents not gaining an education, I understood their struggle. Going through pre-K, to kindergarten then elementary to middle, I made my way to high school then finally to college. Education has been the basis of my success...
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Consumers Should be Prepared at Holiday Season

December 23, 2014
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These year-end weeks are a busy time that are focused on friends and family, and not when you want to be checking to confirm that your insurance coverage is adequate. But taking a few minutes between the cooking and the shopping and the wrapping to review  your insurance policies and how they would cover...
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Letters to the Editor

December 23, 2014
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Parents should consider Single-Gender Education for their sons Dear Editor: Earlier this fall we invited prospective students to visit Malden Catholic for our Open House. More than 175 boys and their families came to 99 Crystal St. on a very snowy Sunday. As they gathered in the dining hall, I had the opportunity to...
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Dr. Paul Dakin and His Tremendous Impact on the School System

December 23, 2014
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The Revere public school system has made tremendous progress under the leadership of Supt. of Schools Dr. Paul Dakin. There has been national and statewide recognition on an annual basis for our schools, affirming Dr. Dakin’s excellence as an administrator and an innovator. Revere students are receiving a well-rounded education. The administrators and teachers...
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