Editorials

School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

August 16, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...
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Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

August 16, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been...
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Letters to the Editor

August 9, 2017
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Local 7 endorseS John R. Correggio for City Council Dear Editor: The committee to elect John R. Correggio to the Revere City Council received a letter, on Friday, Aug. 4, from Local 7. Local 7, who represents 3,205 members of ”The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers”, stated that they...
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National Night Out:A Steadfast Tradition

August 9, 2017
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The annual National Night Out festivities once again were well-attended by residents of our community last week. National Night Out was created in 1984, and is held on the first Tuesday in August as a means of increasing awareness about police programs in their local communities. Although crime rates generally have been down across the country...
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Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Ex-Spouse Benefit – Does it Affect Mine?

August 5, 2017
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By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Dear Rusty: Two years ago, after 34 years of marriage, my wife divorced me. She was a full time homemaker most of those years. Is she entitled to half of my Social Security benefit when I collect at age 62?   She currently gets half my pension...
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Letters to the Editor

August 5, 2017
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Happy with state budget Dear Editor: We are happy to report that Governor Baker accepted the legislature’s recommendation and included the full $1.19 million for maintenance, staffing and free events and programs on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has been advocating for since the first...
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East Boston Health Center Leads the Way

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the US Senate tried to undo the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care.  This system while it is not perfect and as a matter of fact it is far from the mark, still it provides a safety net for literally millions of Americans who would not otherwise be able to afford any...
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Letter to the Editor

July 28, 2017
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ROSSETTI-COWAN SENIOR CENTER –  SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Dear Senior friends: Do you enjoy exercising? The senior center has three classes per week for Core & Balance/Fall Prevention, two classes per week for Yoga & Medication/Stretch Release, a Zumba Gold class, a Combination Exercise class, and of course, Tai Chi for mental stimulation and physical...
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Speaker DeLeo, Rep Vincent Come Through for Revere

July 28, 2017
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House Speaker Bob DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent once again have done their part to ensure that the City of Revere will receive its fair share of disbursements in the FY 2018 state budget. Among the items in the budget that was passed last week by the legislature are  $25,000 for the Revere...
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There Goes Swifty….

July 28, 2017
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Now that the owners of the old Wonderland Dog Park have obtained the demolition permit needed to take down the iconic building, work crews are expected to start the massive demolition project on Aug. 1 and finish by the beginning of October. The removal of the track will be one of the last legacies...
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Letter to the Editor

July 19, 2017
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Arrigo Committed to Upgrades at DPW
 FACILITY Dear Editor: Since taking office, my administration has worked to address the long-term, systemic problems at the DPW. In addition to the well-known poor condition of the DPW facility, the Department is also understaffed and has aging, broken-down equipment. In the first months of my administration, I...
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Enjoy the Sand Sculpting Festival

July 19, 2017
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Sculptors from around the world will descend on Revere Beach, America’s first public beach, this weekend for the 2017 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Each year sculptors travel far and wide to our stretch of sand to compete for one of the largest grand prizes in the world in a competition that has grown...
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Letters to the Editor

July 14, 2017
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Remembering robert haas jr. Dear Editor: When I was in high school, I was Bobby Haas’ babysitter. I always loved going to their house because his mother Jean made sure there were lots of snacks to share. And all the kids had their parents’ good nature.  They did all their lives. I knew Bob...
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An Outstanding Appointment

July 14, 2017
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The announcement by Mayor Brian Arrigo of his appointment of Captain James Guido as Interim Chief of Police has been greeted with universal approval by residents and city officials alike. Interim Chief Guido has served with the Revere Police Department since 1986 and holds a degree from Curry College, including a Master’s Degree in...
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Bob Haas — 1943-2017

July 14, 2017
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The outpouring from all neighborhoods of the Revere community on Monday and Tuesday when former Mayor and President of the City Council Robert ‘Bob’ Haas’ wake and funeral Mass were held showed how he touched every corner of the City that he loved in the almost 40 years of public service. Hundreds of people...
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Letters to the Editor

July 7, 2017
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Summer Safety Kick-off a success Dear Editor: On behalf of the Revere Housing Authority Commissioners and Staff, we would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to all who donated their time and resources to our Summer Safety Kickoff, held on Sunday June 25. We want to expressly thank the Revere Police Department, in particular Officer...
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Markey is 100 Percent Correct for Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 7, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...
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Bob Haas Will Be Missed

July 7, 2017
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The sudden passing Sunday morning of City Councillor and former Mayor Robert J. Haas Jr. came as a shock to his colleagues and the many Revere citizens who came to know a man who truly was a giant among those who have served in our city government over the past four decades. Bob Haas...
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Letter to the Editor

June 30, 2017
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A GOOD NEIGHBOR Dear Editor, I am a lifelong resident of Revere. I had recently moved to Summer Street in Revere and had replaced an old stockade fence with a new double faced vinyl fence. Upon completion of this new fence being installed, my neighbor directly behind me had thanked me for replacing the...
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Rising Chronic Disease Rates Portend Unsustainable Costs

June 30, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe 12 percent of Americans suffer from five or more chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. This fraction of the population accounts for 41 percent of total health care spending. If we don’t do more to prevent people from acquiring chronic disease, the resulting health care...
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