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Letters to the Editor

June 12, 2018
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POINT OF PINES FIRE STATION Dear Editor: While attending a Revere City Council sub-committee meeting regarding the Point Pines Fire Station a number of possibilities were mentioned. As a former City Councillor, public safety is certainly my top priority. This is why I am calling for increased of spending for fire stations and infrastructure....
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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

June 12, 2018
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For  Revere High School seniors graduation day is Thursday and  this day is one of the few occasions that brings a smile to the faces of everyone in a community, regardless of whether they know a graduate. It is an occasion when all of us share in the joy — and pride — that...
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Ask Rusty: Spousal and Survivor Benefits

June 2, 2018
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Dear Rusty: I worked in my career, but I now get Social Security disability.  My husband retired in 2015 at age 66 and took his Social Security at that time.  When he is 70 can I get spousal benefits from his Social Security or is that not allowed? And if I can’t get them...
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Letter to the Editor

June 2, 2018
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A WORRISOME ISSUE Dear Editor: In the aftermath of another deadly school shooting where a gunman took 10 more lives (8 students and 2 teachers) and 13 more were wounded in Santa Fe, Texas on May 18, 2018; we realize that school shootings in recent times have become quite a worrisome issue.  Are our...
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We All Benefit from Clean Beaches

June 2, 2018
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For those of us who grew up in the Greater Boston area in the period from the 1960s through the 1990s, the SH/SB’s annual report card never fails to amaze us. Boston Harbor had served as the dumping ground for industrial and sewage waste for more than a century and by the 1980s, was...
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Letters to the Editor

May 25, 2018
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DO NOT PASS FINES FOR NOT SHOVELING SIDEWALKS To the Editor, I sincerely hope that the council does not pass an ordinance that fines citizens for not shoveling snow from their sidewalks. From what I read in the advocate, the inspiration for the ordinance was due to a councilor seeing school children walking on the...
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Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

May 25, 2018
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...
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Letters to the Editor

May 17, 2018
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A HEARTFELT THANK YOU Dear Editor, We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the Stop & Shop on Squire Road and their customers for their generosity, which allows our local chapter of St. Vincent de Paul to assist those in our community that are in need of our help. If it were not...
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President Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

May 17, 2018
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No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why: More than 325 million people live in the United States.  By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes,...
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Well-Deserved Recognition

May 17, 2018
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The presentation to the city of the Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is quite an honor of which Mayor Brian Arrigo and his financial team should be justly proud. In addition, we would be remiss if we did not mention that the members of the City Council, in cooperation...
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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard-working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly supports...
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Captain Amy O’Hara

May 11, 2018
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 25 years since newly promoted Revere Police Captain Amy O’Hara joined the Revere Police Department. It was clear to everybody, both from within and outside the Police Department, that upon her being sworn in as an officer in 1994, that Captain O’Hara was destined for great...
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Taking Care of Our Veterans

May 11, 2018
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The recent announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker that the state has secured approximately $70 million in federal funding for the new, 154-bed Community Living Center at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home assures that this much-needed and important project will go forward. Our state leaders, most notably Gov. Baker, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, and Secretary of...
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President Trump Plans to Make Drugs Affordable Again

May 4, 2018
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During his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to drive down drug prices. That’s a worthy goal. Fortunately, the Trump administration is already pursuing it in ways that protect patients and encourage research and development. Many strategies that candidate Trump proposed on the campaign trail would have done more harm than good....
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Thank You, Revere Youth Baseball and Softball

May 4, 2018
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Revere baseball is enjoying a resurgence and much credit must go to Revere Youth Baseball and Softball (RYBS) President Danny Dacey and his fellow board members for working hard to bring such a well-organized program to our city for any boy or girl who wishes to participate. More than 500 youths are competing in...
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Infrastructure Necessary for Energy Independence

April 28, 2018
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President Trump recently declared, “we are now an exporter of energy to the world.”  Yet due to shortages this winter, Boston was forced to import Russian natural gas to ensure people had the fuel they need to heat their homes. President Trump is right. Right now, American oil and gas output is 50 percent...
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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2018
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Dear Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco use. Deaths due to tobacco use are some of the most preventable deaths, and amount to almost one in five deaths in the...
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Disappointed with Wheelabrator Decision by State Officials

April 21, 2018
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In the wake of last week’s announcement by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to grant a final permit to Wheelabrator Saugus to extend the life of its ash landfill, local officials and respected environmental advocacy groups are expressing strong disapproval of the Baker administration’s decision.  Under the permit, Wheelabrator will now be able...
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Is April the New January?

April 21, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As longtime Eastern New Englanders,...
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Everyone Can Do Something for Our City

April 21, 2018
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The plea in last week’s Revere Journal that was voiced by Mayor Brian Arrigo in a column in our opinion page, in which the mayor urged his fellow residents to become involved in their city government by volunteering for a position on a city board, was both refreshing and unprecedented. Mayor Arrigo has made...
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