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Letters to the Editor

August 2, 2014
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Thank you Revere Dear Editor: On Saturday July 19th we had the good fortune to witness some real tender human behavior that we did not expect. There was a very large crowd that had gathered all day to view the extraordinary Sand Sculptures on Revere Beach. There were families of all ethnic groups accounted...

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Revere Beach and This Weekend’s Sand Sculpting Festival

July 21, 2014
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The Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the greatest events of its kind in the entire world and attracts the very best master sculptors from as far away as Singapore. More than 300,000 people will travel to Revere Beach to see these talented artists showcase their amazing work. If you have been...

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Palm Trees on Revere Beach?

July 21, 2014
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When the producers of the “Black Mass,” movie were looking for a beach to stage a scene (setting South Beach Miami 1980) they chose Revere Beach last week and transformed it with palm trees, cabanas, along with taking the Pizza Kitchen and making it a cantina.  We couldn’t think of a better spot to...

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Letters to the Editor

July 21, 2014
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Ordinace on placing political signs Dear Candidates, On August 2, 2007 the Revere City Council established an Ordinance Relative to Political Signs. A copy of which is on City’s website at Revere.org/electioncommission/electioninformation. Section B, Timeframe, # 1 “No political sign shall be erected in any residential district until 30 days prior to the date...

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Speaking out on the False Allegations in the Probation Trial

July 21, 2014
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Last week, the United States Attorney alleged that I engaged in a criminal conspiracy.  Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an illegal act, the question must be asked:  With whom did I conspire?  When did I so conspire? And what evidence is there linking me to such a conspiracy?  The government cannot...

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Good News for Revere

July 11, 2014
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The news that Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is close to finalizing a mitigation package with Mohegan Sun for the impacts of the casino at Suffolk Downs would have on the city of Boston is good news for the city of Revere. The agreement, which will result in millions of dollars going to Boston...

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Fourth of July Celebration a Success

July 11, 2014
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We commend the Revere Parks and Recreation for hosting an outstanding Fourth of July party at the Whelan School for all the residents of our city to enjoy. Families from throughout this city took part in this festive observance of our nation’s birthday. The Fourth of July is truly one of the greatest days...

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Revere Through the Years

July 11, 2014
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10 years ago July 14, 2004 With the manpower of the Revere Police Dept. at an historic low, three new officers were administered the oath of their office by Mayor Thomas Ambrosino before heading off to the Police Academy. The trio are Jon-Richard Gibson, Renee Busheme, and Michael Mullen. The Circus Smirkus international youth...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Revere Through the Years

July 3, 2014
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10 years ago July 7, 2004 Parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Church have launched an appeal of the decision of the Archbishop Sean O’Malley announced May 25 to close their parish, which has been in existence in Beachmont for almost 100 years. Developer Louis Porrazzo, who has been locked in a battle with...

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The SJC Decision

June 25, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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Letter to the Editor

June 25, 2014
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On the Logan Airport health study findings To the Editor: Regarding your story “Officials meet with Massport on Logan Health Study findings” (June 18) I am grateful that Senator Petruccelli, Speaker DeLeo, Rep. Vincent and Rep. Basile are concerned about the health of communities surrounding Logan Airport.  Unmentioned in the article are the employees...

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Always Room for Improvement

June 25, 2014
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I guess it’s human nature for people to complain, and students are no different. Kids often complain about something at school. They complain about the little things, the big things and everything in-between. Some topics would catch the attention of the teachers and a class discussion could take place. Often that discussion would eventually...

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For Kids Only Afterschool Awarded $100,000 Grant

June 25, 2014
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For Kids Only Afterschool has been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program. The non-profit organization was chosen from more than 430 applicants during a very competitive review process. The Grant will support FKO’s Count Me In! Initiative, throughout FKO’s 17...

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Congratulations, Revere Chamber on a Successful Awards Night

June 17, 2014
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The key to a “first annual” awards event becoming an annual event is making sure the inaugural one is a success and that the awards carry much prestige and significance for the individuals and organizations that are recognized. Revere Chamber of Commerce president Robert Upton, event coordinator Michael Nicastro of East Boston Neighborhood, and...

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Support the Salesians Boys & Girls Club Thursday

June 10, 2014
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club will host its annual fundraiser and awards ceremony on Thursday (tonight), June 12 at Suffolk Downs. Tickets are still on sale and the Salesians need the community’s help and support. Fr. John Nazzaro has been running the Salesians Boys and Girls Club inside the former Savio Hall with...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...

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Congratulations to, the RHS Softball Team

May 28, 2014
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Revere High softball has been very good for years. There have been excellent players that have made the team competitive every time it stepped on the diamond at the former Hill Park. From the great pitcher Jen Wells (who helped Revere upset powerful Bishop Fenwick)  to our city clerk, Ashley Melnik who went on...

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Observe Memorial Day

May 20, 2014
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Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching.  For many residents, this weekend symbolizes the beginning of the summer.  There will be a day off from work or school.  There will be cookouts and celebrations.  There will be a respite from our harried schedules of work and life with our children. However, Memorial Day has a...

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One Step at a Time

May 13, 2014
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The news from the  Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) meeting last Thursday about Boston not being considered as a host community for the Revere casino project certainly comes as good news. This ruling just reaffirms what Mayor Dan Rizzo and his team have been saying to the residents of Revere since December when the City...

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