Editorials

“They Did What?”

October 21, 2017
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That was our initial reaction when we heard the news that the Winthrop School Committee had voted to reject an offer by the Boston Red Sox organization to have the Revere-Winthrop Thanksgiving Day football game to be played at Fenway Park on Thanksgiving Eve. To our knowledge, this marks the first time that a...
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Election Day is Near

October 21, 2017
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Election Day on Nov. 7 should bring out a large voter turnout.  Every seat on both the City Council and School Committee is being contested.  There are no free passes for elected officials this year. The fact that every elected seat is being contested shows that civic responsibility is very much alive and well...
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Letter to the Editor

October 13, 2017
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Thank you Dear Editor: Thanks to the generous support of the Revere community, the Taft St. Relief Fund raised a total of $7,582 for the families impacted by this summer’s fire. Those eligible have been notified that their checks are available at the Treasurer’s office. Thank you to all of those who pitched in...
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Coming Together as a Community to Stop Domestic Violence

October 13, 2017
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Two weeks ago, the City of Revere was shaken by a terrible tragedy – the murder of Vanessa MacCormack, a 30-year-old school teacher, allegedly due to an incident of domestic violence. Vanessa was a loving mother to her one-year-old daughter, and a devoted mentor to her 24 second-grade students. The City of Revere joins...
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The New 311 Center

October 13, 2017
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On Tuesday, Lt. Governor Karen Polito and city officials led by Mayor Brian Arrigo opened the new 311 constituent service center. This is another example of Arrigo’s attempt to make city services more friendly and responsive for residents. The Center will take non-emergency calls from residents who are looking at service requests like fixing...
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Letter to the Editor

October 6, 2017
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A NIGHT FOR BIG RICKY Dear Editor: One of Revere’s most giving individuals is an outstanding man by the name of Ricky Freni. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. Over the years, he has raised over $100,000 through his foundation, the Little Ricky Foundation, for Revere Public Schools and many organizations. He is also a...
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Happy New Year

October 6, 2017
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We join the entire community of Revere in wishing our Jewish residents a Happy and Healthy New Year. The community has concluded the High Holy Days, the two-day celebration of Rosh Hashanah followed by  the observance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day  on the Jewish calendar. It is customary...
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The Wrong Tax Cut At the Wrong Time

October 6, 2017
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President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress finally have produced the outline of what they are calling a tax reform proposal. However, it is just more of the same-old, same-old that Republicans have been espousing for the past 30 years, benefiting millionaires, billionaires, and large corporations significantly, while blowing a huge hole in the...
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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...
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It Is Time for Education Reform, Part Two

September 29, 2017
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By Carol Tye The opening day of school in the Revere Public Schools this year was smooth and uneventful. Not so 30 years ago – that was the year of the strike. Ever since the Collective Bargaining Act had passed in 1965, the Revere Teachers Association had a history of conflict with various School Committees...
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Letters to the Editor

September 29, 2017
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MAYOR ARRIGO THANKS RESIDENTS FOR MAKING 2017 FALL FESTIVAL A MEMORABLE OCCASION Dear Editor: This past Saturday, thousands of residents flocked to Broadway to enjoy the inaugural Revere Fall Festival. The event was a tremendous success, attracting people of all ages to enjoy live entertainment, local food and craft vendors, street performers, lawn games,...
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Trump is Moving US Closer to War

September 29, 2017
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We were listening to the segment on 60 Minutes Sunday night in which Oprah Winfrey was interviewing pro-Trump and anti-Trump voters from Michigan, and we were struck by the comment of one man as to why he voted for Trump. He voiced a common refrain that many Trump supporters expressed during the campaign: The...
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A Great Festival

September 29, 2017
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The one word that comes to mind in describing Saturday’s First Revere Fall Festival is “fantastic.” Broadway was turned into a pedestrian mall from Beach Street to Park Avenue, so thousands of residents – children, parents and grandparents, were able to leisurely stroll the four-block section, and see street performers, live stage performances, sample...
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Students Need An Escape from Public School Violence

September 22, 2017
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By Lance T. Izumi America’s public schools are starting to resemble war zones. Recently, a fistfight between two female students at an Alabama high school erupted into a campus-wide fracas that ended in gunfire.  A massive brawl at a North Carolina school resulted in multiple arrests.  And in San Diego, several teenage boys were...
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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2017
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EYES ON FLOODING Dear Editor, The City of Boston and the City of Revere are holding meetings in Boston, alongwith the new owners of Suffolk Downs (HYM’s Development). Mr. Thomas N. O’Brien of HYM’s Development is discussing the future of Suffolk Downs and the future of the City of Revere. Some City Councilors have...
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Fall Is Here–Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....
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Letters to the Editor

September 15, 2017
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TAKES ISSUE WITH REPORTING Dear Editor: In a recent article regarding the “Police force in flux.” I am not sure if your reporter was at the same meeting as I, but I take umbrage with half the reporting made. So let me tell you the half that was left out of the article “Police...
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Moving Forward with the Facts

September 15, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo My focus is always on the work we are doing to build a better Revere for the 21st century. I do not spend much time worrying about misleading attacks on social media. Unfortunately, the increasingly bizarre, untrue nature of the attacks on my administration require me to respond and provide...
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Remembering 9/11

September 15, 2017
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There are few events in life that one can recall exactly what they were doing when the tragedy happened to unfold. One event in our life was when the planes flew into the World Trade Center Buildings on that Tuesday morning in 2011. We were just one in a small group of residents at...
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Letters to the Editor

September 8, 2017
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BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTSMAN LOCAL 3 ENDORSE CORREGGIO FOR CITY COUNCIL Dear Editor: The committee to elect John R. Correggio to the Revere City Council is honored to receive the “Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Local Number 3” endorsement. The Bricklayers Union is a state of the art, local with an apprenticeship program many Revere...
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