Editorials

Getting Revere’s Budget in Order

March 11, 2016
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by Mayor Brian Arrigo In my first months as Mayor, I have made the city budget my top priority. As someone who has spent the last decade of my career working on budgets, I understand firsthand the importance of having a budget that addresses the city’s needs while keeping the taxpayer in mind. The...
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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film For Healing and Renewal to Begin

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...
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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...
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Disputes the $2M Budget Deficit

March 4, 2016
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By Dan Rizzo It is troubling that Mayor Arrigo is using the City Council and this valued public forum to espouse a made up $2 Million deficit and bring uneasiness to our residents. Mayor Arrigo knows full well (or should know full well) that our budget must be balanced by law, and approved by...
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Letters to the Editor

March 4, 2016
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Mr. Abrams was all wrong Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the letter about me that was published in the Revere Journal on February 24th by Mr. Hal Abrams. First, I would like to thank the many people who reached out to me in outrage about this letter. Thank you for your...
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s State of the City

March 4, 2016
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Last week, Mayor Brian Arrigo laid out a bold and long-term plan for the City of Revere. The Mayor in particular emphasized his goal of making all of city government more transparent and is to be congratulated for undertaking changes in some of the employment practices for the City of Revere such as in...
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Government Center Station to Reopen

March 4, 2016
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After more than two years of construction, the new Government Center station is scheduled to open March 26. This announcement comes as good news to the thousands of residents who use the Blue Line to connect with other MBTA lines to get to work. While the inconvenience of exiting at Bowdoin or State St....
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Isn’t It Time That We Put Kids First

February 26, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Massachusetts has long been a leader in education, public health, and innovation. However, when it comes to ensuring that all our children have a chance to succeed, we still have much work to do. To start with, it’s time that Massachusetts gets serious about guaranteeing that every child has a...
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Letters to the Editor

February 26, 2016
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An explanation is owed Dear Editor; It’s not often that people call me about what’s on Facebook. I’m not a Facebook zombie that’s constantly updating their online status. Yes, I do enjoy some things on Facebook such as Richard Sargent’s morning photos, Bonnie Solomon’s “punks corner” stories, Secret six updates from Tom Yourawski, and...
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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...
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Sometimes Just Saying No Isn’t Enough,We Need Actions and Words

February 18, 2016
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As I read Sue Ellen Woodcock’s commentary on the recent showing of “The Anonymous People,” a documentary about the fight against drug addiction, I could sense her disappointment that only 50 folks were drawn to watch this movie and many of them were already in recovery. The small crowd at Revere High School does not surprise...
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Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2016
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Dear Editor: In 1998 the Revere Police Department began a Christmas Toy drive to help families that are struggling to make ends meet let alone buy extra gifts for Christmas. It is so hard for many families to survive in these challenging economic times, just trying to keep a roof over their heads and...
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Another Honor for Revere High School

February 18, 2016
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When we get news releases, we quickly scan the text to see if our city is mentioned. There are always winners from across the state and nation. If we are not on the list, we often ask ourselves,why not, and what the winning communities are doing right.This was not the case recently. Revere High...
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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2016
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Endorses Dan Rizzo for Senate Dear Editor: Dan Rizzo is the only candidate running for State Senate who has fought for working class people in Revere and the District. The last time Revere and the district had a working class Senator working for them was former Senator Fran Doris more than 30 years ago....
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Letters to the Editor

February 4, 2016
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Thank You Mottolo Post Dear Editor: As most residents realize, over a nine-week period, from November 30, 2015 through January 29, 2016, the Joseph L. Mottolo Post was the temporary home of the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center. Despite the staff’s and senior’s yearning to be back in our familiar home on Winthrop Avenue that allows...
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The MS-13 Raids

February 4, 2016
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The raids that took place last early Friday morning that resulted in 56 indictments of MS-13 gang members certainly should stop for the time being the crime and murders in the neighboring communities of Chelsea, East Boston and Everett that we have witnessed over the last several months.  However, these arrests removed only about...
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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

February 4, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. So when the daily sports fantasy industry exploded this year, Bob had been following its...
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School Choice Matters for Massachusetts Families

January 28, 2016
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By Andrew R. Campanella When it comes to K-12 education, America’s parents want more choices. In fact, almost two thirds of parents – 64 percent – say they wish they had more options for their children’s education. In a society where Americans choose practically everything, from the brands of coffee they drink in the...
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Letter to the Editor

January 28, 2016
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We need your help Dear Editor: Veterans Assisting Veterans is donating a $15,000 Trac Wheel Chair to a paralyzed Army Ranger who was injured in Afghanistan in October 2012. Spec. Sean Pesce was shot 13 times and has a severe spinal cord injury and has no feeling from the waist down. I learned about...
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City Council Starts New Year Off Strong

January 28, 2016
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Revere voters can see that new City Council that was elected last November  is not wasting any time in putting forth a variety of motions. There are motions that deal with every aspect of what municipal government should be focused on. One motion that jumps out is from Councillors Joanne Mc Kenna and Steven...
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