Editorials

Memorial Day 2011

May 25, 2011
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For those who have lost a son or a daughter, a father or a mother, a dear friend or even a neighbor to the ravages of war, Memorial Day is a time to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us. The battles that take the lives of...
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Misguided Intentions: Our Veterans Deserve a Better Stage

May 18, 2011
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A recent effort by a city council candidate to have the city council offer a few moments of silence for our war dead before the beginning of every council meeting has caused some thought about the measure. The measure itself has been sent to committee and then will be discussed and if reported favorably,...
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Rain, Rain, Rain: Some Spring, Eh?

May 18, 2011
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It is bad and seems to be getting worse. The weather we are now experiencing reminds us too much of the spring and summer that never came 2 years ago. If you can’t remember the spring and summer 2 years ago then you can’t remember much of anything about springs and summers. If you...
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Positive Presence: Renzo’s has Earned a Thumb’s Up

May 11, 2011
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The city’s licensing board is apparently going to weigh and measure Renzo’s request to serve alcoholic beverages to people of age seated at tables and chairs that are located in a confined space on the sidewalk outside of the restaurant. Some Revere residents living on the beach and even an organization dedicated to eradicating...
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A Healthy Choice Deleo’s Bill is the Way to G

May 4, 2011
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It was arguably House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s finest hour last week when the House bill giving cities and towns the right to put their municipal employees into health insurance programs that reduces premiums paid for by the cities and towns while at the same time provides those employees who are insured with great health...
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Justice is Done – the Death of Osama Bin Laden

May 4, 2011
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The assassination of Osama bin Laden by a team of brave and heroic Navy Seals in his Pakistani hideaway Sunday afternoon was justice being done almost ten years after the tragic 9/11 catastrophe. More than 3,000 innocents died that day at the hands of bin Laden, who was, more than anything else, a murderer...
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The FBI in Revere – It Remains to be Seen What Visit Really Means

April 28, 2011
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For quite some time – for well over a year – the FBI has been a constant visitor to Revere. There have been obvious, repeated FBI visits to Revere City Hall and to other locations in the city. At city hall, the FBI has visited the Building Department on at least a half dozen...
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A Good Idea – Drive-Through Proposal is Sound

April 28, 2011
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The owner of Honey Dew Donuts has petitioned the city government for a drive-through for its location on Squire Road. Our observation of this request is that it doesn’t vary at all from what presently exists on at least a half dozen locations of that busy commercial strip. There is a Dunkin Donuts with...
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Bagel Bin

April 28, 2011
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On Shirley Avenue, down at the Bagel Bin, the menu has changed and so too have the hours of operation. The restaurant has been entirely redone and it is looking and feeling more welcoming and comfortable than ever before. At nighttime the new name of the Bagel Bin will be: “The Bin.” The owners...
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Ocean Club Sold, Again

April 28, 2011
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The Ocean Club property at the crescent of Revere Beach was sold at auction, again, last week for $1.7 million. This was the former property of developer Steve Fustolo, a great guy who came along just as the market was turning and got himself into what came to be known as the Ocean Club....
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Big Meeting on Health Insurance

April 28, 2011
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Revere was the host last Friday of a meeting of municipal and school leaders a well as community leaders who are calling on legislators to vote for  Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo’s municipal health insurance reform proposal, which was discussed by these leaders at the Rumney Marsh Academy. Mayor Ambrosino led the leaders,...
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Thank You Mr. Speaker

April 20, 2011
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Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo has ordered his leadership to officially begin discussing an expanded gaming bill at the beginning of May. We applaud the speaker for beginning this important push. This comes as great news locally, as an expanded gambling bill passed this year would likely lead to a casino at Suffolk...
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City Clean-up Effort

April 20, 2011
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It has been a long time since anyone in public office in this city has attempted to organize the city, by ward no less, for a city wide attack on trash. Yet this is exactly what Councillor Dan Rizzo is attempting to do. It is a true grass roots effort with the main impetus...
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Twice as Effective – Petruccelli and Reinstein Talk to City Council about Expanded Gaming

April 13, 2011
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For the first time in quite a while Senator Anthony Petruccelli shared the spotlight at Revere City Hall with Representative Kathi-Ann Reinstein. Both of our state house leaders spoke to the council Monday night about an expanded gambling bill. Senator Petruccelli is ready to go on his bill and has submitted legislation the governor...
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Petruccelli’s Expanded Gambling Bill a Roadmap the Governor will Approve

April 6, 2011
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Our State Senator Anthony Petruccelli has filed legislation that provides for an expanded gambling bill that the Senate would likely pass and which he would like to place on the governor’s desk in a matter of weeks. Representative Carlo Basile has co-sponsored the bill. He is right to do so. Speed is of the...
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Let’s make a Deal – The Speaker and the Governor Appear to be Sitting at the Same Table

March 30, 2011
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Speaker Robert DeLeo appears to be coming closer to reaching an agreement with Governor Deval Patrick about what exact shape and form an expanded gambling bill will take. All signals are pointing to a dramatic increase in interaction between the governor and the speaker – and in fact, a meeting apparently held by the...
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A Fitting Honor – Public Safety Building Should Be Named in Memory of George Colella

March 23, 2011
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City Councillor Steven Reardon has entered a motion before the city council asking that the city’s new police and fire station complex should be named after the late Mayor George Colella. Colella died recently, leaving as his testament a lifelong devotion to this city which spanned longer than 50 years in public service. He...
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Electronic Games – Isn’t the Lottery Supposed to Be in Charge?

March 23, 2011
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We have watched with awe the proliferation into a wide variety of business locations throughout the city and region of electronic machines that are the rough equivalent of card playing machines or electronic slot machines. Our fascination here with everything that mimics gambling at a casino leads us to wonder how the state is...
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Good Luck, Coach – Basketball Coach Has Left a Big Impression

March 23, 2011
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We want to thank Revere High School basketball coach Diana DeCristoforo for her outstanding leadership of the program for the past two seasons. As most of you have heard by now, she is leaving to become an assistant coach at Salem State University. With her leadership and guidance, the Revere High School girls basketball...
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Catastrophe in Japan – Contemplating the Unthinkable

March 16, 2011
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We live directly on the ocean in a good part of this city. We are as attached to the movements of the Atlantic Ocean as Japan is attached to the movement of the Pacific Ocean. We live in the belief that what happened in Japan can’t happen here. Think again. If the ocean floor...
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