Editorials

Library Woes – Former Director Faces Numerous Charges

March 16, 2011
By

A long, long time has passed since the former Revere public library librarian Robert Rice, Jr. left his position under a cloud of suspicion. Now comes an indictment – 21 counts – by a Suffolk County grand jury alleging that he embezzled money, stole things, and on and on and on. There were many...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Markey Right on – Congress Should Follow His Lead

March 16, 2011
By

Our Congressman Edward Markey suggested that Congress gets busy and stops the construction of nuclear plants on earthquake fault lines, among others. He made that decision after assessing the situation in Japan following the earthquake and the tsunami. We want to thank the congressman for his common sense. We totally agree with him. We...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | 1 Comment »

Time to Make a Push – Speaker Deleo Should Bring Expanded Gaming Legislation to the House Floor

March 9, 2011
By

It is the right time and we are in the right place to Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, to make haste in bringing to the floor of the House a new version of the expanded gambling bill. We have known the Speaker for a long, long time and what he has done for...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | 3 Comments »

And They’re off – Racing Poised to Return to Suffolk Downs

March 3, 2011
By

As we head toward spring and the rebirth of everything frozen and covered with snow and ice for months already, at least we do so in the knowledge that there will likely be 80 days of professional horse racing taking place at Suffolk Downs.   All the agreements necessary to make this happen apparently...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | 3 Comments »

Expensive Holidays – This Experiment Isn’t Adding Up

March 3, 2011
By

The so-called Suffolk County hack holidays – Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day – were literally done away with last year when the governor agreed with the Legislature that more money would be saved than is spent keeping Suffolk County offices open on these two days than closed. So two important historical events –...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

City Salaries – The Mayor’s Position Should Set the Standard

February 23, 2011
By

We have no negative comments to make about city salaries. They are inevitably what they are. We do complain that the mayor of the city is paid substantially less than school principals, police officers, police sergeants, lieutenants, captains and the police chief. This includes also the fire chief, deputy chiefs and assistant school superintendents....
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | 5 Comments »

The Next Step – The Future of Our Lady of Lourdes

February 23, 2011
By

The Boston Archdiocese has announced that it will be having a series of discussions with parishioners of closed churches about their future use. This will include talking with former parishioners of the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Beachmont. The church building has been relegated to what the Archdiocese refers to as profane use...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Meters on the Beach – Cleanliness is Priority Number One

February 17, 2011
By

During the past five years Revere Beach has never looked better – and it would look even better if the vast majority of the people who use the beach, who come here by automobile, picked up their trash rather than leaving it on the beach as though the beach was their private dumping ground....
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | 15 Comments »

Smoking Ban – City, Dcr Should Follow Boston’s Lead

February 17, 2011
By

The City of Revere should be thinking about banning smoking in public places and so too should the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Boston is now considering such an order as two Boston City Councillors have made the suggestion. Some believe this type of ban on public smoking would be too much of a...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | 7 Comments »

Get Well, Mr. Speaker – Injury Won’t Slow Bob Deleo

February 17, 2011
By

We want to wish Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo a quick recovery from the broken ankle injury that he sustained in a fall on the ice outside his Winthrop home. We’re sure it won’t deter him from his busy legislative schedule and the many appearances that he makes throughout the state. We’re...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Speaking of Snow … Recalling the Blizzard of ’78

February 10, 2011
By

During this winter that does not seem to want to end, take a moment to recall the Blizzard of 1978, which took place this week, 33 years ago. Not withstanding everything that has come after, there was no storm, no set of storms, no entire year of storms combined that compares reasonably with what...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Mayoral Campaign- Candidates are following the Right Steps

February 10, 2011
By

Right now, both candidates for mayor, Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo and Councillor George Rotondo are doing what ought to be done. They are debating nearly every week on the Op-ed page of the Revere Journal. The debate has been thoughtful, even forceful, and we expect it will become more compelling as time goes...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | 6 Comments »

Snow Emergency – This is a Winter We won’t soon Forget

February 3, 2011
By

The snow emergency facing us is now a constant in our lives. It has disrupted nearly everything we do and it appears there is no end in sight during a winter that might prove to be the worst of all time when all is said and done. January was a snow disaster. February is...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | 2 Comments »

Holding out Hope – Gaming Legislation Back on the Radar

February 3, 2011
By

Many signs point to the possibility that the House and the Senate will take up an expanded gaming bill during this session on Beacon Hill. This is good news for those of us who believe a casino at Suffolk Downs would be a great stimulus to the local economy creating jobs and new taxes...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | 3 Comments »

The Right Move

January 26, 2011
By

Patrick takes a move toward fiscal sanity Governor Deval Patrick has given the cities and towns of the Commonwealth the right to hold expedited negotiations with unions representing municipal employees whose health insurance is being paid by the various communities. If, after quick negotiations with those unions, there is no agreement reached, the cities...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Nancy Barile

January 26, 2011
By

Support of her colleagues speaks volumes By all accounts, Revere High School teacher Nancy Barile was subjected to Internet character assassination last week. Every effort was being made, with no unsubstantiated rumor spared, to destroy Barile’s reputation by linking her to an alleged sex scandal at Revere High School where she has taught for...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Change is Needed

January 19, 2011
By

Employee health insurance programs need  to be altered for everyone’s benefit One of the best-known problems in municipal government today is the unsustainability of health insurance payments made by city hall for employee health insurance programs. Employee health insurance programs are so much cheaper than those of us pay in the private sector that...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | 1 Comment »

Suffolk Downs

January 13, 2011
By

Gaming legislation has a chance of springing back to life on Beacon Hill Recent statements by the governor, the Speaker of the House and the Senate President lend themselves to the cautious belief that an expanded gambling bill has a chance of bringing back to life the dream of a casino at Suffolk Downs....
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | 2 Comments »

President Powers

January 6, 2011
By

Longtime politician takes top post on the Revere City Council Like many of us who have lived a long life, John Powers has been there and back. As a much younger man, he worked for the late Governor Chub Peabody. He didn’t just work for him as an aide, he was by his side...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Happy Birthday, RFD

January 6, 2011
By

Here’s to 125 years of dedicated service The anniversary special published in last week’s Journal celebrating the Revere Fire Department’s 125th year of service to the city was a testament to the reputation of the local fire department. We received many, many favorable calls and comments on-line from our readers about the fire department...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Search the Journal


Recent Activity

Full Print Edition

Get Adobe Flash player