Editorials

At Wonderland – Parking garage tab won’t be paid by the city

June 5, 2010
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There was some talk on Beacon Hill two weeks ago about charging the city of Revere something like $37 million for the new parking garage to be built at Wonderland Station. That station, announced with fanfare by Governor Patrick and Congressman Markey, will be built largely with state and federal funds and marks a...

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Memorial Day – The true meaning of the holiday

May 26, 2010
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The weekend that signals the official beginning of the summer of 2010 is upon us. We have no idea what this summer will hold for all of us, for our nation, or for the community of man. After all, it is impossible to know what lies ahead. The holiday memorializing America’s battlefield dead as...

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Just Say ‘No’ – Entertainment license wouldn’t help the ongoing evolution of Revere Beach

May 19, 2010
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We support the efforts of Revere Beach residents and Councillor John Powers urging the Licensing Board not to grant the license sought by a Revere Beach restaurant seeking to turn itself into something else by offering live music and Karaoke. It is our hope the Licensing Board, which is set to meet Thursday at...

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At Suffolk Downs – Expanded gaming equals jobs

May 19, 2010
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Many, many Revere residents enjoyed a day at the races at Suffolk Downs Saturday when the 75th racing season got underway with fanfare and a flourish. Hundreds of Revere residents are employed by the track and have been employed there over the years – and so the opening of the track is a good...

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Public Safety First – Reverse 911 is worth the expenditure

May 12, 2010
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Revere missed out on informing its citizens and water users of the crisis being faced when that pipe broke in Weston and all Massachusetts Water Resources members were forced to boil water to drink or to use. Revere is now doing the right thing by attempting to persuade the city council as to the...

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Shifting Weather – Spring-like … Fall-like

May 12, 2010
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We have transited from warmth to having to turn back on our heating systems – a very depressing happening in the second week in May – but then – this is New England, where the weather changes faster than what we are thinking about in our minds. That bit of strong chill sets us...

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Paul Bright Sr. – Beloved father, husband and firefighter

May 12, 2010
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The death of Paul Bright, Sr. at 81 brings to a close a long life spent in this city. Mr. Bright, a retired Revere Firefighter, grew up in Chelsea but came to love Revere as his home. He was a popular firefighter – but he was best known as a devoted and loving husband...

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The Water Crisis – A potentially costly lesson for all of us

May 8, 2010
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The great water crisis of 2010 has passed, and with it, the understanding that Greater Bostonians for all our bluster and modern might, had no clean water – about two million of us in all – from Saturday to Tuesday morning. When the pipe burst in Weston on Saturday and the water system was...

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Special Anniversary – Here’s to hoping Suffolk Downs celebrates another 75 years in Revere

April 30, 2010
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In a business world recently turned upside down by the near collapse of the national economy, the fact that Suffolk Downs is still operating at 75 is something to cheer about. Local horseracing has seen much better times since the race track opened in 1935 during the Great Depression but Suffolk Downs remains open,...

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Holocaust Month – Let us never forget

April 30, 2010
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April marks Holocaust month. It is a time to remember. It is a time to remind ourselves that we should never forget man’s inhumanity to man. The genocide and slaughter of 6 million Jews as well as an untold number of Catholics and Protestants at the hands of the Nazis shows mankind at his...

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An All-Time Great – Revere mourns the loss of Silvio Cella

April 21, 2010
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The death of Silvio Cella brings to mind the city as it was in the era when the Silvio Cellas of this world were coming of age, competing on the athletic field and attempting to make something out of themselves during a time when the city was a far different place than it is...

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A Deplorable Act – Attack against candidate was lower than low

April 21, 2010
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The FBI is apparently looking into the genesis of the anti-Semitic Internet advertisement attempting to denounce Ward Councillor candidate Corey Abrams because he is a Jew. In the recent annals of Revere politics, this is about the most egregious civil rights violation we have seen. The Internet video was replete with yellow Jewish stars,...

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Quicker is Better – Senate slow-down makes no sense

April 21, 2010
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The Senate has decided to hold up or to slow down the expanded gambling bill approved by the House last week. This is a shame and a waste and the slowdown effects Revere in a big way. We have two major facilities dependent upon expanded gambling. Hundreds of jobs and potentially millions in tax...

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A Great Time – DeLeo packs ‘em in

April 15, 2010
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo, a great friend to this city, drew an enormous crowd to his annual fundraiser held in the North End at Joe Tecce’s Restaurant last Thursday evening. Among the crowd was more than a few Revere public officials – elected and unelected – who came by to pay homage to the...

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Strong Partners – The future of Wonderland and Suffolk Downs

April 15, 2010
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We ask our readers to be aware that for longer than a year now Wonderland has become part in parcel of Suffolk Downs through an ownership deal between all the relevant parties. This being the case, Wonderland, we reported last week, will not be going for slots. The Suffolk Down consortium has always insisted...

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Vote On Tuesday – Senate election is upon us

April 7, 2010
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Ward 6 residents are urged to vote on Tuesday in the special senate election being held to fill the seat vacated by former Senator Anthony Galluccio. The special election offers a number of candidates but the campaign has evolved into a contest between Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty and Everett City Councillor Sal DiDomenico. Both...

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Gaining Momentum – Casino legislation appears to be a done deal

April 7, 2010
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s expanded gambling bill has made it out of the House Committee on Commerce and will be sent to the full House for a vote next week after being reported favorably. This is tantamount to the bill passing the house and being sent on to the senate. In the senate, the...

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Seize the Opening – City Hall should be open for business five days a week

March 31, 2010
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Mayor Ambrosino’s desire to re-open city hall on Fridays for a half day is right on the mark. We agree completely with the mayor who is apparently making it a priority. After all, there is something wrong with city hall being closed on Fridays as a cost saver. How much, we ask, can be...

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A Greener Revere – The costs are high — but so are the benefits

March 31, 2010
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There is a bit of a debate ongoing about a greener Revere. We are in favor of a greener Revere and of everything green for this city as we transit into the 21st Century. We are not talking about planting more grass or trees. We are suggesting that everything must be done that can...

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Health Care For All – But at what cost?

March 23, 2010
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The Democrats celebrated a triumph when the health care reform bill passed Sunday. It was a victory for the 30 million or so Americans who cannot afford to have health insurance. It was also a victory for those who have children or family members applying for health insurance with pre-existing conditions. They can no...

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