Editorials

Out with the Old, in with the New

December 29, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...
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Christmas 2010

December 23, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....
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Positive Action

December 16, 2010
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City Council would show good sense in questioning the site of the McKinley School The city council Monday showed some courage trying to reach a compromise on the citing for the new McKinley School to be built. They agreed to go ahead with the new school and to modify the plans for it and...
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Now What?

December 16, 2010
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Wondering what the future holds for Suffolk Downs and Wonderland Public discourse about casino gambling on Beacon Hill has been unusually quiet as the old year runs out and the New Year is facing us. How Suffolk Downs and Wonderland will fare in 2011 is something hanging in the balance. Presently, Suffolk Downs and...
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Mammoth Drug Bust – Hats off to law enforcement

December 8, 2010
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Last week’s drug bust in Revere, which led to the capture of 89 kilos of cocaine and the two men who transported the drugs from San Antonio, reveals several things about the drug situation in general. First, the size of the seizure given general standards for such events was enormous. Police estimated the cocaine...
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John Correggio – Former councillor is back on the job

December 8, 2010
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The swearing in Monday night of John Correggio as a councillor at large at city hall was like writing the finish to two chapters of different books. For Correggio the swearing in marked the return of Correggio to city government, and marked as well the beginning of a new chapter in his life. It...
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December 7, 1941 – A day that would live in infamy

December 8, 2010
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President Franklin Roosevelt called the surprise Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor a day that will live in infamy. On this, the 69th anniversary of the attack, it remains just that – a day we should never forget. It is ironic that so deadly an attack on us caused a sleeping giant to awaken and...
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Thanksgiving 2010

November 24, 2010
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Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...
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George V. Colella – An extraordinary man, an extraordinary life

November 10, 2010
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Well into the twilight of his life, George Colella remained one of the best – known and most highly respected men in this city. His extraordinary political life over the course of more than 50 years was the stuff of legend and it will always be so. It is a rare man indeed whose...
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Necco’s Dilemma – If one door closes, others will open

November 3, 2010
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You can’t be expected to run a candy company without sugar but this is what the Necco Company has apparently been trying to do for quite some time. In fact, the future for Revere’s largest employer and taxpayer, looks grimmer than the sugar jar being empty. About 500 jobs are on the line and...
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Halloween – Doom and gloom rules

November 3, 2010
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This Halloween more kids dressed entirely in black than ever before. It was noted that Spiderman costumes were hard to find and that the dark and bleak costuming of ghoulish and ghostlike figures or zombies is a sign of the times. That is, the costumes worn by so many kids this year did not...
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Down To The Wire – Races are too close to call

October 27, 2010
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With the election next week, many of you who plan to vote already know who you will be voting for and why. The onslaught of radio and television advertisements and the general overhanded nature of newspaper and Internet coverage, will not further persuade or dissuade those who are already satisfied with the choices they...
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Question 3 – More will be said than done

October 21, 2010
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The State sales tax has risen to 6.25%. A ballot measure to cut the sales tax to 3% has generated an enormous response from residents across the commonwealth. Democrats and Republicans alike share the belief that the sales tax should be cut. By how much and when is the question. If the sales tax...
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Foreclosures – Many homeowners are facing a harsh reality

October 21, 2010
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Not even the most liberal among us believe that those who cannot pay their mortgages should have the government make the payments for them or to defer the inevitable by putting off a foreclosure. The real estate bust was caused by wild speculation and irresponsibility all around. All of us who own homes or...
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Crowded Classes – Expanding enrollment is biggest challenge facing the Revere School Committee

October 6, 2010
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Revere’s public school enrollment is soaring. This year alone, the school population has grown by 288 students over last year – a remarkable figure all things considered. In fact, from two years ago, the enrollment has swelled by 400 students. There are 6,433 students as of this week in the Revere public schools. That...
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Count Rizzo In – Councillor will run for mayor

September 30, 2010
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Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo made it clear during an interview last week that he is, in fact, a candidate for mayor and that he will be seeking the office of mayor if and when Mayor Thomas Ambrosino leaves or does not run for re-election. Rizzo made it clear that he will officially announce...
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Ban Is Off The Mark – The City Council should reconsider its move to prohibit electronic devices from Chambers

September 30, 2010
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We urge the city council to reconsider its effort to ban electronic devices from the city council chamber. It is an ill-advised measure that is sure to show the council in a negative light should it do so. The effort is to stop the use by councillors of cell-phones and lap top computers during...
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What Next? – At Wonderland, time is of the essence

September 22, 2010
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Wonderland has been closed for almost a month. The question arises – what to do with Wonderland? Fifty-five acres of prime real estate close to Boston on public transportation would seem an easy sell but the property needs a reason to exist. In addition, the city must carefully negotiate its new use with Wonderland’s...
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Welcome Back – Richard Penta re-joins the City Council

September 22, 2010
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Richard Penta was sworn in earlier this week as the Ward 1 City Councillor. On his return to the council Penta made a number of short speeches and seemed to enjoy being back. Richard Penta is back. It was almost as if he had never left at the council meeting earlier this week.
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More Than A Garage – Groundbreaking is a sign of better things to come at Wonderland

September 16, 2010
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The groundbreaking on Monday at the Wonderland T Station marked the beginning of much more than a parking garage. Even though the new garage to be built at Wonderland will house 1,465 automobiles and cost about $53 million, the real success comes after the garage is built. Expected to follow it is a hotel,...
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