Editorials

Health Care – City must deal with this issue ASAP

March 4, 2010
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It is a sobering fact that the city of Revere had to pay $14.9 million this year to pay its share of the city provided health care insurance for municipal employees. Ten years ago, the same budget item cost the city $5.6 million. The cost for the city in the 2011 budget will be...

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The Surf – An awesome sight on Revere Beach

March 4, 2010
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Last week’s storm churned up the Atlantic Ocean, which rose to levels we have not witnessed in years. Then the wind drove the waves and the sand went sideways, whipping this way and that. For three days, the waves crashed against the seawalls and caused flooding here and there. On Revere Beach, sand flew...

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Planet Permits – A health club wants to open in Revere; after that, things get complicated

February 25, 2010
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Planet Fitness wants to locate in the former Stop and Shop location at the Northgate Mall. It seeks to make a $4.5 million investment in the location and to do what it does best – that is – to offer its health club machines and services at a price far lower than anywhere in...

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Jim Kimmerle – Popular City Councillor will be missed

February 17, 2010
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Jim Kimmerle’s death removes from the local political scene one of those rare people who was without enemies, rancor, ill will or bad feeling for others. He was softly spoken, humble, and respectful of all. He was a gentleman through and through who loved Beachmont, where he spent most of his adult life. His...

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One Week Later – At last, snowfall

February 17, 2010
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Last Wednesday the local world was shut down and everything about our lives came to a stop as we awaited a snowstorm. Alas, or hooray, however you choose to think about it, it was a day of folly for weather forecasters, for school superintendents and for mayors and even the governor, who ended up...

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Policing the Police – Talbot’s death raises troubling questions

February 10, 2010
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Now that Robert Iacoviello has been convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of off-duty Revere police officer Daniel Talbot, he has begun his long journey into darkness. His stay inside the Massachusetts penal system for the next two decades of his life will surely take its toll on him . There are...

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The Dream Is Alive – Developer still hopeful about the Ocean Club

February 2, 2010
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When the planned auction last week was put off for the property along the center of the beach crescent known as Ocean Club, it was the surest sign that Ocean Club’s architect and chief developer Steve Fustolo would be given enough time and the legal tools necessary to re-organize the entity which owns the...

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Ashley Melnik – New City Clerk is up to the task

February 2, 2010
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Revere’s new city clerk is Ashley Melnik. Having already worked for years as an assistant city clerk, she is eminently qualified to succeed John Henry. Henry, it should be pointed out, served for decades with honor as the city clerk. He made the job in many ways what it has come to be —...

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Senator Scott Brown – Kennedy’s successor has big shoes to fill

January 27, 2010
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The election of Senator Scott Brown was not exactly a surprise to Revere voters. By the time election day had come around last week, everyone here who takes some interest in politics – which is just about everyone – had the strong feeling that Martha Coakley was not going to make it and that...

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The World is a Village – The tragedy is Haiti and what we can do to help

January 20, 2010
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There is a closer connection between the people of this city and the Haitian earthquake victims who we have been watching on television for a week and a day. The connection is that we are simple people when you boil it all down. For all of modernity’s ability to make our lives easier, life...

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The Election – All that’s left is the counting

January 20, 2010
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Everything has changed. Nothing has changed. Everything will move forward. Nothing is going to move forward. We were all heard. Many of us weren’t heard at all. Many of us failed to care enough to get out and vote. The election is done. Nothing is what it used to be. That ended last year...

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Ever Closer… – Suffolk poised to receive a casino license

January 13, 2010
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By all reasonable accounts and by all standard methods of measure, Suffolk Downs appears poised to gain a casino license when and if the legislature finally gets around to taking up the subject and doing something substantive about it. All signs from high places point to Suffolk Downs receiving a casino license. Mind you,...

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President Zambuto – He will use a firm hand and a strong gavel

January 13, 2010
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Councillor at Large Anthony Zambuto has been elected president of the city council for the 2010 legislative term. We congratulate him on his victory but more importantly on the show of support given to him by all his colleagues. There was a great deal of political jockeying this year before a final choice was...

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Resigning is the Answer – Galluccio must step down

January 7, 2010
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We urge Senator Anthony Galluccio to immediately resign his position. He cannot serve the people of Revere while in jail and more importantly, the people of Revere want a working senator to represent them. In addition, if the senator has any hope for redemption, it lies in the belief that it is a far...

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The Talbot Case – Murder trial begins

January 7, 2010
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The Talbot murder trial is finally underway in Suffolk Superior Court. We hope that this trial will finally and forever determine the true events that took place late on a summer night more than 2 years ago on the ball field behind Revere High School. It was on that ball field that Revere Police...

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The Long Weekend – Snowy beginning to the New Year

January 7, 2010
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The long holiday weekend has come and gone. The snow and the wind and the high tides were something to behold – and to love for hearty New Englanders caught up in the dead of Winter. Inside our homes while the storm went on for two days outside gave many of us a chance...

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Happy New Year – Better days lie ahead

December 30, 2009
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There is no way to know what awaits us before it happens – and so – we watch the coming of 2010 with great interest and hope. The hope is for a healthy, prosperous New Year. The interest is in having a positive year of gains and success in both our personal lives and...

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The Talbot Case – Long-awaited trial will provide much-needed answers

December 16, 2009
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Three weeks before the trial of those accused of killing Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot is scheduled, the second of the four involved has pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact. Derrick Lodie plead guilty to being an accessory to manslaughter about one month ago. He is likely to serve near to...

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Beach Erosion – In this case, building barriers is a great idea

December 16, 2009
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The recent wind and rain storm this part of the Northeast experienced caused tons of sand to be swept from Revere Beach and onto the roadway. This required many man hours of front end loader operation as well as dump trucks to remove the sand from the Revere Beach Parkway and to toss most...

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The Wonderland Garage – This could be the start of something big

December 8, 2009
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A gaggle of political powers, including Congressman Edward Markey, Governor Deval Patrick, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, Mayor Thomas Ambrosino and many others convened at the Wonderland T station Monday afternoon to celebrate the completion of funding by the state and federal government which is making the Wonderland parking garage a reality. The...

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