Editorials

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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Get Well, George – Best wishes, Councillor Colella

December 8, 2009
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Councillor at Large George Colella took a spill on Broadway following the council meeting Monday. He hit his head, causing a cut and a bump, and he spent a night at the Whidden Hospital. Obviously, it will take more than a cut and a bump on the head to derail Colella from his duties...

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Thanksgiving 2009 – Confronting our adversity, remaining optimistic

November 25, 2009
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This time last year, the national economy was preparing for collapse. The economy’s beginning of the end, or as Churchill once said, the end of the beginning, came into full force in and around Thanksgiving 2008. Yet we all sat down with our families and friends last year for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. One...

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The Next City Clerk – Make the process as transparent as possible

November 19, 2009
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City Council President Dan Rizzo has asked the city council to embark on a public type search for a new city clerk. With the retirement recently of Revere’s longtime city clerk John Henry, there is the opportunity to fill the post. Rizzo’s request seeking a selection process in order to pick the best candidate...

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Dr. Ailish Hayes – She left an indelible mark on the city

November 19, 2009
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Many many parents of youngsters growing up in this city and in Winthrop have lost a great friend and doctor with the death of Ailish Hayes. Dr. Hayes, a beautiful, charming, intelligent woman with a great reputation as a doctor’s doctor, died recently following a battle with cancer. She was 58. As the owner...

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The Dean – Colella enters his 50th year in elected office

November 19, 2009
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If you count the two year term he just won, George Colella now enters 50 year of elective public office in the city where he has made his life and his reputation. Fifty at anything these days is an accomplishment. But 50 years in elective public office in a city as politically active as...

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What it all means – Assessing the results of last week’s election

November 11, 2009
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The voters have spoken. It turned out not to be a great year of change – but there were changes nevertheless. Those changes will affect how this city is governed and will also impact the future and exactly how it plays out during the next two years at city hall. In the at-large councillor...

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The Talbot – Case Plea agreement done in the name of justice

November 5, 2009
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The agreement by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office to allow one of the Talbot murder case principals to plead out is based on sound legal logic. We believe it puts the case one step closer to adjudication and just about everyone in Revere hoping for justice to be done in this instance has...

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Reinstein’s Stand – State Rep. is a strong voice for expanded gaming

November 5, 2009
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As the casino gambling debate gets officially underway on Beacon Hill, we believe we can rely on our Representative Kathi Anne Reinstein for real leadership before a final deal is made to allow a license for a casino at Suffolk Downs. Reinstein favors such a license – as we do. She knows such a...

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It’s Up To You – Council seats are in your hands

October 29, 2009
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Next Tuesday is Election Day. We urge everyone registered to vote to get out and vote. It is important. This year, there is a large slate of candidates and a compelling referendum issue. Without a mayor’s race, turnout is expected to be lower than usual, perhaps 35-40 percent. While there is no mayor’s race,...

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A Bad Sign – Sorry happenings in Ward 2

October 29, 2009
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There is a close battle being waged between Councillor Ira Novoselsky and Steven Morabito. Novoselsky reported Friday to police that 50 of his campaign signs had been torn down. We do not believe for a moment this is the work of Morabito. Rather, it is the work of an anti-Ira Novoselsky voter. Such activities...

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Unhealthy, Unwise – When politics becomes a hindrance

October 21, 2009
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The local Health Department stopped Councillor-at-Large candidate George Rotondo from inoculating residents at a flu clinic being held at Saint Anthony’s Church earlier this week. A number of councillor-at-large candidates apparently complained that Rotondo would have an undue advantage if he got to perform the inoculations, many of which would have included young children...

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Revere’s Finest – Lt. Azzari and Officer Rose are honored

October 21, 2009
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The Hanna Awards Committee of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security has acknowledged the heroism and valor shown by two Revere Police officers following a homicide in Revere last year. Lt. John Azzari and Officer James Rose will be presented with the Medal of Valor and the Medal of Honor respectively during...

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A Cold Wind is Blowing – More shortfalls, more headaches

October 13, 2009
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News out of Beacon Hill reveals the state is going to be short on cash to the tune of $900 million to $1 billion in the next budget go around. This comes as shocking news to mayors and town governments all over the Commonwealth. Such a deficit will vastly affect municipal services and public...

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Casino Gambling – Suffolk Downs remains a solid bet

October 13, 2009
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Revere has one ace in the hole in these tough economic times, so to speak. It is casino gambling and a new stream of revenue, some of which will make its way into the Revere city treasury, if and when that time arrives. One gets the perceptible feeling that a casino at Suffolk Downs...

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Time… Down the Drain – A classic case of misplaced priorities

October 7, 2009
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At the United Nations, the Security Council is discussing whether or not Iran must live up to its agreements regarding that nation’s effort to build a nuclear reactor to produce electricity. If they build the reactor and produce enough plutonium, then they might build a nuclear bomb. At the state house, the discussion is...

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Cause for Concern? – Senator involved in alleged accident

October 7, 2009
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Senator Anthony Galluccio is a good guy. He has been a great friend to Revere. We like him. But we worry about him. Another possible automobile accident – this time a hit and run – causes us to believe that Senator Galluccio needs some help. We trust he will do the right thing to...

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Two Years and Counting – The Talbot case faces yet another postponement

October 3, 2009
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The Daniel Talbot homicide investigation is now at two years and counting. It appears the prosecution of those apparently involved in the Revere police officer’s murder on the ball field behind Revere High School has grown so complex that the trial scheduled to begin in January might very will be postponed again. The trial...

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