Editorials

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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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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