Editorials

Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...
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Sometimes Just Saying No Isn’t Enough,We Need Actions and Words

February 18, 2016
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As I read Sue Ellen Woodcock’s commentary on the recent showing of “The Anonymous People,” a documentary about the fight against drug addiction, I could sense her disappointment that only 50 folks were drawn to watch this movie and many of them were already in recovery. The small crowd at Revere High School does not surprise...
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Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2016
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Dear Editor: In 1998 the Revere Police Department began a Christmas Toy drive to help families that are struggling to make ends meet let alone buy extra gifts for Christmas. It is so hard for many families to survive in these challenging economic times, just trying to keep a roof over their heads and...
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Another Honor for Revere High School

February 18, 2016
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When we get news releases, we quickly scan the text to see if our city is mentioned. There are always winners from across the state and nation. If we are not on the list, we often ask ourselves,why not, and what the winning communities are doing right.This was not the case recently. Revere High...
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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2016
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Endorses Dan Rizzo for Senate Dear Editor: Dan Rizzo is the only candidate running for State Senate who has fought for working class people in Revere and the District. The last time Revere and the district had a working class Senator working for them was former Senator Fran Doris more than 30 years ago....
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Letters to the Editor

February 4, 2016
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Thank You Mottolo Post Dear Editor: As most residents realize, over a nine-week period, from November 30, 2015 through January 29, 2016, the Joseph L. Mottolo Post was the temporary home of the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center. Despite the staff’s and senior’s yearning to be back in our familiar home on Winthrop Avenue that allows...
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The MS-13 Raids

February 4, 2016
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The raids that took place last early Friday morning that resulted in 56 indictments of MS-13 gang members certainly should stop for the time being the crime and murders in the neighboring communities of Chelsea, East Boston and Everett that we have witnessed over the last several months.  However, these arrests removed only about...
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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

February 4, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. So when the daily sports fantasy industry exploded this year, Bob had been following its...
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School Choice Matters for Massachusetts Families

January 28, 2016
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By Andrew R. Campanella When it comes to K-12 education, America’s parents want more choices. In fact, almost two thirds of parents – 64 percent – say they wish they had more options for their children’s education. In a society where Americans choose practically everything, from the brands of coffee they drink in the...
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Letter to the Editor

January 28, 2016
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We need your help Dear Editor: Veterans Assisting Veterans is donating a $15,000 Trac Wheel Chair to a paralyzed Army Ranger who was injured in Afghanistan in October 2012. Spec. Sean Pesce was shot 13 times and has a severe spinal cord injury and has no feeling from the waist down. I learned about...
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City Council Starts New Year Off Strong

January 28, 2016
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Revere voters can see that new City Council that was elected last November  is not wasting any time in putting forth a variety of motions. There are motions that deal with every aspect of what municipal government should be focused on. One motion that jumps out is from Councillors Joanne Mc Kenna and Steven...
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The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengenance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...
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Good Luck,Council President Giannino

January 22, 2016
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It’s a new era for the Revere City Council as Jessica Giannino begins her term as the new president of the 11-member body. Giannino is one of the few women ever to hold this prestigious office and at the age of 24 one of the youngest. She certainly has a mandate from the residents,...
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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2016
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Another choice for President Dear Editor: A half-century ago, Massachusetts took the lead. We rallied for peace in Viet Nam. It’s 50 years later. Most High School students can’t remember a time when America was not at war. Once again, the good people of Massachusetts should lead! Once again, we should rally for peace....
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Remembering Dr Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...
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“Ask the Mayor” in the Journal

January 20, 2016
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 The Revere Journal is pleased to announce that Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo will be participating in an “Ask the Mayor” segment each month in the Journal. Mayor Arrigo will answer questions that are sent by email or U.S. mail to his office and the responses will appear in the Journal on the second Wednesday...
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Guest Op-Ed

January 7, 2016
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By Mayor Dan Rizzo Dear Friend, 2016 is here and with it, a new mayoral term. As I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year, let me take a few moments to sincerely say “Thank You”. It’s been my honor to lead Revere as mayor these past four years. But an awful...
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Our New City Leaders

January 7, 2016
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That was certainly an impressive inauguration ceremony led so professionally by City Clerk Ashley Melnik, who administered the oaths of office to new Mayor Brian Arrigo and the members of the City Council and School Committee. The Council Chambers was packed with the city officials’ proud family members, supporters, and friends, so many of...
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Letter to the Editor

December 31, 2015
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Looking at the recount Dear Editor: There is a new principle of law enforcement that has surface in Massachusetts. Revere Journal (RJ), 12/23/2015, p. 2: Judge Orders Recount for Mayoral Election: “Brian McNiff, spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office, said there will not be a representative from the secretary’s office at the recount...
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Enjoy the New Year Safely

December 31, 2015
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“If this is the last, let’s make it a blast!” all too often is the thought of party-goers on New Year’s Eve as we usher out the old year and ring in the new. But New Year’s Eve is a day just like any other — by which we mean that too much “partying”...
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