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Letters to the Editor

April 21, 2016
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Morabito says  Thank You I want to thank everyone who put so much time and effort into our Senate campaign. Unfortunately, we we were not successful tonight.   It was nice to meet so many people along the campaign trail. I am proud to say that we ran against the finest Senatorial Candidates and I...
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Congratulations, Joe Boncore

April 21, 2016
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We congratulate Joseph Boncore on his victory in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary Special Election that was held April 12. Joe is unopposed in the general election on May 10 so he stands poised and ready to become our next state senator and succeed Anthony Petruccelli in this esteemed position as one of...
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We are in a Transportation Crisis

April 14, 2016
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Those who grew-up in this area 40 years ago can remember how traffic always had a certain pattern or flow.  Rush-hour always would last about two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.  Otherwise, one could travel at a reasonable rate of speed during the day. Today, those metrics to measure...
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The Cleanup Is On

April 14, 2016
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s “Beautify Revere” series is set to begin this Saturday at 10 a.m.  We urge residents and business owners in the Oak Island Park area to attend the event. As always after the winter, our streets and parks need a complete cleaning.  Debris litters many of the street gutters. It seems that...
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Five-Year-Old Muslim Boy’s Story Demonstrates How Children Suffer Due to Islamophobia

April 7, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir I would like to share with you the true story of a five-year-old Muslim boy named Mohamed. One day Mohamed came home from school angry, eager to tell his father what happened in class. “My friend John told me that he hates Muslims,” Mohamed said. His father was shocked but initially...
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Letter to the Editor

April 7, 2016
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Supporter of Joe Boncore for State Senate Dear Editor: During my time in the Army, I have had the opportunity to meet some of the greatest men and women I know. When I decide to support a candidate and put my efforts into getting them elected, it’s a must that Veterans are a priority...
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Get Out and Vote

April 7, 2016
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Next Tuesday, seven candidates will be seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat of the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that was held for the last nine years by Anthony Petrucelli of East Boston.  These candidates, including our own former Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito have been campaigning and meeting the...
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Fighting Big Tobacco for Our Kids

April 1, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico In the United States, the face of the tobacco industry is rapidly evolving. In recent years, the industry has undergone an era of innovation, creating new products designed to appeal to new customers bound for a lifetime of addiction. And yet, one aspect of the tobacco business has remained the...
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Letter to the Editor

April 1, 2016
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Rizzo committed to helping senior citizens Dear Editor: Speaking as a senior citizen, my vote goes to Dan Rizzo for State Senate.  Frankly, there are no other candidates that have done more, or will do more for seniors in this district. As a senior in Revere, I have personally seen the Mayor work for...
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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years the federal courts have been monitoring the cleanup and quality of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and used the local beaches can...
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Letters to the Editor

March 25, 2016
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Supports Dan Rizzo for State Senate Dear Editor: This April 12 the people of our city have a chance to elect the first State Senator from Revere in 25 years. What an opportunity! No matter who voters support for Mayor last fall, now is the time to put our differences aside. Dan Rizzo is...
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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....
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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...
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Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2016
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Thanks to all who helped the Shamrock Splash Dear Editor: The Revere Beach Partnership is most grateful to all of the plungers and spectators who came to Revere Beach on March 6th to support us at our fund raising event, the Shamrock Splash.  This fundraiser benefits the non-profit “Save the Harbor/Save the Bay”.  The...
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Council Made the Right Decision

March 17, 2016
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The City Council had every right to be outraged at the new flood maps as proposed by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Monday night.  These new maps have enlarged the flood plan so that many additional homeowners in Revere need to buy flood insurance that in turn raises their insurance cost between $2,000...
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2016 Presidential Election:Impact of Millenials

March 11, 2016
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By Cheyanne Fullen Historically, the turnout of young voters, which refers to those aged 18-24, has been persistently lower than other age groups. However, census data confirmed a significant increase in youth voter turnout in the 2008 presidential election, in which Barack Obama appealed to not only the minority demographic, but younger voters as...
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Getting Revere’s Budget in Order

March 11, 2016
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by Mayor Brian Arrigo In my first months as Mayor, I have made the city budget my top priority. As someone who has spent the last decade of my career working on budgets, I understand firsthand the importance of having a budget that addresses the city’s needs while keeping the taxpayer in mind. The...
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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film For Healing and Renewal to Begin

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...
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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...
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Disputes the $2M Budget Deficit

March 4, 2016
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By Dan Rizzo It is troubling that Mayor Arrigo is using the City Council and this valued public forum to espouse a made up $2 Million deficit and bring uneasiness to our residents. Mayor Arrigo knows full well (or should know full well) that our budget must be balanced by law, and approved by...
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