Editorials

A Program We All Could Use

December 1, 2017
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A story in this week’s Journal discusses a new program in the Revere schools, The Leader in Me. According to the news article, “The Leader in Me, which started in September, teaches students life skills consisting of seven-steps: Being proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first...
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Congratulations to the RHS Football Team

December 1, 2017
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“Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that, upon other fields, on other days will bear the fruits of victory.” — General Douglas MacArthur The scintillating 17-14 victory by the Revere High football team over archival Winthrop on Thanksgiving Day will live forever in the annals of Revere High athletic history....
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AMAC:Aging is a Disease and Science is Determined to Find A ‘Cure’ for It

November 25, 2017
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Is old age a disease?  Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens , says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease.  “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a...
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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...
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Letters to the Editor

November 16, 2017
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Election Commissioner says thank you Dear Editor, I would like to publicly thank the following individual’s for working so hard to ensure the success of the local election held last Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017: Mayor Brian M. Arrigo, Election Board Members: Robert N. Scrima, John V. Cammarata, and Elizabeth Dixon, election office staff member...
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There Are Only Winners

November 16, 2017
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Last week’s election shows that civic spirit is very much alive in our community.  The large number of candidates, who gave up their time and money over the course of the last few months to meet voters and state their positions only makes our community better. When listening to the candidates, voters could hear...
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The Holiday Season is Approaching — Remember to Help Those in Need

November 16, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, the approaching holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holidays bring little, if any, joy. Those who are homeless or...
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Community Reinvestment Grants: Supporting the Groups That Support Our Youth

November 11, 2017
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By Suffolk DA Dan Conley Some of the most important work we do as prosecutors is not inside the walls of a courtroom but out in the community.  In particular, guiding young people toward positive influences, helping them avoid unhealthy choices, and supporting safe activities is vital to ensuring their wellbeing and that of...
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We Can Make It Less Profitable to Traffic Opioids

November 11, 2017
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 By John A. Cassara and Nathan Proctor The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency. Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn’t seem to be any other possible description. So many dedicated people in cities and towns, faith communities and schools,...
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The Person You Have to Fear is the Guy Next Door with a Gun

November 11, 2017
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The mass-shooting-of-the-week in America that took place in a church in a rural Texas town Sunday morning follows what has become an all-too-familiar pattern in our nation these days: An unhappy white guy, with no particular axe-to-grind, decides to slaughter a bunch of innocent people who are in a church, at a country music...
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Thank You to Our Veterans

November 11, 2017
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Its was 99 years ago this Saturday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the holiday originated as Armistice Day in...
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Flood Insurance Renewal is Critical for Massachusetts and New England

November 3, 2017
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By Richard Paris New England is well aware of the wreckage that can come with a major storm. In recent years, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Hanna were just a few of the storms that left scars up and down the Northeast. Those storms claimed lives, flooded our coastline, and caused major damage...
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Is Revere Ready to be Age-Friendly?

November 3, 2017
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By Stephen W. Fielding, Director, Revere Office of Elder Affairs Recently I attended the 2017 Massachusetts Councils on Aging and Senior Center Directors (MCOA) Conference. It is supported by the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs leadership and staff. It is always an informative, educational, and very revealing conference. Revealing because the number one...
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Letter to the Editor

November 3, 2017
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NO PLACE FOR DIRTY POLITICS Dear Editor: Earlier last week many residents of Ward 5, including myself, received a mailing from a group referring to themselves as the “Friends of Ward 5”. This mailing consisted of insults towards Councillor Powers, Mayor Arrigo, and Chief Guido. I would like to state clearly that this group...
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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

November 3, 2017
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Tuesday, Nov. 7, marks municipal Election day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...
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Letters to the Editor

October 27, 2017
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GET OUT AND VOTE Dear Editor: Great people of Revere on Nov. 7, please open the gates to our great City Hall of Revere. Please vote for the candidates of your choice for the Councillor at-Large most deserving of this coveted and honored seat. As a veteran of the distinguished U.S. Navy, my choice...
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Ask Rusty – SSDI and the Ticket to Work Program

October 27, 2017
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By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor,Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty:I am 60 and currently getting Social Security Disability, but I would like to return to work as much as possible. I am concerned with how my earned income would affect my Social Security at age 65 (or even at age...
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Women’s Health Forum is Oct 26

October 27, 2017
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The 20th annual Women’s Health Forum sponsored by Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo is set for this Thursday, Oct. 26, at Winthrop High School, from 6-8 p.m. This yearly event, which has grown hugely since its inception 20 years ago (wow, where does the time go?), is co-sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood...
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Housing Court Open to Local Landlords and Tenants

October 27, 2017
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The expansion of the Housing Court into our part of Suffolk County for local landlords and tenants certainly is welcome news in our area.  In our community, the majority of the housing stock is multi-family.  Given the large investment now being made by the landlords in acquiring property, and the high rents that many...
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