Editorials

Revere Shines:Citywide Cleanup a Huge Success

May 7, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and the City of Revere certainly set the standard for all future cleanup events with a tremendous turnout of more than 500 volunteers for its fifth annual Revere Shines Cleanup Day that was held April 25. To draw that many people, representing so many different groups, organizations, and even sports teams...
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Letters to the Editor

May 7, 2015
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Thank you to snow angels Dear Mayor Rizzo, Through you and the City of Revere, we would like to commend the Snow Angels Program. These young men and women of the RHS ROTC, a great group of kids. They were so kind and helpful to us during this monumental winter season. Thank you again,...
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Richard “Dicky” Penn:A Fine Man Who Served Our City Well

May 7, 2015
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Richard “Dicky” Penn, who died April 24 after a lengthy illness, was a hard-working and highly respected Ward 2 city councillor who served five terms, with the voters re-electing him four times to be their voice on the Revere City Council. Richard Penn earned the honor of being elected president of the Council in...
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Da Daniel Conley’s Basketball Tournament a Great Event

May 7, 2015
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We were so proud to take part in Suffolk County District Daniel F. Conley 7th Annual Basketball For Peace Tournament at the UMass Boston Clark Athletic Center. DA Conley and his staff once again accomplished the mission of this wonderful event: to bring Boston’s young people together for a day of safe, healthy, team-oriented...
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Time for Colleges and Universities to Lead

May 7, 2015
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 Campus sexual violence has been the subject of an intense national conversation recently, but that dialogue often lacks critical input from schools that are already taking steps to improve their campus climates. Colleges and universities, it’s time for you to lead on this issue.  So far, and with good reason, most of the attention...
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Revere Through Years

April 24, 2015
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10 years ago April 20, 2005 State Senator Jarrett Barrios said this week that if Middlesex County D.A. Martha Coakley decides to run for Attorney General, he will seek Coakley’’s D.A. post. The current Atty. General, Tom Reilly, recently announced  his candidacy for Governor. Revere school officials and the teachers’ union have agreed that...
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Revere High JROTC Aids Senior Residents

April 24, 2015
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Last Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Dan Rizzo held a pizza party and recognition ceremony for the  Revere High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) members that participated in the Snow Angel Program. We would like to join the Mayor in extending our appreciation to this group of RHS students that provide a crucial service...
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For Kids Only Afterschool Celebrates Milestone

April 24, 2015
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When Deborah Kneeland Keegan founded For Kids Only 30 years ago, not even she could have forecast the success that her after-school program would attain and the national model it would become for other programs of this kind. Keegan was a pioneer in understanding the crucial need for comprehensive after-school activities that would enhance...
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Congratulations to Revere’s Fulbright Scholar, Sarah Chaves

April 18, 2015
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We congratulate Revere High School teacher and lifelong Revere resident Sarah Chaves on her receiving a Fulbright Scholarship. This is a prestigious and noteworthy award for Ms. Chaves. She will use this scholarship to study in the Azores next year. As highly regarded an achievement as being a Fulbright Scholar is, this high honor...
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Mayor Stands up for Revere after an Historic Winter

April 18, 2015
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We agree with Mayor Dan Rizzo that President Barack Obama should have declared a disaster for  the entire historic winter that dropped more than 100 inches of snow on the Greater Boston area, including the City of Revere. Instead the President only declared a disaster for Jan. 26-28, the first major snowstorm of the...
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McMackin Park Flooding Situation Must Be Addressed Immediately

April 9, 2015
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 We can say without dispute that Revere Little League has one of the best ballparks in the region. Some of us, who played Little League Baseball in neighboring communities, always hoped that we could play a game in McMackin Park, the unique ballpark known affectionately as “Little Fenway.” And sure enough, Revere Little League...
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Problem Solving and Helping People – Public/Private Partnerships

April 9, 2015
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 In the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, George Bailey embodies a human spirit of community-based generosity that we don’t see much these days.  The new normal is that our neighbors are oftentimes strangers.  Last summer’s F2 tornado tested the community of Revere.  With damages in the millions, dozens of families lost their homes and...
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Commenting on the Latest Irregularities in Casino Process

April 9, 2015
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I want to commend Secretary Beaton for his common sense approach in denying Wynn Everett its MEPA certificate yesterday and Director Buckley for finally putting a stop to a disturbing pattern of behavior. As the Secretary and his staff pointed out, the project still does not do enough to mitigate its impacts and the illegal land deal between...
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Letters to the Editor

April 9, 2015
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Scholarship Committee thanks donors Dear Editor: The City of Revere Community Scholarship Committee thanks generous donors who made contributions from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2014. PLATINUM  ($500.) A. Casoli RHS Class of 1961 DIAMOND ($400.) Ms. Evelyn P. Morris Anonymous (1) GOLD ($200. plus) Ms. Carol A. Tye Dr. Catherine Wu BENEFACTORS...
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Happy Passover

April 2, 2015
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We wish the members of the Jewish community a Happy Passover as the holiday begins at sundown Friday and continues for the next eight days. The celebration commences with Jewish families sitting down for the traditional Seder meal. Children have a special role in the Seder, with the youngest child at the table being...
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Easter Sunday

April 2, 2015
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On Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a few years back and...
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Winter Might be Wanning

March 25, 2015
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This past winter has been one for many longtime New Englanders not to forget.  We are not talking about the record snowfall. We are referring to the ceaseless cold that just keeps us bundled up in layers of clothes on a daily basis. Last Friday, was the official first day of spring and of...
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Letters To The Editor

March 25, 2015
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Readers beware Dear Editor: I’m not sure if most residents are aware of the Facebook Page “Revere Scanner.” It has recently gained lots of popularity, negative and positive. It has close to 4,000 followers. I, for one, (along with many others) absolutely am not a fan of this particular page and the people behind...
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Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 18, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts in East Boston, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid...
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Letter to the Editor

March 18, 2015
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We are lucky to have some great support Dear Editor: In the course of everyday living there are people or organizations that make an impact on our daily lives.  Many times we take these individuals or organizations for granted as they perform exceptional or even routine services without fanfare. They go out of their...
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