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Letters to the Editor

September 25, 2015
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Seniors Lucky to Have Mayor Rizzo Dear Editor: Recently I met with several senior center directors from communities near Revere. We gather every couple of months to discuss senior issues, compare notes, and brainstorm in order to share new and fresh programs, activities, and services. I have a very unique take-away each time I...
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Richard Gavegnano Is A True Success Story

September 25, 2015
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Richard J. Gaveganano is a true American success story that began right in the East Boston community. And Thursday night the East Boston Chamber of Commerce will present a special event, “Life on Neptune Road” in honor of Gavegnano, the chairman, chief executive officer, and president of the East Boston Savings Bank. The many...
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Campaigns Are Underway

September 25, 2015
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Any one who has traveled down Broadway in recent days knows that the campaigns for elected office have begun and the excitement is building toward the general election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Candidates in the mayoral, city council, and school committee races have been knocking on doors and meeting the thousands...
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Lending a Hand in Competition

September 25, 2015
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It’s the kind of thing one sees on television – usually acted out by actors in a sentimental nod to the human bond. The athlete helping the other athlete at the cost of their performance; a handicapped athlete lending a hand to another who has fallen. However, a Rumney Marsh Middle Schooler, Erica Anderson,...
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Letters to the Editor

September 18, 2015
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We must take a look att new residential construction Dear Editor: Now more than ever we need to take a serious look at the explosion of
residential construction in the City of Revere. Additionally, I feel a
 need to impose a residential construction Moratorium that does not
 effect the average homeowner and studies the effect...
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We Need a Comprehensive Planning Process

September 18, 2015
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Last September, I proposed the idea of an inclusive and comprehensive planning process. The rationale behind this idea was to get people thinking past the next election and to map out a way to make Revere a great place to live, work and raise a family. Without a full and transparent process, including significant...
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Our New Field of Dreams: Harry Della Russo Stadium

September 18, 2015
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Has there ever been a better night in Revere sports history? We’re talking about the grand opening ceremony and celebration of the new Harry Della Russo Stadium that was held Friday night before the Medford-Revere varsity football game. After years of talks and plans, Mayor Dan Rizzo saw his vision for the stadium become...
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Letters to the Editor

September 10, 2015
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Arrigo thanks voters Dear Editor: Thank you for taking the time to get out and vote in Revere’s Primary Election. Regardless of who you voted for, it is important to participate in our democratic process. I entered this race because I, as many others in our great city, feel like we could do much...
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My Position On the Shaw’s Site Development

September 10, 2015
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By Joanne McKenna I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to all the people who reached out to me recently with their calls, texts, and messages on Facebook. Their support and understanding with my vote at the August 24 Revere Council Meeting was greatly appreciated. My vote was to allow the developers of the Shaw’s Site the opportunity to present their plans to...
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Rizzo Tells Shaw’s Site Developers to Withdraw Proposal

September 10, 2015
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Last week, I sent a letter telling the developer of the former Shaw’s site to withdraw their proposed plans for residential development.

 Based on my conversation with residents across Revere, it is clear we do not want more residential development. The people have spoken, and I have listened. And I have made that message clear to...
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Comfort INN and Suites Steps Up And Helps Beautify Bell Circle

September 10, 2015
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Comfort Inn and Suites in Revere has been an outstanding corporate neighbor, not only in hosting many local events in the professional manner than symbolizes its superb reputation in the hospitality industry, but in sponsoring events and generously donating to all segments of our community. This stellar business reaffirmed its strong commitment to Revere...
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McKinley and His Monuments Head into the Sunset of History

September 4, 2015
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It’s tough being William McKinley these days. One of only four U.S. presidents to be assassinated – who some 100 years ago had a flurry of monuments, schools and roadside memorials named after him – has recently seemed to fall out of favor and fade in the memory of America. As we here in...
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Support for Labor Unions Is Growing

September 4, 2015
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By Warren Tolman Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’...
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Can the Drug Epidemic Be Stopped?

September 4, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rapid  throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with a monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...
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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 4, 2015
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  Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly...
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Congratulations to the Candidates

September 4, 2015
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Congratulations to Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo on receiving nominations for the Office of Mayor and qualifying for the General Election on Nov. 3. Also congratulations to the ten candidates who received nominations in the Councilor-at-Large Preliminary Election that was held Tuesday.  These candidates will be working hard in their campaigns in...
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Athletic Director Frank Shea and the New Era of Revere High Sports

September 4, 2015
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Has there ever been a more exciting time in the history of Revere High School athletics? The new school year begins with a new director of athletics, Frank Shea, taking over the program and the opening of a brand new Harry Della Russo Stadium. Shea brings an incredible resume as one of the most...
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Letters to the Editor

August 28, 2015
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Supporting Matthew Amato Thank you for your correspondence and request for donation. The Committee on Political Education Local 2222 met earlier to discuss all political matters and endorsements. The committee concurred that we must support those who support us. As a labor union, we believe in improving the lives of all working families. We...
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Mayor Dan Rizzo: Moving Revere Forward

August 28, 2015
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The Preliminary Election on September 1 is a referendum on our city’s potential and the course we can all take together. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate our many accomplishments over these past three years, and look to Revere’s bright future. Last year, we were recognized as a national leader in education with Revere...
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Watch the Mayoral Debate Live Aug.26 and Get out and Vote on Tuesday

August 28, 2015
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We realize there are only a few nights of summer remaining but we hope that Revere residents will take the time to view tonight’s mayoral debate on RevereTV, channel 9. The Revere Journal is proud to partner with Revere Youth in Action and sponsor the debate featuring the three candidates for the esteemed position...
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