Editorials

One Step at a Time

May 13, 2014
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The news from the  Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) meeting last Thursday about Boston not being considered as a host community for the Revere casino project certainly comes as good news. This ruling just reaffirms what Mayor Dan Rizzo and his team have been saying to the residents of Revere since December when the City...

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Wounded Vet Run

May 7, 2014
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Congratulations to State Rep. Carlo Basile, Andrew Biggio and all the Wounded Vet Run organizers for another job well done. As in years past the Wounded Vet Run Sunday, April 27 that brought 3,000 motorcycles through the area to raise money to for Cpl. Andy Kingsley, Cpl. Kevin Dubois and MSGT. Joseph Deslauriers was...

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Thank You

April 30, 2014
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Last Saturday was the type of day that you just wanted to roll over in bed and not be outside. However, the weather did not deter more than 300 Revere residents from taking part in Mayor Dan Rizzo’s Revere Shine. In the rain, these volunteers literally swept the streets and raked the open spaces...

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The New Harry Della Russo Stadium

April 30, 2014
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The groundbreaking on Monday afternoon for the new Harry Della Russo Stadium on Park Avenue is another positive sign that Revere is on the move. The new stadium will compliment the new Hill School but more importantly will be a true community resource for residents of all ages. The plans call for proper locker...

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Revere Schools Bring the World Together

April 23, 2014
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Attending school in the 1960’s, a student was expected to memorize the multiplication tables, have excellent penmanship and look for facts in the Encyclopedia Britannica.  The closest, any student in this era came to technology was perhaps having a black and white television set with the “rabbit ears” in the classroom to watch educational...

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The Marathon

April 23, 2014
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The events of last year’s Boston Marathon have faded into the background for many residents.  However, for some, the events and the aftermath of that day are as vivid today as they were more than a year ago. For Revere Police Sergeant Mike Mason, the events of that day will probably be with him...

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A Special Easter

April 16, 2014
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This week and especially 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...

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Revere Is Safer

April 9, 2014
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The announcement last week of the successful arrests made in Operation High Tide by our local police force certainly comes as good news to many residents. The three-month investigation resulted in 26 local and smaller drug dealers being arrested in the early morning sting. These dealers have been selling primarily heroin to users.  Many...

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Congratulations, Roselee

April 9, 2014
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The recent election of RoseLee Vincent as Revere’s newest State Representative is a testament to  her character and the high regard  that she is held by voters in our community. For more than 25 years, RoseLee has been the point person for many residents who needed help from both former Rep. William Reinstein and...

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Thank You to the Volunteers

April 9, 2014
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On page 7 of this week’s newspaper is the story of local veterans donating their time and talents to help restore the USS Cassin Young. We want to publicly thank these volunteers for doing this work.  We know that given the tight budget constraints as well as the ever increasing of tax dollars to...

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Our Fallen Heroes

April 2, 2014
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People in this world may be divided by political views, race, sexual orientation, and religion but there is one group of people that are blind to this and will run into a burning inferno and save your life regardless if you are a democrat or republican, gay or straight, black or white, Catholic or...

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Only in America

March 28, 2014
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The article in last week’s Journal about the remarkable life-story of Antonio ‘Tony’ D’Ambrosio resonated deeply with many of our readers. Tony’s anecdotes of his years as a youth growing up in his native Italy, most notably his recollection of warming his feet in fresh cow manure on the family farm when it was...

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So, This Is Spring?

March 28, 2014
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Although the calendar told us that spring officially arrived last Thursday, Mother Nature, as usual, has decided on her own time frame for when she will allow spring to be sprung. As we are writing this editorial at the beginning of the week, the weatherman is telling us that temperatures will remain below freezing all day for the next two days...

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Spring Cleaning Time

March 28, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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Good Job: City Receives Upgrade on Bond Rating

March 18, 2014
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The news announced last week by Mayor Dan Rizzo and Revere Director of Finance George Anzuoni of the bond rating upgrade from Standard and Poor’s comes as great news for the taxpayers and residents of Revere. One only has to remember about a year ago when this same company downgraded the United States bond...

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Dr. Joel Snider

March 12, 2014
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For nearly four decades Dr. Joel Snider, has been a mainstay at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. He dedicated most of career to the people of East Boston, especially the elderly and chronically ill. Snider spent countless hours working in Home Care keeping many homebound, chronically ill elderly safe at home while avoiding...

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Callahan to Open next Wednesday

March 5, 2014
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It looks as though Revere motorists’ commute from Downtown will get a whole lot easier starting next Wednesday. The Callahan Tunnel, which has been closed since late December, will reopen on Wednesday, March 12. While the headache of trying to find another way home from Boston for close to three months was beginning to...

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The Decision Is Made; Now Let’s Work Together

February 26, 2014
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First, to both the proponents and opponents of the casino question, a thank you is in order for running two vigorous campaigns that resulted in more than 50% of Revere’s eligible voters coming out to cast their vote. This large  turnout — even more than what was cast in November shows how seriously thousands...

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The Casino Vote Is next Tuesday

February 19, 2014
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The decision of whether to have a casino located at Suffolk Downs will be decided next Tuesday by the Revere voters. In the last few weeks, the campaigns both for the casino and against have been intensifying. The major campaigns undertaken by both groups speak strongly about the importance of this issue.  Local voters...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 13, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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