Editorials

Revere DPW Update: Operations Will be Moved to a Temporary Mobile Facility

September 2, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo

 Last night, the Revere City Council approved my request for an $82,000 appropriation to pay for both a lease of land and the procurement of mobile trailers to temporarily move DPW operations. The site we have identified to lease for use of trailers is adjacent to the current DPW facility,...
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Harvey and Houston

September 2, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas, area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...
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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...
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Letters to the Editor

August 31, 2017
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THANK YOU TO ALL Dear Editor, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the 911 operator, Revere Fire Dept., Cataldo Ambulance Service, MGH doctors, nurses, my family and friends for all the life saving support encouragement and help during and after my heart attack on Broadway on May 27th. Wilma Stevens  ...
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Seeking Your Input to Improve Residential Parking

August 31, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Last week, I announced the formation of a Resident Parking Working Group, which will make recommendations on the implementation of a resident permit parking program for the City. The goal is to have a program in place for 2018. During these working group sessions, we will seek resident feedback on...
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Row, Row, Row A Success

August 31, 2017
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We congratulate the Row Row Row in Revere planning committee for a very successful event that took place Saturday. Row Row Row coordinator Stacey Livote, assistant principal at the Seacoast Academy, and her committee worked hard to bring back this popular canoe race that was a summertime staple in the 1970s and 1980s. It’s...
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Silvestri is an Advocate for Our War Veterans

August 31, 2017
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We remember Marc Silvestri well for his outstanding performances for the Revere High football team at the “old” Harry Della Russo Stadium. Marc was a tough, hard-nosed running back who worked hard on every play, often picking up extra yardage because of his second effort. He is certainly one of the finest football players...
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Letters to the Editor

August 16, 2017
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THANK YOU Dear editor: I would like to express my appreciation to those who supported the recent Taft St. Relief Fundraiser. First and foremost, thank you to the Revere Elks, exalted ruler Kenneth Buckley, and secretary Laura Smith for generously donating the hall and $1,000. Thank you to Luigi’s Pizzeria and Maekha Thai, two...
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Additional Racing Dates At Suffolk Downs

August 16, 2017
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All-too-often, it is easier to say, “No,” than to say, “Yes.” However, the decision by the owners of Suffolk Downs to go before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last week to request two more days of thoroughbred racing is yet another example in a string of actions by Suffolk’s ownership of saying, “Yes,” to...
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School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

August 16, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...
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Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

August 16, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been...
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Letters to the Editor

August 9, 2017
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Local 7 endorseS John R. Correggio for City Council Dear Editor: The committee to elect John R. Correggio to the Revere City Council received a letter, on Friday, Aug. 4, from Local 7. Local 7, who represents 3,205 members of ”The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers”, stated that they...
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National Night Out:A Steadfast Tradition

August 9, 2017
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The annual National Night Out festivities once again were well-attended by residents of our community last week. National Night Out was created in 1984, and is held on the first Tuesday in August as a means of increasing awareness about police programs in their local communities. Although crime rates generally have been down across the country...
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Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Ex-Spouse Benefit – Does it Affect Mine?

August 5, 2017
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By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Dear Rusty: Two years ago, after 34 years of marriage, my wife divorced me. She was a full time homemaker most of those years. Is she entitled to half of my Social Security benefit when I collect at age 62?   She currently gets half my pension...
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Letters to the Editor

August 5, 2017
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Happy with state budget Dear Editor: We are happy to report that Governor Baker accepted the legislature’s recommendation and included the full $1.19 million for maintenance, staffing and free events and programs on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has been advocating for since the first...
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East Boston Health Center Leads the Way

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the US Senate tried to undo the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care.  This system while it is not perfect and as a matter of fact it is far from the mark, still it provides a safety net for literally millions of Americans who would not otherwise be able to afford any...
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Letter to the Editor

July 28, 2017
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ROSSETTI-COWAN SENIOR CENTER –  SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Dear Senior friends: Do you enjoy exercising? The senior center has three classes per week for Core & Balance/Fall Prevention, two classes per week for Yoga & Medication/Stretch Release, a Zumba Gold class, a Combination Exercise class, and of course, Tai Chi for mental stimulation and physical...
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Speaker DeLeo, Rep Vincent Come Through for Revere

July 28, 2017
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House Speaker Bob DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent once again have done their part to ensure that the City of Revere will receive its fair share of disbursements in the FY 2018 state budget. Among the items in the budget that was passed last week by the legislature are  $25,000 for the Revere...
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There Goes Swifty….

July 28, 2017
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Now that the owners of the old Wonderland Dog Park have obtained the demolition permit needed to take down the iconic building, work crews are expected to start the massive demolition project on Aug. 1 and finish by the beginning of October. The removal of the track will be one of the last legacies...
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Letter to the Editor

July 19, 2017
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Arrigo Committed to Upgrades at DPW
 FACILITY Dear Editor: Since taking office, my administration has worked to address the long-term, systemic problems at the DPW. In addition to the well-known poor condition of the DPW facility, the Department is also understaffed and has aging, broken-down equipment. In the first months of my administration, I...
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