Editorials

The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...
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Letter to the Editor

June 25, 2016
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Thank you Vertuccio  & Smith Funeral Home Dear Editor: The Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center is extremely grateful to Ralph P. Vertuccio, Jr. and Danny S. Smith of Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home for the surprise donation of assorted pastries, cannolis, cookies, and mini-pastries from Luberto’s Bakery.  Ralph and Danny have a wonderful giving reputation that...
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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 25, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...
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Congratulations,Chief Doherty

June 25, 2016
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Gene Doherty has retired as the chief of the Revere Fire Department, ending a distinguished 46-year career in the profession. Every day on the job Gene Doherty brought his best and he understood the strong fraternity that is firefighting. At Sunday’s Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said that firefighters are heroes and...
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Lacrosse,Softball Programs are on the Rise at Revere High School

June 25, 2016
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We had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Revere High lacrosse coach Steve Magno this week and talking about the success of his program and the emergence of junior Eddie Sullivan as the most prolific scorer in the Northeastern Conference. What became obvious from our conversation was how passionate coach Magno is about...
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Letters to the Editor

June 10, 2016
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Pleased with Mayor Arrigo Dear Editor: Six months into his term, Mayor Brian Arrigo seems to have done everything in his power to keep the promise he made to the voters of Revere, which was to bring accountability to Revere City Hall. While it might be a little early to put his name in...
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Impact of Charter Schools on Revere

June 10, 2016
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By Dianne Kelley, Carol Tye and Paul Dakin As the statewide debate over the expansion of charter schools continues and November’s ballot question to lift the existing cap on charter schools looms, it’s important to consider the impact of charter schools on Revere. This year alone, charter schools will siphon off $1,787,210 in funds...
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Congratulations,RHS Class of 2016

June 10, 2016
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Graduation exercises for the Revere High School Class of 2016 will be held Thursday evening. For our community, high school graduation time is a city-wide celebration, even for those who do not have children or relatives among the graduates. All of us take pride in the accomplishments of our graduates, for we know that...
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Letter to the Editor

June 4, 2016
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A piece of Revere’s history Dear Editor: It’s hard to believe that  Wonderland structure is no more. 
When I was growing up in the 1950’s Wonderland and Suffolk Downs were the Disney Worlds of that time. Thousands of people came to Revere to go to the “horses” by day and to go to the...
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The Beautiful,New Vanguard Ushers in A New Era for Revere

June 4, 2016
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Guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the beautiful, new Vanguard Waterfront Square Apartments at 660 Ocean Ave. knew that they were a part of a special event ushering in an era of luxury living along the shores of Revere Beach. The unobstructed views of the ocean from the Vanguard are simply breathtaking. The state-of-the-art...
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Letter to the Editor

May 27, 2016
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Thanks for the Scholarship Dear Revere Journal: I just wanted to take this time to tell you how thankful I am for this scholarship. It helped me so much with affording my books and other expenses that I could nearly afford: This money took a load off my dad because he is the only...
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We Need to Rethink Language Immersion in Schools

May 27, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico One of the most important priorities for our Commonwealth’s schools is to ensure that our students have the tools to succeed – both academically and vocationally – in today’s rapidly globalizing economy.  And yet, far too often, I hear from families and educators in my district about students who struggle...
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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...
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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...
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Letter to the Editor

May 20, 2016
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Against flavored tobacco Dear Editor As a Revere parent and staff member of the Revere CARES coalition I care deeply about the health and wellbeing of our youth and I was alarmed to learn from Lacina Onco of the Metro Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership how the tobacco industry uses fruit and candy flavored tobacco...
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Healthy Food Equals a Healthy Economy

May 20, 2016
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by Mayor Brian Arrigo and Andrea Janota, MPH More than one million Massachusetts residents, including over 300,000 children, live in economically distressed urban and rural communities with limited access to markets carrying healthy, affordable foods, such as fresh produce, meat and dairy products. Revere is no exception. Unhealthy options tend to concentrate in working-class...
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A Great Cause

May 20, 2016
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Under beautiful skies, the Wounded Vet Ride with more than 6,000 motorcycles participating went through parts of our community last weekend.  The Ride helped raise funds for four local veterans who were wounded in combat overseas. The idea of the ride was first started by Winthrop resident Andrew Biggio and former East Boston State...
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Thank You Dan Rizzo

May 20, 2016
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Like so many residents and officials in Revere, year after year former Mayor Dan Rizzo has always been generous to the Community Scholarship Fund that helps Revere High School students with financial aid to further their educational pursuit. This year Rizzo was really generous. He donated the remaining funds from his Election Committee that...
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Letter to the Editor

May 13, 2016
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Thanks all donors for the quarter The City of Revere Community Scholarship wants to thank the following Individuals who  made contributions from Jan. 1, 2016 through April, 2016   Leaders     ($100 and above) Dan rizzo   Benefactors ($100.) Robert m. Cassidy Gennaro cataldo, dmd Daniel Doherty Evelyn Morris   Sponsors ($50.) Jobsom Almeida Mr....
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The End of An Era

May 13, 2016
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For those of us who grew up in this area a generation (or more) ago, a mid-summer Friday night was not complete without stopping at Wonderland Dog Track to watch Swifty outrun the greyhounds.  You would get into the grandstand and place your bets — hopefully hitting the Trifecta — and then go off...
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