Editorials

Revere Through the Years

July 11, 2014
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10 years ago July 14, 2004 With the manpower of the Revere Police Dept. at an historic low, three new officers were administered the oath of their office by Mayor Thomas Ambrosino before heading off to the Police Academy. The trio are Jon-Richard Gibson, Renee Busheme, and Michael Mullen. The Circus Smirkus international youth...
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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...
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Revere Through the Years

July 3, 2014
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10 years ago July 7, 2004 Parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Church have launched an appeal of the decision of the Archbishop Sean O’Malley announced May 25 to close their parish, which has been in existence in Beachmont for almost 100 years. Developer Louis Porrazzo, who has been locked in a battle with...
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The SJC Decision

June 25, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....
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Letter to the Editor

June 25, 2014
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On the Logan Airport health study findings To the Editor: Regarding your story “Officials meet with Massport on Logan Health Study findings” (June 18) I am grateful that Senator Petruccelli, Speaker DeLeo, Rep. Vincent and Rep. Basile are concerned about the health of communities surrounding Logan Airport.  Unmentioned in the article are the employees...
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Always Room for Improvement

June 25, 2014
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I guess it’s human nature for people to complain, and students are no different. Kids often complain about something at school. They complain about the little things, the big things and everything in-between. Some topics would catch the attention of the teachers and a class discussion could take place. Often that discussion would eventually...
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For Kids Only Afterschool Awarded $100,000 Grant

June 25, 2014
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For Kids Only Afterschool has been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program. The non-profit organization was chosen from more than 430 applicants during a very competitive review process. The Grant will support FKO’s Count Me In! Initiative, throughout FKO’s 17...
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Congratulations, Revere Chamber on a Successful Awards Night

June 17, 2014
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The key to a “first annual” awards event becoming an annual event is making sure the inaugural one is a success and that the awards carry much prestige and significance for the individuals and organizations that are recognized. Revere Chamber of Commerce president Robert Upton, event coordinator Michael Nicastro of East Boston Neighborhood, and...
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Support the Salesians Boys & Girls Club Thursday

June 10, 2014
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club will host its annual fundraiser and awards ceremony on Thursday (tonight), June 12 at Suffolk Downs. Tickets are still on sale and the Salesians need the community’s help and support. Fr. John Nazzaro has been running the Salesians Boys and Girls Club inside the former Savio Hall with...
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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...
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Congratulations to, the RHS Softball Team

May 28, 2014
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Revere High softball has been very good for years. There have been excellent players that have made the team competitive every time it stepped on the diamond at the former Hill Park. From the great pitcher Jen Wells (who helped Revere upset powerful Bishop Fenwick)  to our city clerk, Ashley Melnik who went on...
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Observe Memorial Day

May 20, 2014
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Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching.  For many residents, this weekend symbolizes the beginning of the summer.  There will be a day off from work or school.  There will be cookouts and celebrations.  There will be a respite from our harried schedules of work and life with our children. However, Memorial Day has a...
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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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