Editorials

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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An Arms-Length Transaction

February 5, 2014
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The often used word in today’s jargon when one talks about the city or state or federal government is “transparency.”  Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner James McHugh has said publicly at the Commission’s regular meeting that what the  officials from Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun have been saying publicly is indeed the case — the facility...

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We Are in Good Hands: New Hill School Construction to Start

January 30, 2014
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The official groundbreaking for the new Hill School on Park Avenue is only a few weeks away and so is the start of the construction budget. As anyone who has ever done a building project, overruns are to be expected. And in the case of a $50 million project, one can only have nightmares...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 22, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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Walsh Needs to Be Reasonable about Casino Mitigation Package

January 15, 2014
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There are new twists and turns almost on a daily basis concerning the casino proposals at Mohegan Sun in Revere and Wynn Resorts in Everett. Two new developments we have been  following are: • Boston is still considered a surrounding community for both proposals, but Boston officials might be able to change that status...

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Rep. Reinstein’s Decision

January 8, 2014
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The decision last week  by Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein to resign her seat in the House of Representative and take a job in the private sector certainly came as a shock to many residents. However, in retrospect maybe it was to be expected. Like her father before her, Kathi has become a Revere institution being...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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Merry Christmas: We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Safe Holiday

December 24, 2013
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The holiday season is here, which for most of us means the traditional gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers to share the joy of Christmas and the New Year. For many, the Christmas holiday season marks the only time of the year when we will have the opportunity to see each other and catch...

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It’s Not Too Late: Please Remember Those in Need

December 24, 2013
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The economists may tell us that we finally have turned a corner in the recovery from the debacle of the Great Recession of the Bush years, but  statistics only tell part of the story. The cold, harsh reality for many Americans is that economic recovery still is only a dream in a world where...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 20, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...

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On the MGCDecision

December 11, 2013
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The compromise decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to allow the proposal by Mohegan Sun to operate a casino at the site of Suffolk Downs in Revere to go forward certainly comes as  good news to all the thousands of Revere residents that have supported this project. In the next few weeks leading...

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Revere Wins: Council Urged to Vote for Casino

December 4, 2013
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The last week has been truly remarkable as the Revere-only casino proposal gathers momentum. As we have mentioned countless times before, if a Revere-only casino is approved, our city will be changed dramatically. We join with our elected officials and a large majority of residents in believing that the change will be for a...

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Let’s Go Revere — Beat Winthrop!: Revere Will Play at Winthrop on the Holiday

November 26, 2013
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The traditional  Revere vs. Winthrop football game is set for Thanksgiving Day at Miller Field in Winthrop and promises to be a hard-fought and exciting battle between two evenly-matched teams. Although the weatherman is forecasting a blustery day with wind and cold temperatures, let’s admit it, that’s half the fun of watching a Revere-Winthrop...

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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving: Our Uniquely American Holiday

November 26, 2013
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Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend than it does Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do,...

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Remember Those in Need: There Are Many Ways to Help Those Less Fortunate

November 26, 2013
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Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks...

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Remembering 50 Years Ago

November 20, 2013
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week seared an indelible imprint into the memory of every American living at that time. Similar to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941 and the terrorist attacks on the twin towers on 9/11 of 2001,  Americans of every...

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Twists and Turns of the Casino Project

November 13, 2013
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When East Boston voters turned down the proposed casino development at Suffolk Downs last Tuesday, many Revere residents thought the project was not to come to fruitation for Revere, even though we approved the casino by a 60% to 40% margin. However, in the hours following Tuesday’s election, local city officials and Suffolk Downs...

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