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January 7, 2016
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By Mayor Dan Rizzo Dear Friend, 2016 is here and with it, a new mayoral term. As I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year, let me take a few moments to sincerely say “Thank You”. It’s been my honor to lead Revere as mayor these past four years. But an awful...
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Our New City Leaders

January 7, 2016
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That was certainly an impressive inauguration ceremony led so professionally by City Clerk Ashley Melnik, who administered the oaths of office to new Mayor Brian Arrigo and the members of the City Council and School Committee. The Council Chambers was packed with the city officials’ proud family members, supporters, and friends, so many of...
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Letter to the Editor

December 31, 2015
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Looking at the recount Dear Editor: There is a new principle of law enforcement that has surface in Massachusetts. Revere Journal (RJ), 12/23/2015, p. 2: Judge Orders Recount for Mayoral Election: “Brian McNiff, spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office, said there will not be a representative from the secretary’s office at the recount...
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Enjoy the New Year Safely

December 31, 2015
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“If this is the last, let’s make it a blast!” all too often is the thought of party-goers on New Year’s Eve as we usher out the old year and ring in the new. But New Year’s Eve is a day just like any other — by which we mean that too much “partying”...
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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...
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Letters to the Editor

December 24, 2015
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Seeking an end to   gun violence Dear Editor: To anyone who prays for the gun violence to stop, I have some bad news, it never will. There will be more mass shootings, more people dying from gang violence. More mothers and fathers lives changed forever. Jeb Bush, when asked about a mass shooting in...
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Walking in the Path of the Good Samaritan

December 24, 2015
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By Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley Terrorism has taken a great toll in our world. Many innocent people have lost their lives, leaving families, friends and communities racked in pain, consumed by a sense of loss and disbelief. The victims who are killed, shot or injured in terrorist attacks are but the tip of the...
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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...
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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...
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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...
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Letters to the Editor

December 17, 2015
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It’s time to end reefer madness Dear Editor: Growing up, I remember a very bold billboard standing over the intersection of Revere Beach Parkway and Winthrop Avenue. “DARE to keep kids off drugs.” It seemed larger than life compared to my small self crossing the parkway. However, with time the billboard changed, as did...
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Christmas in A Changing World

December 17, 2015
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By Meloee Nazaire Jane Todd Crawford, a 46-year-old mother of four from Kentucky, thought she had room for one more. As time went on, she grew concerned about her pregnancy. Understanding that she needed medical attention, she sought it. Given the unusual timeline of her pregnancy, doctors thought it’d be best to induce her...
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Revere Needs a Senate Candidate Now

December 17, 2015
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There is an old adage that goes ‘timing is everything.’ We contend that now is the time for a single candidate from Revere to announce and run for the seat being vacated by Senator Anthony Petruccelli. It has been more than 25 years since a Revere resident held this senate seat.  From 1956 with...
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Letters to the Editor

December 10, 2015
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Morabito considering a run for State Senate Dear Editor: Over the past few days, I have received phone calls inquiring and suggesting that I run for Massachusetts Senate of the First Suffolk & Middlesex state district. After such positive feedback, it is with great certainty I am considering to run for senator. After 17...
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Hoping for Change Is A Fruitless Exercise with This President

December 10, 2015
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I sat down Sunday to watch President Barack Obama’s Oval Office speech – a rarity in his seven years in office – with a mind towards hoping he would change. After all, if the largest terror attack on American soil since 2001 hadn’t moved him, then nothing would. So, I figured his stubborn nature...
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Beachmont Tree Lighting

December 10, 2015
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On Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM, the Beachmont Improvement Committee will celebrate its Annual “Great Beachmont Holiday Celebration.” Each year, the community has joyfully come together to participate in the lighting of our tree and accompanying festivities. Even though Santa is very busy at this time of year, he has been known...
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Thank You Senator Petruccelli

December 10, 2015
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The news that our state senator, Anthony Petruccelli, has decided to resign from the Senate and take a position in the private sector, has caught residents of Revere by surprise. Anthony has been an outstanding senator and Revere residents have been well represented by him on Beacon Hill. He has become a powerful legislator,...
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Letter to the Editor

December 3, 2015
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Thank you to all Dear Editor: On Oct 24th 2015, the Naomi Bagdon Believe in a Cure Foundation, Inc. hosted the 4th Annual Believe in a Cure Walk for Pancreatic Cancer on DCR\Revere Beach BLVD. The Walk had approximately 45 registered participants who generated just over $9,000 in donations. I would like to thank...
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Thinking Out Loud:Tolerating Everything but Free Speech

December 3, 2015
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By Sal Giarratani Sadly, America is no longer the same America that our Founding Fathers thought they created back in 1776 . All of them must be rolling over in the graves looking at the politically correct regiment knocking down what they said or tearing down statues in their honor. The progressives are acting...
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Petruccelli’s Eastie Elves is a Wonderful Holiday Tradition

December 3, 2015
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Sen. Anthony Petruccelli is preparing to host the 12th Annual Eastie Elves fundraiser on Dec. 11 and it promises to be another enjoyable evening of food, fun, and festiveness – and all for a great cause. The event, chaired by the senator’s sister, Diana DeLeo, results in hundreds of toys being donated to local...
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