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Letters to the Editor

June 9, 2017
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STUDENTS NOT GETTING PROPER SLEEP Dear Editor: High School children sleeping in class It can be a daily struggle for parents to get their teenagers up in the morning for school. Many of these high school children have to get up before they are fully rested, and as a result they are tired, grumpy,...
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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...
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Revere Through the Years

June 2, 2017
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10 years ago May 30, 2007   Although Revere City Councillor Dan Rizzo handily carried his home city by a vote of 3628-1031 over East Boston State Rep. Anthony Petrucelli in Tuesday’s special primary for the Democratic nomination to succeed former State Senator Robert Travaglini, who stepped down to take a position as a...
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Letter to the Editor

June 2, 2017
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THANK YOU To the Editor: We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to Mayor Arrigo and his staff, and the City Council, for the wonderful dedication ceremony that took place on May 20th, which honored our dad, George V. Colella.  The plaque that is now at the entrance of Revere Ctiy Hall...
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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 2, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...
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Letters to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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WE LIVE IN A GREAT COMMUNITY Dear Editor: We would like to take a moment to thank all the amazing people in our City.   We had an idea to create a calendar of events for kids with special needs, particularly autism, during Autism Awareness month in April. Our idea became a reality when we...
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Vote “Yes” on a Senior Citizen Residential Tax Exemption

May 26, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo The City Council unanimously voted in support of my proposal to adopt a 10% residential tax exemption for homes owned and occupied by qualifying senior citizens (65+).  The question now goes before the voters in November for ratification. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions to help you learn...
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Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...
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Continued Committment to Revere’s Infrastructure Needs

May 19, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Earlier this month, I invested $200,000 of the city’s free cash into sidewalk repairs, as part of my commitment to addressing Revere’s significant infrastructure needs. When I took office, the City had a backlog of over two years’ worth of sidewalk repair requests submitted via SeeClickFix or calls to the...
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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...
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June Could be the Month for Wonderland

May 19, 2017
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Another month has almost gone by and the deplorable state of the site of the former Wonderland Dog Track on North Shore Road just continues. Councillor John Powers has often pointed out that this derelict site is one of the main gateways into the city. Mayor Brian Arrigo is pressuring the owners to correct...
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Letter to the Editor

May 12, 2017
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RevereTV Always Committed to Seniors – Thank You  Dear friends: The Revere Office of Elder Affairs and the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center are truly fortunate to have a great community entity to partner with Revere TV (RTV). Executive Director Bob Dunbar, Scheduling & Program Coordinator Rick Promise, former Community Production Coordinator Bobby Driscoll, and current...
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House Passes Balanced FY 18 Budget

May 12, 2017
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By House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent We joined our colleagues last week to pass a $40.4 billion FY18 budget which represents a commitment to fiscal responsibility. The spending bill protects vulnerable residents through investments in early education and care (EEC), substance addiction initiatives, homelessness programs, and funding to help...
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Reps Deleo and Vincent Come Through — Again

May 12, 2017
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As we were reading through the list of appropriations that are earmarked for specific projects and programs for Revere in the new state budget proposed by the Mass. House for Fiscal Year 2018, it once again occurred to us how incredibly fortunate we are to have our own State Representatives, House Speaker Bob DeLeo...
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Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2017
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Keep Cafarelli To the Editor: I am writing with great surprise with regards to the article I read in the Revere Journal back on April 12th where Mayor Arrigo wanted “feedback” from residents regarding a new Police Chief and where he cited the qualifications that he was looking for.  Here is my recommendation- keep...
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Enacting Tax Relief for Seniors

May 5, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo On Monday night, the City Council voted in favor of my proposal to adopt a 10% residential tax exemption for qualifying senior citizens who own and occupy their homes. Under State Law, this proposal now goes to voters for approval as a ballot question in the regularly scheduled November election....
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Thank You Steve Wynn

May 5, 2017
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In today’s economy, good jobs that have been around for more than 80 years are hard to find.  One only has to look at the shuttered factories that are in our area that once employed thousands of workers who by these jobs achieved the American Dream. That is what the workers of Suffolk Down...
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Councillors Have Every Right to be Upset

May 5, 2017
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The saga of the Wonderland Dog Track site continues on, as Councillors again brought up the issue at Monday’s night meeting. Cars and revenue for the owners of the site keep increasing, while the increased dangerous risks for Revere and area firefighters also are increasing. City officials were told that the buildings would be...
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Letter to the Editor

April 29, 2017
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Commercial vehicle crackdown unfair To the Editor, Many of you may not realize that the City of Revere is currently conducting a crackdown on overtime parking for commercial vehicles.  I have been a resident of Endicott Avenue for the past 23 years and have been parking my Ford F 350 pickup truck in front...
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Repeal of Obamacare is Back, and Seniors Risk Being the Biggest Losers

April 29, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe As Congressional leaders and the White House restart negotiations on the American Health Care Act and look for other ways to curb federal healthcare expenditures, one program critical to America’s seniors stands to lose the most: Medicare Part D, the drug benefit program that has helped seniors live longer and...
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