Editorials

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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Veterans Day: Thank a Veteran for His or Her Service to Our Country

November 6, 2013
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This Monday, November 11, we will join with our fellow Americans in observing Veteran’s Day, a day set aside to honor the sacrifices made by all of those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Veteran’s Day originated as a commemoration of the end of World War I, which officially ended on the...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

October 30, 2013
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When the Founding Fathers drew up our Constitution, the notion of a democratic form of government, in which every citizen was given the right to vote (although admittedly, citizenship in the late 18th century was conferred solely upon white males) was an almost-heretical concept in a world ruled by royals and oligarchs. However, more...

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Voters to Decide Casino Question

October 30, 2013
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Next Tuesday,  Revere voters will be going to the polls to decide on the Suffolk Downs Casino proposal. The process has been a long time coming, starting more than six years ago when representatives from Suffolk Downs first went into our community to tell residents about their project. To say that this is just...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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A Great Parade

October 16, 2013
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On Monday under perfect weather, Revere’s own Columbus Day Parade returned to our city streets.  From the Chelsea line on Broadway to past St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street, the parade wound its way down this route for more than two hours as thousands watched those who took part in the parade from marching...

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Revere Moving Forward

October 2, 2013
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There is an old adage that goes, “Never ask a question if you do not know the answer.” On September 21, Mayor Dan Rizzo held an unscripted citywide forum where he was asked questions from residents of Revere about what was on their mind.  From all parts of the city, residents took part in...

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Two Important Dates

October 2, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo will be holding two public meetings on the recently-signed Host Community Agreement about the siting of a casino at Suffolk Downs.  The meetings will take place on Saturday October 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Revere City Hall and on Saturday, October 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at...

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Columbus Day Parade is Approaching

September 25, 2013
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After an absence of five years, our Columbus Day Parade will be coming back to Revere on Monday Oct 14th. For those of us who remember the parades of the past years, this parade tradition is certainly a welcome comeback.  As our memories of the parade recall our youth, so too will this year’s...

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On The Upcoming Casino Vote

September 25, 2013
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On Monday afternoon the Economic Development Sub Committee of the City Council held a special meeting about the Boston Globe story on the revenue projections of the Suffolk Downs Casino and its implications for the City of Revere. After a hearing that lasted more than 90 minutes, the end result was that they all...

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School Population Just Keeps Increasing

September 18, 2013
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The news last week by Superintendent Paul Dakin that the new Hill School will be at capacity before it even opens (possibly in September 2015) has come as a shock to most residents and city officials. Revere has a history of building new schools that are at capacity as soon as they open, such...

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Election in November

September 18, 2013
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Revere voters may have been lulled into thinking that 2013 is just being another year.  There is no Mayor’s race and there was not a primary election on September 17.  All attention seems to be focused on the Columbus Day Parade after several years of it having been suspended because of fiscal concerns and...

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