Editorials

Enjoy the Sand Sculpting Festival

July 19, 2017
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Sculptors from around the world will descend on Revere Beach, America’s first public beach, this weekend for the 2017 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Each year sculptors travel far and wide to our stretch of sand to compete for one of the largest grand prizes in the world in a competition that has grown...
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Letters to the Editor

July 14, 2017
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Remembering robert haas jr. Dear Editor: When I was in high school, I was Bobby Haas’ babysitter. I always loved going to their house because his mother Jean made sure there were lots of snacks to share. And all the kids had their parents’ good nature.  They did all their lives. I knew Bob...
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An Outstanding Appointment

July 14, 2017
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The announcement by Mayor Brian Arrigo of his appointment of Captain James Guido as Interim Chief of Police has been greeted with universal approval by residents and city officials alike. Interim Chief Guido has served with the Revere Police Department since 1986 and holds a degree from Curry College, including a Master’s Degree in...
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Bob Haas — 1943-2017

July 14, 2017
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The outpouring from all neighborhoods of the Revere community on Monday and Tuesday when former Mayor and President of the City Council Robert ‘Bob’ Haas’ wake and funeral Mass were held showed how he touched every corner of the City that he loved in the almost 40 years of public service. Hundreds of people...
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Letters to the Editor

July 7, 2017
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Summer Safety Kick-off a success Dear Editor: On behalf of the Revere Housing Authority Commissioners and Staff, we would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to all who donated their time and resources to our Summer Safety Kickoff, held on Sunday June 25. We want to expressly thank the Revere Police Department, in particular Officer...
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Markey is 100 Percent Correct for Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 7, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...
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Bob Haas Will Be Missed

July 7, 2017
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The sudden passing Sunday morning of City Councillor and former Mayor Robert J. Haas Jr. came as a shock to his colleagues and the many Revere citizens who came to know a man who truly was a giant among those who have served in our city government over the past four decades. Bob Haas...
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Letter to the Editor

June 30, 2017
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A GOOD NEIGHBOR Dear Editor, I am a lifelong resident of Revere. I had recently moved to Summer Street in Revere and had replaced an old stockade fence with a new double faced vinyl fence. Upon completion of this new fence being installed, my neighbor directly behind me had thanked me for replacing the...
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Rising Chronic Disease Rates Portend Unsustainable Costs

June 30, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe 12 percent of Americans suffer from five or more chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. This fraction of the population accounts for 41 percent of total health care spending. If we don’t do more to prevent people from acquiring chronic disease, the resulting health care...
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Enjoy A Safe and Sane Fourth of July

June 30, 2017
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, is upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended four-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of all kinds...
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Letters to the Editor

June 23, 2017
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Thank You, Mr. D Dear Editor: Many people in the city of Revere know me by my name, Benjamin DiGiulio. Many more also know me as “Mr. D’s son”! As a student at the Whelan Elementary School, I would have my dad as a teacher every Tuesday. The favorite part of my week (and...
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Arrigo Seeks Top-to-Bottom Organizational Review of Revere Police Department

June 23, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo My administration is committed to delivering the highest standards of professionalism and accountability in all aspects of city government – especially public safety. It is clear that we have to transform our Police Department into a modern outfit focused on 21st century community policing. We need a Police Department with...
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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...
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Letters to the Editor

June 17, 2017
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We need your help Dear Editor, On June 22, 2007, a committee was established to address the deplorable conditions at the Rumney Marsh Burial Grounds. One of the oldest, yet least known, the cemetery is located in Revere. Rumney Marsh Burial Grounds is where some of Revere’s first citizens are buried.  In 1748 the...
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Congratulations,Revere High Graduates

June 17, 2017
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We congratulate the Revere High School Class of 2017 on receiving their diplomas during an impressive commencement ceremony at Harry Della Russo Stadium. For many of the graduates, the honor was the culmination of 12 or 13 years of attendance in the Revere schools. Many other students entered the school system during their middle...
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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...
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Why I’m Fighting on Beacon Hill for Our Schools

June 9, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Residents of Gateway Cities throughout the Commonwealth have probably heard quite a bit about how their schools are facing dire budget gaps due to a change in the way the state counts low-income students. This has been an ongoing issue for over two years now, and I have received many...
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Maintaing Fiscal Discipline in the FY 2018 Budget

June 9, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo On Monday night, I submitted to the City Council my proposal for the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. In the coming weeks, I look forward to a wide-ranging conversation with the Council. This year’s budget continues the progress made last year toward putting Revere on sound fiscal footing and making strategic...
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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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