Editorials

School Choice Matters for Massachusetts Families

January 28, 2016
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By Andrew R. Campanella When it comes to K-12 education, America’s parents want more choices. In fact, almost two thirds of parents – 64 percent – say they wish they had more options for their children’s education. In a society where Americans choose practically everything, from the brands of coffee they drink in the...
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Letter to the Editor

January 28, 2016
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We need your help Dear Editor: Veterans Assisting Veterans is donating a $15,000 Trac Wheel Chair to a paralyzed Army Ranger who was injured in Afghanistan in October 2012. Spec. Sean Pesce was shot 13 times and has a severe spinal cord injury and has no feeling from the waist down. I learned about...
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City Council Starts New Year Off Strong

January 28, 2016
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Revere voters can see that new City Council that was elected last November  is not wasting any time in putting forth a variety of motions. There are motions that deal with every aspect of what municipal government should be focused on. One motion that jumps out is from Councillors Joanne Mc Kenna and Steven...
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The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengenance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...
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Good Luck,Council President Giannino

January 22, 2016
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It’s a new era for the Revere City Council as Jessica Giannino begins her term as the new president of the 11-member body. Giannino is one of the few women ever to hold this prestigious office and at the age of 24 one of the youngest. She certainly has a mandate from the residents,...
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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2016
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Another choice for President Dear Editor: A half-century ago, Massachusetts took the lead. We rallied for peace in Viet Nam. It’s 50 years later. Most High School students can’t remember a time when America was not at war. Once again, the good people of Massachusetts should lead! Once again, we should rally for peace....
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Remembering Dr Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...
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“Ask the Mayor” in the Journal

January 20, 2016
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 The Revere Journal is pleased to announce that Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo will be participating in an “Ask the Mayor” segment each month in the Journal. Mayor Arrigo will answer questions that are sent by email or U.S. mail to his office and the responses will appear in the Journal on the second Wednesday...
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Guest Op-Ed

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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