Editorials

EPA’s Clean Power Plan is to Be Praised

August 21, 2015
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By Jeff Seyler The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) newly announced Clean Power Plan is, in the words of Administrator Gina McCarthy, “an investment in a better future for all of our children.” With a promise to prevent up to 3,600 premature deaths, 90,000 asthma attacks and 300,000 days of missed work and school,...
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Moving Revere in A Positive Direction

August 21, 2015
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By Mayor Dan Rizzo Revere is moving forward in a positive direction and I see no room for negativity in this race.  Detractors may call me names, they may lie to advance their political agendas, or try to convince you that your city is not great. We can’t let naysayers tarnish our accomplishments or...
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Congratulations Dr.Sylvia Chiang

August 21, 2015
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We want to wish hearty congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Sylvia Chiang, new director of Revere CARES, an organization that is part of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Community Health Improvement. Dr. Chiang has big shoes to fill. Kitty Bowman was the outstanding voice and leader of Revere CARES since its inception....
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School Bells Ringing

August 21, 2015
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 We remember when the school year started on the Wednesday after Labor Day but today school in most communities begins well before – and with that in mind – we wish the Revere public schools and their new leader, Supt. of Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly, good luck as the 2015-16 academic year begins. The...
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Letters to the Editor

August 14, 2015
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Participatory Budgeting will give residents a real say in how their tax dollars are spent Dear Editor, We’ve long believed that residents deserve to have more of a say in how government spends their tax dollars. That is why next year, my administration will be introducing a pilot participatory budgeting initiative – a democratic...
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Community Compact Program

August 14, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo is to be congratulated for seizing the opportunity and having Revere become one of the first communities in the state to sign onto the Community Compact program. In simple terms, this state program will help Revere implement best practices and deliver services more efficiently, all with the help and funding of...
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A Program Worth Keeping

August 14, 2015
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins has developed a program for inmates that is in its third year and is showing positive results. We are referring to his farming program that has inmates growing vegetables and fruits in the prison yard. This program helps inmates develop skills that will make them more marketable to employers...
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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...
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Letters to the Editor

August 6, 2015
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Thank You from RSCHP Dear Edior: On behalf of the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation (RSCHP) we would like to thank all those who visited our booth and exhibit at the recent Sand Sculpting Festival.  We were gratified to have so many folks, old and young, Revere residents and visitors, share with...
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Dedication Ceremonies At New Stadium

August 6, 2015
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If Mother Nature cooperates and delivers a beautiful late-summer evening, then the dedication ceremonies for the new Harry Della Russo Stadium – scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11 – should result in one of the largest crowds in years in attendance at a local event. Mayor Dan Rizzo will lead the dedication of the new...
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Revere Police ‘Park and Ride’ Initiative

August 6, 2015
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The Revere Police Department’s initiative of having patrol officers carrying bikes on their cruisers and then patrolling the neighborhoods on those bicycles has been working well since its implementation. The June 30 incident in which officer Doug Zingali – while doing patrols on his bicycle – was able to assist an elderly woman in...
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Letters to the Editor

July 30, 2015
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Responding to letter on Mackin Field Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Mayor Rizzo’s Letter to the Editor in your July 22nd edition. As MA District 16 Administrator for Little League Baseball, I have closely followed the debate over the future of McMackin Field. I wish nothing more than to see Little...
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Former Resident Takes Stand Against Injustice

July 30, 2015
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By Carla Dimare Rebellion taking place in our country goes beyond Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. Our justice system is broken not just for people of color. It is failing all of us. Preserving public respect for our courts is essential to a peaceful democratic society. Spreading unrest in our country shows...
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Remembering the Worst of Mother Nature and Celebrating the Best of Revere

July 30, 2015
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By Mayor Dan Rizzo   The City of Revere experienced Suffolk County’s first tornado in recorded history on July 28, 2014. And one year ago this week, we met the worst of Mother Nature and responded with the best of our community. The tornado tore a two mile long path through Revere down the entire length...
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Whales Ahoy

July 30, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...
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One Year Later…

July 30, 2015
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Everyone has a different memory of the tornado that struck Revere last year. For some, it was driving down Broadway with tree limbs — and even a 500 pound dumpster — strewn across the roadway. For others, it was being at home and having trees uprooted and roofs torn off. The list could easily...
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A Great Day for Revere

July 30, 2015
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If someone had said of the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival (when it first began 12 years ago), “It will just keep getting better and better, year after year,” it would not have been unreasonable for a listener to have been suspect of such a statement. However, that truly has been the case with...
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Safe Housing Task Force – A Comprehensive Fix for Problem Properties

July 22, 2015
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Whether a home is overcrowded, an eye-sore, or safety hazard, problem properties can be one of the most significant quality of life issues for any neighborhood. My administration is meeting this challenge head on, working aggressively and comprehensively to fix each and every problem property in Revere. Overcrowding causes numerous problems such as fire...
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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2015
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State House delegaryion deserves praise To the Editor:  House Speaker Robert DeLeo, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State Representative RoseLee Vincent deserve praise for their amazing work throughout the FY 2017 State Budget. Budget items that are dedicated specifically to Revere include: over $1.2 million for parks and playgrounds, upgrades to the Rossetti-Cowan Senior...
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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...
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