Editorials

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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No Place for Hate

April 29, 2017
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This editorial is not about politics. It is not about an issue that mark us as Democrats vs. Repubilicans, liberals vs. conservatives, pro-life vs. pro-choice, higher vs. lower taxes, amnesty for immigrants vs. big, beautiful border walls, diplomacy vs. bombing No. Korea, Syria, Iran, or anyone else, pro gay, women’s, and minority rights vs....
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Medical Services Available for All at EBNHC

April 22, 2017
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By Manuel A. Lopes It is very important for all in this community to know they should not be afraid to seek medical services at EBNHC. Since we opened our doors in 1970, our mission has been to provide easily accessible, affordable, high-quality care, for ALL who live and work in our surrounding communities,...
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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

April 22, 2017
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On behalf of the City of Revere and the Substance Use Disorder Initiatives (SUDI) Office,  I am writing to invite you to a community forum on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM in the Learning Commons at Revere High School. As part of my commitment to addressing the Opioid epidemic in the Revere,...
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Letters to the Editor

April 22, 2017
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Dear Editor: I would like to thank Revere city council members George Rotondo and Patrick Keefe for their most gracious and timely response to a parking matter in Ward-4 . There had been a No Parking sign removed during last year’s Mountain Avenue street construction at the corner of Mountain Ave. and Adams Street...
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A Truly Perilous Time

April 22, 2017
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When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the...
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Letters to the Editor

April 14, 2017
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“Come On Down…Experience Senior Power” Dear Editor The Revere Office of Elder Affairs and the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center invites you to our Open House that will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM. This uplifting event with the theme, “COME ON DOWN…EXPERIENCE SENIOR POWER”, will be a great...
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Arrigo Initiates Police Chief Assessment Center; Seeks Resident Feedback

April 14, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Since taking office last year, I have made it a top priority for the City of Revere to attract and hire the best and the brightest. One of the most important hirings in my administration is that of the next Police Chief. This week, we advertised the position of Chief...
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Spring Has Sprung….

April 14, 2017
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Although our winter season was a mild one, both in terms of cold and snow, giving us hopes for an early arrival of spring, our optimism proved illusory thanks to a near record-setting chilly and wet month of March that extended into the first week of April. The awful March weather curtailed outdoor activities,...
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Happy Easter

April 14, 2017
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin the observance of the holiest days of their religion upon which the foundation of their faith is based. However, no matter what religious beliefs one...
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Happy Passover

April 14, 2017
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We want to wish our friends in the Jewish community a Happy Passover or Happy “Pesach” as this important holiday is known in Hebrew. The holiday begins with a special Passover dinner known as a Seder when the story is retold about Passover and includes the recitation of the “Four Questions” by the youngest...
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Delivering an Efficient City Budget

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo As we work to craft this year’s budget, the goal remains the same as it always will be for as long as I am Mayor: to deliver the most efficient and effective use of your tax dollars. During my first year in office, we took important steps toward getting Revere’s...
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Letter to the Editor

April 7, 2017
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Clarification Dear Editor: I am writing on behalf of Federal Realty Investment Trust, the developer of Assembly Row. We had noted that in your March 31 piece, “It Was Bound To Happen,” the claim is made that “the development of Assembly Square in Somerville had no traffic mitigation.” Federal Realty wishes to clarify that...
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Arrigo Providing An Efficient City Government

April 7, 2017
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There is an article on this page from Mayor Brian Arrigo outlining the steps that he has taken and will take to continue to spend the taxpayers’ dollars as efficiently as possible. He pledges to make sure that department heads use their budget allotments wisely, with an emphasis on reducing overtime expenses and unwarranted...
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Trump Fails to Put Children First in His Budget

March 31, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico President Donald Trump recently released his 2018 budget, outlining billions of dollars in cuts to vital governmental agencies and services. Almost laughably, the Administration has titled its budget “America First,” despite zeroing out and reducing funding for programs that help millions of Americans. Included in those cuts was the complete...
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Investing in Revere’s Future

March 31, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Good governance requires looking beyond the present day and planning for the long-term future of our city. At this week’s City Council meeting, the council approved requests I submitted that represent a significant investment in Revere’s future. On behalf the rest of the Revere School Committee, I submitted a Statement...
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How Low Can They Go?

March 31, 2017
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The political goings-on in Washington these past few weeks truly have been unprecedented within the lifetime of anyone alive today. The budget outline submitted by President Trump a few weeks ago, followed by the failed attempt to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, represent policy-making that seeks to assert to an unprecedented...
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A Good Vote

March 31, 2017
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The vote by both the City Council and School Committee to approve the submission of a Statement of Interest for a new high school to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) certainly comes as good news to both parents and students in Revere. In the application to the MSBA, the reasons for seeking a...
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It Was Bound to Happen

March 31, 2017
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The news last week that officials at Suffolk Downs Racetrack are entertaining offers to sell the 160 acre site should come as little surprise to local officials and residents. Ever since the bid to place a casino at the site failed, everyone should have known that this day would be coming. The question is...
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