Editorials

Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...
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Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
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Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...
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Enjoy A Happy — and Safe — Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2016
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By a coincidence of the calendar, both Chanukah and Christmas arrive this weekend, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths (and those of no faith at all) a happy and joyous holiday weekend. The eight-day Festival of Lights gets underway after sundown...
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Letters to the Editor

December 16, 2016
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On The Malden Street Pumping Station Dear Editor: Thanks to you Councilor Charlie Patch and the City Council for passing your motion. The high weeds and wild bushes were cut. The gas emergency s hut off is more visible and the drainage pipe system has been cleared. St. Mary’s ball field now known as...
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Trump and the Vote

December 16, 2016
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We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear Donald Trump’s strategy was to reach the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the President of the United States. And that’s what he did,...
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A Time to Give

December 16, 2016
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Christmas Day is less than two weeks away as hard as it is for many to believe. The hectic gift shopping is in full swing for residents. In these frenzied days many items on a to-do list may just not make the cut. For too many residents in our city, there is not a...
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Letters to the Editor

December 9, 2016
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Let’s have a discussion on marijuana clinics Dear Editor, The City of Lynn passed an ordinance earlier this year regarding the siting of two medical marijuana clinics. They would be allowed in the following locations: The non-waterfront side of the Lynnway from Market Street to the General Edwards Bridge, two sites on Commercial Street and...
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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 9, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...
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The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis:Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...
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Congratulations,Coach Cicatelli and the Revere High Football Team

December 2, 2016
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“Sheer joy” are the words that came to our mind Thanksgiving Day morning as we watched the Revere High football team exult in the immediate aftermath of their 14-7 victory over archival Winthrop on McCarthy Field at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The energy with which they performed their “Revere jacks” (a more energetic form...
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Targeting the Untapped Market of Wearables for Elder Care

November 24, 2016
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By Rahmat Shoureshi Today’s 20-something tech wizards might not worry about the challenges of old age. But they should. Seniors represent a huge untapped market for tech companies. While just 13 percent of America’s population is 65 or older today, that slice will jump to 19 percent by 2030. One area that holds particular...
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Letters to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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Election DAY thank you Dear Editor: I would like to publicly thank the following individual’s for working so hard to ensure the success of the last six State Elections; Mayor Brian M. Arrigo, Election Board Members: Robert N. Scrima, John V. Cammarata, Elizabeth Dixon, Election Staff member Caitlin C. Welch, Election help: Margaret Peroni,...
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Enjoy the Game with Respect and Dignity

November 24, 2016
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With the traditional Revere-Winthrop football game set for Thanksgiving Day and a large crowd expected for what promises to be an evenly-matched and exciting battle, we wish to remind all fans and players alike that it is their obligation to behave in a courteous, respectful, and dignified manner at all times. On two occasions...
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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a great...
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Why Were the Presidential Polls Wrong?

November 18, 2016
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by Dr. Gary Welton The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat, and expectant. The polls gave them every reason to expect that America was electing her as the country’s first female...
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A Great Idea That Has Been Delayed No More

November 18, 2016
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More than five years ago, the leaders of Revere, Chelsea, and Winthrop had the idea to establish a Health Collaborative that would serve the three communities and address issues ranging from wellness programs that include flu prevention, smoking prevention, and childhood obesity to the more serious issue of opioid abuse. However, the idea languished...
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Surging Senior Population is Upon Us

November 11, 2016
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By Stephen Fielding Recently I attended the Massachusetts Association of Councils On Aging and Senior Center Directors 2016 Conference (MCOA). This annual meeting always heightens knowledge of seniors we serve through extremely informative and educational sessions each conference day, allows you to meet and discuss with highly educated, experienced state and federal officials a...
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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...
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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...
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