Editorials

We Will Miss Judge Diana Maldonando

April 10, 2013
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On the television at any given time in the afternoon, one can see cases being tried and adjudicated with no nonsense.  Sometimes, in a particular case, the television judge just lays the person out and you cheer. We have been fortunate to have such a judge. Judge Diana Maldonando of the Chelsea District Court...

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On the Educational Front

April 10, 2013
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The news for Revere Public Schools just keeps getting better. Our high school system was just awarded the Nellie Mae Foundation Grant of $450,000 to be given out over the next 20 months. This money will help fund the technology program to “flip” the classroom from boring lectures to “student-centered investigation.” This program could...

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Red Sox Nation

April 10, 2013
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Some may say that Red Sox nation starts in Revere. Could there have been a more enthusiastic Red Sox fan than the late Mayor and City Councilor George Colella? On opening day, John Coyne of the Fenway Riggers of Revere coordinated the unfurling of the American Flag with the help of more than 100...

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An Era Comes to an End

April 4, 2013
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The announcement by Terry and Dick Waugh that they will be closing their family business is an end of an era in the Revere business community. For more than 80 years, a member of the Waugh family has always shown up for work at the family business on the corner of Broadway and Fenno...

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The Return of the Piping Plovers

April 4, 2013
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The lumberjacks of the West Coast have the spotted owls and the residents in Capistrano have the Flamingos. In Revere, we now have the annual return of the Piping Plovers and their expanding nesting area at Revere Beach. Every year there seems more of the Beach is fenced off and beach goers are forbidden...

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Is There an Alternative?

March 28, 2013
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The meeting by the State Department of Transportation on the ethanol trains coming into our community using the existing commuter rails, certainly was not what the many residents and officials wanted to hear. The state officials basically said that there is very little to be done to stop the project. We know that we...

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A Terrible Tragedy

March 28, 2013
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The mauling of a 14 year-old boy by guard dogs is a tragedy for our community. Our prayers go out to the victim who is in the hospital and to his family – the Marchettis. We hope that our city officials will take the time and do their homework in finding a solution so...

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Della Russo Stadium

March 22, 2013
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The vote last week by the Revere City Council to authorize $5.5M bonding for the refurbishment of Harry Della Russo Stadium is long overdue and needs to be commended. In these tough times to spend money on re-doing a park may seem like a project that can be put on hold until better times. ...

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City Announces New Mobile Application to Report Potholes, Graffiti and Other Issues

March 22, 2013
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Since taking office in January of 2012, Mayor Daniel Rizzo has been committed to implementing new technologies that will engage the citizens of Revere in new innovative ways. Online surveys, Facebook, Twitter, and an Email Newsletter have all been used in order to reach residents. Starting March 30, residents will be able to use...

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The Changing Face of Revere

March 22, 2013
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To the Editor: People have been saying for sometime now that the City of Revere is changing right before our eyes. I had always resisted such a notion, feeling that the Revere I grew up in hasn’t changed much at all. It was a destination for immigrants then, when my grandparents came from Italy...

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Well-earned Wages

March 22, 2013
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To the Editor: I am writing in response to “The City Payroll”, published on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. This article raised some important questions regarding public sector employee wages, and although I fully agree that our dwindling budget could be put towards the community itself rather than increasing salaries, I am inclined to oppose...

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AG Ruling Could Put Seriously Impede Outright 
ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

March 22, 2013
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City officials said they will continue to investigate an outright ban of medical marijuana dispensaries in Revere, but a new ruling by state Attorney General Martha Coakley looks to put that effort in jeopardy. Last week, Coakley issued a decision about the bylaws for the new law, voted in overwhelmingly via a ballot question...

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The Walking Bus

March 22, 2013
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The Garfield Elementary School invited all students and their families to walk to school with the Garfield Walking School Bus on Weds., March 6th. Walkers power the Garfield walking school bus. The walking bus begins at a walk stop where students and their families meet and walk together. As walkers make their way towards...

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Congratulations Superintendent Dakin

March 13, 2013
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For those of us who know Paul Dakin,  the fact that he won the Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year Award was not surprising.  From the time that he assumed the reins of the Revere school system a decade ago from Carol Tye, the professionalism that Tye made her hallmark and that he witnessed as...

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The McKinley School

March 13, 2013
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Maybe this it’s the part of getting old;  looking back and recalling when gas was less than a buck a gallon and a home or a new car were affordable for a middle class family, and then looking at the price of everything today and wondering whether the world has gone crazy. Well, the...

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A Greener Casino

March 13, 2013
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One only has to walk down the Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada to experience the asphalt and concrete jungle. The small outdoor oases in these mega-casinos/hotels can make one long for larger and greener areas.  However, the only open and green space one sees from a Las Vegas hotel room is the mountains in...

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Thank You, Treasurer Grossman

March 13, 2013
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When he was running for State Treasurer, Steve Grossman came up with an idea to deposit state funds into local community banks that would in turn loan this money to local businesses. Well, it was a simple idea, but it has worked well. Treasurer Grossman was in East Boston on Monday afternoon at the...

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Federal Sequester

March 6, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Dan Rizzo is assessing the impact of the cuts to...

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The City Payroll

March 1, 2013
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The City’s Financial Department released the Top 100 salaries for Municipal Employees in 2012, and it was once again a real eye opener to see just how much money those at the top end are making. To say it lightly, it is a little offensive to the average resident in Revere, who might work...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 20, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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