Editorials

Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2017
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$18 MILLION LEGISLATURE PAY RAISE Dear Editor: Our Legislators voted themselves an appalling $18 million in raises, stipends and expense account increases. This was done with lightning speed under the cover of the Patriots Super Bowl win and a national political hysteria. This act avoided public debate or opposition, and it increased compensation by...
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Robert Kraft’s Relationship with the President is More than Okay

February 28, 2017
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By Jonathan Salemi The New England Patriots won Super Bowl 51 by overcoming unbelievable odds. But there was another story line to this game that will continue growing. A section of America doesn’t like Patriots owner Robert Kraft because of his friendship with President Donald Trump. Mr. Kraft bought the Patriots in 1994 while...
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Continuing to Tackle the Opioid Crisis

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Ending the stigma around addiction needs to be more than just a slogan: it requires a serious commitment from leaders at all levels of government. That’s why I have made this work central to my first year in office. Last year, my administration launched a Substance Use Disorder Initiatives office...
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Worth Considering

February 28, 2017
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The announcement by Mayor Brian Arrigo in his recent State of the City Address that the site of Wonderland Dog Track is his number one priority for a development certainly is good news. This 34-acre site should be a catalyst for more development throughout the city. However, rather than allowing the entirety of the...
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The Opioid Battle Continues

February 28, 2017
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Just three weeks ago when the Revere statistics were released for opioid deaths and overdoses in 2016, it appeared that the measures in place combatting this terrible crisis were working, as there was a significant decrease reported.  However, just a week later, the sudden spike in overdoses and two possible deaths (there were four...
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Congratulations,RHS Basketball Teams

February 28, 2017
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This has been one of the most exciting winters in Revere High School basketball history. The Revere High girls basketball team, under first-year head coach Lianne O’Hara, became the biggest story on the North Shore, accumulating 18 consecutive victories while earning the No. 1 ranking in the state. While the girls were excelling, first-year...
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Beating Cancer Shouldn’t Force Patients into Bankruptcy

February 17, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe and Patricia J. Goldsmith Liza Bernstein survived breast cancer three times. But it took all she had. She lost her home and savings to the costs of tests and treatments. She’s not technically bankrupt — but that’s only because she “couldn’t afford the fees” to file the claim. Liza recently...
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Using Technology to Improve Your Quality of Life

February 17, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Note: Last Monday, Mayor Brian Arrigo laid out a number of key focus areas for 2017 in his State of the City Address. Over the next two months, he will give more detail about significant accomplishments for the City of Revere in 2016 and key initiatives for the year ahead....
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Letters to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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On 29 Thayer Street Project The following is a letter sent to Katharine Lacy, permitting specialist, Comprehensive Permit Program, Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency regarding the proposed redevelopment  Dear Ms. Lacy, Be advised that the Revere City Council, at its meeting of January 23, 2017, overwhelmingly endorsed the January 20th comments of the City of...
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Councillors Debate Parking Ban

February 17, 2017
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Parking has become a major issue in Revere.  Many neighborhoods, especially Beachmont and around the Shirley Avenue, were established long before families had three or four cars. The streets were not designed to hold long cars or trucks and many houses were built that have no driveways for parking. City Councillors on Monday debated...
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The Rat Problem

February 17, 2017
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No one likes to say that there are rats in their neighborhood.  However, whether you live in Revere or in the million dollar neighborhoods of Boston such as the Back Bay and Beacon Hill, there is no denying that more rats are being seen. The reason for the increase is two-fold. First, the reproductive...
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Letter to the Editor

February 10, 2017
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New Police Chief  Dear Editor, I was a little upset, but I cannot say I was surprised to hear about Mayor Brian Arrigo’s plans to replace Chief Joe Cafarelli. It’s kind of an insult to the people of Revere to use the excuse that he wants someone “who can work with the immigrant population.”...
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Opinion

February 10, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo On Monday, I delivered my State of the City address, outlining some of the progress we’ve made together and laying out important initiatives for 2017 that will make this city even stronger. For us to realize our vision for Revere, I will be seeking your help.   Improving online constituent...
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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...
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Revere on the Move

February 10, 2017
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Mayor Brian Arrigo gave his State of the City Address on Monday night in the City Council Chambers before a standing room only audience of citizens and elected officials. Mayor Arrigo laid out his accomplishments for the past year as well as his plans for the coming years. He stressed the need to continue...
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Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2017
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On THE POLICE CHIEF SEARCH Dear Editor, I am writing in reference to the recent announcement by Mayor Arrigo that he would not be renewing Chief Cafarelli’s contract.  Now keep in mind, Mayor Arrigo said from the beginning that a job wouldn’t be given out to someone just because they held a sign or...
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Let’s Go, Patriots!

February 3, 2017
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Thousands of Revere residents will be tuned in to the Super Bowl Sunday night when the New England Patriots take the field against the Atlanta Falcons for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Revere has a special kinship with the Patriots. Revere High sports teams share the same name and logo as the NFL franchise and...
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Baker: A Steady Hand at The Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...
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Letters to the Editor

January 29, 2017
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Naloxone can save a life Dear Editor: The use of Naloxone can save a life.  Naloxone, also known as Narcan is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally. Although traditionally administered by emergency response personnel, naloxone can be administered...
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Not Forgetting Life’s Important Lesson

January 29, 2017
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Often, people say that someone has lost sight of the prize. And too often it happens. More attention is devoted to achieving one goal while falling far too short on the other goal. This does not seem to be the case for many students at Revere High School. At last week’s School Committee meeting,...
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