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Letters to the Editor

June 23, 2017
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Thank You, Mr. D Dear Editor: Many people in the city of Revere know me by my name, Benjamin DiGiulio. Many more also know me as “Mr. D’s son”! As a student at the Whelan Elementary School, I would have my dad as a teacher every Tuesday. The favorite part of my week (and...
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Arrigo Seeks Top-to-Bottom Organizational Review of Revere Police Department

June 23, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo My administration is committed to delivering the highest standards of professionalism and accountability in all aspects of city government – especially public safety. It is clear that we have to transform our Police Department into a modern outfit focused on 21st century community policing. We need a Police Department with...
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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...
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Letters to the Editor

June 17, 2017
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We need your help Dear Editor, On June 22, 2007, a committee was established to address the deplorable conditions at the Rumney Marsh Burial Grounds. One of the oldest, yet least known, the cemetery is located in Revere. Rumney Marsh Burial Grounds is where some of Revere’s first citizens are buried.  In 1748 the...
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Congratulations,Revere High Graduates

June 17, 2017
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We congratulate the Revere High School Class of 2017 on receiving their diplomas during an impressive commencement ceremony at Harry Della Russo Stadium. For many of the graduates, the honor was the culmination of 12 or 13 years of attendance in the Revere schools. Many other students entered the school system during their middle...
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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...
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Why I’m Fighting on Beacon Hill for Our Schools

June 9, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Residents of Gateway Cities throughout the Commonwealth have probably heard quite a bit about how their schools are facing dire budget gaps due to a change in the way the state counts low-income students. This has been an ongoing issue for over two years now, and I have received many...
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Maintaing Fiscal Discipline in the FY 2018 Budget

June 9, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo On Monday night, I submitted to the City Council my proposal for the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. In the coming weeks, I look forward to a wide-ranging conversation with the Council. This year’s budget continues the progress made last year toward putting Revere on sound fiscal footing and making strategic...
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Letters to the Editor

June 9, 2017
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STUDENTS NOT GETTING PROPER SLEEP Dear Editor: High School children sleeping in class It can be a daily struggle for parents to get their teenagers up in the morning for school. Many of these high school children have to get up before they are fully rested, and as a result they are tired, grumpy,...
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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...
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Revere Through the Years

June 2, 2017
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10 years ago May 30, 2007   Although Revere City Councillor Dan Rizzo handily carried his home city by a vote of 3628-1031 over East Boston State Rep. Anthony Petrucelli in Tuesday’s special primary for the Democratic nomination to succeed former State Senator Robert Travaglini, who stepped down to take a position as a...
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Letter to the Editor

June 2, 2017
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THANK YOU To the Editor: We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to Mayor Arrigo and his staff, and the City Council, for the wonderful dedication ceremony that took place on May 20th, which honored our dad, George V. Colella.  The plaque that is now at the entrance of Revere Ctiy Hall...
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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 2, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...
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Letters to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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WE LIVE IN A GREAT COMMUNITY Dear Editor: We would like to take a moment to thank all the amazing people in our City.   We had an idea to create a calendar of events for kids with special needs, particularly autism, during Autism Awareness month in April. Our idea became a reality when we...
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Vote “Yes” on a Senior Citizen Residential Tax Exemption

May 26, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo The City Council unanimously voted in support of my proposal to adopt a 10% residential tax exemption for homes owned and occupied by qualifying senior citizens (65+).  The question now goes before the voters in November for ratification. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions to help you learn...
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Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...
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Continued Committment to Revere’s Infrastructure Needs

May 19, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Earlier this month, I invested $200,000 of the city’s free cash into sidewalk repairs, as part of my commitment to addressing Revere’s significant infrastructure needs. When I took office, the City had a backlog of over two years’ worth of sidewalk repair requests submitted via SeeClickFix or calls to the...
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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...
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June Could be the Month for Wonderland

May 19, 2017
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Another month has almost gone by and the deplorable state of the site of the former Wonderland Dog Track on North Shore Road just continues. Councillor John Powers has often pointed out that this derelict site is one of the main gateways into the city. Mayor Brian Arrigo is pressuring the owners to correct...
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Letter to the Editor

May 12, 2017
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RevereTV Always Committed to Seniors – Thank You  Dear friends: The Revere Office of Elder Affairs and the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center are truly fortunate to have a great community entity to partner with Revere TV (RTV). Executive Director Bob Dunbar, Scheduling & Program Coordinator Rick Promise, former Community Production Coordinator Bobby Driscoll, and current...
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