Editorials

A Great Parade

October 16, 2013
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On Monday under perfect weather, Revere’s own Columbus Day Parade returned to our city streets.  From the Chelsea line on Broadway to past St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street, the parade wound its way down this route for more than two hours as thousands watched those who took part in the parade from marching...

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Revere Moving Forward

October 2, 2013
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There is an old adage that goes, “Never ask a question if you do not know the answer.” On September 21, Mayor Dan Rizzo held an unscripted citywide forum where he was asked questions from residents of Revere about what was on their mind.  From all parts of the city, residents took part in...

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Two Important Dates

October 2, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo will be holding two public meetings on the recently-signed Host Community Agreement about the siting of a casino at Suffolk Downs.  The meetings will take place on Saturday October 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Revere City Hall and on Saturday, October 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at...

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Columbus Day Parade is Approaching

September 25, 2013
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After an absence of five years, our Columbus Day Parade will be coming back to Revere on Monday Oct 14th. For those of us who remember the parades of the past years, this parade tradition is certainly a welcome comeback.  As our memories of the parade recall our youth, so too will this year’s...

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On The Upcoming Casino Vote

September 25, 2013
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On Monday afternoon the Economic Development Sub Committee of the City Council held a special meeting about the Boston Globe story on the revenue projections of the Suffolk Downs Casino and its implications for the City of Revere. After a hearing that lasted more than 90 minutes, the end result was that they all...

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School Population Just Keeps Increasing

September 18, 2013
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The news last week by Superintendent Paul Dakin that the new Hill School will be at capacity before it even opens (possibly in September 2015) has come as a shock to most residents and city officials. Revere has a history of building new schools that are at capacity as soon as they open, such...

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Election in November

September 18, 2013
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Revere voters may have been lulled into thinking that 2013 is just being another year.  There is no Mayor’s race and there was not a primary election on September 17.  All attention seems to be focused on the Columbus Day Parade after several years of it having been suspended because of fiscal concerns and...

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Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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Looking at Suffolk Downs Casino

September 11, 2013
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The discussion of the Suffolk Downs mitigation agreement last Tuesday night at the Revere City Council was a perfect example of councilors airing their differing points of view, but coming together in the end for the common good. We recognize that many councillors hold the view that the casino agreement could be better, but...

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Election Now in Full Swing: Many Issues for the Voters to Consider

September 4, 2013
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With the dog days of summer officially behind us, the attention of voters turns to the candidates for the various municipal offices who are now in the opening stages of getting out their campaign messages. Here in  Revere, although there may not be a  September primary, candidates already are hitting the campaign trail in...

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Congratulations, Diana Nyad: Swim Was Quite a Feat on a Number of Levels

September 4, 2013
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The news that long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad successfully had crossed the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West this past weekend brought a degree of wonder and joy to all who learned of her accomplishment. First and foremost, this had been Ms. Nyad’s life-long goal after four previously-unsuccessful efforts stretching over a span...

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Obama Made the Right Call: President to Ask Congress Was Correct

September 4, 2013
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We realize that we are by no means foreign policy experts, but we simply wish to say that it is our view that President Obama made the right decision is seeking the approval of Congress before bombing Syria for its violations of international law regarding the use of chemical weapons. In our view, the...

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iPads for Students

August 21, 2013
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Last week’s story that all students at Revere High School will be having their own ipad should come as welcome news to the parents.  As parents, we want our child to have every opportunity to receive a high quality education.  These ipads go a long way toward this goal. Many educators have said that...

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Quick Response

August 21, 2013
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The Revere Police Department and Mayor Dan Rizzo are to be congratulated for the quick response in putting more police on the beat for Broadway to combat what has been a sudden rash of disturbing crimes. Mayor Rizzo has made a commitment to ensuring a vital and vibrant downtown business district and so far,...

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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 14, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay...

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Thank You, Massport

August 14, 2013
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Today’s Massport officials are far different from those whom  our parents who lived in our community during the 1960’s had to contend with.  Back in the 1960’s, Massport was an agency that just took what it wanted, regardless of the impact on the community.  One only has to look back  at the neighborhood of...

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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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Communication is Needed: Establishments Should Be Included Next Year

August 7, 2013
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The Revere Beach Partnership did a fantastic job with this year’s National Sand Sculpting Festival  at Revere Beach.  The necessity  of spreading out the festival on the beach, and making other, significant changes because of safety concerns by state officials after the Marathon bombings, were accomplished in a time frame of less than 60...

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New RPL Director Takes over Post: Sheehan to Guide Library into a New Era

August 7, 2013
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For any institution to remain relevant, it must adapt to the times.  A library is no exception.  When we were growing up and going to our local library more than 40 years ago, every visit  was an adventure  in discovering  old and sometimes brittle books that were crammed with knowledge for our young minds. ...

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A Fantastic Festival

July 24, 2013
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It often is all-too-easy for us to use superlatives to praise a community event, but in the case of this past week’s 10th annual Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival, superlatives alone do not do justice to the incredible festival that was attended by more than 500,000 persons from Thursday through Sunday. First and foremost,...

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