Editorials

“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...
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It Is Time for Education Reform, Part Two

September 29, 2017
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By Carol Tye The opening day of school in the Revere Public Schools this year was smooth and uneventful. Not so 30 years ago – that was the year of the strike. Ever since the Collective Bargaining Act had passed in 1965, the Revere Teachers Association had a history of conflict with various School Committees...
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Letters to the Editor

September 29, 2017
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MAYOR ARRIGO THANKS RESIDENTS FOR MAKING 2017 FALL FESTIVAL A MEMORABLE OCCASION Dear Editor: This past Saturday, thousands of residents flocked to Broadway to enjoy the inaugural Revere Fall Festival. The event was a tremendous success, attracting people of all ages to enjoy live entertainment, local food and craft vendors, street performers, lawn games,...
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Trump is Moving US Closer to War

September 29, 2017
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We were listening to the segment on 60 Minutes Sunday night in which Oprah Winfrey was interviewing pro-Trump and anti-Trump voters from Michigan, and we were struck by the comment of one man as to why he voted for Trump. He voiced a common refrain that many Trump supporters expressed during the campaign: The...
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A Great Festival

September 29, 2017
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The one word that comes to mind in describing Saturday’s First Revere Fall Festival is “fantastic.” Broadway was turned into a pedestrian mall from Beach Street to Park Avenue, so thousands of residents – children, parents and grandparents, were able to leisurely stroll the four-block section, and see street performers, live stage performances, sample...
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Students Need An Escape from Public School Violence

September 22, 2017
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By Lance T. Izumi America’s public schools are starting to resemble war zones. Recently, a fistfight between two female students at an Alabama high school erupted into a campus-wide fracas that ended in gunfire.  A massive brawl at a North Carolina school resulted in multiple arrests.  And in San Diego, several teenage boys were...
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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2017
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EYES ON FLOODING Dear Editor, The City of Boston and the City of Revere are holding meetings in Boston, alongwith the new owners of Suffolk Downs (HYM’s Development). Mr. Thomas N. O’Brien of HYM’s Development is discussing the future of Suffolk Downs and the future of the City of Revere. Some City Councilors have...
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Fall Is Here–Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....
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Letters to the Editor

September 15, 2017
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TAKES ISSUE WITH REPORTING Dear Editor: In a recent article regarding the “Police force in flux.” I am not sure if your reporter was at the same meeting as I, but I take umbrage with half the reporting made. So let me tell you the half that was left out of the article “Police...
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Moving Forward with the Facts

September 15, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo My focus is always on the work we are doing to build a better Revere for the 21st century. I do not spend much time worrying about misleading attacks on social media. Unfortunately, the increasingly bizarre, untrue nature of the attacks on my administration require me to respond and provide...
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Remembering 9/11

September 15, 2017
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There are few events in life that one can recall exactly what they were doing when the tragedy happened to unfold. One event in our life was when the planes flew into the World Trade Center Buildings on that Tuesday morning in 2011. We were just one in a small group of residents at...
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Letters to the Editor

September 8, 2017
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BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTSMAN LOCAL 3 ENDORSE CORREGGIO FOR CITY COUNCIL Dear Editor: The committee to elect John R. Correggio to the Revere City Council is honored to receive the “Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Local Number 3” endorsement. The Bricklayers Union is a state of the art, local with an apprenticeship program many Revere...
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Enough of Election Year Rhetoric

September 8, 2017
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By Dan Rizzo It’s been close to two years since leaving elected office, and up to now, but for a few occasions, I have sat back and listened to false information being disseminated to Revere residents.  However, with the conversation turning to the Police Department, the time has come when I have to respond...
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A Time to Remember

September 8, 2017
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On Sunday, September 17, the 11th Annual Revere Beach Memorial will take place at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand starting at 7 p.m.  Families of those who lost loved ones to drug overdoses from the opioid epidemic will gather to remember their children, brothers and sisters whose lives and promises were cut all too...
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Letters to the Editor

September 2, 2017
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REMEMBERING MARILYN LEYDEN Dear Editor: The Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation sadly acknowledges the passing of one of our founding members, Marilyn Leyden. Marilyn, along with her husband Fred and their family were instrumental in helping to create the Revere Historic Society and develop the Revere History Museum and continued to be...
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Investing in Public Safety and Expanding the Application Pool for Police Chief Choices

September 2, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo This week, I went before the City Council to request expanding the pool of candidates for Revere police chief. To make sure we provide the City of Revere with the best possible police department, we need to expand the candidate pool, increase competition, and put the best from our department...
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Revere DPW Update: Operations Will be Moved to a Temporary Mobile Facility

September 2, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo

 Last night, the Revere City Council approved my request for an $82,000 appropriation to pay for both a lease of land and the procurement of mobile trailers to temporarily move DPW operations. The site we have identified to lease for use of trailers is adjacent to the current DPW facility,...
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Harvey and Houston

September 2, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas, area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...
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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...
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Letters to the Editor

August 31, 2017
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THANK YOU TO ALL Dear Editor, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the 911 operator, Revere Fire Dept., Cataldo Ambulance Service, MGH doctors, nurses, my family and friends for all the life saving support encouragement and help during and after my heart attack on Broadway on May 27th. Wilma Stevens  ...
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