Editorials

Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 24, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...

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A Colossal Tenth Sand Sculpting Festival

July 18, 2013
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It’s just incredible to believe that 500,000 people will descend upon our city for the 10th Annual Sandsculpting Festival that extends through the weekend at Revere Beach. This great event generates much favorable publicity for our city and is the ultimate platform for letting people know about the attributes of Revere Beach and the...

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National Night out is Aug. 5

July 18, 2013
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National Night Out (NNO) is a nationwide community policing awareness event.  The event is held annually and designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.  Last year over 37 million people, in over 15,000 communities, participated in NNO...

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Letter to the Editor: Election Board Sends ‘Thank Yous’

July 18, 2013
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The Board of Election Commissioners would like to thank the following individual’s for working so hard to ensure the success of the recent Special State Primary and Election held in April and June respectively; Patricia M. Mazzone, Caitlin C. Welch, John V. Cammarata, Chief Cafarelli, Captain James Guido and Captain Terence K. Reardon, the...

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A Joint Victory

July 10, 2013
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The decision by Global Petroleum officials to withdraw their application to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere/East Boston terminal on tracks running through the communities of Chelsea and Everett certainly comes as good news especially to residents who live near the train tracks or the terminal itself. Last week’s explosion in Canada of crude...

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New Head of DPH Appointed

July 10, 2013
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Secretary of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz announced last week Cheryl Bartlett, a nurse and longtime community health leader, as commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH). Bartlett has served as acting DPH commissioner since May. “Cheryl brings a comprehensive understanding of the Commonwealth’s public health needs, which will help her make...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2013
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Have fun on the holiday, but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go on a...

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It Summertime

June 26, 2013
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The school year has ended and the children are out for the summer.  Like  parents everywhere, parents in Revere are looking at how to keep their children from just laying on the couch watching television or playing mindless computer games. Mayor Dan Rizzo and Michael Hinojosa, Director of Revere Recreation have come up with...

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The Wall That Heals

June 26, 2013
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The Vietnam Memorial Wall that was at the Beachmont VFW  Post earlier this month like the Memorial in Washington, D.C., is powerful in its simplicity.  The black wall with the names of the war dead and in some cases of local boys who were killed in that distant land is a reminder of the...

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Remembering Two Revere Leaders

June 20, 2013
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You could not have a better example of two more completely different people. We are referring to George Colella and Peter McCauley. George was the politician who was the stalwart in the local political scene from the 1950′s until his death in 2010. The shape of today’s Revere has a lot to do with...

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Let’s Go, Bruins

June 20, 2013
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Can they do it again? Are they a team of destiny? At Monday night’s game in Boston, the Bruins were on fire. The pace of the game was fast and physical. While the names and sizes of the players have changed since our youth in the 1970’s, the innate character of the Bruins team...

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Congratulations, Graduates

June 12, 2013
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A high school graduation is a bittersweet time both for the graduates and their family members. Although it is the most joyous and significant event thus far for the grads in their young lives, it also signifies the end of a period during which they have been dependent upon their parents, teachers, community, and...

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Farewell to Hill Park

June 5, 2013
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Hill Park on Park Avenue, named in memory of U.S. Sgt. James G. Hill, holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Revere residents. For the Revere High School softball program, it has been the varsity’s home for decades. So many great friendships began on the softball diamond and continue today. There...

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Good News for Local Beach Goers

May 29, 2013
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The report card that came out Sunday by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay certainly comes as good news for local beach goers. Revere Beach was the cleanest beach in the metro Boston area. And for many residents, the only relief from the summer heat comes at cooling down at this beach. A little more...

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Senior Prom

May 29, 2013
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It hardly seems that it was almost 20 years ago, that Representative William Reinstein came up with an idea to have a Senior Prom for Revere’s senior citizens. To many of today’s Revere’s residents, the name William Reinstein is just something that might be on the Revere Beach bandstand or other public buildings. But...

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Memorial Day

May 22, 2013
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Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Richie Clayman: One of a Kind

May 9, 2013
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Whenever the name of Richie Clayman came up in a conversation, the phrase you always heard in reference to him was, “What a great guy.” For those of a certain age and milieu, there was no higher tribute. Richie Clayman was a Baby Boomer who bridged the old and the new. He both understood...

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Revere Shines

May 1, 2013
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We would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who took time  on Saturday to participate in the third  annual “ Revere Shines”  neighborhood cleanup. The weather was perfect,  which led to more people helping out this year. Coming from every ward in the City, volunteer residents spent most of the morning  cleaning parks,...

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Good Job Chief Cafarelli and North Metro SWAT Team

April 25, 2013
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Ordinary people often look at the various sections of the municipal budget and just shake their heads in disbelief at the amount of money being spent by departments. We are sure that these same people question the Revere Police Department budget. Since 9/11, security needs of any community and the ways that we must...

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Your Help is Needed

April 25, 2013
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On this Sunday,  Revere Cable TV will be hosting a telethon to raise money for Revere Little league. The program will be broadcast live from the Revere League for Special Needs Building from 4 to 8 p.m. These four hours are critical to help defray the costs of Little League that positively impacts hundreds...

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