Editorials

Focusing on Results, Not Promises

October 22, 2015
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Some people will say anything to get elected. That’s because it’s much easier to make a promise than it is to keep one. It’s easier to tell voters what you will do for them than it is to tell them what you have already done for them. And it’s easier to make unfounded accusations...
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An Exciting Election

October 22, 2015
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Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3 and the candidates for Mayor, Councillor-at-Large, Ward 4 Councillor, and School Committee have stepped up their campaigning and meeting the voters as the day of decision nears. The race for Mayor – Mayor Dan Rizzo versus Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo – has particularly captured the interest of this city...
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Welcome Back,Mickey

October 22, 2015
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If you were in attendance at Revere’s outstanding Columbus Day Breakfast and Parade, you couldn’t miss legendary Revere resident and former sports great Mickey “Say No Drugs” Casoli enthusiastically greeting friends, city officials, and business people. After a brief setback, Mickey is back in fine form, serving in his role as the city’s goodwill...
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Letters to the Editor

October 16, 2015
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10 percent tax reduction Dear Editor: When I was on the School Committee, I received an education on how to balance a city budget by Mayor George Colella . Not, to say that my math teachers ( Mr. Barnes , Mr.Gold and Mr. Boranes ) did not do their job, but no one went...
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Relief for Revere’s Homeowners Is Needed Now

October 16, 2015
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By Brian Arrigo Revere has always been a place where people want to stay and raise their children, get involved in community organizations, and participate in city politics. I am running for Mayor because I want to preserve and grow the civic involvement and sense of community that encouraged me to go into public service. That’s why I am calling for a...
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Observance of Columbus Day Showcased the Best

October 16, 2015
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Columbus Day festivities in Revere were a big hit from the moment the pre-holiday breakfast started Sunday at the Revere High cafeteria to the time the final marcher completed the parade route Monday afternoon. Mayor Dan Rizzo and the parade and breakfast committees gave this city a celebration to remember honoring Italian explorer Christopher...
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Letters to the Editor

October 1, 2015
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Writing about high water rates Dear Editor, I am writing in reference to the very high water bills we received this past quarter. Ours had doubled, and inquiring throughout our neighborhood, found that everybody else’s had increased for no apparent reason. Upon calling City Hall, the water dept. advised us to have a plumber check for...
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In This Mayor’s Race, Let’s Focus on Solutions

October 1, 2015
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By Brian Arrigo The suggestion that I am personally responsible for the major troubles facing the MBTA and MassDOT shows just how desperate and oblivious Dan Rizzo really is. A week after flip-flopping his position on residential development, Rizzo is now flip-flopping on his campaign promise to remain positive and “build-up instead of tear...
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Consider Attending the Public Hearing On Building Moratorium

October 1, 2015
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We encourage Revere residents to attend the Oct. 26 public hearing on a proposed moratorium on all large-scale residential apartments for a period of two years. As noted in our front-page story on the issue, currently there are four apartment building projects going on in Revere. Some schools in the city, including the newer...
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Friday Night Lights A Big Game At the Stadium

October 1, 2015
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  Revere High school football coach Lou Cicatelli had a good feeling about the 2015 football season and he’s been right on the mark in his assessment. The Revere football team has a perfect 3-0 record to-date with wins over former Greater Boston League rivals Medford and Chelsea and Northeastern Conference school Lynn Classical....
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Letters to the Editor

September 25, 2015
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Seniors Lucky to Have Mayor Rizzo Dear Editor: Recently I met with several senior center directors from communities near Revere. We gather every couple of months to discuss senior issues, compare notes, and brainstorm in order to share new and fresh programs, activities, and services. I have a very unique take-away each time I...
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Richard Gavegnano Is A True Success Story

September 25, 2015
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Richard J. Gaveganano is a true American success story that began right in the East Boston community. And Thursday night the East Boston Chamber of Commerce will present a special event, “Life on Neptune Road” in honor of Gavegnano, the chairman, chief executive officer, and president of the East Boston Savings Bank. The many...
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Campaigns Are Underway

September 25, 2015
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Any one who has traveled down Broadway in recent days knows that the campaigns for elected office have begun and the excitement is building toward the general election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Candidates in the mayoral, city council, and school committee races have been knocking on doors and meeting the thousands...
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Lending a Hand in Competition

September 25, 2015
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It’s the kind of thing one sees on television – usually acted out by actors in a sentimental nod to the human bond. The athlete helping the other athlete at the cost of their performance; a handicapped athlete lending a hand to another who has fallen. However, a Rumney Marsh Middle Schooler, Erica Anderson,...
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Letters to the Editor

September 18, 2015
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We must take a look att new residential construction Dear Editor: Now more than ever we need to take a serious look at the explosion of
residential construction in the City of Revere. Additionally, I feel a
 need to impose a residential construction Moratorium that does not
 effect the average homeowner and studies the effect...
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We Need a Comprehensive Planning Process

September 18, 2015
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Last September, I proposed the idea of an inclusive and comprehensive planning process. The rationale behind this idea was to get people thinking past the next election and to map out a way to make Revere a great place to live, work and raise a family. Without a full and transparent process, including significant...
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Our New Field of Dreams: Harry Della Russo Stadium

September 18, 2015
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Has there ever been a better night in Revere sports history? We’re talking about the grand opening ceremony and celebration of the new Harry Della Russo Stadium that was held Friday night before the Medford-Revere varsity football game. After years of talks and plans, Mayor Dan Rizzo saw his vision for the stadium become...
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Letters to the Editor

September 10, 2015
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Arrigo thanks voters Dear Editor: Thank you for taking the time to get out and vote in Revere’s Primary Election. Regardless of who you voted for, it is important to participate in our democratic process. I entered this race because I, as many others in our great city, feel like we could do much...
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My Position On the Shaw’s Site Development

September 10, 2015
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By Joanne McKenna I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to all the people who reached out to me recently with their calls, texts, and messages on Facebook. Their support and understanding with my vote at the August 24 Revere Council Meeting was greatly appreciated. My vote was to allow the developers of the Shaw’s Site the opportunity to present their plans to...
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Rizzo Tells Shaw’s Site Developers to Withdraw Proposal

September 10, 2015
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Last week, I sent a letter telling the developer of the former Shaw’s site to withdraw their proposed plans for residential development.

 Based on my conversation with residents across Revere, it is clear we do not want more residential development. The people have spoken, and I have listened. And I have made that message clear to...
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