Editorials

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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An Unspeakable Tragedy

April 17, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sinks into my mind. One is almost immune when you hear about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....
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We Will Miss Judge Diana Maldonando

April 10, 2013
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On the television at any given time in the afternoon, one can see cases being tried and adjudicated with no nonsense.  Sometimes, in a particular case, the television judge just lays the person out and you cheer. We have been fortunate to have such a judge. Judge Diana Maldonando of the Chelsea District Court...
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On the Educational Front

April 10, 2013
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The news for Revere Public Schools just keeps getting better. Our high school system was just awarded the Nellie Mae Foundation Grant of $450,000 to be given out over the next 20 months. This money will help fund the technology program to “flip” the classroom from boring lectures to “student-centered investigation.” This program could...
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Red Sox Nation

April 10, 2013
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Some may say that Red Sox nation starts in Revere. Could there have been a more enthusiastic Red Sox fan than the late Mayor and City Councilor George Colella? On opening day, John Coyne of the Fenway Riggers of Revere coordinated the unfurling of the American Flag with the help of more than 100...
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An Era Comes to an End

April 4, 2013
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The announcement by Terry and Dick Waugh that they will be closing their family business is an end of an era in the Revere business community. For more than 80 years, a member of the Waugh family has always shown up for work at the family business on the corner of Broadway and Fenno...
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The Return of the Piping Plovers

April 4, 2013
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The lumberjacks of the West Coast have the spotted owls and the residents in Capistrano have the Flamingos. In Revere, we now have the annual return of the Piping Plovers and their expanding nesting area at Revere Beach. Every year there seems more of the Beach is fenced off and beach goers are forbidden...
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Is There an Alternative?

March 28, 2013
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The meeting by the State Department of Transportation on the ethanol trains coming into our community using the existing commuter rails, certainly was not what the many residents and officials wanted to hear. The state officials basically said that there is very little to be done to stop the project. We know that we...
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