Editorials

A Pier for Revere Beach?

June 6, 2012
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Talks are apparently underway at the highest levels, and are being led by Mayor Dan Rizzo and his development chief John Festa, to put in motion the possible construction of a major pier and dockage along an undisclosed location on Revere Beach. The effort would include not just a pier but meaningful development around...

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Smith Should Be Held to a Higher Standard

May 31, 2012
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News reports indicating Everett Representative Stat Smith owns two apartment houses here filled with code violations are, frankly, a disappointment. Voters in this city, and in Everett, we assume, expect their elected public representatives to not only follow the law but to be pristine in their private affairs. Regrettably, this is not the case...

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New Twist in Old Case

May 31, 2012
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A sleeping bag used as evidence in the 1987 murder of an East Boston man found stuffed in the trunk of his car in Revere in that that sleeping bag has turned up again. The sleeping bag went missing until State Police investigators found it misplaced, apparently tucked away in an obscure corner of...

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Happy Birthday, John Gioioso

May 31, 2012
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Revere’s John Gioioso, AKA, Johnny G turned 84 last week. He hasn’t lost a step after all these years and remains the same lively gentleman he has been all his life in this city. From all of us to him – a very happy 84th and good health and everything else in the year...

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Memorial Day 2012

May 25, 2012
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The long weekend for those of us living safely throughout the nation is much more than that for all of us. Whether we recognize and feel the intensity of the Memorial Day holiday or not, whether we  understand what sacrifice and battlefield death are all about, the one day of the year which is...

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Carol Sinclair

May 17, 2012
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The death of Carol Sinclair, who died over the weekend from the ravages of bone cancer, brings to an end the life of one of this city’s most outspoken activists. She was only 71. Carol Sinclair was a true fighter and a studious expert at local public policy. For many, many years, she was...

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Listening to the People

May 17, 2012
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The city council voted unanimously Monday night against a bill- board being placed on Squire Road. The vote comes as no surprise as hundreds of area residents made it clear to the council some months back that if a bill-board were allowed in that spot that voters would come down hard on elected public...

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Stephen Perez, Jr.

May 10, 2012
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When bad things happen to good people we are always left wondering why. Such is the case in the murder of Revere native and Army veteran, Stephen Perez, Jr. He was a young man with much to look forward to. He had finished a successful stint in the US Army in Afghanistan as a...

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Remembering Jim Kimmerle

May 10, 2012
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It was not so long ago that Jim Kimmerle was walking among us, enjoying his life, serving as a councilor and really coming into himself – and then he got sick. The sickness robbed him of his health, his good feeling and ultimately, it caused his death. In the last months of his life...

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The MCAS Scores Stand

May 3, 2012
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Allegations have been dismissed that Revere’s MCAS test scores are the result of fudging the scores rather than being a true measure of what children are achieving here. We agree with the School Department analysis debunking the Atlanta Journal Constitution story that revealed a long-term investigation report that found 196 school districts reporting MCAS...

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Then Rain, the Chill and Short Memories

May 3, 2012
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In early March, historic temperature highs were broken. Day after day the temperature rose into the 80’s. Many of us were walking about in our shorts and wearing polo shirts and enjoying the heat into the late evening. Much of April was a bust – not bad weather, more warmth than some of us...

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Casino Effort Turns Ugly in Foxboro

April 25, 2012
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Before the state’s Gambling Commission gets down to the business of awarding a license to an applicant in either East Boston/Revere or Foxboro, they will have to ask themselves collectively this question: which area is more suited to a casino and which area needs the economic boost more than the other and which area...

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City’s Casino Mitigation Tab to Be an Eye Opener

April 18, 2012
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The amount of money Revere will be asking from the developers of a casino at Suffolk Downs will run into the many millions of dollars over a decade period following its opening, according to John Festa, Revere’s chief of economic development. Festa has been creating the mitigation package which is expected to be handed...

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Extraordinary History in the Making at the Beach

April 11, 2012
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The construction of the plaza deck feature of the Waterfront Square development along with the centerpiece of the entire project – a pedestrian bridge and walkway from the Wonderland Station to the beach modeled after the Zakim Bridge in Charlestown is now going into high gear. There is no underestimating the lasting significance and...

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Easter 2012

April 4, 2012
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Easter in Revere remains as perhaps the most significant Christian holiday and commemoration on the calendar. It is, of course, the day Jesus was resurrected from the dead after dying on the cross on the hill called Golgotha. He gave to mankind the Kingdom of God, and in his excruciating suffering, he died for...

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Passover 2012

April 4, 2012
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Revere’s Jewish residents will also visit their respective synagogues and celebrate the onset of Passover on Friday evening. The traditional seder dinner will follow. The Passover for Jews is about their deliverance from slavery in Egypt, although it led to their wandering in the Sinai for 40 years. Passover’s modern message is that slavery...

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Congratulations to Michael Restiano

April 4, 2012
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Michael Restiano, a Tufts student from Revere, will be spending next year studying at Oxford University in England. This is a tremendous achievement for a young man brought up here, and who went to public schools here. He is a very bright young man who passed the rigorous Oxford entrance exams with the highest...

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The First One Hundreds Days

March 29, 2012
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Ever since the day President Franklin Roosevelt came to power, the measure of success for a political administration has always been assessed at the 100-day milestone. Roosevelt, of course, took over the presidency at a black time in our national history. The stock market crash of 1929 had led to a near collapse of...

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When the People Rise Up and Are Heard Government Responds

March 21, 2012
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It is very likely that Revere is now experiencing the beginning of an era that will be entirely absent of new billboards, anywhere in this city. The effort recently by a local businessman to erect a major billboard sign at the Four Points Sheraton end of Squire Road brought out a huge crowd of...

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The Weather

March 21, 2012
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We are a major league beach city and as such, there is special amazement at spring/summer like weather being experienced for days at a time in mid-march. This year’s stretch of warmth is lulling us into a sense of unreality as though the cold weather and possibility of snow is at an end –...

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