Editorials

The Walking Bus

March 22, 2013
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The Garfield Elementary School invited all students and their families to walk to school with the Garfield Walking School Bus on Weds., March 6th. Walkers power the Garfield walking school bus. The walking bus begins at a walk stop where students and their families meet and walk together. As walkers make their way towards...

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Congratulations Superintendent Dakin

March 13, 2013
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For those of us who know Paul Dakin,  the fact that he won the Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year Award was not surprising.  From the time that he assumed the reins of the Revere school system a decade ago from Carol Tye, the professionalism that Tye made her hallmark and that he witnessed as...

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The McKinley School

March 13, 2013
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Maybe this it’s the part of getting old;  looking back and recalling when gas was less than a buck a gallon and a home or a new car were affordable for a middle class family, and then looking at the price of everything today and wondering whether the world has gone crazy. Well, the...

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A Greener Casino

March 13, 2013
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One only has to walk down the Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada to experience the asphalt and concrete jungle. The small outdoor oases in these mega-casinos/hotels can make one long for larger and greener areas.  However, the only open and green space one sees from a Las Vegas hotel room is the mountains in...

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Thank You, Treasurer Grossman

March 13, 2013
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When he was running for State Treasurer, Steve Grossman came up with an idea to deposit state funds into local community banks that would in turn loan this money to local businesses. Well, it was a simple idea, but it has worked well. Treasurer Grossman was in East Boston on Monday afternoon at the...

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Federal Sequester

March 6, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Dan Rizzo is assessing the impact of the cuts to...

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The City Payroll

March 1, 2013
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The City’s Financial Department released the Top 100 salaries for Municipal Employees in 2012, and it was once again a real eye opener to see just how much money those at the top end are making. To say it lightly, it is a little offensive to the average resident in Revere, who might work...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 20, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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The Blizzard of 2013

February 13, 2013
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The Blizard of 2013 has been put into the record books.  And for those of us old enough  to remember the Blizzard if 1978, we have survived both these natural catastrophes. Reflecting on the aftermath of the two storms and their effects on our city is a story of night and day. Who can...

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ED Markey’s Senate Candidacy: Our Long-time Congressman Has Received Many Endorsements

February 6, 2013
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Although it is the long-standing policy of this newspaper not to endorse candidates for public office, we nonetheless feel compelled to make note of the candidacy of our outstanding, long-time Congressman, Edward J. Markey, for the U.S. Senate seat which has been vacated by John F. Kerry, who is the new Secretary of State...

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The Names Have Changed, but Not the Game of Politics

January 31, 2013
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In the old west of the 1870’s, Judge Roy Bean dispensed justice west of the Pecos with his saying: “We are going to give this man a fair trial before we go out and hang him.” That was his justice back then and to observers of the recent events at the Revere Housing Authority,...

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The Marijuana Dispensary Issue: The Law Has a Good Intent,but It Overall is Not Suitable for Revere

January 23, 2013
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The City Council’s public hearing on Jan. 28th concerning the issue of the new law passed by the voters in November that allows for the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries deserves thoughtful consideration by both residents and our council members. We recognize that the basis for the creation of  marijuana dispensaries are two-fold: First,...

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A Worthy Memorial: Recognition for the Women Who Served in WWII Long Overdue

January 23, 2013
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The effort by Eileen Merullo and others to ensure that the military service of women in World War II does not go unremembered is one of the most worthy causes to have come along in quite a while. There were 141 Revere women, of whom Eileen was one, who directly contributed to the war...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 23, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Not a Great Idea: Regional Housing Authorities a Disservice

January 16, 2013
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Everything in life has its pluses and minuses. But in our view, whatever the pluses may be of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to eliminate the 240 local housing authorities and consolidate them into six regional offices are far outweighed by the negatives. The front page story outlines the views of our local officials and...

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State of City Full of Good News

January 9, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo delivered his State of the City address on Monday night – his first since taking office last January – and it was certainly full of information, good news and deserved optimism. Make no mistake, there are some challenges coming. Mid-year cuts to the City’s local aid funds from the state. A...

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Novoselsky a Good Choice for President

January 9, 2013
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City Councillor Ira Novoselsky is perhaps one of the few full-time councillors who has yet to wield the gavel as Council President. Though he has been on the Council for many years, he has never had that leading role on the body. Though he has been vice president several times, until now, he has...

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Working Across City Boundaries

January 4, 2013
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Many, many years ago, Chelsea and Revere were one in the same city. There were no boundaries along the Parkway or Chelsea Creek that separated the communities. When the communities were based on agriculture in the early days, there are stories in the history books of Chelsea farmers and Revere farmers banding together in...

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Ring out the Old…. To Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2013

December 27, 2012
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We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. We write about the events that happened in the old year and discuss those that may come in the new, as well as our hopes for a better year than the year before....

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Outrage at Newtown

December 20, 2012
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In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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