Mayoral Campaign- Candidates are following the Right Steps

Right now, both candidates for mayor, Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo and Councillor George Rotondo are doing what ought to be done.

They are debating nearly every week on the Op-ed page of the Revere Journal.

The debate has been thoughtful, even forceful, and we expect it will become more compelling as time goes by.

At some point, later down the line, these two will inevitably want to spar with one another in the public forum by directly confronting one another in a direct debate or in a series of debates sponsored and covered by the Journal and broadcast by Revere Television and broadcast on the Internet by our website,

Right now, it is a bit early for the head to head debates.

But they are certainly coming.

We welcome them as most voters here will do.

6 comments for “Mayoral Campaign- Candidates are following the Right Steps

  1. February 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    You really consider Rizzo’s effort to deny Revere’s residents their right to vote for mayor just to save them each $1 “thoughtful”!??

  2. Valetparkandgo
    February 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    The taxpayers of Revere simply can not afford a new school at this time. There are going to be miilions of dollars lost in the near future state aid funding. The car rental surcharge money Revere receives will be lost once Massport completes the building of the rental car structure on Logan property. The school dept budget needs a complete audit to uncover waste and over funded positions. $125,000 a year for one truant officer is just one example of a system gone haywire.Out of town students in Revere’s system are draining the taxpayer dollar.

  3. February 11, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I have to agree with the commenter “Dave” here. The streets of Cairo,Egypt are stained with the blood of people literally dieing to live in a democracy and our fearless leaders on our city council have been hard at work trying to disenfranchise Revere voters.

    The argument that they were trying to save the voters money is at best laughable. As “Dave” pointed out canceling a special election would only save each homeowner around $1.00. Not even enough to buy Reese’s cups at most Revere Gas stations!

    If our city council were serious about saving the working men and women of Revere money they could start with eliminating their personal expense accounts that cost the taxpayer approximately $500 per counselor per month. I can not claim to be a mathematician but I believe this would easily make up for the estimated $50,000 cost for a special election.

  4. February 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

    I agree with you Mr. Bell. The cost right now is prohibitive and Revere will be losing millions in state aid as well as rental car income that will instead go to the city of Boston and Massport once they complete their new multi million dollar rental car parking garage. However I can not impress upon you enough how run down the McKinley school is. I had the opportunity to attend school there in 1982 and the conditions were deplorable at that time. I can only imagine what condition it is in now. Perhaps if there were a way to somehow lower enrollment in Revere schools these students could be moved to other schools? I’ll further agree that “out of town” students are a problem. One only need to be stuck in traffic on Broadway and see how many teenagers wait for the 116&117 bus. I have not followed the bus but, I am willing to bet they don’t all get off at the Kinsasa bridge.

  5. Cadet123
    February 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    the school dept. is out of control,the supt. thinks we can pay these enormous wages to substandard teachers that praise each with awards for lousy service,why do we need two principles at a couple hundred thousand each.who approved this? the city taxpayers are fed up and drained to the does not take an education to see out of town students waiting for the bus at 2:30 on broadway.who is running this city!!!!

  6. Linda
    September 5, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Where do they stand on the new ordinance on trash collection? The must buy new bags, you know the ones that are a joke in New York city bc they don’t work.
    Where do they stand on the illegal basement apartments that are used for prostitution and drug dealing and making?

    These are the things that I want to know about.


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