Category: Editorials

Guest Op-Ed: A commitment to Transparency

By Joe Gravellese, Candidate for State Representative My campaign was recently endorsed by Act on Massachusetts – an organization dedicated to increasing transparency in our historically secretive state government. They endorsed me in part because I am one of dozens…

Guest Op-Ed: School Reopening Plans

By Thomas Scott and Robert N. Baldwin, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) Across the Commonwealth, school districts are beginning to announce their plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Some communities are choosing not to reopen school…

Letters to the Editor

Supports Ed Markey Dear Editor, As we get closer to Massachusetts’s Democratic Senate primary, we must consider what is on the line for Revere. The last few, trying months, our country and community have gone through make one fact clear:…

America Is Circling the Drain

On January 30 — what seems like a lifetime ago — the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 was a world-wide pandemic. On that same fateful date, the United States’ Centers for Disease Control issued a press release that stated as follows:…

Car Repossessions are on the Rise

Although most of the attention of the financial crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has focused on the evictions and foreclosures facing millions of out-of-work Americans, the number of repossessions of motor vehicles because of loan defaults is starting to…

Letter to the Editor

Refrain from Ticketing Dear Editor, With Revere COVID-19 cases on the rise and the state of Massachusetts leading the nation in employment at 17.4% as reported last month, our community is experiencing a very challenging time. Adding to these challenges…

Waiting for the Big One

As we are writing this, we are awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Isaias, which is the earliest-ever ninth named storm of a hurricane season.  Although Isaias was a weak Category 1 hurricane when it made landfall in the Carolinas and…

Deaths Are Only Part of the COVID Story

Whether the subject is drunk driving, gun violence, or COVID-19, the headline that grabs our attention always is the death toll, of which there tragically have been more than 150,000 of our fellow Americans from COVID-19. However, what often goes unreported are the…

Letter to the Editor

Actions Speak Louder than Words Dear Editor The rejection by the City Council of Dimple Rana’s appointment to the future Human rights Commission is a discomfiting chapter in Mayor Arrigo’s recent attempt to address the needs of all members of…

More than $1 Trillion Is Needed

We’re all familiar with the phrase, “A day late and a dollar short.”  What brought that to mind this week was the announcement by the Republicans in Washington of their $1 trillion economic pandemic plan that would supplement the $3 trillion…

Letters to the Editor

I Am Disappointed in the Actions Dear Editor: The actions taken on Monday night by the Revere City Council was, without question, the clearest example I’ve ever seen of that old adage that the only thing necessary for the triumph…