Editorials

It’s a Busy Time in a Bustling City

October 17, 2018
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Summer’s end usually means that schedules fill up, daily tasks increase, and the pace of just about everything becomes a bit more hectic.  In other words, there’s lots going on. Columbus Day usually marks the date that we Revere traditionalists declare summer over.  And, here in our city, there’s lots going on. Two new...
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Study the Three Ballot Questions

October 17, 2018
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There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, November 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We have...
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Massachusetts Must Move Forward on Our Own

October 14, 2018
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With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, coming on the heels of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, it is clear that the America as we have known it for the past 70 years, a time in which the United States attained and maintained its supremacy in the world and achieved...
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Letters to the Editor

October 5, 2018
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Stubborn Fire, Contained and Extinguished Dear Editor: I read in. another publication, dated Sept. 21, 2018, the article: “Tenants, neighbors, fire officials react to day long blaze; pets still missing” and found the article of particular interest; whereas, I was a Chelsea fire chief for 13 years before retiring in 2003. The article also...
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Combating Climate Change Can Produce Economic Gain

October 5, 2018
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Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can benefit macroeconomically—if they prioritize the most economically efficient measures for mitigating emissions. The Economic Case for Combating Climate Change, a report released today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the BCG Henderson Institute, shows that most countries can achieve 75 percent to 90 percent...
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The Barrels Are Coming!

October 5, 2018
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Listen, my children, and you shall hear, of the new trash collection program for all Revere… Ok, my apologies to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. But the City’s revolt against rodents is about to take a historic turn. Beginning in the next few weeks, the City will supply our residential properties with heavy-duty 65-gallon trash carts...
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Revere High Football Program Creating Excitement in the City

October 5, 2018
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The Revere High School football team’s exciting victory over Peabody is another positive step forward for the program led by head coach Lou Cicatelli. This was a win over a formidable opponent that showed the character and fortitude of the Revere players, who though hampered by injuries to teammates, never quit and stayed together...
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Letters to the Editor

September 27, 2018
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The following is a letter directred to Leo Roy, DCR commissioner. Slap in the Face to the City of Revere – Burial of Cohasset’s Whale Dear Editor, I write to you today with regard to the 30-foot whale that washed up onto Revere Beach on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.  As a resident who lives...
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A Good Idea

September 27, 2018
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Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe is to be congratulated for introducing the motion of installing security cameras at the Harry Della Russo Stadium, and also congratulations go to Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch for his request for security cameras at St. Mary’s Fields. The time of when to think of installing security cameras at...
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Getting to the Heart of America’s Diabetes Crisis

September 20, 2018
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About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to White Americans. Hispanic...
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Letters to the Editor

September 20, 2018
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Thank you to co-sponsor Dear Editor: On behalf of the Revere Housing Authority’s Executive Director, Board of Commissioners and staff, we would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to our co-sponsor, MGH/WIC Program and Gisabel Barbosa-Horta and the following sponsors who contributed to making our Summer Kickoff Event held on Aug. 9 for RHA tenants...
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A Somber Ceremony

September 20, 2018
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The annual Revere Beach Memorial was held on Sunday night at the Reinstein Bandstand.  This moving ceremony of remembering the 160 residents lost to drug addiction again this year had more new faces in the crowd. This is a powerful statement, but we still have  a long way to go before this scourge is...
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A Possible Harbinger

September 20, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...
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Letters to the Editor

September 14, 2018
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Shorebirds making a stop in area Dear Editor: Shorebirds. They’re all over our beaches and coastal mudflats right now. Many have arrived from northern Canada and are headed to Central or South America. Some like Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Semipalmated Plover, or Black-bellied Plover winter around the southern US, in Mexico and Central America,...
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Happy Rosh Hashanah

September 14, 2018
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We join the community in wishing our friends and neighbors of the Jewish faith a happy and healthy New Year. Rosh Hashanah began Sunday night at Jewish places of worship and the services include the traditional sounding of the shofar. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement, which begins next Tuesday at...
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Massachusetts Needs Gov Charlie Baker

September 14, 2018
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With the state primary election now concluded, the ballot for the state election in November has been set, providing voters with the opportunity to see how the candidates match up for the various offices. Many of these contests feature either newcomers to the political scene or candidates for higher office who have not been...
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Global Leaders Dither While Disease Races to Latin America

September 8, 2018
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You’re nearly twice as likely to die from colon cancer living in a Latin American country than you are living in the United States. Global health leaders are trying to fix this disparity. But unfortunately, they’ve misdiagnosed the problem. Some blame intellectual property protections for pharmaceuticals. They argue that allowing companies to patent new...
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Hot, Hot, Hot

September 8, 2018
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News reports about the hot weather and all of the records for high and highest-low temperatures that have been set this month in our region have become so commonplace that it is all-too-easy to read the headlines and move on to other news. But the reality is this: Global warming and the attendant climate...
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Letters to the Editor

September 4, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor: Thank you for all the cards and phone calls for my recovery. “You’re the Best” Ann Young   To the People of Revere, Chelsea, and Saugus – my Constituents, Neighbors, and Friends: Dear Editor, I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the last days of summer.  I write...
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Sen John McCain

September 4, 2018
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In an era when cynicism and a lack of faith in our political leaders and institutions is at an all-time high — the roots of which can be traced back to the 1960s and the subsequent Watergate scandal — Sen. John McCain truly stood out as a man whose essential belief in the values...
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