Editorials

Letter to the Editor

November 18, 2018
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A BIG THANK YOU Dear Editor: I would like to publicly thank the following individual’s for working so hard to ensure the success of the recent state primary and state election;  Mayor Brian M. Arrigo, Election Board Members; Robert N. Scrima, John V. Cammarata, and Elizabeth Dixon, Election Staff members Caitlin C. Welch and...
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Revere is on the Move

November 18, 2018
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While much of America waited in high anticipation for Amazon’s decision about where to locate its touted second world headquarters–the celebrated HQ2–we in Revere took it as an opportunity to showcase our great city to the nation. While  Amazon has selected New York City and Northern Virginia, Revere’s place on Amazon’s short list gives...
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Remember Those in Need This Holiday Season

November 17, 2018
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For the vast majority of Americans, the holiday season, which is now upon us is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy....
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The More Women, The Better

November 17, 2018
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Say what you will about the state of politics in our country these days, one thing that is undeniable is that Americans have become more engaged in the political process than at any time in our recent history. The recent election of scores of women, of diverse backgrounds, to public office has signified that...
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Letters to the Editor

November 7, 2018
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A S’MASHING’ SUCCESS Dear Editor, What a night! The Great Beachmont Monster Mash, sponsored by the Beachmont Improvement Committee (BIC), was a huge success – thanks to hard work and generous donors. We are grateful to everyone that attended our event and for those who donated money and/or gift cards: HYM (Suffolk Downs Developers),...
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Be Sure to Thank Our Veterans

November 7, 2018
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Its was 100 years ago this Sunday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on what is famously referred to as the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the...
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Letter to the Editor

November 2, 2018
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Vote no on ‘q.5’ Dear Editor, When Revere and Winthrop voters in certain precincts head to the polls on Tuesday it is important they are made aware that the non-binding question, called Question 5, is being pushed by two MIT students who do not now nor did they ever live in Winthrop or Revere....
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Nurse Staffing Ratios Would Harm Cambridge Health Alliance

November 2, 2018
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As the chair of the board of trustees at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a health system that serves more than 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden and Revere, I am writing to express concerns about Question 1, the government-mandated nurse staffing ratio proposal on the November ballot. If approved, this mandate would negatively impact...
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Vote No on Questions 4 and 5

November 2, 2018
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There are three ballot questions that will appear state-wide on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6. We discussed those questions in this space last week. In addition, there are two other questions, Questions 4 and 5 on the ballots in Revere and Winthrop, that will appear only in Revere and Winthrop for consideration by...
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No Excuses — Be Sure to Vote, Either Early or on Election Day

November 2, 2018
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This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Americans across the country will have the opportunity to choose a new House of Representatives in Washington and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate in what commonly is referred-to as a mid-term election. While every election matters, some are more important than others. Based on...
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Let’s Go, Revere — Beat Gloucester!

November 2, 2018
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Those who have been following the exploits of the Revere High football team this season have had a lot to cheer about. Coach Lou Cicatelli’s gridmen started their season 0-2, but have won five of their past six games, not only qualifying for the MIAA state football tournament as one of the top eight...
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There’s Something in the Water

October 26, 2018
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It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, so let’s take a minute to address one pervasive pathway to lead exposure that everyone in Revere should be talking about: our drinking water. Lead is a potent neurotoxin that impairs how children learn, grow, and behave. Even low levels of exposure have been linked to lower IQ,...
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Three Reasons to Vote ‘No’ on Question 1

October 26, 2018
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Because I’m a nurse, and I work in a hospital, I’m asked every day how I feel about Question 1.  I’m beyond concerned.  I’m scared—for patients and nurses—and I’m voting “No.”  Question 1 highlights an important topic, but it is a dangerous approach to something as vital as our healthcare. Question 1 is confusing. ...
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Letter to the Editor

October 26, 2018
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Sargent Street Mural Connects Us to Revere of the Past! Dear Editor: On October 4, 2018 I had the distinct pleasure of attending the unveiling and dedication of a beautiful and poignant mural depicting West Revere of the 1930s. As I gazed upon this wonderful work of art, spanning one entire underside of the...
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Are You Ready for Halloween?

October 26, 2018
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Next week, many neighborhoods will become magical places as thousands of children dressed in all types of costumes will descend on the streets in search of candy and treats. Likewise, residents will not only decorate their houses in scary Halloween themes with spiders and ghosts and a few witches thrown in just for luck,...
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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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