Editorials

A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 3, 2018
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The news reports this weekend about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause for...
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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 3, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk driving...
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Lost and Found: Audits Found Forgotten Money, and Revealed Lost Parking Revenue

July 28, 2018
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When I took the oath of office as Mayor of Revere in 2016, among my immediate priorities was to gain an objective, unvarnished assessment of the City’s finances and the methods used to manage them.  I believed that there was ample space to improve oversight, increase efficiency, and revise the ways the City used...
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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 28, 2018
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A recent news article in The Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent...
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Pre-Existing Conditions: Protecting Access to Care

July 20, 2018
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At 19, Jen was diagnosed with Lupus. She had to navigate her way into adulthood balancing doctors’ visits and frequent prescription refills. Jen knew health insurance was critical for managing her chronic disease, but never more so than when she became pregnant with her first child. Her diagnosis meant additional pre- and post-natal care to...
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Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

July 20, 2018
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This weekend marks the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. Thousands of  Revere residents, as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors from throughout the Boston area, will flock to America’s oldest public beach to view the works of art from 15 sand sculptors from all over the world who will compete...
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City Budget

July 20, 2018
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The city budget for Fiscal Year 2019 that was submitted by Mayor Brian Arrigo and approved by the City Council in June shows that Revere is moving in the right direction. The budget that was submitted by the mayor was $206,992,903, from which the council cut only $50,000 (which came out of the Water...
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Letters to the Editor

July 13, 2018
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Revere residents against increased construction Dear Editor: The Rezoning Proposal is facing opposition by concerned residents of School Street and the surrounding streets and properties. We are a quiet community with a friendly and neighboring manner. Without sufficient notice, only some residents received letter notifying them of an application of rezoning of a 40-unit...
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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 13, 2018
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Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...
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Make the Most of Summer

July 13, 2018
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My father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the...
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Real Justice Requires a Fundamentally Different Approach: Prosecuting the Rich When They Steal from Workers

July 9, 2018
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Prosecutors are so conditioned to win at all costs that they have lost their nerve to test the waters in the name of justice. Currently, when corporate executives steal we use civil statutes to punish with fines. These fines help but often employers treat them as a price of doing business, and go right...
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Promises to Make to Yourself

July 9, 2018
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You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you...
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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 9, 2018
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of...
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Why is Plastic Pollution Partisan?

June 28, 2018
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Pollution should be a non-partisan issue. But, for some reason, it’s not. On June 5th, World Environment Day (WED), India’s Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vadham, announced India’s unprecedented pledge to abandon single-use plastics by 2022 at the UN sponsored WED summit in India. At the summit, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra...
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Letter to the Editor

June 28, 2018
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PLASTICS ARE BAD FOR OUR BEACHES AND ENVIRONMENT Dear Editor, This past Saturday, Revere residents and members of Environment Massachusetts cleared garbage, mostly single-use plastic, from Revere Beach. The sand might be plastic-free for now, but you’ll see those volunteers again next year and the year after that, because no matter how many cleanups...
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School’s Out — Drive Carefully

June 28, 2018
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With the school year having just ended (thanks to all those snow days that lengthened the school year), motorists need to adjust their driving habits to take into account that children will be in our streets all day long and into the evening. Although operating a motor vehicle during the school year presents its...
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Letter to the Editor

June 21, 2018
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THANK YOU BIC Dear Editor: We the residents of the Howe Bldg., in Beachmont would like to express our gratitude to “The Beachmont Improvement Committee.” The beautiful park they maintain is ‘beautiful,’  and having that at our front door, starts our day with a smile. “Thanks” to all who make it happen. The residents...
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Addressing the Rat Problem in Revere

June 21, 2018
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Public concern about rodents, particularly rats, has escalated steadily in recent years. Longstanding efforts to combat rodent infestation, overseen by the City’s Inspectional Services Department, has had a modicum of success. The Department’s resources and manpower, however, have been insufficient to implement a large scale approach to rodent control. Understanding the need for a...
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Is This Really America?

June 21, 2018
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The national disgrace that is occurring at our southern border is something that we never could have imagined happening in the United States of America. The images of children separated from their parents and locked behind chain link fences evokes the worst horrors of the 20th century —  the concentration camps and gulags to...
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Fighting the Rat Problem

June 21, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo is to be congratulated for undertaking an aggressive program to stem and control the rat population growth in our community. Nothing can be more distressing to any resident or homeowner than seeing a rat scurrying along the streets or sidewalks or hearing rustling sounds in the rubbish bags. There is something...
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