Archive for June, 2015

Sand Sculpting Festival Set for July 24-26

June 25, 2015
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A few new things are already being unveiled concerning this year’s upcoming 2015 International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. First and foremost is that the name has changed from a ‘National’ festival to an ‘International’ festival, and with 14 sculptors hailing from foreign countries as far away as Australia, such a name change...
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Wood Pruitt Pulls Papers for School Bd.

June 25, 2015
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Despite what may happen in Chelsea District Court in July, long-time School Committee member Donna Wood Pruitt has taken out nomination papers for the November election. So far all current School Committee members have taken out their nomination papers. Seeking re-election are Michael Ferrante, Susan Gravellese, Dan Maguire, and Carol Tye. Two challengers have...
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

June 25, 2015
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

The local real estate market is going full speed ahead, but one market that is emerging amongst the resurgence is high-end properties – and Gary Ferragamo of Celata Real Estate is primed to sell the city’s first $1 million home. The Italian Villa on Rice Avenue faces the Atlantic Ocean and has a master...
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Councillors Approve FY ’16 Budget, 9-2

June 25, 2015
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With only two dissenters and a few cuts, the city council approved the Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget for the city. The council approved a $169,081,832 budget after making a couple of additions and a few cuts from the originally submitted budget of $168,473,027 by Mayor Dan Rizzo. The council voted to add bonded...
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

June 25, 2015
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

In 1997, when Kitty Bowman came to Revere to lead a fledgling community benefits organization sponsored by Mass General, she never thought the community would rub off on her in the way it has. The long-time director of RevereCARES has retired from her post and said that even though she is leaving Revere for...
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Police Briefs 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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FATAL OD ON PEARL AVENUE A Beachmont man was found deceased from an apparent drug overdose on Pearl Avenue. Police responded to the apartment building around 1:40 p.m. on Friday to find the man had died. He was found in a bedroom on the third floor. FIGHTIN’ OVER A MAN One woman is being...
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Thank You, Kitty Bowman

June 25, 2015
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Kitty Bowman, the long-time director of RevereCARES who impacted so many residents’ lives in a positive way – and who truly went above and beyond in her position, retired last week. The announcement ends a very productive record of accomplishments by Bowman, who became one of the most respected and admired leaders in this...
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Rizzo Supports Increasing Earned Income Tax Credit

June 25, 2015
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Governor Baker and the Massachusetts Senate have put forth two separate proposals to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit for working families in our state.  This is a brave step to address income inequality for the residents of our state and should be commended. As Mayor of Revere, I meet residents everyday who are...
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Letters to the Editor

June 25, 2015
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Concerned over issues  Dear Editor: At a recent meeting inside Revere City Hall where issues related to the opening of the new McKinley School and the rebuild Harry Della Russo stadium were discussed, area residents were invited to ask questions about the city’s plans to deal with a myriad of uncertain prospects related to...
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Sports 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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Baseball is the main course in the Costanza household Matt Costanza sat in traffic Saturday morning trying to make the way from his Point of Pines home to the baseball batting cages on Route 1 in Saugus.  Sunday morning, he was on a bus headed to New Jersey to join up with his AAU baseball...
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Obituaries 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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Anthony “Chubby” Sardo Founder of Mama Rosie’s Ravioli Anthony “Chubby” Sardo, of Boxford, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Born in the North End, he was the son of Charles Sardo and Rosina (Mama Rosie) Cammarata. He moved to Revere and married his high school...
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Paul Revere Field Day

June 18, 2015
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Paul Revere Field Day

Kyle Lanes is all smiles on all fours as he crawls under the parachute as part of a game of tag last Thursday morning during the annual Paul Revere Field Day festivities. Children from all grades and scores of parents and teachers supervised, and participated, in events such as limbo, sack races and other...
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Orbelina Erazo to Compete in Miss Mass.

June 18, 2015
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Orbelina Erazo to Compete in Miss Mass.

Orbelina Erazo is a young woman who knows what she wants – the title of Miss Massachusetts 2016 – and she will go for it on June 28 at the Hanover Theater in Worcester. Erazo is moving up the ladder in the pageant world and hopes to expand the pageant in Massachusetts. She currently...
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Rizzo Submits FY ’16 Budget to City Council

June 18, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo submitted his fiscal year 2016 budget to the City Council last week  and it could be the first controversy of the upcoming November election. Rizzo’s challenger, Councillor Brian Arrigo, happens to be the chair of the Ways and Means subcommittee which will hold budget hearings over the next few days. Rizzo...
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Anzuoni to Receive Award From Regional Housing Board

June 18, 2015
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Anzuoni to Receive Award From Regional Housing Board

When Revere Housing Authority (RHA) Commissioner George Anzuoni was headed to a meeting on Cooledge Street a few weeks ago, he passed by a family living in the complex who was celebrating a graduation. A young lady was graduating from Revere High School, and Anzuoni could only think that perhaps she was headed off...
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An Early Father’s Day Gift

June 18, 2015
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By a stroke of luck, Erin Lewis forgot part of her dance costume last Wednesday afternoon – causing her to go back in the house and find her grandfather, Jim Lewis, choking and near death. Her find triggered what the family is calling the best Father’s Day gift anyone could give a father –...
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Police Briefs 06-17-2015

June 18, 2015
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TAKE A CHILL PILL One Revere man has promised to be more civilized in the future after threatening to kill an employee at the Board of Health for the issuance of a property fine. Around 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, a man called the Board by phone and began discussing a citation he...
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Clarification

June 18, 2015
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In last week’s Revere Journal it was incorrectly stated that the council voted to send a letter to Wynn, LLC. The vote was to send a letter to the attorney general’s office. Also, the incorrect councillor was credited with bringing forth a motion for new signage in local parks. The initial proposal called for...
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A Well Deserved Honor

June 18, 2015
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The announcement by the New England Region of the National Housing Authority and Redevelopment Officers that Revere Housing Authority Commissioner George Anzuoni has been named 2015 Commissioner of the Year comes as no surprise to Revere residents. For almost four decades, Anzuoni has been a credit to former Mayor George Colella who first hired...
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Letters to the Editor

June 18, 2015
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Mayor Rizzo Congratulates Former Mayor Ambrosino         Dear Editor: I am thrilled that former Mayor Tom Ambrosino has been named the next City Manager of Chelsea. Secretary Jay Ash, who had transformed the city throughout his tenure as manager, leaves a strong legacy for Tom to continue. I am certain Tom will be up to the challenge....
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