Archive for February, 2017

Beating Cancer Shouldn’t Force Patients into Bankruptcy

February 17, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe and Patricia J. Goldsmith Liza Bernstein survived breast cancer three times. But it took all she had. She lost her home and savings to the costs of tests and treatments. She’s not technically bankrupt — but that’s only because she “couldn’t afford the fees” to file the claim. Liza recently...
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Using Technology to Improve Your Quality of Life

February 17, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Note: Last Monday, Mayor Brian Arrigo laid out a number of key focus areas for 2017 in his State of the City Address. Over the next two months, he will give more detail about significant accomplishments for the City of Revere in 2016 and key initiatives for the year ahead....
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Letters to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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On 29 Thayer Street Project The following is a letter sent to Katharine Lacy, permitting specialist, Comprehensive Permit Program, Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency regarding the proposed redevelopment  Dear Ms. Lacy, Be advised that the Revere City Council, at its meeting of January 23, 2017, overwhelmingly endorsed the January 20th comments of the City of...
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Councillors Debate Parking Ban

February 17, 2017
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Parking has become a major issue in Revere.  Many neighborhoods, especially Beachmont and around the Shirley Avenue, were established long before families had three or four cars. The streets were not designed to hold long cars or trucks and many houses were built that have no driveways for parking. City Councillors on Monday debated...
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The Rat Problem

February 17, 2017
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No one likes to say that there are rats in their neighborhood.  However, whether you live in Revere or in the million dollar neighborhoods of Boston such as the Back Bay and Beacon Hill, there is no denying that more rats are being seen. The reason for the increase is two-fold. First, the reproductive...
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Sports 02-15-2017

February 17, 2017
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Saturday Showdown Undefeated Revere girls prep for huge test against Braintree By Cary Shuman If you’re a high school basketball fan, there’s only one place to be Saturday afternoon: the Malden Catholic High School gymnasium just a short drive away. That is the venue where the No. 1-ranked and undefeated Revere High girls basketball...
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Obituaries 02-15-2017

February 17, 2017
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Albert ‘Butch’ Kyes Father of Chelsea Police Chief Albert H. “Butch” Kyes of Hanson, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, February 8. He was 79 years old. Al was employed as a master carpenter for many years. He was a friend of Bill W...
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Last Roll Call for Ferrante

February 10, 2017
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Last Roll Call for Ferrante

Fire Lt. Frank Ferrante (center contemplate his 40 years on the department during a last roll call on Tuesday morning, Feb. 7. Shown Revere Fire Chief Chris Bright (left) , Lt. Frank Ferrante and Capt. Tom DeSisto.
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No Rush to Judgment:D’Ambrosio’s Sons Believed in Brady,Pats

February 10, 2017
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No Rush to Judgment:D’Ambrosio’s Sons Believed in Brady,Pats

By Cary Shuman It is the tale of a local attorney and his two sons who traveled to Houston for Super Bowl LI and bonded during their memorable excursion. The father held a vastly different belief from the sons in the course of an amazing game that is now being heralded as the greatest...
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Arrigo Targets Future Of Wonderland in State of City Address:Calls for More Input in City Processes by Residents; Technology and Professionlism Highlighted

February 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo offered hope and a clear direction for the City Monday night during his State of the City address in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The packed hall included  City Councillors, the School Committee members, friends, family and political watchers, including his son who did say “Dad”...
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Top 200 City Wage Earners Listed

February 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Seven of the top nine highest paid employees in Revere are in the police department. Even so it is the school department that has two of the highest paid people in the city. Although he is retired as the Superintendent of Schools, Paul Dakin was the top employee on the...
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Schools,State to Work on Application for New RHS

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After being turned down in this round of funding by the state School Building Authority (MSBA), the quest for a new Revere High School will continue, according to Supt. Dianne Kelly. Revere has been on the hunt for a new Revere High School every since the MSBA steered the City towards...
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News Briefs

February 10, 2017
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT CJHPC Chelsea Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (CJHPC) is seeking volunteers to offer companionship and support 1-2 hours per week to persons facing terminal illness who reside in Revere and surrounding areas.  Volunteers can make a difference for patients through activities such as holding a hand, listening to music, running an...
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Boards to Address Retail Marijuana Locations Here

February 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council and the Planning Board will hold several public hearings later this month regarding the retail sales of marijuana. The Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing at its Feb. 27 meeting at 6 p.m. and the Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on Feb. 28...
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MDot Pays His Dues, Keeps Humble, Never Forgets Revere in New Album

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It was at some point in Connecticut that Michael ‘MDOT’ Januario was once again humbled and his ego put in check as he cruised alone in his four-door Chevy up I-95 to his home in Boston, back to his family of three children, following a major album release party in Manhattan...
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Police Briefs 02-08-2017

February 10, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, JANUARY 30 Avelino R. Rivera, 26, of Chelsea, was issued a summons for charges of assault & battery in a domestic situation and causing malicious damage to property over $250. Edward J. Cascio, 59, of 57 Vane St., was arrested on charges of assault & battery upon a police officer, disorderly...
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Letter to the Editor

February 10, 2017
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New Police Chief  Dear Editor, I was a little upset, but I cannot say I was surprised to hear about Mayor Brian Arrigo’s plans to replace Chief Joe Cafarelli. It’s kind of an insult to the people of Revere to use the excuse that he wants someone “who can work with the immigrant population.”...
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Opinion

February 10, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo On Monday, I delivered my State of the City address, outlining some of the progress we’ve made together and laying out important initiatives for 2017 that will make this city even stronger. For us to realize our vision for Revere, I will be seeking your help.   Improving online constituent...
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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...
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Revere on the Move

February 10, 2017
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Mayor Brian Arrigo gave his State of the City Address on Monday night in the City Council Chambers before a standing room only audience of citizens and elected officials. Mayor Arrigo laid out his accomplishments for the past year as well as his plans for the coming years. He stressed the need to continue...
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