Archive for June, 2017

Update on the 41 – 45 Taft Street Fire:Cause of Fire Still Undetermined

June 23, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Officials still do not have a cause of last week’s early morning fire at 41 and 45 Taft St. that left 18 people homeless. According to officials, the fire started at the rear of 41 Taft St. Both homes sustained extensive damage and so far 41 Taft St. residence has...
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Police Briefs 06-21-2017

June 23, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, JUNE 12 Salvatore Michael Venuti, 31, of 1 Putnam Rd, was arrested on charges of assault & battery in a domestic situation and malicious destruction of property greater than $250. Will Mesa, 42, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of assault & battery in a domestic situation, assault & battery by...
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Letters to the Editor

June 23, 2017
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Thank You, Mr. D Dear Editor: Many people in the city of Revere know me by my name, Benjamin DiGiulio. Many more also know me as “Mr. D’s son”! As a student at the Whelan Elementary School, I would have my dad as a teacher every Tuesday. The favorite part of my week (and...
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Arrigo Seeks Top-to-Bottom Organizational Review of Revere Police Department

June 23, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo My administration is committed to delivering the highest standards of professionalism and accountability in all aspects of city government – especially public safety. It is clear that we have to transform our Police Department into a modern outfit focused on 21st century community policing. We need a Police Department with...
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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...
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Sports 06-21-2017

June 23, 2017
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RHS star Eddie Sullivan will play in Agganis football and lacrosse games By Cary Shuman Eddie Sullivan was a football standout first, quarterbacking the Revere Pop Warner Junior Patriots to a succession of championships season and to within one step of a coveted berth in the Super Bowl in Florida. Sullivan went on to...
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Obituaries 06-21-2017

June 23, 2017
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Ann Bryson Former longtime waitress at “Angie’s Clams & Take Out” of Revere Ann (Beatrice) Bryson, a lifelong Revere resident, died unexpectedly in Revere on June 14 ending a long period of failing health. She was 85 years old. A former waitress for “Angie’s Clams & Take Out” of Revere for many years, she...
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Fiesta Shows Donates Fried Dough Stand

June 17, 2017
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Fiesta Shows Donates Fried Dough Stand

Fiesta Shows donated a fried dough truck and waters to the Annual RHS Senior BBQ (this year was a little different since the Class of 2017 has been known to “make history”). Due to the weather, it was a beach/game night in the RHS gym with over 200 students attending. Pictured is Russell from...
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Revere Fitness Challenge

June 17, 2017
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Revere Fitness Challenge

2nd Place Finisher for boys in the 1 Mile Fun Run was Enzo Franca. Pictured above he shows off the medal he earned.
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Taft Street Fire Leaves 18 Homeless:Early Morning Fire Destroys Two Homes; Neighboring Structures Sustain Damage

June 17, 2017
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Taft Street Fire Leaves 18 Homeless:Early Morning Fire Destroys Two Homes; Neighboring Structures Sustain Damage

By Sue Ellen Woodcock A four-alarm fire broke out on Taft Street Tuesday morning around 4:15 a.m. in the same neighborhood hit by a tornado in 2014 leaving 18 people homeless. When firefighters arrived they found two homes ablaze at 41 and 45 Tafts St. and soon found there was a problem with the...
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Arrigo Talks About Hiring Process and Residency Waiver

June 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo continued the conversation of residency waivers last week with the city council and this week he is sharing that his Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is leaving June 30 because his residency waiver is about to expire. CAO Omar Boukili, who resides in Somerville and is also running...
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Fall Election Looks to be More Active than in Previous Years

June 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock So far it looks like election races are heating up for councillors in Revere and for the School Committee as well. In the councillor-at-large race there are 10 candidates for five seats. Dimple Rana has pulled papers and jumped into the ring. Joining her in a run against incumbents will...
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Revere Police are Looking to Send Message with Major Cocaine Bust

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After more than a two-months investigation and 34 undercover buys, Revere Police announced on Monday the takedown of a Revere crack cocaine and cocaine drug organization operating in Beachmont and Shirley Avenue. The Revere Police Departments Drug / Gang Unit concluded the narcotics investigation with 12 arrests for Distribution of a...
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City Council Begins Planning FY18 Budget

June 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council Ways and Means Committee began budget sessions Monday night and they expect to continue tomorrow night discussing the details of the city’s operating budget. Councillors heard from heads of several departments including police, fire and technology. The city’s total budget is $180 million, including the school department...
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Police Briefs 06-14-2017

June 17, 2017
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Revere Police NEWS POSSIBLE FATAL OD Revere Police and the Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating what appears to be a fatal drug overdose on Blake Street. Around 4:40 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, police were called to the residence for a sudden death. The matter is under investigation.   PUNCHED ELDERLY WOMAN A Lynn...
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Letters to the Editor

June 17, 2017
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We need your help Dear Editor, On June 22, 2007, a committee was established to address the deplorable conditions at the Rumney Marsh Burial Grounds. One of the oldest, yet least known, the cemetery is located in Revere. Rumney Marsh Burial Grounds is where some of Revere’s first citizens are buried.  In 1748 the...
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Congratulations,Revere High Graduates

June 17, 2017
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We congratulate the Revere High School Class of 2017 on receiving their diplomas during an impressive commencement ceremony at Harry Della Russo Stadium. For many of the graduates, the honor was the culmination of 12 or 13 years of attendance in the Revere schools. Many other students entered the school system during their middle...
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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...
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Sports 06-14-2017

June 17, 2017
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Revere’s Cicatelli, DeStefano, Lopez are set for Shriners Football Game By Cary Shuman Revere head football coach Lou Cicatelli and two of his star players, Anthony DeStefano and Oscar Lopez, will participate in the Shriners Football Classical Saturday at Bentley University in Waltham. Cicatelli will call the North All-Star team’s defensive signals along with...
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Obituaries 06-14-2017

June 17, 2017
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Mary Moughan Proud client of the Commission for the Blind   Mary G. (Cataldo) Moughan of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed on Monday, June 5 at the Winthrop Pace Center after a long illness. She was 93 years old. Mrs. Moughan was born and raised in East Boston and lived there until moving...
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