Archive for August, 2017

Additional Racing Dates At Suffolk Downs

August 16, 2017
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All-too-often, it is easier to say, “No,” than to say, “Yes.” However, the decision by the owners of Suffolk Downs to go before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last week to request two more days of thoroughbred racing is yet another example in a string of actions by Suffolk’s ownership of saying, “Yes,” to...
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School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

August 16, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...
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Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

August 16, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been...
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Obituaries 08-16-2017

August 16, 2017
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Matthew Galvin, Jr. Highly esteemed, retired Revere Police Detective Matthew J. Galvin, Jr., retired Revere Police Detective, died peacefully ending a long illness on Thursday, Aug 10, at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere. Born in Medford, he was a lifelong resident of Revere. Matt graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1959....
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Warren Draws Large Crowd for Town Hall Forum at RHS

August 9, 2017
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Warren Draws Large Crowd for Town Hall Forum at RHS

By Cary Shuman More than 400 people attended a public town hall event hosted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren Friday at the Revere High School auditorium. The event, which was Warren’s 10th town hall of the year, allowed the Bay State’s senior senator to hear directly from Revere and area residents and discuss her work...
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Impossible Dream Team Reunion:Conigliaro Family Hosts ’67 Sox Celebration Aug 17

August 9, 2017
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Impossible Dream Team Reunion:Conigliaro Family Hosts ’67 Sox Celebration Aug 17

By Cary Shuman The Conigliaro family, the Boston Red Sox, and the Farrelly Brothers will host the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Tony C’s on Boylston Street in Boston. Some players from the ’67 team that won the American League pennant and lost to...
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Garfield School Roof to Take Little Longer than Expected

August 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Garfield School roof project is going well this summer, but might end up taking a little longer than expected, according to Supt. Dianne Kelly. Crews have been working on the $7.9 million roof replacement and hurricane damage repairs since the beginning of the summer, and will likely be done with...
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Suffolk Univ Law School Scholarship Established Honoring Richard Clayman

August 9, 2017
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The Richard I. Clayman Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at Suffolk University Law School. Clayman,  a resident of Revere,  was frequently seen having breakfast at the Bagel Bin on Shirley Ave.  He was also a major developer in the city. His projects included repurposing the old Oak Island Nursing Home on Revere Beach...
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News Briefs

August 9, 2017
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Ward 4 Community Meetings Councilor Patrick Keefe is pleased to announce the schedule for Ward 4 community meetings. “During my campaign,  I heard from many residents that they would like to hear more about what’s going on and how they can better have their voices heard.  I think the ability to meet with residents...
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Push is On to Save McMackin Field

August 9, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Like many people, Steve Bagnera drives by McMackin Field on Winthrop Avenue every day and he can’t help but wonder what will ever happen to the baseball field that he played on as a kid. Little League officials stopped using McMackin Field in 2013 because the field was too wet....
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Area Police Departments Check Vehicles for Carbon Monoxide

August 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In the wake of several police vehicles being brought into question for carbon monoxide leakage in Auburn, the Everett and Revere Police Departments have taken some precautions with similar models in their fleets. In Everett, Police Chief Steve Mazzie said when they heard the news last week that several officers in...
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Police Receive Grant to Get Impaired Drivers off the Road

August 9, 2017
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Mayor Brian Arrigo and Chief of Police James Guido recently announced that the Revere Police Department will increase the number of impaired driving patrols on local roads after being awarded a special grant from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). The Revere Police Department will...
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Police Briefs 08-09-2017

August 9, 2017
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Revere Police NEWS TROUBLE ON SUFFOLK RACING DAY The Massachusetts State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit is investigating two incidents that occurred several minutes apart at Suffolk Downs racetrack on its special live racing day Sunday. The incidents included a theft of money and a separate attempted robbery. At approximately 6:20 p.m., a male suspect...
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Letters to the Editor

August 9, 2017
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Local 7 endorseS John R. Correggio for City Council Dear Editor: The committee to elect John R. Correggio to the Revere City Council received a letter, on Friday, Aug. 4, from Local 7. Local 7, who represents 3,205 members of ”The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers”, stated that they...
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National Night Out:A Steadfast Tradition

August 9, 2017
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The annual National Night Out festivities once again were well-attended by residents of our community last week. National Night Out was created in 1984, and is held on the first Tuesday in August as a means of increasing awareness about police programs in their local communities. Although crime rates generally have been down across the country...
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Sports 08-09-2017

August 9, 2017
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The Heroic Quest Why Tony C still matters By Anthony T. Guerriero Whether as long ago as Greek mythology or as recent as this week’s New York Times Bestseller list, the hero has always occupied a special place in storytelling.  The hero is celebrated as an idol, as a tangible representation of greatness.  But...
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Obituaries 08-09-2017

August 9, 2017
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John Richard Marzilli Avid sports and animal lover, youth baseball and hockey coach John Richard Marzilli of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Revere, Otisfield, ME and Kingston, N.H. died peacefully at home on Aug. 1 surrounded by his family. Born in East Boston on May 20, 1950, John attended East Boston High School.  He played baseball...
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RFD Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament

August 5, 2017
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RFD Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament

BJ Deveau of Team Arrigo looks to block a tap by Team Bay Tiki Ma during action in last Saturday’s Revere Firefighters Union beach volleyball tournament on Revere Beach. The tournament featured more than 15 teams this year and helps to raise money for the Union’s scholarship fund.
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Raising Funds for Research

August 5, 2017
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Raising Funds for Research

For the last six years Kayla and Jordan Martelli have hosted a lemonade stand to help fund childhood cancer research. This year, they raised $2,400. In the top photo, Kayla (right and Jordan (left) are shown with Councillor Charlie Patch (left) and Mayor Brian Arrigo.
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Taft Street Fire Fundraiser

August 5, 2017
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Taft Street Fire Fundraiser

Victims of the Taft Street fire, Rene Lainez (8) with Andrea Lainez (3), enjoy themselves during a fundraiser for their family and others that were left homeless after a major fire took their home on June 13. Numerous residents gathered for the fundraiser at the Elks Club on Shirley Avenue on Sunday, July 30.
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