Archive for December, 2017

Kicking Off the Holidays – Revere Style

December 11, 2017
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Kicking Off the Holidays – Revere Style

Never apart for a moment, Ricci and Loretta LaCentra at the annual Santa Walk, last Sunday, Dec. 3. Dozens of Revere residents hit the streets of Revere donning santa outfits and holiday decor.
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Fire Chief Says They Have A Good Handle on New Construction in City

December 11, 2017
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Fire Chief Says They Have A Good Handle on New Construction in City

By Sue Ellen Woodcock With the Beach House under construction on Revere Beach Boulevard, and the new construction on the site of the old Shaw’s Market, people are seeing a lot of wood go up and wonder about safety before and after construction. Revere Deputy Fire Chief Paul Cheever deals with these buildings, new...
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HYM Investments Files ‘Notice of Intent’ for Suffolk Downs Site

December 11, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock HYM Investments has filed a notice of intent with the city, offering to work with city officials in regards to the development at Suffolk Downs – whether or not the primary business on this site could be Amazon. Tom O’Brien, founding partner and managing director of the HYM Investment Group,...
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Tax Assessments Will Go Up in New Year

December 11, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock In the new year, property owners can look look forward to a 5.37-percent increase in the assessed value of their home. George Anzuoni, director of finance of the city noted that those bills will be mailed out by Jan. 1. The average assessment of a residential property in Revere is...
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Police Briefs 12-06-2017

December 11, 2017
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Police News SUSPECT HIDING IN PORT-O-JOHN BEHIND TD GARDEN At around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, Massachusetts State Police were notified that Revere Police were pursuing a 2003 Cadillac Deville with New Hampshire plates on Route 1 South towards Boston. The vehicle was wanted in connection with the unarmed robbery of the East Boston...
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Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of ‘Elder Abuse’

December 11, 2017
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By Dan Weber Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development : “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States.” It’s a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy. Growing old is a condition we all have to live...
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A Great Year and a Promising Future for Revere Recreation

December 11, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo and Michael Hinojosa, Director of Parks and Recreation This is the first of a pair of articles highlighting the achievements of Revere Parks and Recreation in 2017 and introducing more of what’s to come in 2018 The Revere Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for a great number of events...
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HYM is Doing Its Part to Be Transparent

December 11, 2017
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Thanks to the continuing transparency of the HYM Investment Group, the owner of Suffolk Downs, the ultimate plans for the development of the race track will bring no surprises for Revere residents. On Monday night, HYM officials appeared before the council to give an iupdate of progess in the last few weeks that included...
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Sports 12-06-2017

December 11, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS hockey team opens this weekend The Revere High hockey team will open its 2017-18 season this weekend when the Patriots travel south to compete in the Bourne High School Canalmen Hockey Tournament at Gallo Arena in Bourne. The Patriots will meet Dartmouth Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the opening round...
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Obituaries 12-06-2017

December 11, 2017
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Anthony ‘Tinny’ ‘Tony’ Lopilato Jr. U.S. Postal Service retiree whose total life was consumed with family and extended family Anthony M. Lopilato, Jr., affectionately known as “Tinny” and “Tony” passed away following a long illness on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Boston. He was 74 years old. Born and raised...
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The Good Diner Thanksgiving: A Revere Tradition

December 1, 2017
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The Good Diner Thanksgiving: A Revere Tradition

Story and photos by Marianne Salza Giving to others, especially strangers in need, brings Saber Abougalala deep joy. The Good Diner owner not only presented his employees with turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner, but also, knocked on neighbors’ doors, surprising them with turkeys before sharing a traditional Thanksgiving meal with his family. “I do it...
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Whelan School Students Demonstrate New Leader In Me Program

December 1, 2017
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Whelan School Students Demonstrate New Leader In Me Program

Students and teachers from the A.C. Whelan School appeared at last week’s Revere School Committee meeting to give a presentation of a new program, “The Leader In Me.” The Leader in Me, which started in September, teaches students life skills consisting of seven-steps: Being proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things...
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Developers Show their Proposals at Council

December 1, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Four different developers appeared before the City Council on Monday night seeking permission to build out, tear down and rebuild anew. One could displace a Revere Beach institution. The first development at 320-329 Revere Beach Blvd. is proposed by A. Chara Development, LLC of Revere. The current property is the...
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Two RHS Seniors Finish as Finalists in Competitive National Merit Scholar Award

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two Revere High School (RHS) students have been commended for becoming finalists in the ultra-competitive National Merit Scholar award. Patrick Adolphus and Amy Ly – both seniors – were nominated to move on to the finalist category for the National Merit Scholarship – an award that is bestowed upon only a...
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News Briefs

December 1, 2017
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Knights of Columbus to hold clothing drive and Pot of Gold The Knights of Columbus will hold their clothing Drive this Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All clothes new and used are welcome. They can be dropped off at 29 Central Ave. the Knights of Columbus building. It is not too late to...
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Mumps Clinic Tonight at the Chelsea Public Library

December 1, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock While there is no cause for alarm there is concern over the number of cases of mumps and tonight an immunization clinic will be held at the Chelsea Public Library, 569 Broadway, Chelsea, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to give out immunizations. Carol Donovan, public health nurse for the City of Revere,...
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Wonderland Owners Expected at ZBA

December 1, 2017
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By Sue Ellen  Woodcock The owner of the former Wonderland Dog Track is expected to appear in front of the Zoning Board of Appeals tonight, appealing a decision from city building inspector. CBW Lending and its attorney James Cipoletta will discuss the parking situation and give an update on the demolition of the property....
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Police Briefs 11-29-2017

December 1, 2017
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Revere Police News CHELSEA MAN ARRESTED FOR FALSE CHECK, HEROIN A Chelsea man was arrested on Nov. 22 for trying to pass a phony check, and also having a significant quantity of heroin on him when police came to investigate the phony check. Around 9 p.m., police responded to the Check Casher on Mahoney...
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Energy Lessons from the Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...
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EBNHC Pace Center in Revere

December 1, 2017
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Earlier this month, officials from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBHNC) and the City of Revere were on hand to break ground at the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Center on Garofalo Street. The Center will accommodate more than 200 residents from Revere and surrounding communities, providing adult day-care. As...
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