Archive for January, 2018

Triant Named Salesian Boys & Girls Club Executive Director

January 10, 2018
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By John Lynds East Boston native and Savio Prep graduate Michael Triant was named the new Executive Director of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club at the board’s December meeting. Triant, who worked for the past 17 years for the Boston Center for Youth and Families as an administrator, started Monday at the Club,...
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City Council Motions

January 10, 2018
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Former Councillor Gerald Esposito passes The City Council held a moment of silence Monday night for former Ward 5 Councillor Gerald “Jerry” Esposito who passed away Sunday. Esposito, 87, had served as a State Police officer and lived in the Point of Pines area. “He was a credit to the City of Revere,” said...
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Meridian Bancorp, Inc. and East Boston Savings Bank Announce Their 2018 Commitment to Their Employees, Infrastructure and Charitable Giving

January 10, 2018
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Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company” or “Meridian”) (NASDAQ: EBSB), the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank (the “Bank”), following the new tax law being passed by Congress and signed by the President on December 22, 2017, announced the following enhanced commitments to the Bank’s employees, infrastructure investment and charitable giving which will benefit...
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State Education Department Reviewing Revere Schools this Week

January 10, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is doing a full review of the Revere Public School District this week – an exercise that happens about once every 10 years. Supt. Dianne Kelly said a seven-person team will be visiting the district’s schools this week for the 10-year annual...
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Police Briefs 01-10-2018

January 10, 2018
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Arrest  Report FRIDAY, DEC. 29 Jose Luis Mejia-Hernandez, 37, of Chelsea, was arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.   SATURDAY, DEC, 30 Christopher M. Mack, 29, of 115 Endicott Ave., was arrested on charges of assault and battery in a  domestic situation, resisting arrest, and assault by means of...
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Americans Hate Waiting, so They’ll Despise Single Payer

January 10, 2018
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By Sally C. Pipes What makes for an awful trip to the doctor? Waiting. Earlier this year, doctor-rating website Zocdoc found that long waits or appointment delays were the primary motivators of negative marks from patients. Given this aversion to waiting, it’s shocking that Americans are coming around to government-run, single-payer health care. Waiting...
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Letters to the Editors

January 10, 2018
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The Political Year in Review Dear Editor: We are all directly impacted by the effects of political decisions. So it is important to all of us to thoughtfully reflect on the accomplishments of the new Republican administration’s first anniversary.  If success is all about the economy, let’s start there: Economy: The U.S. economy has...
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Ward 5 Councillor John Powers:We Must Be Better Prepared for Natural Disasters

January 10, 2018
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Last week’s major coastal flooding in our city and other Massachusetts communities served as a reminder of the immense respect we must have for nature, and a warning of the growing consequences of increasingly extreme weather. There is plenty of anecdotal and scientific evidence to support the claim that our climate is going to...
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Bring It On, Ol’ Man Winter

January 10, 2018
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These past two weeks have brought the worst winter weather imaginable — coastal flooding, record cold, and a blizzard — but we’ve survived it all and made it out to the other side, as moderating temperatures, perhaps even reaching the balmy 50s, are predicted over the next 10 days. President Trump, as usual, tweeted...
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Sports 01-10-2018

January 10, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS hockey team splits two contests It was an up-and-down week for the Revere High hockey team, which split its two games this past week. Last Wednesday the Patriots edged old Greater Boston League — and new Northeastern Conference — rival Somerville, 4-3, in a contest played at Cronin Rink. The...
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Obituaries 01-10-2018

January 10, 2018
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Dolores Pires Affectionate mother, dedicated housewife and fastidious housekeeper known for her beautiful voice Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at noon for Dolores S. (DeSouza) Pires who died on Friday, Dec. 29, at the...
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Council Makes History:Joanne McKenna and Jessica Giannino Elected to Top Spots

January 6, 2018
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Council Makes History:Joanne McKenna and Jessica Giannino Elected to Top Spots

By Sue Ellen Woodcock History was made Monday night when the city council elected two women to the top posts on the council for the first time. Councillor-at-Large Jessica Gianinno was elected to the position of Council President and Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna was elected to the position of Council Vice President. “I’m...
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‘Jake the Turkey’ Welcomes New Year

January 6, 2018
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‘Jake the Turkey’ Welcomes New Year

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Jake the Turkey welcomed in 2018 at one of his favorite intersections –  Broadway, Park and Central. He stopped traffic, he posed for pictures, raised some blood pressure, but mainly he made people of all ages smile. “Everybody stops and take his picture,” said one woman rushing through the cold....
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City Ready for Snow and More Cold

January 6, 2018
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Department of Public Works director Don Goodwin has his crews prepared for a potential N’oreaster on Thursday. “We should be all set,” said DPW Superintendent Don Goodwin. The salt and sand are in place and the crews are all set to go. Goodwin admits that during previous storm events that...
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Police Briefs 01-03-2018

January 6, 2018
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Arrest  Report FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22 Giovanni A. Lopez, 27, of East Boston, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. David J. Bavelsky, 27, of 382 Ocean Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery in a domestic situation.   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 Erick Vega, 24, of Chelsea, was arrested on...
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A New Revere High School is Needed

January 6, 2018
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The recent announcement by the state that the proposed new Revere High School will not be on the list of school building projects for the coming year certainly comes as a huge disappointment for school officials, parents, and students alike. State officials themselves have acknowledged that the current Revere High facility is outdated and...
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Remembering Bob Haas

January 6, 2018
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Amidst the usual commotion of the holiday season, we were remiss in failing to acknowledge in this column the recent dedication in the City Council Chambers of the portrait of Robert J. Haas Jr., our long-time mayor, City Council member, and friend. Bob Haas will be remembered as one of the greatest and most-respected public...
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Congratulations to Our New City Officials

January 6, 2018
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We offer our congratulations to our new city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local...
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Sports 01-03-2018

January 6, 2018
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Grand Entrance Pepic shoots for her 1,000th point Friday By Cary Shuman Revere High basketball star Valentina Pepic is nine points shy of the 1,000-point career milestone heading in to her next game Friday night at Saugus High. Pepic, a 6-foot-2-inch senior center and co-captain, is considered one of the state’s best players. Pepic...
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Obituaries 01-03-2018

January 6, 2018
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Grace Limoli Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere Grace Limoli of Chelsea, formerly of Revere died on Dec. 30. The beloved wife of the late Joseph Limoli, she was the devoted mother of Diane Limoli and her partner, Loretta Cardinale of Chelsea, Daniel Limoli and his wife, Linda of Maine, Cathy Limoli of Chelsea and...
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