Archive for February, 2018

Sozio’s Goes Up in Flames

February 21, 2018
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Sozio’s Goes Up in Flames

Sozio’s Appliances on Squire Road has been a landmark for decades, and on Saturday, a five-alarm fire destroyed the Squire Road establishment.  Chuck Sozio, owner of the store, said that he will rebuild. Firefighters were called to 61 Squire Road at 4:17 p.m. Saturday for a blaze that consumed the showroom full of 1950s...
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School Committee to Hear of School Safety Plans on Feb 27

February 21, 2018
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The City’s Police and Fire departments will make a presentation to the School Committee, including Mayor Brian Arrigo, on what the district is doing to ensure safety in the schools during a meeting on Feb. 27. The announcement came in a letter than went home on Feb. 16 to parents just before the School...
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Former Police Chief Tops City Salary List

February 21, 2018
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Former Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon, who still works in the department as a police executive officer, was the highest-paid city employee with $214,541 including detail pay of $67,592. The Revere Journal obtained the city and school employee salary list based on W2 tax information for all employees, a public record. A total of...
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Guest Conductor Will Make History at NSPO’s Winter Concert

February 21, 2018
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For the second time in its 70-year history, the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra (NSPO) will follow the direction of a female conductor when Marshunda Smith guest conducts the Orchestra’s Winter Concert on Sunday, Feb. 25, at Swampscott High School. Smith, a long-time cellist with the NSPO, will ascend the conductor’s podium as Music Director...
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The Revere Beach Partnership Kicks Off Another Season

February 21, 2018
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The Revere Beach Partnership is known for several events, but most notably the International Sand Sculpting Festival, which draws more than 500,000 people to Revere Beach. Last week,  the Partnership  announced the upcoming calendar for activities at the beach at a breakfast meeting that was held at Comfort Inn. The following Revere Beach Partnership...
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Goodwin May Be in Line for Chief Position

February 21, 2018
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Former Revere Police Lt. John Goodwin, who became the deputy police chief in Winthrop in April could be in line to become the next chief of police in Winthrop. On Tuesday night, it was expected that Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty would be appointed full-time town manager, and then would give up his post...
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Vincent Calls Again to Shut Down Wheelabrator

February 21, 2018
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With both the Wheelabrator – Saugus incinerator behind her along with the unlined landfill Wheelabrator seeks to expand and the Saugus River, State Rep. RoseLee Vincent once again called for the plant to be closed as about 30 people looked on. The Department of Environmental Protection is considering a proposal from Wheelabrator to uncap...
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Local Hamilton College Student Competing in National Mock Trial Championship

February 21, 2018
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Gianni L. Hill, son of Joanna and Michael Hill of Revere, and a first-year student at Hamilton College, will be competing in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regional Tournament as a member of Hamilton’s Mock Trial Team. The tournament will take place in Buffalo, N.Y., on Fen. 24 and 25. Hamilton’s team will...
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Police Briefs 02-21-2018

February 21, 2018
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Police News SHOTS FIRED Revere Police are about to charge one individual for shooting a firearm up in the air on Feb. 18 around 3:49 a.m. In the area of 980 Winthrop Ave., police were called to the scene for shots fired. They found several 9mm shell casings in the area. Detectives have followed...
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Letter to the Editor

February 21, 2018
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Just Follow the Ash Plume Dear Editor, I would like to comment on Ms. Loretta LaCentra letter of Jan. 24 on the expansion of the Wheelabrator ash landfill. Ms. Loretta LaCentra is absolutely in the right for seeking additional testing for the ash landfill. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) provisional decision on Wheelabrator’s...
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Another Landmark is Gone

February 21, 2018
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The spectacular fire over the weekend that destroyed the landmark Sozio appliance store on Squire Road has removed yet another iconic business from our cityscape. For almost 70 years, Sozio’s served Revere and surrounding communities. Long before Walmart and the big-box stores arrived on the scene, the Revere Sozio’s, which was the first among...
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Thank You, Lt Gov Polito

February 21, 2018
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We wish to offer a brief, “Thank you,” to Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito for coming to City Hall last week to personally deliver a check for a $50,000 grant earmarked for the Revere arm of The Neighborhood Developers that will establish workforce development services in Revere to assist local residents in finding newly created...
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Sports 02-21-2018

February 21, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup Fitzpatrick medals at D-1 State Meet Revere High track star and senior captain Hannah Fitzpatrick finished seventh overall in the 1,000 meter race at the Division 1 State Meet that was held last Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Hannah’s effort earned her a medal, which is awarded to...
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Obituaries 02-21-2018

February 21, 2018
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Amanda Marie Sullivan Of Quincy. formerly of Chelsea Amanda Marie Sullivan of Quincy, formerly of Chelsea, died on Feb. 13. The beloved daughter of the late Leonard Sullivan and Janet McInnis (Morse) and her late husband, Gill McInnis, she was the adored wife of the late John Flaherty, devoted mother of Felicia North and...
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Revere Recreation Hosts Paint & Skate Night at Cronin Rink

February 15, 2018
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Revere Recreation Hosts Paint & Skate Night at Cronin Rink

Joseph Arrigo was all smiles at the Revere Recreation Paint & Skate Night on Feb. 10 at the Cronin Skating Rink in Revere.
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Revere’s TND Receives $50,000 State Grant for Jobs

February 15, 2018
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Revere’s TND Receives $50,000 State Grant for Jobs

Monday morning the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $500,000 to nine projects through the Urban Agenda Grant Program. The Revere arm of The Neighborhood Developers (TND) was one group given $50,000 in funding to help establish workforce development services in Revere to support local residents to acquire newly created jobs. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito along with...
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Councillors Seeking Mass DOT to Install Route 1 Sound Barriers

February 15, 2018
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For years the abutters of Route 1 have put up with the noise from millions of cars, and now some city councillors want to have Mayor Brian Arrigo contact the MassDOT to install barriers along Route 1 between Route 16 and Copeland Circle. Ward 5 Councillor Charles Patch, Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe and...
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Real Estate Values Continue to be Strong in Revere

February 15, 2018
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The Revere real estate market in 2017 was definitely a good one with higher prices for homes than in 2016, but a drop in the number of new listings, making home-buying an adventure. “These are the highest prices we’ve seen in the last eight years,” said Maureen Celata, owner/broker of MCelata Real Estate. “And...
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Local 2018 Mini-Grant Awards Announced

February 15, 2018
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Have you ever had an idea for how you could make improvements to the Revere community? So have the applicants to the mini-grant programs hosted by Revere on the Move and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Task Force; and this time, these ideas are going to become a reality. Every year a group...
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News Briefs

February 15, 2018
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$1.5 Million for Northern Strand Community Trail The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has approved a $1.5 million grant regarding the development of the Northern Strand Community Trail led by a Revere on the Move partner organization, Bike to the Sea. Revere has a one-mile stretch in North Revere. The Northern Strand...
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