Archive for February, 2018

North Suffolk Mental Health Association Partnering with CHA to Fight Opioid Epidemic in Local Cities

February 15, 2018
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Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health-system serving Everett and Boston’s metro-north region, is teaming up with the North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA) to help get individuals struggling with addiction connected to treatment by piloting a new recovery-coach program at CHA Everett Hospital. Two coaches from NSMHA are now available to patients...
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Officials Attend Local Symposium on Ways to Fight Opioid Crisis in the Workplace

February 15, 2018
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Forty-year-old Lily was a vibrant, loving mother who was an organist at her church, and known for her delicious baked goods. Privately, she suffered from serious depression, self- medicating herself with alcohol. Lily’s daughter, Secretary of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, vividly remembers caring for her as a teenager,...
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House Passes Massachusetts Alzheimer’s and Dementia Legislation

February 15, 2018
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and Rep. RoseLee Vincent colleagues announce the passage of legislation, which establishes an Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Council. The bill also requires the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) to conduct an assessment on existing state efforts and implement a state plan to address the disease. There are...
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Annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash Set for March 11

February 15, 2018
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will host their seventh annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash on Sunday, March 11, at M Street Beach in South Boston to raise money for free beach events and programs on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket. In 2017, Save the Harbor awarded $5,000 to Revere organizations to support...
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Revere Residents Running for Cancer Research Forgione and Ustach to Participate in 122nd Boston Marathon

February 15, 2018
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On April 16, Revere residents are running to conquer cancer as members of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team in the 122nd Boston Marathon. Residents include: Ryan Forgione Thomas Ustach   Along with more than 500 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge teammates from across the United States and around the world, they will run Massachusetts’ historic marathon...
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Police Briefs 02-14-2018

February 15, 2018
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Arrest  Report FRIDAY, FEB. 2 Efrain O. Ortiz-Torres, 35, of Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.   SATURDAY, FEB. 3 John Arthur Viera, 56, of Saugus, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and o charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and operating a motor vehicle after...
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Ask Rusty – One Word to Get Extra Benefits in Social Security

February 15, 2018
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Dear Rusty:   I keep receiving emails from different investor groups about “The one word that will get you an extra $570 per month in Social Security”, which I could use.  Of course they want you to buy all sorts of monthly newsletters in order to get their answer.  Is there truly a way...
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What Do You Say to Your Children

February 15, 2018
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Children are sponges for knowledge and information.  They are born a virtual blank slate.  They pay attention to everything you say to them.  You are the purveyor of all knowledge.  Children can’t distinguish between when you are serious and when you say something impulsively, without thinking.  A single comment can stay with a child...
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Sports 02-14-2018

February 15, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup Exciting win for boys basketball at Gloucester The Revere High boys basketball team overcame an early deficit and then held on at the buzzer to post an exciting 53-51 victory at Gloucester last Tuesday night. Gloucester came out on fire to start the game and jumped out to a 21-11 lead at the end of the...
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Obituaries 02-14-2018

February 15, 2018
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Dr. Adrian Costanza Well known Orthodontist   Dr. Adrian J. Costanza, an Orthodontist in Revere, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 10. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Costanza, a pharmacist in Revere, he attended Revere High School from 1945 to 1949 while also studying classical piano and accordion and playing with local big...
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Residents at Sports Venues from Around the Globe

February 9, 2018
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Residents at Sports Venues from Around the Globe

Andrea Mazzarelli, USA Womens Hockey Manager of Communications at the Olympic stadium in Pyeongchang county, South Korea.
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2nd Annual Breakfast With Mayor Arrigo

February 9, 2018
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2nd Annual Breakfast With Mayor Arrigo

Michael Nicastro (center), president of the Revere Chamber of Commerce, welcomes Mayor Brian Arrigo (left) and Speaker Robert A. DeLeo to the Chamber’s “Breakfast with the Mayor” on Feb. 1 at The Marina at the Wharf.
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Morabito, Keefe Seek to Ban Plastic Bags

February 9, 2018
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At first they were the greatest, now plastic bags are an environmental nuisance, and Revere would like to join other municipalities in banning the distribution of single-use, disposable shopping bags. Councillor Steve Morabito and Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe both sponsored a motion to prohibit disposable plastic bags. Morabito, noting his 18 years of...
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Winter Prompts Call for More Efficient Shoveling

February 9, 2018
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After the Jan. 4 storm, there were many sidewalks not cleared for walkers, especially local students, prompting two of the city councillors to submit a new public ordinance for snow, slush, and ice on sidewalks. Council Vice-President Joanne McKenna and Council President Jessica Giannino submitted the ordinance. McKenna said this is for commercial and...
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Councillor Pushes for Marijuana Fee

February 9, 2018
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Even though the city has banned the sale of recreational marijuana, a medical marijuana facility is slated to open on Railroad Avenue and at least one councillor wants to make sure the city can charge a 3-percent tax on any sale. Councillor Steve Morabito presented a motion at Monday night’s City Council meeting to...
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News Briefs

February 9, 2018
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Democratic City Committee Announces Caucus to Elect Delegates to Convention Registered Democrats in Revere will hold a caucus on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Ocean Gate Tower Community Room (382 Ocean Ave., Revere) to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. This year’s state convention will be...
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Revere City Council Motions

February 9, 2018
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The following motions were considered at the Feb. 5 Revere City Council meeting: 18-035 Motion presented by Councillor Morabito: That the City Council accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 64N, Section 3 as amended by chapter 55 of the Acts of 2017. The acceptance of this provision imposes a 3-percent local tax...
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Good Samaritans Help Injured Dog in Everett

February 9, 2018
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Jamie-Lee Hersey, of Wakefield, was driving along Revere Beach Parkway at approximately 11 p.m. on Tuesday night when she came across a severely injured dog in the middle of the road alongside Simoniz Car Wash.  Instinctively, she immediately pulled over to help the dog, and was joined by another good Samaritan, Chris Desrochers, of...
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East Boston Savings Bank Awards $1,000 to Seventh Grader for Her Patriotism in Saving the American Flag

February 9, 2018
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East Boston Savings Bank’s President and CEO, Richard Gavegnano invited seventh-grader, Ashley Reardon to the bank’s Peabody Headquarters where he presented her with a community scholarship of $1,000 for retrieving an American flag she found entangled high in a tree.  Reardon, a Saugus resident and seventh-grader at St. Mary’s School in Melrose, noticed the...
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Firefighters Featured in Pregame Footage

February 9, 2018
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The Revere Fire Department knows how to get a crowd riled up for a Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. Especially from a city named after the great Patriot Paul Revere and the city with the Patriots as the school mascot. Last week, crews from NBC descended on...
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