Archive for April, 2018

Walking for a Good Cause

April 13, 2018
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Walking for a Good Cause

Ariana Coniglio and her husband Chad Volbert holding up balloon arch to make way for the start of their walkathon that was held on Saturday.The walkathon raised funds for the Martin Richard Foundation.
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JROTC Military Ball

April 13, 2018
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JROTC Military Ball

The Revere High School JROTC held its annual Military Ball on April 6. Cadets Arthur Lacerda and Christina Restrepo are the recipients of the Army ROTC three-year Scholarship. Lacerda will be attending Suffolk University and Restrepo UNH.
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Approved:State Grants Ash Landfill Request at Wheelabrator

April 13, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has approved a permit for the Wheelabrator/Saugus ash landfill, in Saugus, which boarders Revere. MassDEP has approved the company’s proposals to stage ash residue on the landfill before transport off-site, and to place some additional fill in two valleys on the landfill. The final decision allows Wheelabrator to...
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Revere Likely Not Joining Education Lawsuit, but Supporting the Cause

April 13, 2018
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For the third-straight year in a row, Revere Public Schools will be struggling to fill the gaps in its budget due to changes in the way the state calculates its funding formula, particularly with regard to ‘economically disadvantaged’ students. That frustration is shared across districts like Revere, including Everett, Chelsea and Brockton. That is...
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NECCO Employees Prepare for Future

April 13, 2018
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Less than 100 NECCO employees are biding their time, facing layoffs on May 4. At one time the bustling plant on American Legion Highway employed 400 people and made iconic candies known around the world. Now the plant is producing only the famous wafers. Owners are hoping for a buyer by May 6, but...
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Revere High Funding Plan Submitted to State Again

April 13, 2018
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Revere Public Schools and the City are hoping that the third time’s a charm when it comes to the state School Building Authority (MSBA) accepting the new Revere High School (RHS) proposal into its funding pipeline. For two straight years, to the shock of many, Revere has been turned down by the MSBA to...
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Revere Woman Hit and Killed on Parkway

April 13, 2018
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A 44-year-old Revere woman was struck and killed by a car Monday night around 8:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the police and fire station on Revere Beach Parkway (Route 145).  The driver left the scene of the accident, according to David Procopio, spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police. The victim has been identified...
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News Briefs

April 13, 2018
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Free Parents Forum Workshop April 28 Parents and interested community leaders are invited to a free Parents Forum workshop on Saturday, April 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Winthrop Public Library, 2 Metcalf Square, Winthrop. The workshop, with a light lunch provided, is presented with support from DeMoulas Market Basket and...
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Rep Katherine Clark Visits RHS Health Center

April 13, 2018
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U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark came to Revere High School last Friday afternoon to learn more about the collaboration between Massachusetts General Health and Revere High School. The school-based health center is two centers with hours during school and hours afterschool. During afterschool hours anyone between the ages 15-21 who lives in the area can...
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Two New Principals Chosen for Paul Revere, Hill Schools

April 13, 2018
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The Revere Public Schools announced this week they have hired new principals for the Paul Revere School and the Hill School, with both coming on July 1. The two vacancies come about as longtime veteran principals Barbara Kelly and Ed Moccia announced their retirements earlier this year. At the Paul Revere School, which is...
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Mayor Arrigo Encourages Resident Participation in Local Government

April 13, 2018
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Mayor Brian M. Arrigo this week encouraged residents to take active roles in City by seeking positions on the Boards and Commission that decide and regulate a variety of municipal governmental functions. In an Op-ed piece appearing in the local print media, Mayor Arrigo invoked president Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address where the nation’s 16th...
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Bruins Commercial Features Revere/Everett’s DeFilippo

April 13, 2018
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When Lillian DeFilippo kisses her hand and touches it to a painting of Bobby Orr, she does so for every Bruins fan out there hoping for an exciting playoff run. DeFilippo and her son, Dave, both have a bit of a part in the new Bruins playoff commercial that has been airing on NESN...
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MBTA to Fund Red Line/Blue Line Connector Study

April 13, 2018
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Linking the only two MBTA train lines that have no connection has been something residents in East Boston and surrounding communities have been asking and waiting for since the 1970s. The Red Line/Blue Line Connector has long been a bone of contention between the neighborhood and the state ever since the Commonwealth reneged on...
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‘The Sound of Music’ Coming to Boston

April 13, 2018
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The Boch Center and The Madison Square Garden Company announced that a brand new production of “The Sound of Music” will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage for a limited two week engagement from May 1-13. “The Sound of Music” features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard...
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Mystic Valley Elder Services Encourages Lawmakers to Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse

April 13, 2018
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On Tuesday, March 27, Mystic Valley Elder Services hosted its annual legislative breakfast at the agency’s headquarters, located at 300 Commercial St. in Malden. Board President Mary Prenney and Executive Director Dan O’Leary were joined by legislative host Rep. Donald Wong. O’Leary outlined Mystic Valley Elder Services’ state budget priorities for FY19, which include...
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Police Briefs 04-11-2018

April 13, 2018
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Police  News HIT AND RUN A Ward Street man has been summonsed for a wild situation near Copeland Circle on April 3 involving an airport shuttle. Around 7:30 p.m., the shuttle driver observed a car driving erratically near Copeland Circle. Suddenly, the car hit the curb, went into the guardrail and started spinning. As...
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Keeping the Promise

April 13, 2018
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The following article is written by school officials from Revere, Chelsea, and the Greater Boston area. Among the many challenges facing public schools today is to fund an adequate education for all students but especially students with complex learning requirements, gaps in academic experiences, and language acquisition proficiency needs. Students with these kinds of...
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A Municipal ‘Call to Arms’

April 13, 2018
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We all remember our grade school history lesson when we studied Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the famous phrase extolling “…government of the people, by the people, and for the people…” Government’s sacred function is to serve its people.  But the “government” is not some isolated entity. It is, as President Lincoln articulated, comprised...
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Red Line/Blue Line Connector

April 13, 2018
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The hiring of VHB Engineering to begin a three-month study on the feasibility of the Red Line/Blue Line Connector certainly comes as good news to residents who depend on public transportation to commute to their jobs and homes on a daily basis. While the price tag for this connector is steep, the advantages to...
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Bond Rating is a Big Deal

April 13, 2018
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Municipal bond ratings typically do not garner a lot of public attention. The minutiae of how and why an agency such as Standard & Poor’s assesses the financial health of every city and town in the nation typically is the province of accountants working in the back-offices of some big office building. Their language...
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