Archive for June, 2018

Bob Haas Memorial Unveiling

June 28, 2018
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Bob Haas Memorial Unveiling

Juanita Haas and Rachel Shanley unveil the new memorial to Bob Haas at the Lincoln School playground on Thursday afternoon, June 21.
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Thank You Dan Conley

June 28, 2018
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Thank You Dan Conley

On behalf of the City of Revere, Councillor George Rotondo gave a plaque commending District Attorney Dan Conley in helping the residents of Revere and all of Suffolk County.
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Council Approves FY19 Budget

June 28, 2018
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On Monday night the city council approved a $192,676,571 city budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins on July 1. Mayor Brian Arrigo had submitted a $206,992,903 budget request to the City Council on June 11. The Ways and Means Subcommittee then vetted the budget and the council made the final vote. Councillor Dan...
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Appreciation:Eileen Haydock Merullo Lived a Life of Service

June 28, 2018
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Appreciation:Eileen Haydock Merullo Lived a Life of Service

Eileen Haydock Merullo has lived a life of service: in the military, in the schools, and in the community. When asked why she had entered the Army immediately after graduation from Boston University, Eileen said that she was very anxious to serve her country. She had watched 15 young men in her immediate neighborhood...
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RBP Hotel LLC, Shaws Site Developer, Tweaks Plan

June 28, 2018
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RBP Hotel, LLC, developers of the former Shaw site on the Revere Beach Parkway, came before the City Council Monday night asking for an increase for its hotel by 20 rooms and a decrease in the number of “extended-stay” units by eight. Christine Thomas, a partner in the development, said they would like 132...
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Senator Markey, EBNHC Administrators, Discuss Health Impacts of Separating Children from Familes at the Border

June 28, 2018
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Flanked by the state’s leading doctors, psychiatrists and pediatricians U.S. Senator Edward Markey delivered an emotional speech discussing the health impacts on children and families caused by separating children from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico. The press conference last Friday outside the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Maverick Square followed...
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Senior Tax Exemption Program Applicants Accepted July 1

June 28, 2018
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Qualified senior citizens will be eligible for a property tax exemption under the new Senior Tax exemption program announced this week by Mayor Brian Arrigo. Voters overwhelmingly approved the exemption program in the November 2017 municipal election, voting 4,543 to 1,398 in favor.   Mayor Arrigo championed the exemption in the run-up to the election,...
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News Briefs

June 28, 2018
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Senior Citizen Work-Off Abatement Program FY 2019 Mayor Brian Arrigo is pleased to announce the City of Revere will be accepting applications on July 1 for the Senior Citizen Work-Off Abatement Program Fiscal Year 2019. This program provides the opportunity for 50 seniors to work for a $750 property tax abatement and another 50 seniors...
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Commericial Parking Lot Fees Reconsidered

June 28, 2018
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Parking is a hot topic in Revere, especially when it comes to commercial parking lots. On June 19, the License Commission held a public hearing to discuss parking lot fees, something they visited back in April when they increased the fee from $25 to $365 per space, an increase lot owners were not happy...
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Loan Orders Approved for Water and Sewer Work

June 28, 2018
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The City Council approved $11.75 million in loan orders for water and sewer work at various locations around the city, but the measure wasn’t approved until the council grilled the representative from CDM Smith. The first bone of contention came from Councillor Dan Rizzo and Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch, who asked why CDM...
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Speaker DeLeo Leads Growing Coalition of Support Behind Evandro Carvalho for Suffolk DA

June 28, 2018
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo endorsed Democratic State Representative Evandro C. Carvalho for Suffolk County District Attorney, citing Carvalho’s strong progressive record and prosecutorial experience. Speaker DeLeo, a lifelong Democrat and Winthrop resident, said Carvalho has distinguished himself as a leader on progressive issues during his tenure in the House, and singled out his...
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City Council Motions

June 28, 2018
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18-230 Motion presented by Councillor Powers: That the Mayor convene a meeting to discuss resources available and possible solutions to abate the flooding problems that the City has recently experienced in the areas of Rice Avenue, Mills Avenue, Pines River, and other affected areas. The entities or individuals should be requested to attend: Federal...
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Revere Resident Elle Baker Receives “Unsung Heroine” Award

June 28, 2018
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Ms. Lauriellen “Elle” Baker of Revere was recently honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2018 class of Unsung Heroines in a ceremony at the State House in Boston.  This distinction celebrates extraordinary women who perform acts of service, enhancing our communities on a daily basis. “Elle’s deeply...
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Volare Issued a Warning, Commission Miffed by Lackadaisical Efforts

June 28, 2018
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The Revere License Commission held a public hearing last week for violations of the entertainment license and license conditions for Volare, at 388 Broadway. The Commission said the violations were booking a disc jockey without a license, and letting people in after 12:30 a.m. In addition, a police detail has not been present on...
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New Memorial Plaque Unveiled in Honor of Bob Haas at the Lincoln School Playground

June 28, 2018
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The family of the late Mayor and Councillor Bob Haas Jr. gathered with City and School leaders on Thursday afternoon, June 21, to celebrate a memorial to Haas at the new Lincoln School playground – a facility Haas helped to build some years ago in a volunteer effort. Mayor Brian Arrigo said it has...
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Revere Students Earn Academic Honors

June 28, 2018
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LOCAL STUDENTS EARN ACADEMIC HONORS Belmont Hill School students from Revere achieved academic honors for the 2017-2018 school year. They are listed below: James Perullo — Grade 11,  Honors Mauricio Rodriguez — Grade 10,  Honors   TWO GRADUATE FROM UNION COLLEGE Nearly 500 students graduated from Union College on Sunday, June 17 during the...
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Police Briefs 06-27-2018

June 28, 2018
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Police  News CITIZENS ACADEMY GRAD HELPS POLICE Revere Police are giving high accolade to Jesse Foster, a graduate of their Citizens Police Academy, who helped police on June 20 find a man who was allegedly breaking into cars on Library Street. Police were called around 12:30 a.m. for two males breaking into cars on...
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Why is Plastic Pollution Partisan?

June 28, 2018
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Pollution should be a non-partisan issue. But, for some reason, it’s not. On June 5th, World Environment Day (WED), India’s Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vadham, announced India’s unprecedented pledge to abandon single-use plastics by 2022 at the UN sponsored WED summit in India. At the summit, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra...
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Letter to the Editor

June 28, 2018
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PLASTICS ARE BAD FOR OUR BEACHES AND ENVIRONMENT Dear Editor, This past Saturday, Revere residents and members of Environment Massachusetts cleared garbage, mostly single-use plastic, from Revere Beach. The sand might be plastic-free for now, but you’ll see those volunteers again next year and the year after that, because no matter how many cleanups...
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School’s Out — Drive Carefully

June 28, 2018
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With the school year having just ended (thanks to all those snow days that lengthened the school year), motorists need to adjust their driving habits to take into account that children will be in our streets all day long and into the evening. Although operating a motor vehicle during the school year presents its...
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