Archive for June, 2018

A True Bulldog:Revere Resident Graduates from Yale

June 21, 2018
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A True Bulldog:Revere Resident Graduates from Yale

Anthony D’Ambrosio accepted his degree from Yale University, received the Anthony M. Schulte Award for exemplary public service, and because of his exceptional leadership, he had the opportunity to meet Yale Law School alumna Hillary Clinton, the Class Day speaker. That was just a portion of D’Ambrosio’s unforgettable commencement weekend experience at Yale, the...
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Decreases in Water and Sewer Rate Coming in FY19

June 21, 2018
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Decreases in Water and Sewer Rate Coming in FY19

Mayor Brian Arrigo presented a check to the residential water and sewer ratepayers for $2 million during Monday night’s City Council meeting.  He then announced the new rates for the next fiscal year. “This represents a 3.09 percent decrease in rate-payers bills and is the city’s first water rate reduction in 19 years,” Arrigo...
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Arrigo Outlines Plan to Combat Rat Problem

June 21, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo announced on Monday night that he is undertaking taking aggressive steps to reduce the number of rats that many people are complaining about. Kicking the battle off is the mayor’s budget request for FY19 that includes $150,000 for pest/rodent management. Part of the fund will go toward a uniform, trash-barrel program...
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News Briefs

June 21, 2018
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DON BOSCO REUNION IS JULY 22 A reunion for all Don Bosco Technical High School grads takes place on Sunday, July 22, at the Norwood Elks Club.  Mass in memory of all deceased graduates and faculty will be offered at 3 p.m.  Send a check for $47. to Jim Hager 13 Newton Drive, Gorham,...
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Councillors Start Review Process of FY19 Budget

June 21, 2018
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The fiscal year 2019 budget was presented to the City Council on Monday night by Mayor Brian Arrigo. His request for the budget for FY19 is $206,992,903, up from $204,064,961, an increase of 1.43 percent. Arrigo said highlights of this year’s budget include the addition of five Department of Public Works laborers, and the...
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RBC Recognizes First Home of 2018

June 21, 2018
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The Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) has awarded its first home beautification award of 2018 to David Moore of Carlson Avenue.  It is evident as one passes by the home that David is extremely proud of his property. The front of the home is landscaped with neatly trimmed bushes and colorful rhododendron plantings.  In addition...
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John Nucci Receives Life Saving Kidney Transplant from Revere’s Kerri Abrams

June 21, 2018
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Life has come full circle for East Boston’s John Nucci and Kerri Abrams, who owns Kinship Florist in Revere. Thirty-five years ago Abrams’ parents, Kim and Al, were political supporters and friends of Nucci’s. At the time neither Nucci nor the Abrams could have ever guessed nearly four decades later that Kim and Al’s...
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NSMHA Summer Sail Scheduled for June 28

June 21, 2018
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North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA) will be hosting a Summer Sail on Thursday, June 28, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Piers Park Sailing Center to benefit NSMHA’s recovery programs throughout Greater Boston, and raise awareness about the agency’s impact in the community. “It’s a wonderful organization. We really are dedicated to our mission of...
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Rotondo Calls for Moratorium

June 21, 2018
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Councillor George Rotondo wants to see the city have a four-month moratorium on the construction of properties six units or larger so a study of traffic, EMS response times and fires related to large-scale developments and the impact on the water and sewer infrastructure, schools, and rodents. At Monday night’s council meeting Rotondo said...
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Beachmont Stairs Need Repairs

June 21, 2018
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The public stairs are a vital link to public transportation stops and an integral part of navigating on foot around Beachmont . Monday night Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna and representatives of the Beachmont Improvement Committee called for the city to repair them and keep them in safe working order. McKenna’s motion requested that...
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Class of 2018 Graduates from Northeast Metro Tech

June 21, 2018
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On Friday, June 1, graduates from 15 different vocations were celebrated and received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony at Breakheart Stadium. Superintendent David DiBarri encouraged students to seek out leadership opportunities as they grow in their professional and personal lives — by pursuing management roles, joining their trade’s union or becoming a coach...
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Storm Damage Remains an Issue for Metropolitan Beaches Commission

June 21, 2018
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This past winter saw several storms and weather conditions that heavily impacted the metropolitan beaches in the Greater Boston area. To discuss the impact and the general state of area beaches like Revere Beach for the coming months, the Metropolitan Beaches Commission (MBC) held a hearing on Monday, June 18, at the Massachusetts State...
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Police Briefs 06-20-2018

June 21, 2018
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Arrest Report   FRIDAY, JUNE 15 Leonard D. Lomax, 26, of 83 Cooledge St., was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of ammunition.   SATURDAY, JUNE 16 Quentin K. McCoy, 37, of Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and...
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Letter to the Editor

June 21, 2018
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THANK YOU BIC Dear Editor: We the residents of the Howe Bldg., in Beachmont would like to express our gratitude to “The Beachmont Improvement Committee.” The beautiful park they maintain is ‘beautiful,’  and having that at our front door, starts our day with a smile. “Thanks” to all who make it happen. The residents...
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Addressing the Rat Problem in Revere

June 21, 2018
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Public concern about rodents, particularly rats, has escalated steadily in recent years. Longstanding efforts to combat rodent infestation, overseen by the City’s Inspectional Services Department, has had a modicum of success. The Department’s resources and manpower, however, have been insufficient to implement a large scale approach to rodent control. Understanding the need for a...
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Is This Really America?

June 21, 2018
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The national disgrace that is occurring at our southern border is something that we never could have imagined happening in the United States of America. The images of children separated from their parents and locked behind chain link fences evokes the worst horrors of the 20th century —  the concentration camps and gulags to...
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Fighting the Rat Problem

June 21, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo is to be congratulated for undertaking an aggressive program to stem and control the rat population growth in our community. Nothing can be more distressing to any resident or homeowner than seeing a rat scurrying along the streets or sidewalks or hearing rustling sounds in the rubbish bags. There is something...
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Sports 06-20-2018

June 21, 2018
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Revere Youth Baseball and Softball teams enter playoff competition By Jonathan Chang While the playoffs began for most divisions in Revere Youth Baseball and Softball (RYBS), the attention is centered around the All-Stars. After watching the 10U and 12U All Star teams begin their district play last weekend, the 9U and 11U All Stars...
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Obituaries 06-20-2018

June 21, 2018
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Eileen Merullo Revere’s 1991 Woman of the Year Eileen HaydockMerullo died peacefully at home on June 17.  She was 95 years old. Born and raised on Olive Street in Revere to loving parents, James and Catherine Haydock, among a close family of five sisters and one brother, she excelled in sports from an early...
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Remembering the Fallen Firefighters

June 16, 2018
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Remembering the Fallen Firefighters

Fire Capt. Glenn Rich places a marker at the firefighters memorial at the Alden Mills Point of Pine Fire Station.
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