Archive for July, 2018

Investigation of Meter Money Continues:Arrigo Places Two Parking Department Employees on Unpaid, Administrative Leave

July 28, 2018
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Investigation of Meter Money Continues:Arrigo Places Two Parking Department Employees on Unpaid, Administrative Leave

Mayor Brian Arrigo has placed two employees in the Revere Parking Department on unpaid, administrative leave following the release of a report that showed only one coin turnover from the city’s parking meters had been made during fiscal year 2018. According to the review of the city’s parking operations conducted by Roselli, Clark and...
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News Briefs

July 28, 2018
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Purple Heart Day is Aug. 7 There are so many days of remembrance on the calendar its no wonder many can be forgotten. Our Auxiliary has chosen Purple Heart Day Aug. 7 as our date of remembrance. Each year Auxiliary VFW Post 6712 shall try its best to Honor community recipients on this very...
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Revere Students Earn Academic Honors

July 28, 2018
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LOCAL STUDENTS ON DEAN’S LIST MCPHS Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science  (MCPHS) University is pleased to announce the students who have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester: Brianna Herlihy is a native of Revere, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Brianna will...
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City Council Motions

July 28, 2018
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18-246 Motion presented by Councillor Rotondo: That the Mayor provide a copy of the City of Revere yearly audit and the budget commencing in 2016. APPROVED 18-247 Motion presented by Councillor Guinasso: That the City Council award a Certificate of Commendation to Kerri Abrams, owner of Kinship Floral for donating a kidney to John...
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City Clerk Granted Tenure by Governor

July 28, 2018
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Following in the footsteps of other city clerks before her, City Clerk Ashley Melnik has been granted tenure by Gov. Charlie Baker on July 18 when he signed a special act approved by the House of Representatives and by the State Senate. Melnik, 35, has been the city clerk since 2010, also serving as...
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NY Dog Breeder, Dumped Dogs in Revere, Convicted of Animal Cruelty

July 28, 2018
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A Salem Superior Court judge found a 54-year old Long Beach, New York dog breeder guilty of animal cruelty on July 20 following a week and a half long bench trial. Judge James Lang found Dominic Donovan guilty of six counts of animal cruelty Friday morning. Donovan’s bail was revoked and he was taken into...
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Arrigo Announces Financial Audit Findings and Commits to Further Review

July 28, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo announced the findings of a comprehensive external review that has resulted in the identification of over $2 million in city funds of which nearly $800,000 will be returned to the city’s general fund and  the remaining money will be returned to the state and federal governments.  The audit was commissioned by...
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Advocacy Group Produces Study Showing Roadmap to Fix School Funding:Under Five-Year Plan, Revere Could See Up to $18 Million More per Year

July 28, 2018
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A state budget advocacy organization – Mass. Budget and Policy Center – has released a report this week detailing a five-year roadmap to fix the state’s education funding crisis – a plan that would require $888 million over five years and would mean $18 million more in state funding per year for Revere schools....
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Police Briefs 07-25-2018

July 28, 2018
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SHOOTING IN CAMPBELL AVE HOME Revere Police detectives and State Troopers assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office are investigating a shooting that severely injured a man on Campbell Avenue early on July 17. Revere Police responded for a 9-1-1 call reporting an injured person in the area of 104 Campbell Ave. Inside...
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Lost and Found: Audits Found Forgotten Money, and Revealed Lost Parking Revenue

July 28, 2018
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When I took the oath of office as Mayor of Revere in 2016, among my immediate priorities was to gain an objective, unvarnished assessment of the City’s finances and the methods used to manage them.  I believed that there was ample space to improve oversight, increase efficiency, and revise the ways the City used...
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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 28, 2018
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A recent news article in The Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent...
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Sports 07-25-2018

July 28, 2018
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Revere ingredients flavor Yawkey League’s McKay Beacons success   Four Revere residents are prime reasons that the McKay Club Beacons have surged to second place in the Ted Williams Division of the Yawkey Baseball League. Players Matt Costanza, Rich DeMartino, and Zach Moore, and coach John Moore are prime reasons that the young Beacons...
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Obituaries 07-25-2018

July 28, 2018
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Anthony Joseph Bianchi Co-founder and operator with his wife of Bianchi’s Pizza on Revere Beach Anthony Joseph Bianchi of Danvers, formerly of Revere, beloved husband of Josephine E. (Tuccelli) Bianchi passed away on Friday, July 6, at Beverly Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 86 years old. Born in Revere, the son...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Set for Friday Kick Off

July 20, 2018
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The Revere Beach Partnership and sponsors of the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival have wowed millions of visitors for the last 14 years to witness some amazing sculptures. And this year will be no exception. With more than 350 tons of special granite sand brought in last Friday from Hudson, N.H., the festival...
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Road Closures for Sand Sculpting Fest

July 20, 2018
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There is no doubt traffic related to the Sand Sculpturing Festival will be noticeable during the next couple of days, and those coming to the beach are encouraged to take public transportation, ride share services because there will be little parking. Police Chief James Guido said there will be no shuttle from Suffolk Downs...
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Appreciation:Lucy Fiandaca, Local Resident, Pillar of the Community

July 20, 2018
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When Lucy Fiandaca walked into the Winthrop Marketplace to do her shopping, this elegant lady from East Boston lit up the whole store with her kindness, her warmth, and her optimism. “She was the most positive person I’ve ever met,” said owner Marc Wallerce. “She was a wonderful, wonderful lady who got to know...
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Melaina Polan Wins 2018 Full-Tuition Posse Scholarship

July 20, 2018
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Headed to Bucknell University in the fall, Revere High School graduate Melaina Polan has been awarded Posse Foundation full-tuition Leadership Scholarship. The Posse Foundation is an American nonprofit organization that recruits student leaders from public high schools across the country to form diverse groups called “Posses.” Each “Posse,” consisting of about 10 Posse Scholars...
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News Briefs

July 20, 2018
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WORKSHOP PLANNED ON SENIOR TAX PROGRAMS The Mayor’s Office and Assessor’s Office will be hosting their second workshop at the Rossetti Cowan Senior Center on July 19 at 11 a.m. to help seniors apply for the new Senior Tax Exemption and the Senior Work-Off Abatement program.   Dockless Bike Sharing RETURNS WITH SUMMER Lime...
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Find Yourself in a DCR State Park to Celebrate 125th Anniversary

July 20, 2018
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Join a DCR Park interpreter to learn about the wonderful natural and cultural history of your state parks.  All Programs are FREE and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For program cancellations phone 978-937-2094 ext. 121, one hour before start time. Rain Cancels.  Bring Water.  Strongly recommend sunscreen, a...
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Revere Housing Authority’s Proactive Approach to the Rat Problem in Revere

July 20, 2018
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Due, in part, to the recent rash of city-wide complaints regarding rat infestation, the Revere Housing Authority  Director, James Millezano, reported to the Board of Commissioners at the June 21 meeting, that the Housing Authority  workers have been proactive in their approach to stemming the rat problem in all Revere housing developments.  Many significant...
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