Archive for August, 2018

Leone Summer Sports Camp

August 16, 2018
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Leone Summer Sports Camp

Camp Counselors Kiana Napolitano and Katie O’Donnell get soaked at the Revere Rec Summer Sports Camp with John Leone.
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Row Row Row in Revere

August 16, 2018
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Row Row Row in Revere

John and Joseph Arrigo, sons of Mayor Arrigo, were determined to hop in the water last Saturday during the annual Row Row Row in Revere, a fundraiser for autism awareness. Although they didn’t make it in this year, they’re ready and waiting for their run.
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Council Passes Motion by Rotondo to Have State Auditor Review Finances

August 16, 2018
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Council Passes Motion by Rotondo to Have State Auditor Review Finances

The Revere City Council voted 10-1 to approve a motion by Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo to bring in the state auditor to review the city’s finances in all city departments. Rotondo’s motion was in response to the continuing investigation of the city’s parking operations and a report, conducted by a certified public accounting firm, that...
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Dr James Taylor, EBNHC Founding Member, Dies

August 16, 2018
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Dr James Taylor, EBNHC Founding Member, Dies

Dr. James Taylor, M.D., who was a revered and respected figure in the healthcare field both in East Boston and nationally, has died. Dr. Taylor, who dedicated over 40 years to the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) before his retirement in 2011, died in Brookline...
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Councillor McKenna says ‘Suspended’ Parking Employees Should be Paid

August 16, 2018
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Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna reaffirmed her belief that the two Revere Parking Department employees that Mayor Brian Arrigo placed on unpaid administrative leave should receive their salaries while they are on leave from their jobs. McKenna’s comments came during the City Council’s committee on the whole meeting Monday night. “I said at my...
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News Briefs

August 16, 2018
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Ward 4 Community Meetings ON FRIDAY Councilor Patrick Keefe is pleased to announce continued Ward 4 Community Meeting. Our committee is focused on continuing to bring city hall to the residents and have their concerns heard, As always direct communication and collaboration works best.  I think the ability to meet with residents face to...
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Metro Credit Union Announces Deb Frank as VP of Mortgage Business Development

August 16, 2018
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Frank, a resident of Chelsea who has over 20 years of mortgage industry experience, joined Metro in 2015. In her new role, she is responsible for attracting and building relationships with new and existing referral partners, professional organizations, and Metro’s select employee groups. “Deb is highly respected throughout the industry for her energy, enthusiasm,...
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Ceremony Held for Charles W. Frederick Memorial

August 16, 2018
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On Sunday, Aug. 12, a dedication ceremony at Frederick Park that is near the Beachmont School was held for Charles Frederick, a Revere native who was killed in the final days of Word War I.  Members of the Frederick family, as well as City officials were at the dedication. The following is the speech...
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Revere Police Receive State Grant to Increase Impaired Driving Patrols

August 16, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo and Chief of Police James Guido recently announced that the Revere Police Department will increase impaired driving patrols on local roads with grant funds from the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Revere Police will join local departments across the state as well as...
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Mantia Sisters Dance Academy Announces Julia Bosco as New Dance and Gymnastics Teacher

August 16, 2018
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Julia has been dancing for 20 years. She started her dance journey at the Agnes Strecker Dance Studio at the age of two. Julia continued her dance career there and at the age of 13 became an assistant teacher and by the time she was 16, Julia was recognized as a head teacher. In 2013 Julia...
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Arrigo:New Parking Meters Will be Installed Throughout the City

August 16, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo said that Revere residents can expect to see brand new parking meters throughout the city by the end of 2018. “All of the meters will be replaced and we will have brand new meters,” said Arrigo. “Additionally we’re going to have a new reporting system. The City Council gets a treasurer’s...
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MBTA Blue Line Breaks down for Second Time in Less than Two Weeks; Riders Walk Through Tunnels to Exit

August 16, 2018
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Last Thursday morning for about four hours, there was absolute pandemonium for Blue Line commuters. For the second time in less than two weeks an MBTA Blue Line train lost power and was stuck in the tunnel between Maverick and Aquarium stations. Those stuck on the train were forced to evacuate through the rear...
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Police Briefs 08-15-2018

August 16, 2018
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Police News GUNSHOTS ON SQUIRE ROAD Revere Police are investigating several gunshots that were fired on Monday, Aug. 6, in the parking lot area of the Squire Lounge. Around 2:40 a.m., police working details in the area reported hearing between five and seven rounds fired from a gun. A full response hit the area...
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National Grid Lock-Out of Workers Did Not Have to Happen

August 16, 2018
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Imagine your employer locked you out of your job, stopped paying you and canceled health insurance for you and your family all as a way to send a message: When you get desperate enough you’ll come back with fewer benefits and worse insurance. It’s unethical and it is exactly what National Grid is doing...
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EPA is Right to Applaud Oil and Natural Gas Companies

August 16, 2018
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The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a much-anticipated report on greenhouse gas emissions. It contains some great news. Between 2015 and 2016 — the last year measured — U.S. emissions dropped 1.9 percent. Unfortunately, it also contains some bad news. Today, Americans spew more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than they did a generation...
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City and Business Community Respond to Necco Closure

August 16, 2018
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The sudden shutdown of the Necco plant on July 24 triggered a good amount of anger and disillusion.  What kind of company spends $17.3 million dollars in May, touts its experience and expertise while pledging to revive the Necco brand, then brusquely reverses course, ruthlessly discarding some 230 dedicated employees as if they were...
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DeMentia-Reporting Bill Will Help Us All

August 16, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a landmark bill this past week that has been hailed as a first-in-the-nation effort to require that medical professionals undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The legislation also requires physicians who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s in a patient...
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We’re All Proud of Chief Justice Dawley

August 16, 2018
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That was a nice article by Seth Daniel last week in which he profiled Revere native Paul Dawley, who recently was reappointed to a five-year term as the Chief Justice of the state’s district courts. Chief Justice Dawley, who grew up in Revere and attended the Immaculate Conception School, comes from a well-known and...
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A Much-Needed Grant

August 16, 2018
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“Salus populi suprema lex esto,” is an ancient Roman maxim, ascribed to Cicero, which translates, “Let the safety of the people be the highest law (of the nation).” Indeed, it is fair to say that our public safety departments rate as the most-crucial element of public service in any municipality. They are the first...
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Revere Pop Warner Begins Practice for 2018 Season

August 16, 2018
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Revere Junior Patriots Pop Warner has long been one of the area’s most popular and successful youth sports organizations. That tradition of excellence is continuing under the leadership of president Patrick Keefe, who also serves as  city councillor for Ward 4. Keefe reports that approximately 200 boys and girls have begun practices for the...
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