Archive for September, 2018

Remembering Lost Lives

September 20, 2018
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Remembering Lost Lives

Under candlelight last Sunday night, Sept. 16, Nor Al Abadi remembers a loved one lost to drugs and/or alcohol during the 12th Annual Revere Beach Memorial at the Bandstand. The Memorial has been a longstanding way for residents to remember those lost to the opiate epidemic and to misuse of other substances.
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Football Season Starts

September 20, 2018
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Football Season Starts

Running back Captain Darius McNeil (#24) eludes a Marblehead defender during the Patriots’ home opener on Friday, Sept. 14.
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Revere Man Dies from Shark Attack on Cape

September 20, 2018
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Revere Man Dies from Shark Attack on Cape

Friends and family are mourning the loss of Revere resident Arthur Medici, 26, after he was bitten by a shark in Wellfleet and died on Saturday. The attack happened off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet around 12:15 p.m. Medici, of Beachland Avenue, was an active boogie-boarder and was on his board with his future...
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5-Alarm Fire Guts Franklin Avenue Complex

September 20, 2018
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5-Alarm Fire Guts Franklin Avenue Complex

At first the Revere Fire Department responded to 10 Franklin Ave. it was to respond to an alarm sounding on the fourth floor at 2:08 p.m. Sunday. When firefighters arrived they searched each floor and found a haze floating in the air. “And then the fire made itself known,” said Fire Capt. Tom Todisco....
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City Council Discusses Missing Water Meters

September 20, 2018
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Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo has asked that Mayor Brian Arrigo appear before the City Council to discuss missing or unaccounted water meters for potentially 120 homes in the city. “This was another situation that the city is now having to deal with,” said Rizzo. “What troubles me the most about this is that I had...
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RCN Gearing Up for Cable Television Option

September 20, 2018
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Residents have been noticing RCN trucks on local streets and special mailers in the mail from RCN.  Soon they’ll be able to choose their cable service from Comcast or RCN. RCN obtained its license from the city in the past year and since then RCN has been establishing its fiber optic network. Jeff Carlson,...
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News Briefs

September 20, 2018
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NARFE to meet The North Shore Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1 pm at the Peabody Community Life Center, 75R Central Street, Peabody. This very important business meeting will include election of officers for the coming year. Refreshments will...
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City Council Passes Motion by Powers on Overdevelopment

September 20, 2018
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Ward 5 Councillor John Powers was pleased to see the City Council approve his motion Monday night to limit overdevelopment at the boatyard at the corner of Mills and Thayer Avenues. The motion, which was earlier approved by the Planning Board and the Sub-Committee on Zoning, will prevent large-scale development on that site. “The...
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Suffolk Downs Development Talks Continue

September 20, 2018
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After a summer break in August, the Suffolk Downs Advisory Group comprised of local officials and community members, returned to work discussing the future development of Suffolk Downs with HYM Investments, owners and developers of the 161-acre site in Revere and East Boston. The topics at last Wednesday night’s meeting, were workplace development to...
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Firefighters Respond to Ammonia Leak

September 20, 2018
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On Tuesday,  Sept. 12 around 2:30 p.m.  a Tier 1 haz mat response was ordered by Revere Fire Department Deputy Chief Glen Rich as a result of a report of an ammonia leak at the former NECCO plant. An incident command structure was formed with the following agencies. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston, EPA,...
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City to Honor Grace Hill Sannella with Memorial Plaque

September 20, 2018
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The late Grace Hill Sannella will be honored for her outstanding contributions to Revere with a plaque in her name at the McCarthy Pavilion on Revere Beach, across from Kelly’s Roast Beef. The Council approved a motion by Ward 5 Councillor John Powers that the city recognize the distinguished citizen for her 42 years...
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Century 21 North East Welcomes New Hire and Merger from Revere

September 20, 2018
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Century 21 North East, the fastest growing Century 21 in the United States, has announced that it has completed the merger of DiLorenzo Realty on Revere Beach in Revere, MA. This new acquisition opens the doors to an abundance of new real estate opportunities in the Revere area, where Century 21 North East already...
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Police Briefs 09-19-2018

September 20, 2018
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Police News BOULDER BASH Revere Police arrested a Jamaica Plain man on Woods Avenue last Wednesday night, Sept. 12, when he apparently tossed a boulder through his recently estranged friend’s window and tried to enter into the apartment. Around 4:30 a.m., police responded after someone called 9-1-1 and hung up. They found a black...
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Getting to the Heart of America’s Diabetes Crisis

September 20, 2018
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About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to White Americans. Hispanic...
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Letters to the Editor

September 20, 2018
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Thank you to co-sponsor Dear Editor: On behalf of the Revere Housing Authority’s Executive Director, Board of Commissioners and staff, we would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to our co-sponsor, MGH/WIC Program and Gisabel Barbosa-Horta and the following sponsors who contributed to making our Summer Kickoff Event held on Aug. 9 for RHA tenants...
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A Somber Ceremony

September 20, 2018
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The annual Revere Beach Memorial was held on Sunday night at the Reinstein Bandstand.  This moving ceremony of remembering the 160 residents lost to drug addiction again this year had more new faces in the crowd. This is a powerful statement, but we still have  a long way to go before this scourge is...
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A Possible Harbinger

September 20, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...
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Sports 09-19-2018

September 20, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup Doubly-tough loss for RHS football team If you can keep your head when all about you.  Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, — from If, by Rudyard Kipling Some losses hurt more than others, and so it was for the Revere High football team in the wake of an...
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Obituaries 09-19-2018

September 20, 2018
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Martin ‘Marty’ Millerick Lincoln Lab Facilities department supervisor Martin J. ”Marty” Millerick, a longtime resident of Winthrop, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, Sept. 11. He was 65 years old. Martin was born and raised in East Boston’s Jeffries Point section. The well-known family resided on Webster Street for decades and was well...
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Chelsea-Revere Bocce Bowl

September 14, 2018
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Chelsea-Revere Bocce Bowl

Revere’s Eunice LaPlante cheered as her Revere bocce team took the lead on Saturday, Sept. 4, during the 2nd annual Chelsea-Revere Bocce Bowl. The event took place at Voke Park in Prattville and featured senior center teams from Revere versus senior center teams from Chelsea. It was a hard-fought battle but Chelsea took the...
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