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Celebrate Small Business Saturday at Beach Sales

November 25, 2017
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Celebrate Small Business Saturday at Beach Sales

Shop small and celebrate Small Business Saturday this weekend at Beach Sales, a family-run showroom offering a range of discount appliances and electronics. To make the sweet deals even sweeter, free coffee and donuts will be served to customers on during Small Business Saturday. Owners, and brothers-in-law Alan Belinfante and Howie Freedman continue on...
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Gravellese Leaving Mayor’s Office to Take Position at Boston College

November 25, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock He’s been by Mayor Brian Arrigo’s side since before the election two years ago, but now Joe Gravellese, the mayor’s aide, will be taking a position with Boston College. His last day of work for the city of Revere will be Nov. 30, and he jumps right in to Boston...
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AMAC:Aging is a Disease and Science is Determined to Find A ‘Cure’ for It

November 25, 2017
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Is old age a disease?  Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens , says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease.  “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a...
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The Ultimate Wedding Contest Looks to Make a Special Someone’s Dreams Come True

November 16, 2017
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The Ultimate Wedding Contest Looks to Make a Special Someone’s Dreams Come True

Story & Photo by Marianne Salza While attending a performance at Blue Ocean Music Hall last summer, Heather Siegal-Demuro, co-owner of The Ultimate Woman’s Apparel, shared a table with a young couple who had been long engaged. The two had been waiting to get married until they could afford their dream wedding. The compelling...
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Shop in Revere on Small Business Saturday, Nov 25

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s easy to name off big box stores, but it’s the small businesses thriving to keep Revere moving that people remember for years to come. On this year’s Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 25, small businesses within our community open their doors, as they always do,...
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MassDot Working on New Toll-Plaza Reconfiguration

November 16, 2017
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By John Lynds It’s no secret that traffic in East Boston has gotten worse, not better as a result of MassDOT’s All Electronic Tolling (AET) program that removed the toll booths from the mouth of the Sumner Tunnel. The removal of tolls and subsequent re-configuration of the plaza has led to a traffic nightmare...
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A Look Through the Graveyard: Council Motions that Didn’t Make the Cut

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere city councillors file hundreds of motions each year. They are often sent to sub-committees, then travel back to the council and if they are lucky they go to the mayor’s office for a signature and the finish line.. But not every motions make it through, they are sadly just...
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We Can Make It Less Profitable to Traffic Opioids

November 11, 2017
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 By John A. Cassara and Nathan Proctor The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency. Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn’t seem to be any other possible description. So many dedicated people in cities and towns, faith communities and schools,...
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Recreational Marijuana Ban Proposal Moves Forward

November 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council held a public hearing at its meeting last week on a proposal to ban the sale of recreational marijuana in Revere, and only one resident stood saying he supported the proposed ban. The recreational marijuana issue was referred to the council’s Legislative Affairs committee after a public...
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Congregation Tifereth Israel Comes Down to Make Way for Veterans Housing

November 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Revere residents and Mayor Brian Arrigo joined Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky for a special ceremony Tuesday morning marking the demolition of the Congregation Tifereth Israel synagogue on Nahant Avenue. The 105-year-old synagogue at the corner of Shirley and Nahant Avenues is being torn down to make way for a 30-unit,...
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Northeast Metro Tech Celebrates its First National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, Mary Fung

November 3, 2017
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Principal Carla Scuzzarella is pleased to announce that, for the first time, a Northeast Metro Tech student has been named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition that recognizes students for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Senior...
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Flood Insurance Renewal is Critical for Massachusetts and New England

November 3, 2017
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By Richard Paris New England is well aware of the wreckage that can come with a major storm. In recent years, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Hanna were just a few of the storms that left scars up and down the Northeast. Those storms claimed lives, flooded our coastline, and caused major damage...
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Cambridge College Looks to Build on Amazing History in New Charlestown Location

October 27, 2017
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Cambridge College Looks to Build on Amazing History in New Charlestown Location

By Seth Daniel For 100 years, Cambridge College built an amazing foundation of educating adults – many of them being adults who were balancing work and family life with their continuing education – on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge and now they are embarking on the next chapter of their history in a consolidated, modern...
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The Amazon Bid Is In; Now the Waiting Game

October 27, 2017
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What would Revere be like if Amazon landed on the Suffolk Down property? According to Mayor Brian Arrigo it would be transformative. “This is an opportunity to envision the future of Suffolk Downs and plan for a dynamic, mixed-use neighborhood that will serve as a revitalized anchor for Revere and Boston for decades to...
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MAPC Announces 16-Community Effort to Bring Bike-Share System to Boston’s Inner-Suburbs in 2018

October 27, 2017
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A regional, bike-share system for communities in Metro Boston is on the horizon, thanks to a project announced this week by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston. MAPC, the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in 101 cities and towns across Greater Boston, is working to bring this...
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Team DeLeo Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

October 6, 2017
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Team DeLeo Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo (third from left) and the Revere members of Team DeLeo are pictured at the Beachmont School parking lot Sunday morning prior to boarding the bus for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Boston.
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Council Slows Down on Recreational Marijuana Ban

October 6, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. regarding a proposed ban on recreational marijuana shops. The council decided to slow down the process when it comes to banning pot shops and the sale of recreational marijuana in Revere. Last week Council...
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Suffolk Downs Owner says Amazon Could Be A Good Fit for Suffolk Downs

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Tom O’Brien’s group, HYM Investment Group, LLC, is all in on trying to attract Seattle-based Amazon second headquarters (HQ2) to the 161-acre Suffolk Downs property his group purchased in the spring. At the Revere  council meeting on Monday night, O’Brien told council members that a company like Amazon would be a...
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Council Bans the Sale of Recreational Marijuana

September 29, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night the City Council voted to ban the sale of recreational marijuana. “There are 100 communities looking to ban,” said Council Vice President Patrick Keefe, who filed the motion for the City Council and the Planning Board to implement a ban on the sale of recreational marijuana in Revere....
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Fall Is Here–Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....
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