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Iacoviello, Jr Takes Plea Deal to Voluntary Manslaughter

April 21, 2018
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The murder of late Police Officer Dan Talbot has finally been fully resolved. In a case that is one of the most contentious cases in a City with a lot of contentious cases, the matter was about to proceed on April 30 through an emotional re-trial of the case when Robert Iacoviello Jr., 30,...
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Beachmont Woman is Growing Juice Company

April 21, 2018
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There is a richness in being able to bring something with you from where you grew up and turn it into a product and business that can also give back. Beachmont’s Magbe Savane has done just that, bringing beverage recipes from West Africa that have been handed down for generations, and giving back through...
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Revere Woman Hit and Killed on Parkway

April 13, 2018
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A 44-year-old Revere woman was struck and killed by a car Monday night around 8:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the police and fire station on Revere Beach Parkway (Route 145).  The driver left the scene of the accident, according to David Procopio, spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police. The victim has been identified...
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Mayor Arrigo Encourages Resident Participation in Local Government

April 13, 2018
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Mayor Brian M. Arrigo this week encouraged residents to take active roles in City by seeking positions on the Boards and Commission that decide and regulate a variety of municipal governmental functions. In an Op-ed piece appearing in the local print media, Mayor Arrigo invoked president Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address where the nation’s 16th...
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Mystic Valley Elder Services Encourages Lawmakers to Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse

April 13, 2018
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On Tuesday, March 27, Mystic Valley Elder Services hosted its annual legislative breakfast at the agency’s headquarters, located at 300 Commercial St. in Malden. Board President Mary Prenney and Executive Director Dan O’Leary were joined by legislative host Rep. Donald Wong. O’Leary outlined Mystic Valley Elder Services’ state budget priorities for FY19, which include...
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Immaculate Conception Stations of the Cross

April 6, 2018
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Immaculate Conception Stations of the Cross

Jesus,portrayed by Orlando Abrego, during the 6th annual re-enactment of Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion at Immaculate Conception Church on Good Friday,March 30.  
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Art by Boston-Area Teens to Premiere at Stations Across the MBTA Starting March 26

April 6, 2018
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Mithsuca Berry hasn’t even graduated Revere High School (RHS) yet, but the high-powered young artist already has her work spread out for viewers all over the Greater Boston regions – courtesy of the MBTA. Berry, a senior at RHS, was one of three students in the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) teen program selected...
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Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

April 6, 2018
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This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is...
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House Passes Landmark Rules Reform Package to Help Ensure a Comfortable Workplace Free of Harassment Updated Rules Are among the Strongest and Most Comprehensive in the Nation

March 30, 2018
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent joined their colleagues in the House to unanimously vote to strengthen House Rules in an effort to ensure a workplace free of sexual harassment, retaliation and discrimination. The updates include multiple measures designed to foster a culture of professionalism and accountability. The House’s action last week...
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Revere’s Moschella Speaks to Malaysian Fire Academy

March 30, 2018
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Former Revere firefighter Dr. John Moschella left Massachusetts last month to speak about fire science at the Malaysian fire academy, but he said he came back realizing that as much as they had to learn from him, we also have a lot to learn from them. In a country dotted with huge skyscrapers in...
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Medical Marijuana Tax for Revere Approved

March 23, 2018
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Monday night the council voted to accept a state law that would allow the city to impose a 3 percent tax on any marijuana purchased at a marijuana facility. The council has already voted against recreational marijuana shops, but a medical marijuana facility, through a company called Alternative Therapies, has been approved for Railroad...
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NECCO Employees May Face Layoffs

March 23, 2018
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If NECCO doesn’t find a buyer, then upwards of 400 employees could face layoffs. There are roughly 40 employees of these who reside in Revere. Last week NECCO’s CEO Mark McGee notified Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo that without a buyer by May 6 for the 171-year-old confectionary company, he would have to layoff employees....
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March Madness, MGC Report Address Future of Sports Betting – Perhaps at Casinos like Wynn Boston Harbor

March 16, 2018
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Starting this week, and going through the rest of the month, the country will largely be enraptured in NCAA college basketball “March Madness,” and no other time during the year is betting on sports more active. Yet, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA), almost 97 percent of the estimated $10 billion wagered on...
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Makes a Very Big Splash on the Beach

March 16, 2018
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On March 11, more than 150 brave beach lovers plunged into Boston Harbor at BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston as part of the 7th annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, including Revere’s top fundraiser Carol Haney. Haney raised $1,185 for Revere Beach. This year, the “pledge and plunge”...
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The Suffolk Downs Master Plan Looks Promising

March 16, 2018
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The Suffolk Downs Master Plan proposal by the HYM Investment Group, the new owners of the huge site, holds enormous promise for the East Boston and Revere communities to dramatically enhance the quality of life of their 100,000 residents. The HYM proposal would transform Suffolk Downs into a 161-acre, mixed-use development that would generate...
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Pope John Basketball Team Beats Mashpee at the Garden:Thompson, Collins Lead Tiger Team into the Massachusetts State Finals

March 16, 2018
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Pope John’s brilliant guard Angel Price-Espada was hobbled by a leg injury so head coach Leo Boucher looked to other players to give his team a boost in the decisive fourth quarter of Monday’s state semifinal at the TD Garden. Senior forward Michael Thompson and junior guard Mehkhi Collins both answered the call with...
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Revere High Students to Stage Walkout on March 14 in Memory of Florida School Shooting Victims

March 10, 2018
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With the blessing of the school administration, Revere High students have planned a walkout for March 14 to honor the 17 students killed in the Florida school shooting, and to highlight the students’ desire to see nationwide reform of gun access laws. The walkout is part of a larger nationwide effort, but not all...
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s 2018 State of the City Address

March 10, 2018
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Good evening, everyone. What is the state of our City? This evening I will give you a snapshot of our City today and a vision for tomorrow. When I stood in front of you a year ago, I promised to professionalize city services, build a 21st-century economy and strengthen our neighborhoods.  Tonight, we have...
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RMV Services will be Unavailable March 22-26

March 10, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has announced that all RMV services, with the exception of law enforcement, will be unavailable from 7 p.m., March 22 until 8 a.m. March 26 due to the RMV changing over a new computer system that will allow the RMV to comply with...
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Is This Our New Normal?

March 10, 2018
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The intense havoc wreaked by this past weekend’s storm, coming on the heels of the storm of January that similarly brought devastation to many areas throughout the state, has left all of us wondering whether this is the new normal for our sliver of the planet. We read somewhere that both of these storms...
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