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Suffolk Univ Law School Scholarship Established Honoring Richard Clayman

August 9, 2017
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The Richard I. Clayman Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at Suffolk University Law School. Clayman,  a resident of Revere,  was frequently seen having breakfast at the Bagel Bin on Shirley Ave.  He was also a major developer in the city. His projects included repurposing the old Oak Island Nursing Home on Revere Beach...
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Push is On to Save McMackin Field

August 9, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Like many people, Steve Bagnera drives by McMackin Field on Winthrop Avenue every day and he can’t help but wonder what will ever happen to the baseball field that he played on as a kid. Little League officials stopped using McMackin Field in 2013 because the field was too wet....
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Revere Businessman Donates $338K to MassWildlife Division

August 5, 2017
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The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) recently received a large bequest of over $338,000 from the estate of Revere businessman and sportsman Antimo N. DeFilippo. “This generous gift is an unexpected surprise,” said MassWildlife Director Jack Buckley. “It is an incredible endorsement of our mission when a citizen makes a deliberate choice...
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Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Ex-Spouse Benefit – Does it Affect Mine?

August 5, 2017
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By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Dear Rusty: Two years ago, after 34 years of marriage, my wife divorced me. She was a full time homemaker most of those years. Is she entitled to half of my Social Security benefit when I collect at age 62?   She currently gets half my pension...
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Magical Revere Beach

July 28, 2017
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Magical Revere Beach

The centerpiece at the Sand Sculpting Festival celebrated the Constitution. The annual event drew hundreds of thousands of spectators to Revere Beach over the weekend.
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Council Votes Not to Hold Primary:Still Must Get State Approval to Save $60,000; All Candidates on Ballot

July 28, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The City Council voted to not hold a preliminary election in the city on Sept. 12, which means that all candidates for City Council and School Committee will advance to the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The “Act of Eliminating The Preliminary Election” will be forwarded to the state delegation...
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Always Room for One More:Cutting to Hold Fundraiser to Help Care for Stray Animals

July 28, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Lisa Cutting is well-known for her work in the canine circle. As owner of  Ocean View Kennel on North Shore Road and her rescue work with animals, especially dogs,  she gives every dog that crosses her path 100 percent care. If a dog needs medical care she gets it. If...
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Revere Native, Racing Executive says Horse Racing Could Work in Massachusetts

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the top executives in North American horse racing grew up in Beachmont and he was back in town this past Monday. However, he wasn’t back to reminisce with old friends, but to make his company’s intentions known on Beacon Hill that they hope to bring back live racing to...
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Dan Maguire Not to Seek Re-Election to School Bd,12 Vying for Councillor-at-Large Seat

July 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock With only four months until the local election will be held on Nov. 7, longtime School Board member Dan Maguire shocked the local political scene when he announced that he will not be seeking re-election. The remaining candidates who will appear on the ballot have had their nomination signatures certified...
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Thousands Pay Final Respects to Haas:Former Mayor and City Council President Fondly Remembered by Officials and Residents

July 14, 2017
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Thousands Pay Final Respects to Haas:Former Mayor and City Council President Fondly Remembered by Officials and Residents

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Former four-time Mayor Robert Haas Jr. was laid to rest Tuesday in Woodlawn Cemetery following a Mass at St. Anthony’s. A motorcade of motorcycle police officers from different communities escorted Haas’ casket from Vertuccio & Smith Funeral home on Broadway to St. Anthony’s. An emblem of the U.S. Army on...
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Bob Haas Master in the Art of the Possible

July 7, 2017
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BY: Frederick J. Balboni, Jr. In the morning hours of July 2, as our Nation prepared to celebrate its 241st birthday, the clock marking the time that Robert J. (Bob) Hass, Jr., had to spend in the land of the living made its last stroke, enabling a complex, yet unpretentious man, to cross over...
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Water/Sewer Rate Shows Only Minimal Increase in New Budget

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Water and sewer rates are only going up slightly this coming year as compared to previous years thanks to a transfer of free cash. The city water and sewer rates have been set for fiscal year 2018 by the City Council last week. For residential properties the water rate is...
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Farmer’s Market Opens on Friday; Offering Fresh Farm Produce

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Farmer’s Market opens this Friday, July 7 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. on the lawn of the American Legion Post on Broadway next to City Hall. This year, the third year the market has been at the American Legion site, Haley Hanton is the new market manager. So far, ...
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John Ligotti, Former East Boston Clerk-Magistrate, Judge, Passes Away

July 7, 2017
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The passing this past week of John C. Ligotti. known to his friends as Jack, who served for five decades as an assistant clerk and clerk-magistrate of the East Boston District Court and then was promoted to the District Court bench, marked the end of an era for long-time residents of the East Boston,...
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Markey is 100 Percent Correct for Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 7, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...
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Councillors Approve Mayor’s 2018 Budget

June 30, 2017
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Councillors Approve Mayor’s 2018 Budget

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council approved a $184 million budget Monday night for fiscal year 2018, which goes into effect July 1. “This is one of the leanest I’ve seen in recent years with only a three percent increase over last year’s budget,” said Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, who is chairman...
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Taft Street Fire Leaves 18 Homeless:Early Morning Fire Destroys Two Homes; Neighboring Structures Sustain Damage

June 17, 2017
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Taft Street Fire Leaves 18 Homeless:Early Morning Fire Destroys Two Homes; Neighboring Structures Sustain Damage

By Sue Ellen Woodcock A four-alarm fire broke out on Taft Street Tuesday morning around 4:15 a.m. in the same neighborhood hit by a tornado in 2014 leaving 18 people homeless. When firefighters arrived they found two homes ablaze at 41 and 45 Tafts St. and soon found there was a problem with the...
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Revere Police are Looking to Send Message with Major Cocaine Bust

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After more than a two-months investigation and 34 undercover buys, Revere Police announced on Monday the takedown of a Revere crack cocaine and cocaine drug organization operating in Beachmont and Shirley Avenue. The Revere Police Departments Drug / Gang Unit concluded the narcotics investigation with 12 arrests for Distribution of a...
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Maintaing Fiscal Discipline in the FY 2018 Budget

June 9, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo On Monday night, I submitted to the City Council my proposal for the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. In the coming weeks, I look forward to a wide-ranging conversation with the Council. This year’s budget continues the progress made last year toward putting Revere on sound fiscal footing and making strategic...
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Memorial Day Services 2017:Officials Remind Audience of Sacrifices Made to Keep America Safe

June 2, 2017
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Memorial Day Services 2017:Officials Remind Audience of Sacrifices Made to Keep America Safe

By Sue Ellen Woodcock More than 100 people braved the misty, overcast weather Monday morning in front of the American Legion building on Broadway as the city remembered those who gave their lives so ours can be free. Under the tents set up on the lawn of the American Legion post on Broadway were...
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