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Council Discusses Traffic Issues Due to Festival

August 11, 2018
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The City Council discussed the traffic congestion that residents encountered during the International Sand Sculpting Festival that attracted between 700,000-800,000 people to Revere Beach. The councilors took on the issue after Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo made a motion that “Mayor Brian Arrigo, Fire Chief Christopher Bright, and Police Chief James Guido meet in executive session...
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Investigation of Meter Money Continues:Arrigo Places Two Parking Department Employees on Unpaid, Administrative Leave

July 28, 2018
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Investigation of Meter Money Continues:Arrigo Places Two Parking Department Employees on Unpaid, Administrative Leave

Mayor Brian Arrigo has placed two employees in the Revere Parking Department on unpaid, administrative leave following the release of a report that showed only one coin turnover from the city’s parking meters had been made during fiscal year 2018. According to the review of the city’s parking operations conducted by Roselli, Clark and...
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Appreciation:Lucy Fiandaca, Local Resident, Pillar of the Community

July 20, 2018
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When Lucy Fiandaca walked into the Winthrop Marketplace to do her shopping, this elegant lady from East Boston lit up the whole store with her kindness, her warmth, and her optimism. “She was the most positive person I’ve ever met,” said owner Marc Wallerce. “She was a wonderful, wonderful lady who got to know...
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Engineered for Success:At RHS, Noel Set the Path to Her Career in the Sciences

July 20, 2018
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Jacqueline Noel has always enjoyed the sciences. She was a participant in several Revere school science fairs and took a number of Advanced Placement classes at Revere High School. “I always took as many science classes as I could in high school,” recalled Jacqueline. “All my electives at Revere High were geared toward science....
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Carvalho sees His Public Service as Setting Strong Foundation for DA Run

July 13, 2018
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Evandro Carvalho believes his campaign for Suffolk County District Attorney is picking up momentum with just under three months to go before the Democratic primary is held on Sept. 4. “It’s an honor to be running, to get to know the various communities in Suffolk County, and I believe we have a great shot...
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A True Bulldog:Revere Resident Graduates from Yale

June 21, 2018
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A True Bulldog:Revere Resident Graduates from Yale

Anthony D’Ambrosio accepted his degree from Yale University, received the Anthony M. Schulte Award for exemplary public service, and because of his exceptional leadership, he had the opportunity to meet Yale Law School alumna Hillary Clinton, the Class Day speaker. That was just a portion of D’Ambrosio’s unforgettable commencement weekend experience at Yale, the...
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Hayes Returns Home, Healthy and Ready for the Future

June 2, 2018
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Lauren Hayes had the honor of throwing out the first ball at the Revere High Senior Softball Night game Friday at St. Mary’s Field. Hayes, a standout first baseman on the 2014 Division 1 North championship team, actually delivered two perfect strikes to her friend and former RHS teammate Logan DiCarlo, who served as...
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A Leader in His Field:Revere Native Joseph Corrado Named President of Missouri State Medical Association

May 25, 2018
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A Revere native, whose parents still reside in the city, is the new president of the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA). Dr. Joseph A. Corrado, son of Joseph and Anna (Carlucci) Corrado, was formally installed at the MSMA’s 160th Annual Convention in St. Louis. The MSMA encompasses physicians from all medical specialties in the...
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Revere High JROTC Place American Flags in Preparation for Memorial Day

May 25, 2018
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Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo and Revere Director of Veterans Services Director Marc Silvestri thanked the RHS Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, Major Deborah A. Bowkey and her command staff for their efforts in placing flags at soldiers’ monuments in the Rumney Marsh Burial Grounds in preparation for Memorial Day. “These students are our future...
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Appreciation:Remembering Kathy Finklestein

April 28, 2018
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They came from all walks of life, bowlers and business people, friends and family, people of all faiths and beliefs – and what they all had in common was this: to have known Kathleen “Kathy” (Pawlak) Finklestein was to have known an extraordinary human being. Many, like Joe Surette, who came with his wife,...
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Appreciation:Joseph Festa, Prominent Developer, Dies at 89

March 30, 2018
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Mr. Joseph A. Festa, one of the most successful and prominent real estate developers in the city’s history, died on March 26 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after a valiant battle against illness. He was 89. Mr. Festa and his company, Joseph Festa Construction Company, built more than 200 homes in West Revere...
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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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Petrilli Opens NewFed Mortgage Branch Office in Winthrop

March 10, 2018
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Former Revere High School quarterback and All-Scholastic first baseman Al Petrilli has begun a new venture  next door in Winthrop. Petrilli, 65, has joined NewFed Mortgage as producing branch manager and opened a branch office in Winthrop where he has lived for over thirty years with his family. Al’s son, Al Petrilli Jr., 27,...
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First Day on the Job:Brian Arrigo Inaugurated As Mayor of Revere

January 7, 2016
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Brian Arrigo was inaugurated as the mayor of Revere in an impressive ceremony Monday night at a packed Council Chambers inside City Hall. City Clerk Ashley Melnik administered the oath of office to Arrigo, who was elected as mayor in November in a close race with incumbent mayor Dan Rizzo and then officially declared...
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Giannino Elected City Council President

January 7, 2016
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Giannino Elected City Council President

Jessica A. Giannino was elected unanimously as the president of the Revere City Council Monday night during a special session following the 2016 Oath of Office Ceremony in the City Council Chambers. Giannino, a 24-year-old graduate of Salem State University, is beginning her third term as a councillor-at-large. She has topped the ticket with...
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate:Morabito Exploring Run for State Senate Seat

December 24, 2015
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate:Morabito Exploring Run for State Senate Seat

Revere Councillor-at-Large Steve Morabito, who won re-election to a second term in November, is considering a run for the State Senate seat currently held by Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, who announced that he is resigning his position. “I’m very serious about running for the seat,” said Morabito. “As a city councillor, I’ve learned how often...
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Justice Brieger Orders Recount for Revere Mayoral Election

December 18, 2015
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Justice Heidi Brieger ordered that the City of Revere Election Commission conduct a recount of the votes cast in the Nov. 3 Revere mayoral election in a ruling Thursday afternoon at Suffolk Superior Court. Brieger also ordered that the recount “be undertaken and completed” before Jan. 4, 2016. Mayor Dan Rizzo lost his bid...
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Revere Officials Hold Grand Opening Ceremony for Della Russo Stadium

September 18, 2015
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The Revere High football team made it a perfect night for the city with a 35-0 victory over Medford High in the season opener Friday night at the new Harry Della Russo Stadium. Before the game, Mayor Dan Rizzo and Ward 4 City Councillor Stephen Reardon led the impressive grand opening ceremony for the...
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LaQuaglia will participate in 26th consecutive Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

September 16, 2015
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Revere native Ron LaQuaglia made his first appearance in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk 26 years ago. LaQuaglia, the past president of Revere Little League for 16 years and a member of the league for 36 years, decided to volunteer his efforts for the charity when his daughter, Stacey, became ill with leukemia....
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No Let Up In the Race For Mayor:Rizzo,Arrigo Intensify Their Campaigns In Effort to Get Their Messages Out to Voters

September 10, 2015
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The race for the corner office is on. Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo have begun campaigning for the general election for the Office of Mayor that is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3. The two candidates earned their nominations by finishing 1-2 in the Preliminary Election Sept. 1, with Rizzo taking the top...
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