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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

December 9, 2016
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The City of Revere rang in the Christmas season on Friday, Dec. 2, at City Hall, with hundreds of families and friends turning out to celebrate the lighting of the tree.Shown above, Andrew Watson and Cecelia Ulibarri are all smiles in their time with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
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Sounds of Christmas Concert

December 9, 2016
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Sounds of Christmas Concert

Conductor Robert Lehmann invited children to conduct the orchestra with a magical wand. Included were sisters Emma and Leah Casper, Caterin Testa, Mia Hood, and Jessica Anselm.
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Council Approves Over $1.5M in Additional Funding

December 9, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night the City Council approved the transfer of more than a $1,500,000 from the city’s stabilization fund to the general fund for several appropriations. Half of the transfer or about $500,000 goes toward the contract negotiation reserve account and another $540,000 is slated for the newly operating Regional Communication...
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Wheelabrator Officials Explain Cause Of Loud Noise at City Council Meeting

December 9, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Officials from Wheelabrator visited the City Council Monday night to share answers as to why the trash to energy plant in Saugus had such an loud sound coming from it in November. A sound that traveled to the Point of Pines area and beyond in Revere. Peter Kendrigan, general manager...
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Property Tax Rate is Down

December 9, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Between the increase in real estate values and new growth in the City, the residential and commercial property tax for fiscal year 2017 is a bit lower. The City Council, on the advice of the city assessors and Director of Finance George Anzuoni, set the new tax rate for fiscal...
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News Briefs

December 9, 2016
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Toy Drive Underway The Revere Police Toy Drive is underway to help needy families in Revere during the Christmas season. If you are in need of assistance, or wish to make a donation, contact Lee Nugent at 781-656-1109 or Patricia Ciulla at 781-284-1212. If you can help, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to...
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Police Briefs 12-07-2016

December 9, 2016
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ARREST Report MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Wilmer Vanegas, 32, of Lynn, was issued a summons for a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Henry Erazo-Galan, 32, of East Boston, was issued a summons for a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 John Michael Russo, 38, of Revere, listed...
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Letters to the Editor

December 9, 2016
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Let’s have a discussion on marijuana clinics Dear Editor, The City of Lynn passed an ordinance earlier this year regarding the siting of two medical marijuana clinics. They would be allowed in the following locations: The non-waterfront side of the Lynnway from Market Street to the General Edwards Bridge, two sites on Commercial Street and...
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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 9, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...
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Sports 12-07-2016

December 9, 2016
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When Suffolk plays Framingham State, Revere wins By Joe Prezioso This past Saturday, three former Revere High School (RHS) basketball players faced each other for their respective college teams during a game between Suffolk University and Framingham State at Suffolk’s home court in Boston. “It was a tough game,” stated Caitlyn Caramello about her...
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Obituaries 12-07-2016

December 9, 2016
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Camille Festa Lifelong Revere resident Camille (Esposito) Festa, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on December 4. She was the beloved wife of Joseph A. Festa Sr.; devoted mother of Ann Festa and her fiancé, Danny Mello and  Joseph Festa Jr. and his wife, Elaine, all of Revere, and John Festa and his wife,...
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Perfect Start to Thanksgiving Day

December 2, 2016
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Perfect Start to Thanksgiving Day

Revere High head football coach Lou Cicatelli and assistant coaches Jose Escobar and Vin Gregorio celebrate while displaying the Thanksgiving game trophy after Revere’s exciting 14-7 victory over Winthrop in the annual rivalry.
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One More Time:Board of Health Commissioners Want Another Hearing Before Raising Tobacco Purchase Age

December 2, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The members of the Revere Board of Health said they need one more meeting before deciding to raise the age of consent for the purchase of tobacco to age 21. Last Wednesday the Board of Health held a second public hearing on the issue and a list of other changes...
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Keefe Seeks Plebiscite for Marijuana Shops in Revere

December 2, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe announced to the city council that he’d like a petition drive to put the topic of marijuana shops back in the hands of voters to stop any shops in Revere. “I want to get ahead of the bill,” Keefe said. “If you read...
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Forty Years Later, the “Sounds of Christmas” Concert Still Resounds with Music and Charity

December 2, 2016
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Forty years ago, as the nation celebrated its Bicentennial, a group of Revere leaders, including then-City Clerk John Henry, Revere Journal Editor Bob Long and Associate Editor Dick Powers, Wonderland Dog Park GM Dick Dalton, and then-City Councillor Fred Sannella, came up with the idea of a symphonic concert to culminate the year and...
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News Briefs

December 2, 2016
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5th Annual Santa Walk is Sunday The Fifth Annual Santa Walk will take place on December 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whelan/Susan B. Anthony School. The walk starts at the school and ends at Revere City Hall. There will be holiday music and light refreshments. Applications can be picked up...
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Police Briefs 11-30-2016

December 2, 2016
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ARREST Report MONDAY,  NOVEMBER 21 Ruth E. Cornejo, 25, of Allston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Oscar Diaz-Bermudez, 36, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Frank J. Pellegrino, 44,...
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The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis:Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...
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Congratulations,Coach Cicatelli and the Revere High Football Team

December 2, 2016
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“Sheer joy” are the words that came to our mind Thanksgiving Day morning as we watched the Revere High football team exult in the immediate aftermath of their 14-7 victory over archival Winthrop on McCarthy Field at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The energy with which they performed their “Revere jacks” (a more energetic form...
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Sports 11-30-2016

December 2, 2016
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Patriots make it a winning season with 14-7 victory over Winthrop As fans watched the Revere High football team exult on the field in the aftermath of their 14-7 victory over Winthrop on Thanksgiving morning, it was evident from the joy in their voices, faces, and body language that this was a moment that...
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