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Hundreds of Thousands Expected at Festival:Annual Event at Revere Beach Set for this Weekend

July 22, 2016
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Hundreds of Thousands Expected at Festival:Annual Event at Revere Beach Set for this Weekend

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Sand sculpture aficionados will be in their glory when the 2016 International Sand Sculpting Festival comes to Revere Beach on July 22-24. Sculptors from all over the world will compete on America’s first public beach as they have been for the last 13 years. This year’s features include a special...
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State Budget Woes:Revere Businesses React to Elimination of Tax Holiday; Chamber Feels Sting with Loss of Grant

July 22, 2016
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State Budget Woes:Revere Businesses React to Elimination of Tax Holiday; Chamber Feels Sting with Loss of Grant

As a result of the state’s fiscal crisis, there will not be a sales tax holiday in Massachusetts this year. Alan Belinfante of Beach Sales Appliances and Electronics at 80 VFW Parkway said he is “not pleased” by state legislators’ decision to eliminate the holiday that allows consumers to make purchases without paying the...
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A Close-Up of The Sand Sculpture Artists

July 22, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso On the clean sands of Revere Beach where tons of fine granite sand were dumped, sculptures are popping up. The sculptures are part of the 2016 Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival, which brings in artist from around the world, and locally, to compete in one of the nations top sand sculpting...
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News Briefs

July 22, 2016
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MAYOR ARRIGO TO HOST WARD 4 COMMUNITY FORUM On Tuesday, July 26

Mayor Brian Arrigo’s series of six “community forums” will continue with the Ward 4 Community Forum on Tuesday, July 26 from 6-8 PM. The event will be held at the American Legion building, 249 Broadway. RevereTV will be present to record the event...
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Police Briefs 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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POLICE SEEKING WITNESSES IN RAPE Revere Police are seeking two men who interrupted a sexual assault outside the Beachmont VFW on Sunday night, getting into an argument with the perpetrator and allowing the female victim enough time to flee the area. “We believe two people walking by were in the location where they were,”...
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EPA’s Emissions Reports Trades Science for Politics

July 22, 2016
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By Jeff Stier The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report on greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates shrewd political strategy — and a wanton disregard for objective science. Using a questionable methodology, the EPA found that the nation’s methane emissions have been dramatically higher in recent years than previously thought. And for the EPA, this is a...
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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2016
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STATE AGENCY NEEDS YOUR COMMENTS Dear Editor: It is time for all Revere residents totell how the Wheelabrator incinerator and ash landfill on Rte. 107 in Saugus is affecting us. Because their ash landfill is almost full and they want an okay to keep dumping into the marsh  for another five years, state environmental...
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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...
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Be Sure to Attend The Festival

July 22, 2016
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There could be as many 800,000 visitors to Revere Beach this weekend for the 2016 International Sand Sculpting Festival. This unique spectacle has become a world-class event right in our backyard on the beach that has been a treasure for this community for a long time. The Revere Beach Partnership deserves a lot of...
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Obituaries 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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Salvatore ‘Turiddu’ Torretta Owned Torretta’s Bakery in Beachmont Square; AKA “Salvatore The Ice Cream Man” Salvatore “Turiddu” Torretta of Revere died on July 18 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness. He was 77 years old. Salvatore came to the United States from Augusta, Sicily in November of 1969 and he was...
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Farmers Market Opens

July 18, 2016
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Farmers Market Opens

Kohei Ishihara of the Movement Ground Farm sold exclusively organic vegetables, which are available to Snap, WIC, and senior citizens. at the Revere Farmers Market in front of the American legion. The market opened last week and will run through mid October on Fridays.
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Racing At Suffolk Downs Starts

July 18, 2016
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Racing At Suffolk Downs Starts

Wallace Ward and Anthony Guarrino cheer on their horses from inside the Club House as they watch the races on the tele prompts last Saturday and Sunday at Suffolk Downs. The live racing and food truck festivals will continue on August 5-6 and September 3-4 and will feature Thoroughbred racing, food trucks and family...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Returns to Revere Beach:13th Annual Event to Run from July 22-24

July 18, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Sand sculpture afficienados will be in their glory when the 2016 International Sand Sculpting Festival comes to Revere Beach on July 22-24. Sculptor’s from all over the world will compete. John Hamel, volunteer Chairman of the International Sand Sculpting Festival and board member of the non-profit Revere Beach Partnership stated,...
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So Close,You Can Almost Touch The Moon:Buonadonna Reflects On Aviation Career

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Revere native Lou Buonadonna logged thousands of miles up in the sky as a commercial cargo pilot over the last 35 years, retiring this past December, but he said it wouldn’t be the exotic locales or bustling airports he would miss, it would be the peaceful nights high above the world...
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Officials Release Conservation Plan for Piping Plovers

July 18, 2016
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Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife released a 26-year statewide Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) that will promote long-term conservation for the piping plover while increasing the flexibility of recreational management on beaches with nesting plovers. “We are pleased to have been able to work...
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News Briefs

July 18, 2016
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REVERE DEMOCRATS TO MEET ON JULY 20 The Revere Democratic City Committee will hold its next meeting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 20th in the Community Room of the Revere Police Station, 400 Revere Beach Parkway, Revere. The Community Room of the Police Station is handicapped accessible.  For further information, please contact Ricky Serino, Chair...
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Police Briefs 07-13-2016

July 18, 2016
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TUESDAY, JULY 5 Kacie M. Rothwell, 24, of Northborough, was arrested on charges of making threats to commit a crime, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and the common law crime of conspiracy. Justine A. Lubell, 23, of Saugus, was arrested on charges of disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct. Duvan Lopera-Tobon, 19, of 32 Jones...
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Letters to the Editor

July 18, 2016
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Thank you to Revere Fire Department Dear Editor: Over the course of the last few years, it has become necessary for me to call the Revere Fire Department for assistance with my ill husband.  Without fail, they responded immediately. During these emergencies, each member of the Engine 5 unit has been professional, kind, and...
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Sadness Across America

July 18, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...
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Sports 07-13-2016

July 18, 2016
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Catching On Juliana Cecere takes her art and hitting talent to Tufts University By Cary Shuman You can certainly measure Juliana Cecere’s impact on the Revere High softball team with the .400 career batting average she achieved over the course of four varsity seasons. She also hit for power, consistently accounting for extra-base hits...
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