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Checker It Out

July 19, 2017
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Checker It Out

The new chess and checkers life-sized game outside City Hall has been a fun edition to the Broadway corridor this summer. Here, Margo Johnson and Cheryl Prizio engage in a Friday afternoon game of checkers with a lot of their own rules in effect.“I think it’s awesome,” said Johnson. “We saw this here, and...
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Happy 88th Birthday Morris

July 19, 2017
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Happy 88th Birthday Morris

Anthony Barrasso wishes Morris Morris a happy 88th birthday. Both gentlemen are mainstays at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center, and World War II veterans. The entire staff loves watching these two men live life to the fullest and admires their zest.
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Sand Sculpting Festival Hits Revere Beach

July 19, 2017
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Sand Sculpting Festival Hits Revere Beach

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Sand sculptors will amaze and delight the predicted hundreds of thousands of onlookers when the International Sand Sculpting Festival 2017 comes to Revere Beach July 21-23. The Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival has grown into one of the largest sand sculpting festivals in the country. Each year sculptors from...
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Guido Settling into New Chief Position

July 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Interim Police Chief James Guido has been in his new position in the Revere Police Department just  three weeks and he’s settling in nicely. “It’s been a little hectic, and I’m trying to change a few things,” Guido said. “I’m a hands-on kind of guy. There are procedural things and...
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City Council Pays Tribute to Robert Haas

July 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council held a brief meeting on Wednesday, July 12, to issue a Resolution of Condolence for former Mayor and City Council President Robert J. Haas Jr. With a bouquet of red roses and a photograph of former Mayor and Council President Robert Haas Jr.  placed at  Haas’ seat...
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News Briefs

July 19, 2017
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Cable Television Public Hearing Mayor Brian Arrigo, as statutory Issuing Authority for the City of Revere, will conduct a public ascertainment hearing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 5:00 PM in the City Council Chambers at the Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA. The purpose of the hearing will be to review the...
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Revere,Saugus Approved for Gaming Commission Funds to Address Transportation

July 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) approved a Community Mitigation Fund grant late last month of $150,000 that will help Revere and Saugus hire a transportation planner to address possible casino-related impacts on their roadways. Revere’s grant was the only grant awarded to a shared application, that being between Revere and Saugus....
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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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Nomination Papers for Local Candidates Now Are Due on July 25

July 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Election Department has caught an error on the 2017 Election calendar and it has changed the date to turn in nomination papers to Tuesday, July 25. Election Commissioner Diane Colella said she was working with a pre-existing calendar. “The calendar had a flaw in it and I realized it...
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RevereTV to Feature Live Coverage of Sand Sculpting Festival

July 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock For years RevereTV has been covering the Sand Sculpting Festival and this year is no different. “We are there everyday giving updates and showing the progress of the event,” said Robert Dunbar, executive director of the station. There will be daily walk-throughs and video with the various sculptors. There will...
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Police Briefs 07-19-2017

July 19, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, JULY 10 Scott D. Greenleaf, 34, of Medford, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.   TUESDAY, JULY 11 Rafael Santos, 27, of Malden, was arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Tyquan R. Jenkins, 20, of 136 Campbell Ave.,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on...
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Letter to the Editor

July 19, 2017
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Arrigo Committed to Upgrades at DPW
 FACILITY Dear Editor: Since taking office, my administration has worked to address the long-term, systemic problems at the DPW. In addition to the well-known poor condition of the DPW facility, the Department is also understaffed and has aging, broken-down equipment. In the first months of my administration, I...
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Enjoy the Sand Sculpting Festival

July 19, 2017
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Sculptors from around the world will descend on Revere Beach, America’s first public beach, this weekend for the 2017 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Each year sculptors travel far and wide to our stretch of sand to compete for one of the largest grand prizes in the world in a competition that has grown...
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Sports 07-19-2017

July 19, 2017
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Revere Youth Baseball 11s compete for state title By Melissa Randall All-Star baseball is alive and well in Revere.  The Revere Youth Baseball and Softball league had several squads participating in both district and state tournaments with the 11 year old boys still alive and vying for the championship. The 9-Year-Old All-Stars had their first...
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Obituaries 07-19-2017

July 19, 2017
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Mary Eleanor Siraco Of Revere, Formerly of East Boston Mary Eleanor (Mombourquette) Siraco of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Sunday, July 16. She was 91 years old. The beloved wife of the late Domenic J. Siraco, she was the loving mother of John Siraco and his wife, Myriam, Michael Siraco and...
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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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A Positive Presence in the Classroom:Legendary Revere Teacher and Coach Peter Digiulio Ends a Successful Career

July 14, 2017
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A Positive Presence in the Classroom:Legendary Revere Teacher and Coach Peter Digiulio Ends a Successful Career

By Cary Shuman Peter DiGiulio said he was fortunate to “teach and coach in the city that I grew up in” for more than 40 years. The Revere schoolchildren to whom DiGiulio brought his weekly message would say the same thing: we were lucky to have been a student Mr. D’s classroom. In fact,...
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2017 Sand Sculpting Festival Set for July 21-23

July 14, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Tall Ships will be the theme of the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival this year, according to the Revere Beach Partnership, organizers of the event. The Revere Beach Partnership will host the International Sand Sculpting Festival, on  Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23, on Revere Beach. “This is...
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Police Briefs 07-12-2017

July 14, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, JUNE 26 Jiordano Marinez, 28, of Brockton, was arrested on charges of failing to stop a motor vehicle at the direction of a police officer and operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infractions of speeding and failing to stop...
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Letters to the Editor

July 14, 2017
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Remembering robert haas jr. Dear Editor: When I was in high school, I was Bobby Haas’ babysitter. I always loved going to their house because his mother Jean made sure there were lots of snacks to share. And all the kids had their parents’ good nature.  They did all their lives. I knew Bob...
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