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Blades of RHS Hockey

February 17, 2017
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Blades of RHS Hockey

Captain Chris Anderson celebrates his last home game at Senior Night with family, Uncle Chuck Zullo (’77), cousins, Dino (’05) & Marco Mazzarelli (’14) and Maxx Anderson (16).
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Snow Blankets City With 23 Inches

February 17, 2017
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Snow Blankets City With 23 Inches

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The one, two, three punch blanketed the City with over a foot of snow, closing schools for three days and City Hall last Thursday. Winter storm Niko dropped 14 inches last Thursday, with other storms dropping four inches on Saturday and five inches Sunday into Monday, even though more had...
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Opioid Overdoses Show Sudden Spike

February 17, 2017
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Just two weeks after reporting that opioid overdoses and deaths were down for the year, there was an uptick in overdoses and fatalities due in large part to an influx of fentanyl. Last week,  Mayor Brian Arrigo issued an advisory regarding a recent increase in opioid-related overdoses. This increase is reportedly linked to the...
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Councillors Tackle Parking Ban on City Streets

February 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Parking is at a premium in Revere and commercial vehicles parking on residential streets is a problem that members of the city council would like to see controlled. On Monday afternoon the City Council’s Public Safety Sub-Committee voted for new parking regulations. Now the issue will go before the Traffic...
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News Briefs

February 17, 2017
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Special Olympics Young Athlete Program Returning Next Month This past fall, the Special Olympics returned to Revere after a long absence with a successful “Young Athletes” program for children age two through seven with intellectual disabilities. Building on this success, the Special Olympics will host another free, six-session program starting on March 11, 2017....
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Police Briefs 02-15-2017

February 17, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Janine M. Proia, 22, of Winthrop, was issued a summons for a charge of assault & battery. Sergio DaCunha, 33, of Chelsea, was issued a summons for a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infraction of...
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Beating Cancer Shouldn’t Force Patients into Bankruptcy

February 17, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe and Patricia J. Goldsmith Liza Bernstein survived breast cancer three times. But it took all she had. She lost her home and savings to the costs of tests and treatments. She’s not technically bankrupt — but that’s only because she “couldn’t afford the fees” to file the claim. Liza recently...
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Using Technology to Improve Your Quality of Life

February 17, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Note: Last Monday, Mayor Brian Arrigo laid out a number of key focus areas for 2017 in his State of the City Address. Over the next two months, he will give more detail about significant accomplishments for the City of Revere in 2016 and key initiatives for the year ahead....
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Letters to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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On 29 Thayer Street Project The following is a letter sent to Katharine Lacy, permitting specialist, Comprehensive Permit Program, Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency regarding the proposed redevelopment  Dear Ms. Lacy, Be advised that the Revere City Council, at its meeting of January 23, 2017, overwhelmingly endorsed the January 20th comments of the City of...
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Councillors Debate Parking Ban

February 17, 2017
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Parking has become a major issue in Revere.  Many neighborhoods, especially Beachmont and around the Shirley Avenue, were established long before families had three or four cars. The streets were not designed to hold long cars or trucks and many houses were built that have no driveways for parking. City Councillors on Monday debated...
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The Rat Problem

February 17, 2017
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No one likes to say that there are rats in their neighborhood.  However, whether you live in Revere or in the million dollar neighborhoods of Boston such as the Back Bay and Beacon Hill, there is no denying that more rats are being seen. The reason for the increase is two-fold. First, the reproductive...
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Sports 02-15-2017

February 17, 2017
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Saturday Showdown Undefeated Revere girls prep for huge test against Braintree By Cary Shuman If you’re a high school basketball fan, there’s only one place to be Saturday afternoon: the Malden Catholic High School gymnasium just a short drive away. That is the venue where the No. 1-ranked and undefeated Revere High girls basketball...
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Obituaries 02-15-2017

February 17, 2017
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Albert ‘Butch’ Kyes Father of Chelsea Police Chief Albert H. “Butch” Kyes of Hanson, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, February 8. He was 79 years old. Al was employed as a master carpenter for many years. He was a friend of Bill W...
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Last Roll Call for Ferrante

February 10, 2017
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Last Roll Call for Ferrante

Fire Lt. Frank Ferrante (center contemplate his 40 years on the department during a last roll call on Tuesday morning, Feb. 7. Shown Revere Fire Chief Chris Bright (left) , Lt. Frank Ferrante and Capt. Tom DeSisto.
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No Rush to Judgment:D’Ambrosio’s Sons Believed in Brady,Pats

February 10, 2017
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No Rush to Judgment:D’Ambrosio’s Sons Believed in Brady,Pats

By Cary Shuman It is the tale of a local attorney and his two sons who traveled to Houston for Super Bowl LI and bonded during their memorable excursion. The father held a vastly different belief from the sons in the course of an amazing game that is now being heralded as the greatest...
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Arrigo Targets Future Of Wonderland in State of City Address:Calls for More Input in City Processes by Residents; Technology and Professionlism Highlighted

February 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo offered hope and a clear direction for the City Monday night during his State of the City address in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The packed hall included  City Councillors, the School Committee members, friends, family and political watchers, including his son who did say “Dad”...
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Top 200 City Wage Earners Listed

February 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Seven of the top nine highest paid employees in Revere are in the police department. Even so it is the school department that has two of the highest paid people in the city. Although he is retired as the Superintendent of Schools, Paul Dakin was the top employee on the...
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Schools,State to Work on Application for New RHS

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After being turned down in this round of funding by the state School Building Authority (MSBA), the quest for a new Revere High School will continue, according to Supt. Dianne Kelly. Revere has been on the hunt for a new Revere High School every since the MSBA steered the City towards...
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News Briefs

February 10, 2017
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT CJHPC Chelsea Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (CJHPC) is seeking volunteers to offer companionship and support 1-2 hours per week to persons facing terminal illness who reside in Revere and surrounding areas.  Volunteers can make a difference for patients through activities such as holding a hand, listening to music, running an...
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Boards to Address Retail Marijuana Locations Here

February 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council and the Planning Board will hold several public hearings later this month regarding the retail sales of marijuana. The Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing at its Feb. 27 meeting at 6 p.m. and the Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on Feb. 28...
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