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Investing in Revere’s Future

March 31, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Good governance requires looking beyond the present day and planning for the long-term future of our city. At this week’s City Council meeting, the council approved requests I submitted that represent a significant investment in Revere’s future. On behalf the rest of the Revere School Committee, I submitted a Statement...
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How Low Can They Go?

March 31, 2017
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The political goings-on in Washington these past few weeks truly have been unprecedented within the lifetime of anyone alive today. The budget outline submitted by President Trump a few weeks ago, followed by the failed attempt to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, represent policy-making that seeks to assert to an unprecedented...
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A Good Vote

March 31, 2017
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The vote by both the City Council and School Committee to approve the submission of a Statement of Interest for a new high school to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) certainly comes as good news to both parents and students in Revere. In the application to the MSBA, the reasons for seeking a...
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It Was Bound to Happen

March 31, 2017
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The news last week that officials at Suffolk Downs Racetrack are entertaining offers to sell the 160 acre site should come as little surprise to local officials and residents. Ever since the bid to place a casino at the site failed, everyone should have known that this day would be coming. The question is...
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Sports 03-29-2017

March 31, 2017
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A Perfect Season Immaculate Conception JV team enjoys undefeated regular season By Taylor Giuffre-Catalano The Immaculate Conception Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team went undefeated in their 2016-2017 regular season, and continued on to as finalists in the state tournament. The fifth and sixth grade boys, coached by Elena Martinez and assistant coach John Leone,...
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Obituaries 03-29-2017

March 31, 2017
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Charles R. Balliro Attorney, actor, author, and playtwright Attorney Charles R. Balliro died tragically in his Winthrop home on Saturday, March 18. He was 68 years old. Born in Boston, Charlie was raised in the North End before the family settled in Revere. He was educated in Revere and is a graduate of Revere...
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Mar 17 Declared Vincent F. Cammarata Day

March 24, 2017
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Mar 17 Declared Vincent F. Cammarata Day

Mayor Brian Arrigo proclaimed that Friday, March 17 was Vincent F. Cammarata Day for his years of service to the city and his community. Shown above Vincent F. Cammarata gets a hug from his great-granddaughter, Olivia Pisani.
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High and Dry:Stella Drives Sailboat Onto Short Beach; Creates Traffic Jam as People Take a Look

March 24, 2017
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High and Dry:Stella Drives Sailboat Onto Short Beach; Creates Traffic Jam as People Take a Look

By Kate Anslinger Last week, Winter Storm Stella brought in some massive waves and disrupted the shoreline with powerful winds that reached speeds of 40 miles per hour. While Winthrop didn’t see nearly as much snow as was predicted, the whiteout conditions made the storm a force to be reckoned with and as part...
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Revere Police Officer to Debut on ‘Amazing Race’

March 24, 2017
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Revere Police Officer to Debut on ‘Amazing Race’

By Seth Daniel On television, he might look more like a hockey player or a surfer, but under the long hair and the razor stubble is none other than the normally clean cut Revere Police Sgt. Joe Covino – and he will bring his temporary look to ‘The Amazing Race’ television show on March...
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Suffolk Downs Owners Heading to MGC in Possible Sale of Track

March 24, 2017
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By John Lynds Sterling Suffolk LLC, the owners of Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East Boston has formally requested Massachusetts Gaming Commission to approve the sale of the track, according to Suffolk Downs COO Chip Tuttle. The Gaming Commission will take up the request at their March 30th meeting. “There is an old racing law...
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Catinazzo Retires as Inspections Director

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s been 17 years and Nick Catinazzo, Revere’s Director of Municipal Inspections, has decided to retire from city service. But don’t count him out – he might be thinking of running for public office. “I have a good relationship with just about everyone,” he said after celebrating his 70th birthday...
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News Briefs

March 24, 2017
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Three Things To Do in Revere This Week: March 20-26    Wednesday, March 22 — 6 PM-8:30 PM
 Mayor Arrigo’s Young Professionals Night
Nino’s Ristorante – 7B Everett St. (Bell Circle) Join Mayor Arrigo for the March 2017 edition of Young Professionals’ networking night – a chance for the young (and young at heart) to...
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Beach Sales Has Been the Go to Store for 70 Years

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Putting the customer first is the key to the success story at Beach Sales on VFW Parkway. Since 1947 when people were buying typewriters to today when people purchase entire kitchens, Beach Sales celebrating its 70th anniversary this month, has been a fixture in Revere. Beach Sales was founded by...
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Winthrop Avenue Bridge Project Receives ‘Bronze Award’

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Winthrop Avenue Bridge construction project not only solved some major transportation problems in Revere when it opened last fall, but also it was one of seven projects statewide to bring home awards from the state’s Engineering Excellence Awards. The $10.7 million accelerated bridge project one a Bronze Award last week...
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State says ’No’ to Developer

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Developers who hoped to build 78 affordable housing units on Mills Avenue have been denied by the state’s MassHousing program. “We have a multitude of affordable housing in the city,” said Ward 5 Councillor John Powers. “The Housing Authority alone has over 1,000 affordable housing units.” Powers said if the...
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Hotel to Appear Before Licensing Commission

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere Licensing Commission would like to hear from representatives of the Four Point Sheraton Boston Logan after hearing about a complaint involving a Revere couple. Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe came before the commission last week after friends of his allegedly tried to rent a room at the hotel...
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Police Briefs 03-22-2017

March 24, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MARCH 13 Diana Cruz-Dubon, 26, of Chelsea, was issued a summons for a charge of allowing the operation of her motor vehicle by an unlicensed operator. Dany Antunez, 33, of  Chelsea, was issued a summons for a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.   TUESDAY, MARCH 14 Elvin Vellejo,...
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Letters to the Editor

March 24, 2017
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WINTHROP MOTHERS OUT FRONT WILL PRESENT A FORUM Dear Editor: Winthrop Mothers Out Front will present a Gas Pipeline Forum on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 6-7:30 pm with refreshments at 6 pm and presentation beginning at 6:30 pm. The forum will take place at Winthrop Community Access TV studio (WCAT) 165 Winthrop St.,...
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Focusing on the Fundamentals

March 24, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo No matter how many big-picture, long term plans we have for the future of our city, nothing is more important than the day-to-day fundamentals. Basic city services like street and sidewalk repair have a huge impact on our quality of life. Historically, Revere has not done a good job of...
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Hispanics Shouldn’t Over-Interpret Trump’s Election

March 24, 2017
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By Gus West It’s safe to say that Donald Trump doesn’t have many fans in the Hispanic community. The real estate mogul rose to power spewing rhetoric that was openly hostile to Latinos. He’s promised to deport more undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the nation’s southern border. And who can forget his...
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