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Revere High to Put Out Emotionally Challenging, Full-Length Film

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Revere High senior Carmen Amaro saw Revere Filmic Society sponsors Paul Amato and George Hannah approaching her earlier this school year in the hallway, she had no idea the journey – the very personal journey – that they were about to take her on in recruiting her for their latest...
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Human Resource Policies Are Now in Place

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock When Mayor Brian Arrigo took office in 2016 he had 400 employees, yet no job descriptions, policies or procedures. Today, jobs are being advertised and people are being hired properly. Helping him along the way is Sandi Charlton, a human resources expert, who is slated to work with city officials...
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Time to Start Thinking about Mosquitoes

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s that time of year when lovers of the outdoors and their furry friends get concerned about disease carrying mosquitoes and ticks. At Tuesday evening’s Board of Health meeting members heard from the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control (NMMC) and from Page Exterminating. Kimberly Foss, an entomologist with NMMC, said they...
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Carfentanil Making Its Way Throughout New England; No Incidents in Massachusetts Currently

May 19, 2017
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(U) Significance: The presence of Carfentanil has been detected in three New England States:  New Hampshire has reported 3 Carfentanil-related fatal overdoses, Maine reported one Carfentanil-related fatal overdose and Rhode Island detected Carfentanil in a tested drug sample.  Massachusetts does not currently have any reported cases, but offers this advisory as Carfentanil provides a...
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Police Briefs 05-17-2017

May 19, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MAY 8 A 17 year old juvenile was arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.   TUESDAY, MAY 9 Fatima Ouakrim, 20, of 92 Proctor ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Chris M. Silva, 25, of 37 Davis St., was arrested on charges of being a...
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Continued Committment to Revere’s Infrastructure Needs

May 19, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Earlier this month, I invested $200,000 of the city’s free cash into sidewalk repairs, as part of my commitment to addressing Revere’s significant infrastructure needs. When I took office, the City had a backlog of over two years’ worth of sidewalk repair requests submitted via SeeClickFix or calls to the...
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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...
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June Could be the Month for Wonderland

May 19, 2017
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Another month has almost gone by and the deplorable state of the site of the former Wonderland Dog Track on North Shore Road just continues. Councillor John Powers has often pointed out that this derelict site is one of the main gateways into the city. Mayor Brian Arrigo is pressuring the owners to correct...
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Sports 05-17-2017

May 19, 2017
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REACHING NEW HEIGHTS RHS star Stella continues career success at Mt. Ida College By Cary Shuman Kristina Stella knows all about success on the softball fields. As a starting infielder for Revere High School, Stella played a key role in the Patriots winning the Division 1 North championship and advancing to the state semifinals....
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Obituaries 05-17-2017

May 19, 2017
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Robert Furlong Revere City Planner, member of Revere Housing Authority, former chairman of the Mass. Racing Commission and joke teller-extraordinaire Robert J. Furlong, devoted husband, father and joke-teller extraordinaire, passed from this life surrounded by his large and loving family on April 13, one day short of his 93rd birthday. Born in East Boston, Bob...
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Arts Be with You

May 12, 2017
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Arts Be with You

Celest Galeas, third grade, shows off an origami paper crane that she made at the Revere Date Japanese Exchange Program’s table during the citywide district art show, ‘May the Arts Be With You,’ last Tuesday evening, May 2, at the A.C. Whelan School.
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A Rare Sight to See

May 12, 2017
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A Rare Sight to See

Two species of Pelicans have been recorded in Massachusetts , the White Pelican and The Brown Pelican. This Monday, a very rare Brown Pelican was spotted by Revere photographer Eric Harrison on Point of Pines late in the afternoon. Harrison reports having gone to the Beach to photograph Common Terns, which have been showing...
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Suit Filed over Tobacco Age; Start Date Delayed to Sept 1

May 12, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A Revere convenience store owner has filed an appeal against the city for proposing to implement an age restriction on purchasing tobacco products. Attorney Lawrence Simeone Jr. has filed an appeal in Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of his client Joseph Prizio and Northgate Partners LLC, owners of Joe’s Market,...
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Arrigo Pushing for Senior Tax Abatement on Ballot

May 12, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock When voters go to the polls in November they won’t be just voting for various officials, they will be voting for a tax exemption for Revere’s senior citizen property owners. Mayor Brian Arrigo got the ball rolling last week with the city council approving the idea. The next step is...
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Residents Concerned about Bellevue Ave Development

May 12, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Citing an issue of parking, traffic and other concerns, neighbors of a proposed development at 5 Bellevue Ave., told city councillors that the size of the development was too big for the neighborhood. Residents from Bellevue Ave., Revere Street and Ford Street spoke against the proposed development at a public...
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Necco CEO says Business is Booming, No Changes to be Expected Now

May 12, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The chief executive of Necco Candy company said this week that the company is experiencing growth and will continue operating in its location on American Legion Highway – one week after it was announced that the plant had been sold of to two Boston developers. CEO Michael McGee told the Journal...
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News Briefs

May 12, 2017
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Columbus Day Parade Fundraiser A Columbus Day Parade Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 24 with R&B artist and DJ Dennis Taylor at Casa Lucia, 17 Lucia Ave., Revere. There will be a Chinese buffet, entertainment, dancing and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 per person and $300 for a table of 12....
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Police Briefs 05-10-2017

May 12, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MAY 1 Joseph L. Pescione, 30, of 21 Wadsworth Ave., was arrested on four outstanding warrants. Dahir Abdi Ahmed, 40, of 55 Nahant Ave., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest. Lhassane Baghough, 51, of 56 Shirley Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault...
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Letter to the Editor

May 12, 2017
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RevereTV Always Committed to Seniors – Thank You  Dear friends: The Revere Office of Elder Affairs and the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center are truly fortunate to have a great community entity to partner with Revere TV (RTV). Executive Director Bob Dunbar, Scheduling & Program Coordinator Rick Promise, former Community Production Coordinator Bobby Driscoll, and current...
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House Passes Balanced FY 18 Budget

May 12, 2017
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By House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent We joined our colleagues last week to pass a $40.4 billion FY18 budget which represents a commitment to fiscal responsibility. The spending bill protects vulnerable residents through investments in early education and care (EEC), substance addiction initiatives, homelessness programs, and funding to help...
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