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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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An Outstanding Appointment

July 14, 2017
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The announcement by Mayor Brian Arrigo of his appointment of Captain James Guido as Interim Chief of Police has been greeted with universal approval by residents and city officials alike. Interim Chief Guido has served with the Revere Police Department since 1986 and holds a degree from Curry College, including a Master’s Degree in...
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Bob Haas — 1943-2017

July 14, 2017
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The outpouring from all neighborhoods of the Revere community on Monday and Tuesday when former Mayor and President of the City Council Robert ‘Bob’ Haas’ wake and funeral Mass were held showed how he touched every corner of the City that he loved in the almost 40 years of public service. Hundreds of people...
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Sports 07-12-2017

July 14, 2017
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Penta Power Revere standout excels on ‘D’ as Renegades advance to Super Bowl By Cary Shuman Boston Renegades player Jessica Penta has been selected to the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) All-American Second Team, but her dream season has one more step to go. Penta, playing the professional football game in her hometown, made several...
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Obituaries 07-12-2017

July 14, 2017
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Robert J. Haas, Jr. Four-term Mayor of Revere Robert J. Haas, Jr. of Revere died most unexpectedly while vacationing at Block Island, R.I. on Sunday July 2. Former Mayor Haas was born in Melrose and raised, educated and lived his entire life in Revere. An alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1963, he...
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City Mourns Sudden Death of Bob Haas:Colleagues, Friends Recall Haas Committed to Family and City

July 7, 2017
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City Mourns Sudden Death of Bob Haas:Colleagues, Friends Recall Haas Committed to Family and City

By Sue Ellen Woodcock City council president and former four-term Mayor Robert Haas Jr. passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, July 2 at a Block Island, Rhode Island vacation spot. “This is absolutely tragic news and my heart goes out to the Haas family,” said Ward 4 Councillor and Council Vice President Patrick Keefe. “In...
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Bob Haas Master in the Art of the Possible

July 7, 2017
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BY: Frederick J. Balboni, Jr. In the morning hours of July 2, as our Nation prepared to celebrate its 241st birthday, the clock marking the time that Robert J. (Bob) Hass, Jr., had to spend in the land of the living made its last stroke, enabling a complex, yet unpretentious man, to cross over...
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Water/Sewer Rate Shows Only Minimal Increase in New Budget

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Water and sewer rates are only going up slightly this coming year as compared to previous years thanks to a transfer of free cash. The city water and sewer rates have been set for fiscal year 2018 by the City Council last week. For residential properties the water rate is...
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Farmer’s Market Opens on Friday; Offering Fresh Farm Produce

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Farmer’s Market opens this Friday, July 7 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. on the lawn of the American Legion Post on Broadway next to City Hall. This year, the third year the market has been at the American Legion site, Haley Hanton is the new market manager. So far, ...
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News Briefs

July 7, 2017
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Taft St. Relief Fundraiser To Be Held July 30 at Revere Elks After the devastating fire on Taft St. earlier this month, Mayor Brian Arrigo and the City of Revere established a relief fund for those who were displaced. On Sunday, July 30, from 2pm-5pm, the Revere Lodge of Elks, 198 Shirley Ave, will...
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Wilmot Joins Staff in Neighborhood PACE Program

July 7, 2017
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) has announced the appointment of Gregory Wilmot as Assistant Vice President of Neighborhood PACE, where he will be responsible for program operations and business development. Neighborhood PACE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, one of 121 PACE programs across America, with locations in East...
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Wonderland Dog Track Demolition is on Schedule

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The owners of the former Wonderland Dog Track are taking steps toward the demolition phase of the site. So far, a chain-link fence has been installed around the property and a work trailer and a dumpster have also been placed on the property. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers said that...
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