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Safe Housing Task Force – A Comprehensive Fix for Problem Properties

July 22, 2015
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Whether a home is overcrowded, an eye-sore, or safety hazard, problem properties can be one of the most significant quality of life issues for any neighborhood. My administration is meeting this challenge head on, working aggressively and comprehensively to fix each and every problem property in Revere. Overcrowding causes numerous problems such as fire...
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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2015
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State House delegaryion deserves praise To the Editor:  House Speaker Robert DeLeo, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State Representative RoseLee Vincent deserve praise for their amazing work throughout the FY 2017 State Budget. Budget items that are dedicated specifically to Revere include: over $1.2 million for parks and playgrounds, upgrades to the Rossetti-Cowan Senior...
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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...
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Obituaries 07-15-2015

July 22, 2015
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Vincent Gennari, Sr. Outstanding high school and college athlete Vincent G. Gennari, Sr. of Revere passed away July 12. Vincent was an outstanding athlete for Revere High School and Salem State University. He was the cherished son of Margaret (Zirpolo) and the late Guido Gennari; loving father of Vincent G. Gennari Jr. of Revere,...
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A Grand Time on the Fourth

July 14, 2015
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A Grand Time on the Fourth

Tara and Leo Murphy, and Chris and Alessandra Morales, celebrating little Alessandra’s very first July 4th Independence Day. Hundreds of children and families packed the Whelan School field on Saturday afternoon, July 4, for games, food and music during the City of Revere Department of Recreation’s Annual July 4th Festival.
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RHA Housing Rehab

July 14, 2015
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RHA Housing Rehab

The Revere Housing Authority opened its newest housing units on Nahant Ave. The building was a complete renovation. New tenant Jessica Gonzalez (second from left) with Yessenia, Joshua, Juliany, Jailyn, RHA Board Chair George Anzuoni and Executive Director Linda Shaw.
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Farmers Market Opens this Friday

July 14, 2015
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The City of Revere, MGH Revere HealthCare Center and Revere on the Move invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Revere Farmers’ Market in its new location in front of the American Legion Hall on Friday, July 10th from 2-6:30pm. With a new location, new management, and new offerings, the 2015...
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Nickerson Joins At-Large Race

July 14, 2015
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A Revere native with ties to city hall has taken out papers to run for an at-large city council seat. Priscilla Nickerson, of 350 Revere Beach Blvd., is Mayor Dan Rizzo’s co-campaign manager, a former secretary in the Economic Development office and currently a grant writer for the city. Others running for councilor at...
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Police Briefs 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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ARREST  Report Monday, June 29 Louis LePore, 54, of 27 Spring Ave., was charged with being a fugitive from justice (New Jersey) on a governor’s warrant. Tuesday, June 30 Susan Hayes, 46, of 48 Conant St., was arrested on one warrant. Wednesday, July 1 Brian Adams, 26, of 63 Allston St., was charged with...
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Reforming Police Services

July 14, 2015
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Since taking office, one of my top priorities has been to re-energize and professionalize police services through new management techniques, community policing and increased staffing. While crime has steadily declined across all categories over the last three and a half years that I have been in office, I still hear from residents that public...
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Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2015
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Home Run Dear Editor: You could say, it’s a home run, or you could say, it’s going the distance, or it’s a four bagger. However you want to say it, Harry Dello Russo Stadium is a state of the art facility and one of the best I’ve ever seen. As a former school committeeman...
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Clarification

July 14, 2015
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Lynne Barrasso of Hair’s What’s Happening will be working at Chez Continental Salon at 766 Broadway, Suite 2, effective Wednesday, July 15. Hair’s What’s Happening will have the same telephone number (781-289-3977) and the same email address (hairswhatshappening.1@comcast.net). Hair stylist Ashley Lentini will also be moving to Chez Continental Salon.
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Partners Health Helping Summer Food Programs

July 14, 2015
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Just as Matt Fishman, vice president for Community Health at Partners Health Care, stated in this week’s Revere Journal, “The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps keep thousands of children and families well nourished during the busy summer months,” including hundreds of residents of Revere. And while Partners HealthCare indicated is grateful to be...
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Thank You, James Cunningham

July 14, 2015
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James Cunningham is a pioneer in the elder care industry, having overseen Massachusetts’ first home care agency that became the model for the rest of the state. It became a model because James Cunningham, who retired on June 30, understood the most vital needs of seniors in his important role as the executive director...
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Women’s World Cup Victory is A Source of Pride for U.S.A.

July 14, 2015
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For the first time in 16 years, the United States has won the 2015 Women’s World Cup. On Sunday, July 5th, the U.S. handily beat defending championship Japan by a score of 5-2. A hat trick from midfielder Carli Lloyd, including a goal from the halfway line, propelled a revenge-seeking U.S. team. It had...
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Obituaries 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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Frank Lucifora Of Revere Frank Lucifora of Revere died on July 3 after a brief illness. He was the beloved father of Tori Marie Lucifora; devoted son of Frank and Giovanna “Joanne” (Russo), all of Revere; dear brother of Sally Nelson and her husband, Geoffrey of Florida and loving fiancé of Diane Sullivan of...
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Kicks Off Campaign

July 3, 2015
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Kicks Off Campaign

Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo and his wife, Daveen, are pictured at Brian’s mayoral campaign kickoff barbecue Saturday at their home.
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It’s a Dogs Life

July 3, 2015
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It’s a Dogs Life

The Calling All Dog Lovers event was held at the proposed dog park on Sargent St. Shown above are Alexa Giannino, and her dog, Chopper, as “Dog Marley,” Carlo Mastromattei and Ann Beth Chinchillo, of ABC K-9 Rehab, with their dogs, Frosty and Blitzen, as “The Blues Brothers.”
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Council Okays Water and Sewer Rates

July 3, 2015
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The city council voted last week to set the water rate for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1.  The new residential rate for water is $3.82 per 100 cubic feet, down from $3.91 per 100 cubic feet in FY15. The new commercial rate $5.80 per 100 cubic feet, up from $5.76 per 100...
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Police Briefs 07-01-2015

July 3, 2015
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INVESTIGATING BRUTAL ROBBERY Revere Police are actively working an investigation into a brutal daylight armed robbery of a couple strolling on Mountain Avenue last Saturday afternoon. The victim told police he and his wife were walking on Mountain Avenue around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday when an Hispanic male approached them, pulled out a knife...
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