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To Cut Drug Prices, Start with the Facts

March 23, 2018
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Americans are paying too much for prescription medicines. State lawmakers are fed up with Washington’s apathy towards high pharmacy bills. So they’re taking matters into their own hands and pushing forward with several bills Their proposals are well-intentioned — but they’re doomed to backfire and hurt patients. Why? The bills are based on false...
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Suffolk Downs Moving Forward

March 23, 2018
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For residents of Revere, Boston, and surrounding communities, the “potential” for the full development of Suffolk Downs has been just that — potential — for more than 30 years. Ideas for the transformation of the Suffolk Downs site have ranged from a sports megaplex (that would have housed the Patriots and the Red Sox)...
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Gov Baker Comes Through — Again

March 23, 2018
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The recent presentation by Gov. Charlie Baker of a $2 million MassWorks grant to the city marks yet another step forward toward the overhaul of the Shirley Avenue business district. Funding from the grant specifically is earmarked for infrastructure improvements that will enhance business development along Shirley Avenue, which now is part of the...
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Obituaries 03-21-2018

March 23, 2018
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Felia ‘Phyllis’ Patri Member of Town Line Bowling League and Dunedin, Florida Community Chorus Felia “Phyllis” (Gadalis) Patri of Medford, formerly of Malden, died on March 12. An active member of the Town Line Bowling League, as well as the Dunedin Community Chorus in Dunedin, Fla., she was the beloved wife of the late Charles,...
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Scouts Pancake Breakfast

March 16, 2018
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Scouts Pancake Breakfast

The Revere Cub Scout Pack 15 and Boy Scout Troop 15 hosted its fourth annual Pancake Breakfast on March 11 at the VFW. Pictured above, Joshua Chamness, Dante Faiella, and Nathaniel Kerins collecting donations for Savers FUNDrive at the breakfast.
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News Briefs

March 16, 2018
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2018 CENSUS IS UNDERWAY In accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 51, Section 4, the 2018 Annual City Census was mailed in January to every household in the City of Revere.  Upon receipt of the form residents are asked to review it for accuracy and make changes as needed.  Sign and date the form...
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Revolutionary Clinics Hosts Special Art Display at Store

March 16, 2018
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He has drawn and sketched since he was a child, but Michael Kerwin’s artistic talents became an emotional outlet for him as he underwent brain surgery in an attempt to stop the daily seizures he suffered. In his recovery from having a tumor removed, he created some stunning images. He credits medical marijuana for...
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Makes a Very Big Splash on the Beach

March 16, 2018
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On March 11, more than 150 brave beach lovers plunged into Boston Harbor at BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston as part of the 7th annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, including Revere’s top fundraiser Carol Haney. Haney raised $1,185 for Revere Beach. This year, the “pledge and plunge”...
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Police Briefs 03-14-2018

March 16, 2018
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ATTEMPTED LARCENY AT RED LIGHT A woman is being praised by police for thwarting several men who apparently were looking to carjack her at several red lights on Squire Road last Friday afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., the woman told police, she was at a red light on Squire Road when a light-gold SUV with...
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The Suffolk Downs Master Plan Looks Promising

March 16, 2018
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The Suffolk Downs Master Plan proposal by the HYM Investment Group, the new owners of the huge site, holds enormous promise for the East Boston and Revere communities to dramatically enhance the quality of life of their 100,000 residents. The HYM proposal would transform Suffolk Downs into a 161-acre, mixed-use development that would generate...
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Let’s Not Even Think about Spring

March 16, 2018
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Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?    Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us...
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Obituaries 03-14-2018

March 16, 2018
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Thurston Ege Political and environmental activist, member of Revere Elks and Moose Thurston E. Ege of Revere passed away on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge following a long illness. Born and raised in Revere, he was a 1944 graduate of Revere High School. Shortly after graduation, in September of...
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Dr Seuss Day with Gov Baker

March 10, 2018
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Dr Seuss Day with Gov Baker

Gov. Charlie Baker dropped by the Whelan School on Friday, March 2, to help celebrate Read Across America Day with the students – a day that is also Dr. Seuss’s birthday. While at the school, he read ‘The Lorax’ to second grade students in Christina Zabilski’s class. Also joining him were Mayor Brian Arrigo...
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News Briefs

March 10, 2018
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Friends of Belle Isle Marsh meet March 11 The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh announces their annual meeting, which is free and open to the public will be held on Sunday, March 11, from 2-4 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall, 222 Bowdoin St. in Winthrop.  The keynote speaker will be Harvey Leonard,...
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s 2018 State of the City Address

March 10, 2018
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Good evening, everyone. What is the state of our City? This evening I will give you a snapshot of our City today and a vision for tomorrow. When I stood in front of you a year ago, I promised to professionalize city services, build a 21st-century economy and strengthen our neighborhoods.  Tonight, we have...
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RMV Services will be Unavailable March 22-26

March 10, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has announced that all RMV services, with the exception of law enforcement, will be unavailable from 7 p.m., March 22 until 8 a.m. March 26 due to the RMV changing over a new computer system that will allow the RMV to comply with...
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Registration for Revere Public Schools Kindergarten 2018 is Open Through April 27

March 10, 2018
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The Revere School Committee and Superintendent. Dr. Dianne Kelly have announced that Kindergarten registration will take place at the Parent Information Center which is located at 56 Bennington St. at the Beachmont School (rear parking lot) from Feb. 26-April 27. The telephone for the PIC is (781) 485-8453. Please make note of the following...
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Police Briefs 03-07-2018

March 10, 2018
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CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION One Medford man has been arrested after allegedly violating the civil rights of two men in the Showcase Cinema on Saturday, March 3. Around 9:11 p.m., police on a detail were called into a theatre for a disturbance in one of the theatres. One man was in an altercation with two...
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Offshore Resources: Digging up the Facts

March 10, 2018
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling has set off a bipartisan uproar among politicians and pundits from coastal states. Critics paint pictures of black beaches, tar balls, and wildlife slicked with oil. They point to the damage done from the wreck of the Exxon Valdez and the...
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Is This Our New Normal?

March 10, 2018
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The intense havoc wreaked by this past weekend’s storm, coming on the heels of the storm of January that similarly brought devastation to many areas throughout the state, has left all of us wondering whether this is the new normal for our sliver of the planet. We read somewhere that both of these storms...
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