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Arrigo Backs Study Calling for HR Department

March 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo campaigned on a promise to professionalize City Hall, starting with a human resources department. Monday night Mary Aicardi, of the Collins Center for Public Management, presented a study conducted for the purpose of reviewing the organization of human resources and policies in city government. Revere is one...
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Schools Begin Registration for Kindergarten Next Week

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Revere Public Schools announced this week that they have begun the first round of registrations for incoming kindergarten students at the six elementary schools. Registration is for students who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2017, and registration occurs at the Parent Information Center (PIC) in the Beachmont...
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Council Addresses Recreational Marijuana

March 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere City Council held a public hearing on a proposed ordinance Monday night for the placement of a recreational marijuana shop and the Planning Board was expected to discuss the ordinance at its meeting late Tuesday afternoon. Voters approved the law to make recreational marijuana legal back in November...
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News Briefs

March 3, 2017
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Beautify Revere to kick off on April 22 After a successful series of cleanup events in 2016, Beautify Revere returns to kick off 2017 with a citywide, Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. “Revere residents showed their pride in their community at every Beautify Revere event in 2016,” said...
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Revere Through the Years

March 3, 2017
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10 years ago February 28, 2007   Beachmont native Bernadette Pauley, whose parents, Daniel and Marcella, still reside on Bradstreet Ave., has become a nationally-recognized comedienne who has appeared on Comedy Central and other TV comedy shows. Pauley attended Emerson College upon the advice of a high school teacher, Jim Palumbo, and  moved to...
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EBNHC’s Elder Service Plan Becomes Neighborhood PACE

March 3, 2017
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), which provides the residents of East Boston and surrounding communities with access to vital health care services, today announced that its Elder Service Plan is being renamed Neighborhood PACE, an abbreviation for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. The name change comes as the program is...
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Local Communities Receive Shannon Grant Funding from Metro Mayors

March 3, 2017
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The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced the release of $5.7 million in competitive grants to cities and towns across Massachusetts who, with their local community partners, will use the funding to combat gang violence and support local at-risk youth. Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop will receive a collective $335,735 under the...
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Police Briefs 03-01-2017

March 3, 2017
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Weekly Crime Report Journal Staff Reports   House Breaks: (4) Dehon Street; Hutchinson Street; Endicott Avenue; and Shirley Avenue.   Commercial Breaks: (0)   Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (3) Mountain Avenue*; *Central Avenue; and *Shirley Avenue.   Motor Vehicle Accidents: (43) Copeland Circle (3); Brown Circle; North Shore Road; Broadway; Sargent/Jefferson; Charger Street; Squire/McCoba; Eliot...
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Veterinarians:Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

March 3, 2017
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By Dr. Arve Lee Willingham Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Consider leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted through infected animal urine that claimed dozens of...
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A Professional and Accountable City Hall

March 3, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo  On Monday, the UMass-Boston Collins Center for Public Management presented to the City Council a Human Resources report and analysis. The report outlines the city’s most glaring HR deficiencies — most notable being that Revere is by far the largest city in the Commonwealth without an HR Director. It identifies...
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Letter to the Editor

March 3, 2017
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New options for consumers To the Editor, The sharing economy is changing the way the world does business, delivering new options for consumers and extra income for service providers like those who occasionally rent out space in their home on a short-term basis. That’s a good thing. But as these new technologies continue to...
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Thank You, Gov Baker

March 3, 2017
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The announcement this week by Governor Charlie Baker and Lieut. Gov. Karyn Polito of the release of $335,735 (out of a total of $5.7 million to cities and towns across the state) in competitive grants to Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop for use in targeting gang violence comes as welcome...
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Sports 03-01-2017

March 3, 2017
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RHS juniors Pepic, Gonzalez, Iacoviello spark Revere in opener By Cary Shuman Valentina Pepic said the seniors on the Revere High girls basketball team – Meaghan Gotham, Samantha Woodman, and Elizabeth Lake -want their final season to last as long as possible. Pepic, a 6-foot-2-inch junior, and her classmates, Pamela Gonzalez and Tatianna Iacoviello,...
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Obituaries 03-01-2017

March 3, 2017
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Carmella Scialoia Family matriach Carmella A. (Vatalaro) Scialoia of Malden, formerly of Everett, died following a long confinement at her Malden residence on February 21. She was 89 years old. Born and raised in Hyde Park, the family came to live in Everett for many years, before recently  moving to Malden. Carmella was a...
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Boys Team First in 17 Years to Make State Tournament

February 28, 2017
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Boys Team First in 17 Years to Make State Tournament

To paraphrase Starship Enterprise Captain James T.  Kirk’s opening lines from the old (1960s vintage) Star Trek TV series, the Revere High boys’ basketball team will be going where no Patriot boys’ team has gone since 2001. Coach David Leary’s squad reeled off four straight wins in the past week, making it seven wins...
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NEC Champion Lady Patriots Prepare for State Tournament

February 28, 2017
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NEC Champion Lady Patriots Prepare for State Tournament

By Cary Shuman The Revere High girls basketball team, led by first-year head coach Lianne O’Hara, won its first 18 games of the season, captured the Northeastern Conference North championship with a perfect 16-0 mark, and soared to the No. 1 ranking in all of Massachusetts. While this weekend’s IAABO Board 27/Comcast Tournament didn’t...
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Vinny’s Sells $10M Lottery Ticket

February 28, 2017
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Vinny’s Sells $10M Lottery Ticket

By Cary Shuman Vinny’s Food Market, 296 Malden St., sold a $10 million winning ticket to a lucky customer in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$10,000,000 Gold” instant game. Lisa Gochakowski of Somerville bought the $20 ticket during a visit to the store. She chose the cash caption and received a one-time payment of $6.5...
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Board Votes to Make 21 Legal Smoking Age

February 28, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Starting July 1,  purchasers of tobacco products in Revere are going to have to be 21 years of age or older. On Tuesday morning, the Board of Health voted in 12 new amendments regarding the sale tobacco products. One regulation for banning the sales of flavored tobacco products did not...
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News Briefs

February 28, 2017
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COMMISSION OF DISABILITIES HOLDS Meeting The Commission on Disabilities held its February meeting last Tuesday, discussing a number of items of interest to residents with disabilities: Website updates: The Commission on Disabilities’ website, http://www.revere.org/departments/commission-on-disabilities, has been updated with application forms for handicap parking spaces, and an FAQ guide on the rules and regulations governing...
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Police Briefs 02-22-2017

February 28, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Santiago Mesa, 30, of 165 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor (2nd offense), unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle. He also was cited for the...
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