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A Well Deserved Honor

June 18, 2015
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The announcement by the New England Region of the National Housing Authority and Redevelopment Officers that Revere Housing Authority Commissioner George Anzuoni has been named 2015 Commissioner of the Year comes as no surprise to Revere residents. For almost four decades, Anzuoni has been a credit to former Mayor George Colella who first hired...
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Letters to the Editor

June 18, 2015
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Mayor Rizzo Congratulates Former Mayor Ambrosino         Dear Editor: I am thrilled that former Mayor Tom Ambrosino has been named the next City Manager of Chelsea. Secretary Jay Ash, who had transformed the city throughout his tenure as manager, leaves a strong legacy for Tom to continue. I am certain Tom will be up to the challenge....
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Obituaries 06-17-2015

June 18, 2015
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Marie DiMonte Studied at New England Conservatory of Music Marie M. DiMonte, an East Boston native and Revere resident, died on June 12 at the Resident Care Rehab & Nursing Center of Framingham following a long illness. She was 79 years old. Born and raised in Boston, the family lived in East Boston and...
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Councillors Send Letter to Wynn

June 11, 2015
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Three city councillors, serving on Economic Development Subcommittee, voted to send a letter to Wynn, LLC for a job fair and vendor fair for Revere residents, despite a request from the mayor to protect the city’s litigation position. Now the council will seek an opinion from the Attorney General on what can be discussed...
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School Committeewoman Wood Pruitt’s Fate Still Unknown

June 11, 2015
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School Committee member Donna Wood Pruitt hasn’t been seen at any school functions in the last two weeks, yet it is unclear whether or not she will resign from the School Committee due to allegations she sold prescription drugs via Facebook to an undercover State Police Trooper. Wood Pruitt did not sit with the...
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Police Briefs 06-10-2015

June 11, 2015
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DOG KILLING RESULTS IN DOMESTIC SITUATION A Shirley Avenue man is facing serious charges after allegedly killing a dog and leaving it in the bathtub – an action that sparked a violent domestic situation on Thursday, June 4. The man allegedly broke into the home of his aunt and sister and had a confrontation...
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Congratulations to Tom Ambrosino

June 11, 2015
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 Those of us who followed Tom Ambrosino’s tenure as mayor of Revere for 12 years were not surprised that the Chelsea City Council so overwhelmingly selected him as its new city manager this week. Ambrosino was chosen from a large field of candidates who applied and there were many other individuals who inquired about...
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Helps Out Revere

June 11, 2015
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has been doing great work for our communities since 1986. As it states on the organization’s Web site, its mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor. Its diligent effort in communities such as East Boston has been highly commendable. Some of the statistics associated with the organization affirm...
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Funding the Best Public Safety Officials in the Commonwealth

June 11, 2015
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As Mayor, I consider the safety and security of our residents to be my number one responsibility. I am proud to announce that the investments my administration has made in police and fire safety have netted positive results for our community. Crime has steadily declined in all categories over the past three years as...
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Letter to the Editor

June 11, 2015
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Adding to the collection Dear Editor: My husband and I frequent the Ninety Nine restaurant in Revere often.  We enjoy the service, food, and most of all the décor.  The restaurant is adorned with pictures of things that have happened in the community including sports team pictures. Another reason we enjoy the restaurant is...
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Sports 06-10-2015

June 11, 2015
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RhS sports Roundup RHS softball team opens tourney play with 5-0 victory The Revere High softball team opened the defense of its MIAA Division 1 North Sectional title with a 5-0 victory over Billerica Friday evening at the St. Mary’s parish field. Lady Patriot ace pitcher Sabrina Palermo, one of Revere’s three senior captains...
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Obituaries 06-10-2015

June 11, 2015
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­­ Barbara Spellenberg Owned Roger’s Pizza on Revere Beach and Spelly’s Bakery in Beachmont Barbara Spellenberg of Revere died May 26 at Whidden Memorial hospital after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 85 years old. Barbara owned a pizza place on Revere Beach (Roger’s) for many years, a bakery in Beachmont (Spelly’s...
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Joanne Mckenna Sworn In

June 4, 2015
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Joanne Mckenna Sworn In

Joanne McKenna was sworn in Monday night by City Clerk Ashley Melnik as the new Ward 1 Councillor on the Revere City Council. Looking on is Council President John Powers. McKenna takes the seat held by the late Richard Penta.
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Memories Are Made of This …

June 4, 2015
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Memories Are Made of This …

There were some tears and many laughs among teammates as the Revere High School (RHS) softball seniors were called out to present flowers to their parents. Here, Alina Giuliano (21) sheds some tears while she applauds her senior teammates. The softball girls finished their regular season with a 15-5 record, and will play on Friday...
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Arrigo Pulls Papers:Will Run for Mayor

June 4, 2015
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Arrigo Pulls Papers:Will Run for Mayor

Councillor At-Large Brian Arrigo officially pulled nomination papers on Monday morning to be a candidate for the Mayor of Revere. “I have truly enjoyed serving as City Councillor on the Revere City Council since 2012, being an outspoken advocate for the best interests of the taxpayers and ratepayers of Revere, asking the difficult questions,...
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Dispatch Center Moving Along

June 4, 2015
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REVERE – It’s been well over five years in the making, but the regional dispatch for Revere and Winthrop is coming along. If all goes well the center could be online in April 2016. Executive Director Julie Davie said the complex transition is coming along. At the regular monthly meeting held last week, members...
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Pruitt’s Remaining on School Board Causing Rift

June 4, 2015
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On Thursday night, Revere High School graduates its senior class and on Tuesday night the School Committee will meet to say farewell to the superintendent and farewell to a woman who has been deeply involved in the city. Dr. Paul Dakin, superintendent of schools retires on Tuesday and the committee will also honor Kitty...
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Police Briefs 06-03-2015

June 4, 2015
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MAY 25 Clinton Ray Silon, 47, of 39 Hyde St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.   TUESDAY, MAY 26 James M. Carter Jr., 39, of 175 Rice Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.   THURSDAY, MAY 28 Justin D. Robles, 24, of 4 Wolcott Rd., was arrested on an...
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Congratulations, Graduates

June 4, 2015
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There is perhaps no event or occasion in the life of a community that is greeted with such universally shared joy as a high school graduation. Even for those of us who may not have a direct connection to a graduate, graduation season evokes deep memories from our long-ago youth, when our lives were...
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Remembering NFL Player, Coach, and Teacher John Miller Jr.

June 4, 2015
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John Miller Jr. reached the top of his sport, earning the honor and prestige of playing in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers. Following his football career, he became a beloved teacher and highly regarded coach, all while living in Revere with his wife of 56 years,...
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