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Columbus Day Parade to Step Off on Monday

October 6, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will join the 2017 Columbus Day Parade in Revere this coming Monday, Oct. 9 Baker and Polito will join Mayor Brian Arrigo, the parade’s grand marshall, and other Revere city officials in marching along the route. “We are honored to welcome the...
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Council Slows Down on Recreational Marijuana Ban

October 6, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. regarding a proposed ban on recreational marijuana shops. The council decided to slow down the process when it comes to banning pot shops and the sale of recreational marijuana in Revere. Last week Council...
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Pilot Bike Sharing Program ‘ofo’ Rolls Out

October 6, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock If you see someone on the streets riding a yellow bicycle, it’s part of a new ride share program that is the largest in the world. The mayor and the Healthy Community Initiatives launched a  pilot program of a citywide, bike-sharing program with the world’s first and largest station-free bike...
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Local Officials, Residents Stand Against Domestic Violence

October 6, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Vanessa MacCormack, 30, became the 28th victim of domestic violence this year in Massachusetts when her husband killed her on Sept. 25 inside their Grand View Avenue home. This past Friday, she became the center of a domestic violence vigil held in front of Revere City Hall, attended by local...
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News Briefs

October 6, 2017
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Revere Fire Dept. open house Oct. 14 The Revere Fire Department welcomes local families to a free open house on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The open house is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices.  The Revere Fire Department open house will be held at 400 Broadway, Revere....
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Mostly Coastal Roads Flooded

October 6, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Unlike neighboring communities, Revere faired well during Saturday’s torrential rain, an eye-popping 3.5 inches of rain in one hour. “We experienced significant heavy rain, causing city wide street flooding,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. A power outage was also reported by National Grid in the Overlook Ridge area due to the...
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Announcing for Office

October 6, 2017
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Rizzo announces campaign for councillor-at-large Daniel Rizzo, a former mayor and council president, has announced his intentions to run for the City Council. Daniel Rizzo has a longstanding career as a business owner and public servant in Revere, the city he loves. He is married to Jane Fitzgerald Rizzo, and has two sons, Ryan...
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Police Briefs 10-04-2017

October 6, 2017
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Revere Police NEWS COUNCILLOR ROTONDO REPORTS DEATH THREATS Councillor George Rotondo reported to Revere Police around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday that he had been receiving threats of violence to himself as a result of his political position, and was worried for his personal safety. Police said he came to the station after having received...
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Letter to the Editor

October 6, 2017
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A NIGHT FOR BIG RICKY Dear Editor: One of Revere’s most giving individuals is an outstanding man by the name of Ricky Freni. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. Over the years, he has raised over $100,000 through his foundation, the Little Ricky Foundation, for Revere Public Schools and many organizations. He is also a...
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Happy New Year

October 6, 2017
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We join the entire community of Revere in wishing our Jewish residents a Happy and Healthy New Year. The community has concluded the High Holy Days, the two-day celebration of Rosh Hashanah followed by  the observance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day  on the Jewish calendar. It is customary...
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The Wrong Tax Cut At the Wrong Time

October 6, 2017
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President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress finally have produced the outline of what they are calling a tax reform proposal. However, it is just more of the same-old, same-old that Republicans have been espousing for the past 30 years, benefiting millionaires, billionaires, and large corporations significantly, while blowing a huge hole in the...
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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...
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Sports 10-04-2017

October 6, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup Patriots fall to Peabody; host Medford Friday night The Revere High football team played well in many aspects of the game, but came up short in a 21-0 loss to Peabody last Friday evening under the lights at Harry Della Russo Stadium. A Patriot fumble on the opening kickoff set the...
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Obituaries 10-04-2017

October 6, 2017
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James Amato Former owner of James Amato Leather Co. James V. Amato died peacefully at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere early on the morning of Monday, Oct. 2.  He was 92 years old. Formerly of Lynn, he was the husband of the late Lorraine Frances (Deveney) Amato. James was born in Revere on...
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First-Ever Revere Fall Festival a Huge Success

September 29, 2017
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First-Ever Revere Fall Festival a Huge Success

Amanda Dodd and Billy Pressadi, of Revere, enjoyed spending time on a Broadway without vehicles.
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Arrigo Raises Texas Flag at Revere City Hall

September 29, 2017
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Arrigo Raises Texas Flag at Revere City Hall

Mayor Brian Arrigo has raised the Texas flag as a show of support following Hurricane Harvey. “The residents of Revere made the city proud last month by donating trucks full of supplies to relief efforts, Arrigo said. As a thank you, Donna Cranston of the Texas-based nonprofit Defenders of Freedom sent the people of...
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Husband Charged in Murder

September 29, 2017
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Andrew MacCormack was arrested at Revere Police headquarters Tuesday in the death of his wife Vanessa MacCormack, 30, in their 93 Grand View Avenue home. He was arraigned Wednesday in Chelsea District Court. Vanessa MacCormack’s husband was placed under arrest Tuesday amid the ongoing investigation into her homicide this weekend, Suffolk County District Attorney...
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Revere’s 311 Line to Launch Tuesday Oct 10

September 29, 2017
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Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will join Mayor Brian Arrigo in a press conference officially launching Revere’s 311 Constituent Services System on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 11a.m. 311 will allow any resident to report non-emergency issues by dialing “3-1-1” from any landline or mobile telephone while inside the city of Revere. Residents can report issues...
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Suffolk Downs Owner says Amazon Could Be A Good Fit for Suffolk Downs

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Tom O’Brien’s group, HYM Investment Group, LLC, is all in on trying to attract Seattle-based Amazon second headquarters (HQ2) to the 161-acre Suffolk Downs property his group purchased in the spring. At the Revere  council meeting on Monday night, O’Brien told council members that a company like Amazon would be a...
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Council Bans the Sale of Recreational Marijuana

September 29, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night the City Council voted to ban the sale of recreational marijuana. “There are 100 communities looking to ban,” said Council Vice President Patrick Keefe, who filed the motion for the City Council and the Planning Board to implement a ban on the sale of recreational marijuana in Revere....
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