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Letters to the Editor

October 1, 2015
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Writing about high water rates Dear Editor, I am writing in reference to the very high water bills we received this past quarter. Ours had doubled, and inquiring throughout our neighborhood, found that everybody else’s had increased for no apparent reason. Upon calling City Hall, the water dept. advised us to have a plumber check for...
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In This Mayor’s Race, Let’s Focus on Solutions

October 1, 2015
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By Brian Arrigo The suggestion that I am personally responsible for the major troubles facing the MBTA and MassDOT shows just how desperate and oblivious Dan Rizzo really is. A week after flip-flopping his position on residential development, Rizzo is now flip-flopping on his campaign promise to remain positive and “build-up instead of tear...
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Consider Attending the Public Hearing On Building Moratorium

October 1, 2015
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We encourage Revere residents to attend the Oct. 26 public hearing on a proposed moratorium on all large-scale residential apartments for a period of two years. As noted in our front-page story on the issue, currently there are four apartment building projects going on in Revere. Some schools in the city, including the newer...
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Friday Night Lights A Big Game At the Stadium

October 1, 2015
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  Revere High school football coach Lou Cicatelli had a good feeling about the 2015 football season and he’s been right on the mark in his assessment. The Revere football team has a perfect 3-0 record to-date with wins over former Greater Boston League rivals Medford and Chelsea and Northeastern Conference school Lynn Classical....
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Sports 09-30-2015

October 1, 2015
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RHS football team tops Classical, 19-14 The Revere High football team earned one of the biggest victories in the program’s history with an historic 19-14 triumph at Lynn Classical Friday evening under the lights at the Manning Bowl before a large crowd of fans on both sides. Indeed, the final score of “19-14” figuratively...
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Obituaries 09-30-2015

October 1, 2015
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John Fitzgerald Worked in Human Resources John G. Fitzgerald of Danvers, a former resident of Peabody and Topsfield, passed away unexpectedly at his home on September 24. He was 47 years old. John spent most of his young years in Peabody and graduated from Masconomet Regional High School Of Topsfield in IN 1986. Most...
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Remembering Those Who Died

September 25, 2015
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Remembering Those Who Died

Hundreds held candles to remember those lost to addiction during the 9th Annual Revere Beach Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 20. Jaliyah Harris (front right) holds a candle to remember her grandfather, Michael Spinelli, who died in April 2014 at the age of 45.
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Bella Bond Memorial Service Held

September 25, 2015
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Bella Bond Memorial Service Held

Shannon Stimpson, Emily Nicholas and Elizabeth Carsley performed “Fly High” a song they composed specifically for Bella Bond and Monday night’s vigil at Deer Island.
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No Ruling Yet on Casino Lawsuit

September 25, 2015
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A judge in Suffolk Superior Court heard several arguments Tuesday afternoon on multiple lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the Wynn casino license. Despite all of the discussion, Judge Janet Sanders did not make a decision. “I have heard all the arguments and will make a decision as quickly as possible,” she...
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Officials Working to Eliminate Rodent Problem

September 25, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere is no different than any other city … it has rats, but Revere is the only city around that actually will help get rid of them. Gloria DeSisto, who lives in the lower end of Reservior Avenue, came before the city council Monday night to talk about the rats...
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Columbus Day Parade Plans are Going Well

September 25, 2015
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The Columbus Day Parade promises to be outstanding this year with bands, youth groups, veteran’s groups, sheriff’s department, the US Air Force honor guard and more. Organizer Debbie West said 170 tickets have been sold for the breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 11 and general fundraising is doing well. There are 400 total seats. Officials...
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Police Briefs 09-23-2015

September 25, 2015
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House Breaks: (2) Ocean Avenue (2) Commercial Breaks: (1) Squire Road – Uno’s Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (9) *Madison Street; *High Street – Motorcycle; Beach Street (plate); *Emanuel Street; Charger Street – Greater Boston Indoor; *Atlantic Avenue; *Campbell Avenue; *Fenno/Borden; and Payson Street (plate). Motor Vehicle Accidents: (48) Mahoney Circle (3); Brown Circle (3); Copeland...
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Letters to the Editor

September 25, 2015
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Seniors Lucky to Have Mayor Rizzo Dear Editor: Recently I met with several senior center directors from communities near Revere. We gather every couple of months to discuss senior issues, compare notes, and brainstorm in order to share new and fresh programs, activities, and services. I have a very unique take-away each time I...
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Richard Gavegnano Is A True Success Story

September 25, 2015
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Richard J. Gaveganano is a true American success story that began right in the East Boston community. And Thursday night the East Boston Chamber of Commerce will present a special event, “Life on Neptune Road” in honor of Gavegnano, the chairman, chief executive officer, and president of the East Boston Savings Bank. The many...
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Campaigns Are Underway

September 25, 2015
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Any one who has traveled down Broadway in recent days knows that the campaigns for elected office have begun and the excitement is building toward the general election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Candidates in the mayoral, city council, and school committee races have been knocking on doors and meeting the thousands...
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Lending a Hand in Competition

September 25, 2015
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It’s the kind of thing one sees on television – usually acted out by actors in a sentimental nod to the human bond. The athlete helping the other athlete at the cost of their performance; a handicapped athlete lending a hand to another who has fallen. However, a Rumney Marsh Middle Schooler, Erica Anderson,...
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Sports 09-23-2015

September 25, 2015
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RhS sports Roundup RHS football team beats Chelsea in romp; at Lynn Classical Friday The Revere High football team rolled to its second victory in as many outings with a 41-0 triumph over Chelsea Friday evening at Harry Della Russo Stadium. It was a perfect night for a Friday Night Lights football game between...
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Obituaries 09-23-2015

September 25, 2015
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Thomas Hill, Sr. Founder of Hill Insurance Agency; active in many organizatons, member of one of Revere’s oldest families Thomas L. Hill, Sr., a life long resident of Revere, died following a long confinement at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea on September 16. Born and raised in Revere, he attended both...
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Council Candidates Are Running Hard To Capture At-large Seats

September 18, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Candidates for the Councillor-At-Large race are pounding the pavement, holding signs and working feverishly to get the word that they are serious about winning one of the five seats on the Revere City Council. With the election on Nov. 3 there are 10 candidates vying for five, two-year seats, incumbents...
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Police Briefs 09-16-2015

September 18, 2015
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House Breaks: (4) Unity Avenue; Dehon Street; Broadway; and Lincoln Street. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (8) *Thornton Street; *Abruzzi Street; *VFW Parkway – Select; *North Shore Road; *Hutchinson Street; Arlington Avenue; Endicott Avenue; and *Dehon Street. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (36) Copeland Circle (5); Mahoney Circle; Olive Street; Squire Road; Ocean Avenue –...
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