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Vincent is In:To Seek Re-Election as State Rep in 2018

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock While the next election for state representative is a year away, current State Rep. RoseLee Vincent is quashing rumors that she won’t run. She absolutely will. “The rumors are not true. I’ve only just begun,” said Vincent on Monday afternoon. She has no qualms about running for her second full...
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Election 2017 is in the Books

November 16, 2017
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By Stephen Quigley Just when one thought that there would be a respite on election speculation for at least two months, on Wednesday morning, before the ballots were certified, rumors were already swirling from the Bagel Bin on Shirley Avenue to the offices at Revere City Hall about the 2018 state election and 2019...
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Shop in Revere on Small Business Saturday, Nov 25

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s easy to name off big box stores, but it’s the small businesses thriving to keep Revere moving that people remember for years to come. On this year’s Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 25, small businesses within our community open their doors, as they always do,...
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MBTA Revisits Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector

November 16, 2017
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By John Lynds Significant development in East Boston, Revere and along the MBTA Blue Line corridor has the MBTA re-examining the stalled Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector. At an October 30 MBTA board meeting, board chairman Joseph Aiello asked agency staff for an update on what building the connector would entail. According to Boston Globe, at the...
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MassDot Working on New Toll-Plaza Reconfiguration

November 16, 2017
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By John Lynds It’s no secret that traffic in East Boston has gotten worse, not better as a result of MassDOT’s All Electronic Tolling (AET) program that removed the toll booths from the mouth of the Sumner Tunnel. The removal of tolls and subsequent re-configuration of the plaza has led to a traffic nightmare...
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A Look Through the Graveyard: Council Motions that Didn’t Make the Cut

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere city councillors file hundreds of motions each year. They are often sent to sub-committees, then travel back to the council and if they are lucky they go to the mayor’s office for a signature and the finish line.. But not every motions make it through, they are sadly just...
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Joseph Festa Offers to City Land Donation on Douglas St

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Joseph A. Festa Jr. has been a contractor much of his life,  but he’s also a strong proponent of open space and conservation. This year,  he is seeking to donate to the city three parcels of land on Douglas Street for conservation purposes in the City of Revere. The lots...
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Board Approves Plans for New Beach Hotel

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Plans for a new hotel on Revere Beach Boulevard have been approved by the Conservation Commission during its recent meeting. The eight story, 175-room hotel which includes an 80-seat restaurant is being pitched by JBX Developers of East Boston. Dan Burke of JBX said the u-shaped building will have 25...
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Husband Arraigned on Murder Charge in Alleged Homicide

November 16, 2017
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A Revere man remains held without bail following his arraignment on an indictment charging him with first-degree murder in the homicide of his wife, 30-year-old Vanessa MacCormack, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Andrew MacCormack, 29, is accused of killing Vanessa MacCormack in their Grand View Avenue home on Sept. 23. He...
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Councillor Seeks Meetings with HYM Developers

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Councillor George Rotondo wants Suffolk Downs developers to appear in front of the council and update the residents on their plans. Rotondo filed a late motion Monday night asking for HYM Investments, the owners and developers of Suffolk Downs to appear before that council on a monthly basis for updates....
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Iovanna Sworn in as ACPO at Chelsea Court

November 16, 2017
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On Nov. 3, Jessica Iovanna and Frank Russo were sworn in as assistant chief probation officers (ACPO) by First Justice Matthew Nestor at the Chelsea District Court. Court personnel, community leaders, and family and friends joined in to celebrate the overdue ceremony. ACPOs Iovanna and Russo were appointed in November and December of 2016,...
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Police Briefs 11-15-2017

November 16, 2017
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Revere Police NEWS MAN SHOT ON SHIRLEY AVE. Revere Police are investigating the non-fatal shooting of a man on Shirley Avenue around 7 p.m. on Monday. Police responded when the ShotSpotter went off and several reports of gunshots came into dispatch. Officers responded to the 100th block of Shirley Avenue and found a 25-year-old...
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Letters to the Editor

November 16, 2017
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Election Commissioner says thank you Dear Editor, I would like to publicly thank the following individual’s for working so hard to ensure the success of the local election held last Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017: Mayor Brian M. Arrigo, Election Board Members: Robert N. Scrima, John V. Cammarata, and Elizabeth Dixon, election office staff member...
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There Are Only Winners

November 16, 2017
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Last week’s election shows that civic spirit is very much alive in our community.  The large number of candidates, who gave up their time and money over the course of the last few months to meet voters and state their positions only makes our community better. When listening to the candidates, voters could hear...
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The Holiday Season is Approaching — Remember to Help Those in Need

November 16, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, the approaching holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holidays bring little, if any, joy. Those who are homeless or...
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Sports 11-15-2017

November 16, 2017
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EYES ON THE PRIZE RHS Powderpuff  to faceoff against Winthrop and return the trophy home By Gisella Jimnez-Fuentes Powderpuff, the sport for senior girls at Revere High School, has been an annual tradition for almost 35 years. On this Saturday like every year, the girls at Revere High School join together with a common...
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Obituaries 11-15-2017

November 16, 2017
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Florence DeLano Former longtime member of Revere Election Committee Florence DeLano of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on Nov. 11 at the age of 97. Florence was born and raised in East Boston. A resident of Friendly Gardens for 30 years, she was on the Revere Election Commission for many years and worked...
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Revere School Holds Veterans Day Program

November 11, 2017
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Revere School Holds Veterans Day Program

Bronze Star recipient Marc Silvestri, now the Veterans Services Officer for Revere, is swarmed by Paul Revere School students on Thursday, Nov. 2, after an emotional presentation by the students to thank him for his service. Silvestri was the guest speaker at the annual program, which prominently features an extensive patriotic act by Sgt....
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Incumbents Cruise to Victory in Election:Rizzo Tops Council Race; Giannino, Morabito, Rotondo, and Zambuto Returned

November 11, 2017
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Incumbents Cruise to Victory in Election:Rizzo Tops Council Race; Giannino, Morabito, Rotondo, and Zambuto Returned

By Cary Shuman Former Revere mayor Dan Rizzo made a triumphant return to electoral politics, topping the ticket in a field of 12 candidates in the councillor-at-large election Tuesday. Rizzo showed strength across the city in receiving 3,878 votes, edging Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino, who finished second with 3,767 votes. Giannino had taken the top...
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Powers,Guinasso Re-Elected as Ward Councillors

November 11, 2017
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Powers,Guinasso Re-Elected as Ward Councillors

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso and Ward 5 Councillor John Powers survived challenges from political newcomers. Guinasso, who is entering his 30th year on the council, staved off a challenge from Anthony Cogliandro in Ward 3 with a vote of 684 to 475. Guinasso thanked his committee for their work...
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