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May 26, 2017
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American Legion Post 61 encourages community to wear a red poppy With Memorial Day on the horizon, American Legion Post 61 reminds the public that Congress has designated May 26, as National Poppy Day. The American Legion encourages all patriotic Americans to wear or display a red poppy as a symbol of remembrance and...
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Police Briefs 05-24-2017

May 26, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MAY 15 Christian Jesus Soto, 27, of Hyde Park, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, attaching plates, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Brendan Zammuto, 26, of Methuen, was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a knife in violation...
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Letters to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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WE LIVE IN A GREAT COMMUNITY Dear Editor: We would like to take a moment to thank all the amazing people in our City.   We had an idea to create a calendar of events for kids with special needs, particularly autism, during Autism Awareness month in April. Our idea became a reality when we...
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Vote “Yes” on a Senior Citizen Residential Tax Exemption

May 26, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo The City Council unanimously voted in support of my proposal to adopt a 10% residential tax exemption for homes owned and occupied by qualifying senior citizens (65+).  The question now goes before the voters in November for ratification. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions to help you learn...
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Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...
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Sports 05-24-2017

May 26, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup   Boys lacrosse team wins NEC South title The Revere High boys lacrosse defeated Winthrop, 17-10, to win the championship of the Northeastern Conference South Division this past Thursday. “We had a great comeback in the second half,” said RHS head coach Austin Powers, whose crew now stands at 15-2 for the...
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Obituaries 05-24-2017

May 26, 2017
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Romolo DiFabio Worked at Louis Clothing in Boston for many years Romolo DiFabio of Revere passed away at home on May 20. He was 89 years old. Romolo, who worked at Louis Clothing in Boston for many years, was the beloved husband of Grace (DiPaola); devoted father of Joseph DiFabio and his wife, Doreen of...
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Tapping is for the Young at Heart

May 19, 2017
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Tapping is for the Young at Heart

The Seaside Tappers, made up of Revere and Winthrop residents at the Mantia sisters Dance Academy. Pictured from left to right, Marybeth Doherty, Mary Litale, Teddi Mantia, Patricia Molloy, Margie Rizzo, Louis Rizzo, Val Morgan, Roseann Liggiero, Heather Martin, and Florence Catizone.
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Let’s Play Ball

May 19, 2017
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Let’s Play Ball

Colts players Dominic DeAngelo and Daniel Alimonti hug it out.
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Happy 100th Birthday

May 19, 2017
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Happy 100th Birthday

Gilda Ausiello (center) celebrates her 100th birthday at the Revere Recreation Department last week with her son Dennis and daughter Susan and Mayor Brian Arrigo and his wife Daveen and children, Joseph and John.
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City Looks to Partner With New Developers of Suffolk Downs Site

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Being billed as the largest development possibly ever on the North Shore when construction begins at the Suffolk Downs property, the project could take 10 or 15 years to be fully developed. Either way the development will have an impact on Revere for the next 50 years. “It’s definitely an...
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Search Process Continuing for New Revere Police Chief

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Four internal candidates drawn from the ranks of the Revere Police Department are vying for the position of Chief of Police.  Recently, these applicants underwent testing to see how they would respond to certain situations at an assessment center two weeks ago as part of the hiring process. Current Police...
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Wonderland Site Still an Eyesore and a Danger

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Every week it seems that someone is complaining about the cars parked at the old Wonderland Dog Track or for that matter the condition of the buildings and when they will be torn down. In terms of the parking situation in the Wonderland area, Arrigo said the situation maybe confusing...
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Revere High to Put Out Emotionally Challenging, Full-Length Film

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Revere High senior Carmen Amaro saw Revere Filmic Society sponsors Paul Amato and George Hannah approaching her earlier this school year in the hallway, she had no idea the journey – the very personal journey – that they were about to take her on in recruiting her for their latest...
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Human Resource Policies Are Now in Place

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock When Mayor Brian Arrigo took office in 2016 he had 400 employees, yet no job descriptions, policies or procedures. Today, jobs are being advertised and people are being hired properly. Helping him along the way is Sandi Charlton, a human resources expert, who is slated to work with city officials...
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Time to Start Thinking about Mosquitoes

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s that time of year when lovers of the outdoors and their furry friends get concerned about disease carrying mosquitoes and ticks. At Tuesday evening’s Board of Health meeting members heard from the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control (NMMC) and from Page Exterminating. Kimberly Foss, an entomologist with NMMC, said they...
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Carfentanil Making Its Way Throughout New England; No Incidents in Massachusetts Currently

May 19, 2017
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(U) Significance: The presence of Carfentanil has been detected in three New England States:  New Hampshire has reported 3 Carfentanil-related fatal overdoses, Maine reported one Carfentanil-related fatal overdose and Rhode Island detected Carfentanil in a tested drug sample.  Massachusetts does not currently have any reported cases, but offers this advisory as Carfentanil provides a...
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Police Briefs 05-17-2017

May 19, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MAY 8 A 17 year old juvenile was arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.   TUESDAY, MAY 9 Fatima Ouakrim, 20, of 92 Proctor ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Chris M. Silva, 25, of 37 Davis St., was arrested on charges of being a...
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Continued Committment to Revere’s Infrastructure Needs

May 19, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Earlier this month, I invested $200,000 of the city’s free cash into sidewalk repairs, as part of my commitment to addressing Revere’s significant infrastructure needs. When I took office, the City had a backlog of over two years’ worth of sidewalk repair requests submitted via SeeClickFix or calls to the...
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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...
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