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City Fondly Remembers John Arrigo

July 29, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Mr. John Arrigo sat in the front row in the City Council Chambers for his son Brian’s inauguration as the new mayor of the city of Revere in January. It was as proud a moment as one could imagine, following up on the memorable night in November that Mr. Arrigo’s son...
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News Briefs

July 29, 2016
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ANNESE JOINS FAMILY DENTISTRY Annese DMD Dental Practice, located at 106 Broadway in Revere, would like to welcome Dr. Alexander Annese as a general dentist. He joins his father, Dr. John Annese, in carrying on the legacy of  his grandfather, the late Dr. Amelio Annese, who opened the practice in 1957. Dr. Alexander  looks...
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Council Approves Dehon St Project

July 29, 2016
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Developers for a project at 17-19 Dehon Street (located near the Wonderland T Station) received unanimous approval from both the Zoning Sub-Committee and City Council on Monday night  to go ahead and apply for the permits to construct a building housing eight residential units and one 2,161 square foot commercial unit.  Attorney  Cory Rhoades...
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Residents Petition for Wheelabrator to Stop Expansion of Saugus Ash Landfill

July 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Wheelabrator Saugus landfill that was scheduled to close in 1996, but continues to run today, has recently asked to expand for another five years, causing many nearby residents to become outraged. “It was never meant to be permanent,” said State Representative RoseLee Vincent. “People need to realize we have an...
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Francesca DiGiorgio to Compete in the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders

July 29, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Francesca DiGiorgio is preparing for her first professional bodybuilding competition, a feat that didn’t seem attainable more than a dozen years ago when the former Revere resident was battling drug addiction. But after dedicating herself to a clean, healthy, and active lifestyle, DiGiorgio is ready to make her mark in the...
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Police Briefs 07-27-2016

July 29, 2016
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FUGITIVES ARRESTED IN LYNN At 8:30 a.m. on July 20, personnel from the Lynn Police Department Warrant Squad, the US Marshal’s Service, and the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section went to 72 Mall St., apartment #14, Lynn, where they arrested Moises Casado, 20, of Chelsea, on a federal arrest warrant for cocaine distribution....
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Letter to the Editor

July 29, 2016
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Purple Heart Day  is August 7 Purple Heart Day is August 7. Make a difference in the Life of a Veteran Today!  Please Sponsor a Purple Heart Veteran at $20 each or sponsor a table of 8.  Mail check to 150 Bennington St. Revere Ma. 02151.                                                        The BEACHMONT VFW/AUX Post 6712 plans to Honor...
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Sand Sculpting Festival A Big Success

July 29, 2016
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The International Sand Sculpting Festival lived up to expectation and then some, drawing more than one million visitors to the city’s treasure known as Revere Beach. The Revere Beach Partnership deserves a lot of credit for organizing this “phenomenal” (the adjective used by award-winning sculptor Dan Belcher of Missouri) event and maintaining its stature...
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Obituaries 07-27-2016

July 29, 2016
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Ignazio James ‘Jim’ Russo 60-Year proprietor of I. James Russo & Sons Carpentry Co. Ignazio James “Jim” Russo of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere and the North End of Boston, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 18 at his Glen, New Hampshire home. He was 80 years old. Born in Boston’s North End, “Jim” and...
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Hundreds of Thousands Expected at Festival:Annual Event at Revere Beach Set for this Weekend

July 22, 2016
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Hundreds of Thousands Expected at Festival:Annual Event at Revere Beach Set for this Weekend

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Sand sculpture aficionados will be in their glory when the 2016 International Sand Sculpting Festival comes to Revere Beach on July 22-24. Sculptors from all over the world will compete on America’s first public beach as they have been for the last 13 years. This year’s features include a special...
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State Budget Woes:Revere Businesses React to Elimination of Tax Holiday; Chamber Feels Sting with Loss of Grant

July 22, 2016
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State Budget Woes:Revere Businesses React to Elimination of Tax Holiday; Chamber Feels Sting with Loss of Grant

As a result of the state’s fiscal crisis, there will not be a sales tax holiday in Massachusetts this year. Alan Belinfante of Beach Sales Appliances and Electronics at 80 VFW Parkway said he is “not pleased” by state legislators’ decision to eliminate the holiday that allows consumers to make purchases without paying the...
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A Close-Up of The Sand Sculpture Artists

July 22, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso On the clean sands of Revere Beach where tons of fine granite sand were dumped, sculptures are popping up. The sculptures are part of the 2016 Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival, which brings in artist from around the world, and locally, to compete in one of the nations top sand sculpting...
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News Briefs

July 22, 2016
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MAYOR ARRIGO TO HOST WARD 4 COMMUNITY FORUM On Tuesday, July 26

Mayor Brian Arrigo’s series of six “community forums” will continue with the Ward 4 Community Forum on Tuesday, July 26 from 6-8 PM. The event will be held at the American Legion building, 249 Broadway. RevereTV will be present to record the event...
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Police Briefs 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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POLICE SEEKING WITNESSES IN RAPE Revere Police are seeking two men who interrupted a sexual assault outside the Beachmont VFW on Sunday night, getting into an argument with the perpetrator and allowing the female victim enough time to flee the area. “We believe two people walking by were in the location where they were,”...
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EPA’s Emissions Reports Trades Science for Politics

July 22, 2016
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By Jeff Stier The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report on greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates shrewd political strategy — and a wanton disregard for objective science. Using a questionable methodology, the EPA found that the nation’s methane emissions have been dramatically higher in recent years than previously thought. And for the EPA, this is a...
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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2016
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STATE AGENCY NEEDS YOUR COMMENTS Dear Editor: It is time for all Revere residents totell how the Wheelabrator incinerator and ash landfill on Rte. 107 in Saugus is affecting us. Because their ash landfill is almost full and they want an okay to keep dumping into the marsh  for another five years, state environmental...
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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...
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Be Sure to Attend The Festival

July 22, 2016
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There could be as many 800,000 visitors to Revere Beach this weekend for the 2016 International Sand Sculpting Festival. This unique spectacle has become a world-class event right in our backyard on the beach that has been a treasure for this community for a long time. The Revere Beach Partnership deserves a lot of...
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Obituaries 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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Salvatore ‘Turiddu’ Torretta Owned Torretta’s Bakery in Beachmont Square; AKA “Salvatore The Ice Cream Man” Salvatore “Turiddu” Torretta of Revere died on July 18 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness. He was 77 years old. Salvatore came to the United States from Augusta, Sicily in November of 1969 and he was...
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Farmers Market Opens

July 18, 2016
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Farmers Market Opens

Kohei Ishihara of the Movement Ground Farm sold exclusively organic vegetables, which are available to Snap, WIC, and senior citizens. at the Revere Farmers Market in front of the American legion. The market opened last week and will run through mid October on Fridays.
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