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Bob Haas Master in the Art of the Possible

July 7, 2017
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BY: Frederick J. Balboni, Jr. In the morning hours of July 2, as our Nation prepared to celebrate its 241st birthday, the clock marking the time that Robert J. (Bob) Hass, Jr., had to spend in the land of the living made its last stroke, enabling a complex, yet unpretentious man, to cross over...
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Water/Sewer Rate Shows Only Minimal Increase in New Budget

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Water and sewer rates are only going up slightly this coming year as compared to previous years thanks to a transfer of free cash. The city water and sewer rates have been set for fiscal year 2018 by the City Council last week. For residential properties the water rate is...
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Farmer’s Market Opens on Friday; Offering Fresh Farm Produce

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Farmer’s Market opens this Friday, July 7 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. on the lawn of the American Legion Post on Broadway next to City Hall. This year, the third year the market has been at the American Legion site, Haley Hanton is the new market manager. So far, ...
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News Briefs

July 7, 2017
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Taft St. Relief Fundraiser To Be Held July 30 at Revere Elks After the devastating fire on Taft St. earlier this month, Mayor Brian Arrigo and the City of Revere established a relief fund for those who were displaced. On Sunday, July 30, from 2pm-5pm, the Revere Lodge of Elks, 198 Shirley Ave, will...
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Wilmot Joins Staff in Neighborhood PACE Program

July 7, 2017
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) has announced the appointment of Gregory Wilmot as Assistant Vice President of Neighborhood PACE, where he will be responsible for program operations and business development. Neighborhood PACE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, one of 121 PACE programs across America, with locations in East...
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Wonderland Dog Track Demolition is on Schedule

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The owners of the former Wonderland Dog Track are taking steps toward the demolition phase of the site. So far, a chain-link fence has been installed around the property and a work trailer and a dumpster have also been placed on the property. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers said that...
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At 100-Years-Old, Dancing is Gilda Ausiello’s Secret

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Gilda Ausiello has found the secret to making it to 100 years old is dancing. A passion that she loves to do at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center. On top of that exeercise, she takes no medications and was featured this past spring on WCVB in the Wellderlies  (people age 90...
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John Ligotti, Former East Boston Clerk-Magistrate, Judge, Passes Away

July 7, 2017
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The passing this past week of John C. Ligotti. known to his friends as Jack, who served for five decades as an assistant clerk and clerk-magistrate of the East Boston District Court and then was promoted to the District Court bench, marked the end of an era for long-time residents of the East Boston,...
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Nickerson Receives “Unsung Heroine” Award

July 7, 2017
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Priscilla Nickerson of Revere was recently honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines in a ceremony at the State House in Boston.  This distinction celebrates extraordinary women who perform acts of service, enhancing our communities on a daily basis. “Throughout her life, Priscilla...
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Police Briefs 07-05-2017

July 7, 2017
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Revere Police NEWS ARMED ROBBERY Revere Police are investigating some very good leads in an armed robbery incident on Beach Street last Wednesday, June 28. It’s a robbery Police believe is related to a similar armed robbery of a person on Vinal Street earlier in June. The most recent crime took place around 10:19...
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Letters to the Editor

July 7, 2017
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Summer Safety Kick-off a success Dear Editor: On behalf of the Revere Housing Authority Commissioners and Staff, we would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to all who donated their time and resources to our Summer Safety Kickoff, held on Sunday June 25. We want to expressly thank the Revere Police Department, in particular Officer...
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Markey is 100 Percent Correct for Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 7, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...
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Bob Haas Will Be Missed

July 7, 2017
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The sudden passing Sunday morning of City Councillor and former Mayor Robert J. Haas Jr. came as a shock to his colleagues and the many Revere citizens who came to know a man who truly was a giant among those who have served in our city government over the past four decades. Bob Haas...
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Sports 07-05-2017

July 7, 2017
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Home-Field Advantage Penta, Renegades prepare for title game in Revere By Cary Shuman Former Revere High star Jess Penta’s athletic career will come full circle when she steps on to the field at Della Russo Stadium Saturday (July 8) for the Boston Renegades in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) Conference Championship Game. Penta, who...
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Obituaries 07-05-2017

July 7, 2017
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Gregory Marciello Retired proprietor of F.B.I. Alarm of Revere; member of VFW Post 6712 and Revere Loyal Order of Moose 1272 Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, July 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Gregory...
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The Banana Boat Celebrates 40th Anniversary

June 30, 2017
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The Banana Boat Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Story and photos by Marianne Salza The turquoise blue anchor and three American flags at the peak of the Banana Boat Ice Cream stand have been iconic symbols on Revere Beach for 40 years, attracting generations of customers and visitors from across the country. A busy, loving, and entertaining family is how sisters and...
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Councillors Approve Mayor’s 2018 Budget

June 30, 2017
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Councillors Approve Mayor’s 2018 Budget

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council approved a $184 million budget Monday night for fiscal year 2018, which goes into effect July 1. “This is one of the leanest I’ve seen in recent years with only a three percent increase over last year’s budget,” said Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, who is chairman...
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Still Waiting:Hill School Construction Issues Have Officials Reluctant to Sign-Off

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Hill School on Park Avenue might be the most striking and well-designed building of the City’s five new schools, but underneath the bricks and glass lies some serious problems that – even after three years – have yet to be resolved. The Hill School opened its doors in August 2015,...
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New Hotel Proposed for the Beach at Shipwreck

June 30, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A new $15 million hotel project is being pitched to the city council and while there is work to do the enthusiasm for the project is showing. JBX Developers of East Boston is seeking permission from the city council to build a 175 room hotel at 49-54 Revere Beach Boulevard...
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Councillors Get Into Heated Debate Over Potential Police Reorganization

June 30, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It seemed like the Fourth of July with rockets going in every direction at Monday’s night meeting of the City Council. Councillor George Rotondo put in a motion at the City Council meeting Monday night to have the city council go on record for a vote of confidence for Police...
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