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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2018
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SEAPLANES IN REVERE A WIN-WIN Dear Editor: Amazon thinking about seaplanes in Boston Harbor in creating its new Headquarters 2, has caused quite a stir among East Boston residents and some of our elected officials( Possibility of seaplanes in harbor being touted as part of amazon bid, East Boston Times, Jan. 31). For many...
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A Deserving Appointment for Senator Boncore

February 9, 2018
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We wish to make note of the appointment of Sen. Joseph Boncore of Winthrop as the new chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee by acting Senate President Harriette Chandler. Although Sen. Boncore is only in his first full term, his appointment is recognition of the high-esteem with which he he is held by his...
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The Blizzard of ’78 Changed Revere Beach — and Our City — Forever

February 9, 2018
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For those of us who remember vividly the Blizzard of ’78, it is something that we never will forget. For four days, the city stepped backwards in time by almost a century. Our way of life that depended on the automobile ceased to exist. People just walked down Broadway or around their neighborhoods, often...
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Sports 02-07-2018

February 9, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS boys basketball rolls past Saugus, 71-24 The Revere High boys basketball team put it all together last Wednesday to earn a runaway 71-24 victory over Saugus at the Merullo Fieldhouse for their first win of the season. Their ball movement on offense and their aggressive play pushed the Patriots out...
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Obituaries 02-07-2018

February 9, 2018
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Gabriel ‘Steve’ Festa Of Malden, formerly of Revere and East Boston Gabriel S. “Steve” Festa of Malden, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died recently. He was the beloved husband for over 45 years of Gail M. (DeMattia) Festa; loving son of Gaetano D. Festa and his deceased wife, Mary (Moscatelli) Festa. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family...
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Smashing the Eagles at Lubertos Pastry Shop

February 2, 2018
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Smashing the Eagles at Lubertos Pastry Shop

Children at Luberto’s Pastry Shop, on broadway, at the “Patriots Smash the Philly Eagles” party pictured right before driving their fists into the Philedelphia Eagles cake. In addition to getting to smash the Eagles themselves, the children also received free Patriots-themed cupcakes.
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Point of Pines Yacht Club Officers Installation

February 2, 2018
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Point of Pines Yacht Club Officers Installation

The Point of Pines Yacht Club held its Installation of Officers Dinner Saturday night at Casa Lucia. Pictured are new officers following the installation ceremony that was led by Mayor Brian Arrigo. Front row, from left, are Recording Secretary Mike Quigley, Assistant Vice Commodore Jill Simmons,Vice Commodore Jay Bolton, Commodore Jack Glancy, Rear Commodore...
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News Briefs

February 2, 2018
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LOCAL ROADWAY CHANGES POSTED In an effort to protect public safety for local pedestrians and traffic for anyone going to the Garfield School, Eliot Road is now a permanent one-way heading westbound from Porter Avenue to Clark Road. Standish Road is now a permanent one way eastbound from Eliot Road to Porter Ave.  The...
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Revere to Receive $9,700 in S.A.F.E Grants

February 2, 2018
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Gov. Charles Baker, Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett, State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, and Revere’s state delegation are pleased to announce that the grant funds for Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE  programs have been awarded for FY2018. The Revere Fire Department has been awarded $6,700 for the...
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POPBA Holds Board of Directors Holiday Dinner Party

February 2, 2018
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It was a wonderful night for the Point of Pines Beach Association (POPBA). On Dec. 12, Gary Ferragamo, the recently elected president of the POPBA, treated his entire board of directors of the POPBA to a filet mignon dinner in the North End.  “This was just a small gesture from me to every member...
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Revere Students Achieve Academic Honors:Local Students on Dean’s List at Wentworth

February 2, 2018
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The following local  students have made the Dean’s List at Wentworth Institute of Technology  for the fall 2017 semester. * Brendan Dao of Revere * Naomi Torre Cardenas of Revere * Marilyn Urrea of Revere * Naomi Torre Cardenas of Revere Wentworth Institute of Technology Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an...
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RHS Students Reflect on Field Trip to Ipswich

February 2, 2018
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The following is a first in a  series of monthly columns regarding healthy lifestyle, shared by RHS teacher Andrew Turchon and his class   On a mild, fall November morning, 30 students and two teachers from Revere High School traveled north on a bus to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield. The mission...
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Police Briefs 01-31-2018

February 2, 2018
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PUTTIN’ UP A STINK A Squire Road man has been arrested after causing a stir at the Rodeway Inn on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Around 12:10 a.m., police responded to a disturbance at the Inn and found a man screaming and yelling. When they arrived, he went upstairs and they followed him. When police confronted...
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It Was a Bad Idea Before, It’s a Terrible Idea Now

February 2, 2018
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The intense coastal blizzard of Jan. 4, 2018, devastated many communities across the state, including mine.  As I watched the storm progress, and saw the tides get higher and higher, I started receiving many calls, emails, and videos from frantic neighbors in Revere and Saugus asking me for help.  As I heard their cries...
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Letters to the Editor

February 2, 2018
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Steve Wynn’s Money Dear Editor; Local politicians are being urged to return the money they have received from Steve Wynn. As we all have heard, Steve Wynn is engulfed in allegations of alleged sexual harassment. The Wall Street Journal alleged that he harassed a massage therapist and forced one staff member to have sex...
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A Great State of the State

February 2, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature last week truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...
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Have We Become Numb to the Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country, and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...
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Sports 01-31-2018

February 2, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS boys track defeats Beverly The Revere High boys indoor track and field team defeated Beverly, 48-38, in a dual meet held at the Merullo Fieldhouse last Tuesday. The Patriots grabbed first place in five of the nine individual events: Anthony Soares sped to victory in the 50 yard hurdles in...
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Obituaries 01-31-2018

February 2, 2018
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Rita Eriesian Mother and grandmother, who with her grace, kindness, compassion, and unconditional love, taught the true meaning of love and family Rita (Camarot, Pinksten) Eriesian, born on the Fourth of July in 1932, passed away at age 85 on Jan. 22 after an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She will forever be in...
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Sending the Patriots Off to Minnesota

January 25, 2018
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Sending the Patriots Off to Minnesota

On Sunday, Jan. 21, Revere diehard fans were on hand to support the Patriots big win at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro against the the Jacksonville Jaguars. Pictured are some of those fans, from left, Daniel Muller, freshman at North Shore Community College; Kitty Muller; Anthony Destefano,a freshman at Curry; Anthony Scoppettuolo, a senior at...
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