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4 Revere Police Apply for Chief’s Position

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Four Revere police officers have applied for the position of Revere Chief of Police and were put through a simulation test, which is run by police chiefs from other communities, on Tuesday to see how they would re-act in various situations that a Police Chief faces on a regular basis....
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Candidates Take Out Nomination Papers

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It looks like this election year is going to contain a few challenges, at least when it comes to races for councillor-at-large, as well as Ward 2, Ward 3, and Ward 5. Candidates were allowed to start taking out nomination papers on May 1 and have until July 11 to...
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Board of Health Bans Synthetic Marijuana

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Effective immediately,  the Board of Health has banned the sale of synthetic marijuana also known as K2, Spice and Scooby Snacks. “We’re taking a loophole and closing it,” Mayor Brian Arrigo said during Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Health. The issue of synthetic marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids came to...
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News Briefs

May 5, 2017
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Crews begin work on Broadway Crews started last week working on the Broadway Improvement projects. The project is expected to last 60 — 90 days. Site development will include installing light bases and related conduit from Mountain Avenue to Revere Street. Marchese & Sons Construction Company will be replacing sidewalks which had previously not...
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Councillors Seek Answers on Wonderland

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council has lost its patience with the owners of Wonderland Dog Track, not just over the condition of the property but the thousands of cars being parked at Wonderland from rental car agencies and car dealerships. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers was fuming as he demanded the owners...
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State Outlines Garfield School Street Project

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock MassDOT held a public hearing last Wednesday night and outlined the street work that will be done in the area of the Garfield School to make walking and biking safer for students. As part of its Safe Routes to School program, MassDOT will be embarking on a $1.3 million project...
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May Day Demonstrators at City Hall

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock In true May 1 fashion,  demonstrators stood in front of Revere City Hall and in the back of the City Council Chambers Monday evening carried signs supporting the rights of workers. Also known as International Workers Day, May 1 has traditionally be known as May Day. The protest was organized...
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Wynn Boston Harbor Meets with Suffolk Downs Workers

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than 60 Suffolk Downs workers and their union leadership met with the Wynn Boston Harbor team on Saturday, April 29, at the Hilton Garden Inn at East Boston to talk about employment opportunities. In 2014, Wynn announced that it would give job preference to hundreds of Suffolk Downs employees if...
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Police Briefs 05-03-2017

May 5, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, APRIL 24 Thomas E. Roarke, 56, of Revere, listed with no address, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.   TUESDAY, APRIL 25 George M. Iasbarrone, 51, of 9 Ambrose St., was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 Cynthia M. Mackay, 28, of 418 Revere Beach Parkway,...
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Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2017
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Keep Cafarelli To the Editor: I am writing with great surprise with regards to the article I read in the Revere Journal back on April 12th where Mayor Arrigo wanted “feedback” from residents regarding a new Police Chief and where he cited the qualifications that he was looking for.  Here is my recommendation- keep...
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Enacting Tax Relief for Seniors

May 5, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo On Monday night, the City Council voted in favor of my proposal to adopt a 10% residential tax exemption for qualifying senior citizens who own and occupy their homes. Under State Law, this proposal now goes to voters for approval as a ballot question in the regularly scheduled November election....
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Thank You Steve Wynn

May 5, 2017
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In today’s economy, good jobs that have been around for more than 80 years are hard to find.  One only has to look at the shuttered factories that are in our area that once employed thousands of workers who by these jobs achieved the American Dream. That is what the workers of Suffolk Down...
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Councillors Have Every Right to be Upset

May 5, 2017
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The saga of the Wonderland Dog Track site continues on, as Councillors again brought up the issue at Monday’s night meeting. Cars and revenue for the owners of the site keep increasing, while the increased dangerous risks for Revere and area firefighters also are increasing. City officials were told that the buildings would be...
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Sports 05-03-2017

May 5, 2017
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RHS Alumni Baseball Game scheduled for Sunday, May 21 The Revere High School Alumni Baseball Game will be held on Sunday, May 21 at 12 p.m. (noon) at the Revere High School baseball field. Head coach Ron Jordan and director of athletics Frank Shea welcome all former players to participate in the game. Alumni...
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Obituaries 05-03-2017

May 5, 2017
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Norma Gioia Quintessential mom, grandmother, great grandmother and Wonderland Dog Track retiree Norma A. (Albano) Gioia, a 30-year resident of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away on April 26 at her Revere residence following a long illness. She was 86 years old. Mrs. Gioia was born and raised in Boston’s...
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Local Students Work with Governor

April 29, 2017
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Local Students Work with Governor

Governor Charlie Baker takes a selfie with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, District Attorney Dan Conley, members of the DA’s Youth Advisory Council, local students Anthony DelVecchio representing St. Mary’s in Lynn, and John DiGregorio, representing Revere High School, and other partners at Boston Latin Academy in Boston on Tuesday in support of a bill...
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DCR Puts Full-Time Worker to Watch Belle Isle Marsh

April 29, 2017
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DCR Puts Full-Time Worker to Watch Belle Isle Marsh

By Sue Ellen Woodcock To those who frequent the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation Sean Riley is just the person needed to make sure the marsh thrives and that it remains the great resource that it is. Riley, a DCR Forest and Park Supervisor, will be working full-time at the marsh for the next six...
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Science Brings Students to School During Vacation Week

April 29, 2017
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Science Brings Students to School During Vacation Week

By Seth Daniel Maybe it’s in the water. Maybe it’s a covert experiment. Whatever it might be, while most students headed for the beach or snoozed late into the day, nearly 73 students voluntarily flocked to the Paul Revere School over School Vacation Week to participate in STEM Camp – a three-day instructional camp...
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Clarification

April 29, 2017
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In a story that ran on April 12 issue, we incorrectly reported.about and Office of Campaign the Political  Finance fining the Rizzo Campaign $4,500.  It should have read the amount the committee paid to OCPF ($4500) was for the amount of all excess individual contributions received, excess lobbyist contribution, and one miscellaneous receipt not...
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Election 2017 Starts Monday:Nomination Papers to Become Available

April 29, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The local election scene begins in earnest on May 1 when candidates for offices can take out nomination papers starting at 8:15 a.m. Voters will go to the polls in this year’s municipal election, that will not include a mayoral race on November 7 if a preliminary election is not...
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