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Rotondo Wants Health Board to be Elected

March 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Councillor George Rotondo has called for a change of the city charter to make the Board of Health to be an elected body instead of an appointed one. Rotondo disagrees with the board’s decision to raise the age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21, something 137 communities in Massachusetts...
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Rumors Swirl about Pending Sale of Suffolk Downs

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Rumors are swirling that Suffolk Downs owners have inked a deal with a local developer to develop all, most or some of the 160-acre racetrack but track officials have been mum. Reports have been surfacing all week stating with a report in the Boston Herald that Suffolk Downs had entered into...
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News Briefs

March 10, 2017
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FBIM ANNUAL MEETING ON SUNDAY The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh (FBIM) invite you to attend our Annual Meeting at the Parish Hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Winthrop, 222 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop, on March 12, 2017 from 2 – 4pm. Our guest speaker is High School Science teacher David Eatough, presenting “Climate...
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Revere Mourns the Loss of Restaurateur Peter Woo

March 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Services were held Tuesday for Peter Woo, one of the most well-known businessmen in Revere who passed away February 26 after a brief illness. Friends and customers gathered at Peter Woo’s Restaurant last Monday night following his passing. The restaurant was filled to capacity and there was not a dry...
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Police Briefs 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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ARRESTED WITH FIREARM Revere Police have stepped up enforcement in the Cooledge Street area following a shooting incident last month in the area. On Wednesday, March 1, police received a search warrant to search a home on Cooledge Street for weapons they believed to be in the home. Police executed the warrant around 7...
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Building Revere’s 21st Century Econonmy

March 10, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo For seven years, Wonderland has laid dormant – a decaying relic of a bygone era. While the rest of the region is undergoing unprecedented economic growth, Wonderland continues to crumble, despite sitting steps from the beach and the Blue Line, minutes from downtown Boston. That is finally changing. After years...
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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...
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Sports 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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Journey’s End:Revere’s fantastic season halted by Central Catholic By Cary Shuman The Revere High girls basketball team wanted another State Tournament showdown with Woburn High School but Central Catholic spoiled that dream rematch by rallying to defeat the Lady Patriots, 62-58, in the Division 1 North quarterfinals Friday night at the Roland Merullo Fieldhouse....
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Obituaries 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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Peter Woo Well liked and respected businessman, owner of Peter Woo’s restaraunt Peter Woo of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on February 26 at the Beth Israel Hospital. He was 77 years old. Peter came to the United States from China at age 27. He worked alongside his family at the well known August...
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Spring in February

March 3, 2017
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Spring in February

Revere Police Officer Jessica Falzone takes some time for herself on Revere Beach on Thursday afternoon with her roller blades and some great tunes. Temps hit 70 degrees on Thursday and Friday in Revere.
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Beauty and the Beast

March 3, 2017
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Beauty and the Beast

Jianna Moreno, 2, with the Beast during the 3rd Annual Character Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Revere Recreation Department. The annual event is a staple of School Vacation Week for families in the City. Scores of children attended to meet Disney and Star Wars characters.
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Arrigo Backs Study Calling for HR Department

March 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo campaigned on a promise to professionalize City Hall, starting with a human resources department. Monday night Mary Aicardi, of the Collins Center for Public Management, presented a study conducted for the purpose of reviewing the organization of human resources and policies in city government. Revere is one...
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Schools Begin Registration for Kindergarten Next Week

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Revere Public Schools announced this week that they have begun the first round of registrations for incoming kindergarten students at the six elementary schools. Registration is for students who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2017, and registration occurs at the Parent Information Center (PIC) in the Beachmont...
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Council Addresses Recreational Marijuana

March 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere City Council held a public hearing on a proposed ordinance Monday night for the placement of a recreational marijuana shop and the Planning Board was expected to discuss the ordinance at its meeting late Tuesday afternoon. Voters approved the law to make recreational marijuana legal back in November...
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News Briefs

March 3, 2017
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Beautify Revere to kick off on April 22 After a successful series of cleanup events in 2016, Beautify Revere returns to kick off 2017 with a citywide, Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. “Revere residents showed their pride in their community at every Beautify Revere event in 2016,” said...
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Revere Through the Years

March 3, 2017
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10 years ago February 28, 2007   Beachmont native Bernadette Pauley, whose parents, Daniel and Marcella, still reside on Bradstreet Ave., has become a nationally-recognized comedienne who has appeared on Comedy Central and other TV comedy shows. Pauley attended Emerson College upon the advice of a high school teacher, Jim Palumbo, and  moved to...
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EBNHC’s Elder Service Plan Becomes Neighborhood PACE

March 3, 2017
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), which provides the residents of East Boston and surrounding communities with access to vital health care services, today announced that its Elder Service Plan is being renamed Neighborhood PACE, an abbreviation for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. The name change comes as the program is...
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Local Communities Receive Shannon Grant Funding from Metro Mayors

March 3, 2017
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The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced the release of $5.7 million in competitive grants to cities and towns across Massachusetts who, with their local community partners, will use the funding to combat gang violence and support local at-risk youth. Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop will receive a collective $335,735 under the...
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Police Briefs 03-01-2017

March 3, 2017
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Weekly Crime Report Journal Staff Reports   House Breaks: (4) Dehon Street; Hutchinson Street; Endicott Avenue; and Shirley Avenue.   Commercial Breaks: (0)   Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (3) Mountain Avenue*; *Central Avenue; and *Shirley Avenue.   Motor Vehicle Accidents: (43) Copeland Circle (3); Brown Circle; North Shore Road; Broadway; Sargent/Jefferson; Charger Street; Squire/McCoba; Eliot...
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Veterinarians:Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

March 3, 2017
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By Dr. Arve Lee Willingham Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Consider leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted through infected animal urine that claimed dozens of...
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