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Easter Bunny at Beachmont

April 1, 2016
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Easter Bunny at Beachmont

The Easter bunny holds Jay Marichal, who was exhausted after chasing down Easter Eggs at the Beachmont School last Saturday, March 26. A specially commissioned helicopter dropped 2,000 plastic Easter Eggs from the sky courtesy of Eagle Heights Church. Later, the helicopter landed on the field and out popped the Easter Bunny to greet...
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Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at the Beach

April 1, 2016
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Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at the Beach

Rev. Nick Granitsas, senior pastor of The First Congregational Church of Revere, played an Italian accordion to provide music to the annual Revere Ministerial Alliance’s Sunrise Service on Revere Beach. The Easter tradition has been in place for more than 40 years.
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Garfield Middle School Lands Large Grant for School Re-Design

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Garfield Middle School has been chosen as one of two schools statewide to participate in a $450,000 grant program by the Center for Collaborative Education – a grant that will try to bring the middle school in line with the high school’s Student Centered Learning model. “It will be an...
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Funding Secured for Mr RHS; But More School Cuts Planned

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Put on the tux, Mr. RHS will take bow this year after all. After budget cuts threatened to cancel the annual Mr. RHS event this spring, School officials said this week that they have rethought the controversial cancellation and will allow that, and some other events, to take place – but...
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MWRA Offers Interest Free Loans to Revere

April 1, 2016
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Last week the MWRA approved a program to make available $100 million in interest-free loans to its member water communities to fully replace lead service lines. The city of Revere will be able to obtain interest-free loans from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to replace lead service lines running from the street to individual...
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Arrigo Gets Council’s Nod for Funds to Assess DPW Building

April 1, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Department of Public Works building at 321 Rear Charger St. has seen better days and now the city is taking a serious look at the condition of the building and the safety of the employees. Monday night Mayor Brian Arrigo asked the city council to approve $100,000 for DPW...
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Police Briefs 03-30-2016

April 1, 2016
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MONDAY, MARCH 21 A 17 year old juvenile was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Sara Marie Bardsley, 20, of Weymouth, was arrested on two outstanding warrants. Michelly L. Herrera, 24, of 33 Sumner St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Alana Angelic Negron, 18, of Lynn, was arrested on a charge of trespassing. TUESDAY,...
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Fighting Big Tobacco for Our Kids

April 1, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico In the United States, the face of the tobacco industry is rapidly evolving. In recent years, the industry has undergone an era of innovation, creating new products designed to appeal to new customers bound for a lifetime of addiction. And yet, one aspect of the tobacco business has remained the...
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Letter to the Editor

April 1, 2016
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Rizzo committed to helping senior citizens Dear Editor: Speaking as a senior citizen, my vote goes to Dan Rizzo for State Senate.  Frankly, there are no other candidates that have done more, or will do more for seniors in this district. As a senior in Revere, I have personally seen the Mayor work for...
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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years the federal courts have been monitoring the cleanup and quality of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and used the local beaches can...
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Sports 03-30-2016

April 1, 2016
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RHS Spring Sports readying for season The Revere High spring sports season is well underway, with all of the various Patriot boys and girls teams entering their second week of the pre-season as they prepare for their 2016 campaigns. The RHS girls lacrosse team will kick-off the spring sports schedule tomorrow (Thursday) with a...
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Obituaries 03-30-2016

April 1, 2016
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Tiffany Anne Edwards Of Revere Tiffany Anne Edwards of Revere passed away on March 27. She was 25 years old. The cherished daughter of Richard and Christine (Harris) Edwards, she was the loving sister of Christine and Crystal Edwards, adored aunt of Christian Edwards and is also survived by her grandmother, Theresa Harris and...
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Christians Observe Holy Week

March 25, 2016
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Christians Observe Holy Week

St. Anthony’s Pastor Father George Butera blesses palms at the start of the 10 a.m. Palm Sunday Mass on March 20. The service featured an enactment of the Passion Play by the St. Anthony’s Youth Group. The service marked the beginning of Holy Week commemorations.
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Wonderland Marketplace Sold for $15.5M

March 25, 2016
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Wonderland Marketplace Sold for $15.5M

By Seth Daniel The Wonderland Marketplace retailing shopping center has sold to a Concord, MA company for $15.5 million. Winstanley Enterprises of Concord purchased the Marketplace – which contains tenants like Marshall’s, Staples, Big Logs and the Post Office – from a Texas company that has owned the property for decades. The property has...
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Bike Path Could be Key to Attract Businesses

March 25, 2016
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Bike Path Could be Key to Attract Businesses

By Seth Daniel If innovation, Millennials and technology jobs are coming to Revere and the North Shore, some advocates would argue that they’re coming by bicycle. “When you talk about transportation policy, the idea is to protect the job creator,” said Richard Fries, president of Mass Bike. “We’ve tailored all our transportation for a...
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Arrigo Announces Citywide Fitness Challenge and 5K

March 25, 2016
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Mayor Brian Arrigo is proud to announce that the Revere Citywide Fitness Challenge and 5K will return this year, in partnership with fitness-focused organizations from around the City. Residents will have the opportunity to sample classes from several health clubs, with an opportunity to win prizes. The celebration of fitness will culminate in the...
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Licensing Commission Welcomes New Use for Boulevard

March 25, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Boulevard on at 320 Revere Beach Blvd. has had a reputation as a raucous bar known for problems and police intervention, but business owner Jackson Gateman, who owns Renzo’s further down the boulevard, said that will change. The Revere Licensing Commission approved the transfer of an all alcohol restaurant...
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Police Briefs 03-23-2016

March 25, 2016
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MARCH 14 A 15 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Luis D. Pena, 22, of Dorchester, was arrested on charges of using a motor vehicle without authority and illegal possession of...
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Letters to the Editor

March 25, 2016
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Supports Dan Rizzo for State Senate Dear Editor: This April 12 the people of our city have a chance to elect the first State Senator from Revere in 25 years. What an opportunity! No matter who voters support for Mayor last fall, now is the time to put our differences aside. Dan Rizzo is...
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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....
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