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Sozio’s Goes Up in Flames

February 21, 2018
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Sozio’s Goes Up in Flames

Sozio’s Appliances on Squire Road has been a landmark for decades, and on Saturday, a five-alarm fire destroyed the Squire Road establishment.  Chuck Sozio, owner of the store, said that he will rebuild. Firefighters were called to 61 Squire Road at 4:17 p.m. Saturday for a blaze that consumed the showroom full of 1950s...
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Former Police Chief Tops City Salary List

February 21, 2018
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Former Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon, who still works in the department as a police executive officer, was the highest-paid city employee with $214,541 including detail pay of $67,592. The Revere Journal obtained the city and school employee salary list based on W2 tax information for all employees, a public record. A total of...
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The Revere Beach Partnership Kicks Off Another Season

February 21, 2018
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The Revere Beach Partnership is known for several events, but most notably the International Sand Sculpting Festival, which draws more than 500,000 people to Revere Beach. Last week,  the Partnership  announced the upcoming calendar for activities at the beach at a breakfast meeting that was held at Comfort Inn. The following Revere Beach Partnership...
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Vincent Calls Again to Shut Down Wheelabrator

February 21, 2018
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With both the Wheelabrator – Saugus incinerator behind her along with the unlined landfill Wheelabrator seeks to expand and the Saugus River, State Rep. RoseLee Vincent once again called for the plant to be closed as about 30 people looked on. The Department of Environmental Protection is considering a proposal from Wheelabrator to uncap...
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Councillors Seeking Mass DOT to Install Route 1 Sound Barriers

February 15, 2018
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For years the abutters of Route 1 have put up with the noise from millions of cars, and now some city councillors want to have Mayor Brian Arrigo contact the MassDOT to install barriers along Route 1 between Route 16 and Copeland Circle. Ward 5 Councillor Charles Patch, Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe and...
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Real Estate Values Continue to be Strong in Revere

February 15, 2018
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The Revere real estate market in 2017 was definitely a good one with higher prices for homes than in 2016, but a drop in the number of new listings, making home-buying an adventure. “These are the highest prices we’ve seen in the last eight years,” said Maureen Celata, owner/broker of MCelata Real Estate. “And...
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Morabito, Keefe Seek to Ban Plastic Bags

February 9, 2018
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At first they were the greatest, now plastic bags are an environmental nuisance, and Revere would like to join other municipalities in banning the distribution of single-use, disposable shopping bags. Councillor Steve Morabito and Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe both sponsored a motion to prohibit disposable plastic bags. Morabito, noting his 18 years of...
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Winter Prompts Call for More Efficient Shoveling

February 9, 2018
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After the Jan. 4 storm, there were many sidewalks not cleared for walkers, especially local students, prompting two of the city councillors to submit a new public ordinance for snow, slush, and ice on sidewalks. Council Vice-President Joanne McKenna and Council President Jessica Giannino submitted the ordinance. McKenna said this is for commercial and...
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Councillor Pushes for Marijuana Fee

February 9, 2018
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Even though the city has banned the sale of recreational marijuana, a medical marijuana facility is slated to open on Railroad Avenue and at least one councillor wants to make sure the city can charge a 3-percent tax on any sale. Councillor Steve Morabito presented a motion at Monday night’s City Council meeting to...
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Firefighters Featured in Pregame Footage

February 9, 2018
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The Revere Fire Department knows how to get a crowd riled up for a Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. Especially from a city named after the great Patriot Paul Revere and the city with the Patriots as the school mascot. Last week, crews from NBC descended on...
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Ryan Barry Up for the Challenge at SAPC

February 9, 2018
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It’s not often that someone finds themselves working in four communities at once but Ryan Barry is up for the challenge as the new youth coordinator for Winthrop, Chelsea, Revere and Saugus under the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC). As the youth prevention coordinator he works with schools and local organizations to prevent substance...
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Two-Alarm Fire Strikes on Central Avenue

February 9, 2018
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Revere Firefighters, along with crews from Chelsea and Everett battled a two-alarm blaze Monday morning at 81 Central Ave. According to resident Craig Johnson, his wife woke him up after 4 a.m. screaming that she smelled something. They grabbed their two children and went to exit the building when his wife turned around to...
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If Amazon Wants Seaplanes, Revere Can Accommodate

February 2, 2018
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A Florida aviation company has spoken to Amazon officials about the potential need for seaplane access for its executives. While Boston Harbor was noted as a possible site the City of Revere also has a potential site of its own. “The prospect of a seaplane port was not an aspect of the Amazon proposal,...
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3-1-1 Call Takers Hear It All

February 2, 2018
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If you’ve got comment, complaint or concern in Revere, there’s only one number that you need to call — 311. Waiting on the other end are two guys who are tapped into a network of information. This system is not for 911 emergency calls, but for calls from the community for service. Allan Fitzmaurice...
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Wonderland Files Motion in Superior Court Over Parking

February 2, 2018
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It appears that CBW Lending, the owners of the old Wonderland Dog Track, will be filing a motion against Revere in Suffolk Superior Court in order to continue to park cars on the site. This comes on the heels of the Zoning Board of Appeals upholding the decision of the city building inspector to...
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DeLeo Focuses on the Next Six Months of the Legislative Session

February 2, 2018
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Now in his 10th year as Speaker of the House and his 27th year as state representative for Winthrop and Revere, Robert A. DeLeo has a few things on his mind as the legislature moves through the next six months of its session. “We’ve got a couple of things demanding our attention,” he said...
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Zoning Board of Appeals Denies Developer Variances for Revere Beach Project

February 2, 2018
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The Zoning Board of Appeals has turned down unanimously a request for variances for a proposed development on Revere Beach Boulevard next to the St. George Condominium. A Chara Development of Beverly had applied to the board for front, back, side and rear-yard setbacks, along with a variance for parking. In addition to variances,...
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Revere Election Results

November 9, 2016
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Revere Election Results

Revere voters turned out in healthy numbers in the 2016 Presidential Election. Voters let it be known that despite the national outcome they preferred Hillary Clinton, with 11,870 local votes (59 percent) to Donald Trump who garnered 6,877 local votes (34 percent). With 27,727 registered voters in the city, just over 71 percent came...
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