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480 Graduate from Revere High School in Impressive Ceremony

June 15, 2018
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The weather cooperated with the graduation exercises of the Revere High School Class of 2018 held at Harry Della Russo last Thursday night. Known for its diversity, 480 students from all over the world donned their blue or white caps and gowns as they entered in front of their friends and family, school officials...
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Revere Teachers Discover Diversity in Local Neighborhoods

June 15, 2018
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Revere teachers are very accustomed to working with a diverse group of students, but many do not live in Revere and might not be familiar with the neighborhoods their students come from. Last week The Neighborhood Developer’s, with representatives Vanny Hout and Kristin Janjar, Garfield School teach Gina Jarro, and the Revere Teacher Association,...
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Councillors Seek to End Rat Infestation:Construction, Marshy Conditions and Poor Disposal of Rubbish All Contribute to Problem

June 12, 2018
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You can make all the jokes you want to about rats, but the truth is that the city’s neighborhoods have a terrible infestation of them all over and something needs to be done. Monday night Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe and Councillor George Rotondo both put in motions for the city to take some...
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Hook and Reel Lands at Wonderland Marketplace

June 12, 2018
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Just a stone’s throw away from the Wonderland T station and Revere Beach is the Wonderland Marketplace, where the Hook and Reel offers authentic Cajun seafood with a casual dining theme of “no plates, no forks, no rules!” You select your meat, seafood, vegetables and sauces and out comes a culinary creation that will...
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Elected Officials, Residents Observe Memorial Day in Revere

June 2, 2018
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A touch of history was added to Monday’s Memorial Day Services on the lawn in front of the American Legion Post #61 next to City Hall. This year’s Memorial Day marked 100 years since World War I ended. To honor that history,  four members of the Revere High School Jr. ROTC wore “Dough Boy”...
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Project Switch Box Art Looks to Add a Splash of Color to City

June 2, 2018
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They’re a needed part of providing our utilities, but the switchboxes have become part of a steel grey blight in some neighborhoods. Revere officials are calling out to local artists to help spruce up the boxes. With 20 switchboxes throughout the city, six have been accepted so far for artists to work on. “We’re...
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NECCO Purchased at Bankruptcy Auction

June 2, 2018
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An Ohio-based candy firm has purchased the 171-year-old NECCO (New England Confectionary Company) that is located in Revere on American Legion Highway.. The $18.8 million bid, saving the NECCO wafer, candy hearts and others have been saved by Spangler Candy, the maker of Dum Dum lollipops, Safe T Pops, candy canes and the famous...
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Argenzio Named Superintendent of Public Works

May 25, 2018
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The City Council thanked one long-time city employee and welcomed another in to a new role as the Superintendent of Public Works. Paul Argenzio who has worked in the department for 38 years , rises to superintendent from general foreman. Argenzio replaces Don Goodwin, 62, who said there is a reorganization in the department...
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Council Approves $22.5M Bond for New DPW Facility

May 25, 2018
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Although The City Council approved a $22.5 million bond to build a new Department of Public Works (DPW) facility on Charger Road, they are hoping to spend less. “$22.5 million is an awful lot of money for such a facility,” said Councillor Dan Rizzo, chairman of the council’s Ways and Means Subcommittee that met...
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Bars Appear Before Licensing Commission

May 25, 2018
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One local bar has been placed on probation and two others have had complaints placed on file by the License Commission. Sammy’s Patio, BK’s Bar and Grill and the Chamness Bar and Grill were the topic of discussion during the May 16 License Commission meeting. All three appeared with their lawyer James Cipoletta after...
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Councillor Wants Ambulance at Point of Pines Station

May 25, 2018
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Councillor George Rotondo has proposed a motion to have the mayor request the fire chief to have an ambulance stationed at the Point of Pines Fire Station as soon as possible. The request comes on the heels of an incident that recently occurred at the Point of Pines Yacht Club where an elderly man...
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Appeal Filed in Wheelabrator Decision

May 17, 2018
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The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and the Town of Saugus Board of Health have filed an appeal to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, which issued a permit allowing Wheelabrator/Saugus landfill to continue at the site. Filed last week, the appeal contests the decision from MassDEP, which allows Wheelabrator to place additional ash fill...
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Never Too Old:Revere Woman Graduates from NSCC Overcoming Challenges

May 17, 2018
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Trying to get through college with a learning disability and bipolar disorder is no easy task, not to mention the fact that you’re 59 years old, the mother of two grown sons, and grandmother to one. That’s one Revere woman’s story, and she’s proud to tell it. “I wasn’t planning on walking the stage...
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Revere Farmer’s Market Returns June 22

May 17, 2018
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The Revere Farmer’s Market may not be one of the largest in the area, but it is serving a broader area by becoming an incubator for the growing small businesses feeding the food economy. Last year Revere on the Move completed a report on the food economy with Tufts University Urban Environmental and Planning...
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Revere Firefighters Train for Water Rescue

May 17, 2018
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Firefighters are challenged everyday with the calls they receive, literally anything can happen and they have to be ready for that. That’s where their training comes in, not just from the fire academy but also from continued training on and off-site – even if it’s in 48 degree water. Last week 80 members of...
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Council Receives Recommendations for Police Department from Ryan Strategies

May 11, 2018
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When Mayor Brian Arrigo took office in 2016 he opted not to renew then Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli’s contract. Arrigo appointed Capt. James Guido as acting police chief, citing a desire to have the entire department reviewed and hopefully move to a community policing style. “Over a year ago I made one of the...
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Celebrating Mother’s Day! IC Teacher, Administrator Donis Tracy Grateful for All Her Blessings

May 11, 2018
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Like many mother’s it’s expected that Donis Tracy will be served breakfast in bed, but it’s also expected that her 10 children will help her eat it, too. “They will leave me in bed, then eat my breakfast, make all kinds of cards, messages and plants,” Donis said, adding that son Mark will make...
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Council Votes to Accept New Billboard Ordinance

May 11, 2018
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Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the owner of a Honey Dew Donut Shop on Squire Road were hoping the Revere City Council would amend the new billboard ordinance to allow electronic billboards in the Squire Road area. Ward 6 Councillor Charles Patch said he couldn’t see amending the ordinance since six months of work...
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City Adopts COLA Increase for Retirees

May 11, 2018
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It’s been 22 years since the city Retirement Board gave a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to its members. Monday night the council voted in favor of adjusting the base. The mayor still has to give final approval. “It’s long overdue for retirees,” said James Carmello, a former member of the Retirement Board The COLA is...
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Santiano-McHatton Appointed to the Conservation Commission

May 11, 2018
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The City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Beachmont resident Deborah Santiano-McHatton to the Conservation Commission. She has served on numerous committees over the years and has been a fighter against the airplane noise for years, cleaner beaches and a cleaner community. “She’s a committed public servant,” said Councillor Dan Rizzo. “She’s been there...
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