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New Hotel Proposed Along American Legion Highway

April 21, 2018
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A new five-story hotel with 104 rooms is being proposed for 405 American Legion Highway, the current home of the Revere Car Wash. Engineers and architects were in front of the Site Plan Review Board Tuesday morning to go over the site that abuts Abruzzi Street. The hotel, owned by IHG, is known for...
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ConCom Approves 119 Bus Turnaround

April 21, 2018
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The Conservation Commission has approved a notice of intent for a bus turnaround for the 119 bus serving Beachmont and the Tomisello Drive area. Mike Borowsky of HYM Investments and Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna have been working on getting this turnaround for some time. “This is a proposed bus stop on Tomisello Drive...
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Commission on Disabilities Considers Sticker Program

April 21, 2018
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The Commission on Disabilities is looking into the feasibility of a sticker program to alert first responders if there is a person with a disability living at the property. Years ago the Tot Finder program stickers were used to identify the bedroom of a child in the event of an emergency. What the commission...
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Elevators Working Again at Water’s Edge

April 21, 2018
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Three elevators servicing the Water’s Edge Apartments at 364, 370, 388 Ocean Ave. are now working as of April 12. “There is one elevator working in each building,” said attorney Marc Chapdelaine, an attorney for the tenants. In recent weeks, tenants in three high-rise buildings known as the Water’s Edge at 364, 370 and...
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Beachmont Woman is Growing Juice Company

April 21, 2018
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There is a richness in being able to bring something with you from where you grew up and turn it into a product and business that can also give back. Beachmont’s Magbe Savane has done just that, bringing beverage recipes from West Africa that have been handed down for generations, and giving back through...
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Winthrop Ferry Service Resumes April 23

April 21, 2018
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Summer has arrived and the town-owned Valkyrie ferry is ready for another season of enjoyment on the water. Commuters, in fact every rider, will be pleased with a new, lower one-way fares. During commuter hours the price of a ticket will be $6 each way, plus there is free parking at the ferry terminal...
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Approved:State Grants Ash Landfill Request at Wheelabrator

April 13, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has approved a permit for the Wheelabrator/Saugus ash landfill, in Saugus, which boarders Revere. MassDEP has approved the company’s proposals to stage ash residue on the landfill before transport off-site, and to place some additional fill in two valleys on the landfill. The final decision allows Wheelabrator to...
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NECCO Employees Prepare for Future

April 13, 2018
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Less than 100 NECCO employees are biding their time, facing layoffs on May 4. At one time the bustling plant on American Legion Highway employed 400 people and made iconic candies known around the world. Now the plant is producing only the famous wafers. Owners are hoping for a buyer by May 6, but...
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Rep Katherine Clark Visits RHS Health Center

April 13, 2018
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U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark came to Revere High School last Friday afternoon to learn more about the collaboration between Massachusetts General Health and Revere High School. The school-based health center is two centers with hours during school and hours afterschool. During afterschool hours anyone between the ages 15-21 who lives in the area can...
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Arrigo Seeks Funding for Additional Roadway and Sidewalk Work

April 6, 2018
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Last year the city worked together with the UMass Collins Center to put together a capital budget, and now Mayor Brian Arrigo has announced $500,000 in the $1.1 million capital improvement budget will be spent on additional roadway and sidewalk work not covered by Chapter 90 funds from the state. “It’s an important capital...
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Council Approves Special Permit for Beach Development

April 6, 2018
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Monday night the City Council approved a special permit for a non-conforming use to build a 145-unit apartment development at 320-327 Revere Beach Blvd. on the site of the current Bianchi’s and next to the St. George. Plans call to raze three buildings on the property and then construct a six-story, 145-unit, mixed-use structure....
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Council Approves Funds for Pt of Pines Station Study

April 6, 2018
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The City Council supported a loan order for $50,000 for a feasibility study for a fire station in the Point of Pines. “This is to make sure we have the level of protection we need,” said Director of Finance George Anzuoni. “Response times during certain summer months have risen, and it very important to...
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Electronic Billboards Continue to be a Hot Topic at Council Meeting

April 6, 2018
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Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria came back to Revere Monday night to attend another City Council meeting to talk about his idea to reduce the number of billboards. DeMaria, who owns a Honey Dew Donuts on Squire Road, asked if it was possible to consider digital billboards in his business area. The regulations as proposed...
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City’s Bond Rating Goes Up

April 6, 2018
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Last week, it was announced that the City of Revere has more than $11 million in free cash, and this week, Mayor Brian Arrigo and Finance Director George Anzuoni announced that the city’s bond rating has gone up to AA-stable from AA-negative. “On top of the certified free cash, this shows we’re moving in...
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Record Amount of ‘Free Cash’ City Officials Announce at Council

March 30, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo and Finance Director George Anzuoni were pleased to inform the City Council on Monday night that the city is reporting the highest amount of free cash in the history of the city. Arrigo came to the council to announce that $6,273,580 free cash was certified in the general fund and $4,940,148...
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Council to Tackle Transient Housing

March 30, 2018
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With over 300 AirBnB listings in Revere, the City Council is going to tackle the job of implementing regulations overseeing the trend of short terms rentals. The issue of short-term rental housing has been building over the past few years and many cities and towns have implemented local regulations. Boston is working on new...
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Powers has Questions on Wonderland Status

March 30, 2018
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Ward 5 Councillor John Powers is not giving up on demanding that the owners of the old Wonderland Dog Park site appear before the city council on April 2 and explain what it going on at the site. “There isn’t a day that goes by that I run into someone in the supermarket or...
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Residents Produce Short Film On Gun Issue to Premiere April 4

March 30, 2018
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Gun violence is all too often in the news, and two filmmakers from Beachmont tackle the issue in a short-film called “God Don’t Love Ugly” that premieres digitally next Wednesday, April 4, and will be available to stream on Amazon, YouTube Red and Vimeo. Rex DePalma grew up in Beachmont and moved out to...
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Councillors Hear about Billboard Ordinance

March 30, 2018
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Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria came to Revere Monday night to attend a City Council meeting, but he wasn’t there as a public official, he was there as a businessman concerned about billboards. DeMaria, who owns a Honey Dew Donuts on Squire Road, spoke for the first time on this issue and asked if it...
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Several City Building Projects Being Considered

March 23, 2018
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The City Council had finances on its mind during Monday night’s meeting with a request to back a grant application for a new high school, a request to study the feasibility of a new fire station in the Point of Pines area, and a request a new DPW facility and funding a new DCR...
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