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Sand Sculpting Festival Set for July 24-26

June 25, 2015
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A few new things are already being unveiled concerning this year’s upcoming 2015 International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. First and foremost is that the name has changed from a ‘National’ festival to an ‘International’ festival, and with 14 sculptors hailing from foreign countries as far away as Australia, such a name change...
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Wood Pruitt Pulls Papers for School Bd.

June 25, 2015
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Despite what may happen in Chelsea District Court in July, long-time School Committee member Donna Wood Pruitt has taken out nomination papers for the November election. So far all current School Committee members have taken out their nomination papers. Seeking re-election are Michael Ferrante, Susan Gravellese, Dan Maguire, and Carol Tye. Two challengers have...
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

June 25, 2015
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

The local real estate market is going full speed ahead, but one market that is emerging amongst the resurgence is high-end properties – and Gary Ferragamo of Celata Real Estate is primed to sell the city’s first $1 million home. The Italian Villa on Rice Avenue faces the Atlantic Ocean and has a master...
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Councillors Approve FY ’16 Budget, 9-2

June 25, 2015
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With only two dissenters and a few cuts, the city council approved the Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget for the city. The council approved a $169,081,832 budget after making a couple of additions and a few cuts from the originally submitted budget of $168,473,027 by Mayor Dan Rizzo. The council voted to add bonded...
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

June 25, 2015
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

In 1997, when Kitty Bowman came to Revere to lead a fledgling community benefits organization sponsored by Mass General, she never thought the community would rub off on her in the way it has. The long-time director of RevereCARES has retired from her post and said that even though she is leaving Revere for...
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Paul Revere Field Day

June 18, 2015
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Paul Revere Field Day

Kyle Lanes is all smiles on all fours as he crawls under the parachute as part of a game of tag last Thursday morning during the annual Paul Revere Field Day festivities. Children from all grades and scores of parents and teachers supervised, and participated, in events such as limbo, sack races and other...
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Orbelina Erazo to Compete in Miss Mass.

June 18, 2015
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Orbelina Erazo to Compete in Miss Mass.

Orbelina Erazo is a young woman who knows what she wants – the title of Miss Massachusetts 2016 – and she will go for it on June 28 at the Hanover Theater in Worcester. Erazo is moving up the ladder in the pageant world and hopes to expand the pageant in Massachusetts. She currently...
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Rizzo Submits FY ’16 Budget to City Council

June 18, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo submitted his fiscal year 2016 budget to the City Council last week  and it could be the first controversy of the upcoming November election. Rizzo’s challenger, Councillor Brian Arrigo, happens to be the chair of the Ways and Means subcommittee which will hold budget hearings over the next few days. Rizzo...
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Anzuoni to Receive Award From Regional Housing Board

June 18, 2015
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Anzuoni to Receive Award From Regional Housing Board

When Revere Housing Authority (RHA) Commissioner George Anzuoni was headed to a meeting on Cooledge Street a few weeks ago, he passed by a family living in the complex who was celebrating a graduation. A young lady was graduating from Revere High School, and Anzuoni could only think that perhaps she was headed off...
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An Early Father’s Day Gift

June 18, 2015
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By a stroke of luck, Erin Lewis forgot part of her dance costume last Wednesday afternoon – causing her to go back in the house and find her grandfather, Jim Lewis, choking and near death. Her find triggered what the family is calling the best Father’s Day gift anyone could give a father –...
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Councillors Send Letter to Wynn

June 11, 2015
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Three city councillors, serving on Economic Development Subcommittee, voted to send a letter to Wynn, LLC for a job fair and vendor fair for Revere residents, despite a request from the mayor to protect the city’s litigation position. Now the council will seek an opinion from the Attorney General on what can be discussed...
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Car Wash, Coffee Shop Proposed at Plaza Garibaldi

June 11, 2015
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The owner of the Barn Car Wash on Squire Road has a new proposal for the former Plaza Garibaldi on the Parkway – a plan that includes a coffee shop, retail and two car wash bays. Joe Coppola has filed for special permits with the City and has a hearing before the City Council...
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School Committeewoman Wood Pruitt’s Fate Still Unknown

June 11, 2015
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School Committee member Donna Wood Pruitt hasn’t been seen at any school functions in the last two weeks, yet it is unclear whether or not she will resign from the School Committee due to allegations she sold prescription drugs via Facebook to an undercover State Police Trooper. Wood Pruitt did not sit with the...
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Ambrosino Chosen as Chelsea Manager

June 11, 2015
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Former Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino has crossed the City line and become the new Chelsea City Manager – winning out Monday night in an 8-3 vote of the Chelsea City Council during the first round of voting. Former Portland (ME) City Manager Mark Rees. was also considered by the Council. “I’m very excited,” said...
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Joanne Mckenna Sworn In

June 4, 2015
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Joanne Mckenna Sworn In

Joanne McKenna was sworn in Monday night by City Clerk Ashley Melnik as the new Ward 1 Councillor on the Revere City Council. Looking on is Council President John Powers. McKenna takes the seat held by the late Richard Penta.
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Memories Are Made of This …

June 4, 2015
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Memories Are Made of This …

There were some tears and many laughs among teammates as the Revere High School (RHS) softball seniors were called out to present flowers to their parents. Here, Alina Giuliano (21) sheds some tears while she applauds her senior teammates. The softball girls finished their regular season with a 15-5 record, and will play on Friday...
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Arrigo Pulls Papers:Will Run for Mayor

June 4, 2015
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Arrigo Pulls Papers:Will Run for Mayor

Councillor At-Large Brian Arrigo officially pulled nomination papers on Monday morning to be a candidate for the Mayor of Revere. “I have truly enjoyed serving as City Councillor on the Revere City Council since 2012, being an outspoken advocate for the best interests of the taxpayers and ratepayers of Revere, asking the difficult questions,...
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Dispatch Center Moving Along

June 4, 2015
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REVERE – It’s been well over five years in the making, but the regional dispatch for Revere and Winthrop is coming along. If all goes well the center could be online in April 2016. Executive Director Julie Davie said the complex transition is coming along. At the regular monthly meeting held last week, members...
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RHS Class of ’15 Graduates Thursday

June 4, 2015
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The new Harry Della Russo Stadium will open its gates for the first time this Thursday, June 4, to host the Class of 2015, which will graduate from Revere High School (RHS) in the brand new Stadium. “I think this gives us the chance to follow through on the tradition of having graduation at...
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Pruitt’s Remaining on School Board Causing Rift

June 4, 2015
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On Thursday night, Revere High School graduates its senior class and on Tuesday night the School Committee will meet to say farewell to the superintendent and farewell to a woman who has been deeply involved in the city. Dr. Paul Dakin, superintendent of schools retires on Tuesday and the committee will also honor Kitty...
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