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Mar 17 Declared Vincent F. Cammarata Day

March 24, 2017
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Mar 17 Declared Vincent F. Cammarata Day

Mayor Brian Arrigo proclaimed that Friday, March 17 was Vincent F. Cammarata Day for his years of service to the city and his community. Shown above Vincent F. Cammarata gets a hug from his great-granddaughter, Olivia Pisani.
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High and Dry:Stella Drives Sailboat Onto Short Beach; Creates Traffic Jam as People Take a Look

March 24, 2017
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High and Dry:Stella Drives Sailboat Onto Short Beach; Creates Traffic Jam as People Take a Look

By Kate Anslinger Last week, Winter Storm Stella brought in some massive waves and disrupted the shoreline with powerful winds that reached speeds of 40 miles per hour. While Winthrop didn’t see nearly as much snow as was predicted, the whiteout conditions made the storm a force to be reckoned with and as part...
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Revere Police Officer to Debut on ‘Amazing Race’

March 24, 2017
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Revere Police Officer to Debut on ‘Amazing Race’

By Seth Daniel On television, he might look more like a hockey player or a surfer, but under the long hair and the razor stubble is none other than the normally clean cut Revere Police Sgt. Joe Covino – and he will bring his temporary look to ‘The Amazing Race’ television show on March...
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Suffolk Downs Owners Heading to MGC in Possible Sale of Track

March 24, 2017
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By John Lynds Sterling Suffolk LLC, the owners of Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East Boston has formally requested Massachusetts Gaming Commission to approve the sale of the track, according to Suffolk Downs COO Chip Tuttle. The Gaming Commission will take up the request at their March 30th meeting. “There is an old racing law...
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Catinazzo Retires as Inspections Director

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s been 17 years and Nick Catinazzo, Revere’s Director of Municipal Inspections, has decided to retire from city service. But don’t count him out – he might be thinking of running for public office. “I have a good relationship with just about everyone,” he said after celebrating his 70th birthday...
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News Briefs

March 24, 2017
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Three Things To Do in Revere This Week: March 20-26    Wednesday, March 22 — 6 PM-8:30 PM
 Mayor Arrigo’s Young Professionals Night
Nino’s Ristorante – 7B Everett St. (Bell Circle) Join Mayor Arrigo for the March 2017 edition of Young Professionals’ networking night – a chance for the young (and young at heart) to...
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Beach Sales Has Been the Go to Store for 70 Years

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Putting the customer first is the key to the success story at Beach Sales on VFW Parkway. Since 1947 when people were buying typewriters to today when people purchase entire kitchens, Beach Sales celebrating its 70th anniversary this month, has been a fixture in Revere. Beach Sales was founded by...
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Winthrop Avenue Bridge Project Receives ‘Bronze Award’

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Winthrop Avenue Bridge construction project not only solved some major transportation problems in Revere when it opened last fall, but also it was one of seven projects statewide to bring home awards from the state’s Engineering Excellence Awards. The $10.7 million accelerated bridge project one a Bronze Award last week...
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State says ’No’ to Developer

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Developers who hoped to build 78 affordable housing units on Mills Avenue have been denied by the state’s MassHousing program. “We have a multitude of affordable housing in the city,” said Ward 5 Councillor John Powers. “The Housing Authority alone has over 1,000 affordable housing units.” Powers said if the...
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Hotel to Appear Before Licensing Commission

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere Licensing Commission would like to hear from representatives of the Four Point Sheraton Boston Logan after hearing about a complaint involving a Revere couple. Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe came before the commission last week after friends of his allegedly tried to rent a room at the hotel...
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Chloe Giordano Makes Backpacks for the Troops

March 17, 2017
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Chloe Giordano Makes Backpacks for the Troops

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere High School ninth grader Chloe Giordano was just looking for something to do, something that would carry her through school vacation week and really benefit someone else – like the thousands of troops serving around the world. Chloe set up a Go Fund Me page back in November called...
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Lt Det John Goodwin takes Winthrop Police Spot

March 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere Police Department’s loss is the Winthrop Police Department’s gain. Revere Lt. Det. John Goodwin will become Winthrop’s first deputy chief in the department when he begins his new job on April 12. Goodwin, 55, was just beginning his 23rd year in the Revere Police Department when the job in...
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News Briefs

March 17, 2017
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Free cash certified The Massachusetts Department of Revere has certified the city’s free cash figure for the past two years. As of June 30, 2016 the combined amount of free cash for the general fund is $4,524,556 and $2,335,715 for the Water and Sewer Enterprise fund. Free cash is the difference between what was...
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Councillors Finalize Marijuana Zoning Ordinance

March 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere City Council has approved a revised zoning ordinance to determine where retail marijuana stores can be located. The TED district, running in the area of Lee Burbank Highway, will be the area allowed to have recreational marijuana stores. Store owners will have to obtain a special permit from...
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Read Across America Day

March 10, 2017
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Read Across America Day

Mayor Brian Arrigo reads to son Joseph (on his lap) and another student on Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
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Wynn,Unions Look to Get More Women into Trades

March 10, 2017
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Wynn,Unions Look to Get More Women into Trades

By Seth Daniel Alanna Felix and Patricia Flores are just two of hundreds of girls that attend Northeast Vocational School in Wakefield, but they often find themselves alone in their studies. That’s because they study carpentry, and they are two of only three young women in their course of study. However, a new effort...
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Rotondo Wants Health Board to be Elected

March 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Councillor George Rotondo has called for a change of the city charter to make the Board of Health to be an elected body instead of an appointed one. Rotondo disagrees with the board’s decision to raise the age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21, something 137 communities in Massachusetts...
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Rumors Swirl about Pending Sale of Suffolk Downs

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Rumors are swirling that Suffolk Downs owners have inked a deal with a local developer to develop all, most or some of the 160-acre racetrack but track officials have been mum. Reports have been surfacing all week stating with a report in the Boston Herald that Suffolk Downs had entered into...
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News Briefs

March 10, 2017
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FBIM ANNUAL MEETING ON SUNDAY The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh (FBIM) invite you to attend our Annual Meeting at the Parish Hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Winthrop, 222 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop, on March 12, 2017 from 2 – 4pm. Our guest speaker is High School Science teacher David Eatough, presenting “Climate...
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Revere Mourns the Loss of Restaurateur Peter Woo

March 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Services were held Tuesday for Peter Woo, one of the most well-known businessmen in Revere who passed away February 26 after a brief illness. Friends and customers gathered at Peter Woo’s Restaurant last Monday night following his passing. The restaurant was filled to capacity and there was not a dry...
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