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Tornado Memorial Marks One Year Anniversary

July 30, 2015
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Tornado Memorial Marks One Year Anniversary

A new plaque on the front lawn of City Hall now marks the area where an EF2 tornado struck the city last July 28, 2014 shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning city hall employees, police, fire, politicians, residents and business owners gathered to unveil the bronze plaque commemorating the day that no one ever...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Draws a Million Visitors

July 30, 2015
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Sand Sculpting Festival Draws a Million Visitors

With a million visitors coming to the Beach over the entire week of the International Sand Sculpting Festival, and the world’s best sculptors carving on the Beach, organizers believe that they have assembled one of the best festivals in the world. Last year, the three-day festival drew an estimated 800,000 people over the three...
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Councillors Support Rep.Vincent’s Legislation

July 30, 2015
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Officials from Saugus and Revere gathered Monday night at the Revere City Council meeting to work together in supporting State Rep. RoseLee Vincent’s legislation to stop additional ash dumping at Wheelabrator Technologies on the marsh road in Saugus. Vincent has filed legislation to stop Wheelabrator from receiving any more permits from the Department of...
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Council Almost Nixes Transfers

July 22, 2015
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A request for year-end transfers in the city budget almost didn’t pass with councillors because it was handed in with just two days to go before deadline. Director of Finance George Anzuoni presented the council with over nine pages of requests for transfers, ranging in everything from police and fire overtime, workmen’s compensation to...
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

July 22, 2015
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

As state and local officials and organizations work to find solutions to preventing opiate overdoses, incidents of such occurrences have spiked in recent weeks and over this year. Last week, Revere Fire reported there were 12 overdoses and eight were given the reversal drug Narcan – and were saved. Another six were reported this...
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Primary Looms in September for Mayor, Council Candidates

July 22, 2015
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Due to a large number of candidates for Mayor and Councillor-at-Large, there will most likely be a Sept. 1 preliminary election. Candidates for office had to have their nomination papers turned in and certified by 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to the Election Department, which certified signatures for all but one candidate for Councillor-at-Large, there...
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Judge Pushes Pause Button in Revere, Boston Casino Lawsuit Showdown

July 22, 2015
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If the lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) over the Wynn casino license were viewed as an athletic contest, then last Thursday’s hearing in Suffolk Superior Court was simply the coin toss. And the coin seemed to have landed on its side. And there’s an entire game left to play. The only action...
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Lightbody Attorneys Allege Wynn Officials Knew of Land Ownership

July 22, 2015
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Attorneys for Revere’s Charlie Lightbody have filed a motion in Federal Court alleging that Wynn Everett officials knew in advance of his previous involvement with the Everett casino site long before they moved to purchase the land, and used the controversy to knock off $40 million from the sale price. Such a revelation, if...
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A Grand Time on the Fourth

July 14, 2015
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A Grand Time on the Fourth

Tara and Leo Murphy, and Chris and Alessandra Morales, celebrating little Alessandra’s very first July 4th Independence Day. Hundreds of children and families packed the Whelan School field on Saturday afternoon, July 4, for games, food and music during the City of Revere Department of Recreation’s Annual July 4th Festival.
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RHA Housing Rehab

July 14, 2015
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RHA Housing Rehab

The Revere Housing Authority opened its newest housing units on Nahant Ave. The building was a complete renovation. New tenant Jessica Gonzalez (second from left) with Yessenia, Joshua, Juliany, Jailyn, RHA Board Chair George Anzuoni and Executive Director Linda Shaw.
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Getting Ready for Sand Sculpting Festival:Annual Event Set for July 24-26 with 29 Sculptors, Hot Air Balloon and Food Trucks among Attractions

July 14, 2015
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More sand sculptors than ever before will hit Revere Beach this month, along with a hot air balloon and a fantastic Food Truck Festival, during the International Sand Sculpting Festival (July 24-26). As the date quickly approaches, organizers are putting the finishing touches on the colossal Beach celebration and ready to unveil a few...
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One Does Not Have to Go to Italy To See the Leaning Tower of Pisa:Jimmy Zajimi Makes Exact Scale Model

July 14, 2015
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One Does Not Have to Go to Italy To See the Leaning Tower of Pisa:Jimmy Zajimi Makes Exact Scale Model

There’s no need to go all the way to Italy to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa anymore. One needs only to head over to Revere Street where Jimmy Zajmi, of Elmwood Avenue, is putting the finishing touches this month on his full scale, 10-foot tall, exact replica of the Italian wonder. “I started...
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Farmers Market Opens this Friday

July 14, 2015
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The City of Revere, MGH Revere HealthCare Center and Revere on the Move invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Revere Farmers’ Market in its new location in front of the American Legion Hall on Friday, July 10th from 2-6:30pm. With a new location, new management, and new offerings, the 2015...
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Nickerson Joins At-Large Race

July 14, 2015
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A Revere native with ties to city hall has taken out papers to run for an at-large city council seat. Priscilla Nickerson, of 350 Revere Beach Blvd., is Mayor Dan Rizzo’s co-campaign manager, a former secretary in the Economic Development office and currently a grant writer for the city. Others running for councilor at...
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Kicks Off Campaign

July 3, 2015
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Kicks Off Campaign

Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo and his wife, Daveen, are pictured at Brian’s mayoral campaign kickoff barbecue Saturday at their home.
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It’s a Dogs Life

July 3, 2015
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It’s a Dogs Life

The Calling All Dog Lovers event was held at the proposed dog park on Sargent St. Shown above are Alexa Giannino, and her dog, Chopper, as “Dog Marley,” Carlo Mastromattei and Ann Beth Chinchillo, of ABC K-9 Rehab, with their dogs, Frosty and Blitzen, as “The Blues Brothers.”
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Council Okays Water and Sewer Rates

July 3, 2015
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The city council voted last week to set the water rate for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1.  The new residential rate for water is $3.82 per 100 cubic feet, down from $3.91 per 100 cubic feet in FY15. The new commercial rate $5.80 per 100 cubic feet, up from $5.76 per 100...
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It All Started Here:25 Years and Four Children Later, DiPlatzis Recount Ongoing Journey

July 3, 2015
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It was 25 years ago yesterday, June 30, when Paul and Charlene DiPlatzi exchanged wedding vows – a journey that started when Charlene opened the Revere Journal at the old August Moon Restaurant – her nervous boyfriend Paul DiPlatzi by her side – and saw a huge advertisement from Paul proclaiming his love for...
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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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