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St Anthony’s Church Holds Breakfast with Santa

December 13, 2017
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St Anthony’s Church Holds Breakfast with Santa

Tony Gordino enjoying his visit with Santa last Sunday morning during the St. Anthony’s Church Breakfast with Santa.
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Beachmont Christmas Tree Lighting

December 13, 2017
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Beachmont Christmas Tree Lighting

The residents of Beachmont along with the Beachmont Improvement Committee held their annual tree-lighting ceremony on Sunday,Dec. 10 at Douglas Cummings Square. Attendees got to enjoy a visit from Santa, hot chocolate, cookies, and more. Pictured above, students from the Beachmont School lead the crowd in a few Christmas carols.
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Scrooged Again:MSBA Rejects City’s Application to Get Funding for New High School

December 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the second, straight year, Revere High School (RHS) officials and district leaders are facing a holiday season with a huge disappointment on their minds. That’s because for the second, straight year, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has declined to invite Revere into it’s project pipeline for what would be...
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McKenna Files Motion to Test City Hall’s Air-Quality

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Believing the Revere City Hall is a sick building, Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna has filed a motion to have the mayor arrange to have an air-quality test performed throughout the 120 year-old building. At Monday night’s meeting of the City Council, McKenna said she is concerned for the people...
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News Briefs

December 13, 2017
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Revere Beautification Committee HOLDS dinner The members of the Revere Beautification Committee celebrated another successful year at their annual Christmas Dinner. Among the many accomplishments are the Barrel Program, the Island Beautification Program, and the Beautiful Home/Business Recognition Programs. The RBC is a volunteer committee whose mission is “to improve the image of the...
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EBSB Raises $75K at Holiday Auction for Local Charities

December 13, 2017
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East Boston Savings Bank’s 32nd annual holiday auction raised over $75,000 for local charities. EBSB employees, family, friends and vendors gathered at the Danversport Yacht Club where items donated by bank employees, family members, local businesses and vendors were auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Other items others were offered through various raffles that...
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Revere Residents Voice Opinions to DEP on Wheelabrator Landfill

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Concerned citizens of Saugus and Revere attended a public hearing in Saugus on Nov. 30 as the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a public hearing regarding Wheelabrator, the trash-to-energy plant on Route 107 in Saugus. Last month the DEP issued a provisional decision approving  Wheelabrator’s application to continue using...
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SUDI Office Updates Councillors

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s been a little over a year since the Substance Use Disorder Initiative (SUDI) office opened on Revere Street, and Councillor George Rotondo invited its director to give an update to the City Council during its Dec. 4 meeting. The SUDI office heads up the local battle against the opioid...
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HYM Releases Plans, Shares Their Goals and Project Timeline

December 13, 2017
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The following statement has been issued from the HYM Investment Group, LLC, owners of the Suffolk Downs Race Track site.   Suffolk Downs is a 161-acre thoroughbred horse-racing facility located within East Boston and Revere, with approximately 109 acres of the site in East Boston, and approximately 52 acres in Revere. The racing facility...
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Arrigo and Mayors Coalition Look to Increase Housing Stock

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Leaders from 14 cities and towns, including Revere, in the Greater Boston area have banded together to form the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition of Greater Boston to address housing stock, accessibility and affordability. “The housing challenges that burden Revere and other communities in the Greater Boston area cannot be overcome individually.,”...
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Legislators Away on Trip to Israel with JCRC

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock State Rep. RoseLee Vincent and State Sen. Joseph Boncore are among 13 Massachusetts legislators traveling to Israel this week with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. Legislators left last Thursday, and are expected to return on Dec. 17. The nine-day trip is paid for by the JCRC, a...
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Councillors Ban Sale of Recreational Marijuana

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council has officially banned the sale of recreational marijuana in the city limits of Revere. The council has been working since the summer to ban the sale of recreational marijuana, under the leadership of Council Vice President Patrick Keefe, who brought the issue before the council. “We’ve discussed...
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Kicking Off the Holidays – Revere Style

December 11, 2017
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Kicking Off the Holidays – Revere Style

Never apart for a moment, Ricci and Loretta LaCentra at the annual Santa Walk, last Sunday, Dec. 3. Dozens of Revere residents hit the streets of Revere donning santa outfits and holiday decor.
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Fire Chief Says They Have A Good Handle on New Construction in City

December 11, 2017
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Fire Chief Says They Have A Good Handle on New Construction in City

By Sue Ellen Woodcock With the Beach House under construction on Revere Beach Boulevard, and the new construction on the site of the old Shaw’s Market, people are seeing a lot of wood go up and wonder about safety before and after construction. Revere Deputy Fire Chief Paul Cheever deals with these buildings, new...
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HYM Investments Files ‘Notice of Intent’ for Suffolk Downs Site

December 11, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock HYM Investments has filed a notice of intent with the city, offering to work with city officials in regards to the development at Suffolk Downs – whether or not the primary business on this site could be Amazon. Tom O’Brien, founding partner and managing director of the HYM Investment Group,...
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Tax Assessments Will Go Up in New Year

December 11, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock In the new year, property owners can look look forward to a 5.37-percent increase in the assessed value of their home. George Anzuoni, director of finance of the city noted that those bills will be mailed out by Jan. 1. The average assessment of a residential property in Revere is...
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The Good Diner Thanksgiving: A Revere Tradition

December 1, 2017
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The Good Diner Thanksgiving: A Revere Tradition

Story and photos by Marianne Salza Giving to others, especially strangers in need, brings Saber Abougalala deep joy. The Good Diner owner not only presented his employees with turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner, but also, knocked on neighbors’ doors, surprising them with turkeys before sharing a traditional Thanksgiving meal with his family. “I do it...
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Whelan School Students Demonstrate New Leader In Me Program

December 1, 2017
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Whelan School Students Demonstrate New Leader In Me Program

Students and teachers from the A.C. Whelan School appeared at last week’s Revere School Committee meeting to give a presentation of a new program, “The Leader In Me.” The Leader in Me, which started in September, teaches students life skills consisting of seven-steps: Being proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things...
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Developers Show their Proposals at Council

December 1, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Four different developers appeared before the City Council on Monday night seeking permission to build out, tear down and rebuild anew. One could displace a Revere Beach institution. The first development at 320-329 Revere Beach Blvd. is proposed by A. Chara Development, LLC of Revere. The current property is the...
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Two RHS Seniors Finish as Finalists in Competitive National Merit Scholar Award

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two Revere High School (RHS) students have been commended for becoming finalists in the ultra-competitive National Merit Scholar award. Patrick Adolphus and Amy Ly – both seniors – were nominated to move on to the finalist category for the National Merit Scholarship – an award that is bestowed upon only a...
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