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Residents Petition for Wheelabrator to Stop Expansion of Saugus Ash Landfill

July 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Wheelabrator Saugus landfill that was scheduled to close in 1996, but continues to run today, has recently asked to expand for another five years, causing many nearby residents to become outraged. “It was never meant to be permanent,” said State Representative RoseLee Vincent. “People need to realize we have an...
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Francesca DiGiorgio to Compete in the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders

July 29, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Francesca DiGiorgio is preparing for her first professional bodybuilding competition, a feat that didn’t seem attainable more than a dozen years ago when the former Revere resident was battling drug addiction. But after dedicating herself to a clean, healthy, and active lifestyle, DiGiorgio is ready to make her mark in the...
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Hundreds of Thousands Expected at Festival:Annual Event at Revere Beach Set for this Weekend

July 22, 2016
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Hundreds of Thousands Expected at Festival:Annual Event at Revere Beach Set for this Weekend

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Sand sculpture aficionados will be in their glory when the 2016 International Sand Sculpting Festival comes to Revere Beach on July 22-24. Sculptors from all over the world will compete on America’s first public beach as they have been for the last 13 years. This year’s features include a special...
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State Budget Woes:Revere Businesses React to Elimination of Tax Holiday; Chamber Feels Sting with Loss of Grant

July 22, 2016
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State Budget Woes:Revere Businesses React to Elimination of Tax Holiday; Chamber Feels Sting with Loss of Grant

As a result of the state’s fiscal crisis, there will not be a sales tax holiday in Massachusetts this year. Alan Belinfante of Beach Sales Appliances and Electronics at 80 VFW Parkway said he is “not pleased” by state legislators’ decision to eliminate the holiday that allows consumers to make purchases without paying the...
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A Close-Up of The Sand Sculpture Artists

July 22, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso On the clean sands of Revere Beach where tons of fine granite sand were dumped, sculptures are popping up. The sculptures are part of the 2016 Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival, which brings in artist from around the world, and locally, to compete in one of the nations top sand sculpting...
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News Briefs

July 22, 2016
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MAYOR ARRIGO TO HOST WARD 4 COMMUNITY FORUM On Tuesday, July 26

Mayor Brian Arrigo’s series of six “community forums” will continue with the Ward 4 Community Forum on Tuesday, July 26 from 6-8 PM. The event will be held at the American Legion building, 249 Broadway. RevereTV will be present to record the event...
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Farmers Market Opens

July 18, 2016
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Farmers Market Opens

Kohei Ishihara of the Movement Ground Farm sold exclusively organic vegetables, which are available to Snap, WIC, and senior citizens. at the Revere Farmers Market in front of the American legion. The market opened last week and will run through mid October on Fridays.
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Racing At Suffolk Downs Starts

July 18, 2016
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Racing At Suffolk Downs Starts

Wallace Ward and Anthony Guarrino cheer on their horses from inside the Club House as they watch the races on the tele prompts last Saturday and Sunday at Suffolk Downs. The live racing and food truck festivals will continue on August 5-6 and September 3-4 and will feature Thoroughbred racing, food trucks and family...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Returns to Revere Beach:13th Annual Event to Run from July 22-24

July 18, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Sand sculpture afficienados will be in their glory when the 2016 International Sand Sculpting Festival comes to Revere Beach on July 22-24. Sculptor’s from all over the world will compete. John Hamel, volunteer Chairman of the International Sand Sculpting Festival and board member of the non-profit Revere Beach Partnership stated,...
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So Close,You Can Almost Touch The Moon:Buonadonna Reflects On Aviation Career

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Revere native Lou Buonadonna logged thousands of miles up in the sky as a commercial cargo pilot over the last 35 years, retiring this past December, but he said it wouldn’t be the exotic locales or bustling airports he would miss, it would be the peaceful nights high above the world...
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Officials Release Conservation Plan for Piping Plovers

July 18, 2016
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Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife released a 26-year statewide Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) that will promote long-term conservation for the piping plover while increasing the flexibility of recreational management on beaches with nesting plovers. “We are pleased to have been able to work...
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News Briefs

July 18, 2016
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REVERE DEMOCRATS TO MEET ON JULY 20 The Revere Democratic City Committee will hold its next meeting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 20th in the Community Room of the Revere Police Station, 400 Revere Beach Parkway, Revere. The Community Room of the Police Station is handicapped accessible.  For further information, please contact Ricky Serino, Chair...
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Fourth of July Celebration

July 8, 2016
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Fourth of July Celebration

Children and families from Revere enjoyed a free celebration at the Whelan School this Monday July Fourth. The event sponsored by the city and run by the Parks and Recreation Dept. included pony rides, moon bounces, water slides, cotton candy and more. Marisa and Pina Yee were dressed in the spirit of July Fourth.
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Revere Beach Tops the Competition

July 8, 2016
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Revere Beach Tops the Competition

By Cary Shuman City and business officials and environmental group leaders are pleased with the favorable publicity that Revere Beach has been receiving at a time when one of the biggest showcase events of the year hits the city in two weeks. Mayor Brian Arrigo, Revere Chamber of Commerce (RCC) Executive Director Bob Upton,...
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RFD Aids in Battling Lynn Brush Fire

July 8, 2016
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RFD Aids in Battling Lynn Brush Fire

Revere firefighters rushed to the scene of a large brush fire on the holiday, helping the Lynn Fire Department contain and then extinguish the tricky blaze that engulfed a 200-yard area of grass, shrubs, trees, and weeds close to the General Edwards Bridge. Revere Acting Fire Chief Chris Bright reported that the RFD received...
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News Briefs

July 8, 2016
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SIRIGNANO RECOGNIZED BY MASSPORT The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) awarded Diversity and Inclusion/Compliance Executive Assistant Ernestina Sirignano with an Individual Outstanding Achievement award for her work taking on demanding projects and going above and beyond within her department to ensure its success. Sirignano, a Revere resident, has been with Massport in the Diversity and...
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90 Years Young

July 1, 2016
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90 Years Young

Family and friends of longtime Revere resident Mildred Elizabeth Vincent recently gathered at the Point of Pines Yacht Club to celebrate Millie’s 90th birthday. Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and Mrs. Vincent’s daughter-in-law State Representative RoseLee Vincent presented her with a resolution recognizing the joyous occasion. “If one were to evaluate the...
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Delvecchio Receives Service Award at St Mary’s

July 1, 2016
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Delvecchio Receives Service Award at St Mary’s

The William F. Connell ‘55 Service Awards are presented at St. Mary’s as recognition of consistent and exemplary service. The awards are in memory of St. Mary’s alumni and benefactor William F. Connell whose generous donation to St. Mary’s enabled the construction of the Connell Center building. A committee consisting of St. Mary’s staff...
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Fiscal Year 2017 Approved

July 1, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Six months after taking office for the first time, Mayor Brian Arrigo can be assured that he has the City Council’s support for his first budget. Monday night after a slight tweaking, the City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2017 budget of $173,003,411 which kicks in with the new fiscal...
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The Fields of St Mary’s Will Open on July 31

July 1, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe pushed and pushed for a date to have the new baseball fields at St. Mary’s on Washington Street be turned over to the city and ready to be played on. July 31 was the date he was given after the project manager and the city...
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