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Residents Oppose Building Use for Special Garage

April 7, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A Broadway business owner is trying again to get the city to approve one non-conforming use, a commercial garage to another non-confirming use, a special garage, which will include a spray room and residents have made it clear that they don’t want either. Monday night the City Council heard from...
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Seven Candidates Vying for Senate Seat on Tuesday

April 7, 2016
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Revere voters are focusing their political sights on the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate Special Election set for this Tuesday, April 12. Seven Democratic candidates, including two from Revere, former mayor Dan Rizzo and current Councillor-at-Large Steven Maribito, have been campaigning for the seat previously held by Anthony Petruccelli, who stepped down...
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Easter Bunny at Beachmont

April 1, 2016
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Easter Bunny at Beachmont

The Easter bunny holds Jay Marichal, who was exhausted after chasing down Easter Eggs at the Beachmont School last Saturday, March 26. A specially commissioned helicopter dropped 2,000 plastic Easter Eggs from the sky courtesy of Eagle Heights Church. Later, the helicopter landed on the field and out popped the Easter Bunny to greet...
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Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at the Beach

April 1, 2016
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Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at the Beach

Rev. Nick Granitsas, senior pastor of The First Congregational Church of Revere, played an Italian accordion to provide music to the annual Revere Ministerial Alliance’s Sunrise Service on Revere Beach. The Easter tradition has been in place for more than 40 years.
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Garfield Middle School Lands Large Grant for School Re-Design

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Garfield Middle School has been chosen as one of two schools statewide to participate in a $450,000 grant program by the Center for Collaborative Education – a grant that will try to bring the middle school in line with the high school’s Student Centered Learning model. “It will be an...
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Funding Secured for Mr RHS; But More School Cuts Planned

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Put on the tux, Mr. RHS will take bow this year after all. After budget cuts threatened to cancel the annual Mr. RHS event this spring, School officials said this week that they have rethought the controversial cancellation and will allow that, and some other events, to take place – but...
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MWRA Offers Interest Free Loans to Revere

April 1, 2016
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Last week the MWRA approved a program to make available $100 million in interest-free loans to its member water communities to fully replace lead service lines. The city of Revere will be able to obtain interest-free loans from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to replace lead service lines running from the street to individual...
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Arrigo Gets Council’s Nod for Funds to Assess DPW Building

April 1, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Department of Public Works building at 321 Rear Charger St. has seen better days and now the city is taking a serious look at the condition of the building and the safety of the employees. Monday night Mayor Brian Arrigo asked the city council to approve $100,000 for DPW...
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Christians Observe Holy Week

March 25, 2016
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Christians Observe Holy Week

St. Anthony’s Pastor Father George Butera blesses palms at the start of the 10 a.m. Palm Sunday Mass on March 20. The service featured an enactment of the Passion Play by the St. Anthony’s Youth Group. The service marked the beginning of Holy Week commemorations.
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Wonderland Marketplace Sold for $15.5M

March 25, 2016
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Wonderland Marketplace Sold for $15.5M

By Seth Daniel The Wonderland Marketplace retailing shopping center has sold to a Concord, MA company for $15.5 million. Winstanley Enterprises of Concord purchased the Marketplace – which contains tenants like Marshall’s, Staples, Big Logs and the Post Office – from a Texas company that has owned the property for decades. The property has...
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Bike Path Could be Key to Attract Businesses

March 25, 2016
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Bike Path Could be Key to Attract Businesses

By Seth Daniel If innovation, Millennials and technology jobs are coming to Revere and the North Shore, some advocates would argue that they’re coming by bicycle. “When you talk about transportation policy, the idea is to protect the job creator,” said Richard Fries, president of Mass Bike. “We’ve tailored all our transportation for a...
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Arrigo Announces Citywide Fitness Challenge and 5K

March 25, 2016
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Mayor Brian Arrigo is proud to announce that the Revere Citywide Fitness Challenge and 5K will return this year, in partnership with fitness-focused organizations from around the City. Residents will have the opportunity to sample classes from several health clubs, with an opportunity to win prizes. The celebration of fitness will culminate in the...
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Licensing Commission Welcomes New Use for Boulevard

March 25, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Boulevard on at 320 Revere Beach Blvd. has had a reputation as a raucous bar known for problems and police intervention, but business owner Jackson Gateman, who owns Renzo’s further down the boulevard, said that will change. The Revere Licensing Commission approved the transfer of an all alcohol restaurant...
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RHS Girls Fall Short

March 17, 2016
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RHS Girls Fall Short

COLORFUL MOVE: Against a backdrop of Woburn fans in brightly-colored attired, Revere’s Pam Gonzalez moves past Woburn’s Mya Blazejowski during the Lady Patriots’ Division 1 North championship game Saturday, March 12, at Whittier Tech. Woburn prevailed in the game, 58-46, ending the remarkable run this season for the Revere girls. They finish the season...
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From Judas to Jesus… Hill takes on Role in Passion Play

March 17, 2016
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From Judas to Jesus… Hill takes on Role in Passion Play

By Seth Daniel There are few acting roles that measure up to the difficulty of playing Jesus Christ, but Revere’s Gianni Hill has bore the burden once already, and this Palm Sunday at St. Anthony’s, he will premiere for the second year in a row as Jesus in the 13th annual Passion Play. Hill...
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A List of Top 100 Paid City Employees:Former Revere Public Schools Superintendent Paul Dakin Is Highest Paid at $366,497

March 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Top 100 highest paid employees from 2015 in the City of Revere were unveiled recently by the City Finance Department – with former Supt. Paul Dakin breaking all barriers in his last year with a total of $366,497 in compensation. No one aside from former Police Chief Terence Reardon has...
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Community Rallies to Fight Opioid Crisis

March 17, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A woman stopped by the walk-in center to learn how to get and use Narcan one day. A week later she calls the fire department because her son is overdosing. The firefighter save him with Narcan. Two days later he is dead. This is just one example of how the...
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Kelly Weighing All Options to Balance Budget:Sports Could be Affected

March 17, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Supt. of Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly said she is “weighing all options” in relation to the cost cutting measures she intends to implement in the schools’ budget. Those measures could affect the scheduling of Revere High School athletic home games in the future. Kelly stated in a story in last week’s...
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Council Approves New Flood Maps

March 17, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Although no one enthusiastically supports the revisions to the Federal government’s flood plain maps, the Revere City Council did approve them for the sake of the residents. Last week the City Council held a public hearing about the maps, and on Monday night, the council approved the maps. Ward 4...
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Revere High Girls Hoop Team Takes Lexington

March 11, 2016
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Revere High Girls Hoop Team Takes Lexington

Revere High’s Adanna Hector passes to teammate Valentina Pepic through a group of Lexington players during Saturday night’s exciting, come from behind, playoff win over Lexington, 64-45. The team had been down 32-19 at the half, but poured in 45 points in the second half to best Lexington.
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