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Spring in February

March 3, 2017
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Spring in February

Revere Police Officer Jessica Falzone takes some time for herself on Revere Beach on Thursday afternoon with her roller blades and some great tunes. Temps hit 70 degrees on Thursday and Friday in Revere.
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Beauty and the Beast

March 3, 2017
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Beauty and the Beast

Jianna Moreno, 2, with the Beast during the 3rd Annual Character Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Revere Recreation Department. The annual event is a staple of School Vacation Week for families in the City. Scores of children attended to meet Disney and Star Wars characters.
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Arrigo Backs Study Calling for HR Department

March 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo campaigned on a promise to professionalize City Hall, starting with a human resources department. Monday night Mary Aicardi, of the Collins Center for Public Management, presented a study conducted for the purpose of reviewing the organization of human resources and policies in city government. Revere is one...
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Schools Begin Registration for Kindergarten Next Week

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Revere Public Schools announced this week that they have begun the first round of registrations for incoming kindergarten students at the six elementary schools. Registration is for students who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2017, and registration occurs at the Parent Information Center (PIC) in the Beachmont...
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Council Addresses Recreational Marijuana

March 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere City Council held a public hearing on a proposed ordinance Monday night for the placement of a recreational marijuana shop and the Planning Board was expected to discuss the ordinance at its meeting late Tuesday afternoon. Voters approved the law to make recreational marijuana legal back in November...
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News Briefs

March 3, 2017
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Beautify Revere to kick off on April 22 After a successful series of cleanup events in 2016, Beautify Revere returns to kick off 2017 with a citywide, Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. “Revere residents showed their pride in their community at every Beautify Revere event in 2016,” said...
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Revere Through the Years

March 3, 2017
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10 years ago February 28, 2007   Beachmont native Bernadette Pauley, whose parents, Daniel and Marcella, still reside on Bradstreet Ave., has become a nationally-recognized comedienne who has appeared on Comedy Central and other TV comedy shows. Pauley attended Emerson College upon the advice of a high school teacher, Jim Palumbo, and  moved to...
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EBNHC’s Elder Service Plan Becomes Neighborhood PACE

March 3, 2017
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), which provides the residents of East Boston and surrounding communities with access to vital health care services, today announced that its Elder Service Plan is being renamed Neighborhood PACE, an abbreviation for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. The name change comes as the program is...
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Local Communities Receive Shannon Grant Funding from Metro Mayors

March 3, 2017
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The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced the release of $5.7 million in competitive grants to cities and towns across Massachusetts who, with their local community partners, will use the funding to combat gang violence and support local at-risk youth. Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop will receive a collective $335,735 under the...
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Boys Team First in 17 Years to Make State Tournament

February 28, 2017
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Boys Team First in 17 Years to Make State Tournament

To paraphrase Starship Enterprise Captain James T.  Kirk’s opening lines from the old (1960s vintage) Star Trek TV series, the Revere High boys’ basketball team will be going where no Patriot boys’ team has gone since 2001. Coach David Leary’s squad reeled off four straight wins in the past week, making it seven wins...
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NEC Champion Lady Patriots Prepare for State Tournament

February 28, 2017
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NEC Champion Lady Patriots Prepare for State Tournament

By Cary Shuman The Revere High girls basketball team, led by first-year head coach Lianne O’Hara, won its first 18 games of the season, captured the Northeastern Conference North championship with a perfect 16-0 mark, and soared to the No. 1 ranking in all of Massachusetts. While this weekend’s IAABO Board 27/Comcast Tournament didn’t...
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Vinny’s Sells $10M Lottery Ticket

February 28, 2017
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Vinny’s Sells $10M Lottery Ticket

By Cary Shuman Vinny’s Food Market, 296 Malden St., sold a $10 million winning ticket to a lucky customer in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$10,000,000 Gold” instant game. Lisa Gochakowski of Somerville bought the $20 ticket during a visit to the store. She chose the cash caption and received a one-time payment of $6.5...
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Board Votes to Make 21 Legal Smoking Age

February 28, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Starting July 1,  purchasers of tobacco products in Revere are going to have to be 21 years of age or older. On Tuesday morning, the Board of Health voted in 12 new amendments regarding the sale tobacco products. One regulation for banning the sales of flavored tobacco products did not...
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News Briefs

February 28, 2017
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COMMISSION OF DISABILITIES HOLDS Meeting The Commission on Disabilities held its February meeting last Tuesday, discussing a number of items of interest to residents with disabilities: Website updates: The Commission on Disabilities’ website, http://www.revere.org/departments/commission-on-disabilities, has been updated with application forms for handicap parking spaces, and an FAQ guide on the rules and regulations governing...
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Blades of RHS Hockey

February 17, 2017
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Blades of RHS Hockey

Captain Chris Anderson celebrates his last home game at Senior Night with family, Uncle Chuck Zullo (’77), cousins, Dino (’05) & Marco Mazzarelli (’14) and Maxx Anderson (16).
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Snow Blankets City With 23 Inches

February 17, 2017
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Snow Blankets City With 23 Inches

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The one, two, three punch blanketed the City with over a foot of snow, closing schools for three days and City Hall last Thursday. Winter storm Niko dropped 14 inches last Thursday, with other storms dropping four inches on Saturday and five inches Sunday into Monday, even though more had...
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Opioid Overdoses Show Sudden Spike

February 17, 2017
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Just two weeks after reporting that opioid overdoses and deaths were down for the year, there was an uptick in overdoses and fatalities due in large part to an influx of fentanyl. Last week,  Mayor Brian Arrigo issued an advisory regarding a recent increase in opioid-related overdoses. This increase is reportedly linked to the...
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Councillors Tackle Parking Ban on City Streets

February 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Parking is at a premium in Revere and commercial vehicles parking on residential streets is a problem that members of the city council would like to see controlled. On Monday afternoon the City Council’s Public Safety Sub-Committee voted for new parking regulations. Now the issue will go before the Traffic...
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News Briefs

February 17, 2017
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Special Olympics Young Athlete Program Returning Next Month This past fall, the Special Olympics returned to Revere after a long absence with a successful “Young Athletes” program for children age two through seven with intellectual disabilities. Building on this success, the Special Olympics will host another free, six-session program starting on March 11, 2017....
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Last Roll Call for Ferrante

February 10, 2017
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Last Roll Call for Ferrante

Fire Lt. Frank Ferrante (center contemplate his 40 years on the department during a last roll call on Tuesday morning, Feb. 7. Shown Revere Fire Chief Chris Bright (left) , Lt. Frank Ferrante and Capt. Tom DeSisto.
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