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Recount Affirms Arrigo’s Victory

December 31, 2015
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Recount Affirms Arrigo’s Victory

By Sue Ellen Woodcock After a nearly nine hour recount that spread over two days it has been confirmed that Councillor at-Large Brian Arrigo will be the next mayor of Revere, topping incumbent Dan Rizzo with a vote of 5,210 to 5,102. When the announcement was made Rizzo shook hands with Arrigo and offered...
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Club Told To Hire Detail Officer

December 31, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The License Commission wants Taqueria Eucalipto II Corp., doing business as the Las Vegas Restaurant at 107 Shirley Ave. to get control of its patrons and the amount of alcohol being served there. In addition, the club is to have a paid police officer detail in place. Last Wednesday the...
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Revere’s Man of the Year:John Hamel is the Leading Force Behind Sand Sculpting Festival

December 31, 2015
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Revere’s Man of the Year:John Hamel is the Leading Force Behind Sand Sculpting Festival

High above Revere Beach last July on the Ferris Wheel during the International Sand Sculpting Festival, one could only marvel at the mobs of people having good, safe and clean fun on Revere Beach. It’s also not hard to remember that Revere Beach was neither good, safe or clean a short distance in the...
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Revere’s Woman of the Year:Lisa Cutting is a Tireless Advocate for Abused Animals

December 31, 2015
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Dogs can’t talk, but as long as Lisa Cutting is around, they don’t need to. The tireless advocate for bringing attention to the increasingly startling inhumane treatment of animals by some owners throughout Revere and the surrounding areas has not stopped her mission in 2015. Her mission is letting the public know, quite loudly...
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Study Shows Substance Abuse Still Largest Concern in Revere

December 31, 2015
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The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has completed its tri-annual Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy in Revere, Chelsea and Charlestown and have found many of the same concerns as when the first assessment was done in 2012. The top concerns in all three communities was, first, substance abuse and, second, crime/violence – which were...
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2015 in Revere: The Year in Review

December 31, 2015
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Nationwide, the year 2015 isn’t getting rave reviews. Most, in fact, have rated it less than stellar according to the numerous opinion polls taken as of late. In Revere, there were a fair amount of ups and downs as well. The biggest stories of the year here were likely snow and local politics –...
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Time To Give Back

December 24, 2015
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Time To Give Back

Nine-year-old Nate Hill inspects the load of food in the bed of a pickup truck that will carry meals over to the Garfield School for distribution to needy Revere families. The Immaculate Conception meal pantry activates during the holidays each year, and residents gathered a variety food this past Saturday, Dec. 19, at the...
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Christmas Gift:Revere Police, Everett Dog Rescuer Save Christmas for Young Man

December 24, 2015
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Christmas Gift:Revere Police, Everett Dog Rescuer Save Christmas for Young Man

By Katy Rogers and  Seth Daniel Kristopher Sarno only wanted a dog for Christmas, but he got scammed instead. Basking in that disappointment, the 20-year-old Sarno never imagined the Revere Police Department and Everett dog rescuer Stacia Gorgone would knock on his door last Thursday evening, Dec. 17, with a new puppy, dressed in...
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Recount is On:Judge Orders Recount For Mayoral Election

December 24, 2015
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Justice Heidi Brieger ordered that the City of Revere Election Commission conduct a recount of the votes cast in the Nov. 3 Revere mayoral election in a ruling Thursday afternoon at Suffolk Superior Court. Brieger also ordered that the recount “be undertaken and completed” before Jan. 4, 2016. Mayor Dan Rizzo lost his bid...
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Officials Will Begin Task on Monday

December 24, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Now that the courts have decided there should be a recount of the Mayoral race that was held Nov. 3, officials are preparing themselves for it to begin in two sessions next Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29. According to Election Commissioner Diane Colella, the first session of the...
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Dakin Officially Leaves Revere Schools Today

December 24, 2015
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As Supt. Emeritus Paul Dakin walks out the door of his office for the last time today, Dec. 23, he’ll be closing the door on the achievement of more than a few goals in the schools that many thought were unattainable when he took the reins 15 years ago. Dakin will officially retire today...
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The Force Was Here on Friday

December 24, 2015
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There was no force necessary – and not even a slight bit of coercion needed – to get hundreds of Star Wars fans to report to the Revere Showcase Cinema at 3:30 a.m. last Thursday morning to sit though nearly 18 hours of movies depicting events from a world located in a galaxy far,...
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate:Morabito Exploring Run for State Senate Seat

December 24, 2015
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate:Morabito Exploring Run for State Senate Seat

Revere Councillor-at-Large Steve Morabito, who won re-election to a second term in November, is considering a run for the State Senate seat currently held by Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, who announced that he is resigning his position. “I’m very serious about running for the seat,” said Morabito. “As a city councillor, I’ve learned how often...
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Justice Brieger Orders Recount for Revere Mayoral Election

December 18, 2015
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Justice Heidi Brieger ordered that the City of Revere Election Commission conduct a recount of the votes cast in the Nov. 3 Revere mayoral election in a ruling Thursday afternoon at Suffolk Superior Court. Brieger also ordered that the recount “be undertaken and completed” before Jan. 4, 2016. Mayor Dan Rizzo lost his bid...
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Santa Claus Drops by the Whelan School

December 17, 2015
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Santa Claus Drops by the Whelan School

Santa Claus visited the Whelan School for the Winter Wonderland festivities on Dec. 11 and enlisted the help of one keen elf known as Keefe – Ward 4 Councillor-elect Patrick Keefe. Hundreds of kids, such as these two little tykes, turned out to see Santa and all his friends at the Whelan.
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100 Years Go By,The Memories Stay

December 17, 2015
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100 Years Go By,The Memories Stay

By Sue Ellen Woodcock “I’ve lived through it all,” said Florence Bravos, as she got ready to watch her favorite television shows. This Saturday her family will gather to celebrate her 100th birthday. She was born on Dec. 19, 1915 in the family home on Chester Avenue in Chelsea. The family of eight moved...
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate

December 17, 2015
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate

Giannino considering a run for State Senate seat Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino said she is weighing a run for the State Senate seat held by Anthony Petruccelli, who announced that he will be stepping down from the position in January. Giannino, who topped the ticket in the councillor-at-large election Nov. 3, issued the following statement:...
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Council Sees Red on Snow Budget:Council, Arrigo Stunned by $1.3m Deficit

December 17, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Seems like only yesterday we were digging out from over 100 inches of snow. Now it’s time to pay the bill. Monday night Director of Finance George Anzuoni told the City Council that the city spent over $2 million on snow removal. Anzouni explained that the snow/ice budget deficit was...
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Triple Shooting Stuns Waite St Neighborhood

December 17, 2015
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A Lynn man has been arraigned on two counts of murder for a triple shooting that unfolded Thursday night, Dec. 10, on Waite Street. Michael DeLeon, 36, of Lynn, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on Monday to face charges that he killed Peter Pitari, 66, and Cristy Johnson, 35, and seriously wounded a...
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Mayoralty Recount Heads to Court

December 17, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Dan Rizzo filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court last Friday, suing the city’s Election Commission, claiming that the recount petition submitted to the Election Commission is in compliance with the law. The suit states that the petition should be allowed and a recount should be ordered. A hearing...
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