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MCAS Scores Show Gains in Elementary, Still Work to Do at Middle School Levels

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Revere School officials have been crunching MCAS numbers and reported that scores are strong in the elementary schools, though certain subgroups in the high school are weighing down that school’s overall achievement. The schools presented the analyzed scores to the School Committee over the last week, and noted that even though...
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EBNHC,Officials Celebrate PACE Facility Groundbreaking

November 16, 2017
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EBNHC,Officials Celebrate PACE Facility Groundbreaking

By Seth Daniel The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) embarked upon a project that will produce its largest and newest PACE program center in the network – a center that is designed to accommodate older adults in the daytime hours so they can continue to live at home in their neighborhoods. Last Thursday,...
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The Ultimate Wedding Contest Looks to Make a Special Someone’s Dreams Come True

November 16, 2017
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The Ultimate Wedding Contest Looks to Make a Special Someone’s Dreams Come True

Story & Photo by Marianne Salza While attending a performance at Blue Ocean Music Hall last summer, Heather Siegal-Demuro, co-owner of The Ultimate Woman’s Apparel, shared a table with a young couple who had been long engaged. The two had been waiting to get married until they could afford their dream wedding. The compelling...
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Capital Improvement Plan Details Revere’s Focus Through 2022

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It was capital improvement night at the City Council on Monday night, when Mayor Brian Arrigo presented a report detailing a proposed capital improvement plan and a plan for the Department of Public Works facility. All together, the proposed project plan calls for just over $29.5 million in funding for...
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Vincent is In:To Seek Re-Election as State Rep in 2018

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock While the next election for state representative is a year away, current State Rep. RoseLee Vincent is quashing rumors that she won’t run. She absolutely will. “The rumors are not true. I’ve only just begun,” said Vincent on Monday afternoon. She has no qualms about running for her second full...
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Election 2017 is in the Books

November 16, 2017
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By Stephen Quigley Just when one thought that there would be a respite on election speculation for at least two months, on Wednesday morning, before the ballots were certified, rumors were already swirling from the Bagel Bin on Shirley Avenue to the offices at Revere City Hall about the 2018 state election and 2019...
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Shop in Revere on Small Business Saturday, Nov 25

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s easy to name off big box stores, but it’s the small businesses thriving to keep Revere moving that people remember for years to come. On this year’s Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 25, small businesses within our community open their doors, as they always do,...
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MBTA Revisits Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector

November 16, 2017
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By John Lynds Significant development in East Boston, Revere and along the MBTA Blue Line corridor has the MBTA re-examining the stalled Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector. At an October 30 MBTA board meeting, board chairman Joseph Aiello asked agency staff for an update on what building the connector would entail. According to Boston Globe, at the...
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MassDot Working on New Toll-Plaza Reconfiguration

November 16, 2017
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By John Lynds It’s no secret that traffic in East Boston has gotten worse, not better as a result of MassDOT’s All Electronic Tolling (AET) program that removed the toll booths from the mouth of the Sumner Tunnel. The removal of tolls and subsequent re-configuration of the plaza has led to a traffic nightmare...
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A Look Through the Graveyard: Council Motions that Didn’t Make the Cut

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere city councillors file hundreds of motions each year. They are often sent to sub-committees, then travel back to the council and if they are lucky they go to the mayor’s office for a signature and the finish line.. But not every motions make it through, they are sadly just...
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Joseph Festa Offers to City Land Donation on Douglas St

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Joseph A. Festa Jr. has been a contractor much of his life,  but he’s also a strong proponent of open space and conservation. This year,  he is seeking to donate to the city three parcels of land on Douglas Street for conservation purposes in the City of Revere. The lots...
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Board Approves Plans for New Beach Hotel

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Plans for a new hotel on Revere Beach Boulevard have been approved by the Conservation Commission during its recent meeting. The eight story, 175-room hotel which includes an 80-seat restaurant is being pitched by JBX Developers of East Boston. Dan Burke of JBX said the u-shaped building will have 25...
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Husband Arraigned on Murder Charge in Alleged Homicide

November 16, 2017
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A Revere man remains held without bail following his arraignment on an indictment charging him with first-degree murder in the homicide of his wife, 30-year-old Vanessa MacCormack, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Andrew MacCormack, 29, is accused of killing Vanessa MacCormack in their Grand View Avenue home on Sept. 23. He...
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Councillor Seeks Meetings with HYM Developers

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Councillor George Rotondo wants Suffolk Downs developers to appear in front of the council and update the residents on their plans. Rotondo filed a late motion Monday night asking for HYM Investments, the owners and developers of Suffolk Downs to appear before that council on a monthly basis for updates....
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Iovanna Sworn in as ACPO at Chelsea Court

November 16, 2017
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On Nov. 3, Jessica Iovanna and Frank Russo were sworn in as assistant chief probation officers (ACPO) by First Justice Matthew Nestor at the Chelsea District Court. Court personnel, community leaders, and family and friends joined in to celebrate the overdue ceremony. ACPOs Iovanna and Russo were appointed in November and December of 2016,...
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Revere School Holds Veterans Day Program

November 11, 2017
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Revere School Holds Veterans Day Program

Bronze Star recipient Marc Silvestri, now the Veterans Services Officer for Revere, is swarmed by Paul Revere School students on Thursday, Nov. 2, after an emotional presentation by the students to thank him for his service. Silvestri was the guest speaker at the annual program, which prominently features an extensive patriotic act by Sgt....
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Incumbents Cruise to Victory in Election:Rizzo Tops Council Race; Giannino, Morabito, Rotondo, and Zambuto Returned

November 11, 2017
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Incumbents Cruise to Victory in Election:Rizzo Tops Council Race; Giannino, Morabito, Rotondo, and Zambuto Returned

By Cary Shuman Former Revere mayor Dan Rizzo made a triumphant return to electoral politics, topping the ticket in a field of 12 candidates in the councillor-at-large election Tuesday. Rizzo showed strength across the city in receiving 3,878 votes, edging Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino, who finished second with 3,767 votes. Giannino had taken the top...
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Powers,Guinasso Re-Elected as Ward Councillors

November 11, 2017
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Powers,Guinasso Re-Elected as Ward Councillors

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso and Ward 5 Councillor John Powers survived challenges from political newcomers. Guinasso, who is entering his 30th year on the council, staved off a challenge from Anthony Cogliandro in Ward 3 with a vote of 684 to 475. Guinasso thanked his committee for their work...
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Keep on Smiling:Annese Dental Continues 60-Year Tradition in Revere

November 11, 2017
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Keep on Smiling:Annese Dental Continues 60-Year Tradition in Revere

By Cary Shuman When Dr. Amelio Annese put out his shingle in 1957 after completing his service in the U.S. Navy and graduating from Tufts University and Tufts Dental School, he might not have known at the time that he was starting a family tradition of excellence in dentistry that would span in to...
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Tye,Ferrante,Rizzo,Gravellese,Sannella Re-Elected; Visconti Takes Open School Committee Seat

November 11, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Once again former School Superintendent Carol Tye topped the ticket in the School Committee race on Tuesday. Tye pulled in 3,613 votes in the election to fill one of the six elected seats on the committee. Incumbent Michael Ferrante gained second place with 3,166 votes, followed by incumbent Stacey Rizzo...
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