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Revere Police Identify Home Invasion Suspects, Seize Two Kilos of Crystal Meth

March 10, 2018
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The Revere Police Department is actively pursuing two suspects, and have arrested three already, in a Feb. 9 home invasion on Whitin Avenue that sent the victim to the hospital with serious injuries caused by an alleged beating with a machete and bolt cutters. It was a crime that also resulted in the largest...
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RMV Services will be Unavailable March 22-26

March 10, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has announced that all RMV services, with the exception of law enforcement, will be unavailable from 7 p.m., March 22 until 8 a.m. March 26 due to the RMV changing over a new computer system that will allow the RMV to comply with...
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City Council Approves New Police Contract

March 10, 2018
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Monday night, the City Council approved a contract between the city and the Police Superior Officer Union. George Anzuoni, the city finance director, presented the terms of the contract to the council. Part of the contract stipulates that the assessment center model will be used for promotions starting at the level of sergeant. “The...
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Petrilli Opens NewFed Mortgage Branch Office in Winthrop

March 10, 2018
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Former Revere High School quarterback and All-Scholastic first baseman Al Petrilli has begun a new venture  next door in Winthrop. Petrilli, 65, has joined NewFed Mortgage as producing branch manager and opened a branch office in Winthrop where he has lived for over thirty years with his family. Al’s son, Al Petrilli Jr., 27,...
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Tobin Bridge Project Set to begin April 1

March 10, 2018
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The contract for the multi-year Mystic/Tobin Bridge Rehabilitation project will begin on April 1 for the first full year of construction on the upper and lower decks of the Bridge. The project is fully separate from the controversial Chelsea Viaduct project – which is adjacent to this project – and is still in the...
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Registration for Revere Public Schools Kindergarten 2018 is Open Through April 27

March 10, 2018
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The Revere School Committee and Superintendent. Dr. Dianne Kelly have announced that Kindergarten registration will take place at the Parent Information Center which is located at 56 Bennington St. at the Beachmont School (rear parking lot) from Feb. 26-April 27. The telephone for the PIC is (781) 485-8453. Please make note of the following...
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Assessments Are Up,Taxpayers Are Miffed

March 1, 2018
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Members of the Board of Assessors were requested to appear before the City Council Monday night after numerous complaints about new property assessments, taxes and the ability for people in the city to be able to continue to afford to live in Revere. Dana Brangiforte, chairman of the Board of Assessors, said the assessments...
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Site Plan Review Board Moves to New Venue

March 1, 2018
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Following a complaint lodged by a Revere Journal reporter alleging violation of the Open Meeting Law, the Site Plan Advisory Review Board has agreed to move its meeting location to the City Hall Chambers starting on Tuesday, March 6. On Feb. 13, 2018, and on Feb. 20, news reporter Sue Ellen Woodcock attended a...
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Suffolk Downs Developers Visit Council Again

March 1, 2018
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There were nothing but glowing remarks for the development of Suffolk Downs and its developers HYM Investments, but Councillor Dan Rizzo is concerned about the addition of 2,000 – 3,000 new apartments in the proposed development. Tom O’Brien and his team from HYM visited the City Council Monday night, recapping plans for the 161-acre...
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Billboard Ordinance Public Hearing to Come

March 1, 2018
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A new billboard ordinance will go to a public hearing next month now that the subcommittee, which worked on it, has a final draft. At Monday evening’s subcommittee meeting, City Planner Frank Stringi and City Solicitor Paul Capizzi, who drafted the language for the new billboard ordinance shared the details. Also working on the...
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News Briefs

March 1, 2018
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WHEELBRATOR WAITING FOR DEP DECISION Wheelabrator Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety James Connolly issued the following statement about the operation at the Wheelabrator Saugus energy-from-waste facility: “We believe the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) decision granting a provisional permit for the continued use of the ash monofill at Wheelabrator Saugus represents the...
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Overlook Development Plans Raise Concerns Among Local Officials

March 1, 2018
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The plans are set in place for Roseland Development at Overlook Ridge in North Revere to add 326 new apartments, and the traffic commissions from Malden and Revere are working to minimize the impact on vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Officials with the Malden Traffic Commission and the Revere Traffic Commission met last Thursday at...
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Councillor Seeks Tax Abatements for Veterans

March 1, 2018
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Councillor Steve Morabito proposed a motion during Monday night’s council meeting for the City Council to accept Section 5N of Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws regarding tax abatements for veterans. In addition, Morabito asked that the mayor, with the approval of the council, establish a tax-abatement program to allow veterans, as defined...
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License Commission Addresses Noise and Bottle Issues

March 1, 2018
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The Licensing Commission has told Antonia’s at the Beach to keep the noise down, and allowed The Squire Lounge to keep serving beverages in glass bottles, despite a recent incident where a police officer was injured with a bottle. During its Feb. 21 meeting, the commission heard how Antonia’s had to cancel several of...
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Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Bellingham Avenue Blaze

March 1, 2018
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Firefighters were called to 222 Bellingham Ave. on Monday night around 11 p.m. Revere Fire Chief Chris Bright said that the two-alarm blaze caused substantial damage to a home under renovation. He said the blaze at the two and a half wood frame home appeared to start between the floors. The home was not...
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Conley Not to Seek Re-Election as DA

March 1, 2018
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On what was his 16th anniversary in the office of District Attorney, Dan Conley surprised many by announcing he would not run for the office again. Simply put, the former prosecutor turned City Councilor turned DA, said he believed it was time to let others have a chance to run the county-wide office –...
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Stolen Dog Reunited with Owner after Harrowing Ordeal on Parkway

March 1, 2018
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Tedge’s home is on the road. But the road in Everett was nearly the little dog’s end. However, due to some good Samaritans who spotted the little dog hurt and cowering in the middle of the Parkway late last month, he was reunited with his truck-driving owner, Theron Miller of Montana, and re-introduced to...
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Warm Weather Means Trails, Hikes, and Outdoor Adventures

March 1, 2018
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The following is one of a series of monthly columns regarding healthy lifestyle, shared by RHS teacher Andrew Turchon and his class.   Over the past few weeks, the usually chilly temperatures of eastern Massachusetts have reached into the 60s and even 70s, breaking records in the process. It is during  days such as...
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Sozio’s Goes Up in Flames

February 21, 2018
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Sozio’s Goes Up in Flames

Sozio’s Appliances on Squire Road has been a landmark for decades, and on Saturday, a five-alarm fire destroyed the Squire Road establishment.  Chuck Sozio, owner of the store, said that he will rebuild. Firefighters were called to 61 Squire Road at 4:17 p.m. Saturday for a blaze that consumed the showroom full of 1950s...
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School Committee to Hear of School Safety Plans on Feb 27

February 21, 2018
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The City’s Police and Fire departments will make a presentation to the School Committee, including Mayor Brian Arrigo, on what the district is doing to ensure safety in the schools during a meeting on Feb. 27. The announcement came in a letter than went home on Feb. 16 to parents just before the School...
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