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Arrigo Holds Off on Having Inauguration Celebration

January 28, 2016
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There is too much work to be done to throw a party right now, Mayor Brian Arrigo said this week. Due to the mayoral recount that continued into December, Arrigo never had a chance to transition into office, but rather came in with only a few days to plan for the inauguration. He originally...
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‘Lucky’ at the Lincoln

January 22, 2016
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‘Lucky’ at the Lincoln

Lucky the Leprechaun slams home the basketball last Thursday at the Lincoln School after taking the ball out of the hands of Math Teacher Lani Cabra-Pini and Principal Jodie Gennodie, doing a flip in the air and jamming it. Lucky’s dunk show was part of a larger assembly brought to the Lincoln by the...
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Rizzo Will Run for State Senate Seat

January 22, 2016
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Rizzo Will Run for State Senate Seat

Saying that he still has the fire to serve the public, former Revere mayor Dan Rizzo has announced that he will be a candidate for the State Senate seat in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that includes the entire city of Revere. Rizzo also pointed to his impressive record of accomplishments during the...
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Morabito Announces Candidacy for Senate

January 22, 2016
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Morabito Announces Candidacy for Senate

After more than 15 years of serving our Commonwealth, Senator Anthony Petruccelli has elected to resign his seat as State Senator. As someone who is a life-long resident of the First Suffolk & Middlesex District, I’d like to thank him for representing us with such dedication and distinction. He is a true public servant...
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Arrigo Team Looking to Keep Revere Moving Forward

January 22, 2016
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Arrigo Team Looking to Keep Revere Moving Forward

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Getting the right team behind the daily functions of your office is one of the most important decisions a new Mayor can make. For Mayor Brian Arrigo the choices came with much thought, seeking the best and the brightest to advise the mayor, run daily operations and work together to...
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Giannino Outlines Goals As New Council President

January 22, 2016
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Giannino Outlines Goals As New Council President

By Cary Shuman Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino will stand at the podium for her first full meeting as president of the Revere City Council Monday night in the City Council Chambers. Giannino led a special meeting on inauguration night following her unanimous election as Council president. Monday’s meeting has a full agenda and Giannino will...
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Precinct 2 Getting Ready for Neighborhood Crime Watch

January 22, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Concerned neighbors, police officials and politicians met last Tuesday night at the Neighborhood Developers office on Walden Street to discuss the formation of a neighborhood crime watch group in the Precinct 2 area. Neighbors’ concerns about crime and other social issues prompted Precinct 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky and police to...
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Council President Giannino Will Not Seek Senate Post

January 22, 2016
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The following is the statement of Council President Jessica Giannino regarding the First Suffolk and Middlesex District Senate seat. “After giving tremendous consideration to the possibility of running in a Special Election to succeed Senator Anthony Pertucelli in the Massachusetts Senate, I have decided not to seek the seat at this time. I want...
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Senior Center Repairs Almost Completed

January 22, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Since Nov. 30 the senior citizens of Revere have adapted well to being relocated to the Mottolo Post at 10 Garafolo St. while roofing work goes on at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center at 25 Winthrop St. Director Stephen Fielding said he anticipates moving back to the senior center in the...
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Local Meeting on Flood Rate Maps Set for Jan 19

January 20, 2016
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Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and Revere city officials will host a meting to discuss the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the James J. Hill Elementary School Cafeteria, 51 Park Ave., Revere. ...
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Parents Calling for Backup Plan After Bus Leaves Kids in the Cold

January 20, 2016
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A handful of parents whose children were stranded in the cold last Thursday morning when a school bus never showed up are calling this week for the schools to institute a backup plan for such situations – something that currently doesn’t exist. At least four parents expressed frustration over the situation that unfolded Thursday...
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New Feature by Arrigo to Appear in Journal

January 20, 2016
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As Mayor Brian Arrigo begins his first year in office, he is looking forward to answering your questions in a monthly “Ask the Mayor” segment here in the Revere Journal. Please send your questions to the Mayor’s office either by mail or by e-mail. On the second Wednesday of each month, Mayor Arrigo will...
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Residents Getting Powerball Fever

January 20, 2016
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Residents Getting Powerball Fever

Powerball has hit a staggering and record breaking $1.5 billion and hundreds of residents are running to their favorite corner store to buy tickets for Wednesday night’s drawing. While the odds of becoming instantly rich Wednesday night are 1 in 292,201,338, it hasn’t stopped the throngs of people buying tickets and it seems everywhere...
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ConCom Approves Amendments for Project

January 20, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Conservation Commission approved an amendment to the order of conditions for the Baystone Development which proposes to build a five-story apartment building at 526-546 Revere Beach Boulevard. According to Richard Salvo, of Engineering Alliance Inc., Saugus, these amendments are minor modifications to the order of conditions due to the...
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First Day on the Job:Brian Arrigo Inaugurated As Mayor of Revere

January 7, 2016
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Brian Arrigo was inaugurated as the mayor of Revere in an impressive ceremony Monday night at a packed Council Chambers inside City Hall. City Clerk Ashley Melnik administered the oath of office to Arrigo, who was elected as mayor in November in a close race with incumbent mayor Dan Rizzo and then officially declared...
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Robber Demands Opiates from Pharmacist

January 7, 2016
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Police are searching for a man who robbed the CVS Pharmacy at Northgate, allegedly referencing that he had a gun and would use it if the pharmacist didn’t hand over opiate pills. In what is a first in this area for the opiate crisis, a pharmacist was robbed of opiates. The robbery occurred on...
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Businesses on Shirley Avenue look to Organize into an Association

January 7, 2016
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Businesses on Shirley Avenue look to Organize into an Association

For years, Shirley Avenue has been a bustling center of business, but none of the businesses have ever been able to unite behind creating a unified district as exists in our areas. That, however, has changed recently as businesses have begun to unite to form one voice. There were occasional complaints, or calls for...
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Giannino Elected City Council President

January 7, 2016
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Giannino Elected City Council President

Jessica A. Giannino was elected unanimously as the president of the Revere City Council Monday night during a special session following the 2016 Oath of Office Ceremony in the City Council Chambers. Giannino, a 24-year-old graduate of Salem State University, is beginning her third term as a councillor-at-large. She has topped the ticket with...
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Proudly Pinned

December 31, 2015
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Proudly Pinned

Firefighter Virginia (Eydenberg) Segee is promoted to lieutenant in the Revere Fire Department. She received her pin from her son Massachusetts State Trooper Keith Segee. She is the first female firefighter in Revere and the second female lieutenant.
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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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