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Necco CEO says Business is Booming, No Changes to be Expected Now

May 12, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The chief executive of Necco Candy company said this week that the company is experiencing growth and will continue operating in its location on American Legion Highway – one week after it was announced that the plant had been sold of to two Boston developers. CEO Michael McGee told the Journal...
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News Briefs

May 12, 2017
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Columbus Day Parade Fundraiser A Columbus Day Parade Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 24 with R&B artist and DJ Dennis Taylor at Casa Lucia, 17 Lucia Ave., Revere. There will be a Chinese buffet, entertainment, dancing and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 per person and $300 for a table of 12....
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Play Ball

May 5, 2017
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Play Ball

Mayor Brian Arrigo and son, Joseph, on the mound at Griswald Field with his nephews Gianni & Domenic Bellia during Revere Youth Baseball Opening Day ceremonies.
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Immaculate Conception Saint Procession

May 5, 2017
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Immaculate Conception Saint Procession

Alberto Mustone carried the saint on his shoulder as he marched down Broadway Sunday morning. Parishioners of Immaculate Conception carried the statue of the Madonna della Maria SS. Incoronata from Melito Irpino, Italy, a province of Avellino where many Revere families originate. The DiFlumeri Family brought the statue to Revere from Italy last year,...
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Heroes on Ice for A Great Cause

May 5, 2017
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Heroes on Ice for A Great Cause

Revere Police Officers Andrew Lauria (right) and Randy Cipoletta (left) were having a great time on ice at the hockey game for charity between the Revere Fire and Police Departments.
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Sold:Necco Plant Sale Price Comes in at $54.6M

May 5, 2017
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Sold:Necco Plant Sale Price Comes in at $54.6M

By Seth Daniel and Sue Woodcock The Necco Confectionery Company’s run in Revere might finally be coming to an end after some tumultuous times over the last few years, with the property being sold to two Massachusetts companies for $54.6 million. The news first broke through Banker & Tradesman newspaper, and was very unexpected...
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4 Revere Police Apply for Chief’s Position

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Four Revere police officers have applied for the position of Revere Chief of Police and were put through a simulation test, which is run by police chiefs from other communities, on Tuesday to see how they would re-act in various situations that a Police Chief faces on a regular basis....
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Candidates Take Out Nomination Papers

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It looks like this election year is going to contain a few challenges, at least when it comes to races for councillor-at-large, as well as Ward 2, Ward 3, and Ward 5. Candidates were allowed to start taking out nomination papers on May 1 and have until July 11 to...
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Board of Health Bans Synthetic Marijuana

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Effective immediately,  the Board of Health has banned the sale of synthetic marijuana also known as K2, Spice and Scooby Snacks. “We’re taking a loophole and closing it,” Mayor Brian Arrigo said during Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Health. The issue of synthetic marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids came to...
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News Briefs

May 5, 2017
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Crews begin work on Broadway Crews started last week working on the Broadway Improvement projects. The project is expected to last 60 — 90 days. Site development will include installing light bases and related conduit from Mountain Avenue to Revere Street. Marchese & Sons Construction Company will be replacing sidewalks which had previously not...
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Councillors Seek Answers on Wonderland

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council has lost its patience with the owners of Wonderland Dog Track, not just over the condition of the property but the thousands of cars being parked at Wonderland from rental car agencies and car dealerships. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers was fuming as he demanded the owners...
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State Outlines Garfield School Street Project

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock MassDOT held a public hearing last Wednesday night and outlined the street work that will be done in the area of the Garfield School to make walking and biking safer for students. As part of its Safe Routes to School program, MassDOT will be embarking on a $1.3 million project...
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May Day Demonstrators at City Hall

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock In true May 1 fashion,  demonstrators stood in front of Revere City Hall and in the back of the City Council Chambers Monday evening carried signs supporting the rights of workers. Also known as International Workers Day, May 1 has traditionally be known as May Day. The protest was organized...
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Wynn Boston Harbor Meets with Suffolk Downs Workers

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than 60 Suffolk Downs workers and their union leadership met with the Wynn Boston Harbor team on Saturday, April 29, at the Hilton Garden Inn at East Boston to talk about employment opportunities. In 2014, Wynn announced that it would give job preference to hundreds of Suffolk Downs employees if...
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Local Students Work with Governor

April 29, 2017
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Local Students Work with Governor

Governor Charlie Baker takes a selfie with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, District Attorney Dan Conley, members of the DA’s Youth Advisory Council, local students Anthony DelVecchio representing St. Mary’s in Lynn, and John DiGregorio, representing Revere High School, and other partners at Boston Latin Academy in Boston on Tuesday in support of a bill...
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DCR Puts Full-Time Worker to Watch Belle Isle Marsh

April 29, 2017
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DCR Puts Full-Time Worker to Watch Belle Isle Marsh

By Sue Ellen Woodcock To those who frequent the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation Sean Riley is just the person needed to make sure the marsh thrives and that it remains the great resource that it is. Riley, a DCR Forest and Park Supervisor, will be working full-time at the marsh for the next six...
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Science Brings Students to School During Vacation Week

April 29, 2017
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Science Brings Students to School During Vacation Week

By Seth Daniel Maybe it’s in the water. Maybe it’s a covert experiment. Whatever it might be, while most students headed for the beach or snoozed late into the day, nearly 73 students voluntarily flocked to the Paul Revere School over School Vacation Week to participate in STEM Camp – a three-day instructional camp...
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Clarification

April 29, 2017
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In a story that ran on April 12 issue, we incorrectly reported.about and Office of Campaign the Political  Finance fining the Rizzo Campaign $4,500.  It should have read the amount the committee paid to OCPF ($4500) was for the amount of all excess individual contributions received, excess lobbyist contribution, and one miscellaneous receipt not...
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Election 2017 Starts Monday:Nomination Papers to Become Available

April 29, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The local election scene begins in earnest on May 1 when candidates for offices can take out nomination papers starting at 8:15 a.m. Voters will go to the polls in this year’s municipal election, that will not include a mayoral race on November 7 if a preliminary election is not...
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RHS’s Garcia to Remain Here Next Year

April 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Principal Lourenco Garcia will remain the leader of Revere High School (RHS) next year, after exploring a superintendent’s position on the North Shore. Garcia said he briefly explored the superintendent of schools position in Peabody recently, but did not choose to go any further with that process. “No I am not...
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