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Former Police Chief Tops City Salary List

February 21, 2018
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Former Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon, who still works in the department as a police executive officer, was the highest-paid city employee with $214,541 including detail pay of $67,592. The Revere Journal obtained the city and school employee salary list based on W2 tax information for all employees, a public record. A total of...
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Guest Conductor Will Make History at NSPO’s Winter Concert

February 21, 2018
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For the second time in its 70-year history, the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra (NSPO) will follow the direction of a female conductor when Marshunda Smith guest conducts the Orchestra’s Winter Concert on Sunday, Feb. 25, at Swampscott High School. Smith, a long-time cellist with the NSPO, will ascend the conductor’s podium as Music Director...
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The Revere Beach Partnership Kicks Off Another Season

February 21, 2018
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The Revere Beach Partnership is known for several events, but most notably the International Sand Sculpting Festival, which draws more than 500,000 people to Revere Beach. Last week,  the Partnership  announced the upcoming calendar for activities at the beach at a breakfast meeting that was held at Comfort Inn. The following Revere Beach Partnership...
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Goodwin May Be in Line for Chief Position

February 21, 2018
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Former Revere Police Lt. John Goodwin, who became the deputy police chief in Winthrop in April could be in line to become the next chief of police in Winthrop. On Tuesday night, it was expected that Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty would be appointed full-time town manager, and then would give up his post...
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Vincent Calls Again to Shut Down Wheelabrator

February 21, 2018
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With both the Wheelabrator – Saugus incinerator behind her along with the unlined landfill Wheelabrator seeks to expand and the Saugus River, State Rep. RoseLee Vincent once again called for the plant to be closed as about 30 people looked on. The Department of Environmental Protection is considering a proposal from Wheelabrator to uncap...
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Local Hamilton College Student Competing in National Mock Trial Championship

February 21, 2018
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Gianni L. Hill, son of Joanna and Michael Hill of Revere, and a first-year student at Hamilton College, will be competing in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regional Tournament as a member of Hamilton’s Mock Trial Team. The tournament will take place in Buffalo, N.Y., on Fen. 24 and 25. Hamilton’s team will...
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Revere Recreation Hosts Paint & Skate Night at Cronin Rink

February 15, 2018
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Revere Recreation Hosts Paint & Skate Night at Cronin Rink

Joseph Arrigo was all smiles at the Revere Recreation Paint & Skate Night on Feb. 10 at the Cronin Skating Rink in Revere.
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Revere’s TND Receives $50,000 State Grant for Jobs

February 15, 2018
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Revere’s TND Receives $50,000 State Grant for Jobs

Monday morning the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $500,000 to nine projects through the Urban Agenda Grant Program. The Revere arm of The Neighborhood Developers (TND) was one group given $50,000 in funding to help establish workforce development services in Revere to support local residents to acquire newly created jobs. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito along with...
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Councillors Seeking Mass DOT to Install Route 1 Sound Barriers

February 15, 2018
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For years the abutters of Route 1 have put up with the noise from millions of cars, and now some city councillors want to have Mayor Brian Arrigo contact the MassDOT to install barriers along Route 1 between Route 16 and Copeland Circle. Ward 5 Councillor Charles Patch, Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe and...
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Real Estate Values Continue to be Strong in Revere

February 15, 2018
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The Revere real estate market in 2017 was definitely a good one with higher prices for homes than in 2016, but a drop in the number of new listings, making home-buying an adventure. “These are the highest prices we’ve seen in the last eight years,” said Maureen Celata, owner/broker of MCelata Real Estate. “And...
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Local 2018 Mini-Grant Awards Announced

February 15, 2018
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Have you ever had an idea for how you could make improvements to the Revere community? So have the applicants to the mini-grant programs hosted by Revere on the Move and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Task Force; and this time, these ideas are going to become a reality. Every year a group...
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News Briefs

February 15, 2018
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$1.5 Million for Northern Strand Community Trail The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has approved a $1.5 million grant regarding the development of the Northern Strand Community Trail led by a Revere on the Move partner organization, Bike to the Sea. Revere has a one-mile stretch in North Revere. The Northern Strand...
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North Suffolk Mental Health Association Partnering with CHA to Fight Opioid Epidemic in Local Cities

February 15, 2018
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Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health-system serving Everett and Boston’s metro-north region, is teaming up with the North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA) to help get individuals struggling with addiction connected to treatment by piloting a new recovery-coach program at CHA Everett Hospital. Two coaches from NSMHA are now available to patients...
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Officials Attend Local Symposium on Ways to Fight Opioid Crisis in the Workplace

February 15, 2018
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Forty-year-old Lily was a vibrant, loving mother who was an organist at her church, and known for her delicious baked goods. Privately, she suffered from serious depression, self- medicating herself with alcohol. Lily’s daughter, Secretary of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, vividly remembers caring for her as a teenager,...
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House Passes Massachusetts Alzheimer’s and Dementia Legislation

February 15, 2018
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and Rep. RoseLee Vincent colleagues announce the passage of legislation, which establishes an Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Council. The bill also requires the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) to conduct an assessment on existing state efforts and implement a state plan to address the disease. There are...
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Annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash Set for March 11

February 15, 2018
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will host their seventh annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash on Sunday, March 11, at M Street Beach in South Boston to raise money for free beach events and programs on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket. In 2017, Save the Harbor awarded $5,000 to Revere organizations to support...
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Revere Residents Running for Cancer Research Forgione and Ustach to Participate in 122nd Boston Marathon

February 15, 2018
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On April 16, Revere residents are running to conquer cancer as members of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team in the 122nd Boston Marathon. Residents include: Ryan Forgione Thomas Ustach   Along with more than 500 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge teammates from across the United States and around the world, they will run Massachusetts’ historic marathon...
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Residents at Sports Venues from Around the Globe

February 9, 2018
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Residents at Sports Venues from Around the Globe

Andrea Mazzarelli, USA Womens Hockey Manager of Communications at the Olympic stadium in Pyeongchang county, South Korea.
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2nd Annual Breakfast With Mayor Arrigo

February 9, 2018
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2nd Annual Breakfast With Mayor Arrigo

Michael Nicastro (center), president of the Revere Chamber of Commerce, welcomes Mayor Brian Arrigo (left) and Speaker Robert A. DeLeo to the Chamber’s “Breakfast with the Mayor” on Feb. 1 at The Marina at the Wharf.
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Morabito, Keefe Seek to Ban Plastic Bags

February 9, 2018
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At first they were the greatest, now plastic bags are an environmental nuisance, and Revere would like to join other municipalities in banning the distribution of single-use, disposable shopping bags. Councillor Steve Morabito and Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe both sponsored a motion to prohibit disposable plastic bags. Morabito, noting his 18 years of...
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