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Dan Maguire Not to Seek Re-Election to School Bd,12 Vying for Councillor-at-Large Seat

July 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock With only four months until the local election will be held on Nov. 7, longtime School Board member Dan Maguire shocked the local political scene when he announced that he will not be seeking re-election. The remaining candidates who will appear on the ballot have had their nomination signatures certified...
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Nomination Papers for Local Candidates Now Are Due on July 25

July 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Election Department has caught an error on the 2017 Election calendar and it has changed the date to turn in nomination papers to Tuesday, July 25. Election Commissioner Diane Colella said she was working with a pre-existing calendar. “The calendar had a flaw in it and I realized it...
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RevereTV to Feature Live Coverage of Sand Sculpting Festival

July 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock For years RevereTV has been covering the Sand Sculpting Festival and this year is no different. “We are there everyday giving updates and showing the progress of the event,” said Robert Dunbar, executive director of the station. There will be daily walk-throughs and video with the various sculptors. There will...
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Thousands Pay Final Respects to Haas:Former Mayor and City Council President Fondly Remembered by Officials and Residents

July 14, 2017
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Thousands Pay Final Respects to Haas:Former Mayor and City Council President Fondly Remembered by Officials and Residents

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Former four-time Mayor Robert Haas Jr. was laid to rest Tuesday in Woodlawn Cemetery following a Mass at St. Anthony’s. A motorcade of motorcycle police officers from different communities escorted Haas’ casket from Vertuccio & Smith Funeral home on Broadway to St. Anthony’s. An emblem of the U.S. Army on...
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A Positive Presence in the Classroom:Legendary Revere Teacher and Coach Peter Digiulio Ends a Successful Career

July 14, 2017
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A Positive Presence in the Classroom:Legendary Revere Teacher and Coach Peter Digiulio Ends a Successful Career

By Cary Shuman Peter DiGiulio said he was fortunate to “teach and coach in the city that I grew up in” for more than 40 years. The Revere schoolchildren to whom DiGiulio brought his weekly message would say the same thing: we were lucky to have been a student Mr. D’s classroom. In fact,...
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2017 Sand Sculpting Festival Set for July 21-23

July 14, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Tall Ships will be the theme of the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival this year, according to the Revere Beach Partnership, organizers of the event. The Revere Beach Partnership will host the International Sand Sculpting Festival, on  Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23, on Revere Beach. “This is...
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City Mourns Sudden Death of Bob Haas:Colleagues, Friends Recall Haas Committed to Family and City

July 7, 2017
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City Mourns Sudden Death of Bob Haas:Colleagues, Friends Recall Haas Committed to Family and City

By Sue Ellen Woodcock City council president and former four-term Mayor Robert Haas Jr. passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, July 2 at a Block Island, Rhode Island vacation spot. “This is absolutely tragic news and my heart goes out to the Haas family,” said Ward 4 Councillor and Council Vice President Patrick Keefe. “In...
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Bob Haas Master in the Art of the Possible

July 7, 2017
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BY: Frederick J. Balboni, Jr. In the morning hours of July 2, as our Nation prepared to celebrate its 241st birthday, the clock marking the time that Robert J. (Bob) Hass, Jr., had to spend in the land of the living made its last stroke, enabling a complex, yet unpretentious man, to cross over...
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Water/Sewer Rate Shows Only Minimal Increase in New Budget

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Water and sewer rates are only going up slightly this coming year as compared to previous years thanks to a transfer of free cash. The city water and sewer rates have been set for fiscal year 2018 by the City Council last week. For residential properties the water rate is...
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Farmer’s Market Opens on Friday; Offering Fresh Farm Produce

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Farmer’s Market opens this Friday, July 7 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. on the lawn of the American Legion Post on Broadway next to City Hall. This year, the third year the market has been at the American Legion site, Haley Hanton is the new market manager. So far, ...
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News Briefs

July 7, 2017
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Taft St. Relief Fundraiser To Be Held July 30 at Revere Elks After the devastating fire on Taft St. earlier this month, Mayor Brian Arrigo and the City of Revere established a relief fund for those who were displaced. On Sunday, July 30, from 2pm-5pm, the Revere Lodge of Elks, 198 Shirley Ave, will...
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Wilmot Joins Staff in Neighborhood PACE Program

July 7, 2017
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) has announced the appointment of Gregory Wilmot as Assistant Vice President of Neighborhood PACE, where he will be responsible for program operations and business development. Neighborhood PACE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, one of 121 PACE programs across America, with locations in East...
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Wonderland Dog Track Demolition is on Schedule

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The owners of the former Wonderland Dog Track are taking steps toward the demolition phase of the site. So far, a chain-link fence has been installed around the property and a work trailer and a dumpster have also been placed on the property. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers said that...
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At 100-Years-Old, Dancing is Gilda Ausiello’s Secret

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Gilda Ausiello has found the secret to making it to 100 years old is dancing. A passion that she loves to do at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center. On top of that exeercise, she takes no medications and was featured this past spring on WCVB in the Wellderlies  (people age 90...
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John Ligotti, Former East Boston Clerk-Magistrate, Judge, Passes Away

July 7, 2017
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The passing this past week of John C. Ligotti. known to his friends as Jack, who served for five decades as an assistant clerk and clerk-magistrate of the East Boston District Court and then was promoted to the District Court bench, marked the end of an era for long-time residents of the East Boston,...
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Nickerson Receives “Unsung Heroine” Award

July 7, 2017
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Priscilla Nickerson of Revere was recently honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines in a ceremony at the State House in Boston.  This distinction celebrates extraordinary women who perform acts of service, enhancing our communities on a daily basis. “Throughout her life, Priscilla...
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The Banana Boat Celebrates 40th Anniversary

June 30, 2017
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The Banana Boat Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Story and photos by Marianne Salza The turquoise blue anchor and three American flags at the peak of the Banana Boat Ice Cream stand have been iconic symbols on Revere Beach for 40 years, attracting generations of customers and visitors from across the country. A busy, loving, and entertaining family is how sisters and...
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Councillors Approve Mayor’s 2018 Budget

June 30, 2017
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Councillors Approve Mayor’s 2018 Budget

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council approved a $184 million budget Monday night for fiscal year 2018, which goes into effect July 1. “This is one of the leanest I’ve seen in recent years with only a three percent increase over last year’s budget,” said Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, who is chairman...
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Still Waiting:Hill School Construction Issues Have Officials Reluctant to Sign-Off

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Hill School on Park Avenue might be the most striking and well-designed building of the City’s five new schools, but underneath the bricks and glass lies some serious problems that – even after three years – have yet to be resolved. The Hill School opened its doors in August 2015,...
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New Hotel Proposed for the Beach at Shipwreck

June 30, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A new $15 million hotel project is being pitched to the city council and while there is work to do the enthusiasm for the project is showing. JBX Developers of East Boston is seeking permission from the city council to build a 175 room hotel at 49-54 Revere Beach Boulevard...
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