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Rizzo Launches Campaign With 2,000 Signatures

May 14, 2015
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On Tuesday, Mayor Dan Rizzo officially declared his candidacy for re-election by submitting his nomination papers. While only 50 signatures are needed to qualify for re-election, his papers were signed by over 2,000 Revere residents. “I cannot think of a better job in the world” said Mayor Rizzo to a crowd of volunteers over...
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Residency Issue Comes in to Question

May 14, 2015
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REVERE – Recently a couple of job positions with the City of Revere have been drawing applicants from out of town and it has one city councillor questioning the residency ordinance. The most recent example comes from the library where a junior library position drew a finalist from Malden. As is protocol, the selection...
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School Committee Likely to Discuss Possible Pruitt Resignation

May 14, 2015
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The School Committee was expected to address the situation with Member Donna Wood Pruitt late Tuesday night at its regular meeting, with sources close to the situation saying they would likely call for her resignation. Already Mayor Dan Rizzo (who is also the chair of the School Committee) has publicly called for Pruitt to...
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Police to Increase Patrols Following Beach Clash Here

May 14, 2015
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Nine youths were arrested – including eight juveniles – at the Revere Beach Bandstand on Sunday night in a confrontation with police that turned into a large melee. The heat was scorching down on the Beach in an early season near 90-degree day, and the heat from the Sun sparked a bevy of bad...
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Student Showcase

May 7, 2015
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Student Showcase

Carolino Sanchez performs the Colombian traditional dance, “El Sanjuanero” during last Wednesday’s (April 29) RHS Student of the 21st Century community showcase at the Comfort Inn and Suites function room. The community event, which featured a number of student activities and a panel on new learning techniques, is in its second year and is meant...
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Pruitt Charged in Police Case; Says It Was an Innocent Mistake

May 7, 2015
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Revere Police announced late Tuesday afternoon that they are pursuing charges against School Committeewoman Donna Wood Pruitt for allegedly selling Class E drugs to an undercover officer at her home. Pruitt said on Tuesday it was an innocent mistake that she regretted, and noted that the prescription medications she sold were for diabetes and...
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Revere Auto Gallery Goes before Commission

May 7, 2015
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The Revere Licensing Commission has lifted the suspension of a motor vehicle license held by the Revere Auto Gallery, 120 Squire Road. The business was called in last by the commission last October concerning the closing of the business without surrendering the auto sales licenses. There were also numerous allegations of criminal activity. The...
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Open House for Affordable Housing

May 7, 2015
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The Chelsea Restoration Corporation is holding an open house on Sunday, May 17 from 12-2pm at 357 Washington Ave., Revere. Shaquor Sandiford, of CRC, said there are four separate condo units available for purchase and affordable housing restrictions do apply. He explained that CRC held an informational meeting and lottery for the four units...
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Hearing Set on Dog Ordinance

May 7, 2015
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City councillors will hold a public hearing on June 22 to discuss and potentially increase fees associated with dog ownership. Monday night the council voted to bring the changes in the dog ordinance to a public hearing. As part of the regulations dogs must be leashed and owners must pick up and dispose of...
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Play Ball

May 7, 2015
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Play Ball

Play ball! The first pitch for the 2015 Little League season was thrown by Red Sox mascot, Wally the Green Monster, during last Saturday morning’s Revere Youth Baseball & Softball League Parade and Opening Festivities at St. Mary’s Field.
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Harvard Students Show Off Designs

May 7, 2015
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Harvard Students Show Off Designs

What would you do if you were given an area of Revere to design? That’s what 45 graduate students from Harvard Graduate School of Design have been doing for the past few weeks and the results are outstanding. Last Thursday night the students showed off their work in the city hall council chambers to...
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A Piece of History Is Lost; Reardon’s Razed

May 7, 2015
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Last Friday, the old Reardon’s Pub building came down to make way for an elderly residential building, and while it’s known in more recent times as a hang-out and bar, it’s also the end for one of the oldest buildings in Revere – a place where stagecoaches stopped, horses rested and Colonial dignitaries took...
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Tsarnaev Family Members Stayed in Revere

May 7, 2015
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The helicopters began buzzing around Revere last Thursday afternoon. Soon, they were followed by an army of media vans, trucks and reporters. The convergence of local and national media came straight to Revere – the Hampton Inn to be exact. Revere Police and City officials scratched their heads initially at the mob of media...
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Clothes Drive by Recovery Thoughts

April 24, 2015
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From now until June 6 the non-profit group Recovery Thoughts will be holding a clothes drive. Spring cleaning is here so please donate what you will not be keeping to addiction programs in the community such as Facebook-based Recovery Thoughts.  Some people don’t have much and we want to make their recovery as smooth...
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Councillors Call for Heroin Overdose Task Force

April 24, 2015
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Recognizing there is an epidemic in their own backyard, two councillors have called for the formation of a Heroin Overdose Task Force. Councillors Jessica Giannino and Brian Arrigo have banded together to make the issue of opioid abuse one that isn’t ignored. Giannino said there has been a statewide increase in opioid abuse and...
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Winthrop Ave. Bridge Slated to be Replaced

April 24, 2015
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The  MBTA and Pan-AM Railways (formerly B&M Railroad) will be replacing the bridge on Route 145/Winthrop Avenue over the railroad tracks in Stage 1 of a  larger project. Some work is being done now. On May 29 at 8 PM the bridge will close in both directions and traffic will be detoured over a...
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Meeting on FlightCar Seeks Land in Revere Set for April 27

April 24, 2015
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A San Francisco-based rental car company is planning on bringing a branch of its company to Revere. A public hearing regarding the application of a special permit will be held Monday evening, April 27 at 6 PM at the City Council meeting. FlightCar, is a rental car service unlike others. FlightCar lets people parking...
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Guinasso Is Longest Serving City Council Member … Ev’a

April 18, 2015
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Guinasso Is Longest Serving City Council Member … Ev’a

REVERE – As of Monday night, Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso has been the longest serving city council member in the history of Revere, serving 29 years, three months and 13 days. He surpassed councilor Joseph DelGrosso who served 29 years, three months, and one day. DelGrasso passed away in 2001. Guinasso became a...
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Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

April 18, 2015
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Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

There was never a time when one could not laugh with him, nor a moment that passed when he was short of the perfect word to describe any situation. That’s how friends, family and co-workers most remember Colm Bohill, 69, a long-time partner at the Independent News Group who passed away at Whidden Hospital...
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Officials Planning for Next Year’s Snow

April 18, 2015
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REVERE – There are still some signs of the seven feet of snow that got dumped on the city this past winter and officials are looking ahead to next winter. Monday night the City Council subcommittee on Public Works tossed around several ideas that may better manage parking and snow removal next year. “Clearly...
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