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State says ’No’ to Developer

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Developers who hoped to build 78 affordable housing units on Mills Avenue have been denied by the state’s MassHousing program. “We have a multitude of affordable housing in the city,” said Ward 5 Councillor John Powers. “The Housing Authority alone has over 1,000 affordable housing units.” Powers said if the...
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Hotel to Appear Before Licensing Commission

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere Licensing Commission would like to hear from representatives of the Four Point Sheraton Boston Logan after hearing about a complaint involving a Revere couple. Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe came before the commission last week after friends of his allegedly tried to rent a room at the hotel...
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Chloe Giordano Makes Backpacks for the Troops

March 17, 2017
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Chloe Giordano Makes Backpacks for the Troops

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere High School ninth grader Chloe Giordano was just looking for something to do, something that would carry her through school vacation week and really benefit someone else – like the thousands of troops serving around the world. Chloe set up a Go Fund Me page back in November called...
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Lt Det John Goodwin takes Winthrop Police Spot

March 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere Police Department’s loss is the Winthrop Police Department’s gain. Revere Lt. Det. John Goodwin will become Winthrop’s first deputy chief in the department when he begins his new job on April 12. Goodwin, 55, was just beginning his 23rd year in the Revere Police Department when the job in...
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News Briefs

March 17, 2017
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Free cash certified The Massachusetts Department of Revere has certified the city’s free cash figure for the past two years. As of June 30, 2016 the combined amount of free cash for the general fund is $4,524,556 and $2,335,715 for the Water and Sewer Enterprise fund. Free cash is the difference between what was...
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Councillors Finalize Marijuana Zoning Ordinance

March 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere City Council has approved a revised zoning ordinance to determine where retail marijuana stores can be located. The TED district, running in the area of Lee Burbank Highway, will be the area allowed to have recreational marijuana stores. Store owners will have to obtain a special permit from...
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Read Across America Day

March 10, 2017
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Read Across America Day

Mayor Brian Arrigo reads to son Joseph (on his lap) and another student on Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
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Wynn,Unions Look to Get More Women into Trades

March 10, 2017
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Wynn,Unions Look to Get More Women into Trades

By Seth Daniel Alanna Felix and Patricia Flores are just two of hundreds of girls that attend Northeast Vocational School in Wakefield, but they often find themselves alone in their studies. That’s because they study carpentry, and they are two of only three young women in their course of study. However, a new effort...
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Rotondo Wants Health Board to be Elected

March 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Councillor George Rotondo has called for a change of the city charter to make the Board of Health to be an elected body instead of an appointed one. Rotondo disagrees with the board’s decision to raise the age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21, something 137 communities in Massachusetts...
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Rumors Swirl about Pending Sale of Suffolk Downs

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Rumors are swirling that Suffolk Downs owners have inked a deal with a local developer to develop all, most or some of the 160-acre racetrack but track officials have been mum. Reports have been surfacing all week stating with a report in the Boston Herald that Suffolk Downs had entered into...
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News Briefs

March 10, 2017
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FBIM ANNUAL MEETING ON SUNDAY The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh (FBIM) invite you to attend our Annual Meeting at the Parish Hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Winthrop, 222 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop, on March 12, 2017 from 2 – 4pm. Our guest speaker is High School Science teacher David Eatough, presenting “Climate...
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Revere Mourns the Loss of Restaurateur Peter Woo

March 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Services were held Tuesday for Peter Woo, one of the most well-known businessmen in Revere who passed away February 26 after a brief illness. Friends and customers gathered at Peter Woo’s Restaurant last Monday night following his passing. The restaurant was filled to capacity and there was not a dry...
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Spring in February

March 3, 2017
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Spring in February

Revere Police Officer Jessica Falzone takes some time for herself on Revere Beach on Thursday afternoon with her roller blades and some great tunes. Temps hit 70 degrees on Thursday and Friday in Revere.
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Beauty and the Beast

March 3, 2017
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Beauty and the Beast

Jianna Moreno, 2, with the Beast during the 3rd Annual Character Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Revere Recreation Department. The annual event is a staple of School Vacation Week for families in the City. Scores of children attended to meet Disney and Star Wars characters.
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Arrigo Backs Study Calling for HR Department

March 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo campaigned on a promise to professionalize City Hall, starting with a human resources department. Monday night Mary Aicardi, of the Collins Center for Public Management, presented a study conducted for the purpose of reviewing the organization of human resources and policies in city government. Revere is one...
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Schools Begin Registration for Kindergarten Next Week

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Revere Public Schools announced this week that they have begun the first round of registrations for incoming kindergarten students at the six elementary schools. Registration is for students who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2017, and registration occurs at the Parent Information Center (PIC) in the Beachmont...
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Council Addresses Recreational Marijuana

March 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere City Council held a public hearing on a proposed ordinance Monday night for the placement of a recreational marijuana shop and the Planning Board was expected to discuss the ordinance at its meeting late Tuesday afternoon. Voters approved the law to make recreational marijuana legal back in November...
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News Briefs

March 3, 2017
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Beautify Revere to kick off on April 22 After a successful series of cleanup events in 2016, Beautify Revere returns to kick off 2017 with a citywide, Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. “Revere residents showed their pride in their community at every Beautify Revere event in 2016,” said...
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Revere Through the Years

March 3, 2017
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10 years ago February 28, 2007   Beachmont native Bernadette Pauley, whose parents, Daniel and Marcella, still reside on Bradstreet Ave., has become a nationally-recognized comedienne who has appeared on Comedy Central and other TV comedy shows. Pauley attended Emerson College upon the advice of a high school teacher, Jim Palumbo, and  moved to...
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EBNHC’s Elder Service Plan Becomes Neighborhood PACE

March 3, 2017
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), which provides the residents of East Boston and surrounding communities with access to vital health care services, today announced that its Elder Service Plan is being renamed Neighborhood PACE, an abbreviation for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. The name change comes as the program is...
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