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Happy 100th Birthday

May 19, 2017
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Happy 100th Birthday

Gilda Ausiello (center) celebrates her 100th birthday at the Revere Recreation Department last week with her son Dennis and daughter Susan and Mayor Brian Arrigo and his wife Daveen and children, Joseph and John.
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City Looks to Partner With New Developers of Suffolk Downs Site

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Being billed as the largest development possibly ever on the North Shore when construction begins at the Suffolk Downs property, the project could take 10 or 15 years to be fully developed. Either way the development will have an impact on Revere for the next 50 years. “It’s definitely an...
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Search Process Continuing for New Revere Police Chief

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Four internal candidates drawn from the ranks of the Revere Police Department are vying for the position of Chief of Police.  Recently, these applicants underwent testing to see how they would respond to certain situations at an assessment center two weeks ago as part of the hiring process. Current Police...
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Wonderland Site Still an Eyesore and a Danger

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Every week it seems that someone is complaining about the cars parked at the old Wonderland Dog Track or for that matter the condition of the buildings and when they will be torn down. In terms of the parking situation in the Wonderland area, Arrigo said the situation maybe confusing...
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Revere High to Put Out Emotionally Challenging, Full-Length Film

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Revere High senior Carmen Amaro saw Revere Filmic Society sponsors Paul Amato and George Hannah approaching her earlier this school year in the hallway, she had no idea the journey – the very personal journey – that they were about to take her on in recruiting her for their latest...
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Human Resource Policies Are Now in Place

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock When Mayor Brian Arrigo took office in 2016 he had 400 employees, yet no job descriptions, policies or procedures. Today, jobs are being advertised and people are being hired properly. Helping him along the way is Sandi Charlton, a human resources expert, who is slated to work with city officials...
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Time to Start Thinking about Mosquitoes

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s that time of year when lovers of the outdoors and their furry friends get concerned about disease carrying mosquitoes and ticks. At Tuesday evening’s Board of Health meeting members heard from the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control (NMMC) and from Page Exterminating. Kimberly Foss, an entomologist with NMMC, said they...
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Carfentanil Making Its Way Throughout New England; No Incidents in Massachusetts Currently

May 19, 2017
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(U) Significance: The presence of Carfentanil has been detected in three New England States:  New Hampshire has reported 3 Carfentanil-related fatal overdoses, Maine reported one Carfentanil-related fatal overdose and Rhode Island detected Carfentanil in a tested drug sample.  Massachusetts does not currently have any reported cases, but offers this advisory as Carfentanil provides a...
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Arts Be with You

May 12, 2017
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Arts Be with You

Celest Galeas, third grade, shows off an origami paper crane that she made at the Revere Date Japanese Exchange Program’s table during the citywide district art show, ‘May the Arts Be With You,’ last Tuesday evening, May 2, at the A.C. Whelan School.
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A Rare Sight to See

May 12, 2017
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A Rare Sight to See

Two species of Pelicans have been recorded in Massachusetts , the White Pelican and The Brown Pelican. This Monday, a very rare Brown Pelican was spotted by Revere photographer Eric Harrison on Point of Pines late in the afternoon. Harrison reports having gone to the Beach to photograph Common Terns, which have been showing...
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Suit Filed over Tobacco Age; Start Date Delayed to Sept 1

May 12, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A Revere convenience store owner has filed an appeal against the city for proposing to implement an age restriction on purchasing tobacco products. Attorney Lawrence Simeone Jr. has filed an appeal in Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of his client Joseph Prizio and Northgate Partners LLC, owners of Joe’s Market,...
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Arrigo Pushing for Senior Tax Abatement on Ballot

May 12, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock When voters go to the polls in November they won’t be just voting for various officials, they will be voting for a tax exemption for Revere’s senior citizen property owners. Mayor Brian Arrigo got the ball rolling last week with the city council approving the idea. The next step is...
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Residents Concerned about Bellevue Ave Development

May 12, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Citing an issue of parking, traffic and other concerns, neighbors of a proposed development at 5 Bellevue Ave., told city councillors that the size of the development was too big for the neighborhood. Residents from Bellevue Ave., Revere Street and Ford Street spoke against the proposed development at a public...
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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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