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Time To Give Back

December 24, 2015
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Time To Give Back

Nine-year-old Nate Hill inspects the load of food in the bed of a pickup truck that will carry meals over to the Garfield School for distribution to needy Revere families. The Immaculate Conception meal pantry activates during the holidays each year, and residents gathered a variety food this past Saturday, Dec. 19, at the...
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Christmas Gift:Revere Police, Everett Dog Rescuer Save Christmas for Young Man

December 24, 2015
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Christmas Gift:Revere Police, Everett Dog Rescuer Save Christmas for Young Man

By Katy Rogers and  Seth Daniel Kristopher Sarno only wanted a dog for Christmas, but he got scammed instead. Basking in that disappointment, the 20-year-old Sarno never imagined the Revere Police Department and Everett dog rescuer Stacia Gorgone would knock on his door last Thursday evening, Dec. 17, with a new puppy, dressed in...
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Recount is On:Judge Orders Recount For Mayoral Election

December 24, 2015
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Justice Heidi Brieger ordered that the City of Revere Election Commission conduct a recount of the votes cast in the Nov. 3 Revere mayoral election in a ruling Thursday afternoon at Suffolk Superior Court. Brieger also ordered that the recount “be undertaken and completed” before Jan. 4, 2016. Mayor Dan Rizzo lost his bid...
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Officials Will Begin Task on Monday

December 24, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Now that the courts have decided there should be a recount of the Mayoral race that was held Nov. 3, officials are preparing themselves for it to begin in two sessions next Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29. According to Election Commissioner Diane Colella, the first session of the...
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Dakin Officially Leaves Revere Schools Today

December 24, 2015
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As Supt. Emeritus Paul Dakin walks out the door of his office for the last time today, Dec. 23, he’ll be closing the door on the achievement of more than a few goals in the schools that many thought were unattainable when he took the reins 15 years ago. Dakin will officially retire today...
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The Force Was Here on Friday

December 24, 2015
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There was no force necessary – and not even a slight bit of coercion needed – to get hundreds of Star Wars fans to report to the Revere Showcase Cinema at 3:30 a.m. last Thursday morning to sit though nearly 18 hours of movies depicting events from a world located in a galaxy far,...
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate:Morabito Exploring Run for State Senate Seat

December 24, 2015
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate:Morabito Exploring Run for State Senate Seat

Revere Councillor-at-Large Steve Morabito, who won re-election to a second term in November, is considering a run for the State Senate seat currently held by Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, who announced that he is resigning his position. “I’m very serious about running for the seat,” said Morabito. “As a city councillor, I’ve learned how often...
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Justice Brieger Orders Recount for Revere Mayoral Election

December 18, 2015
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Justice Heidi Brieger ordered that the City of Revere Election Commission conduct a recount of the votes cast in the Nov. 3 Revere mayoral election in a ruling Thursday afternoon at Suffolk Superior Court. Brieger also ordered that the recount “be undertaken and completed” before Jan. 4, 2016. Mayor Dan Rizzo lost his bid...
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Santa Claus Drops by the Whelan School

December 17, 2015
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Santa Claus Drops by the Whelan School

Santa Claus visited the Whelan School for the Winter Wonderland festivities on Dec. 11 and enlisted the help of one keen elf known as Keefe – Ward 4 Councillor-elect Patrick Keefe. Hundreds of kids, such as these two little tykes, turned out to see Santa and all his friends at the Whelan.
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100 Years Go By,The Memories Stay

December 17, 2015
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100 Years Go By,The Memories Stay

By Sue Ellen Woodcock “I’ve lived through it all,” said Florence Bravos, as she got ready to watch her favorite television shows. This Saturday her family will gather to celebrate her 100th birthday. She was born on Dec. 19, 1915 in the family home on Chester Avenue in Chelsea. The family of eight moved...
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate

December 17, 2015
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate

Giannino considering a run for State Senate seat Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino said she is weighing a run for the State Senate seat held by Anthony Petruccelli, who announced that he will be stepping down from the position in January. Giannino, who topped the ticket in the councillor-at-large election Nov. 3, issued the following statement:...
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Council Sees Red on Snow Budget:Council, Arrigo Stunned by $1.3m Deficit

December 17, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Seems like only yesterday we were digging out from over 100 inches of snow. Now it’s time to pay the bill. Monday night Director of Finance George Anzuoni told the City Council that the city spent over $2 million on snow removal. Anzouni explained that the snow/ice budget deficit was...
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Triple Shooting Stuns Waite St Neighborhood

December 17, 2015
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A Lynn man has been arraigned on two counts of murder for a triple shooting that unfolded Thursday night, Dec. 10, on Waite Street. Michael DeLeon, 36, of Lynn, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on Monday to face charges that he killed Peter Pitari, 66, and Cristy Johnson, 35, and seriously wounded a...
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Mayoralty Recount Heads to Court

December 17, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Dan Rizzo filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court last Friday, suing the city’s Election Commission, claiming that the recount petition submitted to the Election Commission is in compliance with the law. The suit states that the petition should be allowed and a recount should be ordered. A hearing...
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Annual Santa Walk Held

December 10, 2015
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Annual Santa Walk Held

El Baker with her children, Myles and Victoria, were dressed for the season in their holiday outfits on Sunday during the annual Santa Walk. It was a beautiful, unseasonably warm, December day that saw walkers head from the Whelan School to City Hall dressed in their best Christmas outfits.
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Council Grants Special Permit for ‘Pot’ Shop

December 10, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Despite impassioned pleas from residents of all ages and backgrounds not to bring medical marijuana to Revere, the majority of the Revere City Council granted a special permit to the Wellness Connection of Massachusetts (WCM) to operate a facility on Railroad Street. As pointed out by Zoning Subcommittee chair Stephen...
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Petruccelli Leaving Senate in January

December 10, 2015
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The departure of longtime State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli will spark a special election for his seat sometime this spring, and already, people have emerged expressing interest in Petruccelli’s seat since he announced last Thursday he would resign in January. Three candidates in Revere have emerged as interested in the seat, and local elected officials...
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Arrigo Starting Transition Process

December 10, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock There are no signs that Mayor Dan Rizzo will be filing a suit in Suffolk Superior Court regarding the recount of the Nov. 3 election, where councillor Brian Arrigo topped the race with 5,209 votes over Rizzo’s 5,091, a difference of 118 votes. Several attempts to reach Rizzo were unsuccessful...
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Oak Island’s Hudson Family Continues Christmas Lights Tradition

December 10, 2015
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Oak Island’s Hudson Family Continues Christmas Lights Tradition

Crossing the railroad tracks in Oak Island, one journeys up a few streets, makes a few tight turns and then – in all its glory – is a striking display of Christmas lights that is the pride of the Hudson family and the Oak Island neighborhood. “He has been doing this for years and...
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Senator Petruccelli to resign in January

December 4, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced he will resign from his Senate seat effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector.  Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new...
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