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Council Approves NECCO Zoning Change

September 15, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council has approved a zoning change for the NECCO property on American Legion Highway opening up the possibilities for hi-tech and robotics companies to be able to come to Revere. The zoning change will create an Industrial Park District. The zoning change would allow for “advanced product manufacturing,...
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Strecker Reflects on Years of Teaching Dance

September 15, 2017
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Agnes Strecker, owner and director of the Agnes Strecker Dance Studio (ASDS) started her dream of being a dance choreographer and owner of a dance studio as a senior in High School. Her first studio was located in the garage of her parents home in 1965. After an increase of students,  Agnes opened a...
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Hill School Dresses Down for Patriots, Houston Relief

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel About 10 times a year, the Hill School students ‘donate to dress down’ as part of their school culture, but few times were more charitable and exciting than last Thursday, Sept. 7, when student donated money for hurricane relief in Houston so they could don their favorite Patriots gear. While the...
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Mayor’s Amendment Regarding Police Chief Sent to Subcommittee

September 15, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Once again Mayor Brian Arrigo’s discussion of the police chief position has prompted criticism from Councillor George Rotondo. Arrigo attended Monday night’s council meeting to update the council on an amendment that seeks to allow Arrigo to accept outside candidates for the police chief position. Arrigo asked for the police...
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Playing on the Links

September 8, 2017
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Playing on the Links

The Second Annual Revere High Golf Tournament, under the direction of RHS golf coach Brandon Pezzuto, was held Sept. 1 at Hillview Golf Course in North Reading. One hundred golfers helped support the RHS golf program. Pictured at the post-tournament luncheon are RHS golfers, from left, Jillian Eaves, Dante Raffa, Austin Villalobos, Robert Stoica,...
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Shark Washes Up on Pines River Shore

September 8, 2017
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Shark Washes Up on Pines River Shore

By Sue Ellen Woodcock While shark activity is often reported on Cape Cod, a shark was discovered washed up on the shore of the Pines River Friday morning. A crowd began to gather around the 6 1/2 foot specimen. The shark washed up in the area of Mills Avenue and Archer Avenue around 10:45...
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Victim to Overdose:Mother Still Coping with Loss of Daughter

September 8, 2017
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Victim to Overdose:Mother Still Coping with Loss of Daughter

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Like hundreds of  parents, Audrey Richards will be at the Revere Beach Memorial on September 17 at the bandstand on Revere Beach to remember her daughter, Taylor, who died of a drug overdose. It is a solemn occasion to remember those lost their lives to overdose. The Memorial is a...
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Moratorium Set for Billboards

September 8, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council approved a six-month moratorium for billboards after considering a motion made by the late City Council President Robert Haas Jr. Last week the zoning subcommittee of the council approved the motion which will include the use of signs throughout the city. Ron Chapeaux, of the Revere Beautification...
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Fire Department Responds to Fentanyl Spill in Bathroom

September 8, 2017
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On August 26, the Revere Fire Department was requested by Revere Police to respond to 85 American Legion Highway for a report of a powdery substance spilled on the floor of the men’s bathroom. According to Capt. Thomas Todisco, the manager had gone into the room to find a man in a semi-conscious state...
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Taking Steps to Raise Overdose Awareness

September 8, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock There were 2,000 overdose deaths in Massachusetts last year. “The number of fatal overdoses from 2001-2014 grew six-fold,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “It is the leading cause of death for those under the age of 50.” These sobering statistics were delivered at an event in the Revere High School Auditorium...
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News Briefs

September 8, 2017
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Revere Beach Arts Festival Returns The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the return of the Revere Beach Arts Festival, set for Saturday, September 16, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will take place along the shoreline of historic Revere Beach at the public plaza between the Markey Bridge and Wonderland...
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Playgroup Pays Off for Children with Special Needs

September 8, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock For a family with a child with special needs, especially autism, finding support and stimulation for your child can be difficult. That’s why two mothers got together to start a unique play group, known as the Revere Drop and Stay group, and it’s been a great success. Jennifer Duggan and...
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MGH Plans Programs Noting National Recovery Month

September 8, 2017
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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will join millions of people across America in recognizing National Recovery Month. Led by the MGH Substance Use Disorders Initiative (SUDIs) –  a group devoted to enhancing SUDI treatment in the inpatient and outpatient setting – MGH will host a series of events throughout September to raise awareness of prevention,...
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Board of Health Public Hearing

September 7, 2017
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Back to School at the Whelan

September 2, 2017
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Back to School at the Whelan

On Monday, Whelan School students, from left, Gianna Chianca, Jessica Lightbody, Rebecca Ruggiero, Ava Petrulavage, and Sara Penlakhal are shown before the school bell rings marking the start of the first day of school.
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Family Festival at Immaculate Conception Church Set for Sept

September 2, 2017
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Family Festival at Immaculate Conception Church Set for Sept

By Sue Ellen Woodcock When you think of the Immaculate Conception Family Festival think community. “That’s what this is all about,” said organizer Cesar Salazar. “We invite the all residents of the city to join in.” The Immaculate Conception Family Festival will be packed with music, food and dance from around the world. It...
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Police Chief Exemption Sent to Committee

September 2, 2017
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NOTE:Clarification   In the August 30 edition of the Revere Journal it was mistakenly stated by the newspaper reporter that the City Council voted on a request from the mayor to exempt the police chief position from Chapter 31 of the Massachusetts General Laws, which covers the civil service. In fact, the council did...
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Police Department Report Surfaces

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Not only did Mayor Brian Arrigo get the nod to look outside the city for the next police chief, he also shared a report that he says only came to light a month ago. The report includes several areas of interest for the years 2014 and 2015. The following information...
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City Hall, DPW Conditions Questioned

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council approved $82,000 to set up a new home for the Revere Department of Public Works on Charger Street. But talk of mold and health concerns soon turned to the conditions inside City Hall. George Anzuoni, director of finance for the city, came before the council to discuss...
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No Primary Approved by State House

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s official, the city will not hold a preliminary election on Sept. 12. Several weeks ago the council voted not to hold a preliminary election, but it needed final approval from the state legislature. Mayor Brian Arrigo also supported the idea and most pointed to the $60,000 cost of the...
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