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Gov Baker Visits Shirley Avenue to Deliver $2M Grant

March 16, 2018
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Gov Baker Visits Shirley Avenue to Deliver $2M Grant

Gov. Charlie Baker came to the Bagel Bin last Thursday afternoon to present a $2 million MassWorks grant to city officials for upgrades to Shirley Avenue area. The award will enable substantial improvements to street surfaces and sidewalks within Revere’s Coastal Developmental Transformative Development District. This will benefit nearby businesses, construction of new private...
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Updates for Suffolk Downs Project:Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Issues Environmental Waiver for Phase 1 Project

March 16, 2018
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In an effort to make a portion of the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site ‘Amazon Ready’ HYM Investment Group, LLC requested an environmental waiver from the state, which would allow the Phase 1 project to proceed prior to completion of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the entire project. Last week State Secretary of Energy...
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Councillors to Take Up Suffolk Downs SDOD

March 16, 2018
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The City Council will take up a zoning request from the developers of Suffolk Downs at its meeting this coming Monday night. The council’s Zoning Subcommittee met this past Monday with HYM Investments head Tom O’Brien to review his request for an overlay district, also known as an SDOD, at Suffolk Downs. The zoning...
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Principal Moccia Reflects on A-Typical 30-Year Career

March 16, 2018
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Hill School Principal Ed Moccia has had a storied career in the Revere Public Schools, but it hasn’t exactly been by the book. The popular Hill School principal, formerly the McKinley School principal, has led the school from a place where its facilities were failing, and its test scores needed improvement, to a brand...
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News Briefs

March 16, 2018
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2018 CENSUS IS UNDERWAY In accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 51, Section 4, the 2018 Annual City Census was mailed in January to every household in the City of Revere.  Upon receipt of the form residents are asked to review it for accuracy and make changes as needed.  Sign and date the form...
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Have You Had Enough Yet?

March 16, 2018
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For the second time in less than two weeks Revere was hit with a nor’easter, closing schools and City Hall. Last Wednesday the battle was against rising tides and flooding. Yesterday over a foot of snow was left to contend with. Mayor Brian Arrigo said the city has 60 pieces of equipment for snow...
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March Madness, MGC Report Address Future of Sports Betting – Perhaps at Casinos like Wynn Boston Harbor

March 16, 2018
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Starting this week, and going through the rest of the month, the country will largely be enraptured in NCAA college basketball “March Madness,” and no other time during the year is betting on sports more active. Yet, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA), almost 97 percent of the estimated $10 billion wagered on...
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Revolutionary Clinics Hosts Special Art Display at Store

March 16, 2018
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He has drawn and sketched since he was a child, but Michael Kerwin’s artistic talents became an emotional outlet for him as he underwent brain surgery in an attempt to stop the daily seizures he suffered. In his recovery from having a tumor removed, he created some stunning images. He credits medical marijuana for...
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Makes a Very Big Splash on the Beach

March 16, 2018
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On March 11, more than 150 brave beach lovers plunged into Boston Harbor at BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston as part of the 7th annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, including Revere’s top fundraiser Carol Haney. Haney raised $1,185 for Revere Beach. This year, the “pledge and plunge”...
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Dr Seuss Day with Gov Baker

March 10, 2018
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Dr Seuss Day with Gov Baker

Gov. Charlie Baker dropped by the Whelan School on Friday, March 2, to help celebrate Read Across America Day with the students – a day that is also Dr. Seuss’s birthday. While at the school, he read ‘The Lorax’ to second grade students in Christina Zabilski’s class. Also joining him were Mayor Brian Arrigo...
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The Lion Roared in Revere

March 10, 2018
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The month of March certainly came in like a lion, and let’s hope it goes out like a lamb. Eastern coastal communities, including Revere, were battered with a nor’easter that blew in last Friday and stayed much of the weekend. Unlike the January “Bomb Cyclone” this storm, tagged Winter Storm Riley, flooded already hard...
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Suffolk Downs Developer Visits Chamber of Commerce

March 10, 2018
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Tom O’Brien, head of HYM Investments and owners of the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site, spoke in Revere once again last Thursday afternoon at the invitation of the Revere Chamber of Commerce. O’Brien has made several visits to Revere, appearing in front of the City Council and other community groups. O’Brien anticipates that on the...
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Revere High Students to Stage Walkout on March 14 in Memory of Florida School Shooting Victims

March 10, 2018
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With the blessing of the school administration, Revere High students have planned a walkout for March 14 to honor the 17 students killed in the Florida school shooting, and to highlight the students’ desire to see nationwide reform of gun access laws. The walkout is part of a larger nationwide effort, but not all...
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Arrigo Delivers State of the City Address

March 10, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo gave a confident, forward looking, State of the City speech address last Thursday night at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School. Stressing that Revere is a place to invest in, Arrigo also cited the work of the city employees, singling out a math teacher and several firefighters. Dignitaries who attended included...
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News Briefs

March 10, 2018
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Friends of Belle Isle Marsh meet March 11 The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh announces their annual meeting, which is free and open to the public will be held on Sunday, March 11, from 2-4 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall, 222 Bowdoin St. in Winthrop.  The keynote speaker will be Harvey Leonard,...
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s 2018 State of the City Address

March 10, 2018
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Good evening, everyone. What is the state of our City? This evening I will give you a snapshot of our City today and a vision for tomorrow. When I stood in front of you a year ago, I promised to professionalize city services, build a 21st-century economy and strengthen our neighborhoods.  Tonight, we have...
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Revere Police Identify Home Invasion Suspects, Seize Two Kilos of Crystal Meth

March 10, 2018
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The Revere Police Department is actively pursuing two suspects, and have arrested three already, in a Feb. 9 home invasion on Whitin Avenue that sent the victim to the hospital with serious injuries caused by an alleged beating with a machete and bolt cutters. It was a crime that also resulted in the largest...
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RMV Services will be Unavailable March 22-26

March 10, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has announced that all RMV services, with the exception of law enforcement, will be unavailable from 7 p.m., March 22 until 8 a.m. March 26 due to the RMV changing over a new computer system that will allow the RMV to comply with...
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City Council Approves New Police Contract

March 10, 2018
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Monday night, the City Council approved a contract between the city and the Police Superior Officer Union. George Anzuoni, the city finance director, presented the terms of the contract to the council. Part of the contract stipulates that the assessment center model will be used for promotions starting at the level of sergeant. “The...
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Petrilli Opens NewFed Mortgage Branch Office in Winthrop

March 10, 2018
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Former Revere High School quarterback and All-Scholastic first baseman Al Petrilli has begun a new venture  next door in Winthrop. Petrilli, 65, has joined NewFed Mortgage as producing branch manager and opened a branch office in Winthrop where he has lived for over thirty years with his family. Al’s son, Al Petrilli Jr., 27,...
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