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Wonderland Marketplace Sold for $15.5M

March 25, 2016
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Wonderland Marketplace Sold for $15.5M

By Seth Daniel The Wonderland Marketplace retailing shopping center has sold to a Concord, MA company for $15.5 million. Winstanley Enterprises of Concord purchased the Marketplace – which contains tenants like Marshall’s, Staples, Big Logs and the Post Office – from a Texas company that has owned the property for decades. The property has...
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Bike Path Could be Key to Attract Businesses

March 25, 2016
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Bike Path Could be Key to Attract Businesses

By Seth Daniel If innovation, Millennials and technology jobs are coming to Revere and the North Shore, some advocates would argue that they’re coming by bicycle. “When you talk about transportation policy, the idea is to protect the job creator,” said Richard Fries, president of Mass Bike. “We’ve tailored all our transportation for a...
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Arrigo Announces Citywide Fitness Challenge and 5K

March 25, 2016
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Mayor Brian Arrigo is proud to announce that the Revere Citywide Fitness Challenge and 5K will return this year, in partnership with fitness-focused organizations from around the City. Residents will have the opportunity to sample classes from several health clubs, with an opportunity to win prizes. The celebration of fitness will culminate in the...
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Licensing Commission Welcomes New Use for Boulevard

March 25, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Boulevard on at 320 Revere Beach Blvd. has had a reputation as a raucous bar known for problems and police intervention, but business owner Jackson Gateman, who owns Renzo’s further down the boulevard, said that will change. The Revere Licensing Commission approved the transfer of an all alcohol restaurant...
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RHS Girls Fall Short

March 17, 2016
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RHS Girls Fall Short

COLORFUL MOVE: Against a backdrop of Woburn fans in brightly-colored attired, Revere’s Pam Gonzalez moves past Woburn’s Mya Blazejowski during the Lady Patriots’ Division 1 North championship game Saturday, March 12, at Whittier Tech. Woburn prevailed in the game, 58-46, ending the remarkable run this season for the Revere girls. They finish the season...
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From Judas to Jesus… Hill takes on Role in Passion Play

March 17, 2016
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From Judas to Jesus… Hill takes on Role in Passion Play

By Seth Daniel There are few acting roles that measure up to the difficulty of playing Jesus Christ, but Revere’s Gianni Hill has bore the burden once already, and this Palm Sunday at St. Anthony’s, he will premiere for the second year in a row as Jesus in the 13th annual Passion Play. Hill...
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A List of Top 100 Paid City Employees:Former Revere Public Schools Superintendent Paul Dakin Is Highest Paid at $366,497

March 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Top 100 highest paid employees from 2015 in the City of Revere were unveiled recently by the City Finance Department – with former Supt. Paul Dakin breaking all barriers in his last year with a total of $366,497 in compensation. No one aside from former Police Chief Terence Reardon has...
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Community Rallies to Fight Opioid Crisis

March 17, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A woman stopped by the walk-in center to learn how to get and use Narcan one day. A week later she calls the fire department because her son is overdosing. The firefighter save him with Narcan. Two days later he is dead. This is just one example of how the...
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Kelly Weighing All Options to Balance Budget:Sports Could be Affected

March 17, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Supt. of Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly said she is “weighing all options” in relation to the cost cutting measures she intends to implement in the schools’ budget. Those measures could affect the scheduling of Revere High School athletic home games in the future. Kelly stated in a story in last week’s...
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Council Approves New Flood Maps

March 17, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Although no one enthusiastically supports the revisions to the Federal government’s flood plain maps, the Revere City Council did approve them for the sake of the residents. Last week the City Council held a public hearing about the maps, and on Monday night, the council approved the maps. Ward 4...
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Revere High Girls Hoop Team Takes Lexington

March 11, 2016
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Revere High Girls Hoop Team Takes Lexington

Revere High’s Adanna Hector passes to teammate Valentina Pepic through a group of Lexington players during Saturday night’s exciting, come from behind, playoff win over Lexington, 64-45. The team had been down 32-19 at the half, but poured in 45 points in the second half to best Lexington.
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Dr Seuss Fan

March 11, 2016
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Dr Seuss Fan

Revere First Lady Daveen Arrigo and her son, Joseph, dressed as ‘Thing 1’ during the Whelan School’s Read Across America event celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Wednesday, March 2. Daveen and Joseph were at the school to help Mayor Brian Arrigo be a guest reader to the students at the school. Read Across...
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EBNHC CEO Lopes Appointed to BCBS of Mass Foundation

March 11, 2016
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EBNHC CEO Lopes Appointed to BCBS of Mass Foundation

By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center CEO Manny Lopes was one of two health care professionals appointed to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation Board of Directors. Lopes will join Dr. Thea James, MD, Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical as the two new appointees. “We are excited...
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Council Set to Vote on Flood Plain Maps

March 11, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council is expected to vote on the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) flood plain maps during its upcoming meeting on Monday. FEMA revised its flood maps, something it does every five years, and following the Katrina disaster down south in 2005. The Revere City Council held a public...
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Rotondo Seeks to Turn Old McKinley School into Recovery Treatment Center Resource Facility

March 11, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s been no secret that Revere and the area have been battling the disease of opioid addiction and Monday night one city councillor, in an attempt to create more beds to treat addicts, suggested using the McKinley School. Councillor George Rotondo made a motion to discuss the feasibility of turning...
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Ward 4 Crime Watch Meeting

March 11, 2016
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If you live, work or play in Ward 4 then you are invited to a crime watch and neighborhood gathering on Tuesday, March 15 from 6-7:15 pm at the Revere Recreation Center, 150 Beach St.
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Revere Everett Hockey Takes Second in State Tourney

March 4, 2016
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Revere Everett Hockey Takes Second in State Tourney

The Revere/Everett Squirt AA hockey team. Cooper Branzell, Cameron Correia, Chase Branzell, Jaydan Vargas, Matthew Lacroix, Ollie Svendson, John Nowicki, Austin Anunziata, Michael Popp, Andrew Craso, Mykell Sclovanec, Nicholas Simpson, Matthews Barbosa, Ivan Perez, Jake Ferraro, Coach Jamie Branzell, Assistant Coach Keith Correia, Assistant Coach Paul Nowicki, and Assistant Coach Carl Svendson. The team...
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Forever Young

March 4, 2016
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Forever Young

Nellie Grasso of Gore Road turned one hundred years old on her 25th birthday on leap day February 29th. Her son Dennis Grasso and her granddaughters Lisa Lowell and Dorene DeSisto threw a surprise party for her at Bruno’s Resturant in Lynn where her great grandson Josh Perez is a cook. Five generations of...
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A Method to his Science:Dello Russo Attends Science Conference in D.C.

March 4, 2016
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A Method to his Science:Dello Russo Attends Science Conference in D.C.

By Seth Daniel It was a simple fishing trip, and his curious nature, that sent Joe Dello Russo on a scientific journey that would – most recently – take him to Washington, D.C. as a state delegate to a professional science conference. Several years ago, Joe his two brothers and his father, John Sr.,...
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Council Tackles Canine Issues

March 4, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council may be going to dogs, addressing kennels and other canine concerns such as an increase in pit bull ownership, breeding, unlicensed dogs, loose dogs and abandoned dogs. Asst. Animal Control and Revere Police Officer Julie Malvarosa shared how some people have been cited numerous times for illegal...
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