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Candidates Take Out Nomination Papers

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It looks like this election year is going to contain a few challenges, at least when it comes to races for councillor-at-large, as well as Ward 2, Ward 3, and Ward 5. Candidates were allowed to start taking out nomination papers on May 1 and have until July 11 to...
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Board of Health Bans Synthetic Marijuana

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Effective immediately,  the Board of Health has banned the sale of synthetic marijuana also known as K2, Spice and Scooby Snacks. “We’re taking a loophole and closing it,” Mayor Brian Arrigo said during Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Health. The issue of synthetic marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids came to...
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News Briefs

May 5, 2017
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Crews begin work on Broadway Crews started last week working on the Broadway Improvement projects. The project is expected to last 60 — 90 days. Site development will include installing light bases and related conduit from Mountain Avenue to Revere Street. Marchese & Sons Construction Company will be replacing sidewalks which had previously not...
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Councillors Seek Answers on Wonderland

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council has lost its patience with the owners of Wonderland Dog Track, not just over the condition of the property but the thousands of cars being parked at Wonderland from rental car agencies and car dealerships. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers was fuming as he demanded the owners...
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State Outlines Garfield School Street Project

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock MassDOT held a public hearing last Wednesday night and outlined the street work that will be done in the area of the Garfield School to make walking and biking safer for students. As part of its Safe Routes to School program, MassDOT will be embarking on a $1.3 million project...
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May Day Demonstrators at City Hall

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock In true May 1 fashion,  demonstrators stood in front of Revere City Hall and in the back of the City Council Chambers Monday evening carried signs supporting the rights of workers. Also known as International Workers Day, May 1 has traditionally be known as May Day. The protest was organized...
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Wynn Boston Harbor Meets with Suffolk Downs Workers

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than 60 Suffolk Downs workers and their union leadership met with the Wynn Boston Harbor team on Saturday, April 29, at the Hilton Garden Inn at East Boston to talk about employment opportunities. In 2014, Wynn announced that it would give job preference to hundreds of Suffolk Downs employees if...
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Local Students Work with Governor

April 29, 2017
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Local Students Work with Governor

Governor Charlie Baker takes a selfie with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, District Attorney Dan Conley, members of the DA’s Youth Advisory Council, local students Anthony DelVecchio representing St. Mary’s in Lynn, and John DiGregorio, representing Revere High School, and other partners at Boston Latin Academy in Boston on Tuesday in support of a bill...
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DCR Puts Full-Time Worker to Watch Belle Isle Marsh

April 29, 2017
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DCR Puts Full-Time Worker to Watch Belle Isle Marsh

By Sue Ellen Woodcock To those who frequent the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation Sean Riley is just the person needed to make sure the marsh thrives and that it remains the great resource that it is. Riley, a DCR Forest and Park Supervisor, will be working full-time at the marsh for the next six...
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Science Brings Students to School During Vacation Week

April 29, 2017
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Science Brings Students to School During Vacation Week

By Seth Daniel Maybe it’s in the water. Maybe it’s a covert experiment. Whatever it might be, while most students headed for the beach or snoozed late into the day, nearly 73 students voluntarily flocked to the Paul Revere School over School Vacation Week to participate in STEM Camp – a three-day instructional camp...
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Clarification

April 29, 2017
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In a story that ran on April 12 issue, we incorrectly reported.about and Office of Campaign the Political  Finance fining the Rizzo Campaign $4,500.  It should have read the amount the committee paid to OCPF ($4500) was for the amount of all excess individual contributions received, excess lobbyist contribution, and one miscellaneous receipt not...
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Election 2017 Starts Monday:Nomination Papers to Become Available

April 29, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The local election scene begins in earnest on May 1 when candidates for offices can take out nomination papers starting at 8:15 a.m. Voters will go to the polls in this year’s municipal election, that will not include a mayoral race on November 7 if a preliminary election is not...
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RHS’s Garcia to Remain Here Next Year

April 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Principal Lourenco Garcia will remain the leader of Revere High School (RHS) next year, after exploring a superintendent’s position on the North Shore. Garcia said he briefly explored the superintendent of schools position in Peabody recently, but did not choose to go any further with that process. “No I am not...
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News Briefs

April 29, 2017
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NARFE to meet The North Shore Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold its free monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 3, at 1 pm at the Torigian Senior Center, 75R Central Street, Peabody.  The chapter will review the status of proposed legislation affecting the Federal community and will review...
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Easter Celebrations Around the City

April 22, 2017
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Easter Celebrations Around the City

Orlando Abrego portraying Jesus (center) during 5th annual re-enactment of Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion at Immaculate Conception Church on Good Friday, April 14. It was the fifth annual re-enactment for IC, said Father Daniel Lazo.
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Year of the Rooster

April 22, 2017
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Year of the Rooster

Victoria Phan and Roselynn Sonng stand with the rest of their Angkor Dance group as they wait to go out and perform on Saturday, April 15, at the Cambodian New Year Festival. Every year, the Revere Buddhist Temple holds a day-long block party on Thornton Street to celebrate the new year. This year, they...
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Bianco Sausage Leaving After 57 Years in Revere:Doors Set to Close Thursday April 27

April 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock When Joseph Bianco Sr opened Bianco Sausage at 375 Revere St. he began a Revere institution with a product that now reaches across the country. Bianco’s Sausage is moving its home to Medford . for more square footage and even more sausage links. The business purchased the old Hoff’s Bakery...
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Rent-A-Tool to Close April 25 After 63 Years in Business

April 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock One of Revere’s oldest family businesses will be closing April 25. Rent -a -Tool on North Shore Road has been an institution for the last 63 years in Revere, supplying generators, trucks, light towers, blowers, a Bobcat and just about any other piece of equipment you can think of. At...
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Police Investigating Shots Fired at Showcase Lot Over Weekend

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a flurry of police activity on Sunday night and into Monday morning at the Showcase Cinema parking lot, the investigation into the shots fired call has moved toward street-level detective work to find the culprit responsible for firing a gun and causing massive chaos. The incident occurred in the parking...
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Officials Weigh in on Uproar Easter Sunday

April 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Saturday night’s shooting outside of the Revere Carnival and the Showcase Cinemas could prove to be the straw that broke the camel’s back. “We are currently evaluating the situation and will determine whether an event like the carnival can take place in Revere moving forward,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “As...
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