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The Banana Boat Celebrates 40th Anniversary

June 30, 2017
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The Banana Boat Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Story and photos by Marianne Salza The turquoise blue anchor and three American flags at the peak of the Banana Boat Ice Cream stand have been iconic symbols on Revere Beach for 40 years, attracting generations of customers and visitors from across the country. A busy, loving, and entertaining family is how sisters and...
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Councillors Approve Mayor’s 2018 Budget

June 30, 2017
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Councillors Approve Mayor’s 2018 Budget

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council approved a $184 million budget Monday night for fiscal year 2018, which goes into effect July 1. “This is one of the leanest I’ve seen in recent years with only a three percent increase over last year’s budget,” said Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, who is chairman...
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Still Waiting:Hill School Construction Issues Have Officials Reluctant to Sign-Off

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Hill School on Park Avenue might be the most striking and well-designed building of the City’s five new schools, but underneath the bricks and glass lies some serious problems that – even after three years – have yet to be resolved. The Hill School opened its doors in August 2015,...
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New Hotel Proposed for the Beach at Shipwreck

June 30, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A new $15 million hotel project is being pitched to the city council and while there is work to do the enthusiasm for the project is showing. JBX Developers of East Boston is seeking permission from the city council to build a 175 room hotel at 49-54 Revere Beach Boulevard...
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Councillors Get Into Heated Debate Over Potential Police Reorganization

June 30, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It seemed like the Fourth of July with rockets going in every direction at Monday’s night meeting of the City Council. Councillor George Rotondo put in a motion at the City Council meeting Monday night to have the city council go on record for a vote of confidence for Police...
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News Briefs

June 30, 2017
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Fourth of July Fun planned Mayor Brian Arrigo and the Revere Recreation Department will present Fourth of July Fun at the SBA/Whelan Field, 107 Newhall St., on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy music, pony rides, inflatables and face painting. There will also be BBQ, slush, popcorn and cotton candy. Fun...
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Revere Officials Meet the Governor

June 23, 2017
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Revere Officials Meet the Governor

Revere Director of Finance George Anzuoni attended an event recently for Gov. Charlie Baker, along with several other friends including former Senate President Robert Travaglini. Pictured (L-R) are Joe Herd, Councillor Anthony Zambuto, Governor Charlie Baker, Robert Travaglini, George Anzuoni, Director of Finance, and Larry Lucchino, Owner of the Boston Red Sox.
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Recognizing the Revere Beautification Committee

June 23, 2017
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Recognizing the Revere Beautification Committee

Mickey “Say No To Drugs” Casoli sees the great job that the members of the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) do in the community on a volunteer basis year after year. On the 15th anniversary of the RBC, Casoli wanted to give RBC members special recognition. Casoli and few of his friends gathered in Beachmont...
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Arrigo Names Guido as New Interim Chief:Longtime Police Captain to Head Force While New Initiatives are Being Explored

June 23, 2017
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Arrigo Names Guido as New Interim Chief:Longtime Police Captain to Head Force While New Initiatives are Being Explored

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo has announced that Captain James Guido will be the interim Police Chief of Revere beginning on July 1. Arrigo opted not to renew the contract earlier this year with the present Chief Joseph Cafarelli, whose last day will be June 30. Guido has been on the Revere...
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Councillors Looking to Solve Trash Issues

June 23, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council held an abbreviated meeting Monday night tackling a few motions. Motions by Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe about Harry Della Russo stadium got some interest. Keefe put in two motions to bolster patrols for the stadium in the summer time and combat trash. Specifically, Keefe would like...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Returns on July 21

June 23, 2017
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The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the dates and theme for the 2017 International Sand Sculpting Festival, hosted on America’s first public beach, Revere Beach, established in 1896. The annual festival draws upwards of 900,000 spectators from all over the country who come to watch master sand sculptors compete for first prize...
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News Briefs

June 23, 2017
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RHS CLASS OF 1965 TO HOLD REUNION The Revere High School Class of 1965 is turning 70! Let’s celebrate Saturday, June 24, at The Marina at the Wharf, 543 North Shore Road, Revere at 7 p.m. Music will be by DJ Stevie Ray. Casual dress is the attire. Please RSVP by June 23 and...
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‘Bubba’ Surprised by Revere High Students on Retirement

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel She could often be found roaming the hallways, or sitting at the front desk, of Revere High School (RHS), and more often than not, Paula ‘Bubba’ Stevenson was searching for students without their IDs or students that needed to be put back in line. But the truth of the matter was...
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Revere Residents Respond with Outpouring of Help for Fire Victims

June 23, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Victims of last week’s four-alarm fire were literally left with nothing except the clothes on their back and the residents and officials have come out in full support of the families, providing food, shelter, moral support and more. Mayor Brian Arrigo has formed a Relief Fund for families victimized by...
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Update on the 41 – 45 Taft Street Fire:Cause of Fire Still Undetermined

June 23, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Officials still do not have a cause of last week’s early morning fire at 41 and 45 Taft St. that left 18 people homeless. According to officials, the fire started at the rear of 41 Taft St. Both homes sustained extensive damage and so far 41 Taft St. residence has...
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Fiesta Shows Donates Fried Dough Stand

June 17, 2017
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Fiesta Shows Donates Fried Dough Stand

Fiesta Shows donated a fried dough truck and waters to the Annual RHS Senior BBQ (this year was a little different since the Class of 2017 has been known to “make history”). Due to the weather, it was a beach/game night in the RHS gym with over 200 students attending. Pictured is Russell from...
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Revere Fitness Challenge

June 17, 2017
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Revere Fitness Challenge

2nd Place Finisher for boys in the 1 Mile Fun Run was Enzo Franca. Pictured above he shows off the medal he earned.
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Taft Street Fire Leaves 18 Homeless:Early Morning Fire Destroys Two Homes; Neighboring Structures Sustain Damage

June 17, 2017
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Taft Street Fire Leaves 18 Homeless:Early Morning Fire Destroys Two Homes; Neighboring Structures Sustain Damage

By Sue Ellen Woodcock A four-alarm fire broke out on Taft Street Tuesday morning around 4:15 a.m. in the same neighborhood hit by a tornado in 2014 leaving 18 people homeless. When firefighters arrived they found two homes ablaze at 41 and 45 Tafts St. and soon found there was a problem with the...
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Arrigo Talks About Hiring Process and Residency Waiver

June 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo continued the conversation of residency waivers last week with the city council and this week he is sharing that his Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is leaving June 30 because his residency waiver is about to expire. CAO Omar Boukili, who resides in Somerville and is also running...
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Fall Election Looks to be More Active than in Previous Years

June 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock So far it looks like election races are heating up for councillors in Revere and for the School Committee as well. In the councillor-at-large race there are 10 candidates for five seats. Dimple Rana has pulled papers and jumped into the ring. Joining her in a run against incumbents will...
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