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Parents Calling for Backup Plan After Bus Leaves Kids in the Cold

January 20, 2016
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A handful of parents whose children were stranded in the cold last Thursday morning when a school bus never showed up are calling this week for the schools to institute a backup plan for such situations – something that currently doesn’t exist. At least four parents expressed frustration over the situation that unfolded Thursday...
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New Feature by Arrigo to Appear in Journal

January 20, 2016
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As Mayor Brian Arrigo begins his first year in office, he is looking forward to answering your questions in a monthly “Ask the Mayor” segment here in the Revere Journal. Please send your questions to the Mayor’s office either by mail or by e-mail. On the second Wednesday of each month, Mayor Arrigo will...
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Residents Getting Powerball Fever

January 20, 2016
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Residents Getting Powerball Fever

Powerball has hit a staggering and record breaking $1.5 billion and hundreds of residents are running to their favorite corner store to buy tickets for Wednesday night’s drawing. While the odds of becoming instantly rich Wednesday night are 1 in 292,201,338, it hasn’t stopped the throngs of people buying tickets and it seems everywhere...
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ConCom Approves Amendments for Project

January 20, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Conservation Commission approved an amendment to the order of conditions for the Baystone Development which proposes to build a five-story apartment building at 526-546 Revere Beach Boulevard. According to Richard Salvo, of Engineering Alliance Inc., Saugus, these amendments are minor modifications to the order of conditions due to the...
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First Day on the Job:Brian Arrigo Inaugurated As Mayor of Revere

January 7, 2016
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Brian Arrigo was inaugurated as the mayor of Revere in an impressive ceremony Monday night at a packed Council Chambers inside City Hall. City Clerk Ashley Melnik administered the oath of office to Arrigo, who was elected as mayor in November in a close race with incumbent mayor Dan Rizzo and then officially declared...
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Robber Demands Opiates from Pharmacist

January 7, 2016
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Police are searching for a man who robbed the CVS Pharmacy at Northgate, allegedly referencing that he had a gun and would use it if the pharmacist didn’t hand over opiate pills. In what is a first in this area for the opiate crisis, a pharmacist was robbed of opiates. The robbery occurred on...
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Businesses on Shirley Avenue look to Organize into an Association

January 7, 2016
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Businesses on Shirley Avenue look to Organize into an Association

For years, Shirley Avenue has been a bustling center of business, but none of the businesses have ever been able to unite behind creating a unified district as exists in our areas. That, however, has changed recently as businesses have begun to unite to form one voice. There were occasional complaints, or calls for...
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Giannino Elected City Council President

January 7, 2016
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Giannino Elected City Council President

Jessica A. Giannino was elected unanimously as the president of the Revere City Council Monday night during a special session following the 2016 Oath of Office Ceremony in the City Council Chambers. Giannino, a 24-year-old graduate of Salem State University, is beginning her third term as a councillor-at-large. She has topped the ticket with...
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Proudly Pinned

December 31, 2015
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Proudly Pinned

Firefighter Virginia (Eydenberg) Segee is promoted to lieutenant in the Revere Fire Department. She received her pin from her son Massachusetts State Trooper Keith Segee. She is the first female firefighter in Revere and the second female lieutenant.
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Recount Affirms Arrigo’s Victory

December 31, 2015
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Recount Affirms Arrigo’s Victory

By Sue Ellen Woodcock After a nearly nine hour recount that spread over two days it has been confirmed that Councillor at-Large Brian Arrigo will be the next mayor of Revere, topping incumbent Dan Rizzo with a vote of 5,210 to 5,102. When the announcement was made Rizzo shook hands with Arrigo and offered...
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Club Told To Hire Detail Officer

December 31, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The License Commission wants Taqueria Eucalipto II Corp., doing business as the Las Vegas Restaurant at 107 Shirley Ave. to get control of its patrons and the amount of alcohol being served there. In addition, the club is to have a paid police officer detail in place. Last Wednesday the...
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Revere’s Man of the Year:John Hamel is the Leading Force Behind Sand Sculpting Festival

December 31, 2015
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Revere’s Man of the Year:John Hamel is the Leading Force Behind Sand Sculpting Festival

High above Revere Beach last July on the Ferris Wheel during the International Sand Sculpting Festival, one could only marvel at the mobs of people having good, safe and clean fun on Revere Beach. It’s also not hard to remember that Revere Beach was neither good, safe or clean a short distance in the...
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Revere’s Woman of the Year:Lisa Cutting is a Tireless Advocate for Abused Animals

December 31, 2015
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Dogs can’t talk, but as long as Lisa Cutting is around, they don’t need to. The tireless advocate for bringing attention to the increasingly startling inhumane treatment of animals by some owners throughout Revere and the surrounding areas has not stopped her mission in 2015. Her mission is letting the public know, quite loudly...
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Study Shows Substance Abuse Still Largest Concern in Revere

December 31, 2015
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The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has completed its tri-annual Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy in Revere, Chelsea and Charlestown and have found many of the same concerns as when the first assessment was done in 2012. The top concerns in all three communities was, first, substance abuse and, second, crime/violence – which were...
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2015 in Revere: The Year in Review

December 31, 2015
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Nationwide, the year 2015 isn’t getting rave reviews. Most, in fact, have rated it less than stellar according to the numerous opinion polls taken as of late. In Revere, there were a fair amount of ups and downs as well. The biggest stories of the year here were likely snow and local politics –...
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Time To Give Back

December 24, 2015
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Time To Give Back

Nine-year-old Nate Hill inspects the load of food in the bed of a pickup truck that will carry meals over to the Garfield School for distribution to needy Revere families. The Immaculate Conception meal pantry activates during the holidays each year, and residents gathered a variety food this past Saturday, Dec. 19, at the...
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Christmas Gift:Revere Police, Everett Dog Rescuer Save Christmas for Young Man

December 24, 2015
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Christmas Gift:Revere Police, Everett Dog Rescuer Save Christmas for Young Man

By Katy Rogers and  Seth Daniel Kristopher Sarno only wanted a dog for Christmas, but he got scammed instead. Basking in that disappointment, the 20-year-old Sarno never imagined the Revere Police Department and Everett dog rescuer Stacia Gorgone would knock on his door last Thursday evening, Dec. 17, with a new puppy, dressed in...
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Recount is On:Judge Orders Recount For Mayoral Election

December 24, 2015
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Justice Heidi Brieger ordered that the City of Revere Election Commission conduct a recount of the votes cast in the Nov. 3 Revere mayoral election in a ruling Thursday afternoon at Suffolk Superior Court. Brieger also ordered that the recount “be undertaken and completed” before Jan. 4, 2016. Mayor Dan Rizzo lost his bid...
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Officials Will Begin Task on Monday

December 24, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Now that the courts have decided there should be a recount of the Mayoral race that was held Nov. 3, officials are preparing themselves for it to begin in two sessions next Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29. According to Election Commissioner Diane Colella, the first session of the...
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Dakin Officially Leaves Revere Schools Today

December 24, 2015
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As Supt. Emeritus Paul Dakin walks out the door of his office for the last time today, Dec. 23, he’ll be closing the door on the achievement of more than a few goals in the schools that many thought were unattainable when he took the reins 15 years ago. Dakin will officially retire today...
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