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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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Revere Police are Looking to Send Message with Major Cocaine Bust

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After more than a two-months investigation and 34 undercover buys, Revere Police announced on Monday the takedown of a Revere crack cocaine and cocaine drug organization operating in Beachmont and Shirley Avenue. The Revere Police Departments Drug / Gang Unit concluded the narcotics investigation with 12 arrests for Distribution of a...
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City Council Begins Planning FY18 Budget

June 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council Ways and Means Committee began budget sessions Monday night and they expect to continue tomorrow night discussing the details of the city’s operating budget. Councillors heard from heads of several departments including police, fire and technology. The city’s total budget is $180 million, including the school department...
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Revere High School Junior Book Awards 2017

June 9, 2017
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Revere High School Junior Book Awards 2017

Revere High School honored outstanding students in the junior class (2018) with the presentation of College Book Awards. The students, shown with School Committee members and school officials, were recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, character, and community service. For a list of the award recipients,
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Filmic Society Movie Debuts

June 9, 2017
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Filmic Society Movie Debuts

‘Heaven Lost’ director George Hannah with actress Carmen Amaro and editor/cinematographer Paul Amato pictured at Showcase Cinemas the night of their m,ovie screening.
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Water and Sewer Work Still Costing Taxpayers Millions

June 9, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The EPA consent decree slapped on the city 10 years ago continues to cost millions of dollars and raise the ire of some public officials. Monday night, councillors approved the borrowing of $11.815 Million dollars to continue work on the city water and sewer service. Of the millions approved, $3.5...
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Revere High Graduation to Take Place Thursday, June 8

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Revere High School will  hold its annual commencement ceremonies on Thursday night, June 8, in Harry Della Russo Stadium at 6 p.m. This year’s class is one of the largest in many years, with more than 400 students in the class. Valedictorian Samantha Rosa and Salutatorian Hayley Petrozzelli will address...
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News Briefs

June 9, 2017
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COLUMBUS DAY PArADE FUNDRAISER One of Revere’s longest-standing traditions, the Columbus Day Parade, takes place again on Monday, October 9. Held biannually rotating between Revere and East Boston, the Parade honors the region’s Italian-American cultural heritage. Mayor Brian Arrigo is excited to announce that this year’s parade website is live at http://www.revere.org/parade/. The page...
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Memorial Day Services 2017:Officials Remind Audience of Sacrifices Made to Keep America Safe

June 2, 2017
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Memorial Day Services 2017:Officials Remind Audience of Sacrifices Made to Keep America Safe

By Sue Ellen Woodcock More than 100 people braved the misty, overcast weather Monday morning in front of the American Legion building on Broadway as the city remembered those who gave their lives so ours can be free. Under the tents set up on the lawn of the American Legion post on Broadway were...
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Suffolk Downs New Owner Lays Out Development Plan

June 2, 2017
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By John Lynds Former Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Thomas O’Brien’s development firm HYM announced it has closed on its purchase of Suffolk Downs last Friday. O’Brien’s firm, who has made a name for itself as the developer of several mixed use development projects at North Point in Cambridge, the Government Center Garage Bullfinch...
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Rosa Named Valedictorian in ‘Exceptional’ Class at RHS

June 2, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Revere High School (RHS) announced that senior Samantha Rosa is the valedictorian of this year’s class, and Hayley Petrozzelli is the salutatorian. Both will lead a class of more than 400 students – one of the largest classes in years – across the stage next week, June 8, when RHS holds...
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News Briefs

June 2, 2017
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One Beach to Receive LEED Certification The Neighborhood Developers announces that it expects to receive LEED certification for its housing development One Beach, located in downtown Revere. LEED is a nationally recognized standard for sustainable development, created by the U.S. Green Building Council, to honor buildings of different types and uses that are designed...
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Boncore Amendment Targets Opioid Crisis

June 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Just as Legislators were wrapping up work on the FY 18 budget last week, State Sen. Joe Boncore proposed and got passed an amendment that would direct the Department of Public Health to study whether or not supervised injection sites could work in Massachusetts. Boncore noted that there were 2,069...
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Save Harbor/Save Bay Issues Report On Water Quality at Revere Beach in ’16

June 2, 2017
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The environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released their annual Beach Water Quality Report Card on the Metropolitan Region’s public beaches on Friday, May 26, 2017 – just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The report card is based on water quality data collected during the 2016 beach season on 15 public...
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Meeting Them in Morocco:Beachmont Teachers Will Travel to Morocco to Learn More about Student Culture

June 2, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two Beachmont teachers will spend several weeks traveling through Morocco this summer in order to learn more about the culture of a rapidly growing demographic of students in their school. Irene Cassidy and Chelsey Pollack, English Language Learner (ELL) teachers at the Beachmont, will spend three weeks in Morocco this summer...
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