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Grand Opening at Philly Pretzel Factory

January 20, 2017
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Grand Opening at Philly Pretzel Factory

The Philly Pretzel Factory held a ribbon cutting last Friday at its new location at 4 Broadway with elected officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce. In front from left to right are: Councillors Steve Morabito, Robert Haas, State Rep. RoseLee Vincent, Councilor Arthur Guainasso, owner Robert Gesek, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Jane Gesek....
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Olympic Silver Medal

January 20, 2017
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Olympic Silver Medal

Angelo Testa-Duffy gets the Silver Medal treatment as Paralympian Doran Weber lets the Hill School student try on his medal from the rowing competition at the Rio Games from last summer. Looking on is student Susan Lemus Chavez and professional soccer player Stephanie McCaffrey. The Olympians were on hand last Friday, Jan. 13, at...
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The First Choice:RHS Senior Anela Demir Commits to Boston University

January 20, 2017
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The First Choice:RHS Senior Anela Demir Commits to Boston University

By Taylor Giuffre-Catalano “I’ve known that Boston University was the right choice for me even before I entered high school,” explained Revere High School senior, Anela Demir, who recently committed to the prestigious Boston University. Demir earned her place in the class of 2021 via early decision, a method of college application in which...
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State School Funds in Flux

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Revere Public Schools officials are feeling a bit of the ‘limbo’ this month as enrollments in Revere are soaring and state school funding decisions are still in flux regarding how they will approach last year’s problem of classifying ‘economically disadvantaged’ students. Supt. Dianne Kelly said this week they are waiting for...
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Disability Commission Seeks Input from Public

January 20, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Commission on Disabilities is back in business and is seeking the public’s input on a couple of ideas. Two issues the commission will be working on is the need for an office space for the commission and the handicap parking signs used in front of some homes. Co-chair Ralph...
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EBNHC Looking to Build New Facility in City

January 20, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is looking to expand its services in Revere with a new building on Garofola Street on the site of the Mottola Post for its PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) program for the elderly. The healthcare provider is requesting a variance for...
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News Briefs

January 20, 2017
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VOYAGE TO THE OTHER SIDE On January 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 100 Boardman St., East Boston, there will be a fundraiser benefit for Those Who Can for Those in Need,  with Mediums Kristen Gallagher and Gay Lemons. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. (cash bar). The Mediums will begin to reach out...
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RHS Takes to the Ice at Frozen Fenway

January 13, 2017
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RHS Takes to the Ice at Frozen Fenway

The Revere players gather for a photo with Mayor Brian Arrigo before the Frozen Fenway scrimmage against Pembroke last Thursday, Jan. 5, at Fenway Park. Revere and Pembroke battled it out to a 3-3 tie, with Revere tying the scrimmage during the last few ticks of the clock.
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Last Call

January 13, 2017
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Last Call

DeMainos Restaurant owners Lenny and LJ celebrated June Racca Bille’s last night behind the bar at DeMainos. June has been serving it up for 40 years.
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Council Begins Session for the 2017 Year

January 13, 2017
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Council Begins Session for the 2017 Year

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It was a smooth transition of power on the Revere City Council Monday night when Robert Haas Jr. was voted in as City Council President for 2017 and Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe was voted in as City Council Vice President. Both were sworn in by Assistant City Clerk Joanne...
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Arrigo Explains Position on Police Chief

January 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo said his decision not to renew Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli’s contract is neither personal nor political. On Monday morning, Arrigo said the five-year contract for Cafarelli will be up for renewal on June 30 and clause in the contract maintains that he must let Cafarelli know six...
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ConCom Continues Public Hearing on Old Shaw’s Site

January 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A civil engineer working with Gate Residential appeared before the Conservation Commission last Wednesday night to begin the public hearing process and explained the developers notice of intent and to get the project started. In addition, Bob O’Brien, Director of Economic Development for the city, said the building at 205...
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News Briefs

January 13, 2017
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WATER Pipe breaks  on Oak Island rd. Water service has been restored after a water break on Oak Island Road last Thursday around 4 p.m. The impact was felt on  Woodland Road, Hansen Terrace, Flint Street. View Street, Putnam Road, Maggi Road and Lynnview Street, as well as possibly parts of Glendale Street. Department...
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Nick Bua Honored

January 6, 2017
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Nick Bua Honored

Councillor Ira Novoselsky presented retiring Director of the Revere Veterans Services Depatment Nick Bua with a special plaque to commemorate his service to country and City.
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Police Chief Cafarelli’s Contract Not to be Renewed

January 6, 2017
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Police Chief Cafarelli’s Contract Not to be Renewed

By Cary Shuman Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli has confirmed that his contract as chief will not be renewed when it expires in June. Cafarelli told the Journal Tuesday that Mayor Brian Arrigo informed him in writing last week that he will not be reappointed as chief of the Revere Police Deparment. Cafarelli said...
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Local Painter Captures Former Fire Chief, Others with Expert Touch

January 6, 2017
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Local Painter Captures Former Fire Chief, Others with Expert Touch

By Seth Daniel When former Fire Chief Gene Doherty gathered at his home with a full house of family members of Christmas Eve, he had no idea what was coming. In fact, with his entire family watching, his brother, John Doherty, unveiled a large painting by Mark Martelli of the recently retired Fire Chief...
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RHS Students, Staff Mourn Sudden Loss of Teacher

January 6, 2017
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RHS Students, Staff Mourn Sudden Loss of Teacher

By Seth Daniel Long-time Revere High (RHS) history and English teacher Richard Caprio died rather suddenly on Dec. 27 while undergoing a routine treatment at the hospital. Caprio, 64, began his teaching career in 1981 at Christopher Columbus High School in Boston, and then transferred over to Dom Savio High School in East Boston,...
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Councillors List Top Priorities to be Tackled in 2017

January 6, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A new year for the City Council means more projects ahead for the councillors., both in their wards and across the city. Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna said she has three goals for the upcoming year. First, to create an MBTA bus stop at the Target and Stop & Shop...
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News Briefs

January 6, 2017
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NEWMAN NAMED PRESIDNT AT HHMA Michael Newman, MD, FACP, CPE, has been named president of Hallmark Health Medical Associates (HHMA) and system vice president of Hallmark Health System. Dr. Newman has been successfully serving as interim president of HHMA, Hallmark Health’s employed provider organization, since September. Dr. Newman is a board-certified gastroenterologist who has...
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The Eighth Wonder:Lincoln School Student Jonathan Reyes Excels in All-America National Tournament

January 4, 2017
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The Eighth Wonder:Lincoln School Student Jonathan Reyes Excels in All-America National Tournament

By Cary Shuman Jonathan Reyes is 8 years old and loves to play baseball. And his career is certainly off to an auspicious start. While competing in the All-America Youth Baseball Games in Samford, Fla. last week, Jonathan helped lead his team to the championship game of the national tournament. The son of Sergio...
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