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Recovery Thoughts to Show Film on Thursday Night

February 4, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock On Thursday night 150-200 people will view a documentary film, “The Anonymous People” directed by Greg Williams, at Revere High School. The film is about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drugs. The movie is being presented to the community by the non-profit...
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Boston, Wynn Come to Terms on Surrounding Community Agreement

January 29, 2016
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In the end, it was Mayor Martin Walsh and Wynn CEO Steve Wynn who got down to the nitty gritty – negotiating directly with one another all week on a Surrounding Community Agreement for Boston that has some accommodations for Charlestown, including mitigation money for traffic and the prospect of removing the Boston Water...
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Dodging Jonas

January 28, 2016
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Dodging Jonas

Ken Mason of Pemberton Street scrapes ice off the window of his car on Sunday morning once the first real snowstorm of the year had subsided, nicknamed Jonas. While Jonas walloped states to the south of Massachusetts, Revere and surrounding locales escaped heavy snowfall – leaving just enough for snow shovels and snowballs.
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City Officials Will Explore Building New High School

January 28, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It may be years in the making, but officials are taking the first step toward the building of a new Revere High School. Monday night the City Council, the Mayor and the Superintendent of Schools all agreed to file an application for funding of a new high school project with...
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Council Comm Appointments Posted

January 28, 2016
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City Council President     Jessica Giannino has announced the following committee appointments: Appointment & Personnel Administration  Committee Chairman Arthur Guinasso, Councillor Patrick Keefe Councillor Joanne McKenna Councillor Steven Morabito Councillor Charles Patch Economic Development & Planning Committee Chairman Patrick Keefe, Councillor Robert Haas Councillor Steven Morabito Councillor George Rotondo Councillor Anthony Zambuto Public Works Committee...
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City Officials Seek Help from DeLeo,Vincent to Renew Funding at GMS

January 28, 2016
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City Officials Seek Help from DeLeo,Vincent to Renew Funding at GMS

Revere School officials and Mayor Brian Arrigo welcomed Speaker Bob DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent to the Garfield Middle School (GMS) on Monday to discuss the renewal of the school’s Extended Learning Time (ELT) grant and the restoration of full funding for the program. The GMS joins the Whelan School and the Hill...
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Arrigo Holds Off on Having Inauguration Celebration

January 28, 2016
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There is too much work to be done to throw a party right now, Mayor Brian Arrigo said this week. Due to the mayoral recount that continued into December, Arrigo never had a chance to transition into office, but rather came in with only a few days to plan for the inauguration. He originally...
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‘Lucky’ at the Lincoln

January 22, 2016
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‘Lucky’ at the Lincoln

Lucky the Leprechaun slams home the basketball last Thursday at the Lincoln School after taking the ball out of the hands of Math Teacher Lani Cabra-Pini and Principal Jodie Gennodie, doing a flip in the air and jamming it. Lucky’s dunk show was part of a larger assembly brought to the Lincoln by the...
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Rizzo Will Run for State Senate Seat

January 22, 2016
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Rizzo Will Run for State Senate Seat

Saying that he still has the fire to serve the public, former Revere mayor Dan Rizzo has announced that he will be a candidate for the State Senate seat in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that includes the entire city of Revere. Rizzo also pointed to his impressive record of accomplishments during the...
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Morabito Announces Candidacy for Senate

January 22, 2016
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Morabito Announces Candidacy for Senate

After more than 15 years of serving our Commonwealth, Senator Anthony Petruccelli has elected to resign his seat as State Senator. As someone who is a life-long resident of the First Suffolk & Middlesex District, I’d like to thank him for representing us with such dedication and distinction. He is a true public servant...
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Arrigo Team Looking to Keep Revere Moving Forward

January 22, 2016
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Arrigo Team Looking to Keep Revere Moving Forward

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Getting the right team behind the daily functions of your office is one of the most important decisions a new Mayor can make. For Mayor Brian Arrigo the choices came with much thought, seeking the best and the brightest to advise the mayor, run daily operations and work together to...
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Giannino Outlines Goals As New Council President

January 22, 2016
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Giannino Outlines Goals As New Council President

By Cary Shuman Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino will stand at the podium for her first full meeting as president of the Revere City Council Monday night in the City Council Chambers. Giannino led a special meeting on inauguration night following her unanimous election as Council president. Monday’s meeting has a full agenda and Giannino will...
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Precinct 2 Getting Ready for Neighborhood Crime Watch

January 22, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Concerned neighbors, police officials and politicians met last Tuesday night at the Neighborhood Developers office on Walden Street to discuss the formation of a neighborhood crime watch group in the Precinct 2 area. Neighbors’ concerns about crime and other social issues prompted Precinct 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky and police to...
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Council President Giannino Will Not Seek Senate Post

January 22, 2016
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The following is the statement of Council President Jessica Giannino regarding the First Suffolk and Middlesex District Senate seat. “After giving tremendous consideration to the possibility of running in a Special Election to succeed Senator Anthony Pertucelli in the Massachusetts Senate, I have decided not to seek the seat at this time. I want...
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Senior Center Repairs Almost Completed

January 22, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Since Nov. 30 the senior citizens of Revere have adapted well to being relocated to the Mottolo Post at 10 Garafolo St. while roofing work goes on at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center at 25 Winthrop St. Director Stephen Fielding said he anticipates moving back to the senior center in the...
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Local Meeting on Flood Rate Maps Set for Jan 19

January 20, 2016
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Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and Revere city officials will host a meting to discuss the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the James J. Hill Elementary School Cafeteria, 51 Park Ave., Revere. ...
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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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