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Officials,Colleagues, and Family Unveil Robert J Haas Jr.’s Portrait at City Hall

December 22, 2017
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Officials,Colleagues, and Family Unveil Robert J Haas Jr.’s Portrait at City Hall

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night a portrait of the late Councillor and former Mayor Robert J. Haas Jr. was unveiled in the Revere City Hall chambers in front of the councillors,  Haas’ family and various city officials. The city council president and former, four-term mayor passed away unexpectedly on July 2. Ward 3...
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Council says Yes to More Micro-Units:22 Units Approved for Yeamans Street Development

December 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council and the Zoning Board of Appeals have given the go ahead for a new development for a 22-micro-unit building at 14 Yeamans St. Last week, the Zoning Board received a letter of support from the city’s Economic Development Department and heard from neighbors in opposition.  The Zoning...
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A Perfect Gift: The Revere Beach Book

December 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock There’s a bit of a history buff in all of us, especially when it comes to Revere Beach. No one loved this beach more than Peter McCauley, a columnist for the Revere Journal for years. Recently, the Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation released the second edition of McCauley’s...
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The Economics of College: Students Open Eyes to the Cost of Debt in College Decisions

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s a little something that Revere High economics teacher Joe Ciccarello’s students refer to as “Cicc Gold.” Those little nuggets of information are often off the script of the senior economics class’s textbook curriculum, but they have become likely more helpful to the future of Revere students than any of the...
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There’s a Saying for That

December 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Anyone driving south on North Shore Road, or anyone stuck in traffic on the same route might be missing a little inspiration that used to be on a sign board in front of an auto shop. For years, Alan “Doc” Kagan got a kick out of sharing quotations that might...
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Sen Elizabeth Warren Urges Congress to Restore Funding to Community Health Centers like EBNHC

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds In an Op-Ed that appeared in Stat News on Monday, Dec. 18, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren called House Republicans onto the carpet for halting federal funding to the nation’s Community Health Centers, like East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), while working on cutting taxes for the “wealthy.”   “I love community...
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Plan,Wash Hands, and Stay Healthy for the Holidays

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The holidays present a unique month-long time of the year when people often can find themselves in a much different pattern than during the rest of the year. Such changes can often lead to unhealthy behaviors or illnesses – and triggers for those struggling with overeating disorders or substance use disorders....
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St Anthony’s Church Holds Breakfast with Santa

December 13, 2017
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St Anthony’s Church Holds Breakfast with Santa

Tony Gordino enjoying his visit with Santa last Sunday morning during the St. Anthony’s Church Breakfast with Santa.
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Beachmont Christmas Tree Lighting

December 13, 2017
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Beachmont Christmas Tree Lighting

The residents of Beachmont along with the Beachmont Improvement Committee held their annual tree-lighting ceremony on Sunday,Dec. 10 at Douglas Cummings Square. Attendees got to enjoy a visit from Santa, hot chocolate, cookies, and more. Pictured above, students from the Beachmont School lead the crowd in a few Christmas carols.
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Scrooged Again:MSBA Rejects City’s Application to Get Funding for New High School

December 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the second, straight year, Revere High School (RHS) officials and district leaders are facing a holiday season with a huge disappointment on their minds. That’s because for the second, straight year, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has declined to invite Revere into it’s project pipeline for what would be...
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McKenna Files Motion to Test City Hall’s Air-Quality

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Believing the Revere City Hall is a sick building, Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna has filed a motion to have the mayor arrange to have an air-quality test performed throughout the 120 year-old building. At Monday night’s meeting of the City Council, McKenna said she is concerned for the people...
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News Briefs

December 13, 2017
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Revere Beautification Committee HOLDS dinner The members of the Revere Beautification Committee celebrated another successful year at their annual Christmas Dinner. Among the many accomplishments are the Barrel Program, the Island Beautification Program, and the Beautiful Home/Business Recognition Programs. The RBC is a volunteer committee whose mission is “to improve the image of the...
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EBSB Raises $75K at Holiday Auction for Local Charities

December 13, 2017
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East Boston Savings Bank’s 32nd annual holiday auction raised over $75,000 for local charities. EBSB employees, family, friends and vendors gathered at the Danversport Yacht Club where items donated by bank employees, family members, local businesses and vendors were auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Other items others were offered through various raffles that...
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Revere Residents Voice Opinions to DEP on Wheelabrator Landfill

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Concerned citizens of Saugus and Revere attended a public hearing in Saugus on Nov. 30 as the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a public hearing regarding Wheelabrator, the trash-to-energy plant on Route 107 in Saugus. Last month the DEP issued a provisional decision approving  Wheelabrator’s application to continue using...
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SUDI Office Updates Councillors

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s been a little over a year since the Substance Use Disorder Initiative (SUDI) office opened on Revere Street, and Councillor George Rotondo invited its director to give an update to the City Council during its Dec. 4 meeting. The SUDI office heads up the local battle against the opioid...
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HYM Releases Plans, Shares Their Goals and Project Timeline

December 13, 2017
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The following statement has been issued from the HYM Investment Group, LLC, owners of the Suffolk Downs Race Track site.   Suffolk Downs is a 161-acre thoroughbred horse-racing facility located within East Boston and Revere, with approximately 109 acres of the site in East Boston, and approximately 52 acres in Revere. The racing facility...
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Arrigo and Mayors Coalition Look to Increase Housing Stock

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Leaders from 14 cities and towns, including Revere, in the Greater Boston area have banded together to form the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition of Greater Boston to address housing stock, accessibility and affordability. “The housing challenges that burden Revere and other communities in the Greater Boston area cannot be overcome individually.,”...
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Legislators Away on Trip to Israel with JCRC

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock State Rep. RoseLee Vincent and State Sen. Joseph Boncore are among 13 Massachusetts legislators traveling to Israel this week with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. Legislators left last Thursday, and are expected to return on Dec. 17. The nine-day trip is paid for by the JCRC, a...
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Councillors Ban Sale of Recreational Marijuana

December 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council has officially banned the sale of recreational marijuana in the city limits of Revere. The council has been working since the summer to ban the sale of recreational marijuana, under the leadership of Council Vice President Patrick Keefe, who brought the issue before the council. “We’ve discussed...
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Kicking Off the Holidays – Revere Style

December 11, 2017
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Kicking Off the Holidays – Revere Style

Never apart for a moment, Ricci and Loretta LaCentra at the annual Santa Walk, last Sunday, Dec. 3. Dozens of Revere residents hit the streets of Revere donning santa outfits and holiday decor.
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