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Council to Review 2016 City Budget

November 19, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council has agreed to call in the city finance director to review the fiscal year 2016 budget submitted by Mayor Dan Rizzo and approved by the council in June. The motion, made by Mayor-elect/Councillor Brian Arrigo; Council President John Powers; and Councillors Jessica Giannino and Robert Haas, requests...
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RHS Tweet Issue Results in Threats, Slurs on Student

November 19, 2015
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When Caley Godino pressed the button to Tweet out a message about low voter turnout in the Revere City Election and how it relates to people who are not here legally, she had no idea it would lead to threats of physical harm, cyber-bullying and, allegedly, getting kicked off the cheerleading team during her...
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School Committee Vote Tally has Candidates Still Wondering

November 19, 2015
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When School Committeeman Michael Ferrante left City Hall on Election Night with all precincts reported in, he was 80 votes ahead, topping the ticket, in the School Committee race – and in a very good mood. When he woke up the next day, he had inexplicably lost that top spot by some 224 votes,...
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Rizzo Seeks Recount in Race

November 19, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has filed petitions with the Revere Election Department asking for a recount of the votes in the Nov. 3 mayoral election in which Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo defeated Rizzo by a margin of 114 votes. Election Commissioner Diane Colella said the Election Department is in the process of certifying the signatures on...
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Veterans’ Day Program

November 12, 2015
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Veterans’ Day Program

First grader Anya Maglcski recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the outset of the Paul Revere School’s annual Veterans’ Day program last Thursday, Nov. 5. The program this year was entitled ‘What can you say to a hero?’
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Rizzo Mulls Recount In Mayoral Election:Mayor-Elect Arrigo Starts Creation of Transition Team

November 12, 2015
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Rizzo Mulls Recount In Mayoral Election:Mayor-Elect Arrigo Starts Creation of Transition Team

As Mayor Dan Rizzo decides whether to request a recount of the votes in the Nov. 3 mayoral election, Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo has issued a press release in which he “declares victory and pledges unity.” Arrigo won the Nov. 3 mayoral election by a margin of 114 votes. According to Election Commissioner Diane Colella,...
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Voter Identification and Long-Standing Ties Helped Sannella Return to School Committee

November 12, 2015
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When Fred Sannella looked at the election numbers two years ago after finishing just out of the money in the School Committee race, he often scratched his head and wondered what happened. It’s something he said many others also asked him. “Everywhere I went, everyone I talked to, they just kept saying, ‘How did...
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RHS Officials Start Program as Result of Student’s Tweet

November 12, 2015
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School officials are working this week to create a cultural sensitivity program in the wake of a Tweet during school hours last week that was offensive to illegal immigrants. “A student made a disparaging comment on social media about illegal immigrants and the student was on a field trip when it happened,” said Supt....
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Councillors have Light Agenda

November 12, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council met Monday night for a short meeting, the first one since one of the councillors became the mayor-elect last week and a new father the week before. Councillor-at-large and Mayor elect Brian Arrigo was walking on air, beaming as he made his way to his seat, shaking...
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Terranova Celebrates 100th Birtday

November 12, 2015
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He’s well known in Revere as a H.P. Hood milkman and he just celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family. William S. Terranova was born on October 27, 1915 in Brighton, Mass. He attended Boston College High School for a year but had to withdraw in order to work during the Depression. He...
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Arrigo Elected Mayor:Edges Rizzo by 117 Votes in Tight Election

November 5, 2015
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Arrigo Elected Mayor:Edges Rizzo by 117 Votes in Tight Election

Brian Arrigo, a two-term councillor-at-large, was elected mayor of Revere Tuesday, besting incumbent Dan Rizzo by 117 votes in the hotly contested race that saw more than  10,000 voters go to the polls. In the unofficial final tally, Arrigo received 5,208 votes while Rizzo received 5,091 votes. The race was close throughout the night...
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Four Incumbents Return to Council Seats;Rotondo is Back

November 5, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Incumbent Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino once again topped the ticket in the city council race with 5,292 votes Tuesday. Following her lead was return councillor George Rotondo who garnered 4,531 votes in the councillor at large race. Coming in third was incumbent and former mayor Robert Haas Jr. Grabbing the fourth...
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5 Incumbents Re-Elected to School Comm:Wood Pruitt Loses Seat; Sannella Returns to Bd.

November 5, 2015
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The Revere School Committee will see a return of former School Committee member Fred Sannella  when members take the oath of office in Janaury.  Sannella, a former Revere Public School Principal and School Commmittee member took the sixth seat defeating incumbent Donna Wood Pruit and edging out first time office seeker Gerry Visconti by...
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Group Seeks Medical to Locate Marijuana Dispensery in Revere

November 5, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Wellness Connection of Massachusetts, Inc. is seeking a special permit to open a medical marijuana treatment center at 44 Railroad St. and will appear before the Revere City Council on Nov. 30. The applicant, formerly Boston Wellness Associates Inc., received a special permit from the city council on Dec....
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Arrigo Elected Mayor of Revere, Wood-Pruitt off School Committee, Four Incumbent Councilors Do Well, One Comes Back

November 4, 2015
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With a 40 percent voter turnout Brian Arrigo, a two-term councillor-at-large, was elected mayor of Revere Tuesday, besting incumbent Dan Rizzo by 117 votes in the hotly contested race. In the unofficial final tally, Arrigo received 5,208 votes while Rizzo received 5,091 votes. The race was close throughout the night with each candidate finishing...
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Rizzo,Arrigo Showdown on Tuesday

October 29, 2015
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By Stephen Quigley Revere voters will be heading to the polls next Tuesday November 3, to decide the outcome in several contested municipal races.  Among the races to be decided will be Mayor, Councillor-at-Large, School Committee and Ward 4 Councillor.  The  voter turnout is predicted to be between 30 to 35 percent or between...
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New Hotel Finalized for Revere Beach

October 29, 2015
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Eurovest, the master developer of the Waterfront Square Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project. has informed Mayor Rizzo and his economic development team that they has finalized an agreement with a hotel development company that will build a Marriot or Hilton hotel with at least 150 plus rooms. The project is slated to get under...
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For Over 200 Years,A Tree Just Keeps Growing Here in Revere

October 29, 2015
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If only trees could talk, an ancient Chestnut at the top of Walnut Avenue would have untold stories to tell – stories that likely predate the City of Revere by hundreds of years. Whether stories of young love, courting couples, brutal blizzards broken hearts or lazy summer days, the old tree has likely seen...
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Finish Line is in Sight

October 22, 2015
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Finish Line is in Sight

Little Reese Watson donned her pumpkin shirt and dashed to the finish line of the Great Pumpkin Dash on Revere Beach Sunday morning. The Revere Beach Partnership, the Revere Journal and Waterfront Square sponsored the 5k run that started and ended at Kelly’s.
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Speaker of the House Annual Comedy Show

October 22, 2015
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Speaker of the House Annual Comedy Show

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and Vicki Mucci greet comedian Johnny Pizzi and guests during last Friday night’s 22nd Annual Bob DeLeo Comedy Night Fundraiser in Winthrop. Numerous guests and elected officials from Revere attended the fun and exciting evening and DeLeo said it was a “great thrill and honor” to represent Revere...
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