Delivering an Efficient City Budget

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo As we work to craft this year’s budget, the goal remains the same as it always will be for as long as I am Mayor: to deliver the most efficient and effective use of your tax dollars. During my first year in office, we took important steps toward getting Revere’s...
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Letter to the Editor

April 7, 2017
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Clarification Dear Editor: I am writing on behalf of Federal Realty Investment Trust, the developer of Assembly Row. We had noted that in your March 31 piece, “It Was Bound To Happen,” the claim is made that “the development of Assembly Square in Somerville had no traffic mitigation.” Federal Realty wishes to clarify that...
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Arrigo Providing An Efficient City Government

April 7, 2017
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There is an article on this page from Mayor Brian Arrigo outlining the steps that he has taken and will take to continue to spend the taxpayers’ dollars as efficiently as possible. He pledges to make sure that department heads use their budget allotments wisely, with an emphasis on reducing overtime expenses and unwarranted...
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Sports 04-05-2017

April 7, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS baseball team hoping to open season “Rain, rain, — and cold, wind, and snow — go away…” has been the common refrain of coaches and athletes thus far in the spring sports season of 2017. For the Revere High baseball team, the unseasonably unspring-like weather (even by the low standards for...
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Obituaries 04-05-2017

April 7, 2017
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Joan Canniff Lifelong Beachmont resident Joan (McGuiggan) Canniff of Revere died, surrounded by family, on April 1. Joan was a retired telephone switchboard operator for AT&T, a member of Our Lady of Lord’s Parish for over 50 years and a lifelong resident of Beachmont, Revere. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond...
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Susan B. Anthony School Performs “Shrek”

March 31, 2017
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Susan B. Anthony School Performs “Shrek”

The Duloc Girls, Liliana Acuna, Zoey Legrand, Amara Russo, Ana Santos, and Isabella Langis dressed up and ready to hit the stage in the Shrek musical.
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Joyce Dinuccio Sworn In As Notary Public

March 31, 2017
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Joyce Dinuccio Sworn In As Notary Public

Revere resident Joyce DiNuccio was recently sworn-in as a notary public by Assistant Secretary of the Commonwealth Michael Maresco. State Representative RoseLee Vincent was also in attendance at the State House ceremony. Pictured (left to right) are: State Representative RoseLee Vincent, Joyce DiNuccio and Assistant Secretary Michael Maresco.
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Honoring Our Veterans

March 31, 2017
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Honoring Our Veterans

Mayor Arrigo (left) and Director of Veteran Services, Marc Silvestri (right), honored all local veterans with a gift certificate of honor for their service. Shown above is City Councillor Charlie Patch (center) who served in Vietnam as marine in 1969-1970 – accepting his certificate from Mayor Arrigo and Marc Silvestri.
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Arrigo Signs Contracts with Three Unions

March 31, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Mayor and union representatives for the Revere Police Employees Association, the Revere School Traffic Supervisors Union and the Public Works Department have signed and agreed to new labor contracts. While all three contracts are separate, the pay increases are ranging for one to three percent each year and go...
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Local Company Fined for Improper Materials Storage

March 31, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock City inspectors have slapped a fine on a local business for improper storage of materials after a city councillor and a council candidate came upon the mess behind the trailer park on Revere Beach Parkway. Inspectors were tipped off after Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna and candidate Wayne Rose were...
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Middle School Lottery Features A Little Less Drama This Year

March 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When the annual Middle School Lottery takes place next month, it will likely be far less disappointing than in the past, as the numbers of fifth grade students oversubscribed to each school has taken a sharp downturn this year. “It’s really balanced off consistently, which is a good thing,” said Supt....
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Kelly Dreams of Central Middle School, Relocated Revere High

March 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Supt. Dianne Kelly puts the finishing touches on the district’s second submission to the state to begin discussions about a new Revere High School (RHS), she said that her hope is the new high school can be relocated, paving the way for one centralized middle school and an expansion of...
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News Briefs

March 31, 2017
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RHS GRADUATION DATE SET The Revere Public Schools officially announced this week that they have set the commencement exercises for this year’s senior class on Thursday, June 8. The rain date will be Friday, June 9. The graduation will take place at Della Russo Stadium at 6 p.m. School officials were hesitant to set...
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Slade’s Building Purchased for $2.12 Million

March 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A husband and wife real estate team has purchased the historic Slade’s Mill property on the Parkway for $2.12 million, and said they are looking at other opportunities in the area. “It’s a very unique building and has a long a great history,” said Sean Yu, a partner in Sunyu Properties...
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Police Briefs 03-29-2017

March 31, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MARCH 20 Walter C. Cruz, 23, of Canton, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and carrying a dangerous weapon. Sandro D. Anaya, 22, of 1729 North Shore Rd., was arrested on four outstanding warrants and on a charge of carrying a dangerous weapon....
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Trump Fails to Put Children First in His Budget

March 31, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico President Donald Trump recently released his 2018 budget, outlining billions of dollars in cuts to vital governmental agencies and services. Almost laughably, the Administration has titled its budget “America First,” despite zeroing out and reducing funding for programs that help millions of Americans. Included in those cuts was the complete...
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Investing in Revere’s Future

March 31, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Good governance requires looking beyond the present day and planning for the long-term future of our city. At this week’s City Council meeting, the council approved requests I submitted that represent a significant investment in Revere’s future. On behalf the rest of the Revere School Committee, I submitted a Statement...
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How Low Can They Go?

March 31, 2017
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The political goings-on in Washington these past few weeks truly have been unprecedented within the lifetime of anyone alive today. The budget outline submitted by President Trump a few weeks ago, followed by the failed attempt to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, represent policy-making that seeks to assert to an unprecedented...
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A Good Vote

March 31, 2017
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The vote by both the City Council and School Committee to approve the submission of a Statement of Interest for a new high school to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) certainly comes as good news to both parents and students in Revere. In the application to the MSBA, the reasons for seeking a...
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It Was Bound to Happen

March 31, 2017
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The news last week that officials at Suffolk Downs Racetrack are entertaining offers to sell the 160 acre site should come as little surprise to local officials and residents. Ever since the bid to place a casino at the site failed, everyone should have known that this day would be coming. The question is...
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Sports 03-29-2017

March 31, 2017
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A Perfect Season Immaculate Conception JV team enjoys undefeated regular season By Taylor Giuffre-Catalano The Immaculate Conception Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team went undefeated in their 2016-2017 regular season, and continued on to as finalists in the state tournament. The fifth and sixth grade boys, coached by Elena Martinez and assistant coach John Leone,...
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Obituaries 03-29-2017

March 31, 2017
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Charles R. Balliro Attorney, actor, author, and playtwright Attorney Charles R. Balliro died tragically in his Winthrop home on Saturday, March 18. He was 68 years old. Born in Boston, Charlie was raised in the North End before the family settled in Revere. He was educated in Revere and is a graduate of Revere...
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Mar 17 Declared Vincent F. Cammarata Day

March 24, 2017
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Mar 17 Declared Vincent F. Cammarata Day

Mayor Brian Arrigo proclaimed that Friday, March 17 was Vincent F. Cammarata Day for his years of service to the city and his community. Shown above Vincent F. Cammarata gets a hug from his great-granddaughter, Olivia Pisani.
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High and Dry:Stella Drives Sailboat Onto Short Beach; Creates Traffic Jam as People Take a Look

March 24, 2017
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High and Dry:Stella Drives Sailboat Onto Short Beach; Creates Traffic Jam as People Take a Look

By Kate Anslinger Last week, Winter Storm Stella brought in some massive waves and disrupted the shoreline with powerful winds that reached speeds of 40 miles per hour. While Winthrop didn’t see nearly as much snow as was predicted, the whiteout conditions made the storm a force to be reckoned with and as part...
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