My Position On the Shaw’s Site Development

September 10, 2015
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By Joanne McKenna I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to all the people who reached out to me recently with their calls, texts, and messages on Facebook. Their support and understanding with my vote at the August 24 Revere Council Meeting was greatly appreciated. My vote was to allow the developers of the Shaw’s Site the opportunity to present their plans to...
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Rizzo Tells Shaw’s Site Developers to Withdraw Proposal

September 10, 2015
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Last week, I sent a letter telling the developer of the former Shaw’s site to withdraw their proposed plans for residential development.

 Based on my conversation with residents across Revere, it is clear we do not want more residential development. The people have spoken, and I have listened. And I have made that message clear to...
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Comfort INN and Suites Steps Up And Helps Beautify Bell Circle

September 10, 2015
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Comfort Inn and Suites in Revere has been an outstanding corporate neighbor, not only in hosting many local events in the professional manner than symbolizes its superb reputation in the hospitality industry, but in sponsoring events and generously donating to all segments of our community. This stellar business reaffirmed its strong commitment to Revere...
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RHS Football Team to Open New Stadium Friday Night

September 10, 2015
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Pomp, circumstance, and history — and football — will be on the agenda Friday evening when the Revere High football team kicks off its 2015 season under the bright lights of the all-new Harry Della Russo Stadium against the visiting Mustangs of Medford. “We’re excited both to open our season and to christen the...
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Obituaries 09-09-2015

September 10, 2015
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Paolo Cordio Retired stone mason Paolo Cardio of Beachmont Revere, formerly of East Boston and Italy, passed away at his residence following a brief illness on September 2. Born and raised in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, he came to the USA in 1963 moving to East Boston for a brief time, before moving to Revere...
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Hookah Lounge Raises Questions for Licensing Commission

September 4, 2015
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A request to grant further licenses to Checkers Trans Group Boston, doing business as Boston Hookah Lounge, has prompted the city Licensing Commission to hold off until they can get further information regarding smoking regulations. A couple of weeks ago commissioners heard from attorney Richard Villiotte, representing Samira Ahmed, owner and manager of the...
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10 Council Candidates Advance to November

September 4, 2015
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Councilor-at-Large Jessica Ann Giannino emerged as the top vote getter in the Preliminary Election for Councilor-at-Large held Tuesday in Revere. Giannino, who topped the ticket in the last Councilor-at-Large general election in 2013, received 2,660 votes to finish atop the 12-candidate field while former councilor at-large George Rotondo finished second with 2,487. The other...
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Rizzo, Arrigo Gear Up for Election Showdown

September 4, 2015
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Rizzo, Arrigo Gear Up for Election Showdown

Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo took the top two spots in Tuesday’s Preliminary Election for the Office of Mayor. Rizzo and Arrigo secured the nominations and will face off in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Rizzo topped the three-candidate field with 2,782 votes while Arrigo was right behind with 2,668...
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Contractor,Officials Looking to Resolve Issues at Hill School

September 4, 2015
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The contractor for the Hill School, CTA Construction, said in a letter this week that it plans to work cooperatively with the City to finish the school, and that it faced unforeseen obstacles that delayed the construction. “Late last year, CTA agreed with city and school officials to ensure the new school was available...
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Police Briefs 09-02-2015

September 4, 2015
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MONDAY, AUGUST 24 Marvin Sanchez, 32, of Cheslea, was arrested on a  charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 Robert J. French, 25, of 445 Vane St., was arrested on a charge of vandalizing property. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 Nicholas P. Verdura, 24, of 145 Conant St., was arrested on charges...
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McKinley and His Monuments Head into the Sunset of History

September 4, 2015
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It’s tough being William McKinley these days. One of only four U.S. presidents to be assassinated – who some 100 years ago had a flurry of monuments, schools and roadside memorials named after him – has recently seemed to fall out of favor and fade in the memory of America. As we here in...
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Support for Labor Unions Is Growing

September 4, 2015
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By Warren Tolman Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’...
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Can the Drug Epidemic Be Stopped?

September 4, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rapid  throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with a monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...
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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 4, 2015
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  Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly...
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Congratulations to the Candidates

September 4, 2015
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Congratulations to Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo on receiving nominations for the Office of Mayor and qualifying for the General Election on Nov. 3. Also congratulations to the ten candidates who received nominations in the Councilor-at-Large Preliminary Election that was held Tuesday.  These candidates will be working hard in their campaigns in...
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Athletic Director Frank Shea and the New Era of Revere High Sports

September 4, 2015
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Has there ever been a more exciting time in the history of Revere High School athletics? The new school year begins with a new director of athletics, Frank Shea, taking over the program and the opening of a brand new Harry Della Russo Stadium. Shea brings an incredible resume as one of the most...
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Sports 09-02-2015

September 4, 2015
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RHS football team preparing for new season in a new stadium Special to the Journal The Revere High football team has been enduring the proverbial dog days of August as Coach Lou Cicatelli’s Patriots busily prepare for what will be an historic 2015 campaign that will be marked by the inaugural season of the...
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Obituaries 09-02-2015

September 4, 2015
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Anthony Bono Union Laborer and weekend produce vendor at Boston’s Historic Haymarket District Anthony “Tony” Bono of Revere died on August 6 in the Academy Manor Nursing Facility of Andover. Born in Boston’s North End in 1923, he and his family returned to Sciacca, Italy-Sicily where he worked on the family farm. Upon returning...
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Bocce Tournament

August 28, 2015
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Bocce Tournament

                                           TAKING AIM:   Rita Turner rolls her shot for the Satter House team.
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It’s Time to Vote:Colella Predicts 27.5 Percent Turnout for Sept.1 Preliminary

August 28, 2015
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Revere Election Commissioner Diane R. Colella is predicting a 27.5 turnout of the city’s 25,055 voters for the Preliminary Election set for Tuesday, Sept. 1. Voters can cast their ballots from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the polls. Absentee ballots are available until Monday at noon and must returned by Tuesday at 8...
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Shaw’s Site Given Second Chance

August 28, 2015
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The air conditioning in the city council chambers didn’t do much to cool the emotions of the neighbors who oppose the development of the former Shaw’s grocery store site on Revere Beach Parkway. Monday night the city council voted 6-5 to allow TransDel Corp. and Gate Residential Properties to withdraw its original application to...
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Heavy Fundraising, Heavy Spending in Races Leading up to Preliminary

August 28, 2015
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At least two of the candidates for mayor in next Tuesday’s Preliminary Election have raised a good amount of money prior to the Sept. 1 election, and have spent most of it as well, according to campaign finance reports filed with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) on Monday. The third...
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Priscilla Nickerson Announces her Candidacy for Councilor-At-Large

August 28, 2015
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My name is Priscilla (Solimine) Nickerson and I am a candidate for Councilor-at-Large. I am a life long resident of the City of Revere and deeply devoted to this community. I have been happily married and partners in business with my husband Raymond for the past 22 years. As a manager of multiple properties,...
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Steven Morabito Seeks Re-Election for Councillor-At-Large Seat

August 28, 2015
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My name is Steven Morabito.  I am a life-long resident of Revere.  I graduated from Revere High School and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Salem State University.  I currently serve as “one” of your “five” City Councillors-at-Large. I am running for re-election, because I strongly believe that Revere is moving in...
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