Council Sees Red on Snow Budget:Council, Arrigo Stunned by $1.3m Deficit

December 17, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Seems like only yesterday we were digging out from over 100 inches of snow. Now it’s time to pay the bill. Monday night Director of Finance George Anzuoni told the City Council that the city spent over $2 million on snow removal. Anzouni explained that the snow/ice budget deficit was...
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Triple Shooting Stuns Waite St Neighborhood

December 17, 2015
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A Lynn man has been arraigned on two counts of murder for a triple shooting that unfolded Thursday night, Dec. 10, on Waite Street. Michael DeLeon, 36, of Lynn, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on Monday to face charges that he killed Peter Pitari, 66, and Cristy Johnson, 35, and seriously wounded a...
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Mayoralty Recount Heads to Court

December 17, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Dan Rizzo filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court last Friday, suing the city’s Election Commission, claiming that the recount petition submitted to the Election Commission is in compliance with the law. The suit states that the petition should be allowed and a recount should be ordered. A hearing...
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Police Briefs 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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House Breaks: (2) Marshview Terrace; and Ocean Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (2) Broadway – Luberto’s; and Squire Road – Taco Bell. Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (7) *Squire Road; Beach Street; Larkin Street; *Broadway; Broadway – Citizens Bank; *Garfield Avenue; and Furlong Drive. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (29) Mahoney Circle (3); Copeland Circle; Broadway/Fernwood; Squire Road; Salem/Overlook Ridge...
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Letters to the Editor

December 17, 2015
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It’s time to end reefer madness Dear Editor: Growing up, I remember a very bold billboard standing over the intersection of Revere Beach Parkway and Winthrop Avenue. “DARE to keep kids off drugs.” It seemed larger than life compared to my small self crossing the parkway. However, with time the billboard changed, as did...
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Christmas in A Changing World

December 17, 2015
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By Meloee Nazaire Jane Todd Crawford, a 46-year-old mother of four from Kentucky, thought she had room for one more. As time went on, she grew concerned about her pregnancy. Understanding that she needed medical attention, she sought it. Given the unusual timeline of her pregnancy, doctors thought it’d be best to induce her...
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Revere Needs a Senate Candidate Now

December 17, 2015
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There is an old adage that goes ‘timing is everything.’ We contend that now is the time for a single candidate from Revere to announce and run for the seat being vacated by Senator Anthony Petruccelli. It has been more than 25 years since a Revere resident held this senate seat.  From 1956 with...
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Sports 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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RHS sports Roundup Boys basketball ready for season-opening week The Revere High boys basketball team was ready to spring into action for the start of its 2016 season, hosting Danvers last night (Tuesday). The Patriots engaged in a pre-season scrimmage with Hamilton-Wenham last week in which the Revere squad showed much promise for the...
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Obituaries 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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Janeruth ‘Jr.’ Delathouwer Registry of Motor Vehicles retiree Janeruth “Jr.” (Israel) Delathouwer of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on December 9. She was 73 years old. The beloved wife of John Delathouwer with whom she shared 45 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Danielle McCusker and her husband, Robert of...
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Annual Santa Walk Held

December 10, 2015
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Annual Santa Walk Held

El Baker with her children, Myles and Victoria, were dressed for the season in their holiday outfits on Sunday during the annual Santa Walk. It was a beautiful, unseasonably warm, December day that saw walkers head from the Whelan School to City Hall dressed in their best Christmas outfits.
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Council Grants Special Permit for ‘Pot’ Shop

December 10, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Despite impassioned pleas from residents of all ages and backgrounds not to bring medical marijuana to Revere, the majority of the Revere City Council granted a special permit to the Wellness Connection of Massachusetts (WCM) to operate a facility on Railroad Street. As pointed out by Zoning Subcommittee chair Stephen...
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Petruccelli Leaving Senate in January

December 10, 2015
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The departure of longtime State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli will spark a special election for his seat sometime this spring, and already, people have emerged expressing interest in Petruccelli’s seat since he announced last Thursday he would resign in January. Three candidates in Revere have emerged as interested in the seat, and local elected officials...
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Arrigo Starting Transition Process

December 10, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock There are no signs that Mayor Dan Rizzo will be filing a suit in Suffolk Superior Court regarding the recount of the Nov. 3 election, where councillor Brian Arrigo topped the race with 5,209 votes over Rizzo’s 5,091, a difference of 118 votes. Several attempts to reach Rizzo were unsuccessful...
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Oak Island’s Hudson Family Continues Christmas Lights Tradition

December 10, 2015
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Oak Island’s Hudson Family Continues Christmas Lights Tradition

Crossing the railroad tracks in Oak Island, one journeys up a few streets, makes a few tight turns and then – in all its glory – is a striking display of Christmas lights that is the pride of the Hudson family and the Oak Island neighborhood. “He has been doing this for years and...
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Police Briefs 12-09-2015

December 10, 2015
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Monday, Nov. 30 No Arrests Reported Tuesday, Dec. 1 Warren Mongo Wade, 26, of 168 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on one warrant. Wednesday, Dec. 2 Elena Lourdes Gaston, 60, of 18 Eustis St., was charged with human trafficking involving servitude, deriving support from prostitution, conspiracy and other offenses. Thursday, Dec. 3 Renee Kirby, 44,...
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Letters to the Editor

December 10, 2015
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Morabito considering a run for State Senate Dear Editor: Over the past few days, I have received phone calls inquiring and suggesting that I run for Massachusetts Senate of the First Suffolk & Middlesex state district. After such positive feedback, it is with great certainty I am considering to run for senator. After 17...
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Hoping for Change Is A Fruitless Exercise with This President

December 10, 2015
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I sat down Sunday to watch President Barack Obama’s Oval Office speech – a rarity in his seven years in office – with a mind towards hoping he would change. After all, if the largest terror attack on American soil since 2001 hadn’t moved him, then nothing would. So, I figured his stubborn nature...
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Beachmont Tree Lighting

December 10, 2015
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On Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM, the Beachmont Improvement Committee will celebrate its Annual “Great Beachmont Holiday Celebration.” Each year, the community has joyfully come together to participate in the lighting of our tree and accompanying festivities. Even though Santa is very busy at this time of year, he has been known...
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Thank You Senator Petruccelli

December 10, 2015
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The news that our state senator, Anthony Petruccelli, has decided to resign from the Senate and take a position in the private sector, has caught residents of Revere by surprise. Anthony has been an outstanding senator and Revere residents have been well represented by him on Beacon Hill. He has become a powerful legislator,...
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Sports 12-09-2015

December 10, 2015
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RHS girls basketball opens season Tuesday The Revere High girls basketball team, the defending North Division champion of the Northeastern Conference, will open the defense of its title this Tuesday at Danvers. Veteran head coach Diana Finn (formerly DeCristoforo) and her squad have a busy pre-season schedule in anticipation of their 2015-16 campaign. The...
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Obituaries 12-09-2015

December 10, 2015
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David Russell Devoted family man and sports fan David W. Russell of Kennebunk, Maine, formerly of Tewksbury and Somerville, died on December 5 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness. He was 73 years old. Born and raised in Somerville, the son of the late Charles and Mary (Mortimer) Russell, David was...
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Senator Petruccelli to resign in January

December 4, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced he will resign from his Senate seat effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector.  Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new...
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Final Game as RHS Patriot

December 3, 2015
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Final Game as RHS Patriot

Revere High football Capt. Dan Murphy with mom, Joanne, during Senior Day celebrations just prior to the Revere-Winthrop Thanksgiving Rivalry game on Nov. 26. The Patriots fought it out with their archrival, but came up short, losing 15-12.
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All I Want For Christmas is ….

December 3, 2015
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All I Want For Christmas is ….

Zoe Deavilla tells Santa what she would like for Christmas during Saturday’s (Nov. 28) City Tree Lighting celebration at City Hall. Scores of people turned out for pony rides, cookie decorating, pony rides and the official lighting up of City Hall by Mayor Dan Rizzo and Santa Claus.
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