Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...
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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...
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Sports 12-20-2017

December 22, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS hockey team thumps Everett, 8-0 The Revere High hockey team improved to 2-0-1 on the season with a runaway, 8-0 whitewashing of Everett this past Friday at Cronin Rink. The Patriots led from start to finish, grabbing a 2-0 lead after one period and  5-0 after two frames. Among those...
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Obituaries 12-20-2017

December 22, 2017
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Yolanda ‘Linda’ Belmonte Lifelong Revere resident Yolanda “Linda” Belmonte, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away at the age of 94 on Dec. 14. She was the beloved daughter of the late Frank Belmonte Sr. and Angelina (DeSisito), cherished sister of Frank Belmonte Jr. of Revere, Evelyn Hearn and her husband, Lee of Springfield,...
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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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Police Briefs 12-13-2017

December 13, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, DEC. 4 Innoncent Ifeanyi Emebo, 30, of Dorchester, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.   TUESDAY, DEC. 5 Martin Geronimo Fabian, 40, of 11 Agawam St., was arrested on charges of assault and battery in a domestic situation and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Gloria S....
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Confusion Shouldn’t Stop Patients from Buying Health Insurance

December 13, 2017
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By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started Nov 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by what they find. Premiums have increased significantly. The most popular “silver” exchange plans...
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Big Things to Come for Revere Parks & Recreation in 2018: Making Revere Fun for All Ages

December 13, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo and Michael Hinojosa, Director of Revere Parks and Recreation  This is the second of a pair of articles highlighting the achievements of Revere Parks and Recreation in 2017 and introducing more of what’s to come in 2018. Last week’s article details the steps Revere Parks and Recreation took to become...
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Happy Hanukkah

December 13, 2017
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We want to wish our many friends in the Jewish community a Happy Hanukkah. The celebration began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. On each night of Hanukkah, a special blessing is said during the lighting of the candles on the menorah. Other traditions associated with the “Jewish Festival of Lights” include the...
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Doing Their Part

December 13, 2017
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The East Boston Savings Bank held its annual holiday auction and raised more than $75,000 to help local organizations carry out their missions. Needless to say, the social problems that many non-profits are trying to combat are just constantly increasing, as many of the programs that once provided a safety net for so many...
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Marking a Milestone

December 13, 2017
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The Revere Cares Coalition is 20 years old and is needed as much today as when it originally was started in 1997. The coalition had as its initial goal a reduction in the alarming increase at that time of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use among Revere teens, especially those in the middle schools. Through...
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Sports 12-13-2017

December 13, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS hockey team opens with tie, win The Revere High hockey team opened its season in successful fashion by earning three of a possible four points in this past weekend’s Bourne High School Canalmen’s Hockey Tournament. The Patriots faced Dartmouth in the first game of the tourney Friday night and dropped...
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Obituaries 12-13-2017

December 13, 2017
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William Arthur Colella Former coach and social studies teacher at Revere High School, president of RHS Class of 1949 William Arthur Colella of Chelmsford died surrounded by loved ones at his home on Saturday, Dec. 9. He was 86 years old. He was predeceased by his wife, Gail (Shawcross) Colella to whom he was...
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