News Briefs

May 11, 2018
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Revere on the Move has a lot to offer Revere on the Move has a lot going on this month. For the first time tomato and pepper plant seedlings are for sale, one for $2 and two for $3. Contact David at dheidkamp21@gmail.com or revereonthemove@gmail.com. There are also numerous events. May 18, 19, and...
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‘American Pickers’ Slated to Film in Massachusetts

May 11, 2018
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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Massachusetts! They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout your area. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most...
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Suffolk County District Attorney Candidates Forum Sparks Debate Among Contenders

May 11, 2018
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A heated discussion between the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney took place in a packed room at Suffolk University Law School on Thursday, May 3. The event was moderated by Meghan Irons, the social justice reporter at The Boston Globe, and was hosted by Boston Wards 3, 4, and 5 Democratic committees, Suffolk...
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Cummings Foundation Donates Funds to The Community Family

May 11, 2018
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The Community Family is one of 33 local nonprofits awarded a total of $10 million from Cummings Foundation through its new Sustaining Grants program, which provides funding for up to 10 years. Anne Marchetta, executive director, and Marion Dunn, director of the Everett Center, represented the non-profit at a May 3 awards night at...
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Murphy Appointed to EBSB Board of Directors

May 11, 2018
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Richard J. Gavegnano, President, CEO and Chairman of Meridian Bancorp, Inc. and East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB) announces the appointment of Joyce A. Murphy to the board of directors for both Meridian Bancorp, Inc. and East Boston Savings Bank. Ms. Murphy is the executive vice chancellor of Commonwealth Medicine  where  she  oversees  the  health ...
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City Recognized for Budget Preparation Efficiency

May 11, 2018
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The City of Revere has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for it’s current budget from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). “We are grateful for this recognition,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “This is a testament of our current financial strength as a community, especially since this announcement closely follows Revere’s historic bond rating...
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City Adopts COLA Increase for Retirees

May 11, 2018
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It’s been 22 years since the city Retirement Board gave a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to its members. Monday night the council voted in favor of adjusting the base. The mayor still has to give final approval. “It’s long overdue for retirees,” said James Carmello, a former member of the Retirement Board The COLA is...
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Santiano-McHatton Appointed to the Conservation Commission

May 11, 2018
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The City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Beachmont resident Deborah Santiano-McHatton to the Conservation Commission. She has served on numerous committees over the years and has been a fighter against the airplane noise for years, cleaner beaches and a cleaner community. “She’s a committed public servant,” said Councillor Dan Rizzo. “She’s been there...
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Rizzo Resolves Disclosure, Recordkeeping Issues with OCPF

May 11, 2018
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Daniel Rizzo, a Revere city councillor and former mayor, entered into a disposition agreement with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance to resolve recordkeeping and reporting issues from 2015 through 2017. To resolve the issues, Rizzo agreed to reduce by $25,000 a portion of the liability that the committee owes to him personally....
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Revere Public Schools Notes

May 11, 2018
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The following are  school Notes from around the Revere Public Schools: Beachmont On Wednesday, May 2, a representative from Olivia’s Organics, a local organic vegetable producer came to talk to our students. They discussed the benefits of organic farming, the rigorous requirements for produce to be labeled organic, and the health benefits associated with...
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Knights of Columbus News & Notes

May 11, 2018
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1) Community breakfast has resumed each and every Tuesday  7:30—9AM—Come on down have some coffee/ teas and a light bite!!!!!—Open to all 2) The KoFC building is the site of the Mentor Day luncheon , sponsored by East Boston Savings Bank Wednesday 5/16/2018—We are happy to do it 3) Our next Dinner/ Meeting is...
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Police Briefs 05-09-2018

May 11, 2018
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BROKE IN, ASSAULTED WOMAN A Revere youth has been arrested after breaking into a Hutchinson Street home and going into a sleeping woman’s bedroom, rubbing her leg and speaking softly to her. The frightening incident took place on Thursday, May 3, at around 9:15 p.m. The woman reported that she had been sleeping in...
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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard-working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly supports...
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Captain Amy O’Hara

May 11, 2018
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 25 years since newly promoted Revere Police Captain Amy O’Hara joined the Revere Police Department. It was clear to everybody, both from within and outside the Police Department, that upon her being sworn in as an officer in 1994, that Captain O’Hara was destined for great...
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Taking Care of Our Veterans

May 11, 2018
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The recent announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker that the state has secured approximately $70 million in federal funding for the new, 154-bed Community Living Center at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home assures that this much-needed and important project will go forward. Our state leaders, most notably Gov. Baker, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, and Secretary of...
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Sports 05-09-2018

May 11, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS softball team splits with Lynn teams   The Revere High softball team earned a split decision in its back-to-back contests with Lynn English and Lynn Classical this past week. The contest with English last Wednesday, which marked the first game for the Lady Patriots in nine days because of rainouts,...
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Obituaries 05-09-2018

May 11, 2018
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Robert John Coscia Retired Revere Public Schools assistant superintendent Robert John Coscia of Revere passed away surrounded by his loving family on May 6. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  After serving his country, Robert received his BS from Fitchburg State and his master’s in education...
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Observing Arbor Day at the American Legion Hall

May 4, 2018
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Observing Arbor Day at the American Legion Hall

Daveen Arrigo (center, holding Joseph Arrigo) , along with City Councillors, DCR Foresters and various other City of Revere Employees planted two Dogwood Trees on the American Legion lawn on Arbor Day, April 27. With the assistance of DCR and the Office of Economic & Energy Affairs Office ‘Greening the Gateway Program’, more than...
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Celebrating 100th Birthday

May 4, 2018
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Celebrating 100th Birthday

Jennie Mastascusa celebrated her 100th birthday last weekend at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, surrounded dozens of her family and friends.Shown with Mastascusa (seated) are from left: Sofia Forgione from Rep. Robert DeLeo’s office, City Councilor Dan Rizzo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent.
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RYBS Kicks off Season

May 4, 2018
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RYBS Kicks off Season

Revere Youth Baseball/Softball players for the Mets march in the opening day parade on Saturday, April 28.
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Zoning Board Approves Variances

May 4, 2018
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The Revere Zoning Board approved several variances for Gate Residential Properties LLC for housing construction at 21 Revere Beach Blvd. and 20-50 Ocean Ave. Damion Zarri, with Gate Residential explained that the two separate projects would create a 200-unit project. He said plans call for a 127-unit mixed-use development at 21 Revere Beach Blvd.,...
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A Bittersweet Goodbye:NECCO Plant to Close Doors on American Legion Hgwy

May 4, 2018
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One man’s attempt at crowd-funding for a beloved candy company may have fallen short of the May 4 deadline date, but the call for help continues. Just under 100 employees will say goodbye to their jobs this week at NECCO (New England Confectionary Company) on Friday. Up in the air are also the recipes...
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Revere High Graduation Set for June 7

May 4, 2018
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Just another hidden consequence to the popularity of the Revere Public Schools and its growing enrollment is getting all of the students and families into and out of Harry Della Russo Stadium for graduation exercises. Supt. Dianne Kelly announced that graduation will take place at the Stadium on Thursday, June 7, and there will...
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Councillors Voice Concerns Over Clogged Drainage Ditch

May 4, 2018
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After years of maintaining a ditch behind his home, Rocco Falzone finally has some much overdue support for keeping his neighborhood from flooding. Falzone, 78,  has lived at 55 Tuscano Drive for 28 years, and for 28 years, he has donned his rubber boots and tools to make sure the ditch running behind his...
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