Letters to the Editor

August 6, 2015
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Thank You from RSCHP Dear Edior: On behalf of the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation (RSCHP) we would like to thank all those who visited our booth and exhibit at the recent Sand Sculpting Festival.  We were gratified to have so many folks, old and young, Revere residents and visitors, share with...
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Dedication Ceremonies At New Stadium

August 6, 2015
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If Mother Nature cooperates and delivers a beautiful late-summer evening, then the dedication ceremonies for the new Harry Della Russo Stadium – scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11 – should result in one of the largest crowds in years in attendance at a local event. Mayor Dan Rizzo will lead the dedication of the new...
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Revere Police ‘Park and Ride’ Initiative

August 6, 2015
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The Revere Police Department’s initiative of having patrol officers carrying bikes on their cruisers and then patrolling the neighborhoods on those bicycles has been working well since its implementation. The June 30 incident in which officer Doug Zingali – while doing patrols on his bicycle – was able to assist an elderly woman in...
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Harry Della Russo Stadium Now Open to Public

August 6, 2015
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Harry DellaRusso Stadium is now open to the public from 7:00 A.M.  to dusk.  There will be minimal finishing work being completed in the area of the Fernwood Avenue ramp but this will not effect the use of the track and basketball courts. “I encourage all residents to enjoy their new state-of-the art stadium...
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Obituaries 08-05-2015

August 6, 2015
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Maryann Cardinale Of Revere Maryann Cardinale of Revere passed away on July 31. She was the cherished daughter of the late Andrew Cardinale Sr. and Josephine (Mazziotta) Cardinale; dear sister of Andrew Cardinale, Jr. and his wife, Rosemary of Maine, E. Martha Caruso of Everett and Susan Labbe and her husband, Kenneth of Revere;...
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Tornado Memorial Marks One Year Anniversary

July 30, 2015
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Tornado Memorial Marks One Year Anniversary

A new plaque on the front lawn of City Hall now marks the area where an EF2 tornado struck the city last July 28, 2014 shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning city hall employees, police, fire, politicians, residents and business owners gathered to unveil the bronze plaque commemorating the day that no one ever...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Draws a Million Visitors

July 30, 2015
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Sand Sculpting Festival Draws a Million Visitors

With a million visitors coming to the Beach over the entire week of the International Sand Sculpting Festival, and the world’s best sculptors carving on the Beach, organizers believe that they have assembled one of the best festivals in the world. Last year, the three-day festival drew an estimated 800,000 people over the three...
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Councillors Support Rep.Vincent’s Legislation

July 30, 2015
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Officials from Saugus and Revere gathered Monday night at the Revere City Council meeting to work together in supporting State Rep. RoseLee Vincent’s legislation to stop additional ash dumping at Wheelabrator Technologies on the marsh road in Saugus. Vincent has filed legislation to stop Wheelabrator from receiving any more permits from the Department of...
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Letters to the Editor

July 30, 2015
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Responding to letter on Mackin Field Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Mayor Rizzo’s Letter to the Editor in your July 22nd edition. As MA District 16 Administrator for Little League Baseball, I have closely followed the debate over the future of McMackin Field. I wish nothing more than to see Little...
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Former Resident Takes Stand Against Injustice

July 30, 2015
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By Carla Dimare Rebellion taking place in our country goes beyond Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. Our justice system is broken not just for people of color. It is failing all of us. Preserving public respect for our courts is essential to a peaceful democratic society. Spreading unrest in our country shows...
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Remembering the Worst of Mother Nature and Celebrating the Best of Revere

July 30, 2015
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By Mayor Dan Rizzo   The City of Revere experienced Suffolk County’s first tornado in recorded history on July 28, 2014. And one year ago this week, we met the worst of Mother Nature and responded with the best of our community. The tornado tore a two mile long path through Revere down the entire length...
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Whales Ahoy

July 30, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...
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One Year Later…

July 30, 2015
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Everyone has a different memory of the tornado that struck Revere last year. For some, it was driving down Broadway with tree limbs — and even a 500 pound dumpster — strewn across the roadway. For others, it was being at home and having trees uprooted and roofs torn off. The list could easily...
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A Great Day for Revere

July 30, 2015
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If someone had said of the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival (when it first began 12 years ago), “It will just keep getting better and better, year after year,” it would not have been unreasonable for a listener to have been suspect of such a statement. However, that truly has been the case with...
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Sports 07-29-2015

July 30, 2015
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If the Revere High football team’s performance in the Under Armour Northeast 7-on-7 Tournament is any indication, you should get on board now and make your way to the brand new Harry Della Russo Stadium for opening night. Led by a potential star quarterback in senior co-captain Dan Murphy, the Revere contingent has reached...
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Obituaries 07-29-2015

July 30, 2015
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Anthony Ginnetti Accomplished accordionist and member of The Classic Sound Band Anthony T. Ginnetti of Hudson, NH, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died at home surrounded by his family on July 21. He was 70 years old. Anthony worked many years as a Credit Manager at Shwartz & Benjamen before getting involved in the...
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Obituaries 07-22-2015

July 24, 2015
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Marianne Hanson Former waitress at Nick’s Deli in Revere Marianne (Gallant) Hanson passed away July 18 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 56 years old. Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Smith) Gallant, Marianne grew up in Chelsea and attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from...
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Council Almost Nixes Transfers

July 22, 2015
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A request for year-end transfers in the city budget almost didn’t pass with councillors because it was handed in with just two days to go before deadline. Director of Finance George Anzuoni presented the council with over nine pages of requests for transfers, ranging in everything from police and fire overtime, workmen’s compensation to...
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

July 22, 2015
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

As state and local officials and organizations work to find solutions to preventing opiate overdoses, incidents of such occurrences have spiked in recent weeks and over this year. Last week, Revere Fire reported there were 12 overdoses and eight were given the reversal drug Narcan – and were saved. Another six were reported this...
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Primary Looms in September for Mayor, Council Candidates

July 22, 2015
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Due to a large number of candidates for Mayor and Councillor-at-Large, there will most likely be a Sept. 1 preliminary election. Candidates for office had to have their nomination papers turned in and certified by 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to the Election Department, which certified signatures for all but one candidate for Councillor-at-Large, there...
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Judge Pushes Pause Button in Revere, Boston Casino Lawsuit Showdown

July 22, 2015
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If the lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) over the Wynn casino license were viewed as an athletic contest, then last Thursday’s hearing in Suffolk Superior Court was simply the coin toss. And the coin seemed to have landed on its side. And there’s an entire game left to play. The only action...
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Lightbody Attorneys Allege Wynn Officials Knew of Land Ownership

July 22, 2015
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Attorneys for Revere’s Charlie Lightbody have filed a motion in Federal Court alleging that Wynn Everett officials knew in advance of his previous involvement with the Everett casino site long before they moved to purchase the land, and used the controversy to knock off $40 million from the sale price. Such a revelation, if...
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Police Briefs 07-15-2015

July 22, 2015
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BIKE OFFICER HELPS SAVE LIFE Revere Police are giving kudos to long-time officer Doug Zingali for helping to save an elderly woman who was having medical issues inside Nick’s Deli on Washington Avenue. Police said that on June 30 Zingali had parked his cruiser and was doing patrols on his bike – a new...
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Safe Housing Task Force – A Comprehensive Fix for Problem Properties

July 22, 2015
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Whether a home is overcrowded, an eye-sore, or safety hazard, problem properties can be one of the most significant quality of life issues for any neighborhood. My administration is meeting this challenge head on, working aggressively and comprehensively to fix each and every problem property in Revere. Overcrowding causes numerous problems such as fire...
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