Councillors Approve FY ’16 Budget, 9-2

June 25, 2015
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With only two dissenters and a few cuts, the city council approved the Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget for the city. The council approved a $169,081,832 budget after making a couple of additions and a few cuts from the originally submitted budget of $168,473,027 by Mayor Dan Rizzo. The council voted to add bonded...
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

June 25, 2015
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

In 1997, when Kitty Bowman came to Revere to lead a fledgling community benefits organization sponsored by Mass General, she never thought the community would rub off on her in the way it has. The long-time director of RevereCARES has retired from her post and said that even though she is leaving Revere for...
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Police Briefs 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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FATAL OD ON PEARL AVENUE A Beachmont man was found deceased from an apparent drug overdose on Pearl Avenue. Police responded to the apartment building around 1:40 p.m. on Friday to find the man had died. He was found in a bedroom on the third floor. FIGHTIN’ OVER A MAN One woman is being...
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Thank You, Kitty Bowman

June 25, 2015
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Kitty Bowman, the long-time director of RevereCARES who impacted so many residents’ lives in a positive way – and who truly went above and beyond in her position, retired last week. The announcement ends a very productive record of accomplishments by Bowman, who became one of the most respected and admired leaders in this...
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Rizzo Supports Increasing Earned Income Tax Credit

June 25, 2015
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Governor Baker and the Massachusetts Senate have put forth two separate proposals to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit for working families in our state.  This is a brave step to address income inequality for the residents of our state and should be commended. As Mayor of Revere, I meet residents everyday who are...
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Letters to the Editor

June 25, 2015
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Concerned over issues  Dear Editor: At a recent meeting inside Revere City Hall where issues related to the opening of the new McKinley School and the rebuild Harry Della Russo stadium were discussed, area residents were invited to ask questions about the city’s plans to deal with a myriad of uncertain prospects related to...
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Sports 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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Baseball is the main course in the Costanza household Matt Costanza sat in traffic Saturday morning trying to make the way from his Point of Pines home to the baseball batting cages on Route 1 in Saugus.  Sunday morning, he was on a bus headed to New Jersey to join up with his AAU baseball...
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Obituaries 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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Anthony “Chubby” Sardo Founder of Mama Rosie’s Ravioli Anthony “Chubby” Sardo, of Boxford, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Born in the North End, he was the son of Charles Sardo and Rosina (Mama Rosie) Cammarata. He moved to Revere and married his high school...
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Paul Revere Field Day

June 18, 2015
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Paul Revere Field Day

Kyle Lanes is all smiles on all fours as he crawls under the parachute as part of a game of tag last Thursday morning during the annual Paul Revere Field Day festivities. Children from all grades and scores of parents and teachers supervised, and participated, in events such as limbo, sack races and other...
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Orbelina Erazo to Compete in Miss Mass.

June 18, 2015
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Orbelina Erazo to Compete in Miss Mass.

Orbelina Erazo is a young woman who knows what she wants – the title of Miss Massachusetts 2016 – and she will go for it on June 28 at the Hanover Theater in Worcester. Erazo is moving up the ladder in the pageant world and hopes to expand the pageant in Massachusetts. She currently...
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Rizzo Submits FY ’16 Budget to City Council

June 18, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo submitted his fiscal year 2016 budget to the City Council last week  and it could be the first controversy of the upcoming November election. Rizzo’s challenger, Councillor Brian Arrigo, happens to be the chair of the Ways and Means subcommittee which will hold budget hearings over the next few days. Rizzo...
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Anzuoni to Receive Award From Regional Housing Board

June 18, 2015
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Anzuoni to Receive Award From Regional Housing Board

When Revere Housing Authority (RHA) Commissioner George Anzuoni was headed to a meeting on Cooledge Street a few weeks ago, he passed by a family living in the complex who was celebrating a graduation. A young lady was graduating from Revere High School, and Anzuoni could only think that perhaps she was headed off...
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An Early Father’s Day Gift

June 18, 2015
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By a stroke of luck, Erin Lewis forgot part of her dance costume last Wednesday afternoon – causing her to go back in the house and find her grandfather, Jim Lewis, choking and near death. Her find triggered what the family is calling the best Father’s Day gift anyone could give a father –...
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Police Briefs 06-17-2015

June 18, 2015
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TAKE A CHILL PILL One Revere man has promised to be more civilized in the future after threatening to kill an employee at the Board of Health for the issuance of a property fine. Around 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, a man called the Board by phone and began discussing a citation he...
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Clarification

June 18, 2015
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In last week’s Revere Journal it was incorrectly stated that the council voted to send a letter to Wynn, LLC. The vote was to send a letter to the attorney general’s office. Also, the incorrect councillor was credited with bringing forth a motion for new signage in local parks. The initial proposal called for...
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A Well Deserved Honor

June 18, 2015
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The announcement by the New England Region of the National Housing Authority and Redevelopment Officers that Revere Housing Authority Commissioner George Anzuoni has been named 2015 Commissioner of the Year comes as no surprise to Revere residents. For almost four decades, Anzuoni has been a credit to former Mayor George Colella who first hired...
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Letters to the Editor

June 18, 2015
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Mayor Rizzo Congratulates Former Mayor Ambrosino         Dear Editor: I am thrilled that former Mayor Tom Ambrosino has been named the next City Manager of Chelsea. Secretary Jay Ash, who had transformed the city throughout his tenure as manager, leaves a strong legacy for Tom to continue. I am certain Tom will be up to the challenge....
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Obituaries 06-17-2015

June 18, 2015
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Marie DiMonte Studied at New England Conservatory of Music Marie M. DiMonte, an East Boston native and Revere resident, died on June 12 at the Resident Care Rehab & Nursing Center of Framingham following a long illness. She was 79 years old. Born and raised in Boston, the family lived in East Boston and...
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Councillors Send Letter to Wynn

June 11, 2015
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Three city councillors, serving on Economic Development Subcommittee, voted to send a letter to Wynn, LLC for a job fair and vendor fair for Revere residents, despite a request from the mayor to protect the city’s litigation position. Now the council will seek an opinion from the Attorney General on what can be discussed...
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Car Wash, Coffee Shop Proposed at Plaza Garibaldi

June 11, 2015
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The owner of the Barn Car Wash on Squire Road has a new proposal for the former Plaza Garibaldi on the Parkway – a plan that includes a coffee shop, retail and two car wash bays. Joe Coppola has filed for special permits with the City and has a hearing before the City Council...
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School Committeewoman Wood Pruitt’s Fate Still Unknown

June 11, 2015
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School Committee member Donna Wood Pruitt hasn’t been seen at any school functions in the last two weeks, yet it is unclear whether or not she will resign from the School Committee due to allegations she sold prescription drugs via Facebook to an undercover State Police Trooper. Wood Pruitt did not sit with the...
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Ambrosino Chosen as Chelsea Manager

June 11, 2015
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Former Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino has crossed the City line and become the new Chelsea City Manager – winning out Monday night in an 8-3 vote of the Chelsea City Council during the first round of voting. Former Portland (ME) City Manager Mark Rees. was also considered by the Council. “I’m very excited,” said...
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Police Briefs 06-10-2015

June 11, 2015
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DOG KILLING RESULTS IN DOMESTIC SITUATION A Shirley Avenue man is facing serious charges after allegedly killing a dog and leaving it in the bathtub – an action that sparked a violent domestic situation on Thursday, June 4. The man allegedly broke into the home of his aunt and sister and had a confrontation...
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Congratulations to Tom Ambrosino

June 11, 2015
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 Those of us who followed Tom Ambrosino’s tenure as mayor of Revere for 12 years were not surprised that the Chelsea City Council so overwhelmingly selected him as its new city manager this week. Ambrosino was chosen from a large field of candidates who applied and there were many other individuals who inquired about...
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