Revere’s Moschella Speaks to Malaysian Fire Academy

March 30, 2018
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Former Revere firefighter Dr. John Moschella left Massachusetts last month to speak about fire science at the Malaysian fire academy, but he said he came back realizing that as much as they had to learn from him, we also have a lot to learn from them. In a country dotted with huge skyscrapers in...
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Police Briefs 03-28-2018

March 30, 2018
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Police  news REVERE, WINTHROP Chief Terence M. Delehanty reports that the Winthrop Police Department, working in close cooperation with Revere Police and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, charged a woman last week in connection with cocaine trafficking. Kathleen T. Sullivan, 49, of Winthrop, was arrested and charged with: Cocaine Trafficking Over 100 Grams Less...
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Gas and Oil Re-Invest Tax Windfall

March 30, 2018
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President Trump’s recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million toward employee pensions, and Cigna is upping its hourly minimum wage to $16. Some pundits are accusing the energy...
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Letters to the Editor

March 30, 2018
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More Safeguards, Better Options Dear Editor and fellow residents: Many people have reached out to me about my recent lone dissenting vote on the Suffolk Downs overlay changes. Yes, in the 9 -1-1 vote, I was the lone vote not to approve the proposed changes for the potential 3,000 residential apartment units for Suffolk...
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Easter Prayers in America – We Need It

March 30, 2018
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The gospels of Matthew and Mark identify the place where Jesus prayed shortly before his betrayal by Judas and then later his trial and crucifixion as Gethsemane. Jesus was accompanied by three of his followers, Peter, John and James, whom he asked to stay awake and pray. During his agony as he prayed, “his...
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‘Free Cash,’ Prudent Spending

March 30, 2018
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Recent news that Revere certified nearly $11.2 million in “Free Cash” is a welcome indicator of sound fiscal management, and will give the city the opportunity to tackle long-neglected municipal infrastructure improvements. “Free Cash” is a term commonly used to describe money that accrues to a city from three distinct sources:  unanticipated free cash...
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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...
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Happy Passover And Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...
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Sports 03-28-2018

March 30, 2018
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STATE CHAMPS Immaculate Conception takes Archdiocese state tourney The Immaculate Conception School Boys Junior Varsity and Girls Junior Varsity basketball teams were victorious at the Archdiocese State Tournament held on March 11.  Both teams will now attend the Regional Tournament held in Hartford, Conn., in April. This year, the boys went undefeated in the...
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Obituaries 03-28-2018

March 30, 2018
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John Gentile Will be missed by all who knew him John Gentile of Revere, formerly of Somerville and Italy, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 25 at the age of 90. John was born on May 12, 1927, in Prezza, Italy to Antonio Gentile and Donatella (Pasquale). He moved to...
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Fund Established for RHS Class of 2014 Athlete and Scholar Lauren Hayes’ Recovery

March 23, 2018
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Fund Established for RHS Class of 2014  Athlete and Scholar Lauren Hayes’ Recovery

Last week while on spring break vacation out of the country Lauren was in a boating accident due to negligence of the boat crew, ultimately resulting in a serious skull fracture. Lauren was admitted to Hospital Galenia in Cancun where she was in the ICU receiving treatment. Fortunately, two of Lauren’s best friends were...
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Several City Building Projects Being Considered

March 23, 2018
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The City Council had finances on its mind during Monday night’s meeting with a request to back a grant application for a new high school, a request to study the feasibility of a new fire station in the Point of Pines area, and a request a new DPW facility and funding a new DCR...
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Suffolk Downs Overlay District Approved by City Council

March 23, 2018
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The City Council has approved the Suffolk Downs Overlay District proposed by HYM Investments, owners and developers of the 161-acre site that is shared with East Boston. The overlay district covers the 52-acres on the old site on Winthrop Ave. of the racing track facility and sets the stage for the rest of the...
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Medical Marijuana Tax for Revere Approved

March 23, 2018
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Monday night the council voted to accept a state law that would allow the city to impose a 3 percent tax on any marijuana purchased at a marijuana facility. The council has already voted against recreational marijuana shops, but a medical marijuana facility, through a company called Alternative Therapies, has been approved for Railroad...
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Tenants File Suit in Court over Housing Conditions

March 23, 2018
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Since Feb. 23 tenants in three high-rise buildings known as the Water’s Edge at 364, 370 and 388 Ocean Ave. have been without a functioning elevator, and the issue has gone to Housing Court. A special office by the management company of the buildings has been set up at 370 Ocean Ave. to help...
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NECCO Employees May Face Layoffs

March 23, 2018
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If NECCO doesn’t find a buyer, then upwards of 400 employees could face layoffs. There are roughly 40 employees of these who reside in Revere. Last week NECCO’s CEO Mark McGee notified Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo that without a buyer by May 6 for the 171-year-old confectionary company, he would have to layoff employees....
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Summer 2018 with Revere Parks and Recreation

March 23, 2018
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To our fellow residents, the summer of 2018 marks yet another exciting season with the City of Revere’s Parks and Recreation Department; even after what turned out to be a tremendous 2017, this could be our best summer yet. Our programming lineup includes popular favorites such as our Thursday night movie series on Revere...
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Revere Students Earn Academic Honors

March 23, 2018
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LOCAL STUDENTS RECEIVE HONORS AT MALDEN CATHOLIC The following students received  academic  honors at Malden Catholic High School. Chen, Feifan, First Honors Dai, Zhenghao, Headmaster’s List Giannino, Anthony, Second Honors Holmes, Kyle, Headmaster’s List Jiang, Erzhan, Headmaster’s List Mitala, Vincent, First Honors O’Donnell, Maguire, Second Honors Rios, Cristia, Headmaster’s List Sekenski, Michael, First Honors...
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Police Briefs 03-21-2018

March 23, 2018
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FALSE FIRE ALARM One Sumner Street man was arrested on Monday, March 12, and charged with pulling a false fire alarm. Around 2 p.m., patrol officers observed the man at the corner of North Shore Road and Kimball Avenue pull a the fire-box alarm. Officers quickly approached to ask him why he had pulled...
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To Cut Drug Prices, Start with the Facts

March 23, 2018
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Americans are paying too much for prescription medicines. State lawmakers are fed up with Washington’s apathy towards high pharmacy bills. So they’re taking matters into their own hands and pushing forward with several bills Their proposals are well-intentioned — but they’re doomed to backfire and hurt patients. Why? The bills are based on false...
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Suffolk Downs Moving Forward

March 23, 2018
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For residents of Revere, Boston, and surrounding communities, the “potential” for the full development of Suffolk Downs has been just that — potential — for more than 30 years. Ideas for the transformation of the Suffolk Downs site have ranged from a sports megaplex (that would have housed the Patriots and the Red Sox)...
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Gov Baker Comes Through — Again

March 23, 2018
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The recent presentation by Gov. Charlie Baker of a $2 million MassWorks grant to the city marks yet another step forward toward the overhaul of the Shirley Avenue business district. Funding from the grant specifically is earmarked for infrastructure improvements that will enhance business development along Shirley Avenue, which now is part of the...
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Obituaries 03-21-2018

March 23, 2018
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Felia ‘Phyllis’ Patri Member of Town Line Bowling League and Dunedin, Florida Community Chorus Felia “Phyllis” (Gadalis) Patri of Medford, formerly of Malden, died on March 12. An active member of the Town Line Bowling League, as well as the Dunedin Community Chorus in Dunedin, Fla., she was the beloved wife of the late Charles,...
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Scouts Pancake Breakfast

March 16, 2018
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Scouts Pancake Breakfast

The Revere Cub Scout Pack 15 and Boy Scout Troop 15 hosted its fourth annual Pancake Breakfast on March 11 at the VFW. Pictured above, Joshua Chamness, Dante Faiella, and Nathaniel Kerins collecting donations for Savers FUNDrive at the breakfast.
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