NY Dog Breeder, Dumped Dogs in Revere, Convicted of Animal Cruelty

July 28, 2018
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A Salem Superior Court judge found a 54-year old Long Beach, New York dog breeder guilty of animal cruelty on July 20 following a week and a half long bench trial. Judge James Lang found Dominic Donovan guilty of six counts of animal cruelty Friday morning. Donovan’s bail was revoked and he was taken into...
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Arrigo Announces Financial Audit Findings and Commits to Further Review

July 28, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo announced the findings of a comprehensive external review that has resulted in the identification of over $2 million in city funds of which nearly $800,000 will be returned to the city’s general fund and  the remaining money will be returned to the state and federal governments.  The audit was commissioned by...
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Advocacy Group Produces Study Showing Roadmap to Fix School Funding:Under Five-Year Plan, Revere Could See Up to $18 Million More per Year

July 28, 2018
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A state budget advocacy organization – Mass. Budget and Policy Center – has released a report this week detailing a five-year roadmap to fix the state’s education funding crisis – a plan that would require $888 million over five years and would mean $18 million more in state funding per year for Revere schools....
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Police Briefs 07-25-2018

July 28, 2018
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SHOOTING IN CAMPBELL AVE HOME Revere Police detectives and State Troopers assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office are investigating a shooting that severely injured a man on Campbell Avenue early on July 17. Revere Police responded for a 9-1-1 call reporting an injured person in the area of 104 Campbell Ave. Inside...
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Lost and Found: Audits Found Forgotten Money, and Revealed Lost Parking Revenue

July 28, 2018
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When I took the oath of office as Mayor of Revere in 2016, among my immediate priorities was to gain an objective, unvarnished assessment of the City’s finances and the methods used to manage them.  I believed that there was ample space to improve oversight, increase efficiency, and revise the ways the City used...
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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 28, 2018
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A recent news article in The Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent...
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Sports 07-25-2018

July 28, 2018
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Revere ingredients flavor Yawkey League’s McKay Beacons success   Four Revere residents are prime reasons that the McKay Club Beacons have surged to second place in the Ted Williams Division of the Yawkey Baseball League. Players Matt Costanza, Rich DeMartino, and Zach Moore, and coach John Moore are prime reasons that the young Beacons...
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Obituaries 07-25-2018

July 28, 2018
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Anthony Joseph Bianchi Co-founder and operator with his wife of Bianchi’s Pizza on Revere Beach Anthony Joseph Bianchi of Danvers, formerly of Revere, beloved husband of Josephine E. (Tuccelli) Bianchi passed away on Friday, July 6, at Beverly Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 86 years old. Born in Revere, the son...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Set for Friday Kick Off

July 20, 2018
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The Revere Beach Partnership and sponsors of the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival have wowed millions of visitors for the last 14 years to witness some amazing sculptures. And this year will be no exception. With more than 350 tons of special granite sand brought in last Friday from Hudson, N.H., the festival...
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Road Closures for Sand Sculpting Fest

July 20, 2018
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There is no doubt traffic related to the Sand Sculpturing Festival will be noticeable during the next couple of days, and those coming to the beach are encouraged to take public transportation, ride share services because there will be little parking. Police Chief James Guido said there will be no shuttle from Suffolk Downs...
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Appreciation:Lucy Fiandaca, Local Resident, Pillar of the Community

July 20, 2018
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When Lucy Fiandaca walked into the Winthrop Marketplace to do her shopping, this elegant lady from East Boston lit up the whole store with her kindness, her warmth, and her optimism. “She was the most positive person I’ve ever met,” said owner Marc Wallerce. “She was a wonderful, wonderful lady who got to know...
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Melaina Polan Wins 2018 Full-Tuition Posse Scholarship

July 20, 2018
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Headed to Bucknell University in the fall, Revere High School graduate Melaina Polan has been awarded Posse Foundation full-tuition Leadership Scholarship. The Posse Foundation is an American nonprofit organization that recruits student leaders from public high schools across the country to form diverse groups called “Posses.” Each “Posse,” consisting of about 10 Posse Scholars...
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News Briefs

July 20, 2018
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WORKSHOP PLANNED ON SENIOR TAX PROGRAMS The Mayor’s Office and Assessor’s Office will be hosting their second workshop at the Rossetti Cowan Senior Center on July 19 at 11 a.m. to help seniors apply for the new Senior Tax Exemption and the Senior Work-Off Abatement program.   Dockless Bike Sharing RETURNS WITH SUMMER Lime...
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Find Yourself in a DCR State Park to Celebrate 125th Anniversary

July 20, 2018
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Join a DCR Park interpreter to learn about the wonderful natural and cultural history of your state parks.  All Programs are FREE and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For program cancellations phone 978-937-2094 ext. 121, one hour before start time. Rain Cancels.  Bring Water.  Strongly recommend sunscreen, a...
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Revere Housing Authority’s Proactive Approach to the Rat Problem in Revere

July 20, 2018
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Due, in part, to the recent rash of city-wide complaints regarding rat infestation, the Revere Housing Authority  Director, James Millezano, reported to the Board of Commissioners at the June 21 meeting, that the Housing Authority  workers have been proactive in their approach to stemming the rat problem in all Revere housing developments.  Many significant...
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Jewelry Box Owner says Thanks

July 20, 2018
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Tommy Yourawski has finally retired, and he has sold his Broadway shop, The Jewelry Box. Now, he’s content to sit back and relax. For 40 years he was the go-to guy for all your jewelry needs, and he’s appreciative for all the customers that he’s had over the years. His customers have come from...
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Suffolk Downs Advisory Board Learns About the Ins and Outs of the Project

July 20, 2018
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Members of the Suffolk Downs Advisory Board for the City of Revere have held several meetings, including one last Wednesday night at Suffolk Downs, to learn about all the nuances of the future development at Suffolk Downs. “This presentation is sort of like Suffolk Downs 101,” said Tom O’Brien, head of HYM Investments, owners...
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Beach Developer Proposes Change

July 20, 2018
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Developers of the proposed Springhill Suites Waterfront Square were in front of the Site Plan Advisory Board Tuesday morning to review plans for the hotel. “I’d like to scratch the dirt by the end of the year,” said developer Budge Upton. Plans are moving ahead and Upton said they would like to get some...
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Engineered for Success:At RHS, Noel Set the Path to Her Career in the Sciences

July 20, 2018
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Jacqueline Noel has always enjoyed the sciences. She was a participant in several Revere school science fairs and took a number of Advanced Placement classes at Revere High School. “I always took as many science classes as I could in high school,” recalled Jacqueline. “All my electives at Revere High were geared toward science....
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Revere Students Earn Academic Honors

July 20, 2018
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Hill School Principal’s List The following students have been recognized for their academic achievement at the Hill School for Term 3. Term 3 Principal’s List- Grade 5 Kathy Granados Alvarez Ana Kalliavas Kenneth Santizo Carvajal Samantha Solis Valentina Tate Gammachuu Tolla   Term 3 Principal’s List -Grade 4 Omolade Adeniyi Maeve Hurley Carlos Umanzor...
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Baker-Polito Administration Proposes $150 Million Investment in Public Education, School Safety Package

July 20, 2018
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The Baker-Polito administration filed legislation last week providing $150 million across K-12 and higher education programs, including funds to support school safety, strengthen mental health programs in schools, provide additional pathways to higher education opportunities, and add¡ress substance misuse prevention, education and screening for students. “These targeted investments will make our schools safer and...
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Police Briefs 07-18-2018

July 20, 2018
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HARRASSING NEIGHBOR A Vane Street man was arrested on July 9 for allegedly harassing his neighbor for weeks, and finally attempting to assault him with a metal bottle opener. Around 11:20 a.m., police responded to Vane Street and found a victim who said his neighbor had tried to assault him with a bottle opener....
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Pre-Existing Conditions: Protecting Access to Care

July 20, 2018
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At 19, Jen was diagnosed with Lupus. She had to navigate her way into adulthood balancing doctors’ visits and frequent prescription refills. Jen knew health insurance was critical for managing her chronic disease, but never more so than when she became pregnant with her first child. Her diagnosis meant additional pre- and post-natal care to...
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Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

July 20, 2018
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This weekend marks the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. Thousands of  Revere residents, as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors from throughout the Boston area, will flock to America’s oldest public beach to view the works of art from 15 sand sculptors from all over the world who will compete...
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