The Cleanup Is On

April 14, 2016
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s “Beautify Revere” series is set to begin this Saturday at 10 a.m.  We urge residents and business owners in the Oak Island Park area to attend the event. As always after the winter, our streets and parks need a complete cleaning.  Debris litters many of the street gutters. It seems that...
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Sports 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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RhS sports Roundup RHS girls lacrosse team wins two straight The Revere High girls lacrosse team earned a pair of runaway victories this past week, taking the measure of Saugus, 11-1, and Malden, 11-4. In Friday’s triumph over Saugus on the turf at Harry Della Russo Stadium, senior captain Amina Mansouri led the Lady Patriot...
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Obituaries 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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James Enos Master Upholsterer; Owner Enos Upholstery Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for James J. Enos who died following a long illness at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital...
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Two-Alarm Fire on Reservoir Avenue

April 7, 2016
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Two-Alarm Fire on Reservoir Avenue

Revere Fire fought off a dangerous two-alarm fire at 33-35 Reservoir Ave. late on Friday afternoon. Deputy Chief Jim Cullen made quick work of the blaze with Everett and Chelsea Fire assisting. The smoky blaze was centered in the second floor apartment, which appeared to be under construction. No one was home at the time...
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Prom Time

April 7, 2016
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Prom Time

RHS Jr. Prom King and Queen- Gerson Garcia and Elizabeth Lake.
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Mayor Gets Council’s Nod for Funding Audit

April 7, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night the city council approved a funding request from the mayor for $72,000 to conduct an audit of the last two years of city finances. But the topic of the evening was whether a private firm should conduct the audit or a state agency. But the approval did not...
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Residents Oppose Building Use for Special Garage

April 7, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A Broadway business owner is trying again to get the city to approve one non-conforming use, a commercial garage to another non-confirming use, a special garage, which will include a spray room and residents have made it clear that they don’t want either. Monday night the City Council heard from...
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Seven Candidates Vying for Senate Seat on Tuesday

April 7, 2016
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Revere voters are focusing their political sights on the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate Special Election set for this Tuesday, April 12. Seven Democratic candidates, including two from Revere, former mayor Dan Rizzo and current Councillor-at-Large Steven Maribito, have been campaigning for the seat previously held by Anthony Petruccelli, who stepped down...
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Police Briefs 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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Weekly Crime Report House Breaks: (4) Lucia Avenue; Moretti/Oakwood; Garfield Ave.; and Davis Street. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (5) Bennington Street; *Glendale Street; *Cushman Avenue; Taft Street (plate); and Ward Street. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (36) Copeland Circle (3); Butler Circle; Mahoney Circle; North Shore Road; Beach Street; Squire Road; Beach Street; Cushman...
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Five-Year-Old Muslim Boy’s Story Demonstrates How Children Suffer Due to Islamophobia

April 7, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir I would like to share with you the true story of a five-year-old Muslim boy named Mohamed. One day Mohamed came home from school angry, eager to tell his father what happened in class. “My friend John told me that he hates Muslims,” Mohamed said. His father was shocked but initially...
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Letter to the Editor

April 7, 2016
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Supporter of Joe Boncore for State Senate Dear Editor: During my time in the Army, I have had the opportunity to meet some of the greatest men and women I know. When I decide to support a candidate and put my efforts into getting them elected, it’s a must that Veterans are a priority...
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Get Out and Vote

April 7, 2016
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Next Tuesday, seven candidates will be seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat of the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that was held for the last nine years by Anthony Petrucelli of East Boston.  These candidates, including our own former Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito have been campaigning and meeting the...
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Sports 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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RhS sports Roundup Weather permitting,  RHS softball, baseball teams ready for openers Just when we thought that Mother Nature’s mild spring this year was a make-up call for last years’s horrible winter that wiped out most of the first two weeks of the 2015 spring sports season, she tossed a wicked curve ball this...
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Obituaries 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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Michael Megna Award winner who fought successfully to overcome cerebral palsy Michael Megna died on Thursday, March 24 at the Cambridge Hospital after a life-long valiant battle with cerebral palsy and all related complications. Born and raised in Boston, Michael’s birth was afflicted with cerebral palsy which he fought fiercely and intently to gain...
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Easter Bunny at Beachmont

April 1, 2016
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Easter Bunny at Beachmont

The Easter bunny holds Jay Marichal, who was exhausted after chasing down Easter Eggs at the Beachmont School last Saturday, March 26. A specially commissioned helicopter dropped 2,000 plastic Easter Eggs from the sky courtesy of Eagle Heights Church. Later, the helicopter landed on the field and out popped the Easter Bunny to greet...
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Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at the Beach

April 1, 2016
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Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at the Beach

Rev. Nick Granitsas, senior pastor of The First Congregational Church of Revere, played an Italian accordion to provide music to the annual Revere Ministerial Alliance’s Sunrise Service on Revere Beach. The Easter tradition has been in place for more than 40 years.
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Garfield Middle School Lands Large Grant for School Re-Design

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Garfield Middle School has been chosen as one of two schools statewide to participate in a $450,000 grant program by the Center for Collaborative Education – a grant that will try to bring the middle school in line with the high school’s Student Centered Learning model. “It will be an...
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Funding Secured for Mr RHS; But More School Cuts Planned

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Put on the tux, Mr. RHS will take bow this year after all. After budget cuts threatened to cancel the annual Mr. RHS event this spring, School officials said this week that they have rethought the controversial cancellation and will allow that, and some other events, to take place – but...
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MWRA Offers Interest Free Loans to Revere

April 1, 2016
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Last week the MWRA approved a program to make available $100 million in interest-free loans to its member water communities to fully replace lead service lines. The city of Revere will be able to obtain interest-free loans from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to replace lead service lines running from the street to individual...
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Arrigo Gets Council’s Nod for Funds to Assess DPW Building

April 1, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Department of Public Works building at 321 Rear Charger St. has seen better days and now the city is taking a serious look at the condition of the building and the safety of the employees. Monday night Mayor Brian Arrigo asked the city council to approve $100,000 for DPW...
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Police Briefs 03-30-2016

April 1, 2016
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MONDAY, MARCH 21 A 17 year old juvenile was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Sara Marie Bardsley, 20, of Weymouth, was arrested on two outstanding warrants. Michelly L. Herrera, 24, of 33 Sumner St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Alana Angelic Negron, 18, of Lynn, was arrested on a charge of trespassing. TUESDAY,...
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Fighting Big Tobacco for Our Kids

April 1, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico In the United States, the face of the tobacco industry is rapidly evolving. In recent years, the industry has undergone an era of innovation, creating new products designed to appeal to new customers bound for a lifetime of addiction. And yet, one aspect of the tobacco business has remained the...
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Letter to the Editor

April 1, 2016
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Rizzo committed to helping senior citizens Dear Editor: Speaking as a senior citizen, my vote goes to Dan Rizzo for State Senate.  Frankly, there are no other candidates that have done more, or will do more for seniors in this district. As a senior in Revere, I have personally seen the Mayor work for...
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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years the federal courts have been monitoring the cleanup and quality of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and used the local beaches can...
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