Housing Court Open to Local Landlords and Tenants

October 27, 2017
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The expansion of the Housing Court into our part of Suffolk County for local landlords and tenants certainly is welcome news in our area.  In our community, the majority of the housing stock is multi-family.  Given the large investment now being made by the landlords in acquiring property, and the high rents that many...
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Enjoy A Happy and Safe Halloween

October 27, 2017
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Although mischief and vandalism on Halloween has been on the decline in recent years compared to what the parents and grandparents of today’s youngsters experienced in the past, it still is incumbent on every parent to make sure that their children — especially teenagers — do not engage in lawless activity and are home...
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Question 1

October 27, 2017
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Revere voters will have the opportunity on Nov. 7 to start the process of tax relief for qualified seniors. Under the terms of the Question 1, qualifying senior citizems, defined as those earning less than $57,000, will be able to apply for a 10-percent real-estate tax break. On average, the savings will amount to...
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Sports 10-25-2017

October 27, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS football team to host Burlington Friday The Revere High football team will host Burlington Friday evening in the first round of the non-playoff bracket of the MIAA state football tournament. Kick-off for the contest, which is believed to be the first time that Revere and Burlington have met on the...
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Obituaries 10-25-2017

October 27, 2017
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Ray ‘Raia’ LaRosa Department of Transportation retiree Ray J. “Raia” (Tkachuk) LaRosa of North Reading formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on October 20th 2017 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield at 90 years of age. Wife of the late Ben LaRosa. Loving sister of George Tkachuk of Revere. Philip Tkachuk and his wife...
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Annual Pumpkin Dash

October 21, 2017
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Annual Pumpkin Dash

Meaghan and Rowan Kelly were all dressed up for the Pumpkin Dash at Revere Beach on Sunday, Oct. 15.
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Paying Big Bucks:Several Key Properties Bought by New Developers

October 21, 2017
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Westbrook Partners, of New York City, have acquired the 194-unit Vanguard at Waterfront Square luxury apartment community on Revere Beach, which opened in 2016, for $59.85 million in cash. The sale amounts to approximately $308,505 per unit. The Bozzuto Group has assumed management of Vanguard at Waterfront Square with Westbrook Partners’ acquisition. The project’s...
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Subcommittee Tackles Billboard Ordinances

October 21, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock With over 80 billboards in Revere, and a current billboard moratorium, the city council has set up a subcommittee to review the city ordinances for billboards. The idea came about after conversations between the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC), the late council president Robert Haas Jr. and the city council members....
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Winthrop Officials Turn Down Fenway Park Football Game

October 21, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Despite a chance to play at Fenway Park, the Thanksgiving Day football game will instead be played in Winthrop on the new Miller Field. The vote not to go to Fenway Park took place at a special Winthrop School Committee meeting that was held last Thursday evening. Those involved with...
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News Briefs

October 21, 2017
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ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE Any Revere voter who wishes to have an absentee ballot for the Nov. 7 election has until 12 noon on Monday,  Nov. 6 to turn in the application. For any questions about obtaining a ballot, please  call the Revere Election Department at 781-286-8200.   BILL PASSED TO STOP HANDICAP LICENSE FRAUD...
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Announcing for Office

October 21, 2017
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Terminiello Jr. announces candidacy for School Comm. Al Terminiello, Jr. has announced his candidacy for the Revere School Committee.  The following is his statement: Born on November 13, 1953 to Barbara (Frye) and Albert J. Terminiello Sr. Attending Abraham Lincoln School, Garfield Jr. High and Revere High School, graduating Class of 1971. Al is...
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Police Briefs 10-18-2017

October 21, 2017
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ARREST Report FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 Jordan R. Leishman, 30, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of unarmed robbery and being a fugitive from justice.   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 Fredy V. Rivas-Najarro, 28, of Chelsea, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor.   SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8...
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Question and Answer Forum for School Committee Candidates

October 21, 2017
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The Revere Journal has asked each candidate for School Committee the following question: The school population has increased dramatically in the last few years in all grades.  What do you propose to address this continuing school enrollment increase that is resulting in overcrowding of classrooms?  The following are their responses: A new Revere High...
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Letter to the Editor

October 21, 2017
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GET OUT AND VOTE Dear Editor: Great people of Revere on Nov. 7th please open the gates to our great City Hall of Revere. Please vote for the candidate of your choice. I have made my choice and a request to the people of Ward Six, my choice is Councilor Charlie Patch, former Revere...
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The Time is Now for Question 1: Vote Yes for Senior Tax Relief

October 21, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo On Tuesday, November 7, Revere voters have the opportunity to go to the polls and vote for a 10 percent residential tax exemption for qualifying senior citizens who own and occupy their homes. Now is the right time for Revere to take this step. I urge residents to vote yes....
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“They Did What?”

October 21, 2017
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That was our initial reaction when we heard the news that the Winthrop School Committee had voted to reject an offer by the Boston Red Sox organization to have the Revere-Winthrop Thanksgiving Day football game to be played at Fenway Park on Thanksgiving Eve. To our knowledge, this marks the first time that a...
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Election Day is Near

October 21, 2017
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Election Day on Nov. 7 should bring out a large voter turnout.  Every seat on both the City Council and School Committee is being contested.  There are no free passes for elected officials this year. The fact that every elected seat is being contested shows that civic responsibility is very much alive and well...
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Sports 10-18-2017

October 21, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS football team falls to Swampscott The Revere High football team put up a valiant effort once again this past week, but a 5-1 Swampscott squad prevailed by a score of 27-0 at Harry Della Russo Stadium Friday evening. The contest was closer than the final score might indicate. After Swampscott...
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Obituaries 10-18-2017

October 21, 2017
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Florence DuPonte 1920 ­– 2017 Florence A. DuPonte of Inverness, Florida, formerly of Revere, passed away on October 2 under the care of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, Florida. She was 97 years old. Born in Boston on August 5, 1920 fo the late Michael and Josephine (Sacco) DiPesa, she was a...
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Revere Columbus Day Parade

October 13, 2017
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Revere Columbus Day Parade

One of the well dressed clowns parades under the Columbus Day Parade banner with a colorful umbrella to protect herself from the rain.Though it was a little soggy out, the Parade went off without a hitch, and attracted quite a few spectators given the weather conditions.
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Officials Unveil 311 Center

October 13, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Mayor Brian Arrigo in officially launching Revere’s 311 Constituent Services System Tuesday at Revere City Hall. Arrigo first proposed the installation of the 311 system when he was serving as a councillor-at-large. He reaffirmed that pledge during his campaign for mayor. Tuesday was a triumphant day...
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News Briefs

October 13, 2017
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PLEASANT ST CITY HALL ENTRANCE CLOSED Revere officials announce that the City Hall Pleasant St. entrance will be closed so that DPW can complete repair of the stairs. The temporary closure begins October 11, and the entrance will reopen on either Monday, October 16 or Tuesday, October 17.   ARRIGO ON PANEL FOR SMART...
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Ramos Announces for City Councillor At-Large

October 13, 2017
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David J. Ramos has announced his candidacy for Councillor at-Large.  The following is his statement: “My name is David Jose Ramos and I am a candidate for City Councilor At Large for Revere.  I have never run for political office and I am not a typical politician. Rather, I am a techie, an innovator...
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Braid Announces Candidacy for Councillor At-Large

October 13, 2017
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Todd A. Braid has announced his candidacy for Councillor at-Large.  The following is his statement: I am not a career politician but I’m a proud concerned  4th Generation Revere Resident. 18 years ago I married Stacey Gualtieri also a lifelong Revere resident. I’m blessed with two wonderful daughters. My oldest Karissa attended Revere public...
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