Parks and Rec Offers Plenty to Do This Summer

July 9, 2018
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There is truly something for everyone with this summer’s offerings from the Parks and Rec Department. Fourth of July activities are being held at the Whelan School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Music, pony rides, inflatables, facepainting, BBQ, slush, popcorn and cotton candy. Director Michael Hinojosa said the Parks and Recreation department over...
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News Briefs

July 9, 2018
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SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM The Revere Public School will sponsor the 23rd Annual Summer Food Program at various locations throughout the City of Revere through August 17. The program is provides a free breakfast and lunch to any child under the age of 18. Providing breakfast from 8-9 a.m. is the Beachmont School, the...
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Cirque du Soleil Brings Color and Imagination to the Community

July 9, 2018
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A surreal setting where you are immersed in Mexico’s many vivid landscapes, a running woman who is half monarch, a live band, and a giant treadmill where hoop divers spring through the air effortlessly. These are a few of the many unforgettable scenes that you will become a part of when you are an...
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Farmers Market Opens July 6

July 9, 2018
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The Revere Farmer’s Market returns to the American Legion lawn, 249 Broadway, this Friday, July 6 with 15 vendors, with products ranging from fresh produce to artisan goods to specialty prepared food, entertainment and more. The market is open from 12 – 4:30 p.m. every Friday from July 6 to Oct. 5. This year’s...
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Helen Porter Celebrates Her 100th Birthday at EBNHC’s Pace Program

July 9, 2018
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When Helen Porter was born in 1918 Woodrow Wilson was President, World War I was raging in Europe and the Spanish Flu officially became a global pandemic. Porter, a lifelong resident of Revere and a Winthrop East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) participant, celebrated her 100th...
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Baker Signs ‘Grand Bargain’ Legislation

July 9, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed the “Grand Bargain” legislation on Thursday, June 28, that deals with minimum wage increases, paid family medical leave and an annual sales tax holiday. The compromise legislation will create a permanent sales tax holiday, increase the minimum wage over the next five years and create a new paid family and...
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Police Briefs 07-04-2018

July 9, 2018
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PUNCHED PARKING CLERK A 66-year-old Revere resident has been summoned to court for allegedly punching a parking clerk in the back of the head after getting a violation on Park Avenue June 26. Around 8:15 p.m., the parking clerk alerted police that she had been assaulted by a resident on Park Avenue. The resident...
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Real Justice Requires a Fundamentally Different Approach: Prosecuting the Rich When They Steal from Workers

July 9, 2018
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Prosecutors are so conditioned to win at all costs that they have lost their nerve to test the waters in the name of justice. Currently, when corporate executives steal we use civil statutes to punish with fines. These fines help but often employers treat them as a price of doing business, and go right...
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Promises to Make to Yourself

July 9, 2018
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You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you...
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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 9, 2018
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of...
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Sports 07-04-2018

July 9, 2018
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SUMMER SHOWDOWN: East Boston Knights to face the Revere Rockies this Friday By Jonathan Chang The East Boston Knights have yet to find their groove this season, but they’ll face Revere in a rubber match on July 6 that promises to have all the fireworks expected of a City Line battle. In their second...
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Obituaries 07-04-2018

July 9, 2018
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Steven Pires Member of Carpenters Union Local 67 Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere for Steven A. Pires who passed unexpectedly on Saturday, June 16 at his Revere residence. He was...
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Bob Haas Memorial Unveiling

June 28, 2018
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Bob Haas Memorial Unveiling

Juanita Haas and Rachel Shanley unveil the new memorial to Bob Haas at the Lincoln School playground on Thursday afternoon, June 21.
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Thank You Dan Conley

June 28, 2018
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Thank You Dan Conley

On behalf of the City of Revere, Councillor George Rotondo gave a plaque commending District Attorney Dan Conley in helping the residents of Revere and all of Suffolk County.
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Council Approves FY19 Budget

June 28, 2018
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On Monday night the city council approved a $192,676,571 city budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins on July 1. Mayor Brian Arrigo had submitted a $206,992,903 budget request to the City Council on June 11. The Ways and Means Subcommittee then vetted the budget and the council made the final vote. Councillor Dan...
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Appreciation:Eileen Haydock Merullo Lived a Life of Service

June 28, 2018
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Appreciation:Eileen Haydock Merullo Lived a Life of Service

Eileen Haydock Merullo has lived a life of service: in the military, in the schools, and in the community. When asked why she had entered the Army immediately after graduation from Boston University, Eileen said that she was very anxious to serve her country. She had watched 15 young men in her immediate neighborhood...
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RBP Hotel LLC, Shaws Site Developer, Tweaks Plan

June 28, 2018
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RBP Hotel, LLC, developers of the former Shaw site on the Revere Beach Parkway, came before the City Council Monday night asking for an increase for its hotel by 20 rooms and a decrease in the number of “extended-stay” units by eight. Christine Thomas, a partner in the development, said they would like 132...
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Senator Markey, EBNHC Administrators, Discuss Health Impacts of Separating Children from Familes at the Border

June 28, 2018
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Flanked by the state’s leading doctors, psychiatrists and pediatricians U.S. Senator Edward Markey delivered an emotional speech discussing the health impacts on children and families caused by separating children from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico. The press conference last Friday outside the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Maverick Square followed...
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Senior Tax Exemption Program Applicants Accepted July 1

June 28, 2018
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Qualified senior citizens will be eligible for a property tax exemption under the new Senior Tax exemption program announced this week by Mayor Brian Arrigo. Voters overwhelmingly approved the exemption program in the November 2017 municipal election, voting 4,543 to 1,398 in favor.   Mayor Arrigo championed the exemption in the run-up to the election,...
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News Briefs

June 28, 2018
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Senior Citizen Work-Off Abatement Program FY 2019 Mayor Brian Arrigo is pleased to announce the City of Revere will be accepting applications on July 1 for the Senior Citizen Work-Off Abatement Program Fiscal Year 2019. This program provides the opportunity for 50 seniors to work for a $750 property tax abatement and another 50 seniors...
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Commericial Parking Lot Fees Reconsidered

June 28, 2018
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Parking is a hot topic in Revere, especially when it comes to commercial parking lots. On June 19, the License Commission held a public hearing to discuss parking lot fees, something they visited back in April when they increased the fee from $25 to $365 per space, an increase lot owners were not happy...
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Loan Orders Approved for Water and Sewer Work

June 28, 2018
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The City Council approved $11.75 million in loan orders for water and sewer work at various locations around the city, but the measure wasn’t approved until the council grilled the representative from CDM Smith. The first bone of contention came from Councillor Dan Rizzo and Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch, who asked why CDM...
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Speaker DeLeo Leads Growing Coalition of Support Behind Evandro Carvalho for Suffolk DA

June 28, 2018
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo endorsed Democratic State Representative Evandro C. Carvalho for Suffolk County District Attorney, citing Carvalho’s strong progressive record and prosecutorial experience. Speaker DeLeo, a lifelong Democrat and Winthrop resident, said Carvalho has distinguished himself as a leader on progressive issues during his tenure in the House, and singled out his...
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City Council Motions

June 28, 2018
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18-230 Motion presented by Councillor Powers: That the Mayor convene a meeting to discuss resources available and possible solutions to abate the flooding problems that the City has recently experienced in the areas of Rice Avenue, Mills Avenue, Pines River, and other affected areas. The entities or individuals should be requested to attend: Federal...
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