News Briefs

March 16, 2018
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2018 CENSUS IS UNDERWAY In accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 51, Section 4, the 2018 Annual City Census was mailed in January to every household in the City of Revere.  Upon receipt of the form residents are asked to review it for accuracy and make changes as needed.  Sign and date the form...
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Have You Had Enough Yet?

March 16, 2018
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For the second time in less than two weeks Revere was hit with a nor’easter, closing schools and City Hall. Last Wednesday the battle was against rising tides and flooding. Yesterday over a foot of snow was left to contend with. Mayor Brian Arrigo said the city has 60 pieces of equipment for snow...
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March Madness, MGC Report Address Future of Sports Betting – Perhaps at Casinos like Wynn Boston Harbor

March 16, 2018
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Starting this week, and going through the rest of the month, the country will largely be enraptured in NCAA college basketball “March Madness,” and no other time during the year is betting on sports more active. Yet, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA), almost 97 percent of the estimated $10 billion wagered on...
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Revolutionary Clinics Hosts Special Art Display at Store

March 16, 2018
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He has drawn and sketched since he was a child, but Michael Kerwin’s artistic talents became an emotional outlet for him as he underwent brain surgery in an attempt to stop the daily seizures he suffered. In his recovery from having a tumor removed, he created some stunning images. He credits medical marijuana for...
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Makes a Very Big Splash on the Beach

March 16, 2018
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On March 11, more than 150 brave beach lovers plunged into Boston Harbor at BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston as part of the 7th annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, including Revere’s top fundraiser Carol Haney. Haney raised $1,185 for Revere Beach. This year, the “pledge and plunge”...
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Police Briefs 03-14-2018

March 16, 2018
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ATTEMPTED LARCENY AT RED LIGHT A woman is being praised by police for thwarting several men who apparently were looking to carjack her at several red lights on Squire Road last Friday afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., the woman told police, she was at a red light on Squire Road when a light-gold SUV with...
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The Suffolk Downs Master Plan Looks Promising

March 16, 2018
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The Suffolk Downs Master Plan proposal by the HYM Investment Group, the new owners of the huge site, holds enormous promise for the East Boston and Revere communities to dramatically enhance the quality of life of their 100,000 residents. The HYM proposal would transform Suffolk Downs into a 161-acre, mixed-use development that would generate...
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Let’s Not Even Think about Spring

March 16, 2018
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Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?    Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us...
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Pope John Basketball Team Beats Mashpee at the Garden:Thompson, Collins Lead Tiger Team into the Massachusetts State Finals

March 16, 2018
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Pope John’s brilliant guard Angel Price-Espada was hobbled by a leg injury so head coach Leo Boucher looked to other players to give his team a boost in the decisive fourth quarter of Monday’s state semifinal at the TD Garden. Senior forward Michael Thompson and junior guard Mehkhi Collins both answered the call with...
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Obituaries 03-14-2018

March 16, 2018
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Thurston Ege Political and environmental activist, member of Revere Elks and Moose Thurston E. Ege of Revere passed away on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge following a long illness. Born and raised in Revere, he was a 1944 graduate of Revere High School. Shortly after graduation, in September of...
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Dr Seuss Day with Gov Baker

March 10, 2018
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Dr Seuss Day with Gov Baker

Gov. Charlie Baker dropped by the Whelan School on Friday, March 2, to help celebrate Read Across America Day with the students – a day that is also Dr. Seuss’s birthday. While at the school, he read ‘The Lorax’ to second grade students in Christina Zabilski’s class. Also joining him were Mayor Brian Arrigo...
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The Lion Roared in Revere

March 10, 2018
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The month of March certainly came in like a lion, and let’s hope it goes out like a lamb. Eastern coastal communities, including Revere, were battered with a nor’easter that blew in last Friday and stayed much of the weekend. Unlike the January “Bomb Cyclone” this storm, tagged Winter Storm Riley, flooded already hard...
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Suffolk Downs Developer Visits Chamber of Commerce

March 10, 2018
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Tom O’Brien, head of HYM Investments and owners of the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site, spoke in Revere once again last Thursday afternoon at the invitation of the Revere Chamber of Commerce. O’Brien has made several visits to Revere, appearing in front of the City Council and other community groups. O’Brien anticipates that on the...
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Revere High Students to Stage Walkout on March 14 in Memory of Florida School Shooting Victims

March 10, 2018
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With the blessing of the school administration, Revere High students have planned a walkout for March 14 to honor the 17 students killed in the Florida school shooting, and to highlight the students’ desire to see nationwide reform of gun access laws. The walkout is part of a larger nationwide effort, but not all...
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Arrigo Delivers State of the City Address

March 10, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo gave a confident, forward looking, State of the City speech address last Thursday night at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School. Stressing that Revere is a place to invest in, Arrigo also cited the work of the city employees, singling out a math teacher and several firefighters. Dignitaries who attended included...
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News Briefs

March 10, 2018
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Friends of Belle Isle Marsh meet March 11 The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh announces their annual meeting, which is free and open to the public will be held on Sunday, March 11, from 2-4 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall, 222 Bowdoin St. in Winthrop.  The keynote speaker will be Harvey Leonard,...
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s 2018 State of the City Address

March 10, 2018
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Good evening, everyone. What is the state of our City? This evening I will give you a snapshot of our City today and a vision for tomorrow. When I stood in front of you a year ago, I promised to professionalize city services, build a 21st-century economy and strengthen our neighborhoods.  Tonight, we have...
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Revere Police Identify Home Invasion Suspects, Seize Two Kilos of Crystal Meth

March 10, 2018
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The Revere Police Department is actively pursuing two suspects, and have arrested three already, in a Feb. 9 home invasion on Whitin Avenue that sent the victim to the hospital with serious injuries caused by an alleged beating with a machete and bolt cutters. It was a crime that also resulted in the largest...
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RMV Services will be Unavailable March 22-26

March 10, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has announced that all RMV services, with the exception of law enforcement, will be unavailable from 7 p.m., March 22 until 8 a.m. March 26 due to the RMV changing over a new computer system that will allow the RMV to comply with...
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City Council Approves New Police Contract

March 10, 2018
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Monday night, the City Council approved a contract between the city and the Police Superior Officer Union. George Anzuoni, the city finance director, presented the terms of the contract to the council. Part of the contract stipulates that the assessment center model will be used for promotions starting at the level of sergeant. “The...
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Petrilli Opens NewFed Mortgage Branch Office in Winthrop

March 10, 2018
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Former Revere High School quarterback and All-Scholastic first baseman Al Petrilli has begun a new venture  next door in Winthrop. Petrilli, 65, has joined NewFed Mortgage as producing branch manager and opened a branch office in Winthrop where he has lived for over thirty years with his family. Al’s son, Al Petrilli Jr., 27,...
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Tobin Bridge Project Set to begin April 1

March 10, 2018
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The contract for the multi-year Mystic/Tobin Bridge Rehabilitation project will begin on April 1 for the first full year of construction on the upper and lower decks of the Bridge. The project is fully separate from the controversial Chelsea Viaduct project – which is adjacent to this project – and is still in the...
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Registration for Revere Public Schools Kindergarten 2018 is Open Through April 27

March 10, 2018
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The Revere School Committee and Superintendent. Dr. Dianne Kelly have announced that Kindergarten registration will take place at the Parent Information Center which is located at 56 Bennington St. at the Beachmont School (rear parking lot) from Feb. 26-April 27. The telephone for the PIC is (781) 485-8453. Please make note of the following...
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Police Briefs 03-07-2018

March 10, 2018
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CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION One Medford man has been arrested after allegedly violating the civil rights of two men in the Showcase Cinema on Saturday, March 3. Around 9:11 p.m., police on a detail were called into a theatre for a disturbance in one of the theatres. One man was in an altercation with two...
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