Arrigo Initiates Police Chief Assessment Center; Seeks Resident Feedback

April 14, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Since taking office last year, I have made it a top priority for the City of Revere to attract and hire the best and the brightest. One of the most important hirings in my administration is that of the next Police Chief. This week, we advertised the position of Chief...
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Spring Has Sprung….

April 14, 2017
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Although our winter season was a mild one, both in terms of cold and snow, giving us hopes for an early arrival of spring, our optimism proved illusory thanks to a near record-setting chilly and wet month of March that extended into the first week of April. The awful March weather curtailed outdoor activities,...
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Happy Easter

April 14, 2017
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin the observance of the holiest days of their religion upon which the foundation of their faith is based. However, no matter what religious beliefs one...
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Happy Passover

April 14, 2017
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We want to wish our friends in the Jewish community a Happy Passover or Happy “Pesach” as this important holiday is known in Hebrew. The holiday begins with a special Passover dinner known as a Seder when the story is retold about Passover and includes the recitation of the “Four Questions” by the youngest...
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Sports 04-12-2017

April 14, 2017
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Junior Achievement Pepic earns two All-Scholastic honors By Cary Shuman Valentina Pepic took her game to new heights this season and the Boston sports media took notice. Pepic, the 6-foot-2-inch center for the Revere High girls basketball team, was selected to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Teams in recognition of her superb...
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Obituaries 04-12-2017

April 14, 2017
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Florence Emily Bravos Retired hairdresser Florence Emily (Castella) Bravos, a resident of Revere for 67 years, passed away Monday morning, April 10 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  She was 101 years old. Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Edward and Martha (Squires) Castella,  Florence graduated from high school and later went to...
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Sno-Ball

April 7, 2017
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Sno-Ball

Junior prom goers Laura Desousa (junior) and Cal Capozzi (sophomore) were a little surprised by the blustery prom day Friday, March 31st.
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Book Fair At The Lincoln School

April 7, 2017
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Book Fair At The Lincoln School

Clifford the Big Red Dog welcomes students to book fair with Police Officer Joe Singer. at the Lincoln School last week.
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Torretta’s Bakery Celebrates 25 Years

April 7, 2017
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Torretta’s Bakery Celebrates 25 Years

By Cary Shuman Torretta’s Bakery, a landmark business in Beachmont, celebrated its 25th anniversary Sunday in an impressive ceremony that also paid tribute to the life of its founder, Salvatore Torretta. Mayor Brian Arrigo, City Councillors Joanne McKenna, Ira Novoselsky, Arthur Guinasso, Robert Haas Jr., and Tony Zambuto, School Committee member Dan Maguire, former...
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Council Approves Purchase of New Equipment for DPW

April 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s no secret the Department of Public Works has been hurting when it comes to equipment, but the City Council took the pain away a little Monday night when it approved two loans orders for $1.5 million for the purchase of new equipment in the DPW and the Water and...
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Grandmothers Raise Autism Awareness

April 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Lou Ann Meola and Debra Hendricks are the best of friends, sharing not only friendship but the understanding of what it means to have an autistic grandson. Both women have asked the City Council and Councillor George Rotondo to make sure the Markey Bridge is lighted blue for Autism Awareness...
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New Provider for After-School, Summer Programming Selected

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After an attempt to take after-school and summer programming in-house a few years ago, the Revere Public Schools have abandoned the venture and awarded a contract to the AlphaBEST company to begin programming this summer, and after-school programming next fall. Supt. Dianne Kelly said after trying to run the after-school programming...
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News Briefs

April 7, 2017
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RUNNER’S CLUB TO START IN APRIL Revere Runner’s Club will be holding “See Revere, Run Revere”. The first meeting will be at Harry Della Russo Stadium beginning on Friday April 7, at 6 a.m. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/KeefeForRevere or email Pkeefe44@comcast.net Runners of all abilities are encouraged to join!   House Approves...
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Police Briefs 04-05-2017

April 7, 2017
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Revere Police warn crack usage on the rise, make major bust on The Ave By Seth Daniel Acting on good police work and keen observation, Revere Police detailed the arrest of four suspects accused of dealing crack cocaine in the Shirley Avenue area, and cautioned that the use of crack is on the rise...
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Delivering an Efficient City Budget

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo As we work to craft this year’s budget, the goal remains the same as it always will be for as long as I am Mayor: to deliver the most efficient and effective use of your tax dollars. During my first year in office, we took important steps toward getting Revere’s...
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Letter to the Editor

April 7, 2017
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Clarification Dear Editor: I am writing on behalf of Federal Realty Investment Trust, the developer of Assembly Row. We had noted that in your March 31 piece, “It Was Bound To Happen,” the claim is made that “the development of Assembly Square in Somerville had no traffic mitigation.” Federal Realty wishes to clarify that...
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Arrigo Providing An Efficient City Government

April 7, 2017
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There is an article on this page from Mayor Brian Arrigo outlining the steps that he has taken and will take to continue to spend the taxpayers’ dollars as efficiently as possible. He pledges to make sure that department heads use their budget allotments wisely, with an emphasis on reducing overtime expenses and unwarranted...
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Sports 04-05-2017

April 7, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS baseball team hoping to open season “Rain, rain, — and cold, wind, and snow — go away…” has been the common refrain of coaches and athletes thus far in the spring sports season of 2017. For the Revere High baseball team, the unseasonably unspring-like weather (even by the low standards for...
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Obituaries 04-05-2017

April 7, 2017
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Joan Canniff Lifelong Beachmont resident Joan (McGuiggan) Canniff of Revere died, surrounded by family, on April 1. Joan was a retired telephone switchboard operator for AT&T, a member of Our Lady of Lord’s Parish for over 50 years and a lifelong resident of Beachmont, Revere. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond...
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Susan B. Anthony School Performs “Shrek”

March 31, 2017
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Susan B. Anthony School Performs “Shrek”

The Duloc Girls, Liliana Acuna, Zoey Legrand, Amara Russo, Ana Santos, and Isabella Langis dressed up and ready to hit the stage in the Shrek musical.
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Joyce Dinuccio Sworn In As Notary Public

March 31, 2017
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Joyce Dinuccio Sworn In As Notary Public

Revere resident Joyce DiNuccio was recently sworn-in as a notary public by Assistant Secretary of the Commonwealth Michael Maresco. State Representative RoseLee Vincent was also in attendance at the State House ceremony. Pictured (left to right) are: State Representative RoseLee Vincent, Joyce DiNuccio and Assistant Secretary Michael Maresco.
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Honoring Our Veterans

March 31, 2017
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Honoring Our Veterans

Mayor Arrigo (left) and Director of Veteran Services, Marc Silvestri (right), honored all local veterans with a gift certificate of honor for their service. Shown above is City Councillor Charlie Patch (center) who served in Vietnam as marine in 1969-1970 – accepting his certificate from Mayor Arrigo and Marc Silvestri.
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Arrigo Signs Contracts with Three Unions

March 31, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Mayor and union representatives for the Revere Police Employees Association, the Revere School Traffic Supervisors Union and the Public Works Department have signed and agreed to new labor contracts. While all three contracts are separate, the pay increases are ranging for one to three percent each year and go...
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Local Company Fined for Improper Materials Storage

March 31, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock City inspectors have slapped a fine on a local business for improper storage of materials after a city councillor and a council candidate came upon the mess behind the trailer park on Revere Beach Parkway. Inspectors were tipped off after Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna and candidate Wayne Rose were...
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