Question and Answer Forum for Candidates for City Council Ward 5

October 27, 2017
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The Revere Journal has asked each candidate for Ward 5 the following question: As most of Ward 5 District maybe greatly impacted by flooding, what can the city council do about this issue in the next two years? The following are their responses: Investment in our infrastructure and pumping stations By Eric Lampedecchio Thank...
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Question and Answer Forum for Candidates for City Council Ward 6

October 27, 2017
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The Revere Journal has asked each candidate for Ward 6 the following question: With recent building activity and most of the ward being marshland, an increase in the number of rodents has been experienced.  How do you propose as councillor to address this issue?   The following are their responses:   Making sure that trash...
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Question and Answer Forum for Candidates for City Councillor-at-Large

October 27, 2017
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The Revere Journal has asked each candidate for Councillor at Large the following question: What do you consider the greatest challenge and the greatest opportunity facing Revere in the next two years?  The following are their responses: Our challenges are many, but so are our opportunities By Dan Rizzo Revere is changing.  That’s not...
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Community Awareness Event on Domestic Violence Planned Inside City Hall on Oct 25

October 27, 2017
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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Mayor Brian Arrigo, the Revere Police Department, and HarborCOV will host a community awareness event on Wednesday, October 25 from 3-5 PM. Due to forecasted inclement weather, the event will be moved inside City Hall, in the front lobby area near the main entrance. At the event,...
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Women’s Health Forum Set for Oct 26

October 27, 2017
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Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo will sponsor the 20th annual Women’s Health Forum on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6- 8 p.m. at Winthrop High School. The forum is an opportunity for residents to meet and speak with our local health care providers.  The forum is co-sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center...
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Cops for Kids with Cancer to Receive $30,000 Check Raised by the RPD in Memory of Officer Daniel Talbot

October 27, 2017
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The Revere Police presented Cops for Kids with Cancer a $30,000 check in memory of Officer Daniel Talbot’s 10th year anniversary.  The fundraiser was held on September 29, at the Casa Lucia in Revere. A local Revere family already received $5,000 dollars from the charity on the night of this fundraiser. Cops for Kids...
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MAPC Announces 16-Community Effort to Bring Bike-Share System to Boston’s Inner-Suburbs in 2018

October 27, 2017
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A regional, bike-share system for communities in Metro Boston is on the horizon, thanks to a project announced this week by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston. MAPC, the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in 101 cities and towns across Greater Boston, is working to bring this...
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Officials say ofo Bicycle Program Moving Along Well

October 27, 2017
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So far, the ofo bike-sharing pilot has been going well as it continues into the third week in Revere. “There’s been a lot of usage,” said Mayor Brian Argil. “We are very encouraged.” The pilot program will continue for approximately five more weeks, weather permitting. Approximately 200 yellow ofo bicycles have been deployed around...
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State Rep Roselee Vincent Testifies in Support of Environmental Justice Legislation

October 27, 2017
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State Representative RoseLee Vincent recently delivered the following testimony before the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture in support of legislation that would codify environmental justice policy into Massachusetts General Laws. As the representative whose district includes areas designated by the Commonwealth as neighborhoods of environmental justice, she is proud to...
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Police Briefs 10-25-2017

October 27, 2017
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A QUESTION OF WOOD A Malden man was arrested on Friday afternoon, Oct. 20, after he allegedly exposed himself to shoppers in the Family Dollar on North Shore Road while swinging a piece of wood threateningly. Around 2:45 p.m., police were called to the store for a man acting erratically. The man – who...
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Letters to the Editor

October 27, 2017
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GET OUT AND VOTE Dear Editor: Great people of Revere on Nov. 7, please open the gates to our great City Hall of Revere. Please vote for the candidates of your choice for the Councillor at-Large most deserving of this coveted and honored seat. As a veteran of the distinguished U.S. Navy, my choice...
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Ask Rusty – SSDI and the Ticket to Work Program

October 27, 2017
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By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor,Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty:I am 60 and currently getting Social Security Disability, but I would like to return to work as much as possible. I am concerned with how my earned income would affect my Social Security at age 65 (or even at age...
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Women’s Health Forum is Oct 26

October 27, 2017
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The 20th annual Women’s Health Forum sponsored by Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo is set for this Thursday, Oct. 26, at Winthrop High School, from 6-8 p.m. This yearly event, which has grown hugely since its inception 20 years ago (wow, where does the time go?), is co-sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood...
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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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