New Director Named at RHA

March 4, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Former Lowell Mayor and current Lowell City Councilor James Milinazzo has signed a three-year, $110,00 contract as the new executive director with the Revere Housing Authority, replacing former director Linda Shaw, who has taken a position at a California Housing Authority. George Anzuoni, chairman of the RHA Board of Commissioners,...
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Rotondo Calls for Curtatone to Drop his Suit

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Councillor George Rotondo has never shied away from the controversial, and just two months into his newest Council term, he is calling for Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone to pull his appeal of the Wynn casino. Rotondo has put in a motion for the March 7 Council meeting that calls on...
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Police Briefs 03-02-2016

March 4, 2016
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Weekly Crime Report Journal Staff Reports House Breaks: (5) Parkway; Atlantic Avenue; Francis Street; Cummings Avenue; and Walnut Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (6) Bradstreet Avenue; Dix Street; Squire Road – 4 Points; *Lincoln Street; Everard Street – Beachmont School; and Endicott Avenue. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (33) Mahoney Circle (4); Copeland Circle...
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Disputes the $2M Budget Deficit

March 4, 2016
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By Dan Rizzo It is troubling that Mayor Arrigo is using the City Council and this valued public forum to espouse a made up $2 Million deficit and bring uneasiness to our residents. Mayor Arrigo knows full well (or should know full well) that our budget must be balanced by law, and approved by...
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Letters to the Editor

March 4, 2016
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Mr. Abrams was all wrong Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the letter about me that was published in the Revere Journal on February 24th by Mr. Hal Abrams. First, I would like to thank the many people who reached out to me in outrage about this letter. Thank you for your...
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s State of the City

March 4, 2016
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Last week, Mayor Brian Arrigo laid out a bold and long-term plan for the City of Revere. The Mayor in particular emphasized his goal of making all of city government more transparent and is to be congratulated for undertaking changes in some of the employment practices for the City of Revere such as in...
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Government Center Station to Reopen

March 4, 2016
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After more than two years of construction, the new Government Center station is scheduled to open March 26. This announcement comes as good news to the thousands of residents who use the Blue Line to connect with other MBTA lines to get to work. While the inconvenience of exiting at Bowdoin or State St....
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Sports 03-02-2016

March 4, 2016
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NEC champions RHS girls hoop team prepares for tourney opener Thursday By Cary Shuman The Revere High School girls basketball team will host Arlington High in the first round of the MIAA Division 1 North Sectionals Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Roland Merullo Fieldhouse. Coach Diana’s Finn Lady Patriots are the No. 5...
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Obituaries 03-02-2016

March 4, 2016
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Walter Samas Of Illinois, formerly of Revere Walter Samas, 93, beloved husband of Caroline (Reppucci) (Scarpa) Samas of IL, died peacefully at his home in Glenview, IL on Wednesday February 24, 2016, while in the comforting presence of his family, following an extended illness. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late...
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Character Breakfast

February 26, 2016
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Character Breakfast

Salvatore Falzone is doing his best “minion” impression as his father, Joe Falzone, looks on during the 2nd Annual Character Breakfast at the Revere Parks and Recreation Department on Friday, Feb. 15. The sold-out breakfast has become a wildly popular event during the annual February School Vacation, which was last week.
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State of the City Address:Arrigo Promises More Accountability;Vows to Reduce $2m Deficit Impact

February 26, 2016
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State of the City Address:Arrigo Promises More Accountability;Vows to Reduce $2m Deficit Impact

By Sue Ellen Woodcock He’s been on the job for seven weeks and Monday night Mayor Brian Arrigo addressed the city in his first public speech. “It is a privilege to be in this office as we strive to achieve the potential we all know Revere has,” Arrigo said. For the past few weeks...
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Maureen Reinstein Passes at 71,Wife of Late Bill Reinstein

February 26, 2016
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Maureen Reinstein Passes at 71,Wife of Late Bill Reinstein

Maureen Reinstein, wife of the late Revere Mayor and State Rep. William G. Reinstein and mother of former State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein, died on Feb. 19, 2016. She was 71. Mourners packed St. Mary of the Assumption Church Tuesday morning to pay their respects at a funeral Mass for Mrs. Reinstein, the former First...
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Local Real Estate Sales Were Strong in 2015

February 26, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock As area real estate agents get ready for the spring selling season they know that 2015 is casting a good look on the market. Comparing 2015 sales figures and selling prices show that sales are up and prices are too, especially in the Revere, Winthrop, Chelsea, Lynn, Everett and East...
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Adult Day Center Comes Under Fire

February 26, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Residents have been complaining about the Revere Adult Day Health Care Center for a long time, mostly regarding parking, but also about the inability to walk in front of the property on the sidewalk, which was apparently paved over. Monday night the company and its attorney James Cipoletta appeared before...
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Revere Residents Canvass Neighborhoods for Sanders

February 26, 2016
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By Katy Rogers Everett Councillor Anthony DiPierro joined forces with Revere resident Matthew Amato on the campaign trail for Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders over the weekend. The local young people were part of a nationwide trend in the Democratic Primary where local officials and local activists are sought after by both candidates to work...
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s State of City Speech

February 26, 2016
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“Council President Giannino, Vice President Morabito, Honored Councillors,Speaker DeLeo, Representative Vincent, Representative Livingstone andFellow Residents of Revere: It is my honor to address you tonight as the newly elected Mayor of this great City. Every one of the 48 days I have been in office has brought new challenges, but each day has also...
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Police Briefs 02-24-2016

February 26, 2016
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Weekly Crime Report Journal Staff Reports House Breaks: (6) Arcadia Street; Crescent Avenue; Tobin Avenue; Endicott Avenue; Shurtleff Street; and Kimball Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (2) *Whitin Avenue; and Revere Street (plate). Motor Vehicle Accidents: (29) Copeland Circle; Mahoney Circle; Brown Circle; Butler Circle; Ward Street; Harris Street; American Legion Hwy;...
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Isn’t It Time That We Put Kids First

February 26, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Massachusetts has long been a leader in education, public health, and innovation. However, when it comes to ensuring that all our children have a chance to succeed, we still have much work to do. To start with, it’s time that Massachusetts gets serious about guaranteeing that every child has a...
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Letters to the Editor

February 26, 2016
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An explanation is owed Dear Editor; It’s not often that people call me about what’s on Facebook. I’m not a Facebook zombie that’s constantly updating their online status. Yes, I do enjoy some things on Facebook such as Richard Sargent’s morning photos, Bonnie Solomon’s “punks corner” stories, Secret six updates from Tom Yourawski, and...
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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...
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Sports 02-24-2016

February 26, 2016
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RhS sports Roundup RHS hockey team must win tonight to reach tourney The Revere High hockey team earned what arguably was its biggest win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Lowell Saturday evening at Cronin Rink, keeping alive the Patriots’ chances at qualifying for the MIAA post-season state tournament and a shot...
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Obituaries 02-24-2016

February 26, 2016
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Ann Boyle Whidden Hospital retiree, Past President of Immaculate Guild at Immaculate Conception Church Ann P. (Donnelly) Boyle, a life long Everett resident, passed unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on Sunday, February 21. She was 83 years old. Ann was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate o the...
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Chief Cafarelli Observes Counter Terrorism Measures with ADL in Israel

February 18, 2016
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Chief Cafarelli Observes Counter Terrorism Measures with ADL in Israel

By Seth Daniel As Police Chief Joe Cafarelli approached a border wall in Israel earlier this month, on the Israeli side there was high security and a typical border situation. The walls of the fence were clean and whitewashed, barbed wire running over the top. On the Palestinian side, however, it was a different...
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M.O.M. has Spring Fever

February 18, 2016
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M.O.M. has Spring Fever

By Sue Ellen Woodcock “Get your motor running. Head out on the highway…” that’s the tune that will stick in your brain after a visit to Motorcycles of Manchester newest location on Broadway, known as M.O.M. Boston. Joel Wheeler, owner of three M.O.M. (Motorcycles of Manchester) locations in Manchester, N.H., and Foxboro has made...
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