Obituaries 10-04-2017

October 6, 2017
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James Amato Former owner of James Amato Leather Co. James V. Amato died peacefully at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere early on the morning of Monday, Oct. 2.  He was 92 years old. Formerly of Lynn, he was the husband of the late Lorraine Frances (Deveney) Amato. James was born in Revere on...
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First-Ever Revere Fall Festival a Huge Success

September 29, 2017
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First-Ever Revere Fall Festival a Huge Success

Amanda Dodd and Billy Pressadi, of Revere, enjoyed spending time on a Broadway without vehicles.
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Arrigo Raises Texas Flag at Revere City Hall

September 29, 2017
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Arrigo Raises Texas Flag at Revere City Hall

Mayor Brian Arrigo has raised the Texas flag as a show of support following Hurricane Harvey. “The residents of Revere made the city proud last month by donating trucks full of supplies to relief efforts, Arrigo said. As a thank you, Donna Cranston of the Texas-based nonprofit Defenders of Freedom sent the people of...
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Husband Charged in Murder

September 29, 2017
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Andrew MacCormack was arrested at Revere Police headquarters Tuesday in the death of his wife Vanessa MacCormack, 30, in their 93 Grand View Avenue home. He was arraigned Wednesday in Chelsea District Court. Vanessa MacCormack’s husband was placed under arrest Tuesday amid the ongoing investigation into her homicide this weekend, Suffolk County District Attorney...
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Revere’s 311 Line to Launch Tuesday Oct 10

September 29, 2017
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Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will join Mayor Brian Arrigo in a press conference officially launching Revere’s 311 Constituent Services System on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 11a.m. 311 will allow any resident to report non-emergency issues by dialing “3-1-1” from any landline or mobile telephone while inside the city of Revere. Residents can report issues...
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Suffolk Downs Owner says Amazon Could Be A Good Fit for Suffolk Downs

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Tom O’Brien’s group, HYM Investment Group, LLC, is all in on trying to attract Seattle-based Amazon second headquarters (HQ2) to the 161-acre Suffolk Downs property his group purchased in the spring. At the Revere  council meeting on Monday night, O’Brien told council members that a company like Amazon would be a...
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Council Bans the Sale of Recreational Marijuana

September 29, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night the City Council voted to ban the sale of recreational marijuana. “There are 100 communities looking to ban,” said Council Vice President Patrick Keefe, who filed the motion for the City Council and the Planning Board to implement a ban on the sale of recreational marijuana in Revere....
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Police Briefs 09-27-2017

September 29, 2017
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GOOD ARREST ON SHOPLIFTERS Revere Police officers working on the special Shoplifting Grant arrested two juveniles that have been targeting local businesses for the last few months – and officers caught them in the act. On Weds., Sept. 20, officers working the special assignment were checking with local businesses to inquire about any notable...
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It Is Time for Education Reform, Part Two

September 29, 2017
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By Carol Tye The opening day of school in the Revere Public Schools this year was smooth and uneventful. Not so 30 years ago – that was the year of the strike. Ever since the Collective Bargaining Act had passed in 1965, the Revere Teachers Association had a history of conflict with various School Committees...
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Letters to the Editor

September 29, 2017
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MAYOR ARRIGO THANKS RESIDENTS FOR MAKING 2017 FALL FESTIVAL A MEMORABLE OCCASION Dear Editor: This past Saturday, thousands of residents flocked to Broadway to enjoy the inaugural Revere Fall Festival. The event was a tremendous success, attracting people of all ages to enjoy live entertainment, local food and craft vendors, street performers, lawn games,...
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Trump is Moving US Closer to War

September 29, 2017
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We were listening to the segment on 60 Minutes Sunday night in which Oprah Winfrey was interviewing pro-Trump and anti-Trump voters from Michigan, and we were struck by the comment of one man as to why he voted for Trump. He voiced a common refrain that many Trump supporters expressed during the campaign: The...
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A Great Festival

September 29, 2017
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The one word that comes to mind in describing Saturday’s First Revere Fall Festival is “fantastic.” Broadway was turned into a pedestrian mall from Beach Street to Park Avenue, so thousands of residents – children, parents and grandparents, were able to leisurely stroll the four-block section, and see street performers, live stage performances, sample...
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Sports 09-27-2017

September 29, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS football team almost pulls off major upset in OT loss to LC The Revere High football team turned in what head coach Lou Cicatelli termed “our best effort of the season” in what ultimately proved to be a frustrating and heartbreaking 12-6 loss to Lynn Classical Friday evening at Manning...
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Obituaries 09-27-2017

September 29, 2017
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Angelina DiGregorio Will be sorely missed by all who knew her Angelina (Spellino) DiGregorio, a resident of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, previously of Revere, died on Sept. 22 at the age of 90. Angelina was a clerical secretary at the Charlestown Navy Yard during World War II. She was the beloved wife of...
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Ebnhc pace Enrollee Grace Villiotte Celebrates Her 102 Birthday

September 26, 2017
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When Grace Villiotte was born on September 6, 1915 Woodrow Wilson was President. The following month Wilson would be the first U.S. President to throw out the ceremonial first pitch during game two of the 1915 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. “She’s lived through a lot,” said her son,...
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Remembering Those Who Have Died in the Drug Crisis

September 22, 2017
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Remembering Those Who Have Died in the Drug Crisis

Some 200 people gathered during the September 17 Revere Beach Memorial at the Bandstand. The 11th annual event, which remembers those lost to addiction, has long been a support for families seeking to heal from the loss of a loved one.
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The Toss

September 22, 2017
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The Toss

Norma Davis played bocce with teammates from Revere on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16, at Voke Park in Chelsea. Revere seniors squared off against the Chelsea seniors in a competitive contest that crossed City lines. All had a great time and the seniors enjoyed catching up.
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Putting on the Finishing Touches

September 22, 2017
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Putting on the Finishing Touches

Beachmont artist Dave LaChapelle painting a rendition of “Revere Beach” on the spot. Artists from Revere and all over the area converged on Wonderland last Saturday, Sept. 16, for the 2nd annual Revere Beach Art Festival. Everything from music to painting to writing was on display for those curious about local creativity
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A New Hotel:To be Located on Squire Rd Site

September 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Location. Location. Location. A Texas-based hotel chain, La Quinta Inns and Suites, will soon have a new home on Squire Road where the old Papa Gino’s once stood. “It’s a great use for the property. It’s been blighted for awhile,” said Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso commenting on the new...
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Handicap Parking Signs Under Review

September 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Commission on Disabilities is trying to help the city when it comes to old or abandoned handicap parking signs in front of various properties. Some of the signs may have been in place for years, but the original applicant may have moved or passed away, leaving behind a sign....
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Residents Asked to Fill Out Police Survey

September 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock As part of the review of the Revere Police Department, a survey  is now available on the City website at www.revere.org for the general public. The five-question survey comes in three languages with a link for even more languages. This survey is being done as part of the comprehensive review...
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News Briefs

September 22, 2017
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LIFE LINE SCREENING TO HOLD EVENT ON NOV. 2 Residents living in and around the Revere can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.  The community event will be held at the VFW Post   6712, 150 Bennington St., Revere on...
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Police Briefs 09-20-2017

September 22, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Mariana Eileen Brugman, 23, of 373 Mountain Ave., was arrested on charges of assault & battery upon a person over the age of 60 and assault & battery in a domestic situation.   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Alissa Nicole Jenkinson, 23, of Salem, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting....
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Students Need An Escape from Public School Violence

September 22, 2017
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By Lance T. Izumi America’s public schools are starting to resemble war zones. Recently, a fistfight between two female students at an Alabama high school erupted into a campus-wide fracas that ended in gunfire.  A massive brawl at a North Carolina school resulted in multiple arrests.  And in San Diego, several teenage boys were...
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