Billboards on Council’s Agenda

April 21, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere has the most number of billboards than any community in the Commonwealth and Monday night the Revere City Council will discuss two on Broadway at Ferragamo Way. The billboard owners, Squire Circle Associates of 61 Squire Road, would like to reconstruct and covert the existing two non-conforming outdoor advertising...
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Police Briefs 04-20-2016

April 21, 2016
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ARREST Report MONDAY, APRIL 11 Luis Tiz-Donis, 22, of Brighton, was arrested on two counts of larceny of property over $250. Glen D. Calef, 51, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of two counts of illegal possession of a Class A controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute. Glen D. Calef Jr., 29, of...
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Earth Day 2016 – Lasting Environmental Partnerships

April 21, 2016
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By Martin Suuberg As we mark Earth Day on April 22, 2016, it is a good time to reaffirm the idea that partnerships and working together are powerful tools for environmental protection. The Baker-Polito Administration values collaboration, and to reach our environmental protection goals, everyone must play a role. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental...
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Letters to the Editor

April 21, 2016
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Morabito says  Thank You I want to thank everyone who put so much time and effort into our Senate campaign. Unfortunately, we we were not successful tonight.   It was nice to meet so many people along the campaign trail. I am proud to say that we ran against the finest Senatorial Candidates and I...
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Congratulations, Joe Boncore

April 21, 2016
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We congratulate Joseph Boncore on his victory in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary Special Election that was held April 12. Joe is unopposed in the general election on May 10 so he stands poised and ready to become our next state senator and succeed Anthony Petruccelli in this esteemed position as one of...
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Sports 04-20-2016

April 21, 2016
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RhS sports Roundup RHS softball team wins three, now 4-0 Although our mid-spring weather has been chilly, the Revere High softball team is off to a sizzling start. The Lady Patriots went 3-for-3 this past week, including victories over a pair of traditional Northeastern Conference powerhouses, Danvers and Lynn Classical, to raise their record...
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Obituaries 04-20-2016

April 21, 2016
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Edward Arnold Of Peabody, formerly of Revere Edward Arnold of Peabody, formerly of Revere, entered into rest April 12 at the age of 86 years. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Elinor (Shenker) Arnold; devoted father of Jeffrey Arnold and his wife ,Lori of...
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Motorcycles on Broadway

April 14, 2016
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Motorcycles on Broadway

Joel Wheeler, owner of Moms Boston Motorcyle at 184 Broadway, and General Manager Dennis Adams, join Mayor Brian Arrigo, city councillors and other city officials for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new showroom.
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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary

April 14, 2016
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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary

By Cary Shuman Attorney Joseph Boncore won in his hometown of Winthrop by a decisive margin and showed strength across the First Suffolk and Middlesex District on his way to topping the ticket in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary held Tuesday. Boncore led the field of seven candidates in Winthrop with approximately 2,200...
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Revere Officials Speak Out Against Wheelabrator

April 14, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night in a meeting held by the Saugus Board of Health, State Rep. RoseLee Vincent said that it is time to close the Wheelabrator facility on the Route 107 also known as the Marsh Road. Vincent has filed legislation to stop Wheelabrator Technologies from receiving additional permits from the...
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Middle School Lottery Planned for Thursday

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Revere Schools will conduct a middle school lottery on Thursday, completing the seventh straight year of what has become a necessary evil. “Nobody likes the lottery,” said Supt. Dianne Kelly. “There’s not a parent, School Committee member or teacher that likes the lottery. However, it remains the only way to...
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SOI Submitted for New High School

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Revere Public Schools submitted a Statement of Interest (SOI) to the state School Building Authority (MSBA) on Friday, requesting that the City be put into the building pipeline for a new Revere High School. Already, the City Council had approved the move and Mayor Brian Arrigo and his staff have...
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Police Briefs 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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Weekly Crime Report House Breaks: (2) Central Avenue; and Oakwood Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (4) Parkway – Extra Space (3); and VFW Parkway – Laundromax. Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (2) Larkin Street and Everett Street (plate). Motor Vehicle Accidents: (27) Brown Circle (5); Copeland Circle; Fenwick/Salem; Stone Street; Hichborn/Lee Burbank; Oakwood Avenue; Walnut Place; Parkway; Beach...
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We are in a Transportation Crisis

April 14, 2016
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Those who grew-up in this area 40 years ago can remember how traffic always had a certain pattern or flow.  Rush-hour always would last about two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.  Otherwise, one could travel at a reasonable rate of speed during the day. Today, those metrics to measure...
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The Cleanup Is On

April 14, 2016
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s “Beautify Revere” series is set to begin this Saturday at 10 a.m.  We urge residents and business owners in the Oak Island Park area to attend the event. As always after the winter, our streets and parks need a complete cleaning.  Debris litters many of the street gutters. It seems that...
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Sports 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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RhS sports Roundup RHS girls lacrosse team wins two straight The Revere High girls lacrosse team earned a pair of runaway victories this past week, taking the measure of Saugus, 11-1, and Malden, 11-4. In Friday’s triumph over Saugus on the turf at Harry Della Russo Stadium, senior captain Amina Mansouri led the Lady Patriot...
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Obituaries 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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James Enos Master Upholsterer; Owner Enos Upholstery Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for James J. Enos who died following a long illness at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital...
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Two-Alarm Fire on Reservoir Avenue

April 7, 2016
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Two-Alarm Fire on Reservoir Avenue

Revere Fire fought off a dangerous two-alarm fire at 33-35 Reservoir Ave. late on Friday afternoon. Deputy Chief Jim Cullen made quick work of the blaze with Everett and Chelsea Fire assisting. The smoky blaze was centered in the second floor apartment, which appeared to be under construction. No one was home at the time...
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Prom Time

April 7, 2016
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Prom Time

RHS Jr. Prom King and Queen- Gerson Garcia and Elizabeth Lake.
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Mayor Gets Council’s Nod for Funding Audit

April 7, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night the city council approved a funding request from the mayor for $72,000 to conduct an audit of the last two years of city finances. But the topic of the evening was whether a private firm should conduct the audit or a state agency. But the approval did not...
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Residents Oppose Building Use for Special Garage

April 7, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A Broadway business owner is trying again to get the city to approve one non-conforming use, a commercial garage to another non-confirming use, a special garage, which will include a spray room and residents have made it clear that they don’t want either. Monday night the City Council heard from...
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Seven Candidates Vying for Senate Seat on Tuesday

April 7, 2016
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Revere voters are focusing their political sights on the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate Special Election set for this Tuesday, April 12. Seven Democratic candidates, including two from Revere, former mayor Dan Rizzo and current Councillor-at-Large Steven Maribito, have been campaigning for the seat previously held by Anthony Petruccelli, who stepped down...
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Police Briefs 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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Weekly Crime Report House Breaks: (4) Lucia Avenue; Moretti/Oakwood; Garfield Ave.; and Davis Street. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (5) Bennington Street; *Glendale Street; *Cushman Avenue; Taft Street (plate); and Ward Street. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (36) Copeland Circle (3); Butler Circle; Mahoney Circle; North Shore Road; Beach Street; Squire Road; Beach Street; Cushman...
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Five-Year-Old Muslim Boy’s Story Demonstrates How Children Suffer Due to Islamophobia

April 7, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir I would like to share with you the true story of a five-year-old Muslim boy named Mohamed. One day Mohamed came home from school angry, eager to tell his father what happened in class. “My friend John told me that he hates Muslims,” Mohamed said. His father was shocked but initially...
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