Remembering the Worst of Mother Nature and Celebrating the Best of Revere

July 30, 2015
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By Mayor Dan Rizzo   The City of Revere experienced Suffolk County’s first tornado in recorded history on July 28, 2014. And one year ago this week, we met the worst of Mother Nature and responded with the best of our community. The tornado tore a two mile long path through Revere down the entire length...
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Whales Ahoy

July 30, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...
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One Year Later…

July 30, 2015
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Everyone has a different memory of the tornado that struck Revere last year. For some, it was driving down Broadway with tree limbs — and even a 500 pound dumpster — strewn across the roadway. For others, it was being at home and having trees uprooted and roofs torn off. The list could easily...
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A Great Day for Revere

July 30, 2015
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If someone had said of the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival (when it first began 12 years ago), “It will just keep getting better and better, year after year,” it would not have been unreasonable for a listener to have been suspect of such a statement. However, that truly has been the case with...
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Sports 07-29-2015

July 30, 2015
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If the Revere High football team’s performance in the Under Armour Northeast 7-on-7 Tournament is any indication, you should get on board now and make your way to the brand new Harry Della Russo Stadium for opening night. Led by a potential star quarterback in senior co-captain Dan Murphy, the Revere contingent has reached...
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Obituaries 07-29-2015

July 30, 2015
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Anthony Ginnetti Accomplished accordionist and member of The Classic Sound Band Anthony T. Ginnetti of Hudson, NH, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died at home surrounded by his family on July 21. He was 70 years old. Anthony worked many years as a Credit Manager at Shwartz & Benjamen before getting involved in the...
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Obituaries 07-22-2015

July 24, 2015
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Marianne Hanson Former waitress at Nick’s Deli in Revere Marianne (Gallant) Hanson passed away July 18 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 56 years old. Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Smith) Gallant, Marianne grew up in Chelsea and attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from...
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Council Almost Nixes Transfers

July 22, 2015
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A request for year-end transfers in the city budget almost didn’t pass with councillors because it was handed in with just two days to go before deadline. Director of Finance George Anzuoni presented the council with over nine pages of requests for transfers, ranging in everything from police and fire overtime, workmen’s compensation to...
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

July 22, 2015
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

As state and local officials and organizations work to find solutions to preventing opiate overdoses, incidents of such occurrences have spiked in recent weeks and over this year. Last week, Revere Fire reported there were 12 overdoses and eight were given the reversal drug Narcan – and were saved. Another six were reported this...
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Primary Looms in September for Mayor, Council Candidates

July 22, 2015
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Due to a large number of candidates for Mayor and Councillor-at-Large, there will most likely be a Sept. 1 preliminary election. Candidates for office had to have their nomination papers turned in and certified by 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to the Election Department, which certified signatures for all but one candidate for Councillor-at-Large, there...
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Judge Pushes Pause Button in Revere, Boston Casino Lawsuit Showdown

July 22, 2015
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If the lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) over the Wynn casino license were viewed as an athletic contest, then last Thursday’s hearing in Suffolk Superior Court was simply the coin toss. And the coin seemed to have landed on its side. And there’s an entire game left to play. The only action...
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Lightbody Attorneys Allege Wynn Officials Knew of Land Ownership

July 22, 2015
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Attorneys for Revere’s Charlie Lightbody have filed a motion in Federal Court alleging that Wynn Everett officials knew in advance of his previous involvement with the Everett casino site long before they moved to purchase the land, and used the controversy to knock off $40 million from the sale price. Such a revelation, if...
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Police Briefs 07-15-2015

July 22, 2015
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BIKE OFFICER HELPS SAVE LIFE Revere Police are giving kudos to long-time officer Doug Zingali for helping to save an elderly woman who was having medical issues inside Nick’s Deli on Washington Avenue. Police said that on June 30 Zingali had parked his cruiser and was doing patrols on his bike – a new...
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Safe Housing Task Force – A Comprehensive Fix for Problem Properties

July 22, 2015
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Whether a home is overcrowded, an eye-sore, or safety hazard, problem properties can be one of the most significant quality of life issues for any neighborhood. My administration is meeting this challenge head on, working aggressively and comprehensively to fix each and every problem property in Revere. Overcrowding causes numerous problems such as fire...
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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2015
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State House delegaryion deserves praise To the Editor:  House Speaker Robert DeLeo, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State Representative RoseLee Vincent deserve praise for their amazing work throughout the FY 2017 State Budget. Budget items that are dedicated specifically to Revere include: over $1.2 million for parks and playgrounds, upgrades to the Rossetti-Cowan Senior...
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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...
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Obituaries 07-15-2015

July 22, 2015
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Vincent Gennari, Sr. Outstanding high school and college athlete Vincent G. Gennari, Sr. of Revere passed away July 12. Vincent was an outstanding athlete for Revere High School and Salem State University. He was the cherished son of Margaret (Zirpolo) and the late Guido Gennari; loving father of Vincent G. Gennari Jr. of Revere,...
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A Grand Time on the Fourth

July 14, 2015
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A Grand Time on the Fourth

Tara and Leo Murphy, and Chris and Alessandra Morales, celebrating little Alessandra’s very first July 4th Independence Day. Hundreds of children and families packed the Whelan School field on Saturday afternoon, July 4, for games, food and music during the City of Revere Department of Recreation’s Annual July 4th Festival.
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RHA Housing Rehab

July 14, 2015
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RHA Housing Rehab

The Revere Housing Authority opened its newest housing units on Nahant Ave. The building was a complete renovation. New tenant Jessica Gonzalez (second from left) with Yessenia, Joshua, Juliany, Jailyn, RHA Board Chair George Anzuoni and Executive Director Linda Shaw.
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Getting Ready for Sand Sculpting Festival:Annual Event Set for July 24-26 with 29 Sculptors, Hot Air Balloon and Food Trucks among Attractions

July 14, 2015
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More sand sculptors than ever before will hit Revere Beach this month, along with a hot air balloon and a fantastic Food Truck Festival, during the International Sand Sculpting Festival (July 24-26). As the date quickly approaches, organizers are putting the finishing touches on the colossal Beach celebration and ready to unveil a few...
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One Does Not Have to Go to Italy To See the Leaning Tower of Pisa:Jimmy Zajimi Makes Exact Scale Model

July 14, 2015
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One Does Not Have to Go to Italy To See the Leaning Tower of Pisa:Jimmy Zajimi Makes Exact Scale Model

There’s no need to go all the way to Italy to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa anymore. One needs only to head over to Revere Street where Jimmy Zajmi, of Elmwood Avenue, is putting the finishing touches this month on his full scale, 10-foot tall, exact replica of the Italian wonder. “I started...
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Farmers Market Opens this Friday

July 14, 2015
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The City of Revere, MGH Revere HealthCare Center and Revere on the Move invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Revere Farmers’ Market in its new location in front of the American Legion Hall on Friday, July 10th from 2-6:30pm. With a new location, new management, and new offerings, the 2015...
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Nickerson Joins At-Large Race

July 14, 2015
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A Revere native with ties to city hall has taken out papers to run for an at-large city council seat. Priscilla Nickerson, of 350 Revere Beach Blvd., is Mayor Dan Rizzo’s co-campaign manager, a former secretary in the Economic Development office and currently a grant writer for the city. Others running for councilor at...
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Police Briefs 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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ARREST  Report Monday, June 29 Louis LePore, 54, of 27 Spring Ave., was charged with being a fugitive from justice (New Jersey) on a governor’s warrant. Tuesday, June 30 Susan Hayes, 46, of 48 Conant St., was arrested on one warrant. Wednesday, July 1 Brian Adams, 26, of 63 Allston St., was charged with...
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