“Ask the Mayor” in the Journal

January 20, 2016
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 The Revere Journal is pleased to announce that Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo will be participating in an “Ask the Mayor” segment each month in the Journal. Mayor Arrigo will answer questions that are sent by email or U.S. mail to his office and the responses will appear in the Journal on the second Wednesday...
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Sports 01-13-2016

January 20, 2016
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Revere Middle School basketball program is off to an impressive start The Revere Middle School basketball program opened up it’s 2016 season on Monday Jan. 4 at SBA gymnasium against Pickering Middle School from Lynn, and both the boy’s and girl’s teams recorded impressive run away victories. The Lady Pats led off and jumped...
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Obituaries 01-13-2016

January 20, 2016
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Joseph Rizzo Of Ipswich, formerly of Revere Joseph J. Rizzo of Ipswich passed away January 7 at the VA Medical Center in West Roxbury. He was 88 years old. Mr. Rizzo was born in Revere on July 6, 1927, the son of the late Anthony and Lena (Oliva) Rizzo. He served in the US...
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First Day on the Job:Brian Arrigo Inaugurated As Mayor of Revere

January 7, 2016
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Brian Arrigo was inaugurated as the mayor of Revere in an impressive ceremony Monday night at a packed Council Chambers inside City Hall. City Clerk Ashley Melnik administered the oath of office to Arrigo, who was elected as mayor in November in a close race with incumbent mayor Dan Rizzo and then officially declared...
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Robber Demands Opiates from Pharmacist

January 7, 2016
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Police are searching for a man who robbed the CVS Pharmacy at Northgate, allegedly referencing that he had a gun and would use it if the pharmacist didn’t hand over opiate pills. In what is a first in this area for the opiate crisis, a pharmacist was robbed of opiates. The robbery occurred on...
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Businesses on Shirley Avenue look to Organize into an Association

January 7, 2016
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Businesses on Shirley Avenue look to Organize into an Association

For years, Shirley Avenue has been a bustling center of business, but none of the businesses have ever been able to unite behind creating a unified district as exists in our areas. That, however, has changed recently as businesses have begun to unite to form one voice. There were occasional complaints, or calls for...
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Giannino Elected City Council President

January 7, 2016
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Giannino Elected City Council President

Jessica A. Giannino was elected unanimously as the president of the Revere City Council Monday night during a special session following the 2016 Oath of Office Ceremony in the City Council Chambers. Giannino, a 24-year-old graduate of Salem State University, is beginning her third term as a councillor-at-large. She has topped the ticket with...
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Police Briefs 01-06-2016

January 7, 2016
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FIRE ON AVALON STREET Photo by Bunny Covino A fire on Avalon Street Tuesday caused some $40,000 in damages and is believed to be caused by electrical malfunctions. Around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, firefighters under Dep. Chief Chris Bright were called to 33 Avalon St. for heavy black smoke coming out of the roof....
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Guest Op-Ed

January 7, 2016
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By Mayor Dan Rizzo Dear Friend, 2016 is here and with it, a new mayoral term. As I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year, let me take a few moments to sincerely say “Thank You”. It’s been my honor to lead Revere as mayor these past four years. But an awful...
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Our New City Leaders

January 7, 2016
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That was certainly an impressive inauguration ceremony led so professionally by City Clerk Ashley Melnik, who administered the oaths of office to new Mayor Brian Arrigo and the members of the City Council and School Committee. The Council Chambers was packed with the city officials’ proud family members, supporters, and friends, so many of...
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Sports 01-06-2016

January 7, 2016
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RhS sports Roundup RHS girls top Medford, now 5-0 The Revere High girls basketball team completed the first quarter of their 20-game regular season with an undefeated 5-0 record after a 59-41 triumph over Medford, a former long-time rival from the Greater Boston League, Monday evening at the RHS fieldhouse. The Lady Patriots jumped...
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Obituaries 01-06-2016

January 7, 2016
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Robert (Randy) Stott Long time Logistic Manager for Sears and Roebuck Roebuck Robert Stott of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 5. A U.S. Army Korean Conflict Vetreran, Robert worked as a Logistic Manager for Sears and Roebuck for many years. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucy “Lulu” (Sardo);...
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Proudly Pinned

December 31, 2015
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Proudly Pinned

Firefighter Virginia (Eydenberg) Segee is promoted to lieutenant in the Revere Fire Department. She received her pin from her son Massachusetts State Trooper Keith Segee. She is the first female firefighter in Revere and the second female lieutenant.
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Recount Affirms Arrigo’s Victory

December 31, 2015
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Recount Affirms Arrigo’s Victory

By Sue Ellen Woodcock After a nearly nine hour recount that spread over two days it has been confirmed that Councillor at-Large Brian Arrigo will be the next mayor of Revere, topping incumbent Dan Rizzo with a vote of 5,210 to 5,102. When the announcement was made Rizzo shook hands with Arrigo and offered...
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Club Told To Hire Detail Officer

December 31, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The License Commission wants Taqueria Eucalipto II Corp., doing business as the Las Vegas Restaurant at 107 Shirley Ave. to get control of its patrons and the amount of alcohol being served there. In addition, the club is to have a paid police officer detail in place. Last Wednesday the...
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Revere’s Man of the Year:John Hamel is the Leading Force Behind Sand Sculpting Festival

December 31, 2015
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Revere’s Man of the Year:John Hamel is the Leading Force Behind Sand Sculpting Festival

High above Revere Beach last July on the Ferris Wheel during the International Sand Sculpting Festival, one could only marvel at the mobs of people having good, safe and clean fun on Revere Beach. It’s also not hard to remember that Revere Beach was neither good, safe or clean a short distance in the...
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Revere’s Woman of the Year:Lisa Cutting is a Tireless Advocate for Abused Animals

December 31, 2015
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Dogs can’t talk, but as long as Lisa Cutting is around, they don’t need to. The tireless advocate for bringing attention to the increasingly startling inhumane treatment of animals by some owners throughout Revere and the surrounding areas has not stopped her mission in 2015. Her mission is letting the public know, quite loudly...
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Study Shows Substance Abuse Still Largest Concern in Revere

December 31, 2015
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The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has completed its tri-annual Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy in Revere, Chelsea and Charlestown and have found many of the same concerns as when the first assessment was done in 2012. The top concerns in all three communities was, first, substance abuse and, second, crime/violence – which were...
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2015 in Revere: The Year in Review

December 31, 2015
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Nationwide, the year 2015 isn’t getting rave reviews. Most, in fact, have rated it less than stellar according to the numerous opinion polls taken as of late. In Revere, there were a fair amount of ups and downs as well. The biggest stories of the year here were likely snow and local politics –...
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Police Briefs 12-30-2015

December 31, 2015
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Weekly Crime Report House Breaks: (4) Burbank Street; Parkway – Ambassador East; Parkway – Ambassador East; and Avon Street. Commercial Breaks: (1) Broadway’s Grill – Broadway. Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (4) Crescent Avenue; *Stevens Street; Vane Street; and *Campbell Avenue. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (36) Brown Circle (5); Copeland Circle; Butler Circle; Broadway/Pitcairn; Broadway; Bennett Hwy;...
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Letter to the Editor

December 31, 2015
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Looking at the recount Dear Editor: There is a new principle of law enforcement that has surface in Massachusetts. Revere Journal (RJ), 12/23/2015, p. 2: Judge Orders Recount for Mayoral Election: “Brian McNiff, spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office, said there will not be a representative from the secretary’s office at the recount...
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Enjoy the New Year Safely

December 31, 2015
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“If this is the last, let’s make it a blast!” all too often is the thought of party-goers on New Year’s Eve as we usher out the old year and ring in the new. But New Year’s Eve is a day just like any other — by which we mean that too much “partying”...
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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...
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Sports 12-30-2015

December 31, 2015
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RhS sports Roundup Girls basketball team rolls to two more wins The Revere High girls basketball team improved to 4-0 on the season with victories over Lynn Classical and Lynn English last week at the RHS fieldhouse. Sophomore Valentina Pepic turned in a dominating performance in the 55-45 triumph over Classical, pumping in a...
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