2017 Sand Sculpting Festival Set for July 21-23

July 14, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Tall Ships will be the theme of the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival this year, according to the Revere Beach Partnership, organizers of the event. The Revere Beach Partnership will host the International Sand Sculpting Festival, on  Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23, on Revere Beach. “This is...
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Police Briefs 07-12-2017

July 14, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, JUNE 26 Jiordano Marinez, 28, of Brockton, was arrested on charges of failing to stop a motor vehicle at the direction of a police officer and operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infractions of speeding and failing to stop...
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Letters to the Editor

July 14, 2017
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Remembering robert haas jr. Dear Editor: When I was in high school, I was Bobby Haas’ babysitter. I always loved going to their house because his mother Jean made sure there were lots of snacks to share. And all the kids had their parents’ good nature.  They did all their lives. I knew Bob...
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An Outstanding Appointment

July 14, 2017
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The announcement by Mayor Brian Arrigo of his appointment of Captain James Guido as Interim Chief of Police has been greeted with universal approval by residents and city officials alike. Interim Chief Guido has served with the Revere Police Department since 1986 and holds a degree from Curry College, including a Master’s Degree in...
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Bob Haas — 1943-2017

July 14, 2017
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The outpouring from all neighborhoods of the Revere community on Monday and Tuesday when former Mayor and President of the City Council Robert ‘Bob’ Haas’ wake and funeral Mass were held showed how he touched every corner of the City that he loved in the almost 40 years of public service. Hundreds of people...
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Sports 07-12-2017

July 14, 2017
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Penta Power Revere standout excels on ‘D’ as Renegades advance to Super Bowl By Cary Shuman Boston Renegades player Jessica Penta has been selected to the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) All-American Second Team, but her dream season has one more step to go. Penta, playing the professional football game in her hometown, made several...
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Obituaries 07-12-2017

July 14, 2017
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Robert J. Haas, Jr. Four-term Mayor of Revere Robert J. Haas, Jr. of Revere died most unexpectedly while vacationing at Block Island, R.I. on Sunday July 2. Former Mayor Haas was born in Melrose and raised, educated and lived his entire life in Revere. An alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1963, he...
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City Mourns Sudden Death of Bob Haas:Colleagues, Friends Recall Haas Committed to Family and City

July 7, 2017
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City Mourns Sudden Death of Bob Haas:Colleagues, Friends Recall Haas Committed to Family and City

By Sue Ellen Woodcock City council president and former four-term Mayor Robert Haas Jr. passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, July 2 at a Block Island, Rhode Island vacation spot. “This is absolutely tragic news and my heart goes out to the Haas family,” said Ward 4 Councillor and Council Vice President Patrick Keefe. “In...
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Bob Haas Master in the Art of the Possible

July 7, 2017
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BY: Frederick J. Balboni, Jr. In the morning hours of July 2, as our Nation prepared to celebrate its 241st birthday, the clock marking the time that Robert J. (Bob) Hass, Jr., had to spend in the land of the living made its last stroke, enabling a complex, yet unpretentious man, to cross over...
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Water/Sewer Rate Shows Only Minimal Increase in New Budget

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Water and sewer rates are only going up slightly this coming year as compared to previous years thanks to a transfer of free cash. The city water and sewer rates have been set for fiscal year 2018 by the City Council last week. For residential properties the water rate is...
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Farmer’s Market Opens on Friday; Offering Fresh Farm Produce

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Farmer’s Market opens this Friday, July 7 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. on the lawn of the American Legion Post on Broadway next to City Hall. This year, the third year the market has been at the American Legion site, Haley Hanton is the new market manager. So far, ...
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News Briefs

July 7, 2017
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Taft St. Relief Fundraiser To Be Held July 30 at Revere Elks After the devastating fire on Taft St. earlier this month, Mayor Brian Arrigo and the City of Revere established a relief fund for those who were displaced. On Sunday, July 30, from 2pm-5pm, the Revere Lodge of Elks, 198 Shirley Ave, will...
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Wilmot Joins Staff in Neighborhood PACE Program

July 7, 2017
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) has announced the appointment of Gregory Wilmot as Assistant Vice President of Neighborhood PACE, where he will be responsible for program operations and business development. Neighborhood PACE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, one of 121 PACE programs across America, with locations in East...
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Wonderland Dog Track Demolition is on Schedule

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The owners of the former Wonderland Dog Track are taking steps toward the demolition phase of the site. So far, a chain-link fence has been installed around the property and a work trailer and a dumpster have also been placed on the property. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers said that...
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At 100-Years-Old, Dancing is Gilda Ausiello’s Secret

July 7, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Gilda Ausiello has found the secret to making it to 100 years old is dancing. A passion that she loves to do at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center. On top of that exeercise, she takes no medications and was featured this past spring on WCVB in the Wellderlies  (people age 90...
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John Ligotti, Former East Boston Clerk-Magistrate, Judge, Passes Away

July 7, 2017
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The passing this past week of John C. Ligotti. known to his friends as Jack, who served for five decades as an assistant clerk and clerk-magistrate of the East Boston District Court and then was promoted to the District Court bench, marked the end of an era for long-time residents of the East Boston,...
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Nickerson Receives “Unsung Heroine” Award

July 7, 2017
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Priscilla Nickerson of Revere was recently honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines in a ceremony at the State House in Boston.  This distinction celebrates extraordinary women who perform acts of service, enhancing our communities on a daily basis. “Throughout her life, Priscilla...
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Police Briefs 07-05-2017

July 7, 2017
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Revere Police NEWS ARMED ROBBERY Revere Police are investigating some very good leads in an armed robbery incident on Beach Street last Wednesday, June 28. It’s a robbery Police believe is related to a similar armed robbery of a person on Vinal Street earlier in June. The most recent crime took place around 10:19...
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Letters to the Editor

July 7, 2017
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Summer Safety Kick-off a success Dear Editor: On behalf of the Revere Housing Authority Commissioners and Staff, we would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to all who donated their time and resources to our Summer Safety Kickoff, held on Sunday June 25. We want to expressly thank the Revere Police Department, in particular Officer...
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Markey is 100 Percent Correct for Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 7, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...
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Bob Haas Will Be Missed

July 7, 2017
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The sudden passing Sunday morning of City Councillor and former Mayor Robert J. Haas Jr. came as a shock to his colleagues and the many Revere citizens who came to know a man who truly was a giant among those who have served in our city government over the past four decades. Bob Haas...
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Sports 07-05-2017

July 7, 2017
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Home-Field Advantage Penta, Renegades prepare for title game in Revere By Cary Shuman Former Revere High star Jess Penta’s athletic career will come full circle when she steps on to the field at Della Russo Stadium Saturday (July 8) for the Boston Renegades in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) Conference Championship Game. Penta, who...
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Obituaries 07-05-2017

July 7, 2017
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Gregory Marciello Retired proprietor of F.B.I. Alarm of Revere; member of VFW Post 6712 and Revere Loyal Order of Moose 1272 Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, July 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Gregory...
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The Banana Boat Celebrates 40th Anniversary

June 30, 2017
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The Banana Boat Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Story and photos by Marianne Salza The turquoise blue anchor and three American flags at the peak of the Banana Boat Ice Cream stand have been iconic symbols on Revere Beach for 40 years, attracting generations of customers and visitors from across the country. A busy, loving, and entertaining family is how sisters and...
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