Councillors Approve Mayor’s 2018 Budget

June 30, 2017
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Councillors Approve Mayor’s 2018 Budget

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council approved a $184 million budget Monday night for fiscal year 2018, which goes into effect July 1. “This is one of the leanest I’ve seen in recent years with only a three percent increase over last year’s budget,” said Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, who is chairman...
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Still Waiting:Hill School Construction Issues Have Officials Reluctant to Sign-Off

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Hill School on Park Avenue might be the most striking and well-designed building of the City’s five new schools, but underneath the bricks and glass lies some serious problems that – even after three years – have yet to be resolved. The Hill School opened its doors in August 2015,...
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New Hotel Proposed for the Beach at Shipwreck

June 30, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A new $15 million hotel project is being pitched to the city council and while there is work to do the enthusiasm for the project is showing. JBX Developers of East Boston is seeking permission from the city council to build a 175 room hotel at 49-54 Revere Beach Boulevard...
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Councillors Get Into Heated Debate Over Potential Police Reorganization

June 30, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It seemed like the Fourth of July with rockets going in every direction at Monday’s night meeting of the City Council. Councillor George Rotondo put in a motion at the City Council meeting Monday night to have the city council go on record for a vote of confidence for Police...
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News Briefs

June 30, 2017
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Fourth of July Fun planned Mayor Brian Arrigo and the Revere Recreation Department will present Fourth of July Fun at the SBA/Whelan Field, 107 Newhall St., on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy music, pony rides, inflatables and face painting. There will also be BBQ, slush, popcorn and cotton candy. Fun...
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Police Briefs 06-28-2017

June 30, 2017
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ARREST Report TUESDAY, JUNE 20 Joseph Belibasakis, 22, of 71 Summer St., was arrested on charges of mayhem and assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon.   WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 Den Chhay, 36, of 52 Thornton St., was arrested on three outstanding warrants. A 13 year old juvenile was arrested on a...
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Letter to the Editor

June 30, 2017
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A GOOD NEIGHBOR Dear Editor, I am a lifelong resident of Revere. I had recently moved to Summer Street in Revere and had replaced an old stockade fence with a new double faced vinyl fence. Upon completion of this new fence being installed, my neighbor directly behind me had thanked me for replacing the...
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Rising Chronic Disease Rates Portend Unsustainable Costs

June 30, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe 12 percent of Americans suffer from five or more chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. This fraction of the population accounts for 41 percent of total health care spending. If we don’t do more to prevent people from acquiring chronic disease, the resulting health care...
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Enjoy A Safe and Sane Fourth of July

June 30, 2017
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, is upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended four-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of all kinds...
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Meaghan Gotham Finishes Stellar High School Career

June 30, 2017
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Revere’s Meaghan Gotham completed her outstanding high school basketball career by helping the South team defeat the North, 48-24, in the Harry Agganis Basketball All-Star Game Monday at Lynn Classical High School. Gotham played a strong two-way game at center, teaming up with other Northeastern Conference All-Stars from Peabody, Swampscott and Lynn Classical, along...
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Obituaries 06-28-2017

June 30, 2017
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Michael Mondello Longtime member of Local Union 33  Michael S. Mondello, loving husband of Grace ( Ippolito) Mondello of Revere, passed away on June 24 after battling a long illness. He was 59 years old. Michael was a member of the United States Marine Corps and a member of Local Union 33 for many...
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Revere Officials Meet the Governor

June 23, 2017
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Revere Officials Meet the Governor

Revere Director of Finance George Anzuoni attended an event recently for Gov. Charlie Baker, along with several other friends including former Senate President Robert Travaglini. Pictured (L-R) are Joe Herd, Councillor Anthony Zambuto, Governor Charlie Baker, Robert Travaglini, George Anzuoni, Director of Finance, and Larry Lucchino, Owner of the Boston Red Sox.
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Recognizing the Revere Beautification Committee

June 23, 2017
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Recognizing the Revere Beautification Committee

Mickey “Say No To Drugs” Casoli sees the great job that the members of the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) do in the community on a volunteer basis year after year. On the 15th anniversary of the RBC, Casoli wanted to give RBC members special recognition. Casoli and few of his friends gathered in Beachmont...
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Arrigo Names Guido as New Interim Chief:Longtime Police Captain to Head Force While New Initiatives are Being Explored

June 23, 2017
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Arrigo Names Guido as New Interim Chief:Longtime Police Captain to Head Force While New Initiatives are Being Explored

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo has announced that Captain James Guido will be the interim Police Chief of Revere beginning on July 1. Arrigo opted not to renew the contract earlier this year with the present Chief Joseph Cafarelli, whose last day will be June 30. Guido has been on the Revere...
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Councillors Looking to Solve Trash Issues

June 23, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council held an abbreviated meeting Monday night tackling a few motions. Motions by Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe about Harry Della Russo stadium got some interest. Keefe put in two motions to bolster patrols for the stadium in the summer time and combat trash. Specifically, Keefe would like...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Returns on July 21

June 23, 2017
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The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the dates and theme for the 2017 International Sand Sculpting Festival, hosted on America’s first public beach, Revere Beach, established in 1896. The annual festival draws upwards of 900,000 spectators from all over the country who come to watch master sand sculptors compete for first prize...
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News Briefs

June 23, 2017
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RHS CLASS OF 1965 TO HOLD REUNION The Revere High School Class of 1965 is turning 70! Let’s celebrate Saturday, June 24, at The Marina at the Wharf, 543 North Shore Road, Revere at 7 p.m. Music will be by DJ Stevie Ray. Casual dress is the attire. Please RSVP by June 23 and...
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‘Bubba’ Surprised by Revere High Students on Retirement

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel She could often be found roaming the hallways, or sitting at the front desk, of Revere High School (RHS), and more often than not, Paula ‘Bubba’ Stevenson was searching for students without their IDs or students that needed to be put back in line. But the truth of the matter was...
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Revere Residents Respond with Outpouring of Help for Fire Victims

June 23, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Victims of last week’s four-alarm fire were literally left with nothing except the clothes on their back and the residents and officials have come out in full support of the families, providing food, shelter, moral support and more. Mayor Brian Arrigo has formed a Relief Fund for families victimized by...
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Update on the 41 – 45 Taft Street Fire:Cause of Fire Still Undetermined

June 23, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Officials still do not have a cause of last week’s early morning fire at 41 and 45 Taft St. that left 18 people homeless. According to officials, the fire started at the rear of 41 Taft St. Both homes sustained extensive damage and so far 41 Taft St. residence has...
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Police Briefs 06-21-2017

June 23, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, JUNE 12 Salvatore Michael Venuti, 31, of 1 Putnam Rd, was arrested on charges of assault & battery in a domestic situation and malicious destruction of property greater than $250. Will Mesa, 42, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of assault & battery in a domestic situation, assault & battery by...
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Letters to the Editor

June 23, 2017
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Thank You, Mr. D Dear Editor: Many people in the city of Revere know me by my name, Benjamin DiGiulio. Many more also know me as “Mr. D’s son”! As a student at the Whelan Elementary School, I would have my dad as a teacher every Tuesday. The favorite part of my week (and...
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Arrigo Seeks Top-to-Bottom Organizational Review of Revere Police Department

June 23, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo My administration is committed to delivering the highest standards of professionalism and accountability in all aspects of city government – especially public safety. It is clear that we have to transform our Police Department into a modern outfit focused on 21st century community policing. We need a Police Department with...
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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...
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