The Blizzard of ’78 Changed Revere Beach — and Our City — Forever

February 9, 2018
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For those of us who remember vividly the Blizzard of ’78, it is something that we never will forget. For four days, the city stepped backwards in time by almost a century. Our way of life that depended on the automobile ceased to exist. People just walked down Broadway or around their neighborhoods, often...
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Sports 02-07-2018

February 9, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS boys basketball rolls past Saugus, 71-24 The Revere High boys basketball team put it all together last Wednesday to earn a runaway 71-24 victory over Saugus at the Merullo Fieldhouse for their first win of the season. Their ball movement on offense and their aggressive play pushed the Patriots out...
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Obituaries 02-07-2018

February 9, 2018
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Gabriel ‘Steve’ Festa Of Malden, formerly of Revere and East Boston Gabriel S. “Steve” Festa of Malden, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died recently. He was the beloved husband for over 45 years of Gail M. (DeMattia) Festa; loving son of Gaetano D. Festa and his deceased wife, Mary (Moscatelli) Festa. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family...
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Smashing the Eagles at Lubertos Pastry Shop

February 2, 2018
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Smashing the Eagles at Lubertos Pastry Shop

Children at Luberto’s Pastry Shop, on broadway, at the “Patriots Smash the Philly Eagles” party pictured right before driving their fists into the Philedelphia Eagles cake. In addition to getting to smash the Eagles themselves, the children also received free Patriots-themed cupcakes.
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Point of Pines Yacht Club Officers Installation

February 2, 2018
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Point of Pines Yacht Club Officers Installation

The Point of Pines Yacht Club held its Installation of Officers Dinner Saturday night at Casa Lucia. Pictured are new officers following the installation ceremony that was led by Mayor Brian Arrigo. Front row, from left, are Recording Secretary Mike Quigley, Assistant Vice Commodore Jill Simmons,Vice Commodore Jay Bolton, Commodore Jack Glancy, Rear Commodore...
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If Amazon Wants Seaplanes, Revere Can Accommodate

February 2, 2018
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A Florida aviation company has spoken to Amazon officials about the potential need for seaplane access for its executives. While Boston Harbor was noted as a possible site the City of Revere also has a potential site of its own. “The prospect of a seaplane port was not an aspect of the Amazon proposal,...
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Be Prepared:EBNHC Encourages Residents to Get Flu Vaccine, says It’s Not Too Late

February 2, 2018
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Cases of influenza, more commonly known as the flu, have more than doubled in Massachusetts this winter, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has called this flu season the worst in 10 years. At East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Roberto Mastroianni, a doctor of nursing practice, had a feeling this year’s flu season...
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3-1-1 Call Takers Hear It All

February 2, 2018
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If you’ve got comment, complaint or concern in Revere, there’s only one number that you need to call — 311. Waiting on the other end are two guys who are tapped into a network of information. This system is not for 911 emergency calls, but for calls from the community for service. Allan Fitzmaurice...
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Wonderland Files Motion in Superior Court Over Parking

February 2, 2018
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It appears that CBW Lending, the owners of the old Wonderland Dog Track, will be filing a motion against Revere in Suffolk Superior Court in order to continue to park cars on the site. This comes on the heels of the Zoning Board of Appeals upholding the decision of the city building inspector to...
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DeLeo Focuses on the Next Six Months of the Legislative Session

February 2, 2018
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Now in his 10th year as Speaker of the House and his 27th year as state representative for Winthrop and Revere, Robert A. DeLeo has a few things on his mind as the legislature moves through the next six months of its session. “We’ve got a couple of things demanding our attention,” he said...
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Barbara Kelly Forged Path as First Innovation School Leader in State

February 2, 2018
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When Barbara Kelly took the reins at the newly minted Paul Revere Innovation School nine years ago, it was an educational concept that was brand new and in uncharted waters. She forged ahead, nonetheless, walking the streets in and around Revere Street and making friends of her neighbors and partners for the re-designed school...
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News Briefs

February 2, 2018
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LOCAL ROADWAY CHANGES POSTED In an effort to protect public safety for local pedestrians and traffic for anyone going to the Garfield School, Eliot Road is now a permanent one-way heading westbound from Porter Avenue to Clark Road. Standish Road is now a permanent one way eastbound from Eliot Road to Porter Ave.  The...
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Revere to Receive $9,700 in S.A.F.E Grants

February 2, 2018
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Gov. Charles Baker, Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett, State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, and Revere’s state delegation are pleased to announce that the grant funds for Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE  programs have been awarded for FY2018. The Revere Fire Department has been awarded $6,700 for the...
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Zoning Board of Appeals Denies Developer Variances for Revere Beach Project

February 2, 2018
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The Zoning Board of Appeals has turned down unanimously a request for variances for a proposed development on Revere Beach Boulevard next to the St. George Condominium. A Chara Development of Beverly had applied to the board for front, back, side and rear-yard setbacks, along with a variance for parking. In addition to variances,...
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POPBA Holds Board of Directors Holiday Dinner Party

February 2, 2018
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It was a wonderful night for the Point of Pines Beach Association (POPBA). On Dec. 12, Gary Ferragamo, the recently elected president of the POPBA, treated his entire board of directors of the POPBA to a filet mignon dinner in the North End.  “This was just a small gesture from me to every member...
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Revere Students Achieve Academic Honors:Local Students on Dean’s List at Wentworth

February 2, 2018
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The following local  students have made the Dean’s List at Wentworth Institute of Technology  for the fall 2017 semester. * Brendan Dao of Revere * Naomi Torre Cardenas of Revere * Marilyn Urrea of Revere * Naomi Torre Cardenas of Revere Wentworth Institute of Technology Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an...
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RHS Students Reflect on Field Trip to Ipswich

February 2, 2018
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The following is a first in a  series of monthly columns regarding healthy lifestyle, shared by RHS teacher Andrew Turchon and his class   On a mild, fall November morning, 30 students and two teachers from Revere High School traveled north on a bus to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield. The mission...
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Police Briefs 01-31-2018

February 2, 2018
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PUTTIN’ UP A STINK A Squire Road man has been arrested after causing a stir at the Rodeway Inn on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Around 12:10 a.m., police responded to a disturbance at the Inn and found a man screaming and yelling. When they arrived, he went upstairs and they followed him. When police confronted...
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It Was a Bad Idea Before, It’s a Terrible Idea Now

February 2, 2018
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The intense coastal blizzard of Jan. 4, 2018, devastated many communities across the state, including mine.  As I watched the storm progress, and saw the tides get higher and higher, I started receiving many calls, emails, and videos from frantic neighbors in Revere and Saugus asking me for help.  As I heard their cries...
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Letters to the Editor

February 2, 2018
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Steve Wynn’s Money Dear Editor; Local politicians are being urged to return the money they have received from Steve Wynn. As we all have heard, Steve Wynn is engulfed in allegations of alleged sexual harassment. The Wall Street Journal alleged that he harassed a massage therapist and forced one staff member to have sex...
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A Great State of the State

February 2, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature last week truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...
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Have We Become Numb to the Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country, and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...
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Sports 01-31-2018

February 2, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS boys track defeats Beverly The Revere High boys indoor track and field team defeated Beverly, 48-38, in a dual meet held at the Merullo Fieldhouse last Tuesday. The Patriots grabbed first place in five of the nine individual events: Anthony Soares sped to victory in the 50 yard hurdles in...
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Obituaries 01-31-2018

February 2, 2018
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Rita Eriesian Mother and grandmother, who with her grace, kindness, compassion, and unconditional love, taught the true meaning of love and family Rita (Camarot, Pinksten) Eriesian, born on the Fourth of July in 1932, passed away at age 85 on Jan. 22 after an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She will forever be in...
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