Fire Department Responds to Fentanyl Spill in Bathroom

September 8, 2017
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On August 26, the Revere Fire Department was requested by Revere Police to respond to 85 American Legion Highway for a report of a powdery substance spilled on the floor of the men’s bathroom. According to Capt. Thomas Todisco, the manager had gone into the room to find a man in a semi-conscious state...
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Taking Steps to Raise Overdose Awareness

September 8, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock There were 2,000 overdose deaths in Massachusetts last year. “The number of fatal overdoses from 2001-2014 grew six-fold,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “It is the leading cause of death for those under the age of 50.” These sobering statistics were delivered at an event in the Revere High School Auditorium...
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News Briefs

September 8, 2017
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Revere Beach Arts Festival Returns The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the return of the Revere Beach Arts Festival, set for Saturday, September 16, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will take place along the shoreline of historic Revere Beach at the public plaza between the Markey Bridge and Wonderland...
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Playgroup Pays Off for Children with Special Needs

September 8, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock For a family with a child with special needs, especially autism, finding support and stimulation for your child can be difficult. That’s why two mothers got together to start a unique play group, known as the Revere Drop and Stay group, and it’s been a great success. Jennifer Duggan and...
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MGH Plans Programs Noting National Recovery Month

September 8, 2017
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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will join millions of people across America in recognizing National Recovery Month. Led by the MGH Substance Use Disorders Initiative (SUDIs) –  a group devoted to enhancing SUDI treatment in the inpatient and outpatient setting – MGH will host a series of events throughout September to raise awareness of prevention,...
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Police Briefs 09-06-2017

September 8, 2017
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Revere Police NEWS CINEMA HIT BY GUNFIRE The Showcase Cinema was apparently hit by gunfire in the early morning hours of Aug. 30, and police are investigating the circumstances. Police said someone reported hearing gunshots in the vicinity around 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 30, but owners of the theatre reported damage later that morning...
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Letters to the Editor

September 8, 2017
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BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTSMAN LOCAL 3 ENDORSE CORREGGIO FOR CITY COUNCIL Dear Editor: The committee to elect John R. Correggio to the Revere City Council is honored to receive the “Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Local Number 3” endorsement. The Bricklayers Union is a state of the art, local with an apprenticeship program many Revere...
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Enough of Election Year Rhetoric

September 8, 2017
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By Dan Rizzo It’s been close to two years since leaving elected office, and up to now, but for a few occasions, I have sat back and listened to false information being disseminated to Revere residents.  However, with the conversation turning to the Police Department, the time has come when I have to respond...
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A Time to Remember

September 8, 2017
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On Sunday, September 17, the 11th Annual Revere Beach Memorial will take place at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand starting at 7 p.m.  Families of those who lost loved ones to drug overdoses from the opioid epidemic will gather to remember their children, brothers and sisters whose lives and promises were cut all too...
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Sports 09-06-2017

September 8, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS football team to host Gloucester in season-opener   The Revere High football team will start its 2017 season Friday evening when Coach Lou Cicatelli and his Patriot crew host Gloucester under the lights at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The opening kick-off is set for 6:30. Cicatelli has led Revere to...
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Obituaries 09-06-2017

September 8, 2017
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Paul R. (The Greek) Kretas Born on April 23, 1951 – Age 66 The strongest man we ever met left this earth surrounded by family and friends. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Elaine (Santella) Kretas, his son, Christopher P. Kretas, his daughter, Tara Ragucci and son in law ,Louis Ragucci; his brother George...
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Board of Health Public Hearing

September 7, 2017
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Back to School at the Whelan

September 2, 2017
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Back to School at the Whelan

On Monday, Whelan School students, from left, Gianna Chianca, Jessica Lightbody, Rebecca Ruggiero, Ava Petrulavage, and Sara Penlakhal are shown before the school bell rings marking the start of the first day of school.
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Family Festival at Immaculate Conception Church Set for Sept

September 2, 2017
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Family Festival at Immaculate Conception Church Set for Sept

By Sue Ellen Woodcock When you think of the Immaculate Conception Family Festival think community. “That’s what this is all about,” said organizer Cesar Salazar. “We invite the all residents of the city to join in.” The Immaculate Conception Family Festival will be packed with music, food and dance from around the world. It...
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Police Chief Exemption Sent to Committee

September 2, 2017
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NOTE:Clarification   In the August 30 edition of the Revere Journal it was mistakenly stated by the newspaper reporter that the City Council voted on a request from the mayor to exempt the police chief position from Chapter 31 of the Massachusetts General Laws, which covers the civil service. In fact, the council did...
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Police Department Report Surfaces

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Not only did Mayor Brian Arrigo get the nod to look outside the city for the next police chief, he also shared a report that he says only came to light a month ago. The report includes several areas of interest for the years 2014 and 2015. The following information...
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City Hall, DPW Conditions Questioned

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council approved $82,000 to set up a new home for the Revere Department of Public Works on Charger Street. But talk of mold and health concerns soon turned to the conditions inside City Hall. George Anzuoni, director of finance for the city, came before the council to discuss...
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No Primary Approved by State House

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s official, the city will not hold a preliminary election on Sept. 12. Several weeks ago the council voted not to hold a preliminary election, but it needed final approval from the state legislature. Mayor Brian Arrigo also supported the idea and most pointed to the $60,000 cost of the...
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News Briefs

September 2, 2017
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Beachmont Multicultural Festival Sept. 9 The Beachmontt Improvement Committee, with a grant from the Revere Cultural Council, is sponsoring the first annual Beachmont Multicultural Festival, weaving the community  together with art, food and music. The festival will be held rain or shine at Kimmerle Park at Donnelly Square on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11...
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Correggio Announces Candidacy for Council Seat

September 2, 2017
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It’s time to bring back experience and results to Revere City Council John R. Correggio is proudly announcing his candidacy for Revere City Councilor. Correggio brings both experience and results to his announced bid. A retired lieutenant and 32-year veteran from the Revere Fire Department, a five-term Revere city councilor and School Committee member,...
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Police Briefs 08-30-2017

September 2, 2017
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ARREST Report TUESDAY, AUG. 22 Thomas W. Watkins, 36, of 27 Janvrin Ave., was arrested on charges of assault and battery in a domestic situation, intimidation of a witness, and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.   WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23 Juan Contreras, 20, of 38 Sumner St., was arrested on a charge of...
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Letters to the Editor

September 2, 2017
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REMEMBERING MARILYN LEYDEN Dear Editor: The Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation sadly acknowledges the passing of one of our founding members, Marilyn Leyden. Marilyn, along with her husband Fred and their family were instrumental in helping to create the Revere Historic Society and develop the Revere History Museum and continued to be...
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Investing in Public Safety and Expanding the Application Pool for Police Chief Choices

September 2, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo This week, I went before the City Council to request expanding the pool of candidates for Revere police chief. To make sure we provide the City of Revere with the best possible police department, we need to expand the candidate pool, increase competition, and put the best from our department...
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Revere DPW Update: Operations Will be Moved to a Temporary Mobile Facility

September 2, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo

 Last night, the Revere City Council approved my request for an $82,000 appropriation to pay for both a lease of land and the procurement of mobile trailers to temporarily move DPW operations. The site we have identified to lease for use of trailers is adjacent to the current DPW facility,...
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