A Professional and Accountable City Hall

March 3, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo  On Monday, the UMass-Boston Collins Center for Public Management presented to the City Council a Human Resources report and analysis. The report outlines the city’s most glaring HR deficiencies — most notable being that Revere is by far the largest city in the Commonwealth without an HR Director. It identifies...
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Letter to the Editor

March 3, 2017
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New options for consumers To the Editor, The sharing economy is changing the way the world does business, delivering new options for consumers and extra income for service providers like those who occasionally rent out space in their home on a short-term basis. That’s a good thing. But as these new technologies continue to...
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Thank You, Gov Baker

March 3, 2017
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The announcement this week by Governor Charlie Baker and Lieut. Gov. Karyn Polito of the release of $335,735 (out of a total of $5.7 million to cities and towns across the state) in competitive grants to Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop for use in targeting gang violence comes as welcome...
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Sports 03-01-2017

March 3, 2017
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RHS juniors Pepic, Gonzalez, Iacoviello spark Revere in opener By Cary Shuman Valentina Pepic said the seniors on the Revere High girls basketball team – Meaghan Gotham, Samantha Woodman, and Elizabeth Lake -want their final season to last as long as possible. Pepic, a 6-foot-2-inch junior, and her classmates, Pamela Gonzalez and Tatianna Iacoviello,...
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Obituaries 03-01-2017

March 3, 2017
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Carmella Scialoia Family matriach Carmella A. (Vatalaro) Scialoia of Malden, formerly of Everett, died following a long confinement at her Malden residence on February 21. She was 89 years old. Born and raised in Hyde Park, the family came to live in Everett for many years, before recently  moving to Malden. Carmella was a...
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Boys Team First in 17 Years to Make State Tournament

February 28, 2017
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Boys Team First in 17 Years to Make State Tournament

To paraphrase Starship Enterprise Captain James T.  Kirk’s opening lines from the old (1960s vintage) Star Trek TV series, the Revere High boys’ basketball team will be going where no Patriot boys’ team has gone since 2001. Coach David Leary’s squad reeled off four straight wins in the past week, making it seven wins...
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NEC Champion Lady Patriots Prepare for State Tournament

February 28, 2017
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NEC Champion Lady Patriots Prepare for State Tournament

By Cary Shuman The Revere High girls basketball team, led by first-year head coach Lianne O’Hara, won its first 18 games of the season, captured the Northeastern Conference North championship with a perfect 16-0 mark, and soared to the No. 1 ranking in all of Massachusetts. While this weekend’s IAABO Board 27/Comcast Tournament didn’t...
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Vinny’s Sells $10M Lottery Ticket

February 28, 2017
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Vinny’s Sells $10M Lottery Ticket

By Cary Shuman Vinny’s Food Market, 296 Malden St., sold a $10 million winning ticket to a lucky customer in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$10,000,000 Gold” instant game. Lisa Gochakowski of Somerville bought the $20 ticket during a visit to the store. She chose the cash caption and received a one-time payment of $6.5...
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Board Votes to Make 21 Legal Smoking Age

February 28, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Starting July 1,  purchasers of tobacco products in Revere are going to have to be 21 years of age or older. On Tuesday morning, the Board of Health voted in 12 new amendments regarding the sale tobacco products. One regulation for banning the sales of flavored tobacco products did not...
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News Briefs

February 28, 2017
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COMMISSION OF DISABILITIES HOLDS Meeting The Commission on Disabilities held its February meeting last Tuesday, discussing a number of items of interest to residents with disabilities: Website updates: The Commission on Disabilities’ website, http://www.revere.org/departments/commission-on-disabilities, has been updated with application forms for handicap parking spaces, and an FAQ guide on the rules and regulations governing...
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Police Briefs 02-22-2017

February 28, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Santiago Mesa, 30, of 165 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor (2nd offense), unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle. He also was cited for the...
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Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2017
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$18 MILLION LEGISLATURE PAY RAISE Dear Editor: Our Legislators voted themselves an appalling $18 million in raises, stipends and expense account increases. This was done with lightning speed under the cover of the Patriots Super Bowl win and a national political hysteria. This act avoided public debate or opposition, and it increased compensation by...
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Robert Kraft’s Relationship with the President is More than Okay

February 28, 2017
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By Jonathan Salemi The New England Patriots won Super Bowl 51 by overcoming unbelievable odds. But there was another story line to this game that will continue growing. A section of America doesn’t like Patriots owner Robert Kraft because of his friendship with President Donald Trump. Mr. Kraft bought the Patriots in 1994 while...
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Continuing to Tackle the Opioid Crisis

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo Ending the stigma around addiction needs to be more than just a slogan: it requires a serious commitment from leaders at all levels of government. That’s why I have made this work central to my first year in office. Last year, my administration launched a Substance Use Disorder Initiatives office...
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Worth Considering

February 28, 2017
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The announcement by Mayor Brian Arrigo in his recent State of the City Address that the site of Wonderland Dog Track is his number one priority for a development certainly is good news. This 34-acre site should be a catalyst for more development throughout the city. However, rather than allowing the entirety of the...
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The Opioid Battle Continues

February 28, 2017
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Just three weeks ago when the Revere statistics were released for opioid deaths and overdoses in 2016, it appeared that the measures in place combatting this terrible crisis were working, as there was a significant decrease reported.  However, just a week later, the sudden spike in overdoses and two possible deaths (there were four...
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Congratulations,RHS Basketball Teams

February 28, 2017
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This has been one of the most exciting winters in Revere High School basketball history. The Revere High girls basketball team, under first-year head coach Lianne O’Hara, became the biggest story on the North Shore, accumulating 18 consecutive victories while earning the No. 1 ranking in the state. While the girls were excelling, first-year...
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Sports 02-22-2017

February 28, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup Season winding down for RHS hockey team A string of three games in four days took its toll on a weary Revere High hockey this past week, with the Patriots dropping all three encounters. Their week opened well, despite a 3-1 loss to Medford, in a contest which RHS head coach...
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Obituaries 02-22-2017

February 28, 2017
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Angelo Moscato Of Revere Angelo Moscato of Revere died on February 18. The beloved husband of the late Maria T. (Iannello) Moscato, he was the loving son of the late Thomas and Ermina Moscato; devoted father of Dorothea Jewkes and her husband, Freddy of Revere and Charles Moscato of Middleboro; cherished grandfather of Anthony,...
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Blades of RHS Hockey

February 17, 2017
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Blades of RHS Hockey

Captain Chris Anderson celebrates his last home game at Senior Night with family, Uncle Chuck Zullo (’77), cousins, Dino (’05) & Marco Mazzarelli (’14) and Maxx Anderson (16).
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Snow Blankets City With 23 Inches

February 17, 2017
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Snow Blankets City With 23 Inches

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The one, two, three punch blanketed the City with over a foot of snow, closing schools for three days and City Hall last Thursday. Winter storm Niko dropped 14 inches last Thursday, with other storms dropping four inches on Saturday and five inches Sunday into Monday, even though more had...
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Opioid Overdoses Show Sudden Spike

February 17, 2017
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Just two weeks after reporting that opioid overdoses and deaths were down for the year, there was an uptick in overdoses and fatalities due in large part to an influx of fentanyl. Last week,  Mayor Brian Arrigo issued an advisory regarding a recent increase in opioid-related overdoses. This increase is reportedly linked to the...
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Councillors Tackle Parking Ban on City Streets

February 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Parking is at a premium in Revere and commercial vehicles parking on residential streets is a problem that members of the city council would like to see controlled. On Monday afternoon the City Council’s Public Safety Sub-Committee voted for new parking regulations. Now the issue will go before the Traffic...
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News Briefs

February 17, 2017
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Special Olympics Young Athlete Program Returning Next Month This past fall, the Special Olympics returned to Revere after a long absence with a successful “Young Athletes” program for children age two through seven with intellectual disabilities. Building on this success, the Special Olympics will host another free, six-session program starting on March 11, 2017....
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