No Let Up In the Race For Mayor:Rizzo,Arrigo Intensify Their Campaigns In Effort to Get Their Messages Out to Voters

September 10, 2015
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The race for the corner office is on. Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo have begun campaigning for the general election for the Office of Mayor that is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3. The two candidates earned their nominations by finishing 1-2 in the Preliminary Election Sept. 1, with Rizzo taking the top...
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Judge Leaning to Dismiss Lawsuit on MBTA Land Sale

September 10, 2015
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A judge overseeing the taxpayer lawsuit against the MBTA and the state Department of Transportation (DOT) in regards to the sale of property to the Wynn Everett casino signaled in court Friday that she is leaning towards dismissing the suit. The taxpayer lawsuit was initiated by 24 taxpayers who contended that the sale of...
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Slots Could Be In Future at Suffolk Downs

September 10, 2015
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A mysterious ballot initiative proposal to add a second slot parlor to an existing Thoroughbred horse track has been certified for the 2016 ballot by Attorney General Maura Healey. The ballot question is only titled ‘An Act Relative to Expanded Gaming’ and suggests that an additional Category 2 (slot parlor) license be granted to...
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Revere Football to Host Medford In Debut of Della Russo Stadium

September 10, 2015
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The Revere High School football team is ready to debut this Friday against Medford on a brand new field, and Head Coach Lou Cicatelli said the first-class facilities have already helped attract new players to the team. “It definitely brought new kids out for the team,” he said. “Last year, we had 65 on...
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Police Briefs 09-09-2015

September 10, 2015
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Weekly Crime Report Journal Staff Reports House Breaks: (8) Mountain Avenue; Boulevard; Beach Street; Rice Avenue; Eliot Road; Proctor Avenue; Boulevard; and Ocean Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (1) Everett Street – Quickit Wireless Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (4) *Mountain Avenue (Mo-Ped); *Beverly Street; *Gore Road; and *Boulevard – Bill Ash’s. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (55) Mahoney Circle...
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Letters to the Editor

September 10, 2015
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Arrigo thanks voters Dear Editor: Thank you for taking the time to get out and vote in Revere’s Primary Election. Regardless of who you voted for, it is important to participate in our democratic process. I entered this race because I, as many others in our great city, feel like we could do much...
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My Position On the Shaw’s Site Development

September 10, 2015
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By Joanne McKenna I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to all the people who reached out to me recently with their calls, texts, and messages on Facebook. Their support and understanding with my vote at the August 24 Revere Council Meeting was greatly appreciated. My vote was to allow the developers of the Shaw’s Site the opportunity to present their plans to...
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Rizzo Tells Shaw’s Site Developers to Withdraw Proposal

September 10, 2015
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Last week, I sent a letter telling the developer of the former Shaw’s site to withdraw their proposed plans for residential development.

 Based on my conversation with residents across Revere, it is clear we do not want more residential development. The people have spoken, and I have listened. And I have made that message clear to...
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Comfort INN and Suites Steps Up And Helps Beautify Bell Circle

September 10, 2015
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Comfort Inn and Suites in Revere has been an outstanding corporate neighbor, not only in hosting many local events in the professional manner than symbolizes its superb reputation in the hospitality industry, but in sponsoring events and generously donating to all segments of our community. This stellar business reaffirmed its strong commitment to Revere...
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RHS Football Team to Open New Stadium Friday Night

September 10, 2015
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Pomp, circumstance, and history — and football — will be on the agenda Friday evening when the Revere High football team kicks off its 2015 season under the bright lights of the all-new Harry Della Russo Stadium against the visiting Mustangs of Medford. “We’re excited both to open our season and to christen the...
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Obituaries 09-09-2015

September 10, 2015
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Paolo Cordio Retired stone mason Paolo Cardio of Beachmont Revere, formerly of East Boston and Italy, passed away at his residence following a brief illness on September 2. Born and raised in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, he came to the USA in 1963 moving to East Boston for a brief time, before moving to Revere...
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Hookah Lounge Raises Questions for Licensing Commission

September 4, 2015
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A request to grant further licenses to Checkers Trans Group Boston, doing business as Boston Hookah Lounge, has prompted the city Licensing Commission to hold off until they can get further information regarding smoking regulations. A couple of weeks ago commissioners heard from attorney Richard Villiotte, representing Samira Ahmed, owner and manager of the...
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10 Council Candidates Advance to November

September 4, 2015
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Councilor-at-Large Jessica Ann Giannino emerged as the top vote getter in the Preliminary Election for Councilor-at-Large held Tuesday in Revere. Giannino, who topped the ticket in the last Councilor-at-Large general election in 2013, received 2,660 votes to finish atop the 12-candidate field while former councilor at-large George Rotondo finished second with 2,487. The other...
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Rizzo, Arrigo Gear Up for Election Showdown

September 4, 2015
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Rizzo, Arrigo Gear Up for Election Showdown

Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo took the top two spots in Tuesday’s Preliminary Election for the Office of Mayor. Rizzo and Arrigo secured the nominations and will face off in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Rizzo topped the three-candidate field with 2,782 votes while Arrigo was right behind with 2,668...
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Contractor,Officials Looking to Resolve Issues at Hill School

September 4, 2015
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The contractor for the Hill School, CTA Construction, said in a letter this week that it plans to work cooperatively with the City to finish the school, and that it faced unforeseen obstacles that delayed the construction. “Late last year, CTA agreed with city and school officials to ensure the new school was available...
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Police Briefs 09-02-2015

September 4, 2015
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MONDAY, AUGUST 24 Marvin Sanchez, 32, of Cheslea, was arrested on a  charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 Robert J. French, 25, of 445 Vane St., was arrested on a charge of vandalizing property. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 Nicholas P. Verdura, 24, of 145 Conant St., was arrested on charges...
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McKinley and His Monuments Head into the Sunset of History

September 4, 2015
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It’s tough being William McKinley these days. One of only four U.S. presidents to be assassinated – who some 100 years ago had a flurry of monuments, schools and roadside memorials named after him – has recently seemed to fall out of favor and fade in the memory of America. As we here in...
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Support for Labor Unions Is Growing

September 4, 2015
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By Warren Tolman Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’...
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Can the Drug Epidemic Be Stopped?

September 4, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rapid  throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with a monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...
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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 4, 2015
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  Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly...
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Congratulations to the Candidates

September 4, 2015
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Congratulations to Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo on receiving nominations for the Office of Mayor and qualifying for the General Election on Nov. 3. Also congratulations to the ten candidates who received nominations in the Councilor-at-Large Preliminary Election that was held Tuesday.  These candidates will be working hard in their campaigns in...
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Athletic Director Frank Shea and the New Era of Revere High Sports

September 4, 2015
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Has there ever been a more exciting time in the history of Revere High School athletics? The new school year begins with a new director of athletics, Frank Shea, taking over the program and the opening of a brand new Harry Della Russo Stadium. Shea brings an incredible resume as one of the most...
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Sports 09-02-2015

September 4, 2015
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RHS football team preparing for new season in a new stadium Special to the Journal The Revere High football team has been enduring the proverbial dog days of August as Coach Lou Cicatelli’s Patriots busily prepare for what will be an historic 2015 campaign that will be marked by the inaugural season of the...
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Obituaries 09-02-2015

September 4, 2015
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Anthony Bono Union Laborer and weekend produce vendor at Boston’s Historic Haymarket District Anthony “Tony” Bono of Revere died on August 6 in the Academy Manor Nursing Facility of Andover. Born in Boston’s North End in 1923, he and his family returned to Sciacca, Italy-Sicily where he worked on the family farm. Upon returning...
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