Is This Our New Normal?

March 10, 2018
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The intense havoc wreaked by this past weekend’s storm, coming on the heels of the storm of January that similarly brought devastation to many areas throughout the state, has left all of us wondering whether this is the new normal for our sliver of the planet. We read somewhere that both of these storms...
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Sports 03-07-2018

March 10, 2018
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Revere High girls basketball team falls to Andover in MIAA Tourney By Cary Shuman The Revere High girls basketball team had the higher seed and the homecourt advantage after an excellent 16-4 season, but the MIAA parings resulted in one of the toughest opening-round opponents in the bracket. The No. 10 seed Andover, out...
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Obituaries 03-07-2018

March 10, 2018
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Albert Terminiello, Sr. Retired Revere Police officer Albert J. Terminiello of Revere died on March 3 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital at the age of 92. He was the beloved husband of 65 years of the late Barbara (Frye) who passed on Sept. 12, 2017. Al was a retired Revere Police officer who worked...
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Assessments Are Up,Taxpayers Are Miffed

March 1, 2018
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Members of the Board of Assessors were requested to appear before the City Council Monday night after numerous complaints about new property assessments, taxes and the ability for people in the city to be able to continue to afford to live in Revere. Dana Brangiforte, chairman of the Board of Assessors, said the assessments...
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Site Plan Review Board Moves to New Venue

March 1, 2018
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Following a complaint lodged by a Revere Journal reporter alleging violation of the Open Meeting Law, the Site Plan Advisory Review Board has agreed to move its meeting location to the City Hall Chambers starting on Tuesday, March 6. On Feb. 13, 2018, and on Feb. 20, news reporter Sue Ellen Woodcock attended a...
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Suffolk Downs Developers Visit Council Again

March 1, 2018
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There were nothing but glowing remarks for the development of Suffolk Downs and its developers HYM Investments, but Councillor Dan Rizzo is concerned about the addition of 2,000 – 3,000 new apartments in the proposed development. Tom O’Brien and his team from HYM visited the City Council Monday night, recapping plans for the 161-acre...
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Billboard Ordinance Public Hearing to Come

March 1, 2018
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A new billboard ordinance will go to a public hearing next month now that the subcommittee, which worked on it, has a final draft. At Monday evening’s subcommittee meeting, City Planner Frank Stringi and City Solicitor Paul Capizzi, who drafted the language for the new billboard ordinance shared the details. Also working on the...
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News Briefs

March 1, 2018
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WHEELBRATOR WAITING FOR DEP DECISION Wheelabrator Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety James Connolly issued the following statement about the operation at the Wheelabrator Saugus energy-from-waste facility: “We believe the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) decision granting a provisional permit for the continued use of the ash monofill at Wheelabrator Saugus represents the...
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Overlook Development Plans Raise Concerns Among Local Officials

March 1, 2018
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The plans are set in place for Roseland Development at Overlook Ridge in North Revere to add 326 new apartments, and the traffic commissions from Malden and Revere are working to minimize the impact on vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Officials with the Malden Traffic Commission and the Revere Traffic Commission met last Thursday at...
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Councillor Seeks Tax Abatements for Veterans

March 1, 2018
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Councillor Steve Morabito proposed a motion during Monday night’s council meeting for the City Council to accept Section 5N of Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws regarding tax abatements for veterans. In addition, Morabito asked that the mayor, with the approval of the council, establish a tax-abatement program to allow veterans, as defined...
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License Commission Addresses Noise and Bottle Issues

March 1, 2018
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The Licensing Commission has told Antonia’s at the Beach to keep the noise down, and allowed The Squire Lounge to keep serving beverages in glass bottles, despite a recent incident where a police officer was injured with a bottle. During its Feb. 21 meeting, the commission heard how Antonia’s had to cancel several of...
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Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Bellingham Avenue Blaze

March 1, 2018
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Firefighters were called to 222 Bellingham Ave. on Monday night around 11 p.m. Revere Fire Chief Chris Bright said that the two-alarm blaze caused substantial damage to a home under renovation. He said the blaze at the two and a half wood frame home appeared to start between the floors. The home was not...
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Conley Not to Seek Re-Election as DA

March 1, 2018
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On what was his 16th anniversary in the office of District Attorney, Dan Conley surprised many by announcing he would not run for the office again. Simply put, the former prosecutor turned City Councilor turned DA, said he believed it was time to let others have a chance to run the county-wide office –...
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Stolen Dog Reunited with Owner after Harrowing Ordeal on Parkway

March 1, 2018
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Tedge’s home is on the road. But the road in Everett was nearly the little dog’s end. However, due to some good Samaritans who spotted the little dog hurt and cowering in the middle of the Parkway late last month, he was reunited with his truck-driving owner, Theron Miller of Montana, and re-introduced to...
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Warm Weather Means Trails, Hikes, and Outdoor Adventures

March 1, 2018
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The following is one of a series of monthly columns regarding healthy lifestyle, shared by RHS teacher Andrew Turchon and his class.   Over the past few weeks, the usually chilly temperatures of eastern Massachusetts have reached into the 60s and even 70s, breaking records in the process. It is during  days such as...
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Police Briefs 02-28-2018

March 1, 2018
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CRUISER CRASH At approximately 7:45 a.m., an officer was responding to a domestic disturbance call while operating a marked Revere Police Department cruiser.  The officer struck a vehicle at the intersection of Broadway and Central Avenue.  Two occupants of the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital via ambulance.  The...
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Proposed HHS Rule Would Save Seniors Money

March 1, 2018
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just proposed a rule that could dramatically lower seniors’ out-of-pocket drug spending. Lobbyists for the nation’s largest “pharmacy benefits managers” are sure to fight the proposal tooth and nail. These PBMs, which effectively set drug prices for the entire country, want to continue overcharging the 42...
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Ask Rusty – Working Internationally and Social Security

March 1, 2018
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Dear Rusty: For a number of years I lived and worked in Germany.  I paid into their version of Social Security.  As far as I know I will be eligible to receive German benefits either in a lump sum or monthly amount when I reach the age of 65.  If that happens can you...
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Dan Conley Will Be Missed

March 1, 2018
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The surprise announcement by Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley that he will not be seeking re-election in the fall came as a shock to his constituents in Suffolk County. For the past 16 years, Dan Conley has held what is perhaps the highest-profile job in the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. Yet despite...
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Sports 02-28-2018

March 1, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS hockey team tourney game tomorrow The Revere High hockey team will meet Swampscott tomorrow evening (Thursday) in an opening round contest of the Division 3 North Sectional of the MIAA state hockey tournament. Coach Joe Ciccarello and his squad entered the final week of the season with a 7-7-4 record. With two games...
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Obituaries 02-28-2018

March 1, 2018
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Lawrence ‘Larry’ Horgan Retired Revere Fire Department Deputy Chief Lawrence H. “Larry” Horgan, retired Revere Fire Department deputy chief, of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere and Bristol, N.H., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Feb. 22. He was 84 years old. Larry was born on July 23, 1933, in Chelsea, the son of...
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Sozio’s Goes Up in Flames

February 21, 2018
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Sozio’s Goes Up in Flames

Sozio’s Appliances on Squire Road has been a landmark for decades, and on Saturday, a five-alarm fire destroyed the Squire Road establishment.  Chuck Sozio, owner of the store, said that he will rebuild. Firefighters were called to 61 Squire Road at 4:17 p.m. Saturday for a blaze that consumed the showroom full of 1950s...
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School Committee to Hear of School Safety Plans on Feb 27

February 21, 2018
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The City’s Police and Fire departments will make a presentation to the School Committee, including Mayor Brian Arrigo, on what the district is doing to ensure safety in the schools during a meeting on Feb. 27. The announcement came in a letter than went home on Feb. 16 to parents just before the School...
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Former Police Chief Tops City Salary List

February 21, 2018
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Former Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon, who still works in the department as a police executive officer, was the highest-paid city employee with $214,541 including detail pay of $67,592. The Revere Journal obtained the city and school employee salary list based on W2 tax information for all employees, a public record. A total of...
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