Beach Sales Has Been the Go to Store for 70 Years

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Putting the customer first is the key to the success story at Beach Sales on VFW Parkway. Since 1947 when people were buying typewriters to today when people purchase entire kitchens, Beach Sales celebrating its 70th anniversary this month, has been a fixture in Revere. Beach Sales was founded by...
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Winthrop Avenue Bridge Project Receives ‘Bronze Award’

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Winthrop Avenue Bridge construction project not only solved some major transportation problems in Revere when it opened last fall, but also it was one of seven projects statewide to bring home awards from the state’s Engineering Excellence Awards. The $10.7 million accelerated bridge project one a Bronze Award last week...
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State says ’No’ to Developer

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Developers who hoped to build 78 affordable housing units on Mills Avenue have been denied by the state’s MassHousing program. “We have a multitude of affordable housing in the city,” said Ward 5 Councillor John Powers. “The Housing Authority alone has over 1,000 affordable housing units.” Powers said if the...
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Hotel to Appear Before Licensing Commission

March 24, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere Licensing Commission would like to hear from representatives of the Four Point Sheraton Boston Logan after hearing about a complaint involving a Revere couple. Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe came before the commission last week after friends of his allegedly tried to rent a room at the hotel...
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Police Briefs 03-22-2017

March 24, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MARCH 13 Diana Cruz-Dubon, 26, of Chelsea, was issued a summons for a charge of allowing the operation of her motor vehicle by an unlicensed operator. Dany Antunez, 33, of  Chelsea, was issued a summons for a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.   TUESDAY, MARCH 14 Elvin Vellejo,...
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Letters to the Editor

March 24, 2017
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WINTHROP MOTHERS OUT FRONT WILL PRESENT A FORUM Dear Editor: Winthrop Mothers Out Front will present a Gas Pipeline Forum on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 6-7:30 pm with refreshments at 6 pm and presentation beginning at 6:30 pm. The forum will take place at Winthrop Community Access TV studio (WCAT) 165 Winthrop St.,...
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Focusing on the Fundamentals

March 24, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo No matter how many big-picture, long term plans we have for the future of our city, nothing is more important than the day-to-day fundamentals. Basic city services like street and sidewalk repair have a huge impact on our quality of life. Historically, Revere has not done a good job of...
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Hispanics Shouldn’t Over-Interpret Trump’s Election

March 24, 2017
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By Gus West It’s safe to say that Donald Trump doesn’t have many fans in the Hispanic community. The real estate mogul rose to power spewing rhetoric that was openly hostile to Latinos. He’s promised to deport more undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the nation’s southern border. And who can forget his...
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Sports 03-22-2017

March 24, 2017
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Mazac Gambardella makes professional boxing debut   Revere’s very own Travis Mazac Gambardella made his professional boxing debut last Saturday, March 18, at the House of Blues in Boston on Murphy’s Boxing Saint Patrick’s Clash. Gambardella and his opponent, New Hampshire’s Ricky Ford battled to a four-round draw in front of a sold out...
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Obituaries 03-22-2017

March 24, 2017
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Josephine ‘Auntie Jo’ Condardo Retired Seamstress Josephine R. “Auntie Jo” Condardo of Revere entered into rest on Wednesday, March 16 in the West Revere Health Center after a period of declining health. She was 97 years old. Born in Chelsea, Auntie Jo resided in Revere for most of her life. She was a seamstress...
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Chloe Giordano Makes Backpacks for the Troops

March 17, 2017
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Chloe Giordano Makes Backpacks for the Troops

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere High School ninth grader Chloe Giordano was just looking for something to do, something that would carry her through school vacation week and really benefit someone else – like the thousands of troops serving around the world. Chloe set up a Go Fund Me page back in November called...
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Lt Det John Goodwin takes Winthrop Police Spot

March 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere Police Department’s loss is the Winthrop Police Department’s gain. Revere Lt. Det. John Goodwin will become Winthrop’s first deputy chief in the department when he begins his new job on April 12. Goodwin, 55, was just beginning his 23rd year in the Revere Police Department when the job in...
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News Briefs

March 17, 2017
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Free cash certified The Massachusetts Department of Revere has certified the city’s free cash figure for the past two years. As of June 30, 2016 the combined amount of free cash for the general fund is $4,524,556 and $2,335,715 for the Water and Sewer Enterprise fund. Free cash is the difference between what was...
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Councillors Finalize Marijuana Zoning Ordinance

March 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere City Council has approved a revised zoning ordinance to determine where retail marijuana stores can be located. The TED district, running in the area of Lee Burbank Highway, will be the area allowed to have recreational marijuana stores. Store owners will have to obtain a special permit from...
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Police Briefs 03-15-2017

March 17, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MARCH 6 Thanh Minh Mai, 53, of Lynn, was issued a summons for a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Fernanda Barbosa Fernandes, 35, of 237 Lantern Rd., was issued a summons for a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Wilber R. Cerritos, 27, of 77 Derby...
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Letters to the Editor

March 17, 2017
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THANKS FOR SUPPORT Dear Editor I’d like to thank everyone that helped make our 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day event another great success last Wednesday night!  It was so good to see so many old friends, along with many new ones.  As I announced my candidacy for Councilor-at-Large, I couldn’t help but reflect back...
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Rick Perry’s Doe Agenda: Cleaning House, Trump’s Clean Energy

March 17, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews As the new head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry faces many challenges from the bureaucracy, environmentalists, and the media. President Jimmy Carter created the agency in 1977, partly in response to Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries’ decision to use oil as a political weapon. DOE, whose proposed...
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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...
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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...
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Sports 03-15-2017

March 17, 2017
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Gurska named as Player of the Year Top 50 Lindsay Gurska has been named to the Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III Player of Year Top 50. Senior Lindsay Gurska along with juniors Ama Biney and Nina Murphy-Cook are among the Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III Player of Year...
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Obituaries 03-15-2017

March 17, 2017
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Donna Church Former Revere resident Donna Church, formerly of Revere, passed away due to renal failure on Saturday, March 11. She was 68 years old. Donna was born on August 21, 1948 in Chelsea and grew up in East Boston and Revere. She loved to play the piano, crochet blankets and enjoyed playing online games with...
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Read Across America Day

March 10, 2017
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Read Across America Day

Mayor Brian Arrigo reads to son Joseph (on his lap) and another student on Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
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Wynn,Unions Look to Get More Women into Trades

March 10, 2017
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Wynn,Unions Look to Get More Women into Trades

By Seth Daniel Alanna Felix and Patricia Flores are just two of hundreds of girls that attend Northeast Vocational School in Wakefield, but they often find themselves alone in their studies. That’s because they study carpentry, and they are two of only three young women in their course of study. However, a new effort...
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Rotondo Wants Health Board to be Elected

March 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Councillor George Rotondo has called for a change of the city charter to make the Board of Health to be an elected body instead of an appointed one. Rotondo disagrees with the board’s decision to raise the age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21, something 137 communities in Massachusetts...
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