Arrigo Holds Off on Having Inauguration Celebration

January 28, 2016
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There is too much work to be done to throw a party right now, Mayor Brian Arrigo said this week. Due to the mayoral recount that continued into December, Arrigo never had a chance to transition into office, but rather came in with only a few days to plan for the inauguration. He originally...
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Police Briefs 01-27-2016

January 28, 2016
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MONDAY, JANUARY 15 James M. Carter Jr., 40, of 175 Rice Ave., was arrested on a charge of breaking & entering into a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony. Tiffany L. McCaffrey, 26, of 185 Lynnway, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of breaking & entering...
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School Choice Matters for Massachusetts Families

January 28, 2016
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By Andrew R. Campanella When it comes to K-12 education, America’s parents want more choices. In fact, almost two thirds of parents – 64 percent – say they wish they had more options for their children’s education. In a society where Americans choose practically everything, from the brands of coffee they drink in the...
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Letter to the Editor

January 28, 2016
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We need your help Dear Editor: Veterans Assisting Veterans is donating a $15,000 Trac Wheel Chair to a paralyzed Army Ranger who was injured in Afghanistan in October 2012. Spec. Sean Pesce was shot 13 times and has a severe spinal cord injury and has no feeling from the waist down. I learned about...
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City Council Starts New Year Off Strong

January 28, 2016
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Revere voters can see that new City Council that was elected last November  is not wasting any time in putting forth a variety of motions. There are motions that deal with every aspect of what municipal government should be focused on. One motion that jumps out is from Councillors Joanne Mc Kenna and Steven...
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Sports 01-27-2016

January 28, 2016
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RHS sports Through the Years 10 years ago January 25, 2006 Despite their best effort of the season, the RHS girls basketball team dropped a 53-49 decision to Everett. Lauren Forgione led Revere with 13 points and sophomore Jessica Leone added 12. The RHS boys basketball team dropped a pair of hard-fought contests to...
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Obituaries 01-27-2016

January 28, 2016
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Jody L (Casiello) Carregal Of Revere & Peabody, Teacher in Reading Jody L. (Casiello) Carregal of Revere & Peabody, Teacher in Reading Jody L. (Casiello) Carregal, 39, beloved wife of Marc Caregal, died peacefully on Friday, January 1, 2016 at Mass General Hospital in Boston while in the comforting presence of her husband, following...
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‘Lucky’ at the Lincoln

January 22, 2016
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‘Lucky’ at the Lincoln

Lucky the Leprechaun slams home the basketball last Thursday at the Lincoln School after taking the ball out of the hands of Math Teacher Lani Cabra-Pini and Principal Jodie Gennodie, doing a flip in the air and jamming it. Lucky’s dunk show was part of a larger assembly brought to the Lincoln by the...
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Rizzo Will Run for State Senate Seat

January 22, 2016
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Rizzo Will Run for State Senate Seat

Saying that he still has the fire to serve the public, former Revere mayor Dan Rizzo has announced that he will be a candidate for the State Senate seat in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that includes the entire city of Revere. Rizzo also pointed to his impressive record of accomplishments during the...
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Morabito Announces Candidacy for Senate

January 22, 2016
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Morabito Announces Candidacy for Senate

After more than 15 years of serving our Commonwealth, Senator Anthony Petruccelli has elected to resign his seat as State Senator. As someone who is a life-long resident of the First Suffolk & Middlesex District, I’d like to thank him for representing us with such dedication and distinction. He is a true public servant...
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Arrigo Team Looking to Keep Revere Moving Forward

January 22, 2016
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Arrigo Team Looking to Keep Revere Moving Forward

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Getting the right team behind the daily functions of your office is one of the most important decisions a new Mayor can make. For Mayor Brian Arrigo the choices came with much thought, seeking the best and the brightest to advise the mayor, run daily operations and work together to...
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Giannino Outlines Goals As New Council President

January 22, 2016
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Giannino Outlines Goals As New Council President

By Cary Shuman Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino will stand at the podium for her first full meeting as president of the Revere City Council Monday night in the City Council Chambers. Giannino led a special meeting on inauguration night following her unanimous election as Council president. Monday’s meeting has a full agenda and Giannino will...
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Precinct 2 Getting Ready for Neighborhood Crime Watch

January 22, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Concerned neighbors, police officials and politicians met last Tuesday night at the Neighborhood Developers office on Walden Street to discuss the formation of a neighborhood crime watch group in the Precinct 2 area. Neighbors’ concerns about crime and other social issues prompted Precinct 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky and police to...
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Council President Giannino Will Not Seek Senate Post

January 22, 2016
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The following is the statement of Council President Jessica Giannino regarding the First Suffolk and Middlesex District Senate seat. “After giving tremendous consideration to the possibility of running in a Special Election to succeed Senator Anthony Pertucelli in the Massachusetts Senate, I have decided not to seek the seat at this time. I want...
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Senior Center Repairs Almost Completed

January 22, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Since Nov. 30 the senior citizens of Revere have adapted well to being relocated to the Mottolo Post at 10 Garafolo St. while roofing work goes on at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center at 25 Winthrop St. Director Stephen Fielding said he anticipates moving back to the senior center in the...
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Police Briefs 01-20-2016

January 22, 2016
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MONDAY, JANUARY 11 Chad Tomborello, 31, of Methuen, was arrested on two outstanding warrants. Marvin Alexis Guadron, 19, of East Boston, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Luis Armando Rodriguez, 31, of 18 Bradstreet Ave., was arrested on a charge of receiving stolen property over $250. Mohammad A. Hussein, 35, of...
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The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengenance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...
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Good Luck,Council President Giannino

January 22, 2016
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It’s a new era for the Revere City Council as Jessica Giannino begins her term as the new president of the 11-member body. Giannino is one of the few women ever to hold this prestigious office and at the age of 24 one of the youngest. She certainly has a mandate from the residents,...
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Sports 01-20-2016

January 22, 2016
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Lincoln students luck out with Celtics, HMH Score program By Seth Daniel Lucky the Leprechaun of the Boston Celtics might be one fortunate green guy, but all the luck was on the side of the Lincoln School students last Thursday. In November 2015, publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and the Boston Celtics launched the...
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Obituaries 01-20-2016

January 22, 2016
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James Dudley Sunshine Biscuit Company retiree James A. Dudley of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on December 28. He was 84 years old. A resident of Chelsea until moving to Lynn in 2007, James was a graduate of Chelsea schools and a United States Army Veteran, He spent the first 18 years...
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Local Meeting on Flood Rate Maps Set for Jan 19

January 20, 2016
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Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and Revere city officials will host a meting to discuss the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the James J. Hill Elementary School Cafeteria, 51 Park Ave., Revere. ...
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Parents Calling for Backup Plan After Bus Leaves Kids in the Cold

January 20, 2016
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A handful of parents whose children were stranded in the cold last Thursday morning when a school bus never showed up are calling this week for the schools to institute a backup plan for such situations – something that currently doesn’t exist. At least four parents expressed frustration over the situation that unfolded Thursday...
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New Feature by Arrigo to Appear in Journal

January 20, 2016
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As Mayor Brian Arrigo begins his first year in office, he is looking forward to answering your questions in a monthly “Ask the Mayor” segment here in the Revere Journal. Please send your questions to the Mayor’s office either by mail or by e-mail. On the second Wednesday of each month, Mayor Arrigo will...
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Residents Getting Powerball Fever

January 20, 2016
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Residents Getting Powerball Fever

Powerball has hit a staggering and record breaking $1.5 billion and hundreds of residents are running to their favorite corner store to buy tickets for Wednesday night’s drawing. While the odds of becoming instantly rich Wednesday night are 1 in 292,201,338, it hasn’t stopped the throngs of people buying tickets and it seems everywhere...
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