Suit Filed over Tobacco Age; Start Date Delayed to Sept 1

May 12, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A Revere convenience store owner has filed an appeal against the city for proposing to implement an age restriction on purchasing tobacco products. Attorney Lawrence Simeone Jr. has filed an appeal in Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of his client Joseph Prizio and Northgate Partners LLC, owners of Joe’s Market,...
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Arrigo Pushing for Senior Tax Abatement on Ballot

May 12, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock When voters go to the polls in November they won’t be just voting for various officials, they will be voting for a tax exemption for Revere’s senior citizen property owners. Mayor Brian Arrigo got the ball rolling last week with the city council approving the idea. The next step is...
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Residents Concerned about Bellevue Ave Development

May 12, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Citing an issue of parking, traffic and other concerns, neighbors of a proposed development at 5 Bellevue Ave., told city councillors that the size of the development was too big for the neighborhood. Residents from Bellevue Ave., Revere Street and Ford Street spoke against the proposed development at a public...
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Necco CEO says Business is Booming, No Changes to be Expected Now

May 12, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The chief executive of Necco Candy company said this week that the company is experiencing growth and will continue operating in its location on American Legion Highway – one week after it was announced that the plant had been sold of to two Boston developers. CEO Michael McGee told the Journal...
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News Briefs

May 12, 2017
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Columbus Day Parade Fundraiser A Columbus Day Parade Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 24 with R&B artist and DJ Dennis Taylor at Casa Lucia, 17 Lucia Ave., Revere. There will be a Chinese buffet, entertainment, dancing and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 per person and $300 for a table of 12....
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Police Briefs 05-10-2017

May 12, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MAY 1 Joseph L. Pescione, 30, of 21 Wadsworth Ave., was arrested on four outstanding warrants. Dahir Abdi Ahmed, 40, of 55 Nahant Ave., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest. Lhassane Baghough, 51, of 56 Shirley Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault...
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Letter to the Editor

May 12, 2017
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RevereTV Always Committed to Seniors – Thank You  Dear friends: The Revere Office of Elder Affairs and the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center are truly fortunate to have a great community entity to partner with Revere TV (RTV). Executive Director Bob Dunbar, Scheduling & Program Coordinator Rick Promise, former Community Production Coordinator Bobby Driscoll, and current...
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House Passes Balanced FY 18 Budget

May 12, 2017
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By House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent We joined our colleagues last week to pass a $40.4 billion FY18 budget which represents a commitment to fiscal responsibility. The spending bill protects vulnerable residents through investments in early education and care (EEC), substance addiction initiatives, homelessness programs, and funding to help...
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Reps Deleo and Vincent Come Through — Again

May 12, 2017
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As we were reading through the list of appropriations that are earmarked for specific projects and programs for Revere in the new state budget proposed by the Mass. House for Fiscal Year 2018, it once again occurred to us how incredibly fortunate we are to have our own State Representatives, House Speaker Bob DeLeo...
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Sports 05-10-2017

May 12, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS softball team edges Lynn English, 5-4 Elizabeth Lake delivered a clutch double in the bottom of the sixth inning that brought in two teammates to propel the Revere High softball team to a 5-4 triumph over Lynn English this past Thursday. “This is the second time this season that Elizabeth...
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Obituaries 05-10-2017

May 12, 2017
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Isabelle Cannarozzo Of Florida, Formerly of Everett Isabelle M. Cannarozzo of Kissimmee, Florida passed away on April 2. She was born in Everett on August 26, 1930. Isabelle had a passion for sewing and visiting Walt Disney World with family and friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Anthony Cannarozzo from East Boston...
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Play Ball

May 5, 2017
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Play Ball

Mayor Brian Arrigo and son, Joseph, on the mound at Griswald Field with his nephews Gianni & Domenic Bellia during Revere Youth Baseball Opening Day ceremonies.
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Immaculate Conception Saint Procession

May 5, 2017
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Immaculate Conception Saint Procession

Alberto Mustone carried the saint on his shoulder as he marched down Broadway Sunday morning. Parishioners of Immaculate Conception carried the statue of the Madonna della Maria SS. Incoronata from Melito Irpino, Italy, a province of Avellino where many Revere families originate. The DiFlumeri Family brought the statue to Revere from Italy last year,...
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Heroes on Ice for A Great Cause

May 5, 2017
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Heroes on Ice for A Great Cause

Revere Police Officers Andrew Lauria (right) and Randy Cipoletta (left) were having a great time on ice at the hockey game for charity between the Revere Fire and Police Departments.
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Sold:Necco Plant Sale Price Comes in at $54.6M

May 5, 2017
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Sold:Necco Plant Sale Price Comes in at $54.6M

By Seth Daniel and Sue Woodcock The Necco Confectionery Company’s run in Revere might finally be coming to an end after some tumultuous times over the last few years, with the property being sold to two Massachusetts companies for $54.6 million. The news first broke through Banker & Tradesman newspaper, and was very unexpected...
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4 Revere Police Apply for Chief’s Position

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Four Revere police officers have applied for the position of Revere Chief of Police and were put through a simulation test, which is run by police chiefs from other communities, on Tuesday to see how they would re-act in various situations that a Police Chief faces on a regular basis....
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Candidates Take Out Nomination Papers

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It looks like this election year is going to contain a few challenges, at least when it comes to races for councillor-at-large, as well as Ward 2, Ward 3, and Ward 5. Candidates were allowed to start taking out nomination papers on May 1 and have until July 11 to...
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Board of Health Bans Synthetic Marijuana

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Effective immediately,  the Board of Health has banned the sale of synthetic marijuana also known as K2, Spice and Scooby Snacks. “We’re taking a loophole and closing it,” Mayor Brian Arrigo said during Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Health. The issue of synthetic marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids came to...
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News Briefs

May 5, 2017
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Crews begin work on Broadway Crews started last week working on the Broadway Improvement projects. The project is expected to last 60 — 90 days. Site development will include installing light bases and related conduit from Mountain Avenue to Revere Street. Marchese & Sons Construction Company will be replacing sidewalks which had previously not...
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Councillors Seek Answers on Wonderland

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council has lost its patience with the owners of Wonderland Dog Track, not just over the condition of the property but the thousands of cars being parked at Wonderland from rental car agencies and car dealerships. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers was fuming as he demanded the owners...
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State Outlines Garfield School Street Project

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock MassDOT held a public hearing last Wednesday night and outlined the street work that will be done in the area of the Garfield School to make walking and biking safer for students. As part of its Safe Routes to School program, MassDOT will be embarking on a $1.3 million project...
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May Day Demonstrators at City Hall

May 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock In true May 1 fashion,  demonstrators stood in front of Revere City Hall and in the back of the City Council Chambers Monday evening carried signs supporting the rights of workers. Also known as International Workers Day, May 1 has traditionally be known as May Day. The protest was organized...
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Wynn Boston Harbor Meets with Suffolk Downs Workers

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than 60 Suffolk Downs workers and their union leadership met with the Wynn Boston Harbor team on Saturday, April 29, at the Hilton Garden Inn at East Boston to talk about employment opportunities. In 2014, Wynn announced that it would give job preference to hundreds of Suffolk Downs employees if...
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Police Briefs 05-03-2017

May 5, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, APRIL 24 Thomas E. Roarke, 56, of Revere, listed with no address, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.   TUESDAY, APRIL 25 George M. Iasbarrone, 51, of 9 Ambrose St., was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 Cynthia M. Mackay, 28, of 418 Revere Beach Parkway,...
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