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Sen Boncore Appointed Chair of Transportation

January 25, 2018
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Sen Boncore Appointed Chair of Transportation

By John Lynds With a major international airport, highway, toll plaza and the MBTA Blue Line in his district it made sense for Senate President Harriette Chandler to appoint Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop), who represents East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, the North End and part of Cambridge as the new Senate Chair of the Joint...
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What If Amazon Comes?Local Businesses to be Impacted

January 25, 2018
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Beachmont Roast Beef has been a mainstay on Winthrop Avenue since 1978, but the current owner only purchased the business two years ago. A few months ago, he was approached by developer Tom O’Brien of HYM Investments, and given an undisclosed offer to sell his business. “He made offers to...
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Arrigo Seeks More Dialogue With Suffolk Downs Developer

January 25, 2018
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock HYM Investments, developers of the former Suffolk Downs site in Beachmont, has been busy making visits to various surrounding communities, sharing its plan, whether or not Amazon makes its new HQ2 in Boston on the former Suffolk Downs site. Several meetings have happened in East Boston with the Boston Planning...
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News Briefs

January 25, 2018
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Free stickers for removal of damaged items Residents who incurred damage to personal property as a result of flooding that occurred after the Jan. 4 snowstorm can obtain up to eight free stickers for the curbside removal of white goods and  “bulky items” through Jan. 26.  This stickers can be obtained at the Inspectional...
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Police Briefs 01-24-2018

January 25, 2018
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Police  news HOME INVASION A homeless man from Chelsea has been charged with armed home invasion for an attack on a woman in her Vane Street home on Friday night. Around 8:20 p.m., a woman was returning home on the bus after cashing a check at a local check casher. The woman was carrying...
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Sports 01-24-2018

January 25, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS hockey team earns a win and a tie The Revere High hockey team earned three of a possible four points with a victory over Everett and a tie with Swampscott in contests played this past week at Cronin Rink. Last Wednesday’s 8-1 triumph over Everett was not totally unexpected, given...
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Obituaries 01-24-2018

January 25, 2018
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Marie F. Rega Of Revere Marie F. (Interandi) Rega of Revere passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20. She was 92 years old. The beloved wife of the late Leo Rega, she was the cherished mother of Frances Rega; loving sister of Clement “Red” Stefanilo and his wife, Barbara, Barbara Zona and the late Helen...
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Kraft Center for Community Health Mobilizes Care for Opioid Use Disorder

January 20, 2018
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A new community outreach initiative spearheaded by The Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeks to better engage with individuals struggling with addiction and complex health conditions who are not well connected to health care services. The Kraft Center for Community Health was established in 2012 by a generous gift...
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Nick Romano Joins Mayor’s Staff as New Aide

January 20, 2018
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo has announced he has a new aide, Revere native Nick Romano, replacing his first aide Joe Gravellese, who has taken a position with Boston College. Romano is a 2012 graduate of Revere High School and a 2016 graduate of Suffolk University where he attended business school focusing...
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Archdiocese, St Anthony’s Parishioners Consider ‘Shrine’ Status

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel With concern about finances and attendance, Parishioners and the Archdiocese of Boston are looking into the possibility of removing St. Anthony’s of Padua Church from its status as a territorial parish and installing it as an official Shrine of the Archdiocese. The idea has come up in the last two months...
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Hard Realities Require St Anthony’s Community to Consider Positives of Shrine Designation

January 20, 2018
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By Bob Marra I might hold a minority opinion among my fellow Parishioners, but I am optimistic that the Archdiocese proposal to transform St. Anthony’s from a Territorial Parish to a Shrine may offer the best long-term solution to the obstacles that imperil St. Anthony’s future. At their January 9 meeting with about 150...
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Sports 01-17-2018

January 20, 2018
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Her Game Is Grand Pepic brings home her 1,000th career point By Cary Shuman The first major snowstorm of the year on Jan. 4 closed schools and wreaked havoc everywhere, but as it turns out, it did Revere High girls basketball star Valentina Pepic a favor: it allowed the senior to score the 1,000th-point...
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Obituaries 01-17-2018

January 20, 2018
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Rose Christine Santagate Her beautiful light, caring heart and spunk will be missed by all who knew her Rose Christine Santagate of Revere, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on January 11at the age of 94. Rose always had a passion for dance.  In her earlier years, she danced ballet, pointe, tap and acrobatic and...
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Triant Named Salesian Boys & Girls Club Executive Director

January 10, 2018
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By John Lynds East Boston native and Savio Prep graduate Michael Triant was named the new Executive Director of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club at the board’s December meeting. Triant, who worked for the past 17 years for the Boston Center for Youth and Families as an administrator, started Monday at the Club,...
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City Council Motions

January 10, 2018
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Former Councillor Gerald Esposito passes The City Council held a moment of silence Monday night for former Ward 5 Councillor Gerald “Jerry” Esposito who passed away Sunday. Esposito, 87, had served as a State Police officer and lived in the Point of Pines area. “He was a credit to the City of Revere,” said...
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Police Briefs 01-10-2018

January 10, 2018
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Arrest  Report FRIDAY, DEC. 29 Jose Luis Mejia-Hernandez, 37, of Chelsea, was arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.   SATURDAY, DEC, 30 Christopher M. Mack, 29, of 115 Endicott Ave., was arrested on charges of assault and battery in a  domestic situation, resisting arrest, and assault by means of...
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Ward 5 Councillor John Powers:We Must Be Better Prepared for Natural Disasters

January 10, 2018
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Last week’s major coastal flooding in our city and other Massachusetts communities served as a reminder of the immense respect we must have for nature, and a warning of the growing consequences of increasingly extreme weather. There is plenty of anecdotal and scientific evidence to support the claim that our climate is going to...
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Sports 01-10-2018

January 10, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS hockey team splits two contests It was an up-and-down week for the Revere High hockey team, which split its two games this past week. Last Wednesday the Patriots edged old Greater Boston League — and new Northeastern Conference — rival Somerville, 4-3, in a contest played at Cronin Rink. The...
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Obituaries 01-10-2018

January 10, 2018
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Dolores Pires Affectionate mother, dedicated housewife and fastidious housekeeper known for her beautiful voice Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at noon for Dolores S. (DeSouza) Pires who died on Friday, Dec. 29, at the...
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City Ready for Snow and More Cold

January 6, 2018
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Department of Public Works director Don Goodwin has his crews prepared for a potential N’oreaster on Thursday. “We should be all set,” said DPW Superintendent Don Goodwin. The salt and sand are in place and the crews are all set to go. Goodwin admits that during previous storm events that...
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