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Revere Democratic Committee to meet

The Revere Democratic Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the 382 Ocean Avenue Community  Room. The committee will be voting on adopting City Committee bylaws. All Revere Democrats are invited to attend.

Keefe holds fundraiser

Councillor Patrick Keefe will hold “Pizza with Pat and Meatball Smackdown” at Volare Restaurant on Oct. 27 at 6:30 pm.

Come and enjoy some complimentary pizza and passed food, cash bar and Meatball Contest between Volare’s Chef Salvo and Councillor Patrick Keefe. Special guest judges will help decide whose meatball will make grandma proudest! Suggested donations of $25-$50-$75 are greatly appreciated!

Campaign contributions can also be sent to Committee to Elect Patrick Keefe, 44 Kilburn St., Revere,MA 02151

REVERE FIRE DEPARTMENT HOSTS FREE OPEN HOUSE The Revere Fire Department welcomes local families to a free Open House on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The open house is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices. The Revere Fire Department Open House will be held at 400 Broadway, Revere.

Early Voting BEGINS OCTOBER 24

The Revere Election Commissioner Diane Colella is excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24 and continue through

November 4, 2016. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through absentee voting. Although absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.

Unlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter. Registered voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early. Regardless of whether a voter wants to take advantage of early voting, vote absentee, or vote on Election Day, the first step is making sure one is registered. To check to see if you are registered to vote, and to find information on how to register to vote, you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: If you need to register to vote, you may do it online by visiting: All you need is a license or an I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles to apply online. To be eligible to vote in the November 8th State Election, you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by  October 19th, 2016.

Early voting can be done in person or by mail. In The City of Revere, early voting can be done in person at The American Legion Building, 249 Broadway, Front Entrance during the following dates and times Monday through Thursday from 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  For public convenience, The City of Revere has also decided to offer weekend hours on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Election Department in Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway

Revere, MA  02151.  The Pleasant Street entrance to Revere City Hall is handicap accessible.

Also, registered voters have the option to request an early voting ballot through the mail. Simply fill out an application and mail it to Revere City Hall, Election Department, P.O. Box 246 Revere, MA  02151. You can find the application on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website:  HYPERLINK “”

Medical marijuana dispensary moving forward

The Wellness Connection of Massachusetts has received a provisional certificate of registration from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Revere. Now the company is two steps away from being able to sell medicinal marijuana.

The group approached the city in 2013 and submitted an application in June 2015 to the DPH. It received the permit on Aug. 12. The next step is whether or not the Department of Public Health will issue a “final certificate of registration” and then an “approved to sell” status.

Attorney Lawrence Simione Jr., who represents the Wellness Connection of Massachusetts, confirmed the certificate was issued. Attempts to reach principal Matthew Philbin were unsuccessful. Other principals in the venture are Kathleen Donovan, a former school superintendent from Arlington,

The group already has a special permit approval in the TED district to set up business at 44 Railroad Street. There would be a retail section and a “grow” section in another part of the building where the product would be grown.


Alaina Cataldo, from Revere, is now a member of the class of 2020 at Loyola University Maryland.

As first-year students embark on their college experience, they will all take part in Loyola’s living learning program, Messina. The common text for Messina is How to Win an Election, Quintus Tullius Cicero’s letter to his brother, Marcus Cicero, a candidate for Consul (the highest office in the Roman church) in 64 B.C.

Established in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Catholic, Jesuit comprehensive university comprising Loyola College, home to the University’s arts and sciences programs; the Sellinger School of Business and Management; and the School of Education. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students from across the country.

How does marijuana affect the teen brain?

Learn how marijuana affects the growing brain & how to discuss it with a pre-teen, presented by Rick Cresta, Boston University School of Social Work on Thursday, October 13 from 4:30-6 p.m. with dinner & resource fair and from 6:00-7:30 with the program and childcare at the Mario Umana Middle School, 312 Border St, E. Boston, Childcare provided! For questions or to RSVP: [email protected] 617-912-7932. This event is sponsored by EASTIE Coalition, North Suffolk Mental Health, and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.


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