Archive for February, 2018

New England Water Color Society Prepares for Signature Members Show

February 9, 2018
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Explore the world of watercolors inside the Guild of Boston Artists gallery on Newbury Street, where the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) is holding its annual Signature Members Show through March 4 featuring local and area artists.,. On display are a variety of styles ranging from hyperrealist to abstract, from soulful portraits to detailed...
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Ryan Barry Up for the Challenge at SAPC

February 9, 2018
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It’s not often that someone finds themselves working in four communities at once but Ryan Barry is up for the challenge as the new youth coordinator for Winthrop, Chelsea, Revere and Saugus under the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC). As the youth prevention coordinator he works with schools and local organizations to prevent substance...
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Two-Alarm Fire Strikes on Central Avenue

February 9, 2018
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Revere Firefighters, along with crews from Chelsea and Everett battled a two-alarm blaze Monday morning at 81 Central Ave. According to resident Craig Johnson, his wife woke him up after 4 a.m. screaming that she smelled something. They grabbed their two children and went to exit the building when his wife turned around to...
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The Future of Transportation Isn’t Just Self-Driving Cars, It’s Public Transit

February 9, 2018
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Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to render public transportation obsolete....
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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2018
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SEAPLANES IN REVERE A WIN-WIN Dear Editor: Amazon thinking about seaplanes in Boston Harbor in creating its new Headquarters 2, has caused quite a stir among East Boston residents and some of our elected officials( Possibility of seaplanes in harbor being touted as part of amazon bid, East Boston Times, Jan. 31). For many...
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A Deserving Appointment for Senator Boncore

February 9, 2018
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We wish to make note of the appointment of Sen. Joseph Boncore of Winthrop as the new chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee by acting Senate President Harriette Chandler. Although Sen. Boncore is only in his first full term, his appointment is recognition of the high-esteem with which he he is held by his...
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The Blizzard of ’78 Changed Revere Beach — and Our City — Forever

February 9, 2018
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For those of us who remember vividly the Blizzard of ’78, it is something that we never will forget. For four days, the city stepped backwards in time by almost a century. Our way of life that depended on the automobile ceased to exist. People just walked down Broadway or around their neighborhoods, often...
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Sports 02-07-2018

February 9, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS boys basketball rolls past Saugus, 71-24 The Revere High boys basketball team put it all together last Wednesday to earn a runaway 71-24 victory over Saugus at the Merullo Fieldhouse for their first win of the season. Their ball movement on offense and their aggressive play pushed the Patriots out...
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Obituaries 02-07-2018

February 9, 2018
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Gabriel ‘Steve’ Festa Of Malden, formerly of Revere and East Boston Gabriel S. “Steve” Festa of Malden, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died recently. He was the beloved husband for over 45 years of Gail M. (DeMattia) Festa; loving son of Gaetano D. Festa and his deceased wife, Mary (Moscatelli) Festa. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family...
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Smashing the Eagles at Lubertos Pastry Shop

February 2, 2018
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Smashing the Eagles at Lubertos Pastry Shop

Children at Luberto’s Pastry Shop, on broadway, at the “Patriots Smash the Philly Eagles” party pictured right before driving their fists into the Philedelphia Eagles cake. In addition to getting to smash the Eagles themselves, the children also received free Patriots-themed cupcakes.
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Point of Pines Yacht Club Officers Installation

February 2, 2018
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Point of Pines Yacht Club Officers Installation

The Point of Pines Yacht Club held its Installation of Officers Dinner Saturday night at Casa Lucia. Pictured are new officers following the installation ceremony that was led by Mayor Brian Arrigo. Front row, from left, are Recording Secretary Mike Quigley, Assistant Vice Commodore Jill Simmons,Vice Commodore Jay Bolton, Commodore Jack Glancy, Rear Commodore...
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If Amazon Wants Seaplanes, Revere Can Accommodate

February 2, 2018
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A Florida aviation company has spoken to Amazon officials about the potential need for seaplane access for its executives. While Boston Harbor was noted as a possible site the City of Revere also has a potential site of its own. “The prospect of a seaplane port was not an aspect of the Amazon proposal,...
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Be Prepared:EBNHC Encourages Residents to Get Flu Vaccine, says It’s Not Too Late

February 2, 2018
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Cases of influenza, more commonly known as the flu, have more than doubled in Massachusetts this winter, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has called this flu season the worst in 10 years. At East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Roberto Mastroianni, a doctor of nursing practice, had a feeling this year’s flu season...
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3-1-1 Call Takers Hear It All

February 2, 2018
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If you’ve got comment, complaint or concern in Revere, there’s only one number that you need to call — 311. Waiting on the other end are two guys who are tapped into a network of information. This system is not for 911 emergency calls, but for calls from the community for service. Allan Fitzmaurice...
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Wonderland Files Motion in Superior Court Over Parking

February 2, 2018
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It appears that CBW Lending, the owners of the old Wonderland Dog Track, will be filing a motion against Revere in Suffolk Superior Court in order to continue to park cars on the site. This comes on the heels of the Zoning Board of Appeals upholding the decision of the city building inspector to...
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DeLeo Focuses on the Next Six Months of the Legislative Session

February 2, 2018
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Now in his 10th year as Speaker of the House and his 27th year as state representative for Winthrop and Revere, Robert A. DeLeo has a few things on his mind as the legislature moves through the next six months of its session. “We’ve got a couple of things demanding our attention,” he said...
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Barbara Kelly Forged Path as First Innovation School Leader in State

February 2, 2018
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When Barbara Kelly took the reins at the newly minted Paul Revere Innovation School nine years ago, it was an educational concept that was brand new and in uncharted waters. She forged ahead, nonetheless, walking the streets in and around Revere Street and making friends of her neighbors and partners for the re-designed school...
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News Briefs

February 2, 2018
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LOCAL ROADWAY CHANGES POSTED In an effort to protect public safety for local pedestrians and traffic for anyone going to the Garfield School, Eliot Road is now a permanent one-way heading westbound from Porter Avenue to Clark Road. Standish Road is now a permanent one way eastbound from Eliot Road to Porter Ave.  The...
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Revere to Receive $9,700 in S.A.F.E Grants

February 2, 2018
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Gov. Charles Baker, Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett, State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, and Revere’s state delegation are pleased to announce that the grant funds for Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE  programs have been awarded for FY2018. The Revere Fire Department has been awarded $6,700 for the...
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Zoning Board of Appeals Denies Developer Variances for Revere Beach Project

February 2, 2018
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The Zoning Board of Appeals has turned down unanimously a request for variances for a proposed development on Revere Beach Boulevard next to the St. George Condominium. A Chara Development of Beverly had applied to the board for front, back, side and rear-yard setbacks, along with a variance for parking. In addition to variances,...
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