Archive for March, 2018

Revere High’s Got Talent

March 30, 2018
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Revere High’s Got Talent

Mariantonia Gomez performed a dance routine at the RHS Talent Show on March 23, hosted by the Class of 2018. The night featured a full lineup of singing and dancing by singles, duets, and groups.
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Record Amount of ‘Free Cash’ City Officials Announce at Council

March 30, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo and Finance Director George Anzuoni were pleased to inform the City Council on Monday night that the city is reporting the highest amount of free cash in the history of the city. Arrigo came to the council to announce that $6,273,580 free cash was certified in the general fund and $4,940,148...
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Council to Tackle Transient Housing

March 30, 2018
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With over 300 AirBnB listings in Revere, the City Council is going to tackle the job of implementing regulations overseeing the trend of short terms rentals. The issue of short-term rental housing has been building over the past few years and many cities and towns have implemented local regulations. Boston is working on new...
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Appreciation:Joseph Festa, Prominent Developer, Dies at 89

March 30, 2018
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Mr. Joseph A. Festa, one of the most successful and prominent real estate developers in the city’s history, died on March 26 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after a valiant battle against illness. He was 89. Mr. Festa and his company, Joseph Festa Construction Company, built more than 200 homes in West Revere...
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Model G-20 Summit Brought Real Life Negotiations to Revere High Students

March 30, 2018
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Even though the Model G-20 Summit had come and gone a little over a month ago, the reverberations of the mock diplomatic negotiations were still a little raw for several of the students who participated in the worldwide conference held at the Hynes Convention Center in February. Enter Revere High student Shiara Pyrrhus, who...
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Powers has Questions on Wonderland Status

March 30, 2018
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Ward 5 Councillor John Powers is not giving up on demanding that the owners of the old Wonderland Dog Park site appear before the city council on April 2 and explain what it going on at the site. “There isn’t a day that goes by that I run into someone in the supermarket or...
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Residents Produce Short Film On Gun Issue to Premiere April 4

March 30, 2018
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Gun violence is all too often in the news, and two filmmakers from Beachmont tackle the issue in a short-film called “God Don’t Love Ugly” that premieres digitally next Wednesday, April 4, and will be available to stream on Amazon, YouTube Red and Vimeo. Rex DePalma grew up in Beachmont and moved out to...
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Councillors Hear about Billboard Ordinance

March 30, 2018
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Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria came to Revere Monday night to attend a City Council meeting, but he wasn’t there as a public official, he was there as a businessman concerned about billboards. DeMaria, who owns a Honey Dew Donuts on Squire Road, spoke for the first time on this issue and asked if it...
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House Passes Landmark Rules Reform Package to Help Ensure a Comfortable Workplace Free of Harassment Updated Rules Are among the Strongest and Most Comprehensive in the Nation

March 30, 2018
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent joined their colleagues in the House to unanimously vote to strengthen House Rules in an effort to ensure a workplace free of sexual harassment, retaliation and discrimination. The updates include multiple measures designed to foster a culture of professionalism and accountability. The House’s action last week...
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Revere’s Moschella Speaks to Malaysian Fire Academy

March 30, 2018
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Former Revere firefighter Dr. John Moschella left Massachusetts last month to speak about fire science at the Malaysian fire academy, but he said he came back realizing that as much as they had to learn from him, we also have a lot to learn from them. In a country dotted with huge skyscrapers in...
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Police Briefs 03-28-2018

March 30, 2018
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Police  news REVERE, WINTHROP Chief Terence M. Delehanty reports that the Winthrop Police Department, working in close cooperation with Revere Police and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, charged a woman last week in connection with cocaine trafficking. Kathleen T. Sullivan, 49, of Winthrop, was arrested and charged with: Cocaine Trafficking Over 100 Grams Less...
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Gas and Oil Re-Invest Tax Windfall

March 30, 2018
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President Trump’s recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million toward employee pensions, and Cigna is upping its hourly minimum wage to $16. Some pundits are accusing the energy...
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Letters to the Editor

March 30, 2018
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More Safeguards, Better Options Dear Editor and fellow residents: Many people have reached out to me about my recent lone dissenting vote on the Suffolk Downs overlay changes. Yes, in the 9 -1-1 vote, I was the lone vote not to approve the proposed changes for the potential 3,000 residential apartment units for Suffolk...
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Easter Prayers in America – We Need It

March 30, 2018
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The gospels of Matthew and Mark identify the place where Jesus prayed shortly before his betrayal by Judas and then later his trial and crucifixion as Gethsemane. Jesus was accompanied by three of his followers, Peter, John and James, whom he asked to stay awake and pray. During his agony as he prayed, “his...
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‘Free Cash,’ Prudent Spending

March 30, 2018
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Recent news that Revere certified nearly $11.2 million in “Free Cash” is a welcome indicator of sound fiscal management, and will give the city the opportunity to tackle long-neglected municipal infrastructure improvements. “Free Cash” is a term commonly used to describe money that accrues to a city from three distinct sources:  unanticipated free cash...
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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...
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Happy Passover And Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...
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Sports 03-28-2018

March 30, 2018
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STATE CHAMPS Immaculate Conception takes Archdiocese state tourney The Immaculate Conception School Boys Junior Varsity and Girls Junior Varsity basketball teams were victorious at the Archdiocese State Tournament held on March 11.  Both teams will now attend the Regional Tournament held in Hartford, Conn., in April. This year, the boys went undefeated in the...
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Obituaries 03-28-2018

March 30, 2018
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John Gentile Will be missed by all who knew him John Gentile of Revere, formerly of Somerville and Italy, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 25 at the age of 90. John was born on May 12, 1927, in Prezza, Italy to Antonio Gentile and Donatella (Pasquale). He moved to...
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Fund Established for RHS Class of 2014 Athlete and Scholar Lauren Hayes’ Recovery

March 23, 2018
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Fund Established for RHS Class of 2014  Athlete and Scholar Lauren Hayes’ Recovery

Last week while on spring break vacation out of the country Lauren was in a boating accident due to negligence of the boat crew, ultimately resulting in a serious skull fracture. Lauren was admitted to Hospital Galenia in Cancun where she was in the ICU receiving treatment. Fortunately, two of Lauren’s best friends were...
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