Archive for September, 2018

Beachmont Multicultural Festival

September 27, 2018
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Beachmont Multicultural Festival

Veronica Robles Cultural Center’s Luz Marquez shows the gathering a Cumbia Dance from Colombia during the second annual Beachmont Improvement Committee’s Multicultural Festival last Saturday, Sept. 22.
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EBNHC Opens New PACE Facility in Revere

September 27, 2018
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EBNHC Opens New PACE Facility in Revere

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) celebrated the opening of a new Neighborhood PACE facility on the site of the old VFW building at 10 Garafolo St. with state and local officials on Thursday morning. Manny Lopes, president and chief executive officer of EBNHC said, “I truly believe this is the best PACE facility...
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Councillor Keefe Wants Security Cameras Installed at Stadium

September 27, 2018
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As president of the Revere Pop Warner organization, Patrick Keefe spends many hours at Harry Della Russo Stadium. Keefe wondered why there were no security cameras at the stadium, a state-of-the-art facility that also features an outdoor track, tennis and basketball courts. Keefe, who is the Ward 6 city councillor, proposed a motion at...
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Mayor Arrigo Cracks Down on Illegal Activity in Water and Sewer Department

September 27, 2018
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As part of Mayor Brian Arrigo’s ongoing efforts to review the operation of all city departments that handle people’s money, a former employee of the Water and Sewer Department has been charged for allegedly pocketing cash for outdoor water meters. There is a long-standing program in Revere that allows residents to purchase a separate...
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Whale and Clams Wash Up on Revere Beach

September 27, 2018
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It was an interesting week at America’s first public beach, first, millions of clams washed onshore early last week and on Friday morning a badly decomposing juvenile humpback whale washed up on the beach near the state police barracks. A curious crowd gathered to inspect the 25-foot male juvenile humpback whale. Some covered their...
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News Briefs

September 27, 2018
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The Great Pumpkin Dash 5K Back for Its Fourth Year The Revere Beach Partnership will play host to the annual Great Pumpkin Dash 5K on Oct. 14. This race is in its fourth year and looking forward to one of its biggest years yet. This race will begin at Kelly’s Roast Beef with the course...
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City Observes Recovery Awareness Month

September 27, 2018
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In honor of Recovery Month, staff of the city’s Substance Use Disorder Initiative Office (SUDI) held a cookout on the lawn of the American Legion and two speakers, who grew up in Revere, shared their stories of recovery and by sharing they ended the stigma by so many fighting the battle of addiction. “I...
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Foul Play Not Suspected in Franklin Ave Fire

September 27, 2018
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Fire officials don’t believe the five-alarm fire at 10 Franklin Ave. on Sept. 16 was suspicious, but they also do not yet have a cause. Fire Chief Chris Bright said the building department would be deciding whether or not to demolish the building. Bright said Monday that investigators were trying to get back into...
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Belle Isle Marsh Fall Festival Cancelled Due to Mosquitoes

September 27, 2018
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City Council Vice President Joanne McKenna, who also serves as president of the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh, said that the organization’s Fall Festival, scheduled for this Sunday, has been canceled due to concerns about people potentially becoming infected by mosquitoes. McKenna made the surprising announcement during a discussion of a motion by Councillor-at-Large...
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Firefighters Off-Duty Time Well Spent

September 27, 2018
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Revere firefighters are always busy, but apparently they have used their off-duty time to add to the firefighting family. For the first time, nine firefighters have become fathers in less than a year. “I think this is a first. We’re going to have to make more room at the annual Christmas party,” said Fire...
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Police Briefs 09-26-2018

September 27, 2018
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Police  News HIT SIGN, OUI CHARGE A Middleton woman has been charged with several crimes after she allegedly drove drunk into the middle of Brown Circle and knocked down the Welcome to Revere sign. Around 1:40 a.m. Sunday, police were called to Brown Circle and found that a car had driven into the sign....
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Letters to the Editor

September 27, 2018
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The following is a letter directred to Leo Roy, DCR commissioner. Slap in the Face to the City of Revere – Burial of Cohasset’s Whale Dear Editor, I write to you today with regard to the 30-foot whale that washed up onto Revere Beach on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.  As a resident who lives...
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A Good Idea

September 27, 2018
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Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe is to be congratulated for introducing the motion of installing security cameras at the Harry Della Russo Stadium, and also congratulations go to Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch for his request for security cameras at St. Mary’s Fields. The time of when to think of installing security cameras at...
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Sports 09-26-2018

September 27, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS football team knocks off Classical in dramatic OT victory When Lynn Classical took the field at Harry Della Russo Stadium Friday evening, the Rams were riding high with a 2-0 record. They had demolished their two previous opponents, Medford and Malden, by lopsided margins (52-8 and 41-8 respectively) and were...
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Obituaries 09-26-2018

September 27, 2018
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Irene Deasey Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Irene Deasey of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sept. 24 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late John Deasy and her second late husband Antonio Bocchino, devoted mother of Elaine D’Ortona and her husband,...
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Remembering Lost Lives

September 20, 2018
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Remembering Lost Lives

Under candlelight last Sunday night, Sept. 16, Nor Al Abadi remembers a loved one lost to drugs and/or alcohol during the 12th Annual Revere Beach Memorial at the Bandstand. The Memorial has been a longstanding way for residents to remember those lost to the opiate epidemic and to misuse of other substances.
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Football Season Starts

September 20, 2018
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Football Season Starts

Running back Captain Darius McNeil (#24) eludes a Marblehead defender during the Patriots’ home opener on Friday, Sept. 14.
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Revere Man Dies from Shark Attack on Cape

September 20, 2018
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Revere Man Dies from Shark Attack on Cape

Friends and family are mourning the loss of Revere resident Arthur Medici, 26, after he was bitten by a shark in Wellfleet and died on Saturday. The attack happened off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet around 12:15 p.m. Medici, of Beachland Avenue, was an active boogie-boarder and was on his board with his future...
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5-Alarm Fire Guts Franklin Avenue Complex

September 20, 2018
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5-Alarm Fire Guts Franklin Avenue Complex

At first the Revere Fire Department responded to 10 Franklin Ave. it was to respond to an alarm sounding on the fourth floor at 2:08 p.m. Sunday. When firefighters arrived they searched each floor and found a haze floating in the air. “And then the fire made itself known,” said Fire Capt. Tom Todisco....
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City Council Discusses Missing Water Meters

September 20, 2018
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Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo has asked that Mayor Brian Arrigo appear before the City Council to discuss missing or unaccounted water meters for potentially 120 homes in the city. “This was another situation that the city is now having to deal with,” said Rizzo. “What troubles me the most about this is that I had...
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