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Mayor Arrigo Assures Residents About Safe Environment at Revere Recreation

November 7, 2018
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In remarks at a Revere City Council meeting Monday night, Mayor Brian Arrigo assured residents that the Revere Recreation Department offers a safe environment for children. Arrigo’s speech came in response to a motion by Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo that “the Mayor appear before the City Council in Executive Session for the purpose of discussing...
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Councillors Discuss City’s New Barrel Program

November 2, 2018
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Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna only had good intentions when she introduced a motion requesting that Mayor Brian Arrigo to implement an educational program on how to use the city’s new trash and recycle bins and what items can be placed in the bins. McKenna herself outlined an eight-part, citywide outreach campaign that included...
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Councillors Concerned About Lack of Amenities at St Mary’s Baseball Fields

October 26, 2018
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Councillors-at-Large Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo want to know why there is no permanent snack bar or restroom facilities at the St. Mary’s youth baseball and softball fields. The fields, known as The Fields at Griswold Park and home to the Revere Youth Baseball and Softball organization and the Revere High softball team, opened...
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Memorial Pole Dedication for U.S. Army Corporal Jerry DeLena

October 26, 2018
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Mayor Brian Arrigo and the Revere Veterans Office held a memorial pole dedication ceremony for U.S. Army Corporal Jerry J. DeLena Sunday on Hyde Street. Mr. DeLena was honored for his distinguished service in the U.S. Army during World War II, having been awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star with Valor, the Good...
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Colella Announces Early Voting Process for November Election

October 14, 2018
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Revere Election Commissioner Diane Colella has announced that “early voting” for the general election in November will begin on Monday, Oct. 22 and continue through Nov. 2. All of Revere’s 28,175 voters are eligible to cast their ballots at the American Legion building on Broadway during Revere City Hall’s regular hours which are Monday...
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Revere Receives Grant from DOJ to Support School Safety

October 14, 2018
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The City of Revere has received a grant of $339,590 from the U.S. Department of Justice that will go to the COPS Office School Violence Program (SVPP). The grant, which are authorized by the STOP School Violence Act, will fund school safety measures including coordination with law enforcement, training for law enforcement to prevent...
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City Dedicates Memorial Pole to Christy Giannino

October 14, 2018
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The City of Revere held a memorial pole dedication ceremony Saturday at 425 Malden St. for lifelong resident Crescenzo “Christy” Giannino, who served in the Revere Fire Department for 31 years. Mr. Giannino was a U.S. Army veteran and one of the first Angel Flight Pilots providing free air transportation for children and adults...
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Revere Resident Launches New Disco Dance Studio:Dance Partners Farina, Poverman Begin as New Business Partners, form KC Dance

October 14, 2018
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After meeting at a dance studio party in Allston 11 years ago, Revere resident Chris Farina and Chelsea native Karen Padulsky Poverman have been dance partners at local clubs ever since. “I was out with my girlfriends and he asked me to dance,” said Poverman, who is married to Steve Poverman and now lives...
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Appreciation:Peter Palladino Was an Icon in the City

October 5, 2018
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Appreciation:Peter Palladino Was an Icon in the City

The City Hall Pharmacy and later the City Hall Variety was more than a pharmacy, more than a coffee shop. And that’s because Peter Palladino, a true gentleman and highly respected Revere resident and businessman, worked there as the owner and operator of City Hall Pharmacy for more than 35 years and the owner...
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McKenna Seeks Action on Winthrop Ave Bumpout

October 5, 2018
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City Council Vice President Joanne McKenna is monitoring the continuing concerns being expressed by Beachmont residents in Ward 1 about the bump-out on the Parkway (Route 145) and Winthrop Avenue leading in to the Beachmont section of the city. McKenna first brought the traffic situation about the bump-out – which is an extension of...
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Council Honors Mickey ‘Say No to Drugs’ for Lifelong Contributions to the Community

October 5, 2018
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Every year on Labor Day Mickey “Say No To Drugs” Casoli delivers an inspirational message to the Revere High School football players about the importance of staying away from drugs and being a leader, not a follower. RHS head coach Lou Cicatelli extends the special invitation to Casoli each year and Cicatelli says the...
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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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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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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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City to Honor Grace Hill Sannella with Memorial Plaque

September 20, 2018
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The late Grace Hill Sannella will be honored for her outstanding contributions to Revere with a plaque in her name at the McCarthy Pavilion on Revere Beach, across from Kelly’s Roast Beef. The Council approved a motion by Ward 5 Councillor John Powers that the city recognize the distinguished citizen for her 42 years...
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Looking at How Revere Voted in the 2018 Primary

September 14, 2018
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Rachael Rollins won the Democratic primary in the Suffolk County district attorney’s election, the most hotly contested race on the ballot in last Tuesday’s Primary election in the City of Revere. Rollins emerged from a field of five candidates to earn the nomination. Rollins will face Independent candidate Mike Maloney in the general election...
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Continuing Commitment:LaQuaglia Will Walk in Memory of His Daughter

September 8, 2018
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Continuing his commitment to raising funds for cancer research, Revere resident Ron LaQuaglia will participate in the 30th Annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, Sept. 23. LaQuaglia, 73, will walk 13.1 miles from Wellesley to Copley Square in Boston in memory of his daughter, Stacey, who lost a valiant battle to leukemia...
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Councillors Vote for State Audit:Waiting to Know Cost Before Approval

September 4, 2018
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The City Council voted by a 10-1 margin that Mayor Bran Arrigo ask State Auditor Suzanne Bump for a cost estimate to conduct a top-to-bottom review for the years 2014 to 2018 of every department at City Hall, excluding the School Department. All but Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky voted in favor of the...
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Revere Crosswalks May Soon Get a Little Brighter

September 4, 2018
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Revere residents may soon be seeing red, green, blue – or even a mural of legendary Patriot, Paul Revere within the citys crosswalks. Council President Jessica Giannino and Vice President Joanne McKenna co-sponsored a motion that Mayor Brian Arrigo ask the DPW to investigate the feasibility of using a more visible paint color for...
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Councillor McKenna Seeks Unity in Revere on the City Council

September 4, 2018
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Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna delivered a prepared speech during the City Council’s discussion Monday night of the suspension involving two employees of the Revere Parking Department. Following are Councillor McKenna’s  remarks: “I have always been proud to say I live and work in Revere. But it saddens me that there is so much...
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