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Henning Outlines his Proposal on LEED

August 11, 2018
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Candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning  announced details of his plan to create a mentorship program called Law Enforcement Early Diversion, or LEED, which would pair law enforcement professionals, such as Assistant District Attorneys and police officers, with young people throughout Suffolk County. “Today, our kids are presented with harder choices at...
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Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Highlights

August 11, 2018
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Education $4.9 billion in Chapter 70 education funding, which represents an increase of 3.4 percent over the previous fiscal year and increases funding for employee health care costs by $39 million. $319.4 million to fund the Special Education Circuit Breaker, $90 million for Charter School Reimbursement. $68.9 million for Regional School Transportation. $10 million...
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Legislators Give Recap of Bills Passed in Session Just Ending

August 11, 2018
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined with Sen. Joseph A. Boncore and Rep.RoseLee Vincent and their colleagues in the Legislature to mark the end of the legislative session and highlight accomplishments of the productive 2017-2018 session that included the passage of several landmark bills. Over the past two years, the Legislature passed major bills...
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Police Briefs 08-08-2018

August 11, 2018
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ENTICING A CHILD A Level 2 sex offender in Revere was arrested on Friday afternoon after an investigation into his efforts to lure a child under 16 via social media. After an investigation into the man, who lives on the Parkway in Lee’s Trailer Park, revealed that he had used social media to attempt...
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Church Needs to Take Swift Action on Sexual Abuse

August 11, 2018
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For the past several days, articles in the national media have reported accusations of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual improprieties with several adults and his criminal violations of the sexual abuse of minors.ÊÊThese alleged actions, when committed by any person, are morally unacceptable and incompatible with the role of a priest, bishop or cardinal. I...
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Want Better Business? Invest in Public Transit

August 11, 2018
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Earlier this year, an Amazon executive called officials in Detroit to explain why the city had fallen out of contention for the retail giant’s new headquarters. The main reason? The lack of investment in Detroit’s regional public transit. The city doesn’t have enough downtown workers to fill all the jobs the headquarters would create....
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A Look to the Future

August 11, 2018
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The passage by the legislature of the $2.4 billion bond bill spearheaded by Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo, with the enthusiastic support of Revere State Rep. Roselee Vincent and State Senator Joseph Boncore, that will prepare our state’s coastal and inland areas for the anticipated effects of climate change marks a milestone in...
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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 11, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even a sojourn to the beach offers no relief from the heat, thanks to the prevailing southwest winds that blow hot air across the sand toward...
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Sports 08-08-2018

August 11, 2018
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Brighton, Revere top each division as playoffs loom for the Yawkey Baseball League teams   The Yawkey Baseball League (YBL) has always been competitive, but those in the league said that its parity has never been greater. With the playoffs beginning this week, the title will be for anyone’s taking. “It’s probably been one...
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Obituaries 08-08-2018

August 11, 2018
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Florence Novoselsky Charter member of the Revere Jewish Community Center, past president of the JWV Ladies Auxiliary Post 161, and past member of the Revere Hadassah Florence E. (Portnoy) Novoselsky, 100, of Revere, beloved wife of the late Samuel Louis Novoselsky, died Aug. 2Êat the Lighthouse Nursing and Care Center. Born in Boston, she...
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Volleyball Tournament

August 3, 2018
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Volleyball Tournament

Last Saturday morning members of Revere Fire Fighters Local 926, as well as other firefighters from around the area, police officers, high school volleyball teams and friends gathered for the annual Revere Beach Volleyball Tournament. Revere Fire Lt. Kevin O’Hara (left) Mike Imbracsio battles for the ball.
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Helping the NECCO Workers:Arrigo Brings Together Area Businesses in Job Information Session

August 3, 2018
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Helping the NECCO Workers:Arrigo Brings Together Area Businesses in Job Information Session

Humberto Luna lost his full-time job at the NECCO candy factory on American Legion Highway when it suddenly closed on July 24. Luna said he was hoping to find a new job at the information session hosted by Mayor Brian Arrigo and his staff inside the Council Chambers at City Hall. Luna was one...
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News Briefs

August 3, 2018
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CLARK ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS VICE CHAIR Congresswoman Katherine Clark announced her candidacy for Democratic Caucus Vice Chair for the 116th Congress in the following letter to her colleagues. Dear Colleague:  It is the privilege of my professional career to serve with you in our Democratic Caucus. To ensure that the American people have a Congress that...
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Father John Sheridan to Lead St Mary of the Assumption

August 3, 2018
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As Fr. John Sheridan processed down the center aisle of St. Mary of the Asumption Church at his first Sunday 9:30 a.m. Eucharistic Liturgy parishioners were leaning over the pews to catch a glimpse of their new spiritual leader and pastoral patriarch. He stopped in front of the altar, bowed, and made his way...
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Eve Lescovitz Selected for HOBY Leadership Seminar

August 3, 2018
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Eve Lescovitz a resident of Revere, was selected to attend the Massachusetts Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar held June 15-17, 2018 at Bentley University in Waltham. (Lescovitzwas joined by 221 other high school leaders from across the state of Massachusetts. Representing Revere High School,  Eve is the daughter of  Richie and Diane Lescovitz....
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Chelsea Pride Football Registration Now Open

August 3, 2018
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Registration is open for Chelsea Pride Football and Cheer. Come and join the Chelsea Pride family. Registrations will be on Mondays and Wednesdays 5 to 8 p.m. at Carter Park and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carter park football trailer. Registration fee is only $80 for the first child ($50 for each additional child). The...
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Legislation Passed to Makestate Colleges Safe and Inclusive

August 3, 2018
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined his colleagues in the House last week to pass legislation requiring Massachusetts higher education institutions to conduct surveys assessing the campus climate relative to sexual misconduct every two years. With the goal of fostering safe and inclusive campus environments, the surveys – known as campus climate surveys –...
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MCU Reaches Over 1,900 Students Through Financial Education Program

August 3, 2018
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In the 2017-2018 academic year,14 Massachusetts high schools implemented MoneySense, a free, digital financial education program. Metro Credit Union (MCU)  has partnered with leading education technology company EverFi, Inc., to bring this interactive, web-based financial management program to over 1,900 students since the program’s inception in 2017. “Metro is proud to have empowered so...
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Boston Bar Association Holds Forum for Suffolk County DA Candidates

August 3, 2018
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The Boston Bar Association (BBA) held a forum for the candidates for Suffolk County district attorney on July 25. Five of the six candidates answered questions moderated by Suffolk University Law School Professor and former prosecutor Christina Miller and Northeastern University School of Law professor Daniel Medwed, as well as the audience. Candidate Linda...
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Bill on Civic Engagement Heads to Baker for Approval

August 3, 2018
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined his colleagues in the Legislature to enact S.2631, An Act to Promote and Enhance Civic Engagement. This legislation is the result of years of advocacy and collaboration between bipartisan House and Senate legislators, and it will implement a civics education curriculum in all Massachusetts public schools. The legislation...
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