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Local Deacon Joe Belmonte Lives Life of Service

October 17, 2018
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Joe Belmonte grew up around the St. Anthony of Padua church, he became an altar boy at eight years old, developed a strong faith which led him to a life of service – a teacher in the Revere Public Schools and a deacon at St. Anthony’s. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the...
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RevereCARES High School Clubs Tackle Issues

October 17, 2018
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Great things happen when Revere High School teams up with RevereCARES and that’s just what’s happened with the Youth Health Leadership Council (YHLC) and the Power of Know Club. The YHLC is made up of high school students interested in exploring issues effecting their peers and who are interested in advocating for a healthier...
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Sargent Street Mural Brings Back Memories of West Revere

October 14, 2018
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The unveiling of the Sargent Street mural last Thursday brought back a lot of memories for those who grew up in West Revere and for those who remember Revere’s rich agricultural roots. That’s exactly what artist Deb Barrett-Cutulle was reaching for when she planned the mural with the help of the Revere Society for Cultural...
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Women’s Health Forum Oct 10

October 14, 2018
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Because of his commitment to women’s health issues, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo will once again sponsor the Women’s Health Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at Winthrop High School. “In its 21st year, this forum provides a meeting place for women in our community to get more information about healthy...
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Conservation Commission Chair Calls for Stop to Marine Animal Beach Burials

October 14, 2018
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When the clams and the whale washed up on shores of Revere Beach a few weeks ago, Interim Conservation Chairman Nick Moulaison Sr. gave the okay for everything to be buried on the beach in deep holes. Now since a dead seal washed up on shore, he’s called for a cease and desist on...
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The Biggest Loser? Recreation Department Eating Healthy and Drops Weight

October 5, 2018
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The Biggest Loser? Recreation Department Eating Healthy and Drops Weight

It’s safe to say that one employee can make all the difference in the behavior of the office, and that’s exactly what’s been happening for the past few months in the city’s Recreation Department. Last January, 48-year-old Michael Hinojosa, head of the department, suffered a heart attack while he was playing basketball in the...
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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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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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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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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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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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RCN Gearing Up for Cable Television Option

September 20, 2018
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Residents have been noticing RCN trucks on local streets and special mailers in the mail from RCN.  Soon they’ll be able to choose their cable service from Comcast or RCN. RCN obtained its license from the city in the past year and since then RCN has been establishing its fiber optic network. Jeff Carlson,...
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Suffolk Downs Development Talks Continue

September 20, 2018
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After a summer break in August, the Suffolk Downs Advisory Group comprised of local officials and community members, returned to work discussing the future development of Suffolk Downs with HYM Investments, owners and developers of the 161-acre site in Revere and East Boston. The topics at last Wednesday night’s meeting, were workplace development to...
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Revere Beach Memorial Set for Sunday, Sept 16

September 14, 2018
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This Sunday night for an hour people will gather on Revere Beach and remember those lost to the substance use disorder epidemic. The gathering began 12 years ago when a group from the Revere residents set it into motion. People who had lost someone to opioids and other substances were looking for a way...
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Acupuncture for Addiction and More

September 14, 2018
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As an acupuncturist, yogi and mother, Stefanie Finocchio-Durham, of Root & Sky Wellness in East Boston and a Revere resident, believes that Chinese medicine can help people be and feel their best. Acupuncture is a traditional form of Chinese medicine that has been around for over 3,000 years. It is a natural, safe treatment...
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Speaker DeLeo Visits Revere Farmers Market to Celebrate Healthy Incentives Program

September 14, 2018
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Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Robert DeLeo visited the Revere farmers market, 249 Broadway, on Friday to speak with consumers and farmers who have benefitted from the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). HIP doubles the value of purchases of fresh, healthy, local fruits and vegetables when SNAP recipients use their monthly benefits to...
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The Perfect Marriage:Bianchi’s Pizza Will Move into Renzo

September 8, 2018
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Monday night, the end of the Labor Day weekend, Bianchi’s sold its last slice of thin crust pizza at 322 Revere Beach Boulevard. But don’t shed a tear, Bianchi’s is moving to 381 Revere Beach Boulevard inside Renzo. Here’s the story. It’s no secret that Jack Gatemen, owner of Renzo, which has a wood...
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Community Teams Up with Price Rite, Feed the Children and Salvation Army

September 8, 2018
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Leaders from Price Rite on Squire Road, Feed the Children, the Salvation Army and local politicians gathered Thursday to hand out food, water and school supplies to 400 families from the area. “Anytime the business community, charitable organizations and the city can come together really makes it a great day for the city of...
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Job Fair for Former NECCO Employees Well Attended

September 4, 2018
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Former employees of NECCO and other companies had a chance last Wednesday to visit a job fair held at the Rumney Marsh Academy that was organized by Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo. Businesses like Kettle Cuisine, Kelly’s Roast Beef, TSA and Hood accepted applications from the unemployed workers with most offering jobs paying around $14...
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