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City Council, School Committee elect leaders for 2017


The Revere City Council on Monday evening voted unanimously to elect Councillor-at-Large Bob Haas, Jr. as new City Council President for 2017, succeeding Councillor-at-Large Jessica Ann Giannino; and Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe as Vice President, succeeding Councillor-at-Large Steve Morabito.

Haas – former mayor and longtime city councillor who last headed the council in 1988 – stated in his short address to the City Council and audience members that he looks forward to working on potential commercial development combined with neighborhood engagement on the projects.

Keefe, in his remarks, stated his best wishes for Revere to live up to its potential with guidance from the City Council.

Morabito took a moment to applaud Giannino on her leadership as council president.

On Monday afternoon, the Revere School Committee, led by Chairman Mayor Brian Arrigo, unanimously elected Stacey Rizzo as new Vice Chairperson and Susan Gravellese as Secretary for 2017.


Philly Pretzel Factory opens in Revere


When you think of the word “Philly,” you think of the Liberty Bell, the City of Brotherly Love, and the Broadway Bullies (for you hockey fans). But now Philly is synonymous with pretzels.

Today will mark the day the Philly Pretzel Factory, located at 4 Squire Rd. (across from Brown Circle) will open and serve Philly-style soft pretzels fresh from the oven every day. It will be the first Philly Pretzel Factory store to open in Massachusetts.

Owners Robert and Jane Gesek are excited about their new store and its location given that Robert is a Revere native who lived in Philadelphia for 18 years and has been in the hotel industry for 35 years as a culinary chef.

When his oldest daughter graduated college, he decided it was time to make a move and go into business for himself. “Living in Philly for 18 years, I loved the product so much I wanted to bring it back to Revere where Philly Pretzel Factor came from in 1998.

In 2004, Philly Pretzel Factory franchised out across the country into 12 states.

“I’m so happy to be back home with the first franchise in the state,” said Gesek. “Philly Pretzel can offer so much to our customers, including party platters, holiday items and special custom shapes.”

Philly Pretzels Factory’s menu is as diverse as the pretzel twist, including cheesesteak pretzels, pretzel dogs, rivets, mini-pretzels, and of course, the traditional Philly-style pretzel.

“I’m expecting the NFL playoffs to be very busy right up to the Super Bowl,” said Gesek. So we’re guessing it’s safe to say there may be a Patriot pretzel in the works.

The Philly Pretzel Factory is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 781-289-8700.


Rep. Vincent sworn-in to begin second full term as State Representative


BOSTON – Representative RoseLee Vincent was among the 200 state legislators sworn-in on Wednesday, January 4 to begin the 190th Session of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts. Attending the inaugural festivities were Vincent’s husband, Richard, daughters Wendy Fox and Robin Ginsberg, and granddaughter Hallie Fox.

“With my granddaughter by my side on the floor of the House Chamber, I was proud to take the oath of office to begin my second full term as the State Representative of the Sixteenth Suffolk District,” said Vincent. “I am humbled that the people of Revere, Chelsea and Saugus have again selected me to represent them on Beacon Hill, and I look forward to continuing to work with Speaker DeLeo and my colleagues during this upcoming session.”



Lady Pats basketball remains undefeated


The Revere girls’ basketball team took down Swampscott, 65-56, on Tuesday night, extending their unbeaten run this season to nine games.

Patriots coach Lianne O’Hara has been getting the very best out of her players, who are very much in sync as they head into the heart of the season. “Overall, we’re working very hard,” O’Hara said. “We’re always trying to improve our defense. The focus is on working together. We feel that if you work together, you’ll by default create good chances for yourself.”

No one is going to argue with that philosophy now that the team is 9-0 and ranked, at least in some media outlets, as a top three team in Massachusetts Division 1 high school basketball.

Revere played with intensity throughout Tuesday’s game. Pamela Gonzalez led the Patriots in scoring with 18 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. However, O’Hara was most impressed with the play of senior co-captain Meaghan Gotham, who put away 10 points, four rebounds and five steals. Gotham is fighting to be a starter and is doing a bang of a job convincing her coach off the bench.

“She’s definitely not giving up,” O’Hara said. “She’s come in and worked very hard. It’s tough with the players who are in front her. There’s so much consistency. But she is doing a great job.”

Revere managed to weather a storm of Swampscott offense to go on and win, especially in the second half. “They were just getting great shots,” O’Hara said. “They were going clean through the net, not even hitting the rim. We turned it up on defense, which kept them in check.”

Revere’s next game is on Friday against Salem.


Revere-Malden co-op hockey team splits games

The Revere Patriots started the week 1-1 thanks to a tough loss to Ashland and a huge blowout victory over O’Bryant on Tuesday. That said, Coach Joe Ciccarello is focused on the mistakes his team made in their 3-1 loss to Ashland on Monday.

“To be honest, O’Bryant was very inexperienced,” Ciccarello said. “It was Monday that we didn’t play well. We didn’t play with emotion or energy. When we don’t have emotion or energy, we are not a good hockey team.”

Cam Mazza had the Patriots’ lone goal. Ashland struck first and Revere-Malden tied it in the second. Ashland scored twice in the third.

Jim Pandolfo, Sebastian Bolivar, Mike Goroshko, Rick Brianna, Chris Anderson and Robert Stoica all had goals against O’Bryant.

“We played mostly the third and fourth lines,” Ciccarello said. “It was good to get other guys who haven’t had much ice time a chance to play.”

Revere-Malden has over a week until their next game, which is next Saturday against Gloucester. Ciccarello plans to use the extended period of time for harder practices, though the team does have a scrimmage against Pembroke at Fenway on Wednesday.

“I’ve called it hell week,” Ciccarello said. “We’re going to get in the best shape possible. January is busy – we have eight games, so we’re going to fine-tune some things and work on our conditioning.”



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