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Italian flag raising at Revere City Hall commemorates Columbus Day weekend

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  The Italian flag was raised days before the Columbus Day holiday last Friday afternoon outside of City Hall.
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The Italian flag waved in the wind outside Revere City Hall.
Domenico Modugno sang “Volare.”
State Representative Jeff Turco said we need to say it’s okay to celebrate Christopher Columbus, whose holiday was this past Monday.
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Revere Dept. of Public Works staff Eddy Volcimus and Raffaele DeCicco (at left) raised the Italian flag.
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Revere DPW staff of Eddy Volcimus and Raffaele DeCicco (at right) raised the Italian flag.
Raffaele DeCicco proudly displayed an Italia jacket.
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Revere High School Italian Honor Society member Camila Echeverri Herrera said that among other Italian inventions, the radio was invented by an Italian (Guglielmo Marconi).
State Representative Jessica Giannino, who identifies as Italian-American, said Italian culture has brought people together through food, science and art.
State Representative Jeff Turco danced with Irma Accettullo.
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City Council President Gerry Visconti said October celebrates Italian Heritage Month – a heritage rooted in hard work and good food.


Gianni Hill, Mayor Brian Arrigo’s aide, opened the ceremony in Italian.

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