• Featured News,  January 11 2019,  Revere

    Guinasso and Keefe elected 2019 City Council leaders

    By Tara Vocino In a unanimous vote, 2019 City Council President Arthur Guinasso Sr. and 2019 Council Vice President Patrick Keefe, Jr. were elected on Monday night at City Hall with 2018 Council President Jessica Giannino and 2018 Council Vice President Joanne McKenna exiting their year-long positions. The longest-serving City Councillor, Arthur Guinasso, of 32 years, was elected Council President. He served as Council President during 1993 and 2016. Guinasso serves the ward 3 district. “Any time people call me, I return their call quickly,” Guinasso said on Wednesday afternoon. “Returning calls is the secret to longevity. They know that I understand and respect them so much.” A Revere High…

  • December 21 2018,  Revere

    First female City Council President and Vice President “dynamic duo” adorned with flowers

    By Tara Vocino A historic moment was celebrated Monday night during the last City Council meeting of the calendar year when the first-ever female City Council President and City Council Vice President, who served the city together in 2018, were recognized inside the City Council Chambers – and adorned with beautiful flowers. City Council President Jessica Giannino and City Council Vice President Joanne McKenna were voted by their male colleagues to hold the positions of Council President and Council Vice President throughout 2018. According to Giannino, the council elects its own president and vice president yearly. City Clerk Ashley Melnik said on Tuesday that there is no ordinance regarding length…

  • August 17 2018,  Revere

    Councillors, mayor disagree on handling of missing meter money

    By Tara Vocino   An unspecified amount in missing meter money led to a heated City Council meeting on Monday night. Approximately two weeks ago, it was reported that about $90,000 in meter revenue may have been stolen, but the figure may be higher, according to Mayor Brian Arrigo. “We need to make sure that when our residents pay cash, it’s going to where it’s supposed to go,” Arrigo said. “I became aware of these issues when I took office. Going back to the initial audit, it was clear that we had cash management policies that are nonexistent, and it’s my job to fix these problems.” Arrigo went on to…

  • July 13 2018,  Revere

    Golden Gala Senior Dinner Dance tickets on sale!

    The Revere Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center and Revere Council on Elder Affairs will be hosting a “Golden Gala Dinner Dance – a celebration for seniors.” This event will be held on Thursday, September 20, at St. Anthony’s Church Hall (parking and entrance in rear), which is located at 250 Revere St. in Revere, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. DJ Alan Labella will provide musical entertainment. DeMaino’s Restaurant will offer an Italian buffet. The cost is $10.00 per person. Tickets are being sold on a first come, first served basis and must be presented at the door. Individual tickets will be sold. Also, table reservations can be made for a table…

  • July 6 2018,  Revere

    City Council again reluctantly approves loan orders

    By Sara Brown   The City Council wasn’t happy about it but once again approved $11.75 million in loan orders for CDM Smith at the last meeting. The council approved a loan order in the amount of $1,000,000 for Phase 10 Field Investigations, Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Planning Project No. 4387; a loan order in the amount of $4,700,000 for Phase 9 Construction–Infiltration/Inflow, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Pump Station and Drainage, CWSRF Construction Project No. 4440; a loan order in the amount of $500,000 for the Illicit Connection Detection and Sump Pump Investigations, CWSRF Planning Project No. 4386; a loan order in the amount of $2,000,000 for…

  • June 29 2018,  Revere

    City Council honors three for exceptional volunteerism

     By Sara Brown   The Revere City Council honored three people for going above and beyond the call of duty in the help they’ve provided to Revere residents. At the June 25 City Council meeting, the council honored District Attorney Dan Conley for helping residents of Revere and of all Suffolk County. “I can’t explain to you the amount of decorum, compassion and assistance he has provided my family at one time,” said Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo, who sponsored the motion. Conley was a prosecutor in Superior Court from 1987 to 1993, where he worked on gang violence. From there, he became a Boston city councillor until 2002 and then became…

  • June 29 2018,  Revere

    City Council passes $206.9M budget

    By Sara Brown   The Revere City Council on Monday night made only one cut to the mayor’s proposed $206,992,903 FY19 budget, which was unanimously passed. During the June 25 Ways and Means Subcommittee meeting, the council proposed their budget cuts after a week-long meeting with department heads to discuss the budget. Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo was the only councillor to propose cuts. Rizzo pointed out there are 65 new positions created within the budget and 19 of them are on the government side; the rest are within the School Department. “I don’t know what to say about that, but it is an awful lot of positions,” said Rizzo. Rizzo proposed…

  • June 22 2018,  Revere

    City Council Round-Up

    City Council Round-Up By Sara Brown   Councillor’s motion sends warning to National Grid Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky wants the Dept. of Public Works (DPW) to cease issuing any new street opening permits to National Grid. In a motion at the June 18 City Council meeting, Novoselsky requested that National Grid not be allowed to do new work in the city until all old requests are completed, unless an emergency occurs. “They are getting in over their heads,” he said. “They are overwhelming us.” Novoselsky said National Grid is ripping up streets and sidewalks throughout the city and doing a terrible job of restoring the streets following completion of…

  • June 15 2018,  Revere

    Council budget talks begin

    By Sara Brown   The budding of trees and warm spring breezes signify that time of the year when budget season hits the City Council Chamber. The Revere City Council held their first Ways and Means Subcommittee meeting on June 12 to discuss the FY19 budget. The proposed budget this year is a little more than $206 million, which is an increase of last year’s budget of $180 million. Councillor-at-Large and Ways and Means Subcommittee Chairman Dan Rizzo’s biggest complaint about the budget was that he received it the morning of the Ways and Means Subcommittee meeting. By law, Mayor Brian Arrigo must provide a copy of the budget to…