REVERE Vol. 29, No. 22 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Great Revere Day at the Races – see page 14 ADVOCATE Free Every Friday City Honors its War Heroes on Memorial Day 781-286-8500 Friday, May 31, 2019 Campaigns are in full swing as the Revere 2019 Elections draw closer By Alexis Mikulski E Warrant Officer Nicholas Lavery, Mayor Brian Arrigo, U.S. Marine Robert McKenna, Joanne McKenna, Gil McKenna, Liana McKenna and Veterans Services Director Marc Silvestri honor Walter McKenna, who served in the U.S. Army. See Page 12 for photo highlights. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) Griswold Park scoreboard named in memory of the Ardagnas By Tara Vocino refurbished scoreboard at Griswold Park was recently named to honor the memory of Tony Ardagna and his daughter, Vanessa. Vanessa, 19, a star softball player at Revere High School, and Tony, 57, a softball coach, passed away from cancer in 2007 and 2001, respectively. A “Vanessa had a glowing life ahead of her,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “Her story inspires thousands of young people to play softball.” Arrigo said those who play on that field will forever be the teammates of the Ardagnas. Softball coach Joseph Ciccarello said it was a great pleasure to coach Vanessa and that she got dirty with a smile on her face. Vanessa’s sister, Natalia Ardagna, said she and Vanessa spent so much time on the field, playing all four years at Revere High School, adding that Vanessa GRISWOLD PARK | SEE PAGE 4 lection time is heating up in the city of Revere, as current officials are seeking reelection and challengers are actively campaigning. With the final vote taking place this November, many are curious to see who will take office as the decisions role in. As of Friday, May 24 these are the current candidates seeking nomination in the 2019 election: Current Mayor of Revere Brian Arrigo announced his candidacy for reelection earlier this month. He first took office in 2016, after defeating then-incumbent Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo in a close race. This year could be a repeat of history, as Rizzo announced once again he is running for Mayor. Rizzo previously served as Griswold Park is also named in memory of Revere High School softball catcher Vanessa Ardagna, who passed away from cancer in 2007. (Photo Courtesy of Maria Ardagna) City Council President in 2009, and then as Mayor for one term until January 2016. For the past few years, he has been serving as a Councillor-at-Large after losing to Joseph Boncore of Winthrop for the state senate seat vacated by Anthony Petruccelli, who is now a lobbyist. There are 10 candidates running for Councillor-at-Large, We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover $ ANGELO’S FULL "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 Regular Unleaded $2.639 Mid Unleaded $2.799 Super $2.899 Diesel Fuel $2.879 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.699 SERVICE HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS REVERE FIREFIGHTERS’ MEMORIAL Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:15 A.M. Relatives and friends of the Revere Fire Department, especially our retirees, are cordially invited to attend our Annual Firefighters Memorial Day Exercises at the Alden A. Mills, Point of Pines Fire Station. Please join us as we honor our departed members at this, our most solemn and traditional service. Christopher P. Bright Chief of Department $2.55 GALLON GALLON 3.43 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 Price Subject to Change without notice three of whom are seeking reelection, and seven newcomers. Only five people will be elected to this position. The three incumbents are Councillor-at-Large Jessica Ann Giannino, Councillor-at-Large Steve Morabito and Councillor-atLarge Anthony T. Zambuto. The seven challengers are John R. Correggio, who is the first certified candidate; Gregg LaCedra, Dimple J. Rana, Wayne D. Rose, Kevin Sanchez, Brian P. ELECTIONS | SEE PAGE 10 Our 80th Year EDUCATION Next Classes DRIVER 2 Week Night Classes JUNE 3 One Week Day Class JULY 8 & JULY 22 CALL - ENROLL or Register Online 617-387-9121 HENRYSAUTOSCHOOL.COM EVERETT AUTO SCHOOL “Successful Key To Driving” Since 1938 Gift Certificates Available Prices subject to change FLEET

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