Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2022 City dedicates memorial to Revere’s favorite son, Bobby Picardi By Tara Vocino T he late City Taxi cab stand owner Robert Steven Picardi had a memorial dedication where his Broadway taxi business once stood along Broadway, on what would have been his 50th birthday, on Thursday morning. State Representative Jeff Turco reminisced on good memories with Picardi. State Representative Jay Livingstone said you don’t meet people like Picardi, adding he misses talking to him. City offi cials gathered for a dedication in memory of Robert Picardi on Thursday. State Representative Jessica Giannino, who said she wouldn’t have been elected if it wasn’t for him, said Picardi had strong opinions, but he was a loving, caring man. Mayor Brian Arrigo said Picardi was the pulse of the city, calling him the best 311 before constituent services existed, during last Thursday morning’s memorial bench dedication, on what would have been Picardi’s 50th birthday, along Broadway. State Senator Sal DiDomenico said he wouldn’t have been elected as a senator, if it wasn’t for Picardi. He added Picardi put everyone else before himself. Picardi’s sister, Donna, said he was a very special person. Sister Donna Picardi with brother Richard Picardi Jr. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) State Rep. Jessica Giannino and her lovely grandmother, Joann were close friends of Bob Picardi. A plaque was unveiled where Picardi held his taxi stand business, City Taxi. Joann Giannino embraced Donna Picardi.

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