Archive for September, 2012

Sixth Annual Revere Beach Memorial

September 26, 2012
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Sixth Annual Revere Beach Memorial

On Sunday night residents gathered for the Sixth Annual Revere Beach Memorial dedicated to those whose lives were cut short due to drugs and alcohol. Iin the photo to the left, Jack Ciano came for his son John Michael Ciano.
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Thar’ She Blows

September 26, 2012
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Thar’ She Blows

Fourth grade students at the A.C. Whelan School participated in “Figure it out Fridays”/ Science Fridays last Friday afternoon, a program that runs every week thanks to the school’s Extended Learning Time (ELT) grant. Here, students observe a model representing the build up of pressure inside the Earth. Students tell administrators the program is...
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Council Approves Project

September 26, 2012
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It came down to a roll of the dice – a bit of a gamble – and most City Councillors weren’t willing to call the bluff of an Everett developer who has plans to build 261 apartment units at a plot of land next to the BJ’s store on Ward Street. The situation was...
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School Uniforms and Its Working Well Here

September 26, 2012
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They say that the uniform makes the man, but uniforms are also doing quite a lot for the boys and girls in several of Revere’s elementary schools this year. After being pioneers at the Paul Revere School, the ever-controversial school uniform issue took a major leap this year as three of the City’s elementary...
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Revere Businessman Falls Prey to Scam

September 26, 2012
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In what allegedly appears to be a scam of major proportions, the MBTA has placed a Blue Line subway train superintendent on administrative leave and the Transit Police have embarked on an aggressive investigation into allegations in the purported scam. Christopher Shea, who serves as a higher-up in the Blue Line, has also had...
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Schools Hit High Mark on MCAS

September 26, 2012
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As Superintendent Paul Dakin and Assistant Superintendent Dianne Kelley perused the initial MCAS test numbers for Revere Schools last week, one thing about those scores seemed to jump off the dry erase board. As Dakin pointed to the top of the list – to those schools that performed the best on the test –...
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Local Man Shot on Rose St.

September 26, 2012
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State and local officials are investigating every angle in the shooting death of Revere’s Richard Pignone, 55, at an apartment in the Rose Street Development last Thursday night. Revere Police and Revere Fire responded to 52 Rose St. at about 9:20 p.m. after a smoke alarm activation in the apartment. On arrival, they found...
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Good News for Education

September 26, 2012
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The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has renewed Revere High School’s accreditation. According to the school’s principal Lourenco Garcia, RHS passed all seven key standards and received 40 commendations. Superintendent Paul Dakin said he was pleased with the accreditation and said as well that it is an important milestone. The rapidly changing...
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Reinstein Knows of What She Speaks

September 26, 2012
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At the recent Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Casa Lucia, Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein was the featured speaker. During a half hour presentation, she showed why she has been and remains Revere’s premier woman representing the city on Beacon Hill. In her speech given to 120 Chamber members and their guests, she detailed and outlined...
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Patriots Make It Three in a Row, Power Past Swampscott

September 26, 2012
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The Revere High football team rolled to its third straight victory with an impressive 21-6 triumph at Swampscott’s Blocksidge Field Saturday afternoon. The Big Blue have been a bit of a nemesis for the Patriots since Revere joined the Northeastern Conference, with the Pats typically coming away with an “L” at the final whistle....
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Police Briefs 09-26-2012

September 26, 2012
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Hector Lugo, 27, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Jomar Sierra, 25, of Arlington, was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to violate the drug laws. Giovanni Merced, 26, of 51 Taft Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of trafficking in heroin and illegal...
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Obituaries 09-26-2012

September 26, 2012
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Joseph Caggiano Retired Boston Police Detective Det. Joseph E. Caggiano, B.P.D. (retired) died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 20. He was 89 years old. Born in Boston, the dear son of the late Grace (Ferrara) and Ernest P. Caggiano, he lived in Winthrop prior to entering the US Navy in World War...
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Road Race

September 20, 2012
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Road Race

A road racer in the Allstate 13.1 Road Race runs past Kelly’s on the Boulevard last Sunday morning. While racers from all over the country raved about the weather and the ocean route, residents in Revere along the course were none too happy about the scene.
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Funny Pharmacist Artie Januario Soars to Headline Status on the Comedy Scene

September 20, 2012
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Artie Januario already owns the title of funniest pharmacist in America. “Some guys might claim to be pharmacists that sell drugs, but I don’t think they have a license,” jokes Januario, a 1973 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School of Revere. Januario, a 56-year-old licensed pharmacist at Super Stop & Shop by day and...
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Officials Pass New Rx Bill

September 20, 2012
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As this weekend’s Revere Beach Memorial approaches, local elected officials and anti-addition advocates are using the spotlight to focus in on a different kind of fight against drug addiction. The current struggle, they say, is not as much on the streets with hard drugs, but rather in the medicine cabinet and doctor’s office with...
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High School Gets Very Positive Review and Renewed Accreditation This Week

September 20, 2012
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It was a sigh of relief and a wide smile at Revere High School (RHS) this week as news filtered out that the school had received a glowing review and a renewed accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASAC). The accreditation process began last March when a team of educators...
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Goooal!!!Development at Wonderland Might Include Soccer Stadium

September 20, 2012
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A groundbreaking development at the former Wonderland Dog Track property is apparently knocking on the City’s door and it could include a 15,000-seat soccer stadium with accompanying parking. Sources told the Journal this week that talks regarding the building of a new soccer stadium at Wonderland have escalated quickly as of late, and the...
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Eradicating the Rodent Problem

September 20, 2012
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The city is plagued by a  rodent problem. Evidence of rat and rodent infestation can be found at locations in neighborhoods throughout the city. It is the same in the city of Lynn and frankly, it is the same in every city where density is high and trash removal is a weekly mess from...
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The Jewish New Year

September 20, 2012
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Boston’s Jewish community has ushered in the New Year with synagogue services, prayer and with traditional family gatherings. Revere’s Jewish community is doing exactly the same. Now comes the ten days of penitence for Jews all over the world, during which time they must atone for their misdeeds during the past year in order...
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Patriots Take Charge to Post 32-12 Win over Georgetown

September 20, 2012
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The Revere High football team scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second half to turn a tight 13-12 contest at the intermission into a 32-12 romp over Georgetown Friday evening before a delighted home crowd under the lights at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The RHS fans on hand had barely settled into their seats...
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