Archive for October, 2015

Welcome Back,Mickey

October 22, 2015
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If you were in attendance at Revere’s outstanding Columbus Day Breakfast and Parade, you couldn’t miss legendary Revere resident and former sports great Mickey “Say No Drugs” Casoli enthusiastically greeting friends, city officials, and business people. After a brief setback, Mickey is back in fine form, serving in his role as the city’s goodwill...
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Sports 10-21-2015

October 22, 2015
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RHS football team trounces Swampscott; seeks to improve to 6-1 By Journal Staff The Revere High football team once again overcame a slow start, but soon shifted into high gear to steamroll past the visiting Big Blue of Swampscott, 46-7, much to the delight of the Patriots hometown partisans Friday evening at Harry Della...
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Obituaries 10-21-2015

October 22, 2015
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William Higdon Of Revere and Florida William G. Higdon of Revere and Sebastian Florida passed away on  October 18. He was 95 years old. A US Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Gilda (Abate) Higdon and the late Mary (Mattos) Higdon; loving...
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Columbus Day Parade 2015

October 16, 2015
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Columbus Day Parade 2015

Broadway came alive on Monday afternoon as the Columbus Day Parade returned for the second time since being discontinued several years ago. Shown above Revere’s Gina DeFreitas of Elevation Aerial & Circus Arts is stretched out to the sky for the parade.
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Autopsy of Tased Man Scheduled

October 16, 2015
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The Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on a mentally ill man who allegedly went on a rampage last Sunday night, briefly taking a 3-year-old relative hostage, being Tased by Revere Police and later dying mysteriously in the Whidden Hospital. The man’s name had not been released publicly as of Tuesday, but he...
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RPS Eliminates Outdoor Activities Due to WNV

October 16, 2015
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It’s an inside story at the Revere Public Schools (RPS) this fall as all outdoor activities – including recess and some varsity sports – have been curtailed due to concerns about West Nile Virus (WNV). Supt. Dianne Kelly and Health Agent Nick Catinazzo both said they put the measures into place on Oct. 1...
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Students to Be In Activity Study

October 16, 2015
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Students at the Paul Revere and Whelan Schools will be part of a large study conducted by Tufts University that looks to show students who are more active during the school day are more likely to score better on standardized tests. The study is being conducted by Catherine Wright, Paula Duquesnay and Elizabeth Langevin...
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Police Briefs 10-14-2015

October 16, 2015
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House Breaks: (8) Butler Street; Newman Street; Eliot Road; Patriots Parkway; Ocean Avenue; Park/Foster; Overlook Avenue; and Winthrop Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (6) *Boulevard – St. George’s; Tuscano Avenue; Ocean Avenue; North Shore Road – 7/11; *Boulevard; and *Broadway. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (36) Mahoney Circle (4); Brown Circle; Revere Street; Squire...
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Letters to the Editor

October 16, 2015
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10 percent tax reduction Dear Editor: When I was on the School Committee, I received an education on how to balance a city budget by Mayor George Colella . Not, to say that my math teachers ( Mr. Barnes , Mr.Gold and Mr. Boranes ) did not do their job, but no one went...
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Relief for Revere’s Homeowners Is Needed Now

October 16, 2015
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By Brian Arrigo Revere has always been a place where people want to stay and raise their children, get involved in community organizations, and participate in city politics. I am running for Mayor because I want to preserve and grow the civic involvement and sense of community that encouraged me to go into public service. That’s why I am calling for a...
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Observance of Columbus Day Showcased the Best

October 16, 2015
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Columbus Day festivities in Revere were a big hit from the moment the pre-holiday breakfast started Sunday at the Revere High cafeteria to the time the final marcher completed the parade route Monday afternoon. Mayor Dan Rizzo and the parade and breakfast committees gave this city a celebration to remember honoring Italian explorer Christopher...
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Sports 10-14-2015

October 16, 2015
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RHS football team rolls past Saugus The Revere High football team shook off a slow start and then assumed total domination on both sides of the ball to roll to a 35-6 rout of Saugus Saturday afternoon on the latter’s gridiron at Stackpole Field. The contest started inauspiciously for the Patriots. Saugus took the opening...
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Obituaries 10-14-2015

October 16, 2015
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Joseph Rizzo Revere DPW retiree Joseph A. Rizzo of Revere died on October 1 at the West Revere Nursing Center. He was 90 years old. Born in Boston, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II. For many years, Joe worked for the City of Revere, Department of Public Works. He was...
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This Is My Ideal T-Bird

October 1, 2015
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This Is My Ideal T-Bird

Marco and his younger brother Rocco Spiriti enjoyed popcorn while checking out cars at the show, such as the classic Chevy behind them. Residents gathered at the Whelan School to check out the Revere Remembers 50s and 60s Classic Car Show from the North Shore Old Car Club. On hand were countless cars from...
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At the Family Day

October 1, 2015
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At the Family Day

The Muslim community from area communities gathered at the Eid al-Adha Family Day festivities at the Whelan School. Shaymaa and Salna Jabri snack on cotton candy.
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Rizzo Calls For Moratorium On Residential Bldgs:Appears Before Council;Hearing Set for Oct. 26

October 1, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The outcry from residents against turning the former Shaw’s site on 205 Revere Beach Blvd. into a 300-unit apartment complex was heard loud and clear, prompting Mayor Dan Rizzo and one city council candidate to call for a moratorium on any building projects with more than two units. Monday night...
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MCAS Results are a Mixed Bag as District Awaits PARCC Test

October 1, 2015
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The Revere Public Schools reported mixed results on the MCAS test this year, but the true test is still something they’re waiting on. Supt. Dianne Kelly reported this week that only a minimal amount of MCAS results were forwarded to the district, as it has mostly transitioned to the federal PARCC test. The PARCC...
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New Horsemen’s Organization Looks for Full-Time Racing

October 1, 2015
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A group of renegade local horsemen held a rousing organizational meeting last week to set goals and update a growing membership about the prospects of returning full-time racing to Suffolk Downs, but the ownership of the track isn’t quite as optimistic as the newly-found group. Momentum has swung in a big way to the...
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Police Briefs 09-30-2015

October 1, 2015
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Emerald R. Crowley, 19, of Lynn, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (third offense). Evan T. Redley, 19, of 210 Constitution Ave., was arrested on charges of assault & battery and intimidation of a witness. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Jose L. Maldonado, 32, of Everett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant....
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Letters to the Editor

October 1, 2015
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Writing about high water rates Dear Editor, I am writing in reference to the very high water bills we received this past quarter. Ours had doubled, and inquiring throughout our neighborhood, found that everybody else’s had increased for no apparent reason. Upon calling City Hall, the water dept. advised us to have a plumber check for...
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