Archive for August, 2017

Revere Recreation Color Night

August 16, 2017
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Revere Recreation Color Night

The air at the Whelan School Park was filled with plumes of color last Saturday, Aug. 12, as hundreds of Revere children of all ages participated in the annual Color Night hosted by Revere Parks and Recreation department.
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Journal Reaches New Heights

August 16, 2017
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Journal Reaches New Heights

School committee member Dan Maguire with his wife, Adrienne Maguire, and daughters, Meghan and Michaela, holding copies of the Revere Journal in Machu Picchu, Peru on their recent trip to the Andes Mountains.
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Council Approves Easements for Safe Routes by Garfield School

August 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night, the city council approved numerous easements as part of the Safe Routes to School construction project around the Garfield School. Officials held a public hearing on easements for Avalon Street, Blake Street, Centennial Avenue, Dix Street, Fitzhenry Square, Garfield Avenue, North Shore Road and Waverly Avenue. The hearing...
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High Bail for Men Charged with Kidnapping, Firearms

August 16, 2017
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Good police work at the scene from responding Revere Police officers, command staff and Revere Dispatch led to the discovery of a man kidnapped and beaten for a drug debt, as well as an assortment of weapons that included a Mac-10 machine gun with a silencer on Sunday night. Revere Police Chief James Guido...
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Cable Public Hearing Sees Overwhelming Support for RevereTV

August 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It was supposed to be a public hearing on the contract Comcast now has with the city as a cable provider. But the meeting turned into nothing but accolades for cable television studio Revere TV. Sure a few people stood up to complain about Comcast cable television rates, but most...
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News Briefs

August 16, 2017
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City of Revere Overdose Awareness Day On Thursday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m., the City of Revere will host its 2017 Overdose Awareness Day event in the Revere High School Auditorium. The event will feature remarks from elected officials, addiction specialists, and people personally impacted by the opioid epidemic. The goal of the event...
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Update on 205 Revere Beach Parkway

August 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Work is well underway at 205 Revere Beach Parkway, the site of the former Shaw’s Market, and its’s on track for the grand opening of a five-story, 132 key hotel and a six-story, 124 unit residential apartment building with parking for 298 vehicles in the spring of 2019. Mark Robinson,...
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Police Briefs 08-16-2017

August 16, 2017
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Revere Police NEWS OVERDOSES HIT REVERE A rash of overdoses and fatal overdoses hit the region last weekend, with one death from a suspected overdose coming on Malden Street in Revere. Revere Police and other departments in the area, including Chelsea, where there were multiple fatal overdoses last weekend, are warning the community that...
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Letters to the Editor

August 16, 2017
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THANK YOU Dear editor: I would like to express my appreciation to those who supported the recent Taft St. Relief Fundraiser. First and foremost, thank you to the Revere Elks, exalted ruler Kenneth Buckley, and secretary Laura Smith for generously donating the hall and $1,000. Thank you to Luigi’s Pizzeria and Maekha Thai, two...
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Additional Racing Dates At Suffolk Downs

August 16, 2017
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All-too-often, it is easier to say, “No,” than to say, “Yes.” However, the decision by the owners of Suffolk Downs to go before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last week to request two more days of thoroughbred racing is yet another example in a string of actions by Suffolk’s ownership of saying, “Yes,” to...
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School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

August 16, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...
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Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

August 16, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been...
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Obituaries 08-16-2017

August 16, 2017
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Matthew Galvin, Jr. Highly esteemed, retired Revere Police Detective Matthew J. Galvin, Jr., retired Revere Police Detective, died peacefully ending a long illness on Thursday, Aug 10, at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere. Born in Medford, he was a lifelong resident of Revere. Matt graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1959....
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Warren Draws Large Crowd for Town Hall Forum at RHS

August 9, 2017
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Warren Draws Large Crowd for Town Hall Forum at RHS

By Cary Shuman More than 400 people attended a public town hall event hosted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren Friday at the Revere High School auditorium. The event, which was Warren’s 10th town hall of the year, allowed the Bay State’s senior senator to hear directly from Revere and area residents and discuss her work...
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Impossible Dream Team Reunion:Conigliaro Family Hosts ’67 Sox Celebration Aug 17

August 9, 2017
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Impossible Dream Team Reunion:Conigliaro Family Hosts ’67 Sox Celebration Aug 17

By Cary Shuman The Conigliaro family, the Boston Red Sox, and the Farrelly Brothers will host the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Tony C’s on Boylston Street in Boston. Some players from the ’67 team that won the American League pennant and lost to...
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Garfield School Roof to Take Little Longer than Expected

August 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Garfield School roof project is going well this summer, but might end up taking a little longer than expected, according to Supt. Dianne Kelly. Crews have been working on the $7.9 million roof replacement and hurricane damage repairs since the beginning of the summer, and will likely be done with...
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Suffolk Univ Law School Scholarship Established Honoring Richard Clayman

August 9, 2017
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The Richard I. Clayman Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at Suffolk University Law School. Clayman,  a resident of Revere,  was frequently seen having breakfast at the Bagel Bin on Shirley Ave.  He was also a major developer in the city. His projects included repurposing the old Oak Island Nursing Home on Revere Beach...
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News Briefs

August 9, 2017
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Ward 4 Community Meetings Councilor Patrick Keefe is pleased to announce the schedule for Ward 4 community meetings. “During my campaign,  I heard from many residents that they would like to hear more about what’s going on and how they can better have their voices heard.  I think the ability to meet with residents...
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Push is On to Save McMackin Field

August 9, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Like many people, Steve Bagnera drives by McMackin Field on Winthrop Avenue every day and he can’t help but wonder what will ever happen to the baseball field that he played on as a kid. Little League officials stopped using McMackin Field in 2013 because the field was too wet....
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Area Police Departments Check Vehicles for Carbon Monoxide

August 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In the wake of several police vehicles being brought into question for carbon monoxide leakage in Auburn, the Everett and Revere Police Departments have taken some precautions with similar models in their fleets. In Everett, Police Chief Steve Mazzie said when they heard the news last week that several officers in...
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