Archive for September, 2017

Remembering 9/11

September 15, 2017
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There are few events in life that one can recall exactly what they were doing when the tragedy happened to unfold. One event in our life was when the planes flew into the World Trade Center Buildings on that Tuesday morning in 2011. We were just one in a small group of residents at...
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Sports 09-13-2017

September 15, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS football team drops opener; to play Marblehead The Revere High football team opened its season with a 29-8 loss to Gloucester Friday night under the lights at Harry Della Russo Stadium. Turnovers proved to be costly for the Patriots in their debut. After taking the opening kickoff and driving to...
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Obituaries 09-13-2017

September 15, 2017
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Annamay DiSalvo Longtime employee of the City of Revere Annamay (Moccia) DiSalvo of Revere passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 9 at the age of 88. Annamay was born March 7, 1929 and was raised in Revere.  She attended Revere High School where she was captain of the cheerleading squad.  After graduation, she worked...
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Playing on the Links

September 8, 2017
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Playing on the Links

The Second Annual Revere High Golf Tournament, under the direction of RHS golf coach Brandon Pezzuto, was held Sept. 1 at Hillview Golf Course in North Reading. One hundred golfers helped support the RHS golf program. Pictured at the post-tournament luncheon are RHS golfers, from left, Jillian Eaves, Dante Raffa, Austin Villalobos, Robert Stoica,...
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Shark Washes Up on Pines River Shore

September 8, 2017
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Shark Washes Up on Pines River Shore

By Sue Ellen Woodcock While shark activity is often reported on Cape Cod, a shark was discovered washed up on the shore of the Pines River Friday morning. A crowd began to gather around the 6 1/2 foot specimen. The shark washed up in the area of Mills Avenue and Archer Avenue around 10:45...
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Victim to Overdose:Mother Still Coping with Loss of Daughter

September 8, 2017
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Victim to Overdose:Mother Still Coping with Loss of Daughter

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Like hundreds of  parents, Audrey Richards will be at the Revere Beach Memorial on September 17 at the bandstand on Revere Beach to remember her daughter, Taylor, who died of a drug overdose. It is a solemn occasion to remember those lost their lives to overdose. The Memorial is a...
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Moratorium Set for Billboards

September 8, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council approved a six-month moratorium for billboards after considering a motion made by the late City Council President Robert Haas Jr. Last week the zoning subcommittee of the council approved the motion which will include the use of signs throughout the city. Ron Chapeaux, of the Revere Beautification...
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Fire Department Responds to Fentanyl Spill in Bathroom

September 8, 2017
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On August 26, the Revere Fire Department was requested by Revere Police to respond to 85 American Legion Highway for a report of a powdery substance spilled on the floor of the men’s bathroom. According to Capt. Thomas Todisco, the manager had gone into the room to find a man in a semi-conscious state...
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Taking Steps to Raise Overdose Awareness

September 8, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock There were 2,000 overdose deaths in Massachusetts last year. “The number of fatal overdoses from 2001-2014 grew six-fold,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “It is the leading cause of death for those under the age of 50.” These sobering statistics were delivered at an event in the Revere High School Auditorium...
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News Briefs

September 8, 2017
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Revere Beach Arts Festival Returns The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the return of the Revere Beach Arts Festival, set for Saturday, September 16, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will take place along the shoreline of historic Revere Beach at the public plaza between the Markey Bridge and Wonderland...
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Playgroup Pays Off for Children with Special Needs

September 8, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock For a family with a child with special needs, especially autism, finding support and stimulation for your child can be difficult. That’s why two mothers got together to start a unique play group, known as the Revere Drop and Stay group, and it’s been a great success. Jennifer Duggan and...
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MGH Plans Programs Noting National Recovery Month

September 8, 2017
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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will join millions of people across America in recognizing National Recovery Month. Led by the MGH Substance Use Disorders Initiative (SUDIs) –  a group devoted to enhancing SUDI treatment in the inpatient and outpatient setting – MGH will host a series of events throughout September to raise awareness of prevention,...
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Police Briefs 09-06-2017

September 8, 2017
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Revere Police NEWS CINEMA HIT BY GUNFIRE The Showcase Cinema was apparently hit by gunfire in the early morning hours of Aug. 30, and police are investigating the circumstances. Police said someone reported hearing gunshots in the vicinity around 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 30, but owners of the theatre reported damage later that morning...
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Letters to the Editor

September 8, 2017
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BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTSMAN LOCAL 3 ENDORSE CORREGGIO FOR CITY COUNCIL Dear Editor: The committee to elect John R. Correggio to the Revere City Council is honored to receive the “Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Local Number 3” endorsement. The Bricklayers Union is a state of the art, local with an apprenticeship program many Revere...
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Enough of Election Year Rhetoric

September 8, 2017
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By Dan Rizzo It’s been close to two years since leaving elected office, and up to now, but for a few occasions, I have sat back and listened to false information being disseminated to Revere residents.  However, with the conversation turning to the Police Department, the time has come when I have to respond...
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A Time to Remember

September 8, 2017
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On Sunday, September 17, the 11th Annual Revere Beach Memorial will take place at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand starting at 7 p.m.  Families of those who lost loved ones to drug overdoses from the opioid epidemic will gather to remember their children, brothers and sisters whose lives and promises were cut all too...
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Sports 09-06-2017

September 8, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS football team to host Gloucester in season-opener   The Revere High football team will start its 2017 season Friday evening when Coach Lou Cicatelli and his Patriot crew host Gloucester under the lights at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The opening kick-off is set for 6:30. Cicatelli has led Revere to...
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Obituaries 09-06-2017

September 8, 2017
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Paul R. (The Greek) Kretas Born on April 23, 1951 – Age 66 The strongest man we ever met left this earth surrounded by family and friends. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Elaine (Santella) Kretas, his son, Christopher P. Kretas, his daughter, Tara Ragucci and son in law ,Louis Ragucci; his brother George...
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Board of Health Public Hearing

September 7, 2017
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Back to School at the Whelan

September 2, 2017
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Back to School at the Whelan

On Monday, Whelan School students, from left, Gianna Chianca, Jessica Lightbody, Rebecca Ruggiero, Ava Petrulavage, and Sara Penlakhal are shown before the school bell rings marking the start of the first day of school.
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