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Guinasso Is Longest Serving City Council Member … Ev’a

April 18, 2015
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Guinasso Is Longest Serving City Council Member … Ev’a

REVERE – As of Monday night, Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso has been the longest serving city council member in the history of Revere, serving 29 years, three months and 13 days. He surpassed councilor Joseph DelGrosso who served 29 years, three months, and one day. DelGrasso passed away in 2001. Guinasso became a...
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Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

April 18, 2015
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Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

There was never a time when one could not laugh with him, nor a moment that passed when he was short of the perfect word to describe any situation. That’s how friends, family and co-workers most remember Colm Bohill, 69, a long-time partner at the Independent News Group who passed away at Whidden Hospital...
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Chaves Named First Fulbright Scholar in History at RHS

April 16, 2015
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Chaves Named First Fulbright Scholar in History at RHS

When Revere High School (RHS) teacher Sarah Chaves opened her e-mail during a planning period last month, it was the happiest moment of her life – yet it recalled one of the lowest points of her life. Chaves, 26 and a lifelong resident of Revere, found out that she had been awarded the prestigious...
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The Passion of Jesus Christ

April 9, 2015
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The Passion of Jesus Christ

Immaculate Conception Church took to the streets and the church on Good Friday to re-enact the Passion Play of Christ being crucified. Hundreds turned out for the solemn occasion, marching through the streets to mark the occasion. Here, a dramatic scene unfolds during the eleventh station when Jesus (played by Orlando Abrego) is nailed to...
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All the World Is a Stage From Back Row to Front Row: Revere Native Silva Stars on ‘Glee’

April 9, 2015
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All the World Is a Stage From Back Row to Front Row: Revere Native Silva Stars on ‘Glee’

Some five years ago, when the cast of Glee was touring the country, Revere’s Nick Silva landed a ticket to the show when it was in New York City, watching from all the way in the back row. Since that time, he’s gone from a spectator in the back row, to one of the...
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Rizzo Proclaims Win over Wynn: Calls for Investigation into Mbta Land Sale

April 9, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo expressed vindication this week when his repeated, and seemingly ignored, calls for a review of the land deal between Wynn Everett and the MBTA on Rt. 99 were finally recognized – and that recognition has put a likely delay in the process for Wynn’s traffic mitigation efforts in Charlestown and Everett....
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Prom Time

April 2, 2015
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Prom Time

King and queen of the Revere High School JR prom Ally Hinojosa and Kevin Chiles. The prom was held at Danversport Yacht Club Friday, March 27.
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Palm Sunday Mass

April 2, 2015
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Palm Sunday Mass

Father George Butera, Pastor at St. Anthony of Padua Church, is joined by Deacon Joe Belmonte as they lead the parish youngsters in waiving Palms at the start of the 10 a.m. Mass on Palm Sunday. Additionally, members of the St. Anthony Church Youth Group re-enacted the Passion of Christ during the church’s Palm Sunday...
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Under Water Little League Seeks Help for Mcmackin Field

April 2, 2015
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REVERE – When someone says “if you build it they will come” most people think of baseball players, but at McMackin Field off Winthrop Avenue the ducks have come and it looks like the water that attracts them is here for awhile. Monday night the city council, city officials, Little League leaders, and others...
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No Stopping Him

March 25, 2015
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No Stopping Him

Wide eyed and ready to run, Austin Argant makes a dash for the end zone during last Sunday’s North Shore Flag Football League Divisional finals in Danvers. The Revere U8 Texans went back and forth with the Lynn Chargers all game, but pulled out a thrilling win to bring the championship back to the...
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Kelly’s Contract Ratified by School Committee

March 25, 2015
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Kelly’s Contract Ratified by School Committee

The School Committee has ratified the contract for Assistant Superintendent Dianne Kelly, paving the way for her to take over as Revere’s superintendent of schools on July 1. This week, Supt.-Elect Kelly and Supt. Paul Dakin sat down for an interview with the Journal to discuss the transition and the philosophy moving forward in...
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First 1: Joanne McKenna Pulls Papers for Ward One Seat

March 25, 2015
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REVERE – Revere educator Joanne M. McKenna is the first candidate to have pullednomination papers for a special election to fill the Ward 1 Councillor seat left vacant by the late Richard A. Penta. McKenna, who resides on Winthrop Avenue and has resided in Beachmont her entire life, has been an art teacher at...
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Forum Planned to Break Barriers: Between Muslims and Community

March 25, 2015
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A group of faith-based groups representing several different religions has planned a forum to help break down the barriers between Muslims in Revere and their neighbors – a forum largely in response to threatening notes found last month in the Shirley Avenue area. The First Congregational Church on Beach Street will host the event,...
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Letters To The Editor

March 25, 2015
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Readers beware Dear Editor: I’m not sure if most residents are aware of the Facebook Page “Revere Scanner.” It has recently gained lots of popularity, negative and positive. It has close to 4,000 followers. I, for one, (along with many others) absolutely am not a fan of this particular page and the people behind...
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Get Your Pancakes

March 18, 2015
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Get Your Pancakes

Boy Scout Edgar Gonzalez brings more pancakes to the breakfast buffet line at the American Legion last Sunday morning, March 15, during Revere Troop 15’s annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. The fundraiser is one of the largest of the season for the Scouts, with all proceeds going towards programming and community service.
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Dancing for Rizzo

March 18, 2015
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Dancing for Rizzo

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo announced his intention to run for another term as mayor of the City of Revere during his annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration last Thursday, March 12. Though his first term certainly yielded some crazy weather events (tornado and record snowfalls), he said much has been accomplished and he would like...
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Police Briefs 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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HEROIN BUST REVEALS HUGE ‘STASH HOUSE’ On Thursday, March 12, Revere Police in a joint investigation with Malden Police executed a search warrant for narcotics at 44 Stark Ave., and boy did they find the mother lode. Police recovered more than 900 grams of heroin, and equipment used to press large quantities of heroin....
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Letter to the Editor

March 18, 2015
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We are lucky to have some great support Dear Editor: In the course of everyday living there are people or organizations that make an impact on our daily lives.  Many times we take these individuals or organizations for granted as they perform exceptional or even routine services without fanfare. They go out of their...
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Sometimes Common Sense Just Loses Out …

March 18, 2015
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The article in last week’s Revere Journal about CAPIC losing the state funding for running its homeless program seems just counterproductive. Robert Repucci, CAPIC Director, said that he was forced to stop the program to help stave off local homelessness that has been successful and in place for more than 48 years because of...
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Ice Ice Baby

March 11, 2015
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Ice Ice Baby

Looking more like Iceland than Revere Beach these days, this photo of a giant glaciers and ice floes continue to occupy and block up the Beach, across from Kelly’s, after this winter’s brutal cold and snow. While most everyone knows about the snow totals, few know that it has also been a record year...
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