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Mar 17 Declared Vincent F. Cammarata Day

March 24, 2017
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Mar 17 Declared Vincent F. Cammarata Day

Mayor Brian Arrigo proclaimed that Friday, March 17 was Vincent F. Cammarata Day for his years of service to the city and his community. Shown above Vincent F. Cammarata gets a hug from his great-granddaughter, Olivia Pisani.
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Revere Police Officer to Debut on ‘Amazing Race’

March 24, 2017
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Revere Police Officer to Debut on ‘Amazing Race’

By Seth Daniel On television, he might look more like a hockey player or a surfer, but under the long hair and the razor stubble is none other than the normally clean cut Revere Police Sgt. Joe Covino – and he will bring his temporary look to ‘The Amazing Race’ television show on March...
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Chloe Giordano Makes Backpacks for the Troops

March 17, 2017
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Chloe Giordano Makes Backpacks for the Troops

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere High School ninth grader Chloe Giordano was just looking for something to do, something that would carry her through school vacation week and really benefit someone else – like the thousands of troops serving around the world. Chloe set up a Go Fund Me page back in November called...
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Councillors Finalize Marijuana Zoning Ordinance

March 17, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere City Council has approved a revised zoning ordinance to determine where retail marijuana stores can be located. The TED district, running in the area of Lee Burbank Highway, will be the area allowed to have recreational marijuana stores. Store owners will have to obtain a special permit from...
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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...
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Council Addresses Recreational Marijuana

March 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere City Council held a public hearing on a proposed ordinance Monday night for the placement of a recreational marijuana shop and the Planning Board was expected to discuss the ordinance at its meeting late Tuesday afternoon. Voters approved the law to make recreational marijuana legal back in November...
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Local Communities Receive Shannon Grant Funding from Metro Mayors

March 3, 2017
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The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced the release of $5.7 million in competitive grants to cities and towns across Massachusetts who, with their local community partners, will use the funding to combat gang violence and support local at-risk youth. Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop will receive a collective $335,735 under the...
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Boys Team First in 17 Years to Make State Tournament

February 28, 2017
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Boys Team First in 17 Years to Make State Tournament

To paraphrase Starship Enterprise Captain James T.  Kirk’s opening lines from the old (1960s vintage) Star Trek TV series, the Revere High boys’ basketball team will be going where no Patriot boys’ team has gone since 2001. Coach David Leary’s squad reeled off four straight wins in the past week, making it seven wins...
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Board Votes to Make 21 Legal Smoking Age

February 28, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Starting July 1,  purchasers of tobacco products in Revere are going to have to be 21 years of age or older. On Tuesday morning, the Board of Health voted in 12 new amendments regarding the sale tobacco products. One regulation for banning the sales of flavored tobacco products did not...
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Boards to Address Retail Marijuana Locations Here

February 10, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council and the Planning Board will hold several public hearings later this month regarding the retail sales of marijuana. The Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing at its Feb. 27 meeting at 6 p.m. and the Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on Feb. 28...
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Super Patriots Fan:Local Businessman,Vin Conte Heading to Houston to Cheer on Patriots Against Falcons on Sunday

February 3, 2017
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Super Patriots Fan:Local Businessman,Vin Conte Heading to Houston to Cheer on Patriots Against Falcons on Sunday

By Cary Shuman Vin Conte was in Arizona when Malcolm Butler made what the Revere native considers “the greatest play in Super Bowl history.” Butler’s dramatic interception of Russell Wilson’s pass at the goal line secured the New England Patriots’ 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the 49th Super Bowl game. “It’s the...
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Residents Participate in Boston Women’s March for America

January 29, 2017
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Residents Participate in Boston Women’s March for America

By Beth Treffeisen Marchers bearing pink hats, colorful signs, and t-shirts stating ‘Nasty Women’ packed the Boston Common this past Saturday in a peaceful protest against the recent election of President Donals J. Trump. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in solidarity to fight for values of human dignity, equal rights and freedom from...
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Congresswoman Clark is Making the Wrong Statement

January 20, 2017
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The announcement by our Congresswoman Katherine Clark that she will not be attending the inauguration on Friday of President-elect Donald Trump as a sign of protest is wrong. As a private citizen, Clark is entitled to make any lawful statement as she deems necessary. However, Clark is not a private citizen. She is an...
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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...
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Making the College Application Process at RHS Easier

January 4, 2017
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Making the College Application Process at RHS Easier

By Lani Stevens As winter break begins and the holidays come to an end, college application deadlines quickly approach for many seniors in high school.  Four years ago at Lowell High School, Ms. Tiffany Currie began the Massachusetts College Application Celebration with the objective of giving students a plan in place to proceed in...
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Revere Man Dies in Squire Road Crash

January 4, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A 70-year-old Revere man died after being hit by a car on Squire Road, near Orvis Road, around 6:30 p.m. on Christmas Day. The man’s identity had not been released by Journal deadlines pending notification of family members. The driver of the vehicle was 21 and police said that it appears...
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Christmas Goodies

December 16, 2016
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Christmas Goodies

A tree that lights up, some hot chocolate, and a cupcake make Malik Silue a very happy boy.
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RHA Outlines Many Improvements to Buildings

December 16, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere Housing Authority (RHA) will hold a public hearing on January 11 to discuss the authorities annual report of the last year as well the five-year plan for its properties and organization. “The new year is looking good,” said RHA Executive Director James Milanazzo, talking about the 940 units...
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Sounds of Christmas Concert

December 9, 2016
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Sounds of Christmas Concert

Conductor Robert Lehmann invited children to conduct the orchestra with a magical wand. Included were sisters Emma and Leah Casper, Caterin Testa, Mia Hood, and Jessica Anselm.
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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 9, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...
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