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Mayor Dan Rizzo: Moving Revere Forward

August 28, 2015
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The Preliminary Election on September 1 is a referendum on our city’s potential and the course we can all take together. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate our many accomplishments over these past three years, and look to Revere’s bright future. Last year, we were recognized as a national leader in education with Revere...
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Watch the Mayoral Debate Live Aug.26 and Get out and Vote on Tuesday

August 28, 2015
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We realize there are only a few nights of summer remaining but we hope that Revere residents will take the time to view tonight’s mayoral debate on RevereTV, channel 9. The Revere Journal is proud to partner with Revere Youth in Action and sponsor the debate featuring the three candidates for the esteemed position...
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Market Basket Customers Slam Survey on Price Jump

August 21, 2015
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Executives at Demoulas Market Basket are vehemently contesting a local survey done last week on supermarket prices, saying the analysis was flawed and that the store’s prices did not go up 9 percent, as widely reported. The survey by ConsumerWorld.org has received a great amount of airplay and the inaccuracies of it, and the...
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Unprovoked Attack on Officers Leads to Arrest of Wakefield Man

August 14, 2015
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Unprovoked Attack on Officers Leads to Arrest of Wakefield Man

Multiple police officers were injured in an unprovoked attack early on Tuesday morning when a Wakefield man attacked two officers and injured more at the Station during booking. The incident was loosely tied to the events in Ferguson, MO – as the suspect said he believed he was being stopped because of the events...
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Mayoral Candidates will Debate Weds., Aug. 26 on RevereTV

August 14, 2015
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The three candidates running for the office of mayor of Revere – Mayor Dan Rizzo, Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo, and Cheryl Whittredge – have agreed to participate in a mayoral debate to be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. The Revere Journal and Revere Youth In Action are co-sponsoring the debate that will be...
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Ballot Positions Announced for Sept. Primary

August 6, 2015
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Revere Election Commissioner Diane R. Colella has announced the ballot positions for the Preliminary Election to be held Tuesday, Sept. 1. Colella drew the positions at the Elections Office at City Hall Friday morning. There will be primaries for the Office of Mayor and the Office of Councillor-at-Large. In the Mayor’s race, the top...
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Tornado Memorial Marks One Year Anniversary

July 30, 2015
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Tornado Memorial Marks One Year Anniversary

A new plaque on the front lawn of City Hall now marks the area where an EF2 tornado struck the city last July 28, 2014 shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning city hall employees, police, fire, politicians, residents and business owners gathered to unveil the bronze plaque commemorating the day that no one ever...
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Primary Looms in September for Mayor, Council Candidates

July 22, 2015
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Due to a large number of candidates for Mayor and Councillor-at-Large, there will most likely be a Sept. 1 preliminary election. Candidates for office had to have their nomination papers turned in and certified by 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to the Election Department, which certified signatures for all but one candidate for Councillor-at-Large, there...
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One Does Not Have to Go to Italy To See the Leaning Tower of Pisa:Jimmy Zajimi Makes Exact Scale Model

July 14, 2015
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One Does Not Have to Go to Italy To See the Leaning Tower of Pisa:Jimmy Zajimi Makes Exact Scale Model

There’s no need to go all the way to Italy to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa anymore. One needs only to head over to Revere Street where Jimmy Zajmi, of Elmwood Avenue, is putting the finishing touches this month on his full scale, 10-foot tall, exact replica of the Italian wonder. “I started...
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Farmers Market Opens this Friday

July 14, 2015
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The City of Revere, MGH Revere HealthCare Center and Revere on the Move invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Revere Farmers’ Market in its new location in front of the American Legion Hall on Friday, July 10th from 2-6:30pm. With a new location, new management, and new offerings, the 2015...
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

June 25, 2015
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

The local real estate market is going full speed ahead, but one market that is emerging amongst the resurgence is high-end properties – and Gary Ferragamo of Celata Real Estate is primed to sell the city’s first $1 million home. The Italian Villa on Rice Avenue faces the Atlantic Ocean and has a master...
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

June 25, 2015
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

In 1997, when Kitty Bowman came to Revere to lead a fledgling community benefits organization sponsored by Mass General, she never thought the community would rub off on her in the way it has. The long-time director of RevereCARES has retired from her post and said that even though she is leaving Revere for...
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Thank You, Kitty Bowman

June 25, 2015
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Kitty Bowman, the long-time director of RevereCARES who impacted so many residents’ lives in a positive way – and who truly went above and beyond in her position, retired last week. The announcement ends a very productive record of accomplishments by Bowman, who became one of the most respected and admired leaders in this...
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Orbelina Erazo to Compete in Miss Mass.

June 18, 2015
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Orbelina Erazo to Compete in Miss Mass.

Orbelina Erazo is a young woman who knows what she wants – the title of Miss Massachusetts 2016 – and she will go for it on June 28 at the Hanover Theater in Worcester. Erazo is moving up the ladder in the pageant world and hopes to expand the pageant in Massachusetts. She currently...
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School Committeewoman Wood Pruitt’s Fate Still Unknown

June 11, 2015
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School Committee member Donna Wood Pruitt hasn’t been seen at any school functions in the last two weeks, yet it is unclear whether or not she will resign from the School Committee due to allegations she sold prescription drugs via Facebook to an undercover State Police Trooper. Wood Pruitt did not sit with the...
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Ambrosino Chosen as Chelsea Manager

June 11, 2015
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Former Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino has crossed the City line and become the new Chelsea City Manager – winning out Monday night in an 8-3 vote of the Chelsea City Council during the first round of voting. Former Portland (ME) City Manager Mark Rees. was also considered by the Council. “I’m very excited,” said...
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Memories Are Made of This …

June 4, 2015
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Memories Are Made of This …

There were some tears and many laughs among teammates as the Revere High School (RHS) softball seniors were called out to present flowers to their parents. Here, Alina Giuliano (21) sheds some tears while she applauds her senior teammates. The softball girls finished their regular season with a 15-5 record, and will play on Friday...
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Arrigo Pulls Papers:Will Run for Mayor

June 4, 2015
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Arrigo Pulls Papers:Will Run for Mayor

Councillor At-Large Brian Arrigo officially pulled nomination papers on Monday morning to be a candidate for the Mayor of Revere. “I have truly enjoyed serving as City Councillor on the Revere City Council since 2012, being an outspoken advocate for the best interests of the taxpayers and ratepayers of Revere, asking the difficult questions,...
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Pruitt’s Remaining on School Board Causing Rift

June 4, 2015
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On Thursday night, Revere High School graduates its senior class and on Tuesday night the School Committee will meet to say farewell to the superintendent and farewell to a woman who has been deeply involved in the city. Dr. Paul Dakin, superintendent of schools retires on Tuesday and the committee will also honor Kitty...
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The MBTA Needs Strong Fiscal Management

June 4, 2015
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With three MBTA stations and numerous bus lines, the residents of Revere would benefit significantly from reforms and investment in public transportation. For decades, we have seen study after study that detailed operational, budgetary and management issues at the MBTA. When hundreds of thousands of citizens were stranded at stations this winter, we all...
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