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Legislature Fails to Pass Education Funding ‘Fix’ at the Last Hour

August 11, 2018
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The last second ticked off the clock on Beacon Hill Tuesday night, July 31, and when the score was settled, education funding for Gateway cities like Everett and Revere was the big loser. School Superintendents Ð including Revere’s Dianne Kelly, Chelsea’s Mary Bourque and Everett’s Fred Foresteire – voiced extreme disappointment this week that...
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Frustrated House Waited for Horse Racing/Simulcast Bill All Night

August 11, 2018
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Live horse racing and simulcasting took a topsy-turvy ride over a period of 48 hours last week, when the Sport of Kings became illegal in the Commonwealth for the first time in generations. All of it came as a result of the State Legislature’s run up to the end of its two-year Legislative session...
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DeLeo Not Happy with Negative Comments on School Funding Breakdown

August 11, 2018
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Last week, after a school funding fix broke down at the State House during the last minute, the imminently important issue for Everett, Revere and Chelsea drew a great deal of disappointment locally and in the Senate, and much of the frustrations seemed to be directed at House leaders Ð including Speaker Bob DeLeo....
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Major Changes at Revere High Bring Back Familiar Face

August 3, 2018
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When students return to Revere High School (RHS) on Aug. 29, they’ll find an entirely new leadership team at the school – with the friendly smile of former Principal Lourenco Garcia moved over to the Central Office, and former RHS dean John Perella stepping in as the new RHS Principal for the coming year....
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Revere Police Embark on Youth Academy with State Funding

August 3, 2018
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The Revere Police Department has embarked on a new and popular summer activity meant to strengthen relationships between youth and police. The Revere Police Youth Academy has already kicked off its first session from July 23-27, and is now recruiting Revere young people going into Grades 7 through 11 for the second and final...
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From Beach Street to the Bench:Chief Justice Dawley

August 3, 2018
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It was the active community and strong leaders in Revere that Chief Justice Paul Dawley credits in forming his ability to succeed all the way to the top levels of the state judiciary. Having just been re-appointed last week to another five-year term as Chief Justice of the District Court statewide system, Dawley said...
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Revere School Changes:Former RHS Principal Promoted to Central Office Position

August 3, 2018
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Eight years ago, Dr. Lourenco Garcia came to Revere to make great changes at Revere High School. And within months, he did just that in bringing in the once-controversial block schedule and moving the school toward student-centered learning using technology like iPads for every student. Now change has come to him, as Supt. Dianne...
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Advocacy Group Produces Study Showing Roadmap to Fix School Funding:Under Five-Year Plan, Revere Could See Up to $18 Million More per Year

July 28, 2018
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A state budget advocacy organization – Mass. Budget and Policy Center – has released a report this week detailing a five-year roadmap to fix the state’s education funding crisis – a plan that would require $888 million over five years and would mean $18 million more in state funding per year for Revere schools....
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Finding Success:Students Find Second Chance at SeaCoast High School

July 9, 2018
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Finding Success:Students Find Second Chance at SeaCoast High School

As the school year wound down last week at SeaCoast High School – the district’s alternative high school – both Anthony DeVito and AamirahCaraballo could hardly stay in their seats during the school’s underclassman awards day. It wasn’t because they were antsy, but rather because they had won quite a few awards. Both students...
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New Memorial Plaque Unveiled in Honor of Bob Haas at the Lincoln School Playground

June 28, 2018
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The family of the late Mayor and Councillor Bob Haas Jr. gathered with City and School leaders on Thursday afternoon, June 21, to celebrate a memorial to Haas at the new Lincoln School playground – a facility Haas helped to build some years ago in a volunteer effort. Mayor Brian Arrigo said it has...
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Rafael Mares Named New Executive Director of the Neighborhood Developers

June 12, 2018
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Just as The Neighborhood Developers (TND) celebrated its 40th year in existence, the Chelsea-based organization that has a major presence in Revere now also announced its new Director Rafael Mares at a celebration function on May 31. Mares is a Revere resident and will replace 15-year Director Ann Houston – who will be moving...
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Police Search the Past to Honor Fallen Officer

June 2, 2018
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To most in the current Revere Police Department, Sgt. John Shanahan was simply a forgotten tragedy on a plaque in front of the old Police Station on Pleasant Street. For those officers who never worked out of the old Pleasant Street station, he was even more of a mystery. Some had maybe seen his...
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Racially-Charged Yearbook Quote Riles Many:Revere High Student says It Was a Senior Prank Gone Awry; Doesn’t Agree with the Remarks

June 2, 2018
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A racially-charged quote disparaging white people surprisingly made it into print in the Revere High School (RHS) 2018 yearbook, and the student responsible said it wasn’t her quote originally, and she doesn’t agree with it either. She told the Journal last week that she was shocked to find that the quote made it into...
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Revere Rockers MASS to Release Eighth Studio Album Friday

May 25, 2018
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Boston’s hard rock legends MASS have had numerous accomplishments over the years, but most notably is the selling of over half a million albums worldwide. Now they are adding more albums to their collection, releasing their eighth studio album on Friday, May 25. It is titled ‘When 2 Worlds Collide.’ Revere’s MASS are legends...
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Capstone Projects Help Seniors at RHS Take Control of Their Education

May 25, 2018
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For most of a student’s high school career, the curriculum is set in place for them, and while there is ample space to explore and learn, the boundaries are very much set. However, with the Capstone projects that seniors are allowed to engage in, those boundaries are busted and students can find the freedom...
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School Funding ‘Big Fix’ Makes It into Senate Budget

May 17, 2018
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If the world of education funding has been a massive break over the past three years, then Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) is the technician who showed up just in time this year with the parts to fix it. DiDomenico, who has been a leader on education finance reform with Supt. Dianne Kelly, reported this...
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Revere High Graduation Set for June 7

May 4, 2018
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Just another hidden consequence to the popularity of the Revere Public Schools and its growing enrollment is getting all of the students and families into and out of Harry Della Russo Stadium for graduation exercises. Supt. Dianne Kelly announced that graduation will take place at the Stadium on Thursday, June 7, and there will...
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Leslie Aldrich Takes the Reins as New Executive Director at CCHI

April 21, 2018
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After many years of working closely with the communities of Revere, Chelsea and Charlestown on public health issues, Leslie Aldrich was recently announced as the new executive director for the Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) at Mass General Hospital – the umbrella organization that includes RevereCARES. Aldrich has been working at CCHI for the past 19...
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Revere Likely Not Joining Education Lawsuit, but Supporting the Cause

April 13, 2018
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For the third-straight year in a row, Revere Public Schools will be struggling to fill the gaps in its budget due to changes in the way the state calculates its funding formula, particularly with regard to ‘economically disadvantaged’ students. That frustration is shared across districts like Revere, including Everett, Chelsea and Brockton. That is...
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Revere High Funding Plan Submitted to State Again

April 13, 2018
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Revere Public Schools and the City are hoping that the third time’s a charm when it comes to the state School Building Authority (MSBA) accepting the new Revere High School (RHS) proposal into its funding pipeline. For two straight years, to the shock of many, Revere has been turned down by the MSBA to...
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