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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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Two New Principals Chosen for Paul Revere, Hill Schools

April 13, 2018
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The Revere Public Schools announced this week they have hired new principals for the Paul Revere School and the Hill School, with both coming on July 1. The two vacancies come about as longtime veteran principals Barbara Kelly and Ed Moccia announced their retirements earlier this year. At the Paul Revere School, which is...
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Bruins Commercial Features Revere/Everett’s DeFilippo

April 13, 2018
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When Lillian DeFilippo kisses her hand and touches it to a painting of Bobby Orr, she does so for every Bruins fan out there hoping for an exciting playoff run. DeFilippo and her son, Dave, both have a bit of a part in the new Bruins playoff commercial that has been airing on NESN...
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Art by Boston-Area Teens to Premiere at Stations Across the MBTA Starting March 26

April 6, 2018
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Mithsuca Berry hasn’t even graduated Revere High School (RHS) yet, but the high-powered young artist already has her work spread out for viewers all over the Greater Boston regions – courtesy of the MBTA. Berry, a senior at RHS, was one of three students in the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) teen program selected...
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Model G-20 Summit Brought Real Life Negotiations to Revere High Students

March 30, 2018
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Even though the Model G-20 Summit had come and gone a little over a month ago, the reverberations of the mock diplomatic negotiations were still a little raw for several of the students who participated in the worldwide conference held at the Hynes Convention Center in February. Enter Revere High student Shiara Pyrrhus, who...
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Revere’s Moschella Speaks to Malaysian Fire Academy

March 30, 2018
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Former Revere firefighter Dr. John Moschella left Massachusetts last month to speak about fire science at the Malaysian fire academy, but he said he came back realizing that as much as they had to learn from him, we also have a lot to learn from them. In a country dotted with huge skyscrapers in...
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Principal Moccia Reflects on A-Typical 30-Year Career

March 16, 2018
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Hill School Principal Ed Moccia has had a storied career in the Revere Public Schools, but it hasn’t exactly been by the book. The popular Hill School principal, formerly the McKinley School principal, has led the school from a place where its facilities were failing, and its test scores needed improvement, to a brand...
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March Madness, MGC Report Address Future of Sports Betting – Perhaps at Casinos like Wynn Boston Harbor

March 16, 2018
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Starting this week, and going through the rest of the month, the country will largely be enraptured in NCAA college basketball “March Madness,” and no other time during the year is betting on sports more active. Yet, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA), almost 97 percent of the estimated $10 billion wagered on...
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Revere High Students to Stage Walkout on March 14 in Memory of Florida School Shooting Victims

March 10, 2018
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With the blessing of the school administration, Revere High students have planned a walkout for March 14 to honor the 17 students killed in the Florida school shooting, and to highlight the students’ desire to see nationwide reform of gun access laws. The walkout is part of a larger nationwide effort, but not all...
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Revere Police Identify Home Invasion Suspects, Seize Two Kilos of Crystal Meth

March 10, 2018
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The Revere Police Department is actively pursuing two suspects, and have arrested three already, in a Feb. 9 home invasion on Whitin Avenue that sent the victim to the hospital with serious injuries caused by an alleged beating with a machete and bolt cutters. It was a crime that also resulted in the largest...
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Tobin Bridge Project Set to begin April 1

March 10, 2018
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The contract for the multi-year Mystic/Tobin Bridge Rehabilitation project will begin on April 1 for the first full year of construction on the upper and lower decks of the Bridge. The project is fully separate from the controversial Chelsea Viaduct project – which is adjacent to this project – and is still in the...
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