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Pruitt Won’t Resign from School Committee

May 21, 2015
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School Committeewoman Donna Wood Pruitt said this week she will not resign and would make no comment until after her June court hearing, despite a 5-0 vote by the Committee on May 12 calling for her resignation. “Right now, I’m not saying anything until I go to court (in June),” Pruitt told the Journal...
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Ghosts and Gobblin:Local Diner Is The Focus of Paranormal Investigation

May 21, 2015
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There’s something a bit spooky about the eggs at Frank’s Suffolk Diner. And the bacon has always seemed a little unsettled. All joking aside, owners of the popular diner on Furlong Drive hosted a paranormal investigation group, RTS Paranormal, last Saturday evening to finally get to the bottom of decades of folklore, odd sightings...
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New Ad Will Be Chosen for Revere High School Sports

May 21, 2015
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A new Athletic Director for Revere High School (RHS) could be named by the end of this week, officials at the school said. Four finalists have been interviewing this week, coming in on Tuesday and Wednesday to visit with administrators at the high school. There are two in-district candidates and two out-of-district candidates. They...
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School Committee Likely to Discuss Possible Pruitt Resignation

May 14, 2015
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The School Committee was expected to address the situation with Member Donna Wood Pruitt late Tuesday night at its regular meeting, with sources close to the situation saying they would likely call for her resignation. Already Mayor Dan Rizzo (who is also the chair of the School Committee) has publicly called for Pruitt to...
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Police to Increase Patrols Following Beach Clash Here

May 14, 2015
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Nine youths were arrested – including eight juveniles – at the Revere Beach Bandstand on Sunday night in a confrontation with police that turned into a large melee. The heat was scorching down on the Beach in an early season near 90-degree day, and the heat from the Sun sparked a bevy of bad...
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Pruitt Charged in Police Case; Says It Was an Innocent Mistake

May 7, 2015
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Revere Police announced late Tuesday afternoon that they are pursuing charges against School Committeewoman Donna Wood Pruitt for allegedly selling Class E drugs to an undercover officer at her home. Pruitt said on Tuesday it was an innocent mistake that she regretted, and noted that the prescription medications she sold were for diabetes and...
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A Piece of History Is Lost; Reardon’s Razed

May 7, 2015
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Last Friday, the old Reardon’s Pub building came down to make way for an elderly residential building, and while it’s known in more recent times as a hang-out and bar, it’s also the end for one of the oldest buildings in Revere – a place where stagecoaches stopped, horses rested and Colonial dignitaries took...
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Tsarnaev Family Members Stayed in Revere

May 7, 2015
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The helicopters began buzzing around Revere last Thursday afternoon. Soon, they were followed by an army of media vans, trucks and reporters. The convergence of local and national media came straight to Revere – the Hampton Inn to be exact. Revere Police and City officials scratched their heads initially at the mob of media...
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Rizzo Disappointed with Obama’s Limited Snow Disaster Declaration

April 16, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo joined the growing ranks of state and local officials who were gravely disappointed with President Barack Obama in granting a far narrower disaster declaration for last winter than expected – and shorting Revere and other cities and towns potentially $200 million. Mayor Rizzo said on Tuesday – following the declaration on...
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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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A Positive Sign for Community Policing

April 9, 2015
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The Revere Police and its Community Relations arm – based out of the Pleasant Street substation – is preparing to ratchet up several programs and initiatives this spring. Community Officer Gerard Salvati, and Community Relations directors Carl Borgioli and Dennis Moschella said they are preparing to place signs throughout the city where Neighborhood Watches...
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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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ABCC Shuts Down Speakeasy

April 2, 2015
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As the usual group of regular adults at the Speakeasy Pub gathered around the televisions to take in the ups and downs of March Madness during the afternoon of March 13, some eight State Troopers and two investigators from the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) are said to have come through the door not...
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Seeing the Country One Stadium at a Time

April 2, 2015
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He was driving somewhere deep in the middle of Kansas, long after midnight, when Revere’s Arty DeMattia let his mind wander and he began to contemplate the real importance of America’s national pastime – baseball. While on his nine-year quest to see a baseball game in every Major League Baseball stadium, DeMattia had hit...
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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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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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Wonderland Ballroom on The Market

March 25, 2015
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Owners of the Wonderland Ballroom have retained a broker and are marketing the property actively, with residential transit-oriented development as a focus. TR Advisors of Boston has been retained as the broker for the Wonderland Ballroom site, as plans for the once-talked-about 196-room hotel for the site have been abandoned. “Our thinking really is...
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Seacoast Assault Brings Questions On Change to School Expulsion Laws

March 18, 2015
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A violent attack at the Seacoast Academy last week has led to serious charges against three girls and a call by Supt. Paul Dakin for the state to review new regulations that hamper the schools’ ability to expel students. “It was pure and simply a sneak attack assault that was planned and premeditated,” said...
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RMCU Gets Space at RHS

March 18, 2015
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The Revere Municipal Credit Union (RMCU) has gone back to high school. In the most literal sense, the Credit Union has opened up a branch in the high school to promote financial literacy and access for high school students and their parents, and to teach young people practical financial skills. John Kingston of the...
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