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Sand Sculpting Festival Draws a Million Visitors

July 30, 2015
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Sand Sculpting Festival Draws a Million Visitors

With a million visitors coming to the Beach over the entire week of the International Sand Sculpting Festival, and the world’s best sculptors carving on the Beach, organizers believe that they have assembled one of the best festivals in the world. Last year, the three-day festival drew an estimated 800,000 people over the three...
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

July 22, 2015
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

As state and local officials and organizations work to find solutions to preventing opiate overdoses, incidents of such occurrences have spiked in recent weeks and over this year. Last week, Revere Fire reported there were 12 overdoses and eight were given the reversal drug Narcan – and were saved. Another six were reported this...
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Judge Pushes Pause Button in Revere, Boston Casino Lawsuit Showdown

July 22, 2015
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If the lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) over the Wynn casino license were viewed as an athletic contest, then last Thursday’s hearing in Suffolk Superior Court was simply the coin toss. And the coin seemed to have landed on its side. And there’s an entire game left to play. The only action...
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Lightbody Attorneys Allege Wynn Officials Knew of Land Ownership

July 22, 2015
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Attorneys for Revere’s Charlie Lightbody have filed a motion in Federal Court alleging that Wynn Everett officials knew in advance of his previous involvement with the Everett casino site long before they moved to purchase the land, and used the controversy to knock off $40 million from the sale price. Such a revelation, if...
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Getting Ready for Sand Sculpting Festival:Annual Event Set for July 24-26 with 29 Sculptors, Hot Air Balloon and Food Trucks among Attractions

July 14, 2015
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More sand sculptors than ever before will hit Revere Beach this month, along with a hot air balloon and a fantastic Food Truck Festival, during the International Sand Sculpting Festival (July 24-26). As the date quickly approaches, organizers are putting the finishing touches on the colossal Beach celebration and ready to unveil a few...
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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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It All Started Here:25 Years and Four Children Later, DiPlatzis Recount Ongoing Journey

July 3, 2015
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It was 25 years ago yesterday, June 30, when Paul and Charlene DiPlatzi exchanged wedding vows – a journey that started when Charlene opened the Revere Journal at the old August Moon Restaurant – her nervous boyfriend Paul DiPlatzi by her side – and saw a huge advertisement from Paul proclaiming his love for...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Set for July 24-26

June 25, 2015
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A few new things are already being unveiled concerning this year’s upcoming 2015 International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. First and foremost is that the name has changed from a ‘National’ festival to an ‘International’ festival, and with 14 sculptors hailing from foreign countries as far away as Australia, such a name change...
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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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Anzuoni to Receive Award From Regional Housing Board

June 18, 2015
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Anzuoni to Receive Award From Regional Housing Board

When Revere Housing Authority (RHA) Commissioner George Anzuoni was headed to a meeting on Cooledge Street a few weeks ago, he passed by a family living in the complex who was celebrating a graduation. A young lady was graduating from Revere High School, and Anzuoni could only think that perhaps she was headed off...
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An Early Father’s Day Gift

June 18, 2015
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By a stroke of luck, Erin Lewis forgot part of her dance costume last Wednesday afternoon – causing her to go back in the house and find her grandfather, Jim Lewis, choking and near death. Her find triggered what the family is calling the best Father’s Day gift anyone could give a father –...
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Car Wash, Coffee Shop Proposed at Plaza Garibaldi

June 11, 2015
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The owner of the Barn Car Wash on Squire Road has a new proposal for the former Plaza Garibaldi on the Parkway – a plan that includes a coffee shop, retail and two car wash bays. Joe Coppola has filed for special permits with the City and has a hearing before the City Council...
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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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RHS Class of ’15 Graduates Thursday

June 4, 2015
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The new Harry Della Russo Stadium will open its gates for the first time this Thursday, June 4, to host the Class of 2015, which will graduate from Revere High School (RHS) in the brand new Stadium. “I think this gives us the chance to follow through on the tradition of having graduation at...
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Top RHS Students Will Both Head to Princeton University

May 28, 2015
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Top RHS Students Will Both Head to Princeton University

What is Revere’s loss will be Princeton’s gain. As Revere High School (RHS) prepares to send another class of students into the world next week, the two top students in the class will be headed off to one of the elite universities in the nation. Valedictorian Danielle Fortuna and Salutatorian David Landeta have both...
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Ambrosino Being Considered for Top Position in Chelsea

May 28, 2015
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Former Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino is one of two finalists being considered for the Chelsea City Manager position. Ambrosino was mayor of Revere from 2000 to 2011, and has been the executive director of the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in Boston since leaving the corner office here. Reached by phone, Ambrosino indicated that out...
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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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