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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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Conley Not to Seek Re-Election as DA

March 1, 2018
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On what was his 16th anniversary in the office of District Attorney, Dan Conley surprised many by announcing he would not run for the office again. Simply put, the former prosecutor turned City Councilor turned DA, said he believed it was time to let others have a chance to run the county-wide office –...
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Stolen Dog Reunited with Owner after Harrowing Ordeal on Parkway

March 1, 2018
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Tedge’s home is on the road. But the road in Everett was nearly the little dog’s end. However, due to some good Samaritans who spotted the little dog hurt and cowering in the middle of the Parkway late last month, he was reunited with his truck-driving owner, Theron Miller of Montana, and re-introduced to...
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School Committee to Hear of School Safety Plans on Feb 27

February 21, 2018
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The City’s Police and Fire departments will make a presentation to the School Committee, including Mayor Brian Arrigo, on what the district is doing to ensure safety in the schools during a meeting on Feb. 27. The announcement came in a letter than went home on Feb. 16 to parents just before the School...
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Barbara Kelly Forged Path as First Innovation School Leader in State

February 2, 2018
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When Barbara Kelly took the reins at the newly minted Paul Revere Innovation School nine years ago, it was an educational concept that was brand new and in uncharted waters. She forged ahead, nonetheless, walking the streets in and around Revere Street and making friends of her neighbors and partners for the re-designed school...
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People’s Bank Building Sells for $1.7 Million

February 12, 2016
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A key building in the heart of the downtown business district has sold for $1.7 million to a local investor. Chris Everest, president of Nordlund Associates of Danvers, reported on Tuesday that People’s United Bank sold its building for $1.7 million to M and R United Realty Trust. The building is at 310 Broadway...
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Pearl Ave Gets Flooded; Worse Since ’78

February 12, 2016
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Tina Lanzarone is 92 years old and has seen it all. But she said she hasn’t seen flooding on Pearl Avenue like she saw Tuesday since the Blizzard of `78. “I had water coming up my driveway and it was flooding Pearl Avenue this morning,” she said on Tuesday. “My son was putting sand...
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Boston, Wynn Come to Terms on Surrounding Community Agreement

January 29, 2016
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In the end, it was Mayor Martin Walsh and Wynn CEO Steve Wynn who got down to the nitty gritty – negotiating directly with one another all week on a Surrounding Community Agreement for Boston that has some accommodations for Charlestown, including mitigation money for traffic and the prospect of removing the Boston Water...
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