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School Committee Vote Tally has Candidates Still Wondering

November 19, 2015
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When School Committeeman Michael Ferrante left City Hall on Election Night with all precincts reported in, he was 80 votes ahead, topping the ticket, in the School Committee race – and in a very good mood. When he woke up the next day, he had inexplicably lost that top spot by some 224 votes,...
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Voter Identification and Long-Standing Ties Helped Sannella Return to School Committee

November 12, 2015
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When Fred Sannella looked at the election numbers two years ago after finishing just out of the money in the School Committee race, he often scratched his head and wondered what happened. It’s something he said many others also asked him. “Everywhere I went, everyone I talked to, they just kept saying, ‘How did...
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RHS Officials Start Program as Result of Student’s Tweet

November 12, 2015
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School officials are working this week to create a cultural sensitivity program in the wake of a Tweet during school hours last week that was offensive to illegal immigrants. “A student made a disparaging comment on social media about illegal immigrants and the student was on a field trip when it happened,” said Supt....
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For Over 200 Years,A Tree Just Keeps Growing Here in Revere

October 29, 2015
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If only trees could talk, an ancient Chestnut at the top of Walnut Avenue would have untold stories to tell – stories that likely predate the City of Revere by hundreds of years. Whether stories of young love, courting couples, brutal blizzards broken hearts or lazy summer days, the old tree has likely seen...
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Former IC Principal Kelly Files Lawsuit on Dismissal

October 22, 2015
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Since January of last year, when Alison Kelly was removed from Immaculate Conception School (IC) as its principal in the wake of an “indecent exposure” scandal that turned out to be not so scandalous, she has applied to more than 100 teacher or principal job openings. None have called back. She is seemingly haunted...
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Autopsy of Tased Man Scheduled

October 16, 2015
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The Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on a mentally ill man who allegedly went on a rampage last Sunday night, briefly taking a 3-year-old relative hostage, being Tased by Revere Police and later dying mysteriously in the Whidden Hospital. The man’s name had not been released publicly as of Tuesday, but he...
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RPS Eliminates Outdoor Activities Due to WNV

October 16, 2015
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It’s an inside story at the Revere Public Schools (RPS) this fall as all outdoor activities – including recess and some varsity sports – have been curtailed due to concerns about West Nile Virus (WNV). Supt. Dianne Kelly and Health Agent Nick Catinazzo both said they put the measures into place on Oct. 1...
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Students to Be In Activity Study

October 16, 2015
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Students at the Paul Revere and Whelan Schools will be part of a large study conducted by Tufts University that looks to show students who are more active during the school day are more likely to score better on standardized tests. The study is being conducted by Catherine Wright, Paula Duquesnay and Elizabeth Langevin...
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MCAS Results are a Mixed Bag as District Awaits PARCC Test

October 1, 2015
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The Revere Public Schools reported mixed results on the MCAS test this year, but the true test is still something they’re waiting on. Supt. Dianne Kelly reported this week that only a minimal amount of MCAS results were forwarded to the district, as it has mostly transitioned to the federal PARCC test. The PARCC...
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New Horsemen’s Organization Looks for Full-Time Racing

October 1, 2015
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A group of renegade local horsemen held a rousing organizational meeting last week to set goals and update a growing membership about the prospects of returning full-time racing to Suffolk Downs, but the ownership of the track isn’t quite as optimistic as the newly-found group. Momentum has swung in a big way to the...
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Local Assault on Police Officer Highlights Growning National Trend

September 18, 2015
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In Indiana, it was a 31-year-old rookie officer shot on the side of the road after a traffic stop. In Las Vegas, two officers were ambushed at a traffic light. In Texas, a sheriff’s deputy was gunned down while gassing up his vehicle. In California, a highway patrolman was shot while executing a traffic...
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Beach Memorial on Sunday Night

September 18, 2015
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When Rachel Harrington’s ex-husband died of a drug overdose this past Mother’s Day, it was but one more heartbreak to add to many others that had occurred over the years as he – and other family members – struggled with addiction in front of her very eyes. “I lost my first cousin – who...
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Judge Leaning to Dismiss Lawsuit on MBTA Land Sale

September 10, 2015
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A judge overseeing the taxpayer lawsuit against the MBTA and the state Department of Transportation (DOT) in regards to the sale of property to the Wynn Everett casino signaled in court Friday that she is leaning towards dismissing the suit. The taxpayer lawsuit was initiated by 24 taxpayers who contended that the sale of...
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Slots Could Be In Future at Suffolk Downs

September 10, 2015
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A mysterious ballot initiative proposal to add a second slot parlor to an existing Thoroughbred horse track has been certified for the 2016 ballot by Attorney General Maura Healey. The ballot question is only titled ‘An Act Relative to Expanded Gaming’ and suggests that an additional Category 2 (slot parlor) license be granted to...
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Revere Football to Host Medford In Debut of Della Russo Stadium

September 10, 2015
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The Revere High School football team is ready to debut this Friday against Medford on a brand new field, and Head Coach Lou Cicatelli said the first-class facilities have already helped attract new players to the team. “It definitely brought new kids out for the team,” he said. “Last year, we had 65 on...
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Contractor,Officials Looking to Resolve Issues at Hill School

September 4, 2015
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The contractor for the Hill School, CTA Construction, said in a letter this week that it plans to work cooperatively with the City to finish the school, and that it faced unforeseen obstacles that delayed the construction. “Late last year, CTA agreed with city and school officials to ensure the new school was available...
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McKinley and His Monuments Head into the Sunset of History

September 4, 2015
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It’s tough being William McKinley these days. One of only four U.S. presidents to be assassinated – who some 100 years ago had a flurry of monuments, schools and roadside memorials named after him – has recently seemed to fall out of favor and fade in the memory of America. As we here in...
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Heavy Fundraising, Heavy Spending in Races Leading up to Preliminary

August 28, 2015
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At least two of the candidates for mayor in next Tuesday’s Preliminary Election have raised a good amount of money prior to the Sept. 1 election, and have spent most of it as well, according to campaign finance reports filed with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) on Monday. The third...
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Hill School Teachers,Staff Ready to Welcome Students

August 21, 2015
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Hill School Teachers,Staff Ready to Welcome Students

The Hill School will be unveiled to students and parents today (Aug. 19) and – despite a few things left to do – they are sure to be in awe of the well-appointed new facility. Unlike their 100-year-old former school, the McKinley, the new school has a gym, a library, bathrooms on every floor...
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School Officials Frustrated with Unfinished Hill School

August 21, 2015
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As students file in today (Aug. 19) to their first-ever day of classes at the new Hill School, City and school officials are fretting over the fact that the school is not completely finished. School officials said they are looking to exercise options in the contract of the construction firm – CTA Construction –...
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