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Flag Day at Whelan School

June 25, 2016
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Flag Day at Whelan School

RED, WHITE AND TWO! Twin sisters Lina and Dina Gharoqadi, kindergartners at the Whelan School, were decked out in double patriotic fashion last Tuesday morning, June 14, for a festive Flag Day celebration at the school. Principal Jamie Flynn welcomed the Revere Police Honor Guard to perform a ceremonial flag folding and Sgt. Dan...
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Commencement Speaker

June 25, 2016
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Commencement Speaker

Chris Porrazzo, of Revere, recently gave the commencent speech at Salem State University. Chris also received hs Masters in School Counseling and has recently been hired as a guidance counselor at the Rumney Marsh Academy for the upcoming school year. Shown above are Chris and his son Luke along with fiance Stephanie West, of...
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Breaking Bread:Residents Celebrate Interfaith Dinner

June 25, 2016
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Breaking Bread:Residents Celebrate Interfaith Dinner

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Saturday night more than 100 people broke bread with each other at a special Interfaith Iftar dinner held at the Beachmont School, sponsored by the local Moroccan American of Revere community. Attendees took the time to learn about each other’s faith and culture. Greeted with the sounds of The Noor...
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Three Revere Firefighters Injured Battling Chelsea Four-Alarm Fire

June 25, 2016
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Three Revere Firefighters Injured Battling Chelsea Four-Alarm Fire

By Seth Daniel One Revere Firefighter remains in the hospital after a four-alarm house fire in Chelsea brought in numerous neighboring communities, including Revere, and injured three Revere jakes in the process. Interim Chief Chris Bright reported that Lt. Bob DeMauro, leader of the Ladder 2 Revere crew, was the most seriously injured of...
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Vadala to Become Assistant Super

June 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Revere Supt. Dianne Kelly announced that she has named a new assistant superintendent to replace Chris Malone, who is leaving to become the superintendent in Tewksbury. Josh Vadala, currently the assistant principal at the Whelan School, will become the new assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services. Vadala is a graduate of...
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Revere Police Identify Target ‘Peeper’

June 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Revere Police took the Target ‘peeper’ into custody at Attleboro District Court on Tuesday when the Rhode Island man showed up at the courthouse for a hearing on an unrelated case. Investigators said Sheldon Fulbeck, a Rhode Island man, has had trouble several times with similar issues, and was the first...
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Neighborhood Residents Hear About Development Proposal

June 25, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Last week developers for the former Shaw’s property at 205 Revere Beach Parkway held two informational meetings for residents of Ward 1 and Ward 2 at the community meeting room in the Revere Police Station on Winthrop Avenue. There was mixed reaction to the presentation with about 50 people attending....
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Police Briefs 06-22-2016

June 25, 2016
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MONDAY, JUNE 13 Willie F. Jenkins, 21, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor and making a threat to commit a crime. Jason J. Vasques, 26, listed with no home address, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor,...
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Letter to the Editor

June 25, 2016
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Thank you Vertuccio  & Smith Funeral Home Dear Editor: The Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center is extremely grateful to Ralph P. Vertuccio, Jr. and Danny S. Smith of Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home for the surprise donation of assorted pastries, cannolis, cookies, and mini-pastries from Luberto’s Bakery.  Ralph and Danny have a wonderful giving reputation that...
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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 25, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...
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Former RHS Hoop Star Morgan Jenkins Graduates from St Michael’s College

June 25, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The basketball experience didn’t go exactly as she had hoped, but Morgan Jenkins today is the proud holder of degree from Saint Michael’s College, having graduated in May. Jenkins, a Class of 2011 Revere High graduate and one of the greatest girls basketball players in school history, received her degree in...
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Obituaries 06-22-2016

June 25, 2016
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Theresa ‘Terry’ Waite Of Florida, formerly of Revere Theresa “Terry” (Ryan) Waite of Tarpon Springs, Florida, formerly of Revere, died on June 8. Theresa worked for the Citizens Bank in Revere for 15 years. Terry enjoyed the beach and after retiring moved to Florida full time. She loved spending time with her family and friends...
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Pomp and Circumstance

June 25, 2016
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Pomp and Circumstance

Members of the Revere High School Class of 2016 file into Harry Dello Russo Stadium for graduation
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Sail on Seniors

June 25, 2016
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Sail on Seniors

RHS seniors enjoy a cruise on Boston’s Odyssey last week as one of there final events prior to graduation night Thursday, June 9th. Shown from left: Gabrielle Cammarata, Steven Noel, Maxx Anderson, Daniel Murphy, Kevin Chiles, Ally Hinojosa, and Vanessa Leone.
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Fire Chief Doherty Retires after 40 Years Down

June 25, 2016
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Fire Chief Doherty Retires after 40 Years Down

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s been 40 years since Eugene Doherty first donned his firefighters’ turncoat and helmet. This past Sunday, June 12, Doherty officially retired from the Revere Fire Department with the rank of chief. Doherty, who is 64 years, old is mandated to retire at age 65 as the fire chief because...
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Under Review:Councillors to Hold Hearings on City Budget

June 25, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo presented his first budget to the city council touting it as a blueprint for the city to move forward with. Arrigo said the proposed FY17 budget, which begins on July 1, will be $143,003,411 prior to state assessments and is a 2.13 percent increase over last year’s...
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Two-Way Tolling Returns to Tobin Bridge in Summer

June 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A top state transportation official apologized to drivers last week after a Boston media outlet reported that tolling in both directions on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge is set to roll out this year – a plan that could have a significant effect on Revere drivers. Tom Tinlin of the state Department of...
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Cambridge Man Arrested for Assault at Belle Isle Marsh

June 25, 2016
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By John Lynds While investigators continue to try to connect the death of 83-year-old Daniel Pepe, of East Boston to an attack of an elderly man three days later, State Police have arrested a Cambridge man with a lengthy record in connection with the latter crime. Michael Bruzzese, of Cambridge, formerly of Hingham, was...
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Developers Come Back for A Second Time

June 25, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Several months ago, Redgate developers of One North in Chelsea, came to Revere looking to develop the former Shaw’s site on Revere Beach Parkway. This time developers are not only making a presentation to the City Council, but they are making presentations at public meetings for both Ward 2, which...
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News Briefs

June 25, 2016
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MAYOR’S CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER SEEKS TEMPORARY WAIVER In an ongoing battle over residency for non-contract city employees, the City Council received a letter at Monday night’s meeting from Mayor Brian Arrigo asking for a temporary waiver of the residency rule for Omar Boukili, the mayor’s chief administrative officer. The letter said he had been...
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