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Smiling Seniors

May 27, 2016
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Smiling Seniors

The Revere High School Prom for the Class of 2016 was held in Danvers this past Friday. Seniors Cheyanne Fullen and Maritza Scott were all smiles throughout the night.
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Enjoying the Senior Prom

May 27, 2016
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Enjoying the Senior Prom

Jimmy Santosuosso and his sister-in-law, Barbara Santosuosso, holding a Bill Reinstein button in memory of the late state representative for whom the Senior Citizen Prom is named. A much larger crowd than expected showed up on Thursday, May 19, to dance the night away and enjoy great company. Former State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein said...
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Preparing for Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Preparing for Memorial Day

Vinnie Zizzo of Vaz Electric posted flags up and down Broadway this past Wednesday, May 18, in preparation for Memorial Day. The annual placing of the flags has been going on for the past several years, with flags going up on the Broadway poles from Memorial Day through July 4.
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School Cuts Loom:Lack of State Aid Forces Kelly to End Programs

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The State Legislature has made efforts to fill the monumental education funding gap in Revere, Everett and Chelsea – as well as other Gateway Cities – but it has not been enough to save the schools from major cuts which are being announced this week. The Revere Public Schools have begun...
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Barry Named Valedictorian; Hartnett Is Salutatorian for RHS Graduation

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel This year’s Revere High School (RHS) valedictorian has a claim that not too many top students can boast. She turned down Harvard. The Revere Public Schools announced this week that Alicia Barry is the valedictorian of the 2016 class. Barry, the daughter of Revere Firefighter Frank Barry, has chosen Georgetown University...
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Mother Keeps Memory of Her Son Alive:Gold Star Mother Talks to Students at Revere High School

May 27, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock She smiles, speaks smoothly telling her story and answers questions with the strength only a grieving mother can do. Mary Ellen Callahan, of Hanson, shared her son’s story with students from Revere High School Tuesday morning. She also shared how she became a “Gold Star” mother, a designation given to...
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News Briefs

May 27, 2016
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KANE SERVES AS COMMITTEE MEMBER Florence Ferullo Kane, of Revere and Winthrop, former Order Sons of Italy State President, will be participating as a Committee member in an Italian Festival to be held on the Waltham Common in Waltham on Saturday, June 4th, from 11 am – 7 pm; rain date is Sunday, June...
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Police Briefs 05-25-2016

May 27, 2016
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MONDAY, MAY 16 Samantha A. Ney, 24, of 31 Elmwood St., was arrested on a charge of being a fugitive from justice. Joseph Daniel Dulcetta, 31, of 4 Jordan St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, MAY 17 Michael J. Peterson, 37, of Weymouth, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and assault...
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Letter to the Editor

May 27, 2016
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Thanks for the Scholarship Dear Revere Journal: I just wanted to take this time to tell you how thankful I am for this scholarship. It helped me so much with affording my books and other expenses that I could nearly afford: This money took a load off my dad because he is the only...
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We Need to Rethink Language Immersion in Schools

May 27, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico One of the most important priorities for our Commonwealth’s schools is to ensure that our students have the tools to succeed – both academically and vocationally – in today’s rapidly globalizing economy.  And yet, far too often, I hear from families and educators in my district about students who struggle...
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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...
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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...
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Sports 05-25-2016

May 27, 2016
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Effort being renewed to retire Tony Conigliaro’s Red Sox jersey Mickey “Say No To Drugs” Casoli is among the  supporters for long overdue recognition By Cary Shuman Richie Conigliaro said his family is renewing its campaign to have his late brother Tony Conigliaro’s Red Sox jersey No. 25 retired. One of the local supporters...
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Obituaries 05-25-2016

May 27, 2016
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Viola Speranza Of Revere Viola M. Speranza of Revere died on May 18. She was the beloved daughter of the late Ariggapino Zinna and Sarah (Limoli); cherished mother of Linda Pasco and Patricia Espimos and her husband, Jay, all of Revere; dear grandmother of three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and adoring aunt to several nieces...
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Wounded Vet Motorcycle Ride

May 20, 2016
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Wounded Vet Motorcycle Ride

The five Wounded Vet honorees and special guest Lt. Col. Thomas Armas release doves at the end of the Wounded Vet Motorcycle run at Suffolk Downs last Saturday. The honorees are, from left, Sgt. Peter Damon, of Middleboro; Sgt. Eric Rodriguez of California; Sgt. Kirstie Ennis, Spc. Sean Pesce of Connecticut, and Staff Sgt. James Clark...
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Pet Therapy at EBNHC

May 20, 2016
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Pet Therapy at EBNHC

Sam the therapy dog, 14 years of age, is lifted by Steven Snyder to give his mom, Marlene, a kiss.
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Upton Named New Executive Dir at Revere Chamber of Commerce

May 20, 2016
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Upton Named New Executive Dir at Revere Chamber of Commerce

The Revere Chamber of Commerce has named Bob Upton as its new Executive Director effective May 1, 2016. As Executive Director, Bob will be responsible for day to day operation of the Chamber of Commerce and to be the face of the business organization. Kerri Abrams, President of the Revere Chamber of Commerce, said...
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History Is Alive:Revere Sends Record Number of Middle Schoolers to National History Fair

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Just a few years ago, Revere students at the State History Fair were a rare find, but this year Revere middle school students from the Susan B. Anthony Middle School (SBA) came in large numbers – and now they’re headed to Washington, D.C. Only a handful of students from Revere schools...
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Giving the Gift of Life:Personal Stories are Driving Force for Organ Donation

May 20, 2016
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By Kate Anslinger When an unexpected tragedy took the life of Carol Dullea’s grandson, Ethan, some 17 years ago, the pain was incomprehensible. However, last week, she said the dagger of that situation was dulled for her family when they decided to donate Ethan’s organs. “It softens the sorrow and lightens the darkness,” said...
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Revere Veteran’s Exhibit is Worth the Visit

May 20, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s only available for a couple of weeks, but the exhibit in honor of Revere’s veterans gives a look at the men and women who served in World War I, World War 11, the Korean War and Vietnam War. “About 10 years ago the Journal donated the old bound copies...
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