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Letters To The Editor

March 25, 2015
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Readers beware Dear Editor: I’m not sure if most residents are aware of the Facebook Page “Revere Scanner.” It has recently gained lots of popularity, negative and positive. It has close to 4,000 followers. I, for one, (along with many others) absolutely am not a fan of this particular page and the people behind...
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Obituaries 03-25-2015

March 25, 2015
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Theresa Walles Longtime Revere school teacher Theresa L. (Ioven) Walles of Wilmington, formerly of Revere, died on March 17 surrounded by her family after a long illness at Spaulding Rehab in Cambridge. She was 69 years old. The daughter of the late Frank and Renalda (Federici) Ioven, she was the beloved wife of Thomas...
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Get Your Pancakes

March 18, 2015
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Get Your Pancakes

Boy Scout Edgar Gonzalez brings more pancakes to the breakfast buffet line at the American Legion last Sunday morning, March 15, during Revere Troop 15’s annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. The fundraiser is one of the largest of the season for the Scouts, with all proceeds going towards programming and community service.
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Dancing for Rizzo

March 18, 2015
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Dancing for Rizzo

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo announced his intention to run for another term as mayor of the City of Revere during his annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration last Thursday, March 12. Though his first term certainly yielded some crazy weather events (tornado and record snowfalls), he said much has been accomplished and he would like...
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Suffolk Downs Help Included in Bill

March 18, 2015
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined Representative RoseLee Vincent and their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass a supplemental budget which allocates additional funding to critical programs and initiatives – including a critical provision to help racing return to Suffolk Downs. The legislation will allow horse racing and simulcasting to continue...
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Police Briefs 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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HEROIN BUST REVEALS HUGE ‘STASH HOUSE’ On Thursday, March 12, Revere Police in a joint investigation with Malden Police executed a search warrant for narcotics at 44 Stark Ave., and boy did they find the mother lode. Police recovered more than 900 grams of heroin, and equipment used to press large quantities of heroin....
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Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 18, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts in East Boston, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid...
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Letter to the Editor

March 18, 2015
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We are lucky to have some great support Dear Editor: In the course of everyday living there are people or organizations that make an impact on our daily lives.  Many times we take these individuals or organizations for granted as they perform exceptional or even routine services without fanfare. They go out of their...
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Sometimes Common Sense Just Loses Out …

March 18, 2015
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The article in last week’s Revere Journal about CAPIC losing the state funding for running its homeless program seems just counterproductive. Robert Repucci, CAPIC Director, said that he was forced to stop the program to help stave off local homelessness that has been successful and in place for more than 48 years because of...
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Okay Enough, We Set a New Record

March 18, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as we will recount the bitter cold for days on end, the constant snow shoveling, the bags of rock salt that we bought to keep our...
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Sports 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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“We’re practicing inside the high school and Lafayette School,” said DiBiaso. “I don’t think we’ll be playing any preseason or regular season games for awhile. It will be at least two weeks, if not more.” The Everett High track and tennis teams are always conducting their practices indoors, “making the best of a tough...
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Obituaries 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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John Papa Sena Of Reading, formerly of Revere John Papa Sena of Reading, formerly of Revere, died on March 13. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was an operating engineer for Local 4. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Reardon) Sena; devoted father of Lisa Cunha and her...
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Ice Ice Baby

March 11, 2015
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Ice Ice Baby

Looking more like Iceland than Revere Beach these days, this photo of a giant glaciers and ice floes continue to occupy and block up the Beach, across from Kelly’s, after this winter’s brutal cold and snow. While most everyone knows about the snow totals, few know that it has also been a record year...
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City Moves Toward Law to Step up Inspectional Services

March 11, 2015
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REVERE – The city has already cleaned up one blighted property on Washington Street and turned it into saleable condominiums, now they are moving to give inspectional services the tools and support to clean up more. Tuesday night the City Council heard a presentation on how Massachusetts General Law 40U can benefit city officials...
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Harvard Students Get Ready to Plan a Redesigned Revere

March 11, 2015
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REVERE – For the next eight weeks 50 graduate students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design will be teaming up with the city to work on the design and development of several areas in the city. Last Thursday Mayor Dan Rizzo, Economic Development Director John Festa, City Planner Frank Stringi and others met...
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Police Briefs 03-11-2015

March 11, 2015
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SHOTS FIRED OUTSIDE SQUIRE LOUNGE Revere Police are investigating three gunshots discharged right outside the entrance to the Squire Lounge early Friday morning. At around 12:41 a.m., police were called to the Squire for gunshots witnessed by several people. Witnesses told police they observed a dark vehicle with two occupants pull up to the...
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Richard Penta

March 11, 2015
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Richard A. Penta was a vital part of the daily life and city government of Revere. He not only served as the Ward 1 City Councillor for several terms, but he contributed to the betterment of community and the people around him throughout his adult life. He cared about his city and his Beachmont...
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Congratulations Revere Pop Warner

March 11, 2015
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The Revere Pop Warner Junior Patriots youth football and cheerleading organization is highly regarded in Massachusetts and beyond. The Revere cheerleading program has produced numerous national championships as director Carolyn Demers and the RPW staff of coaches have worked hard to lead their teams to best-in-the-nation status, which is a tremendous accomplishment. Revere’s football...
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Letters to the Editor

March 11, 2015
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She let us down Dear Editor Our new congressional elected official, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who represents the City of Revere, has recently verbally attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, suggesting that the Prime Minister keep his mouth shut and allow Obama another two years, after trying for the past six years to keep...
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Sports 03-11-2015

March 11, 2015
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IC JV Basketball champiuons The Immaculate Conception Boys Junior Varsity basketball team finished up a strong season by winning the Middlesex Catholic Elementary School League Championship. After going undefeated during the regular season, the boys entered the playoffs as the number 1 seed.  With victories in the playoffs against St Mary’s of Melrose and...
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