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The Revere Tornado Relief Fund

August 14, 2014
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The Tornado of 2014 is still vivid in our memories and a fund has been set up to help residents and business owners who were impacted by this incredible storm that devastated our city. Revere residents have responded to the call so many times when friends and neighbors have faced adversity and challenges in...

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Revere Through the Years

August 14, 2014
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10 years ago August 11, 2004 Residents are set to enjoy a gala weekend at Revere Beach beginning Friday night with a showing of the movie Shrek, the annual Sandcastle Festival, a kite demonstration, live entertainment, and a fireworks show Saturday night. School Supt. Paul Dakin reported to the School Committee that 20 percent...

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Police Briefs 08-13-2014

August 14, 2014
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Monday, August 4 Freddy Vladimir Najarro, 25, Revere receiving stolen property, having burglarious instrument and destruction of property Tuesday August 5 Harold a Suarez, 24, Saugus assault and battery Wednesday, August 6 No arrests Thursday August 7 No arrests Friday, August 7 Michael Seniti, 23, Revere, receiving stolen property Alana Mourad, 51, Revere assault...

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Revere High School Football Team Holds Ironman Competition

August 14, 2014
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The Revere High School football team held its annual Ironman Competition on Revere Beach. Under the supervision of head coach Lou Cicatelli and his staff, Revere players competed in strength, agility, and speed contests. Kaleb Silva, a senior, won the team title and the first-place trophy for the second year in a row. Junior...

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Obituaries 08-13-2014

August 14, 2014
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Joseph Bowman Retired Revere Fire Captain Retired Revere Fire Captain Joseph J. Bowman died on August 8 at Brightview of Danvers surrounded by the love and presence of his family. He was 87 years old. Captain Bowman was born in Chelsea and was a 1945 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Revere. Upon graduation,...

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DiSalvo Park Grand Re-opening

August 8, 2014
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DiSalvo Park Grand Re-opening

City officials, family and friends and the West Revere Neighborhood Group cut the ribbon yesterday evening for the reopening of the DiSalvo park located at the Whelan School. Volunteers have been working hard over the past 2 weeks to make this park a keeper.

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Council Declares State of Emergency

August 8, 2014
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The Revere City Council voted 9-0 Monday night to declare a budget emergency that will allow Mayor Dan Rizzo and the City’s Financial team to make emergency payments related to the tornado on July 28, including expenses related to paying for shelter for those who have been left homeless. Rizzo told the Council that...

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Thank You, Mayor Rizzo and Police for National Night out

August 8, 2014
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National Night Out in Revere is one of our favorite events of the summer and this year’s celebration at the Whelan School and the Garfield School continued the city’s observance that is always held on the first Tuesday in August. Mayor Dan Rizzo and The Revere Police, led by Chief Joe Cafarelli, combine resources...

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Casino Decision Due in September

August 8, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will make its long-awaited and much-anticipated decision about the granting of the sole gaming license for the Greater Boston region in September. Mohegan Sun/Suffolk Downs in Revere and the Wynn Resort Group in Everett are the two applicants for the license that would bring casino gaming to this state for...

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Neither I nor Any Member of the Legislature Engaged in Inappropriate Conduct

August 8, 2014
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On July 24, the jury reached a verdict in the probation trial. It is a verdict that all of us have to respect. With respect to the jury’s verdict, it must be noted that the jury confirmed that neither I nor any member of the Legislature had engaged in any inappropriate conduct. While the...

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Revere Thankful for Agencies That Assisted in Tornado Recovery

August 8, 2014
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On Monday, July 28th, Revere’s central business district and neighborhoods both to the east and west were hit by an EF2 tornado. Fortunately, despite the devastation, there were no fatalities, and even more remarkably, no serious injuries.  We have been overwhelmed by the support and continued generosity from our neighboring cities and towns, our...

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Letters to the Editor

August 8, 2014
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Guardian Angels Dear Editor: On Tuesday, July 29, a group of people came by my home while I was sitting on the front porch and asked if they could help clean up the front of my house, I told them to be my guest. They were from Houston, Texas, Bay Area – First Baptist...

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Police Briefs 08-06-2014

August 8, 2014
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NEW OFFICER GETS ROUGH FIRST DAY New Officer Devon Surian, a Revere resident, was sworn in as a Revere Police Officer on Monday noon with Police Chief Joe Cafarelli and Mayor Dan Rizzo. Also in attendance were his brother, Christian, his parents, Daniel and Janet, his grandmother Rita Klock and his girlfriend Jackelyn Hagarty....

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Golf Tournament to Benefit Retired Racehorses

August 8, 2014
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The noble Thoroughbreds who have raced at Suffolk Downs deserve a second chance for a second career once their racing days are completed. Dedicated to finding them new homes and new opportunities, the horsemen are hosting a golf tournament to benefit the retirement, re-training, and re-homing of these equine athletes. The 6th Annual Charity...

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Obituaries 08-06-2014

August 8, 2014
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Antoinette Sorrentino Retiree of Mass. Division of Personnel and Admr. Services Antoinette L. (Brienza) Sorrentino, a long time resident of Revere, passed away on August 2 at her home following a brief illness. She was 90 years old. Born and raised in New Bedford, she attended school there and was a graduate of New...

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City Hall Closed

August 2, 2014
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City Hall will remain closed for the time being, Mayor Rizzo said on Tuesday. “We will not open up City Hall until I am 100 percent confident the building is safe for our employees and the general public,” he said. One thing that means is that tax bill payments have been extended until Aug....

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A Tornado Strikes and a City Recovers

August 2, 2014
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When area residents awoke Monday morning, there was no sign or warning of what Mother Nature had in store for the city of Revere. But in the course of approximately four terrifying minutes, a tornado – in all its fury and unpredictability – swept down Broadway and  adjacent streets and caused tremendous damage to...

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Revere Through the Years

August 2, 2014
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10 years ago July 28, 2004 Revere Beach officially was designated as a National Historic Landmark in exercises held Monday that were attended by local, state, and federal officials. School Supt. Paul Dakin and the School Committee have decided to use funds, which had been designated for certain, state-mandated bureaucratic requirements, instead to hire...

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Letters to the Editor

August 2, 2014
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Thank you Revere Dear Editor: On Saturday July 19th we had the good fortune to witness some real tender human behavior that we did not expect. There was a very large crowd that had gathered all day to view the extraordinary Sand Sculptures on Revere Beach. There were families of all ethnic groups accounted...

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Obituaries 07-30-2014

August 2, 2014
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Gabriel Mattera Taught Graphic Arts; Former Printer for Revere Journal Gabriel D. Mattera, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on July 25. He was 89 years old. A printer for the Revere Journal before moving on to teach Graphic Arts at the N.E. Regional Vocational School in Wakefield, he was a faithful and proud...

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