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Petruccelli’s Eastie Elves is a Wonderful Holiday Tradition

December 3, 2015
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Sen. Anthony Petruccelli is preparing to host the 12th Annual Eastie Elves fundraiser on Dec. 11 and it promises to be another enjoyable evening of food, fun, and festiveness – and all for a great cause. The event, chaired by the senator’s sister, Diana DeLeo, results in hundreds of toys being donated to local...
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Good Luck, Revere Pop Warner

December 3, 2015
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We wish the Revere Pop Warner’s three cheerleading squads good luck as they head to Disney to compete in the National Championships. These young athletes have already distinguished themselves by winning the New England Regionals. They will now compete for the national title against squads from all regions of the United States. The Revere...
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Sports 12-02-2015

December 3, 2015
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Holiday heartbreaker for Revere football team The Revere High football team’s bid to stand alone as the second-most successful grid squad in school history fell just short on Thanksgiving Day with a heartbreaking 15-12 loss to archival Winthrop. One of the biggest crowds in many years for a holiday contest between the two ancient...
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Obituaries 12-02-2015

December 3, 2015
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Felix Sordello Retired machinist; veteran of two wars Felix Sordello of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Keene, NH, died on November 28 at the Bedford VA Hospital.  Felix served in the US Coast Guard in two wars  – World War II and the Korean Conflict. Before retirement, he worked many years as a...
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Powderpuff Victory

November 26, 2015
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Powderpuff Victory

The Revere High School Powderpuff team celebrated a 40-0 victory over Winthrop on Saturday afternoon in Harry Della Russo Stadium. The girls were victorious from beginning to end over the visiting Vikings. The RHS football team will try to pull off the same magic this coming Thursday, Nov. 26, against Winthrop in an age-old...
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Commissioners Take No Action on Recount

November 26, 2015
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Commissioners Take No Action on Recount

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Board of Election Commissioners decided, by not taking any action, to not accept Mayor Dan Rizzo’s petition calling for a recount of the November 3 Mayoral election race between him and Councillor and Mayor-elect Brian Arrigo. At this point Rizzo has the option to file suit against the commission...
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Arrigo to Attend Harvard IOP

November 26, 2015
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Mayor-Elect Brian Arrigo will join other newly elected mayors from across the country at the Harvard Institute of Politics’ (IOP) upcoming Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors in early December.  Every two years, the IOP hosts the country’s preeminent educational and preparatory program for new U.S. mayors. Newly elected mayors from...
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Police Briefs 11-25-2015

November 26, 2015
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House Breaks: (5) Fernwood Avenue; Marshview Terrace; Proctor Avenue – Lighthouse; North Shore Road; and Proctor Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (4) Proctor Avenue (plate); *Shirley Avenue; Washington Avenue; and Revere Street. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (33) Mahoney Circle; Brown Circle; Copeland Circle; Squire Road; Sewall/Harris; Squire Road; Squire Road; American Legion Hwy;...
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Letter to the Editor

November 26, 2015
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On high school tweets Dear Editor After reviewing hundreds of Tweets , watching Superintendent Dianne Kelly’s comments on Fox 25 and the inequity of justice metered out by Principal Lourenco Garcia – and likewise their inaction against racial slurs and threats by students from Revere High School cast against Caley Godino, and racist comments tweeted against...
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Let Us Give Thanks

November 26, 2015
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us. It’s a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner with friends and family that reminds us how fortunate we truly are as a nation at a time when circumstances are so cruel for so many others in the...
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Sports 11-25-2015

November 26, 2015
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RHS grid team sets sights on beating Winthrop and achieving new heights on Thanksgiving Day By Journal Staff When the Revere High football team takes to the field Thanksgiving Day for their traditional holiday battle with archival Winthrop, it will be a day of firsts — and potential firsts — for the Patriot gridmen in...
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Obituaries 11-25-2015

November 26, 2015
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Joseph Indresano Local Insurance Agent Joseph Indresano, a long time resident of Winthrop passed away after a long illness on November 22. He was 90 years old. Born in Revere, he resided in Winthrop for most of his life. He worked in the insurance business and, at one time he was a partner in...
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IC Craft Fair Held

November 19, 2015
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IC Craft Fair Held

Michelle King crochets while she waits for customers to try out her knit hats during last Friday’s (Nov. 13) holiday craft fair at Immaculate Conception. Scores of families, parishioners and students came out to find an early Christmas gift for their loved ones. It may not be so early though, as Christmas is just 38...
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Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Canceled for this Year

November 19, 2015
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Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Canceled for this Year

Revere sports icon Mickey Casoli announced that he would not be holding his annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast this year.  The following is his letter: “Happy Thanksgiving The annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast hosted by Mickey ‘Say No To Drugs’ Casoli, will not be held this year. I want to apologize to all of the past...
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Council to Review 2016 City Budget

November 19, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council has agreed to call in the city finance director to review the fiscal year 2016 budget submitted by Mayor Dan Rizzo and approved by the council in June. The motion, made by Mayor-elect/Councillor Brian Arrigo; Council President John Powers; and Councillors Jessica Giannino and Robert Haas, requests...
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Rizzo Seeks Recount in Race

November 19, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has filed petitions with the Revere Election Department asking for a recount of the votes in the Nov. 3 mayoral election in which Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo defeated Rizzo by a margin of 114 votes. Election Commissioner Diane Colella said the Election Department is in the process of certifying the signatures on...
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Police Briefs 11-18-2015

November 19, 2015
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Osman Bonilla-Chavez, 40, of Boston, was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. TUESDAY,  NOVEMBER 10 Alex Melendez, 36, of Boston, was arrested on charges of operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor (2nd offense), failing to stop for...
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One Pilgrim’s Journey: From Immaculate Conception to the Holy Father

November 19, 2015
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By Joe McHugh On Sunday, Sept. 27, Pope Francis held a Mass in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. I was blessed that my local parish, Immaculate Conception in Revere, organized a pilgrimage and I was able to go. This is one pilgrim’s story. On Saturday night, Sept. 26, we gathered at Immaculate...
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Pop Warner Cheerleaders Win New England Titles

November 19, 2015
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And speaking of sports success stories in the city, what can you say about the Revere Pop Warner A, B, and C cheerleading squads that captured New England titles and earned berths in the National Championships over the past weekend? What you can say is that these young athletes worked hard in preparation for...
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A Great Season

November 19, 2015
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We knew that the Revere High School football team was having a special season and it’s now been confirmed by their outstanding performance on the football field. The RHS Patriots, under the leadership of head coach Lou Cicatelli and his staff of coaches, earned their seventh victory of the season Friday night, matching their...
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