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Four Incumbents Return to Council Seats;Rotondo is Back

November 5, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Incumbent Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino once again topped the ticket in the city council race with 5,292 votes Tuesday. Following her lead was return councillor George Rotondo who garnered 4,531 votes in the councillor at large race. Coming in third was incumbent and former mayor Robert Haas Jr. Grabbing the fourth...
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5 Incumbents Re-Elected to School Comm:Wood Pruitt Loses Seat; Sannella Returns to Bd.

November 5, 2015
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The Revere School Committee will see a return of former School Committee member Fred Sannella  when members take the oath of office in Janaury.  Sannella, a former Revere Public School Principal and School Commmittee member took the sixth seat defeating incumbent Donna Wood Pruit and edging out first time office seeker Gerry Visconti by...
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Group Seeks Medical to Locate Marijuana Dispensery in Revere

November 5, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Wellness Connection of Massachusetts, Inc. is seeking a special permit to open a medical marijuana treatment center at 44 Railroad St. and will appear before the Revere City Council on Nov. 30. The applicant, formerly Boston Wellness Associates Inc., received a special permit from the city council on Dec....
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Police Briefs 11-04-2015

November 5, 2015
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House Breaks: (6) Roughan Street; Montfern Avenue; Payson Street; Parkway; Beach Street; and Broadsound Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (1) Shirley Avenue – Bagel Bin Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (3) Squire Road (plate); Barrett Street; and Washington Avenue. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (41) Brown Circle (6); Mahoney Circle (3); Copeland Circle; Campbell Avenue; Squire Road; American Legion Hwy;...
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For Our Students,Teachers want PARCC

November 5, 2015
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On November 17, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will vote on whether to replace MCAS, the state’s 17-year-old testing system, with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) assessment, or something policymakers are referring to as “MCAS 2.0” –  a test of uncertain content and format...
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A Fine Season Moves on for Revere High Football Team

November 5, 2015
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The Revere High School football team is enjoying an historic season, one of the best since Silvio Cella’s squad qualified for the Division 1 Super Bowl. Coach Lou Cicatelli’s team won six of its first seven games to qualify for the MIAA State Playoffs. But unfortunately Danvers was able to repel Revere’s challenge in...
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Sports 11-04-2015

November 5, 2015
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RHS football team falls short in playoff quest The Revere High football team played well in its Division 3 Northeast playoff encounter against Danvers Friday evening, but despite a fine overall effort, the Patriots came up just short, dropping a 7-0 decision to the host Falcons at Bishop Fenwick’s Donaldson Stadium, which has served as...
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Obituaries 11-04-2015

November 5, 2015
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Ann Marie Corcoran Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Ann Marie Corcoran of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on October 31. She was 69 years old. She was the cherished daughter of the late John Corcoran and the late Helen (Sullivan) and David Dedrick; loving companion of the recently deceased George Nalen;...
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Rizzo,Arrigo Showdown on Tuesday

October 29, 2015
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By Stephen Quigley Revere voters will be heading to the polls next Tuesday November 3, to decide the outcome in several contested municipal races.  Among the races to be decided will be Mayor, Councillor-at-Large, School Committee and Ward 4 Councillor.  The  voter turnout is predicted to be between 30 to 35 percent or between...
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New Hotel Finalized for Revere Beach

October 29, 2015
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Eurovest, the master developer of the Waterfront Square Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project. has informed Mayor Rizzo and his economic development team that they has finalized an agreement with a hotel development company that will build a Marriot or Hilton hotel with at least 150 plus rooms. The project is slated to get under...
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Police Briefs 10-28-2015

October 29, 2015
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Weekly Crime Report Journal Staff Reports House Breaks: (5) Winthrop Avenue; Harris Street; Burnett Road; Broadway; and Boulevard. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (4) *Wave Avenue; Charger Street; *VFW – Select; and *VFW – Select. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (34) Brown Circle (2); Copeland Circle (2); Mahoney Circle; Naples Road; Squire Road; North Shore...
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Letters to the Editor

October 29, 2015
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Setting the record straight To the citizens of the City of Revere.  I would like to take this opportunity to discuss some of the issues that have been brought to light as a result of this contentious mayoral election. At present there are some very senior and well known superior officers who would have...
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Thank You to the Residents for Sharing Their Views on Revere’s Future

October 29, 2015
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By Brian Arrigo As we head into the last few days of the most important election Revere has seen in decades, I want to thank all of the residents I met during this campaign. You’ve opened your doors and your living rooms to me, and told me about your needs, your hopes, and your...
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A New Day for Revere and Our Shared Vision Will Help Plan Revere’s Future

October 29, 2015
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By Mayor Dan Rizzo This campaign season has brought to every door what amounts to the oldest trick in the book. Political promises made by a candidate lacking a record to run on. Before voters go to the polls next week I am asking the voters to look around our city with me. I...
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Daylight Savings Time is This Sunday

October 29, 2015
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Just when you thought that Halloween was going to be over too soon, we are happy to say to the party goers that they are going to gain an extra hour on Sunday morning as the annual daylight savings time goes into effect.  However, daylight savings time is also the perfect time not only...
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Get Out and Vote

October 29, 2015
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With Election Day less than a week away, voters are urged to get out and vote.  This year several contested races highlight the ballot.  Voters have many candidates to choose from including several new faces to the political landscape.  All these candidates have given countless hours and time away from their families to campaign...
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Sports 10-28-2015

October 29, 2015
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RHS football team defeats Salem, 28-6; 6-1 Patriots meet Danvers in playoffs The Revere High football team wrote itself into the annals of Patriot grid history Friday evening at Bertram Field in Salem, defeating the Witches, 28-6, to improve their record to 6-1, the first time that an RHS football team has opened its...
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Obituaries 10-28-2015

October 29, 2015
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Harry Goodwin Of Virginia Harry W. Goodwin of Warrenton, VA passed away at his home on October 22. He was 88 years old. Mr. Goodwin, who enjoyed watching baseball and being with his grandchildren, was born in Leominster, MA, a son of the late Minnie L. Goodwin and Winfield R. Goodwin. In addition to...
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Finish Line is in Sight

October 22, 2015
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Finish Line is in Sight

Little Reese Watson donned her pumpkin shirt and dashed to the finish line of the Great Pumpkin Dash on Revere Beach Sunday morning. The Revere Beach Partnership, the Revere Journal and Waterfront Square sponsored the 5k run that started and ended at Kelly’s.
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Speaker of the House Annual Comedy Show

October 22, 2015
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Speaker of the House Annual Comedy Show

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and Vicki Mucci greet comedian Johnny Pizzi and guests during last Friday night’s 22nd Annual Bob DeLeo Comedy Night Fundraiser in Winthrop. Numerous guests and elected officials from Revere attended the fun and exciting evening and DeLeo said it was a “great thrill and honor” to represent Revere...
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