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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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Topping off Ceremony at James Hill School

July 21, 2014
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Topping off Ceremony at James Hill School

Mayor Dan Rizzo and MSBA Director Jack McCarthy prepare to autograph the beam on Monday. To honor the last piece of steel put in place on the new Hill School, city and state leaders held a ceremonial topping off event on the site. As is tradition with Local 7 Ironworkers, the last beam is...

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DeLeo Disputes Assertion in Probation Trail

July 21, 2014
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House Speaker Bob DeLeo unleashed some venomous comments Monday night against U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and the Boston Globe in a two-page statement that criticized Ortiz’s assertion that DeLeo was part of a criminal enterprise that involved swapping jobs for votes and favorable budget requests. “Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an...

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Revere Beach and This Weekend’s Sand Sculpting Festival

July 21, 2014
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The Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the greatest events of its kind in the entire world and attracts the very best master sculptors from as far away as Singapore. More than 300,000 people will travel to Revere Beach to see these talented artists showcase their amazing work. If you have been...

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Palm Trees on Revere Beach?

July 21, 2014
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When the producers of the “Black Mass,” movie were looking for a beach to stage a scene (setting South Beach Miami 1980) they chose Revere Beach last week and transformed it with palm trees, cabanas, along with taking the Pizza Kitchen and making it a cantina.  We couldn’t think of a better spot to...

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Letters to the Editor

July 21, 2014
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Ordinace on placing political signs Dear Candidates, On August 2, 2007 the Revere City Council established an Ordinance Relative to Political Signs. A copy of which is on City’s website at Revere.org/electioncommission/electioninformation. Section B, Timeframe, # 1 “No political sign shall be erected in any residential district until 30 days prior to the date...

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Speaking out on the False Allegations in the Probation Trial

July 21, 2014
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Last week, the United States Attorney alleged that I engaged in a criminal conspiracy.  Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an illegal act, the question must be asked:  With whom did I conspire?  When did I so conspire? And what evidence is there linking me to such a conspiracy?  The government cannot...

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Police Briefs 07-16-2014

July 21, 2014
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MONDAY, JULY 7 A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor and resisting arrest. Wanderson A. DeOlivera, 24, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Juan Alfredo Mejia, 31, of 18 Woodland Rd., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery.   TUESDAY,...

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Dodgeball Dynamo Aaron Leon Heads to Vegas to Compete for National Title

July 21, 2014
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Revere resident Aaron Leon is a standout player on the best ultimate dodgeball team in Massachusetts. Leon and his Wolves teammates have earned the opportunity to determine whether their team is the best in the country, having qualified for the regional and national finals in Las Vegas. The winning team will receive $20,000. The...

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Obituaries 07-16-2014

July 21, 2014
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Gerardo Ernesto ‘Gerry’ Ocasio Of Revere Gerardo Ernesto “Gerry” Ocasio of Revere died unexpectedly on July 5. He was the beloved husband of Sara (Lockyer) Ocasio of Revere; loving father of Crystal, Sofia and Gerald Ocasio, all at home; cherished son of Maria Ferreira of Revere and Gerardo Ramirez of Canada; dear brother of...

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Happy Fourth

July 11, 2014
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Happy Fourth

Revere’s annual Fourth of July celebration was held on Sunday, July 6th at the Whelan School field. Pictured are Katherine Aborn, Diana DeCristoforo and niece Emma DeCristoforo.

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