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Revere Through the Years

April 6, 2018
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10 years ago April 2, 2008 A fire at Lee’s Trailer Park the week has raised eyebrows in the city and added another chapter to the drama involving the Parkway park that has unfolded over the past few years. The fire occurred at 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning and burned-out the trailer of Marc Goodman,...
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Letter to the Editor

April 6, 2018
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Alert to Constituents Dear Editor: It is important at this time that I remind you of certain healthcare costs that will be affecting your pocketbook. First The increasing cost of medical transportation (ambulance service) is changing drastically as a result of contractors taking this business with no intention of considering the price which will...
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Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

April 6, 2018
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This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is...
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Joseph Festa

April 6, 2018
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The death of Joseph Festa last week removes one of the most recognized faces in our community.  Joe Festa never held any elected office, but was as well known as some of the legendary mayors of our city. The reason for this vast recognition lies in the fact that Joe Festa was there for...
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Sports 04-04-2018

April 6, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS softball opener now set for Monday The weather forecasters have been fond of saying that March has become the new February. But it also would seem that April has become the new January. With the playing fields soggy, the temperatures below freezing, and the precipitation of the snowflake variety, the...
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Obituaries 04-04-2018

April 6, 2018
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Joseph Festa, Sr. President of the Joseph Festa Construction Co., Past President the Revere Chamber of Commerce, the Revere Kiwanis, and the Revere Football Parents Club Joseph A. Festa, Sr. of Revere died on March 26. Joseph was the past president of the Revere Chamber of Commerce, the Revere Kiwanis Club, and the Revere Football...
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Revere High’s Got Talent

March 30, 2018
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Revere High’s Got Talent

Mariantonia Gomez performed a dance routine at the RHS Talent Show on March 23, hosted by the Class of 2018. The night featured a full lineup of singing and dancing by singles, duets, and groups.
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House Passes Landmark Rules Reform Package to Help Ensure a Comfortable Workplace Free of Harassment Updated Rules Are among the Strongest and Most Comprehensive in the Nation

March 30, 2018
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent joined their colleagues in the House to unanimously vote to strengthen House Rules in an effort to ensure a workplace free of sexual harassment, retaliation and discrimination. The updates include multiple measures designed to foster a culture of professionalism and accountability. The House’s action last week...
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Police Briefs 03-28-2018

March 30, 2018
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Police  news REVERE, WINTHROP Chief Terence M. Delehanty reports that the Winthrop Police Department, working in close cooperation with Revere Police and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, charged a woman last week in connection with cocaine trafficking. Kathleen T. Sullivan, 49, of Winthrop, was arrested and charged with: Cocaine Trafficking Over 100 Grams Less...
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Gas and Oil Re-Invest Tax Windfall

March 30, 2018
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President Trump’s recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million toward employee pensions, and Cigna is upping its hourly minimum wage to $16. Some pundits are accusing the energy...
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Letters to the Editor

March 30, 2018
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More Safeguards, Better Options Dear Editor and fellow residents: Many people have reached out to me about my recent lone dissenting vote on the Suffolk Downs overlay changes. Yes, in the 9 -1-1 vote, I was the lone vote not to approve the proposed changes for the potential 3,000 residential apartment units for Suffolk...
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Easter Prayers in America – We Need It

March 30, 2018
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The gospels of Matthew and Mark identify the place where Jesus prayed shortly before his betrayal by Judas and then later his trial and crucifixion as Gethsemane. Jesus was accompanied by three of his followers, Peter, John and James, whom he asked to stay awake and pray. During his agony as he prayed, “his...
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‘Free Cash,’ Prudent Spending

March 30, 2018
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Recent news that Revere certified nearly $11.2 million in “Free Cash” is a welcome indicator of sound fiscal management, and will give the city the opportunity to tackle long-neglected municipal infrastructure improvements. “Free Cash” is a term commonly used to describe money that accrues to a city from three distinct sources:  unanticipated free cash...
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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...
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Happy Passover And Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...
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Sports 03-28-2018

March 30, 2018
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STATE CHAMPS Immaculate Conception takes Archdiocese state tourney The Immaculate Conception School Boys Junior Varsity and Girls Junior Varsity basketball teams were victorious at the Archdiocese State Tournament held on March 11.  Both teams will now attend the Regional Tournament held in Hartford, Conn., in April. This year, the boys went undefeated in the...
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Obituaries 03-28-2018

March 30, 2018
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John Gentile Will be missed by all who knew him John Gentile of Revere, formerly of Somerville and Italy, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 25 at the age of 90. John was born on May 12, 1927, in Prezza, Italy to Antonio Gentile and Donatella (Pasquale). He moved to...
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Fund Established for RHS Class of 2014 Athlete and Scholar Lauren Hayes’ Recovery

March 23, 2018
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Fund Established for RHS Class of 2014  Athlete and Scholar Lauren Hayes’ Recovery

Last week while on spring break vacation out of the country Lauren was in a boating accident due to negligence of the boat crew, ultimately resulting in a serious skull fracture. Lauren was admitted to Hospital Galenia in Cancun where she was in the ICU receiving treatment. Fortunately, two of Lauren’s best friends were...
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Summer 2018 with Revere Parks and Recreation

March 23, 2018
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To our fellow residents, the summer of 2018 marks yet another exciting season with the City of Revere’s Parks and Recreation Department; even after what turned out to be a tremendous 2017, this could be our best summer yet. Our programming lineup includes popular favorites such as our Thursday night movie series on Revere...
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Revere Students Earn Academic Honors

March 23, 2018
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LOCAL STUDENTS RECEIVE HONORS AT MALDEN CATHOLIC The following students received  academic  honors at Malden Catholic High School. Chen, Feifan, First Honors Dai, Zhenghao, Headmaster’s List Giannino, Anthony, Second Honors Holmes, Kyle, Headmaster’s List Jiang, Erzhan, Headmaster’s List Mitala, Vincent, First Honors O’Donnell, Maguire, Second Honors Rios, Cristia, Headmaster’s List Sekenski, Michael, First Honors...
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