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9/11 Anniversary: Our Mantra: Never Again

September 7, 2011
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For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....

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What Can They Do for an Encore?: Patriots Look to Build on Tremendous Success of 2010 Campaign

September 7, 2011
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The Revere High boys soccer team will open its 2011 campaign this Tuesday evening  with a contest against non league rival Malden Catholic under the lights and on the turf behind the high school at 7:00 p.m. Coach Nik Tower, who piloted the Patriots to a sterling 11-3-5 mark last season, one of the...

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Obituaries 09-07-2011

September 7, 2011
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Aileen Robblee Administrative Assistant to Former Board of Chelsea Aldermen Aileen G. (Hanson) Robblee, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died at home on September 6 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 66 years old. A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1962, early in her working career, she worked at the...

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Police Briefs 09-07-2011

September 7, 2011
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Monday, Aug. 29 Jon Ravida, 47, of Eastie, was charged  with motor vehicular homicide (negligent operator) and leaving the scene of personal injury and death. Tuesday, Aug. 30 Theodore Mitchell, 32, of Northfield, NH, was arrested on six warrants. Chongnan Zhang, 53, of Flushing, NY, was charged with audio/video piracy and being a disorderly...

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First Day of School

August 31, 2011
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First Day of School

First Grader Quincy Reath was ready with her backpack on Tuesday morning at the Paul Revere School. Revere Schools began the new school year on Tuesday, with students across the city reporting to their various school assignments. At the Paul Revere, this year was the first year that the designated Innovation School has required...

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Big Impact: RHS Football Team Debuts New Helmets and New Regulations to Help Prevent Concussions During Play

August 31, 2011
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Big Impact: RHS Football Team Debuts New Helmets and New Regulations to Help Prevent Concussions During Play

When it comes to football, players must have a good measure of brawn and a good head on their shoulders. This year, as the Revere High School (RHS) Patriots begin their fall season, their heads will be protected like never before. On the heels of new, stricter state laws governing head injuries and concussions...

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Aluminum Foiled: City Leaders, Metals Industry Looking for Middle Ground in Solution to Outrageous Metal Thefts

August 31, 2011
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Aluminum Foiled: City Leaders, Metals Industry Looking for Middle Ground in Solution to Outrageous Metal Thefts

The situation with metal thefts in Revere is becoming quite heavy. With the theft last week of a treasured World War II memorial in the Point of Pines, things have come to a head and members of the community and Police Chief Terence Reardon are calling for immediate reforms. “Not only is that World...

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Rain Check: High Winds and Lots of Rain, but Most of City is Spared from Big Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011
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Unless one lives on Revere Beach Boulevard, then Hurricane Irene turned out to be nothing more than a passing fancy. City officials were careful to plan for all contingencies late last week as Hurricane Irene trudged up the East Coast and made a b-line for Massachusetts. Flood precautions were taken. Tidegates were cleaned and...

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Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show for us but not for others. She never came to dinner and stayed around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, only...

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Police Briefs 08-31-2011

August 31, 2011
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MONDAY, AUGUST 22 Richard K. Johnson, 46, of Dorchester, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 Jessica Acosta, 17, of 36 Curtis Rd., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Ronald A. D’Andrea, 49, of Saugus, was arrested on a charge of trafficking in cocaine. Steven T. Goodrich, 21, of...

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Obituaries 08-31-2011

August 31, 2011
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John ‘Jack’ Markley Decorated Veteran and Active Environmentalist John G. “Jack” Markley of Revere died suddenly on August 24. He was 73 years old. “Jack” was a decorated U. S. Army veteran, an avid environmentalist receiving the Good Neighbor Award from the Friends of Belle Isle and an active member of the Society for...

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Back to School

August 24, 2011
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Back to School

Incoming Rumney Marsh Academy (RMA) sixth-grader Elma Mujan (right) practices unlocking the padlocks for lockers while her cousin Melissa Mbehremovic, of Saugus, also gives it a try. Incoming RMA stu­dents were given tours last week by members of the RMA Aspirers Club to help acquaint them and their parents with life in middle school....

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Triple Play?: House and Senate Report out on Gambling Bill; Gov. Patrick Offers His Conditional Approval

August 24, 2011
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As expected, the House and the Senate have agreed on legislation for expanded gambling and have reported it out from committee and have made it available to the public in an action taken Tuesday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Governor Deval Patrick said he approved of the legislation and...

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War of the Words: Whelan Parents Concerned over ‘prejudice’ Label

August 24, 2011
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Middle school parents on the west side of the city spoke out this week concerning claims by school officials of prejudice in the adult community, saying that school officials and Mayor Tom Ambrosino painted too broadly with their brush. Parents Kristy Dacey, Marilyn Quintana and Jen Sasso – all of the area around the...

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Revere Teachers Issue Challenge to Parents Concerning Garfield

August 24, 2011
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The Revere school system has been in a mini-upheaval over the past week after revelations of adult racial prejudice surfaced from Superintendent Paul Dakin. Parents have been in intense discussions. Administrators have been as well. But the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) has issued the strongest words so far, releasing a stern statement on Monday...

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The Campaign Debate is a Debate in Itself

August 24, 2011
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Many months ago, the Revere Journal offered to moderate and to pay for a debate or debates between mayoral hopefuls Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo. At the time, both candidates indicated to us that they were willing and able to debate one another on the issues that all it would take was to arrange...

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Police Briefs 08-24-2011

August 24, 2011
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MONDAY, AUGUST 15 Julie E. DeVincent, 19, of Dracut, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor and operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger. TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 Elison D. Mejia, 26, of 10 Temple St., was arrested on a charge of trafficking in cocaine....

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Obituaries 08-24-2011

August 24, 2011
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Alice Antonucci Revere resident Alice M. (Fabiano) Antonucci of Revere died on August 22. The beloved wife of the late Santo “Sarno,” she was the devoted mother of Vincent and his wife, Marie of Wakefield, Louis and his wife, Carolyn of Everett and the late Johanna Carifio; dear sister of Richard Fabiano of Florida...

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Thanks, Adrienne

August 17, 2011
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Thanks, Adrienne

Current and former Revere Parks and Recreation summer campers and counselors paid tribute to Director Adrienne Sacco-Maguire last Thursday before the Parks and Rec’s Night at the Beach festivities.

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The Mayor’s Way: Here’s to Hoping That Ambrosino’s Open-door Policy Continues with the Next Administration

August 17, 2011
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Both candidates for mayor would do well to emulate Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. Everyone has a different managerial style. But the running of the Revere mayor’s office requires above all else a deliberate, ongoing attention to detail and to work ethic. The Ambrosino way has been to always be prepared, to debate policy in the...

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