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Obituaries 09-06-2017

September 8, 2017
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Paul R. (The Greek) Kretas Born on April 23, 1951 – Age 66 The strongest man we ever met left this earth surrounded by family and friends. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Elaine (Santella) Kretas, his son, Christopher P. Kretas, his daughter, Tara Ragucci and son in law ,Louis Ragucci; his brother George...
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Back to School at the Whelan

September 2, 2017
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Back to School at the Whelan

On Monday, Whelan School students, from left, Gianna Chianca, Jessica Lightbody, Rebecca Ruggiero, Ava Petrulavage, and Sara Penlakhal are shown before the school bell rings marking the start of the first day of school.
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Family Festival at Immaculate Conception Church Set for Sept

September 2, 2017
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Family Festival at Immaculate Conception Church Set for Sept

By Sue Ellen Woodcock When you think of the Immaculate Conception Family Festival think community. “That’s what this is all about,” said organizer Cesar Salazar. “We invite the all residents of the city to join in.” The Immaculate Conception Family Festival will be packed with music, food and dance from around the world. It...
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Police Chief Exemption Sent to Committee

September 2, 2017
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NOTE:Clarification   In the August 30 edition of the Revere Journal it was mistakenly stated by the newspaper reporter that the City Council voted on a request from the mayor to exempt the police chief position from Chapter 31 of the Massachusetts General Laws, which covers the civil service. In fact, the council did...
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Police Department Report Surfaces

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Not only did Mayor Brian Arrigo get the nod to look outside the city for the next police chief, he also shared a report that he says only came to light a month ago. The report includes several areas of interest for the years 2014 and 2015. The following information...
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City Hall, DPW Conditions Questioned

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council approved $82,000 to set up a new home for the Revere Department of Public Works on Charger Street. But talk of mold and health concerns soon turned to the conditions inside City Hall. George Anzuoni, director of finance for the city, came before the council to discuss...
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No Primary Approved by State House

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s official, the city will not hold a preliminary election on Sept. 12. Several weeks ago the council voted not to hold a preliminary election, but it needed final approval from the state legislature. Mayor Brian Arrigo also supported the idea and most pointed to the $60,000 cost of the...
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News Briefs

September 2, 2017
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Beachmont Multicultural Festival Sept. 9 The Beachmontt Improvement Committee, with a grant from the Revere Cultural Council, is sponsoring the first annual Beachmont Multicultural Festival, weaving the community  together with art, food and music. The festival will be held rain or shine at Kimmerle Park at Donnelly Square on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11...
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Correggio Announces Candidacy for Council Seat

September 2, 2017
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It’s time to bring back experience and results to Revere City Council John R. Correggio is proudly announcing his candidacy for Revere City Councilor. Correggio brings both experience and results to his announced bid. A retired lieutenant and 32-year veteran from the Revere Fire Department, a five-term Revere city councilor and School Committee member,...
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Police Briefs 08-30-2017

September 2, 2017
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ARREST Report TUESDAY, AUG. 22 Thomas W. Watkins, 36, of 27 Janvrin Ave., was arrested on charges of assault and battery in a domestic situation, intimidation of a witness, and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.   WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23 Juan Contreras, 20, of 38 Sumner St., was arrested on a charge of...
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Letters to the Editor

September 2, 2017
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REMEMBERING MARILYN LEYDEN Dear Editor: The Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation sadly acknowledges the passing of one of our founding members, Marilyn Leyden. Marilyn, along with her husband Fred and their family were instrumental in helping to create the Revere Historic Society and develop the Revere History Museum and continued to be...
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Investing in Public Safety and Expanding the Application Pool for Police Chief Choices

September 2, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo This week, I went before the City Council to request expanding the pool of candidates for Revere police chief. To make sure we provide the City of Revere with the best possible police department, we need to expand the candidate pool, increase competition, and put the best from our department...
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Revere DPW Update: Operations Will be Moved to a Temporary Mobile Facility

September 2, 2017
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By Mayor Brian Arrigo

 Last night, the Revere City Council approved my request for an $82,000 appropriation to pay for both a lease of land and the procurement of mobile trailers to temporarily move DPW operations. The site we have identified to lease for use of trailers is adjacent to the current DPW facility,...
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Harvey and Houston

September 2, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas, area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...
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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...
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Sports 08-30-2017

September 2, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS football team preparing for season The Revere High football team opened its pre-season training sessions last week under the direction of veteran head coach Lou Cicatelli, who has greeted 72 candidates for the 2017 grid season amidst near-perfect weather conditions for late-summer football camp. “The boys have been working hard...
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Obituaries 08-30-2017

September 2, 2017
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Rosemarie ‘Rose’ LaCedra Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Rosemarie “Rose” LaCedra of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Somerville, passed away on Aug. 23. She was 83 years old. The cherished daughter of the late Domenic and Sarah (Ardolino) Rizzuti, she was the beloved wife of Gary B. LaCedra; loving mother of Glenn,...
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Row Row Row

August 31, 2017
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Row Row Row

Mary Jones (left) one of the original founders of Row Row Row is shown with Rep. RoseLee Vincent and Councillor John Powers at the event that was held on Saturday at the Point Pines Yacht Club.
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Up for the Challenge:New Teachers, High Hopes as School Term Begins

August 31, 2017
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Up for the Challenge:New Teachers, High Hopes as School Term Begins

By Seth Daniel A new school year brings a fresh start for everyone, but no more so than for the more than 70 new teachers who are about to teach their first lessons in the Revere Public Schools this coming Monday, Aug. 28. Back to school is at hand for certain, but around 70...
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Revere Police to Host Fundraiser to Benefit Children with Cancer:Sept 29 Event Dedicated to Memory of Daniel Talbot

August 31, 2017
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Revere Police to Host Fundraiser to Benefit Children with Cancer:Sept 29 Event Dedicated to Memory of Daniel Talbot

By Cary Shuman Three Revere Police officers are organizing a special fundraiser for the Cops For Kids With Cancer charitable organization. David Caramanica, William Soto, and Joseph Internicola are co-chairs of the event that will be held Friday, Sept. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at Casa Lucia, Revere. Caramanica said the fundraiser will be...
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