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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...
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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on the record that he would not support Trump...
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Boston Parents say No on 2

November 4, 2016
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Mary Battenfeld and Odette Williamson As Boston parents with deep commitments to improving educational opportunities for all children, we oppose ballot Question 2.  This extreme lift of the state charter cap will destroy opportunities for many children, in order to create options for some others. Our children have been Boston Public Schools students since...
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Letters to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Voting is a family affair Dear Editor: I have been a proud Revere resident for nearly 11 years now alongside my husband, two daughters, and mother-in-law, all lifelong residents of Revere. One of the things that bonds our family is a shared love for our city, state, and country, as well as a tremendous...
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Sports 11-02-2016

November 4, 2016
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RhS sports Roundup A tale of two halves for RHS football team The Revere High football team had everything going its way through the first two quarters of Friday night’s football game at Chelmsford in the opening round of the Division 1A North sectional of the MIAA state football tournament. The Patriots had dodged...
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Obituaries 11-02-2016

November 4, 2016
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Michael Porter Of Peabody Michael P. Porter of Peabody died on October 27 at Kaplan Family Hospice. He was 72 years old. The son of the late Charles and Catherine (Jasko), he was born in Boston and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Festa); devoted father...
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Haunted High School

October 28, 2016
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Haunted High School

Members of the Class of 2018 haunted the hallways of Revere High School last Thursday night for an annual fundraiser. Pictured above are the students who ran the Purge room with Principal Lourenco Garcia.
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A Kid at Heart

October 28, 2016
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A Kid at Heart

Residents of Oak Island and City leaders gathered on Saturday, Oct. 22, to help finish constructing the new playground at Dashwood Park. Once the work was done, it was time to have fun, and here Linda DeMaio decided to take the slide down to ground level, getting a little surprise on the fast moving...
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Pop Warner Champions

October 28, 2016
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Pop Warner Champions

Domenic Boudreau (11) and Santiago Quiceno (88) congratulate each other at the end of the first half of their game against Roxbury where the Revere D2 Patriots Pop Warner team clinched their division title and spot in the playoffs.
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Wynn Donated $39K to Keep Slots Out of Revere Hotel

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor casino said this week that it had gotten involved in the Revere Special Election last Tuesday, Oct. 18, that had major implications for a developer that is pushing the statewide Question 1 ballot initiative in November. Wynn also said it would be involved in the statewide fight...
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Revere Schools to Close for Good Friday

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Revere Public Schools will be taking Good Friday, April 14, off after all – just don’t say it’s for Good Friday. After a contentious School Committee meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, Revere Supt. Dianne Kelly announced via letter late last week that the school district would, in fact be taking...
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Police Briefs 10-26-2016

October 28, 2016
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ARREST Report MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 Wayne Richard, 59, of Saugus, was arrested on charges of operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor (2nd offense) and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Miguel A. Santana, 54, of 18 Intervale St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Nicholas Joseph Servideo, 31, of...
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Why I Am Yes on 2

October 28, 2016
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By Marty Walz If all you know about Question 2, the ballot question that would lift the cap on public charter schools, is what you’ve seen on TV – chances are good you’re confused about how to vote. As the author of the current charter school law when I was a state Representative and...
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Question 2: Simple, Plausible, and Wrong

October 28, 2016
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By Jacob Oliveira and Mary Bourque The solution proposed by Question 2 is, to use H.L. Mencken’s phrase, simple, plausible, and wrong because it ignores other badly needed changes in charter policy and leaves students in district schools victims in its wake. What is wrong, is the funding formula. Recent editorials and political advertisements...
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Letter to the Editor

October 28, 2016
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On Voke School enrollment Dear Editor: Regarding Ron Jannino’s statement that Revere currently has more students at Northeast than ever before; that amount means nothing unless these 210+ students are receiving the best possible education from the most qualified instructors in the best and safest possible learning environment. I am concerned with a number...
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Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...
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Sports 10-26-2016

October 28, 2016
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RhS sports Roundup RHS football team defeats Salem, 28-23; playoff opener Friday The Revere High football team rolled to its third straight victory and a berth in the Division 1A North state playoffs with a 28-23 victory over Salem before a wet but delighted hometown crowd Friday evening under the lights at sparkling Harry...
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Obituaries 10-26-2016

October 28, 2016
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Jane Wiseman Former president and vice president of Temple B’nai Israel in Beachmont; past RHS valedictorian; active in community theater Jane D. (Porter) Wiseman of Stoneham, formerly of Revere, former wife of the late Ronald Wiseman, died October 12 at home surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle against cancer.  She was...
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Revere Firefighters Hold Open House

October 21, 2016
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Revere Firefighters Hold Open House

Fire and City officials, including Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky (far left) and Revere Fire Chief Chris Bright (third from right) , stand with Sparky in front of one of the fire engines at Central Fire Station during the Fire Department’s annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 15.
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“An Unfortunate Day At the Beach”

October 21, 2016
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“An Unfortunate Day At the Beach”

Sisters Julie and Antonia Pugliese sat on the seawall on Revere Beach while waiting for others to show up to the Dress Up Boston’s ‘An Unfortunate Day at the Beach’ meet-up event on Saturday, Oct. 15. The historical-themed dress up group meets around Greater Boston for various events throughout the year. On Saturday, they...
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