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Congratulations, RHS Powder Puff Team

December 1, 2017
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We want to congratulate the Revere High Powder Puff team on its outstanding performance in the annual game against Winthrop that was played at Harry Della Russo Stadium. Thanks to the perennial leadership of longtime coaches Dave Colella and Bob Lospennato, the Revere High Powder Powder experience (the weeks of practices culminating in the...
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A Program We All Could Use

December 1, 2017
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A story in this week’s Journal discusses a new program in the Revere schools, The Leader in Me. According to the news article, “The Leader in Me, which started in September, teaches students life skills consisting of seven-steps: Being proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first...
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Congratulations to the RHS Football Team

December 1, 2017
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“Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that, upon other fields, on other days will bear the fruits of victory.” — General Douglas MacArthur The scintillating 17-14 victory by the Revere High football team over archival Winthrop on Thanksgiving Day will live forever in the annals of Revere High athletic history....
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Sports 11-29-2017

December 1, 2017
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A win for the ages:Revere 17-Winthrop 14 Badr Haou kicked a field goal with 40 seconds remaining in the game to give the Revere High football team a dramatic, 17-14 victory over archrival Winthrop in the annual Thanksgiving Day contest. Until Haou’s clutch kick, the Patriots never had held the lead. The Blue &...
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Obituaries 11-29-2017

December 1, 2017
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Susan Pizzi Long-time employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Susan Pizzi of Revere passed away surrounded by her loving family on Nov. 25 at the age of 63. A long-time employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, she was the cherished daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Cammorata) Pizzi; caring sister of Edward A....
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Patriots Favored to Win Thanksgiving Day Game

November 25, 2017
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Patriots Favored to Win Thanksgiving Day Game

The Revere High football team will be a slight favorite over Winthrop when coach Lou Cicatelli and his Patriots take the field for the 87th renewal of their Thanksgiving Day rivalry at the Vikings’ new Miller Field complex. The opening kickoff is set for the usual 10 a.m. Although both teams enter the fray...
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Celebrate Small Business Saturday at Beach Sales

November 25, 2017
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Celebrate Small Business Saturday at Beach Sales

Shop small and celebrate Small Business Saturday this weekend at Beach Sales, a family-run showroom offering a range of discount appliances and electronics. To make the sweet deals even sweeter, free coffee and donuts will be served to customers on during Small Business Saturday. Owners, and brothers-in-law Alan Belinfante and Howie Freedman continue on...
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Revere Cares Turning 20

November 25, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere Cares Coalition is celebrating two decades of working with the City of Revere to make it a healthier, more aware community. Twenty years ago, Revere Cares was born out of a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to strengthen the health of Revere. The goal of the coalition...
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Gravellese Leaving Mayor’s Office to Take Position at Boston College

November 25, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock He’s been by Mayor Brian Arrigo’s side since before the election two years ago, but now Joe Gravellese, the mayor’s aide, will be taking a position with Boston College. His last day of work for the city of Revere will be Nov. 30, and he jumps right in to Boston...
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RHS Hoop Star Valentina Pepic Signs with Niagara University:Williams to be Inducted into the Hall of Fame

November 25, 2017
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A longtime Revere equipment rental industry leader will become one of the newest inductees into the Rental Hall of Fame. The late Melvin Williams will be formally inducted during a ceremony at The Rental Show in New Orleans on Feb. 19. The American Rental Association (ARA) created the Rental Hall of Fame in 2000...
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MCAS Scores Show Gains in Elementary, Still Work to Do at Middle School Levels

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Revere School officials have been crunching MCAS numbers and reported that scores are strong in the elementary schools, though certain subgroups in the high school are weighing down that school’s overall achievement. The schools presented the analyzed scores to the School Committee over the last week, and noted that even though...
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Police Briefs 11-22-2017

November 25, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Edward Perez, 27, of Mattapan, was arrested on three outstanding warrants. Daniel Pineda, 30, of 581 Proctor Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault and battery in a domestic situation.   TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Nelson J. Aguilar, 23, of 120 Marshall St., was arrested on charges of illegal...
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AMAC:Aging is a Disease and Science is Determined to Find A ‘Cure’ for It

November 25, 2017
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Is old age a disease?  Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens , says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease.  “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a...
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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...
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Sports 11-22-2017

November 25, 2017
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Revere wins Powderpuff game 20-0 By Kevin Mahoney The Revere High versus Winthrop High Powder Puff Game is always a much-anticipated event on the sports calendar. Held annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving, the players from Revere High School and Winthrop High School practice hard in the weeks leading up to the big game...
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Obituaries 11-22-2017

November 25, 2017
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Mladen ‘Braco’ Stijakovic Honorable man, great friend and warrior to the end Mladen “Braco” Stijakovic of Revere passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after a long battle with lung cancer on Nov. 16. He was 61 years old. Braco truly lived life to the fullest through the simple pleasures. He enjoyed good...
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EBNHC,Officials Celebrate PACE Facility Groundbreaking

November 16, 2017
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EBNHC,Officials Celebrate PACE Facility Groundbreaking

By Seth Daniel The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) embarked upon a project that will produce its largest and newest PACE program center in the network – a center that is designed to accommodate older adults in the daytime hours so they can continue to live at home in their neighborhoods. Last Thursday,...
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The Ultimate Wedding Contest Looks to Make a Special Someone’s Dreams Come True

November 16, 2017
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The Ultimate Wedding Contest Looks to Make a Special Someone’s Dreams Come True

Story & Photo by Marianne Salza While attending a performance at Blue Ocean Music Hall last summer, Heather Siegal-Demuro, co-owner of The Ultimate Woman’s Apparel, shared a table with a young couple who had been long engaged. The two had been waiting to get married until they could afford their dream wedding. The compelling...
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Capital Improvement Plan Details Revere’s Focus Through 2022

November 16, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It was capital improvement night at the City Council on Monday night, when Mayor Brian Arrigo presented a report detailing a proposed capital improvement plan and a plan for the Department of Public Works facility. All together, the proposed project plan calls for just over $29.5 million in funding for...
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