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Clothes Drive by Recovery Thoughts

April 24, 2015
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From now until June 6 the non-profit group Recovery Thoughts will be holding a clothes drive. Spring cleaning is here so please donate what you will not be keeping to addiction programs in the community such as Facebook-based Recovery Thoughts.  Some people don’t have much and we want to make their recovery as smooth...
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Councillors Call for Heroin Overdose Task Force

April 24, 2015
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Recognizing there is an epidemic in their own backyard, two councillors have called for the formation of a Heroin Overdose Task Force. Councillors Jessica Giannino and Brian Arrigo have banded together to make the issue of opioid abuse one that isn’t ignored. Giannino said there has been a statewide increase in opioid abuse and...
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Winthrop Ave. Bridge Slated to be Replaced

April 24, 2015
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The  MBTA and Pan-AM Railways (formerly B&M Railroad) will be replacing the bridge on Route 145/Winthrop Avenue over the railroad tracks in Stage 1 of a  larger project. Some work is being done now. On May 29 at 8 PM the bridge will close in both directions and traffic will be detoured over a...
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Meeting on FlightCar Seeks Land in Revere Set for April 27

April 24, 2015
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A San Francisco-based rental car company is planning on bringing a branch of its company to Revere. A public hearing regarding the application of a special permit will be held Monday evening, April 27 at 6 PM at the City Council meeting. FlightCar, is a rental car service unlike others. FlightCar lets people parking...
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Guinasso Is Longest Serving City Council Member … Ev’a

April 18, 2015
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Guinasso Is Longest Serving City Council Member … Ev’a

REVERE – As of Monday night, Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso has been the longest serving city council member in the history of Revere, serving 29 years, three months and 13 days. He surpassed councilor Joseph DelGrosso who served 29 years, three months, and one day. DelGrasso passed away in 2001. Guinasso became a...
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Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

April 18, 2015
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Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

There was never a time when one could not laugh with him, nor a moment that passed when he was short of the perfect word to describe any situation. That’s how friends, family and co-workers most remember Colm Bohill, 69, a long-time partner at the Independent News Group who passed away at Whidden Hospital...
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Officials Planning for Next Year’s Snow

April 18, 2015
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REVERE – There are still some signs of the seven feet of snow that got dumped on the city this past winter and officials are looking ahead to next winter. Monday night the City Council subcommittee on Public Works tossed around several ideas that may better manage parking and snow removal next year. “Clearly...
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Rizzo Disappointed with Obama’s Limited Snow Disaster Declaration

April 16, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo joined the growing ranks of state and local officials who were gravely disappointed with President Barack Obama in granting a far narrower disaster declaration for last winter than expected – and shorting Revere and other cities and towns potentially $200 million. Mayor Rizzo said on Tuesday – following the declaration on...
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Chaves Named First Fulbright Scholar in History at RHS

April 16, 2015
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Chaves Named First Fulbright Scholar in History at RHS

When Revere High School (RHS) teacher Sarah Chaves opened her e-mail during a planning period last month, it was the happiest moment of her life – yet it recalled one of the lowest points of her life. Chaves, 26 and a lifelong resident of Revere, found out that she had been awarded the prestigious...
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The Passion of Jesus Christ

April 9, 2015
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The Passion of Jesus Christ

Immaculate Conception Church took to the streets and the church on Good Friday to re-enact the Passion Play of Christ being crucified. Hundreds turned out for the solemn occasion, marching through the streets to mark the occasion. Here, a dramatic scene unfolds during the eleventh station when Jesus (played by Orlando Abrego) is nailed to...
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A Positive Sign for Community Policing

April 9, 2015
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The Revere Police and its Community Relations arm – based out of the Pleasant Street substation – is preparing to ratchet up several programs and initiatives this spring. Community Officer Gerard Salvati, and Community Relations directors Carl Borgioli and Dennis Moschella said they are preparing to place signs throughout the city where Neighborhood Watches...
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All the World Is a Stage From Back Row to Front Row: Revere Native Silva Stars on ‘Glee’

April 9, 2015
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All the World Is a Stage From Back Row to Front Row: Revere Native Silva Stars on ‘Glee’

Some five years ago, when the cast of Glee was touring the country, Revere’s Nick Silva landed a ticket to the show when it was in New York City, watching from all the way in the back row. Since that time, he’s gone from a spectator in the back row, to one of the...
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Rizzo Proclaims Win over Wynn: Calls for Investigation into Mbta Land Sale

April 9, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo expressed vindication this week when his repeated, and seemingly ignored, calls for a review of the land deal between Wynn Everett and the MBTA on Rt. 99 were finally recognized – and that recognition has put a likely delay in the process for Wynn’s traffic mitigation efforts in Charlestown and Everett....
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Prom Time

April 2, 2015
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Prom Time

King and queen of the Revere High School JR prom Ally Hinojosa and Kevin Chiles. The prom was held at Danversport Yacht Club Friday, March 27.
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Palm Sunday Mass

April 2, 2015
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Palm Sunday Mass

Father George Butera, Pastor at St. Anthony of Padua Church, is joined by Deacon Joe Belmonte as they lead the parish youngsters in waiving Palms at the start of the 10 a.m. Mass on Palm Sunday. Additionally, members of the St. Anthony Church Youth Group re-enacted the Passion of Christ during the church’s Palm Sunday...
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Under Water Little League Seeks Help for Mcmackin Field

April 2, 2015
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REVERE – When someone says “if you build it they will come” most people think of baseball players, but at McMackin Field off Winthrop Avenue the ducks have come and it looks like the water that attracts them is here for awhile. Monday night the city council, city officials, Little League leaders, and others...
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ABCC Shuts Down Speakeasy

April 2, 2015
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As the usual group of regular adults at the Speakeasy Pub gathered around the televisions to take in the ups and downs of March Madness during the afternoon of March 13, some eight State Troopers and two investigators from the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) are said to have come through the door not...
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Seeing the Country One Stadium at a Time

April 2, 2015
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He was driving somewhere deep in the middle of Kansas, long after midnight, when Revere’s Arty DeMattia let his mind wander and he began to contemplate the real importance of America’s national pastime – baseball. While on his nine-year quest to see a baseball game in every Major League Baseball stadium, DeMattia had hit...
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No Stopping Him

March 25, 2015
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No Stopping Him

Wide eyed and ready to run, Austin Argant makes a dash for the end zone during last Sunday’s North Shore Flag Football League Divisional finals in Danvers. The Revere U8 Texans went back and forth with the Lynn Chargers all game, but pulled out a thrilling win to bring the championship back to the...
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Kelly’s Contract Ratified by School Committee

March 25, 2015
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Kelly’s Contract Ratified by School Committee

The School Committee has ratified the contract for Assistant Superintendent Dianne Kelly, paving the way for her to take over as Revere’s superintendent of schools on July 1. This week, Supt.-Elect Kelly and Supt. Paul Dakin sat down for an interview with the Journal to discuss the transition and the philosophy moving forward in...
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