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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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First 1: Joanne McKenna Pulls Papers for Ward One Seat

March 25, 2015
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REVERE – Revere educator Joanne M. McKenna is the first candidate to have pullednomination papers for a special election to fill the Ward 1 Councillor seat left vacant by the late Richard A. Penta. McKenna, who resides on Winthrop Avenue and has resided in Beachmont her entire life, has been an art teacher at...
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Youth Summer Employment: Program Grows

March 25, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo announced that the Youth Summer Employment Program will have a drastic change going into the 2015 summer. Youth will be placed in departments across city government, including Public Works and Parks & Recreation, along with a new partnership involving the Chamber of Commerce.  The goal of the Youth Sumer Employment Program...
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Forum Planned to Break Barriers: Between Muslims and Community

March 25, 2015
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A group of faith-based groups representing several different religions has planned a forum to help break down the barriers between Muslims in Revere and their neighbors – a forum largely in response to threatening notes found last month in the Shirley Avenue area. The First Congregational Church on Beach Street will host the event,...
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Wonderland Ballroom on The Market

March 25, 2015
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Owners of the Wonderland Ballroom have retained a broker and are marketing the property actively, with residential transit-oriented development as a focus. TR Advisors of Boston has been retained as the broker for the Wonderland Ballroom site, as plans for the once-talked-about 196-room hotel for the site have been abandoned. “Our thinking really is...
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News Briefs

March 25, 2015
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MAYOR’S YOUTH SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM Today Mayor Rizzo announced that the Youth Summer Employment Program will have a drastic change going into the 2015 summer. Youth will be placed in departments across city government, including Public Works and Parks & Recreation, along with a new partnership involving the Chamber of Commerce. The goal of...
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Get Your Pancakes

March 18, 2015
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Get Your Pancakes

Boy Scout Edgar Gonzalez brings more pancakes to the breakfast buffet line at the American Legion last Sunday morning, March 15, during Revere Troop 15’s annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. The fundraiser is one of the largest of the season for the Scouts, with all proceeds going towards programming and community service.
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Dancing for Rizzo

March 18, 2015
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Dancing for Rizzo

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo announced his intention to run for another term as mayor of the City of Revere during his annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration last Thursday, March 12. Though his first term certainly yielded some crazy weather events (tornado and record snowfalls), he said much has been accomplished and he would like...
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Suffolk Downs Help Included in Bill

March 18, 2015
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined Representative RoseLee Vincent and their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass a supplemental budget which allocates additional funding to critical programs and initiatives – including a critical provision to help racing return to Suffolk Downs. The legislation will allow horse racing and simulcasting to continue...
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Seacoast Assault Brings Questions On Change to School Expulsion Laws

March 18, 2015
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A violent attack at the Seacoast Academy last week has led to serious charges against three girls and a call by Supt. Paul Dakin for the state to review new regulations that hamper the schools’ ability to expel students. “It was pure and simply a sneak attack assault that was planned and premeditated,” said...
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RMCU Gets Space at RHS

March 18, 2015
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The Revere Municipal Credit Union (RMCU) has gone back to high school. In the most literal sense, the Credit Union has opened up a branch in the high school to promote financial literacy and access for high school students and their parents, and to teach young people practical financial skills. John Kingston of the...
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Play Ball — Not Yet:Lingering Snow Makes Outside Fields Unusable

March 18, 2015
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Sliding into second base these days would require  snow pants and galoshes rather than cleats and long pants, and high school teams across the area are finding that the record-setting snow could force most their season to be going, going and gone. With more than one foot of snow still occupying many baseball and...
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Ice Ice Baby

March 11, 2015
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Ice Ice Baby

Looking more like Iceland than Revere Beach these days, this photo of a giant glaciers and ice floes continue to occupy and block up the Beach, across from Kelly’s, after this winter’s brutal cold and snow. While most everyone knows about the snow totals, few know that it has also been a record year...
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Revere Beach Hotel Deal is Coming Together

March 11, 2015
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Developers for Waterfront Square are preparing to begin the process of bringing a hotel to Revere Beach – specifically on the parcel of land on the beach side of Wonderland Station. Joe DiGangi, of EuroVest, announced late last week that the project is preparing to welcome the addition of a Marriott hotel to the...
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Horse Racing Industry Hopes for Legislation, Ready for New Plans

March 11, 2015
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Time is of the essence, say those locally involved in the horseracing industry, but breeders and trainers remain optimistic that the state will approve legislation to allow racing to take place at Suffolk Downs this coming season – perhaps as early as June. Just last week, members of the regional Horsemen’s Benevolent Protection Association...
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City Moves Toward Law to Step up Inspectional Services

March 11, 2015
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REVERE – The city has already cleaned up one blighted property on Washington Street and turned it into saleable condominiums, now they are moving to give inspectional services the tools and support to clean up more. Tuesday night the City Council heard a presentation on how Massachusetts General Law 40U can benefit city officials...
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Rizzo to Seek Another Term

March 11, 2015
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For Mayor Dan Rizzo, the last three years have been a whirlwind (literally), and a roulette wheel (literally), but the extraordinary circumstances that have played out in his first term have not discouraged him, but rather have encouraged him to keep seeking out the small victories often overlooked in public life. With that in...
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Harvard Students Get Ready to Plan a Redesigned Revere

March 11, 2015
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REVERE – For the next eight weeks 50 graduate students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design will be teaming up with the city to work on the design and development of several areas in the city. Last Thursday Mayor Dan Rizzo, Economic Development Director John Festa, City Planner Frank Stringi and others met...
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Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss

March 4, 2015
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Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss

Beachmont First Grader Isaac Patente was ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a look at ‘The Lorax’ on Monday during the Read Across America celebration throughout Revere Public Schools. Numerous local and state dignitaries, including Mayor Dan Rizzo and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, were at various schools to read to the students.
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