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All Students Report To School on Mon.

August 25, 2014
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Revere Schools will kick off the new academic year this coming Monday, Aug. 25, which is a few days earlier than normal. Superintendent Paul Dakin said that with the schools celebrating Holy Days for all three major religions (Christian, Jewish and Muslim), the schools decided to begin slightly earlier this year to get ahead...

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MCAS Looks Great for RPS

August 25, 2014
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Preliminary data from the state MCAS exams could turn out to put yet another bright spotlight on the Revere Public Schools this coming fall. According to data released at Tuesday’s School Committee meeting, district officials are hoping that they will be able to stake a claim on being a Level 2 District – a...

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Casino Ballot Question Is Getting Active

August 25, 2014
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Casino opponents and proponents began ramping up efforts late last week on campaigns to promote their causes for the statewide ballot question that, if successful, could essentially repeal the 2011 casino gaming law. It will be Question 3 on the November ballot. The news on the question started last week in Revere when casino...

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Big Strides in Reading Seen at Local Schools

August 25, 2014
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The Bay State Reading Institute (BSRI) released good news about its partner schools in Everett, Malden and Revere – three Massachusetts Gateway Cities.  Working with BSRI, an innovative educational partnership, reading fluency of kindergartener at 11 schools in these districts has dramatically improved.  Getting kids up to grade level in kindergarten is especially important...

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One Dead In Weekend Fire: Victim Was Revere Vietnam Veteran

August 14, 2014
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One Dead In Weekend Fire: Victim Was Revere Vietnam Veteran

A deadly fire over the weekend on Campbell Avenue claimed the life of a Revere resident and left 35 people homeless. George Maddox’s roommate described the terrifying scene inside their Campbell Avenue apartment as a fire ripped through the building. The fire, which killed Maddox, 64, a Vietnam War veteran, gutted the four story,...

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National Night out

August 14, 2014
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National Night out

Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky celebrates National Night Out with local children – Jamy Gomez, Samira Cammarano, Alyssa Horn, Shant Roeum, Carolina Vejar, Cynthia Vejar.

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Rizzo, Police to Crack down on Impaired Drivers

August 14, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Chief of Police Joseph Cafarelli today announced that the Revere Police Department will join over 148 other law enforcement agencies statewide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving from August 13 to September 1 as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, funded by...

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SBA Aid Available For Tornado Victims

August 14, 2014
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“The prompt approval from the SBA for this physical disaster declaration is another promising step toward helping the City of Revere and its residents rebuild their lives and their community,” said Governor Patrick. Senator Markey and Senator Warren and the congressional delegation were of great assistance in this effort by sending a letter of...

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Slow Process Recovering from Tornado: With No State or Federal Monies, Revere Residents Establish Fund

August 8, 2014
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Slow Process Recovering from Tornado: With No State or Federal Monies, Revere Residents Establish Fund

Hundreds of people walk through the doors of Mayor Dan Rizzo’s office – especially over the last week – but none have pulled at his heartstrings as much as little Gina Brophy of Millis, MA. Just a few days after Mayor Rizzo, Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and former Middlesex DA Gerry Leone...

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DiSalvo Park Grand Re-opening

August 8, 2014
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DiSalvo Park Grand Re-opening

City officials, family and friends and the West Revere Neighborhood Group cut the ribbon yesterday evening for the reopening of the DiSalvo park located at the Whelan School. Volunteers have been working hard over the past 2 weeks to make this park a keeper.

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Casino License Decision Is Set for Mid-Sept.

August 8, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has issued a meeting date of Sept. 12 to potentially award the Region A casino license to either Mohegan Sun or Wynn Resorts – a date that is, unbelievably, only one month away in what has been a year’s long process. The all-day meeting will take place on a...

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Residents Face Long Battle With Insurers

August 8, 2014
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There was still a lot of sweeping to do on Taft Street and other heavily affected tornado areas last Thursday. Bundles of sticks, roofing material and glass still occupied the streets. Heavy mud adorned pieces of vinyl siding, and some people were still struggling to get electricity re-connected. But by and large, residents had...

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Council Declares State of Emergency

August 8, 2014
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The Revere City Council voted 9-0 Monday night to declare a budget emergency that will allow Mayor Dan Rizzo and the City’s Financial team to make emergency payments related to the tornado on July 28, including expenses related to paying for shelter for those who have been left homeless. Rizzo told the Council that...

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911 Operators Stayed Solid at Their Post

August 8, 2014
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It was the first call that came to the City’s 9-1-1 Call Center last Monday after a tornado blew through, and the woman on the other line was so hysterical she could barely utter a word. The woman was trying to breath, but having been caught in the tornado on Broadway in her car,...

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Ground Zero Tornado Rips into Revere on Monday Morning

August 2, 2014
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Ground Zero Tornado Rips into Revere on Monday Morning

The rain was already falling at a steady pace around 9:15 a.m. on Broadway Revere, but there was a point when things got eerily dark in the sky. The rain picked up, and the wind began to blow. Big deal, right? There have been several storms of late, and Revere has endured more than...

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In an Instant the Tornado Had Formed

August 2, 2014
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Weather is a funny science, but as radar and computer imagery has improved the prediction of the weather, most people are used to being well prepared for the slightest drop of rain. Television stations inundate us with updates and cell phones beep out warnings frequently. But when an F2 tornado hit Revere Monday morning,...

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Workers at the School “held on for Dear Life”

August 2, 2014
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As the tornado approached Revere on Monday morning, most men working on the Hill School roof were able to get down prior to the twister, but some men were left on upper levels and found themselves holding on for their lives to steel beams. “There were guys in the building on the second floor...

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Crews Made Quick Work of Cleanup

August 2, 2014
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From war zone to manageable chaos – that’s the miraculous situation on Broadway as clean up crews made record time in clearing trees, debris and traffic from the streets on Monday and Tuesday after the tornado. Mayor Dan Rizzo – who along with Fire Chief Gene Doherty and Police Capt. Jim Guido – took...

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City Hall Closed

August 2, 2014
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City Hall will remain closed for the time being, Mayor Rizzo said on Tuesday. “We will not open up City Hall until I am 100 percent confident the building is safe for our employees and the general public,” he said. One thing that means is that tax bill payments have been extended until Aug....

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First 9-1-1 Calls During Tornado Show Disbelief and Terrifying Nature of the Storm

August 1, 2014
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The Journal was able to obtain some of the first 9-1-1 calls to reach the City’s switchboard on Monday morning, and callers were noticeably frazzled, with some so scared they couldn’t speak.

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