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Vinny Prezioso Making It Big as a Billboard Hit

March 4, 2015
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Vinny Prezioso Making It Big as a Billboard Hit

If pop songwriter and producer, Vinny Prezioso, was stranded by the MBTA in Boston during a blizzard and forced to sculpt himself an igloo for shelter, he couldn’t survive without his acoustic guitar, laptop, and microphone. It would be a multi-story presidential suite of icy domes; complete with a television and two hot tubs...
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Special Election Called to Fill Ward 1 Council Seat Vacancy

March 4, 2015
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The Revere City Clerk and the Election Commission will likely call for a Special Election after the March 9 City Council meeting in order to fill the vacancy in Ward 1 left by the passing of Richard Penta last week. According to election officials, a Special Election must take place for a vacated ward...
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Towing Woes: Shirley Ave Residents Upset Over Process

March 4, 2015
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Several residents in the Shirley Avenue are up in arms this week after what they are terming a rude and unannounced raid Feb. 25 on their neighborhood by City-contracted tow companies that were asked by Police officials to shovel out buried cars and tow them away. Some residents said they were ordered to pay...
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Mayor, Council Celebrate Revere’s Fiscal Status

February 26, 2015
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REVERE – Standard and Poor’s rating services has given the city of Revere a rating of AA-. Another association has given the city an award for its distinguished budget presentation and the state Department of Revenue has certified the city has over $6 million in free cash. “The city of Revere is going in...
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Councillors Want Future Snow Plan

February 26, 2015
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REVERE – It’s been said that this winter is of historical proportions – historic snow, historic cold and historic spending on snow removal. No one has a crystal ball to see if it could all happen again, but if it does the City Council wants the city to have a well-defined plan. Councillor Ira...
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Emergency Rooms, Chiropractors Busy with Snow Injuries

February 26, 2015
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There’s no doubt the recent snow cavalcade has taken its toll on the general attitude of most folks, but health care providers report that it has also taken quite a toll on the physical well being of young and old. On a typical day in the Chelsea MGH Urgent Care, Dr. Brent Ragar might...
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Firefighters Rescue Man, Dogs from Icy Oak Island Marsh

February 26, 2015
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When Albie Sheridan walked out into the snow last Thursday, he was only trying to walk out to corral his escaped dogs. However, he ended up walking into the national spotlight and nearly to his demise. Sheridan said had it not been for the incredible resourcefulness of the Revere Fire Department and others involved...
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Revere Defeats Lawrence, 72-53 in Tourney Opener

February 26, 2015
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The Revere High School girls basketball team advanced in the State Tournament with an impressive 72-53 victory over Lawrence Tuesday night at the Roland Merullo Fieldhouse. Senior captain Tiphani Harris led all scorers with 21 points. Junior guard Adanna Hector had 12 points, hitting all six of her free throws. Freshman center Valentina Pepic...
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Know Snow

February 18, 2015
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Know Snow

Revere Beach Boulevard (below) was starting to look drivable on Monday morning following another Blizzard on Sunday that brought in an additional 16-18 inches of snow. Meanwhile, members of the National Guard were in Revere helping to clear fire hydrants on Tuesday and got a special visit from Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. Pictured here...
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Conference Champions

February 18, 2015
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Conference Champions

Ally Hinojosa (right) scored the winning basket to lead the Revere High girls basketball team to an NEC title-clinching 67-66 victory over Beverly Friday night. Ally is pictured with teammate Adanna Hector immediately following the game
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Lt. Gov Visits Revere:Talked About Commitments to Area Cities

February 18, 2015
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Public officials welcomed Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to the city Tuesday morning to talk about the commitment she and Gov. Charlie Baker are making to Massachusetts cities and towns. As part of their first executive order, the administration released $100 million in new Chapter 90 funding for local roads and bridges. During her visit...
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National Guard, New York/New Jersey Crews Heed Revere’s Call Out for Help

February 18, 2015
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National Guard, New York/New Jersey Crews Heed Revere’s Call Out for Help

Crews from the National Guard, from New York and from New Jersey have joined the fight against snow in Revere this week – with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito taking a firsthand view of those efforts on Broadway Tuesday morning. “We’ve sent held down to New York before to help out and now they’re returning...
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To Break or Not to Break: Is February Vacation Still Necessary?

February 18, 2015
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There is virtually no one who can readily recall just why it is that Massachusetts schools take one week of vacation in February. It is as old as the oldest teacher or most seasoned administrator – whether active or retired. Some say it’s a vestige of World War II heating oil rationing. Others say...
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Tidegate Closure Leads to Frustrations for City

February 18, 2015
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Tidegate Closure Leads to Frustrations for City

Endicott Avenue is a pretty tight street under normal circumstances, but when it begins to resemble rush hour traffic on I-93, something’s very wrong. Something definitely went very wrong in Beachmont last Saturday when the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) ordered the City of Revere and the Town of Winthrop to shut...
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How High Can You Throw That Snow?

February 12, 2015
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How High Can You Throw That Snow?

Shoveling has become a way of life on Mondays – not to mention just about every other day in between. Shown here this past Monday morning was Bob Ferrante of Winthrop Avenue, who shoveled out his driveway early with his neighbors. Like many in the City, snow plowing efforts with all the snow have...
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Teen Comes Home After Battling Illness

February 12, 2015
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Everything happens for a reason, and for a 16-year-old Revere High School student, being struck with rare neuro-muscular disease has helped him figure out what he wants to do when he graduates. “I want to be a child life specialist,” said Justin Ith, 16, who was released from Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton...
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School Board Expected to Name Kelly as New RPS Superintendent

February 12, 2015
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The School Committee was expected to pass a motion late Tuesday (after Journal deadlines) that would call for the Committee to begin contract negotiations with Dianne Kelly to make her the next superintendent of the Revere Public Schools. Kelly is currently the assistant superintendent behind Supt. Paul Dakin, who announced late last year that...
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Question is How to Make Up Lost School Days

February 12, 2015
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Everything is on the table when it comes to figuring out how to make up missed school days, but Supt. Paul Dakin said this week he would like to experiment with extending the school days in March and April. “February vacation is here and April is a tough option because families have trips planned...
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City Officials Ask for Residents Patience With Snow

February 12, 2015
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On Monday, as residents cleared their walks and driveways for perhaps the one hundredth time, a Journal photographer asked if he could take their picture. “No way, because I’d have to give an obscene gesture so the City knows what I think of their efforts,” responded one irate resident, moving a shovel full of...
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Community Saddened by Death in Fire on Reservoir Avenue

February 12, 2015
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When Deputy Chief Chris Bright got the emergency call on Reservoir Avenue last Friday morning around 5:45 a.m. in Central Fire, there was no address immediately given, but he simply knew. 79 Reservoir Ave. It was an address he had memorized as a child because it was where he grew up. It was also...
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