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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.

Revere 2014 Tornado Photo Album

July 31, 2014
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Sculptors Hit Revere Beach

July 21, 2014
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Sculptors Hit Revere Beach

As a sand version of the famous Iwo Jima flag raising begins to tower over Revere Beach – a tribute to veterans – organizers are preparing to welcome 15 master sculptors and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Revere this week and weekend for the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. The Festival on...

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Topping off Ceremony at James Hill School

July 21, 2014
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Topping off Ceremony at James Hill School

Mayor Dan Rizzo and MSBA Director Jack McCarthy prepare to autograph the beam on Monday. To honor the last piece of steel put in place on the new Hill School, city and state leaders held a ceremonial topping off event on the site. As is tradition with Local 7 Ironworkers, the last beam is...

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DeLeo Disputes Assertion in Probation Trail

July 21, 2014
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House Speaker Bob DeLeo unleashed some venomous comments Monday night against U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and the Boston Globe in a two-page statement that criticized Ortiz’s assertion that DeLeo was part of a criminal enterprise that involved swapping jobs for votes and favorable budget requests. “Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an...

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Local Veterans to Be Honored

July 21, 2014
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Front and center at the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival this year will be three honored Revere veterans, most prominent being Marc Silvestri – a Bronze Star with Valor recipient for heroic acts that saved 31 soldiers in Afghanistan in 2008. “I am really looking forward to being honored, but I will be up...

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Lightbody Arrest Brings Question about Charging Decisions, Intervention

July 21, 2014
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The arrest of Revere businessman Charlie Lightbody last October was certainly a significant chapter in the annals of the ongoing casino battle in Revere, but while the situation was hot news all over Greater Boston back then, it’s largely taken an exit from the public square. However, for those on the inside – including...

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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Shipwreck Lounge

July 11, 2014
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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Shipwreck Lounge

Early warning alarms and a favorable time of day allowed Revere firefighters to put a quick stop to a threatening blaze at the Shipwreck Lounge on the Boulevard Monday afternoon. Fire Chief Gene Doherty said early warning alarms in the rooming house above the lounge sounded just after 11 a.m. and fire crews made...

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Happy Fourth

July 11, 2014
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Happy Fourth

Revere’s annual Fourth of July celebration was held on Sunday, July 6th at the Whelan School field. Pictured are Katherine Aborn, Diana DeCristoforo and niece Emma DeCristoforo.

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Revere Wins Online City Challenge

July 11, 2014
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The City of Revere has been chosen as the winner for small cities in the Google Get Your Business Online City Challenge – as announced officially last week. Mayor Dan Rizzo and his staff were very excited upon the announcement, having spent a great deal of time getting local businesses to participate in the...

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Elderly Housing Planned: Former Reardon’s Pub Site of Project

July 11, 2014
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The former Reardon’s Pub site was approved for state funding on Monday in order to build 39 units of affordable elderly housing – a plan put forth by The Neighborhood Developers (TND) and already approved locally. The announcement came in Springfield by Gov. Deval Patrick who announced an affordable housing funding round of $83.6...

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Revere Police Officer Resigns after Stealing Police Money

July 11, 2014
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A Revere Police Officer resigned earlier this year after admitting that he stole money used in a controlled drug buy last December. Former Officer Carlos Amaro resigned several months ago when faced with the allegations, but City officials have been slow to confirm or explain what led to that resignation. Just recently, in a...

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Sand Sculpting Fest to Pay Tribute to the Military; Same Larger Boardwalk Format to Return

July 7, 2014
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Sand Sculpting Fest to Pay Tribute to the Military; Same Larger Boardwalk Format to Return

The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival is only a week away, believe it or not, and this year a new organizer with a familiar face has stepped in to take the festival to a new level. Erin Lynch of FMP Productions has stepped in to serve as the Revere Beach Partnership’s new executive...

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That’s What Friends Are for

July 3, 2014
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That’s What Friends Are for

Shown at last Thursdays tribute to longtime Revere resident Gary Cioffi is (left to right) Pauline Marino, Nancy Maniscalco, Peggie Cioffi holding grandson, Noah, Judy Mastrangelo, Sue Gravallese and Lisa Fortuna.

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