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Education Secretary shines spotlight on innovations at the Paul Revere School

May 26, 2010
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Education Secretary shines spotlight on innovations at the Paul Revere School

By Mary Pevear For the Journal United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville visited the Paul Revere School last week to celebrate the school’s Innovation program and to discuss Massachusetts’ education reform. The Paul Revere School (which is located at the Beachmont School until the new building...

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Derek Lodie, a central figure in the Talbot trial, faces attempted murder charges

May 26, 2010
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Two central figures from the murder trial of Officer Dan Talbot have re-surfaced with more skullduggery and one of them will be on trial for attempted murder this July. Derek Lodie, 20, will face attempted murder charges, assault charges and a variety of weapons charges this summer for a stabbing incident in 2007 that...

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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

May 19, 2010
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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

The opening of Suffolk Downs for another racing season Saturday may have marked the last time racing only is the main venue at the venerable track. With the state’s expanded gaming legislation moving ahead quickly in the House, where a bill was already approved and reported out favorably and in the Senate, where that...

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Stacks of people are visiting the library

May 19, 2010
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Stacks of people are visiting the library

Frugality has become fashionable once again and nowhere is there so much available for so little than at the Revere Public Library (RPL). In fact, the whole place is available for free, and in the last few years’ tough economy, more and more people are discovering or re-discovering the RPL. Whether it’s museum passes,...

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Mass appeal: Latest CD released to critical acclaim

May 19, 2010
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Like fine wine, Revere’s rock band Mass seems to be refining itself with age – as the veteran rockers have recently released what critics are calling one of their best albums to date. The band – made up of Revere residents and natives Joe Vadala (drums), Gene D’Itria (guitars), Michael Palumbo (bass) and Louis...

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Royal Families – Weathers and Digitale siblings are right at home in king and queen’s court

May 12, 2010
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Royal Families – Weathers and Digitale siblings are right at home in king and queen’s court

Lightning may not strike twice in the same place, but at Revere High School (RHS), junior prom royalty does. That bolt of lightning struck the Weathers and Digitale families this past month when Trae Weathers and Kassandra Digitale were voted junior prom king and queen – following closely in the footsteps of their siblings,...

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Abrams wins seat

May 12, 2010
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Corey Abrams scored a resounding victory Tuesday night in the Ward 1 Special Election, propelling him to his first elected office. He takes the place of the late Ward 1 Councillor Jim Kimmerle, who died in office earlier this year. Abrams finished the night with 54 percent of the vote (764 votes), with the...

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House vote sparks interest in Revere; school officials say it isn’t a big problem locally

May 12, 2010
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Numerous questions remain locally after a Beacon Hill vote nearly two weeks ago that called for state agencies to check the immigration status (i.e., illegal or not) of those over 18 who apply for public benefits or public housing. Many were shocked to find out that illegal immigrants can and do get these services....

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When it comes to drugs, our borders are closer than you think

May 12, 2010
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Living so far to the north, one might tend to think that the madness and murder in the southern U.S. Border States is a world away. In all honesty, the drugs, violence and illegal immigration that runs part and parcel to the latter can seem like a problem for Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and...

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Abrams wins

May 12, 2010
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Corey Abrams victory over Richie Penta proves two things – hard work counted for everything in this race and Abrams wanted the seat more than Penta. Second, it proved that Penta’s career as a Ward councillor is finished for now. But watch out, he may be back if there are changes on the city...

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Election tomorrow

May 10, 2010
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It is down to the wire in Ward 1. The finish line is less than 36 hours away. Does Richie Penta pull it off? Or Does Corey Abrams score his first political victory? What difference does Kenny Orne make? Does Peter Martino, supporting Penta have it right? Penta cannot lose. Or has Abrams already...

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A smooth-flowing operation

May 8, 2010
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A smooth-flowing operation

In a little over a month’s time, Revere went from fighting off water to fighting for water. Saturday’s major water infrastructure break involving a 120-inch pipe in Weston at the MWRA treatment plant put a boil water advisory in effect for most of the Greater Boston area, including Revere – leaving drinking water in...

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In a water emergency, top water official forgotten; Maglione says he was left out of the loop on purpose

May 8, 2010
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The city’s highest-ranking water official has said this week that petty personal politics got in the way of public safety in the planning of local efforts during the recent water emergency. Water Facilities Director Joe Maglione said that – despite being the highest ranking licensed water operator in Revere – he wasn’t even invited...

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Harrowing crash on Broadway

May 8, 2010
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At about 6:45 p.m. Monday evening, I was driving south on Broadway and was about to turn right onto Park Avenue when a Ford Ranger sped by me. The driver in the Ranger held his arm high, pointing it toward the sky out the window. He was making the peace sign with his fingers...

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Businesses cope with loss of water; frantic scene at BJ’s

May 8, 2010
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Money has a hard time flowing in without using the faucet. The water emergency that occurred last weekend and early this week had businesses in Revere reeling, especially those involved with food and beverage service. The continuous flow of good, safe water is something most of us take for granted, and businesses were forced...

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Ward 1 Forum

May 6, 2010
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The Ward 1 Forum held at the Beachmont VFW last week drew a decent crowd but not many minds were changed. According to those who attended, most have already made up their minds in this race which ends with the special election May 11.

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Cat’s scan – Feline has an uncanny knack for helping patients at the Lighthouse Nursing Home

April 30, 2010
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On the staff directory in the foyer of the Lighthouse Nursing home, there is one picture in the bottom corner that bears quite a tale. It’s not a picture of one of the nurses or even of one of the social workers there, it’s a picture of a strange looking cat named Rocky –...

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Conflict resolution – Meetings are marked by fighting, chaos

April 30, 2010
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Conflict resolution – Meetings are marked by fighting, chaos

The spiraling-out-of-control Revere City Council engaged in another catfight Monday night as Councillor George Rotondo tried to clear his name and other councillors took exception to his statements. It’s the same story that has played out since January when Rotondo became an at-large councillor and declared an interest in running for mayor against long-time...

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Pink and green: A record condo sale at the St. George

April 30, 2010
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A down real estate market didn’t stop a record sale at the St. George’s Condominium building recently, and one Beach realtor said the market on Revere Beach is holding its own. Century 21 Revere realtor Michael Benevento reported that he recently sold a condo in the St. George for a record $500,000 – the...

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Coach Cella – Hundreds turn out to bid farewell to a Revere legend

April 21, 2010
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Coach Cella – Hundreds turn out to bid farewell to a Revere legend

Silvio Cella, Revere High teacher, athletic director and head football coach, was remembered as a sports legend during an outpouring of tributes from his former players, colleagues, family, and friends. Mr. Cella died on Wednesday morning, April 14, 2010, after a brief illness. He was 87. Hundreds came to the Paul Buonfiglio Funeral Home...

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