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Billboard Ban? Not Here:Despite City Ordinance,MassDot Approves New Signage at ‘T’ Garage

November 18, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Despite a one-year moratorium on billboards in the city of Revere, the MBTA recently received approval from the MassDOT to install a new billboard on the side of the MBTA garage at Wonderland facing the rotary. “This project is within MassDOT guidelines for outdoor advertising and is consistent with the...
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Regional Dispatch Goes Online

November 18, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s been well over five years in the making and now the Metro North Regional Emergency Communications Center, the regional dispatch center for Revere and Winthrop, is now online taking emergency calls and dispatching public safety personnel. The City of Revere has been up and running for two weeks and...
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News Briefs

November 18, 2016
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RHS THANKSGIVING GAME TICKETS Tickets for the Revere-Winthrop Thanksgiving football game will be on sale at Athletic Director Frank Shea’s Office at the high school on Monday Nov. 21 through Wednesday, Nov. 23. All pre-sale tickets are $5. Tickets at the door on the morning of the game are $10 for adults and $5...
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Election Was No Surprise When Looking at Shrugs and Smiles

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When jaws dropped last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as the national election returns began to favor President-elect Donald Trump, one apolitical political predictor had a very big “told you so” moment. Boston area businessman and political prognosticator Don Khoury is known for turning down the sound on political races. By...
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FBI Building Opened in Chelsea, Moved Offices Out of Boston

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Activity blossomed out of the new FBI Building in Chelsea Monday morning, Nov. 7, as the Boston Headquarters officially opened for its first day of work in Chelsea – just a hop away from Revere. Cars pulled into the lot, shuttles operated from South Station and some of the 500 newly...
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On the Championship Hunt

November 11, 2016
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On the Championship Hunt

On Sunday, November 6 the Revere Pop Warner B team played the Mattapan Patriots for the Eastern MA Championship. After a hard fought four quarters, the B team came out victorious with a 7 – 2 win to become the Eastern Mass Champions. They will continue their playoff run with the first round of...
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Did You Vote?

November 11, 2016
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Did You Vote?

Revere High School teacher John Fergus did his part on Election Day dressing up as Uncle Sam to encourage students to get out and vote. For local results on Tuesday’s election, please visit The Journal’s website at reverejournal.com.
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Multicultural Night at Revere High

November 11, 2016
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Multicultural Night at Revere High

Roberto Joseph, 16, took to the floor as the African drummers played, while Audra DiMasso performed an Irish Step Dance. Both were among numerous performers who shared their dance, song and music – along with their food – during the Second Annual Multicultural Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Revere High School.
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Saving Lives:Decrease Seen in Local Opioid Deaths

November 11, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released its third quarter data on opioid-related deaths across the state. In the first nine months of 2016 there were 1,005 confirmed cases of unintentional opioid overdose deaths across the state. There are also 392-470 suspected opioid-related deaths, a pace higher than the...
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Communities Band Together for Health

November 11, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock In an attempt to bolster the health of Winthrop, Chelsea and Revere the communities have banded together to form a health collaborative and hire a regional public health director who will work on policy, reports and more. The person hired will take a regional look at trends and work with...
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Parent Day at Revere High Set for Nov 17

November 11, 2016
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By Lani Stevens For the first time ever, Revere High School is welcoming hundreds of parents to come to observe their child’s classrooms in celebration of American Education Week. The parent day will be hosted on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 from 8 to 9 a.m. Principal Lourenco Garcia believes that there...
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Revere Election Results

November 9, 2016
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Revere Election Results

Revere voters turned out in healthy numbers in the 2016 Presidential Election. Voters let it be known that despite the national outcome they preferred Hillary Clinton, with 11,870 local votes (59 percent) to Donald Trump who garnered 6,877 local votes (34 percent). With 27,727 registered voters in the city, just over 71 percent came...
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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...
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All Dolled Up & Pups

November 4, 2016
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All Dolled Up & Pups

 
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Revere Voters Head to Polls on Tuesday

November 4, 2016
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Revere Voters Head to Polls on Tuesday

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere voters will head off to one of 21 polling places in the city on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to cast their vote for one of four Presidential candidates and their running mates as well as several state and county positions and four questions. The four ballot questions appear on page...
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Early Voting Is A Huge Hit Here

November 4, 2016
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For the first time every community in Massachusetts has been offering early voting as a way to accommodate people’s daily schedule, and reduce lines at the polls on November 8. In Revere there were 2,011 voters as of Tuesday morning who have already cast their ballots. Election Commissioner Diane Colella said they had 400...
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Residents Give Their Views on Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Not only has the Presidential race garnered the interest of Massachusetts voters but so have the initiative ballot questions. On Nov. 8 voters will be faced with four questions covering slot machines, charter schools, marijuana and animal rights. Several people weighed in on the questions. Question 1 has already drawn...
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Councillors Call to Open Fire Station

November 4, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Ward 5 Councillor John Powers and Councillor at Large Robert Haas are calling on the city to repair and re-open the Alden Mills Fire Station in the Point of Pines Neighborhood. Powers is concerned about the increase in housing units, response times and the condition of the firehouses. Powers and...
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News Briefs

November 4, 2016
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Multicultural event a RHS on Wednesday The Revere High School community cordially invites you to its second annual multicultural event on Wednesday, November 2nd, from 3:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the school cafeteria.   The purpose of this event is to build public understanding and support of different cultures that shape the fabric of...
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Haunted High School

October 28, 2016
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Haunted High School

Members of the Class of 2018 haunted the hallways of Revere High School last Thursday night for an annual fundraiser. Pictured above are the students who ran the Purge room with Principal Lourenco Garcia.
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