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Rizzo,Arrigo Showdown on Tuesday

October 29, 2015
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By Stephen Quigley Revere voters will be heading to the polls next Tuesday November 3, to decide the outcome in several contested municipal races.  Among the races to be decided will be Mayor, Councillor-at-Large, School Committee and Ward 4 Councillor.  The  voter turnout is predicted to be between 30 to 35 percent or between...
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New Hotel Finalized for Revere Beach

October 29, 2015
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Eurovest, the master developer of the Waterfront Square Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project. has informed Mayor Rizzo and his economic development team that they has finalized an agreement with a hotel development company that will build a Marriot or Hilton hotel with at least 150 plus rooms. The project is slated to get under...
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For Over 200 Years,A Tree Just Keeps Growing Here in Revere

October 29, 2015
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If only trees could talk, an ancient Chestnut at the top of Walnut Avenue would have untold stories to tell – stories that likely predate the City of Revere by hundreds of years. Whether stories of young love, courting couples, brutal blizzards broken hearts or lazy summer days, the old tree has likely seen...
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Finish Line is in Sight

October 22, 2015
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Finish Line is in Sight

Little Reese Watson donned her pumpkin shirt and dashed to the finish line of the Great Pumpkin Dash on Revere Beach Sunday morning. The Revere Beach Partnership, the Revere Journal and Waterfront Square sponsored the 5k run that started and ended at Kelly’s.
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Speaker of the House Annual Comedy Show

October 22, 2015
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Speaker of the House Annual Comedy Show

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and Vicki Mucci greet comedian Johnny Pizzi and guests during last Friday night’s 22nd Annual Bob DeLeo Comedy Night Fundraiser in Winthrop. Numerous guests and elected officials from Revere attended the fun and exciting evening and DeLeo said it was a “great thrill and honor” to represent Revere...
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Former IC Principal Kelly Files Lawsuit on Dismissal

October 22, 2015
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Since January of last year, when Alison Kelly was removed from Immaculate Conception School (IC) as its principal in the wake of an “indecent exposure” scandal that turned out to be not so scandalous, she has applied to more than 100 teacher or principal job openings. None have called back. She is seemingly haunted...
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Councillor-At-Large Candidates Will Participate in Forum Thursday

October 22, 2015
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The ten candidates for Revere Councillor-at-Large will participate in a question-and-answer forum Thursday night at the Rumney Marsh Academy. The forum is being sponsored by the Revere Journal and will be broadcast live on RevereTV beginning at 7 p.m. Slated to participate in the forum are incumbent Councillors-at-Large Jessica Ann Giannino, Robert Haas, Tony...
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Columbus Day Parade 2015

October 16, 2015
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Columbus Day Parade 2015

Broadway came alive on Monday afternoon as the Columbus Day Parade returned for the second time since being discontinued several years ago. Shown above Revere’s Gina DeFreitas of Elevation Aerial & Circus Arts is stretched out to the sky for the parade.
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Autopsy of Tased Man Scheduled

October 16, 2015
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The Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on a mentally ill man who allegedly went on a rampage last Sunday night, briefly taking a 3-year-old relative hostage, being Tased by Revere Police and later dying mysteriously in the Whidden Hospital. The man’s name had not been released publicly as of Tuesday, but he...
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RPS Eliminates Outdoor Activities Due to WNV

October 16, 2015
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It’s an inside story at the Revere Public Schools (RPS) this fall as all outdoor activities – including recess and some varsity sports – have been curtailed due to concerns about West Nile Virus (WNV). Supt. Dianne Kelly and Health Agent Nick Catinazzo both said they put the measures into place on Oct. 1...
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Students to Be In Activity Study

October 16, 2015
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Students at the Paul Revere and Whelan Schools will be part of a large study conducted by Tufts University that looks to show students who are more active during the school day are more likely to score better on standardized tests. The study is being conducted by Catherine Wright, Paula Duquesnay and Elizabeth Langevin...
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This Is My Ideal T-Bird

October 1, 2015
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This Is My Ideal T-Bird

Marco and his younger brother Rocco Spiriti enjoyed popcorn while checking out cars at the show, such as the classic Chevy behind them. Residents gathered at the Whelan School to check out the Revere Remembers 50s and 60s Classic Car Show from the North Shore Old Car Club. On hand were countless cars from...
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At the Family Day

October 1, 2015
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At the Family Day

The Muslim community from area communities gathered at the Eid al-Adha Family Day festivities at the Whelan School. Shaymaa and Salna Jabri snack on cotton candy.
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Rizzo Calls For Moratorium On Residential Bldgs:Appears Before Council;Hearing Set for Oct. 26

October 1, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The outcry from residents against turning the former Shaw’s site on 205 Revere Beach Blvd. into a 300-unit apartment complex was heard loud and clear, prompting Mayor Dan Rizzo and one city council candidate to call for a moratorium on any building projects with more than two units. Monday night...
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MCAS Results are a Mixed Bag as District Awaits PARCC Test

October 1, 2015
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The Revere Public Schools reported mixed results on the MCAS test this year, but the true test is still something they’re waiting on. Supt. Dianne Kelly reported this week that only a minimal amount of MCAS results were forwarded to the district, as it has mostly transitioned to the federal PARCC test. The PARCC...
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New Horsemen’s Organization Looks for Full-Time Racing

October 1, 2015
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A group of renegade local horsemen held a rousing organizational meeting last week to set goals and update a growing membership about the prospects of returning full-time racing to Suffolk Downs, but the ownership of the track isn’t quite as optimistic as the newly-found group. Momentum has swung in a big way to the...
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Remembering Those Who Died

September 25, 2015
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Remembering Those Who Died

Hundreds held candles to remember those lost to addiction during the 9th Annual Revere Beach Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 20. Jaliyah Harris (front right) holds a candle to remember her grandfather, Michael Spinelli, who died in April 2014 at the age of 45.
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Bella Bond Memorial Service Held

September 25, 2015
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Bella Bond Memorial Service Held

Shannon Stimpson, Emily Nicholas and Elizabeth Carsley performed “Fly High” a song they composed specifically for Bella Bond and Monday night’s vigil at Deer Island.
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No Ruling Yet on Casino Lawsuit

September 25, 2015
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A judge in Suffolk Superior Court heard several arguments Tuesday afternoon on multiple lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the Wynn casino license. Despite all of the discussion, Judge Janet Sanders did not make a decision. “I have heard all the arguments and will make a decision as quickly as possible,” she...
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Officials Working to Eliminate Rodent Problem

September 25, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere is no different than any other city … it has rats, but Revere is the only city around that actually will help get rid of them. Gloria DeSisto, who lives in the lower end of Reservior Avenue, came before the city council Monday night to talk about the rats...
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