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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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Columbus Day Parade Plans are Going Well

September 25, 2015
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The Columbus Day Parade promises to be outstanding this year with bands, youth groups, veteran’s groups, sheriff’s department, the US Air Force honor guard and more. Organizer Debbie West said 170 tickets have been sold for the breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 11 and general fundraising is doing well. There are 400 total seats. Officials...
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Council Candidates Are Running Hard To Capture At-large Seats

September 18, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Candidates for the Councillor-At-Large race are pounding the pavement, holding signs and working feverishly to get the word that they are serious about winning one of the five seats on the Revere City Council. With the election on Nov. 3 there are 10 candidates vying for five, two-year seats, incumbents...
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Local Assault on Police Officer Highlights Growning National Trend

September 18, 2015
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In Indiana, it was a 31-year-old rookie officer shot on the side of the road after a traffic stop. In Las Vegas, two officers were ambushed at a traffic light. In Texas, a sheriff’s deputy was gunned down while gassing up his vehicle. In California, a highway patrolman was shot while executing a traffic...
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Revere Officials Hold Grand Opening Ceremony for Della Russo Stadium

September 18, 2015
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The Revere High football team made it a perfect night for the city with a 35-0 victory over Medford High in the season opener Friday night at the new Harry Della Russo Stadium. Before the game, Mayor Dan Rizzo and Ward 4 City Councillor Stephen Reardon led the impressive grand opening ceremony for the...
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Beach Memorial on Sunday Night

September 18, 2015
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When Rachel Harrington’s ex-husband died of a drug overdose this past Mother’s Day, it was but one more heartbreak to add to many others that had occurred over the years as he – and other family members – struggled with addiction in front of her very eyes. “I lost my first cousin – who...
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LaQuaglia will participate in 26th consecutive Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

September 16, 2015
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Revere native Ron LaQuaglia made his first appearance in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk 26 years ago. LaQuaglia, the past president of Revere Little League for 16 years and a member of the league for 36 years, decided to volunteer his efforts for the charity when his daughter, Stacey, became ill with leukemia....
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Making His Televison Debut

September 10, 2015
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Making His Televison Debut

Eustis Street resident John Gioioso recently made the news in the most literal sense. More than a year ago, he and his son, also John Gioioso, attended a Red Sox game and sat next to the Channel 5 box. Being a social type of guy, Gioioso made friends with several members of the Channel 5...
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No Let Up In the Race For Mayor:Rizzo,Arrigo Intensify Their Campaigns In Effort to Get Their Messages Out to Voters

September 10, 2015
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The race for the corner office is on. Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo have begun campaigning for the general election for the Office of Mayor that is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3. The two candidates earned their nominations by finishing 1-2 in the Preliminary Election Sept. 1, with Rizzo taking the top...
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