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Tidegate Closure Leads to Frustrations for City

February 18, 2015
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Tidegate Closure Leads to Frustrations for City

Endicott Avenue is a pretty tight street under normal circumstances, but when it begins to resemble rush hour traffic on I-93, something’s very wrong. Something definitely went very wrong in Beachmont last Saturday when the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) ordered the City of Revere and the Town of Winthrop to shut...
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How High Can You Throw That Snow?

February 12, 2015
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How High Can You Throw That Snow?

Shoveling has become a way of life on Mondays – not to mention just about every other day in between. Shown here this past Monday morning was Bob Ferrante of Winthrop Avenue, who shoveled out his driveway early with his neighbors. Like many in the City, snow plowing efforts with all the snow have...
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Teen Comes Home After Battling Illness

February 12, 2015
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Everything happens for a reason, and for a 16-year-old Revere High School student, being struck with rare neuro-muscular disease has helped him figure out what he wants to do when he graduates. “I want to be a child life specialist,” said Justin Ith, 16, who was released from Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton...
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School Board Expected to Name Kelly as New RPS Superintendent

February 12, 2015
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The School Committee was expected to pass a motion late Tuesday (after Journal deadlines) that would call for the Committee to begin contract negotiations with Dianne Kelly to make her the next superintendent of the Revere Public Schools. Kelly is currently the assistant superintendent behind Supt. Paul Dakin, who announced late last year that...
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Question is How to Make Up Lost School Days

February 12, 2015
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Everything is on the table when it comes to figuring out how to make up missed school days, but Supt. Paul Dakin said this week he would like to experiment with extending the school days in March and April. “February vacation is here and April is a tough option because families have trips planned...
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City Officials Ask for Residents Patience With Snow

February 12, 2015
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On Monday, as residents cleared their walks and driveways for perhaps the one hundredth time, a Journal photographer asked if he could take their picture. “No way, because I’d have to give an obscene gesture so the City knows what I think of their efforts,” responded one irate resident, moving a shovel full of...
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Community Saddened by Death in Fire on Reservoir Avenue

February 12, 2015
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When Deputy Chief Chris Bright got the emergency call on Reservoir Avenue last Friday morning around 5:45 a.m. in Central Fire, there was no address immediately given, but he simply knew. 79 Reservoir Ave. It was an address he had memorized as a child because it was where he grew up. It was also...
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Snow Place To Go

February 10, 2015
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Snow Place To Go

Misery was the word Monday morning as the second torrential blizzard in one week bore down on the city, but despite that, Vincent Peura was all smiles as he walked up the street to work on Broadway decked out in all his New England Patriots gear. How can you be upset with a little...
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City Payroll Continues to Increase

February 10, 2015
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The City’s payroll has increased by nearly $23 million since 2010, and the numbers of those earning more than $200,000 a year doubled from two to four in 2014. The City released its complete payroll figures last week and it revealed an ever-increasing payroll that is knocking on the $100 million mark – coming...
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Police to Start to Use Tasers

February 10, 2015
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Several Revere Police officers began carrying Tasers last week, also known as Electronic Control Weapons (ECW), and so far it’s made an early and significant difference in assaults on police officers. “We did the training last week and began to use them on certain shifts,” said Lt. Amy O’Hara. “They did have to use...
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Google Helps Locate Hydrants

February 10, 2015
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Years ago, when a snowstorm walloped the city and fire hydrants were hopelessly buried in white fluff, fire crews would get on the horn to one of their old salts who still had the grid memorized. “If we couldn’t locate a fire hydrant, we would often call retired Capt. Ed Janiak (now deceased) and...
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AirBNB Pits Innovation vs Regulation in Revere

February 10, 2015
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While Councillor John Powers was perusing his ward a few years ago, he got an interesting complaint: there were French people staying in a neighbor’s basement. It wasn’t exactly the kind of concern one hears every day, and the explanation was stranger than the complaint. What he had discovered was the fruits of the...
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A Family Snow Day

January 30, 2015
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A Family Snow Day


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Police Investigating Shooting of Chelsea Youth on Friday

January 30, 2015
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 Police continue an active investigation into the murder of 18-year-old Andres Jaramillo last Friday morning in his car, which was parked on Garfield Avenue near the Garfield School. A spokesman for the Suffolk County DA said there have been no arrests made as of Tuesday, but that leads are being followed. Revere Police responded...
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Councillors Meet Despite Snowstorm

January 30, 2015
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 REVERE – Despite the impending snowy weather the city council did meet Monday night to do some business.  The council approved a request for a 34 vehicle underground parking garage at 525 Beach St. The approval was necessary to obtain a “flammables” permit due to the gasoline in the vehicles. The 30 unit development...
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IC Community Demands Meeting with O’Malley on Church’s Overreaction

January 30, 2015
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Nearly 1,000 parents and parishioners from Immaculate Conception (IC) Church and School have officially lodged a petition of protest with the Archdiocese of Boston and Cardinal Sean O’Malley – calling for an immediate meeting with the Cardinal to discuss what they believe to be a complete overreaction in the handling of the inquiry into...
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Luberto’s Makes Seahawk Bet a Reality

January 30, 2015
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Luberto’s Makes Seahawk Bet a Reality

Sheriff Steven Tompkins and Revere bakery owner Danny Luberto are betting their tail that the New England Patriots will prevail in this weekend’s Super Bowl – a lobster tail pastry, that is. Tompkins made an official appearance at Luberto’s Bakery on Broadway Monday to announce the friendly Super Bowl wager between the local Sheriff...
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Revere Girl Scout Troop at Governor’s Office

January 22, 2015
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Revere Girl Scout Troop at Governor’s Office

A group of Revere Girl Scouts got a quick (and unexpected) trip to the corner office last week while touring the State House. Troop leader Stacy Ceren said her charges were taking the standard tour of the capitol when Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito crossed their paths and found out they...
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FKO Gets $400,000 Grant for New Building

January 22, 2015
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REVERE – It seems only appropriate that the For Kids Only (FKO)afterschool program receives a $400,000 grant to build a new facility during the program’s 30th anniversary year. The Department of Early Education (EEC) and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) awarded the grant to go toward the $2.8 million building project. The...
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Police Won’t Seek Charges at IC

January 22, 2015
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Revere Police said on Tuesday afternoon that there would almost certainly be no criminal charges taken out in the investigation into alleged misconduct at Immaculate Conception (IC) School. Furthermore, Police said the situation seemed to be a misunderstanding that got out of hand quickly. “We’re confident after investigating the matter that it is coming...
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