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Final Game as RHS Patriot

December 3, 2015
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Final Game as RHS Patriot

Revere High football Capt. Dan Murphy with mom, Joanne, during Senior Day celebrations just prior to the Revere-Winthrop Thanksgiving Rivalry game on Nov. 26. The Patriots fought it out with their archrival, but came up short, losing 15-12.
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All I Want For Christmas is ….

December 3, 2015
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All I Want For Christmas is ….

Zoe Deavilla tells Santa what she would like for Christmas during Saturday’s (Nov. 28) City Tree Lighting celebration at City Hall. Scores of people turned out for pony rides, cookie decorating, pony rides and the official lighting up of City Hall by Mayor Dan Rizzo and Santa Claus.
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Cheerleader Brohaha Attracts National Focus, First Amendment Issues

December 3, 2015
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It was only 14 words that Revere High School (RHS) senior Caley Godino Tweeted out a month ago, but that little sentence unleashed a cavalcade of words, diatribes, threats, demands, frustrations and racial slurs from a nationwide audience that has focused in on the Revere incident and spread its details to the far ends...
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Kelly Will Not Go to Council Unless Ordered by School Bd.

December 3, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Councillor Anthony Zambuto filed a motion with the City Council for the superintendent of schools and the high school principal to appear before the council and explain what has been going on with a student caught up in a social media response. “This has gotten a lot more publicity than...
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Arrigo Seeks Dialogue with Wynn

December 3, 2015
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The ice seems to slowly thawing between the City of Revere and the Wynn Everett casino project, with Mayor-elect Brian Arrigo saying this week that he would like to open the lines of communication and Wynn Everett officials saying the same. “I know I can’t do anything official until Jan. 4, but I’m certainly...
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Pot Shop Request Sent to Council Sub-Committee

December 3, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Representatives of The Wellness Connection of Massachusetts, Inc. (WCM) came before the city council Monday night seeking a special permit to open a medical marijuana treatment center at 44 Railroad St. Attorney Lawrence Simeone Jr., representing WCM said the group was formerly known as Boston Wellness Associates Inc., and received...
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Powderpuff Victory

November 26, 2015
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Powderpuff Victory

The Revere High School Powderpuff team celebrated a 40-0 victory over Winthrop on Saturday afternoon in Harry Della Russo Stadium. The girls were victorious from beginning to end over the visiting Vikings. The RHS football team will try to pull off the same magic this coming Thursday, Nov. 26, against Winthrop in an age-old...
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Commissioners Take No Action on Recount

November 26, 2015
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Commissioners Take No Action on Recount

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Board of Election Commissioners decided, by not taking any action, to not accept Mayor Dan Rizzo’s petition calling for a recount of the November 3 Mayoral election race between him and Councillor and Mayor-elect Brian Arrigo. At this point Rizzo has the option to file suit against the commission...
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Bright Named Medal of Valor Winner at State Award Ceremony

November 26, 2015
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The family homestead on Reservoir Avenue for Senior Deputy Chief Chris Bright had always been a welcome sight – a beacon of fond memories from the past. Now, the burnt out house has recently been bulldozed – the site of a bittersweet effort from the long-time firefighter where he rescued one uncle, but another...
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Arrigo to Attend Harvard IOP

November 26, 2015
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Mayor-Elect Brian Arrigo will join other newly elected mayors from across the country at the Harvard Institute of Politics’ (IOP) upcoming Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors in early December.  Every two years, the IOP hosts the country’s preeminent educational and preparatory program for new U.S. mayors. Newly elected mayors from...
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IC Craft Fair Held

November 19, 2015
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IC Craft Fair Held

Michelle King crochets while she waits for customers to try out her knit hats during last Friday’s (Nov. 13) holiday craft fair at Immaculate Conception. Scores of families, parishioners and students came out to find an early Christmas gift for their loved ones. It may not be so early though, as Christmas is just 38...
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Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Canceled for this Year

November 19, 2015
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Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Canceled for this Year

Revere sports icon Mickey Casoli announced that he would not be holding his annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast this year.  The following is his letter: “Happy Thanksgiving The annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast hosted by Mickey ‘Say No To Drugs’ Casoli, will not be held this year. I want to apologize to all of the past...
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Council to Review 2016 City Budget

November 19, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council has agreed to call in the city finance director to review the fiscal year 2016 budget submitted by Mayor Dan Rizzo and approved by the council in June. The motion, made by Mayor-elect/Councillor Brian Arrigo; Council President John Powers; and Councillors Jessica Giannino and Robert Haas, requests...
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RHS Tweet Issue Results in Threats, Slurs on Student

November 19, 2015
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When Caley Godino pressed the button to Tweet out a message about low voter turnout in the Revere City Election and how it relates to people who are not here legally, she had no idea it would lead to threats of physical harm, cyber-bullying and, allegedly, getting kicked off the cheerleading team during her...
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School Committee Vote Tally has Candidates Still Wondering

November 19, 2015
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When School Committeeman Michael Ferrante left City Hall on Election Night with all precincts reported in, he was 80 votes ahead, topping the ticket, in the School Committee race – and in a very good mood. When he woke up the next day, he had inexplicably lost that top spot by some 224 votes,...
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Rizzo Seeks Recount in Race

November 19, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has filed petitions with the Revere Election Department asking for a recount of the votes in the Nov. 3 mayoral election in which Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo defeated Rizzo by a margin of 114 votes. Election Commissioner Diane Colella said the Election Department is in the process of certifying the signatures on...
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Veterans’ Day Program

November 12, 2015
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Veterans’ Day Program

First grader Anya Maglcski recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the outset of the Paul Revere School’s annual Veterans’ Day program last Thursday, Nov. 5. The program this year was entitled ‘What can you say to a hero?’
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Rizzo Mulls Recount In Mayoral Election:Mayor-Elect Arrigo Starts Creation of Transition Team

November 12, 2015
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Rizzo Mulls Recount In Mayoral Election:Mayor-Elect Arrigo Starts Creation of Transition Team

As Mayor Dan Rizzo decides whether to request a recount of the votes in the Nov. 3 mayoral election, Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo has issued a press release in which he “declares victory and pledges unity.” Arrigo won the Nov. 3 mayoral election by a margin of 114 votes. According to Election Commissioner Diane Colella,...
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Voter Identification and Long-Standing Ties Helped Sannella Return to School Committee

November 12, 2015
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When Fred Sannella looked at the election numbers two years ago after finishing just out of the money in the School Committee race, he often scratched his head and wondered what happened. It’s something he said many others also asked him. “Everywhere I went, everyone I talked to, they just kept saying, ‘How did...
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RHS Officials Start Program as Result of Student’s Tweet

November 12, 2015
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School officials are working this week to create a cultural sensitivity program in the wake of a Tweet during school hours last week that was offensive to illegal immigrants. “A student made a disparaging comment on social media about illegal immigrants and the student was on a field trip when it happened,” said Supt....
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