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Conference Champions

February 18, 2015
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Conference Champions

Ally Hinojosa (right) scored the winning basket to lead the Revere High girls basketball team to an NEC title-clinching 67-66 victory over Beverly Friday night. Ally is pictured with teammate Adanna Hector immediately following the game
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Lt. Gov Visits Revere:Talked About Commitments to Area Cities

February 18, 2015
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Public officials welcomed Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to the city Tuesday morning to talk about the commitment she and Gov. Charlie Baker are making to Massachusetts cities and towns. As part of their first executive order, the administration released $100 million in new Chapter 90 funding for local roads and bridges. During her visit...
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National Guard, New York/New Jersey Crews Heed Revere’s Call Out for Help

February 18, 2015
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National Guard, New York/New Jersey Crews Heed Revere’s Call Out for Help

Crews from the National Guard, from New York and from New Jersey have joined the fight against snow in Revere this week – with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito taking a firsthand view of those efforts on Broadway Tuesday morning. “We’ve sent held down to New York before to help out and now they’re returning...
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To Break or Not to Break: Is February Vacation Still Necessary?

February 18, 2015
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There is virtually no one who can readily recall just why it is that Massachusetts schools take one week of vacation in February. It is as old as the oldest teacher or most seasoned administrator – whether active or retired. Some say it’s a vestige of World War II heating oil rationing. Others say...
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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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