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Fire Department Responds to Fentanyl Spill in Bathroom

September 8, 2017
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On August 26, the Revere Fire Department was requested by Revere Police to respond to 85 American Legion Highway for a report of a powdery substance spilled on the floor of the men’s bathroom. According to Capt. Thomas Todisco, the manager had gone into the room to find a man in a semi-conscious state...
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Taking Steps to Raise Overdose Awareness

September 8, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock There were 2,000 overdose deaths in Massachusetts last year. “The number of fatal overdoses from 2001-2014 grew six-fold,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “It is the leading cause of death for those under the age of 50.” These sobering statistics were delivered at an event in the Revere High School Auditorium...
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News Briefs

September 8, 2017
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Revere Beach Arts Festival Returns The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the return of the Revere Beach Arts Festival, set for Saturday, September 16, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will take place along the shoreline of historic Revere Beach at the public plaza between the Markey Bridge and Wonderland...
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Playgroup Pays Off for Children with Special Needs

September 8, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock For a family with a child with special needs, especially autism, finding support and stimulation for your child can be difficult. That’s why two mothers got together to start a unique play group, known as the Revere Drop and Stay group, and it’s been a great success. Jennifer Duggan and...
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MGH Plans Programs Noting National Recovery Month

September 8, 2017
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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will join millions of people across America in recognizing National Recovery Month. Led by the MGH Substance Use Disorders Initiative (SUDIs) –  a group devoted to enhancing SUDI treatment in the inpatient and outpatient setting – MGH will host a series of events throughout September to raise awareness of prevention,...
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Board of Health Public Hearing

September 7, 2017
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Back to School at the Whelan

September 2, 2017
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Back to School at the Whelan

On Monday, Whelan School students, from left, Gianna Chianca, Jessica Lightbody, Rebecca Ruggiero, Ava Petrulavage, and Sara Penlakhal are shown before the school bell rings marking the start of the first day of school.
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Family Festival at Immaculate Conception Church Set for Sept

September 2, 2017
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Family Festival at Immaculate Conception Church Set for Sept

By Sue Ellen Woodcock When you think of the Immaculate Conception Family Festival think community. “That’s what this is all about,” said organizer Cesar Salazar. “We invite the all residents of the city to join in.” The Immaculate Conception Family Festival will be packed with music, food and dance from around the world. It...
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Police Chief Exemption Sent to Committee

September 2, 2017
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NOTE:Clarification   In the August 30 edition of the Revere Journal it was mistakenly stated by the newspaper reporter that the City Council voted on a request from the mayor to exempt the police chief position from Chapter 31 of the Massachusetts General Laws, which covers the civil service. In fact, the council did...
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Police Department Report Surfaces

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Not only did Mayor Brian Arrigo get the nod to look outside the city for the next police chief, he also shared a report that he says only came to light a month ago. The report includes several areas of interest for the years 2014 and 2015. The following information...
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City Hall, DPW Conditions Questioned

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council approved $82,000 to set up a new home for the Revere Department of Public Works on Charger Street. But talk of mold and health concerns soon turned to the conditions inside City Hall. George Anzuoni, director of finance for the city, came before the council to discuss...
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No Primary Approved by State House

September 2, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s official, the city will not hold a preliminary election on Sept. 12. Several weeks ago the council voted not to hold a preliminary election, but it needed final approval from the state legislature. Mayor Brian Arrigo also supported the idea and most pointed to the $60,000 cost of the...
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News Briefs

September 2, 2017
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Beachmont Multicultural Festival Sept. 9 The Beachmontt Improvement Committee, with a grant from the Revere Cultural Council, is sponsoring the first annual Beachmont Multicultural Festival, weaving the community  together with art, food and music. The festival will be held rain or shine at Kimmerle Park at Donnelly Square on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11...
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Correggio Announces Candidacy for Council Seat

September 2, 2017
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It’s time to bring back experience and results to Revere City Council John R. Correggio is proudly announcing his candidacy for Revere City Councilor. Correggio brings both experience and results to his announced bid. A retired lieutenant and 32-year veteran from the Revere Fire Department, a five-term Revere city councilor and School Committee member,...
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Row Row Row

August 31, 2017
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Row Row Row

Mary Jones (left) one of the original founders of Row Row Row is shown with Rep. RoseLee Vincent and Councillor John Powers at the event that was held on Saturday at the Point Pines Yacht Club.
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Up for the Challenge:New Teachers, High Hopes as School Term Begins

August 31, 2017
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Up for the Challenge:New Teachers, High Hopes as School Term Begins

By Seth Daniel A new school year brings a fresh start for everyone, but no more so than for the more than 70 new teachers who are about to teach their first lessons in the Revere Public Schools this coming Monday, Aug. 28. Back to school is at hand for certain, but around 70...
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Revere Police to Host Fundraiser to Benefit Children with Cancer:Sept 29 Event Dedicated to Memory of Daniel Talbot

August 31, 2017
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Revere Police to Host Fundraiser to Benefit Children with Cancer:Sept 29 Event Dedicated to Memory of Daniel Talbot

By Cary Shuman Three Revere Police officers are organizing a special fundraiser for the Cops For Kids With Cancer charitable organization. David Caramanica, William Soto, and Joseph Internicola are co-chairs of the event that will be held Friday, Sept. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at Casa Lucia, Revere. Caramanica said the fundraiser will be...
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Residents Support RevereTV and Seek More Competition

August 31, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city held its second hearing on cable television service on Monday night and heard again the support for Revere TV and the desire to have competition amongst cable providers, Comcast and RCN. The first public hearing which covered Comcast was held Aug. 9. Comcast is the current cable service...
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News Briefs

August 31, 2017
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Revere takes on Chelsea bocce players Get ready to cheer on  Revere Senior Bocce players as they square off against Chelsea Senior Bocce players for bragging rights as winners of the “Bocce Bowl” trophy? Come on down to the First Annual Bocce Bowl Tournament. The information is listed here in addition to a flyer...
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Revere Recreation Color Night

August 16, 2017
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Revere Recreation Color Night

The air at the Whelan School Park was filled with plumes of color last Saturday, Aug. 12, as hundreds of Revere children of all ages participated in the annual Color Night hosted by Revere Parks and Recreation department.
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