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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More Substance Counselors Are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...
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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2015
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Doing a good job, but Dear Editor, I think the people working for the City of Revere plowing snow are doing a good job cleaning up the streets during snow storms, but………. During these snowstorms, the City plows the snow coming down Augustus Street making a right hand turn onto Malden Street, manage to...
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Revere Through the Years

February 12, 2015
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10 years ago February 9, 2005 Mayor Thomas Ambrosino told an approving audience in the City Council Chamber that the city has weathered the fiscal crises of the past two years and is now back on track to face a bright future. Local developers and real estate moguls Richard and Steven Clayman have purchased...
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Obituaries 02-11-2015

February 12, 2015
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Michelle Pizzano Persevered with lifelong challenges and needs and love and devotion of a caring family Michelle B. Pizzano passed away on February 6 at the Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River after a very brief illness. She was 46 years old. Born in Everett, she was the beloved daughter of Olivette M. (Dion)...
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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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Police Briefs 02-04-2015

February 10, 2015
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House Breaks: (2) Conant Street; and Washington Avenue Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (3) Reservoir Avenue (plate); Everard Street (plate); and *Everett Street. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (30) Copeland Circle (2); Brown Circle (2); Furlong Drive; Robert Road; Revere Street; Pemberton/Marshall; Pierce Street; Revere/Broadway; Crescent Avenue; Harris/Parkway; Squire Road – Sozio’s; Pomona Street; Squire...
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A Good Job Handling Snowstorms

February 10, 2015
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We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past week, creating difficult challenges for our Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways. It was a monumental assignment and there is even more snow in the forecast for this week and next. What...
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City Salaries in Line With Area Trends

February 10, 2015
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The annual Top 100 List of salaries for Revere city employees appears in this week’s Revere Journal. The list reveals that more than 168 employees earned more than $100,000. Our story follows a Boston Globe story that indicated that 10,500 state employees were paid more than $100,000 last year. These salaries are indicative of...
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Letters to the Editor

February 10, 2015
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Batteries Not Included Dear Editor What’s the one phrase that can quickly change the mood from festive to foul for any child opening a brand new, shiny toy? “Batteries not included!” Or how about that product featured on a home shopping channel or infomercial – you know, the one that’ll make you happy, solve...
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Sports 02-04-2015

February 10, 2015
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RHS sports Roundup Girls basketball team routs Peabody, is  edged by Winthrop   The Revere High girls basketball team, which already has qualified for the post-season state tourney, split its two games this past week, rolling past Peabody Friday evening, 68-41, but coming up short against Winthrop, 40-32. In Friday’s match with Peabody at the Merullo Fieldhouse, the Lady Patriots...
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Obituaries 02-04-2015

February 10, 2015
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Philip Murphy Longtime Insurance Agent Philip Murphy of Revere died on January 30. An insurance agent for many years and a US Navy Vietnam Veteran, he was the beloved husband of Flora Lindberg; devoted father of Donna Murphy of New Hampshire and Linda Murphy and Nancy Vallee, both of Wilmington; dear brother 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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