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Sixth Annual Revere Beach Memorial

September 26, 2012
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Sixth Annual Revere Beach Memorial

On Sunday night residents gathered for the Sixth Annual Revere Beach Memorial dedicated to those whose lives were cut short due to drugs and alcohol. Iin the photo to the left, Jack Ciano came for his son John Michael Ciano.
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Thar’ She Blows

September 26, 2012
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Thar’ She Blows

Fourth grade students at the A.C. Whelan School participated in “Figure it out Fridays”/ Science Fridays last Friday afternoon, a program that runs every week thanks to the school’s Extended Learning Time (ELT) grant. Here, students observe a model representing the build up of pressure inside the Earth. Students tell administrators the program is...
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Council Approves Project

September 26, 2012
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It came down to a roll of the dice – a bit of a gamble – and most City Councillors weren’t willing to call the bluff of an Everett developer who has plans to build 261 apartment units at a plot of land next to the BJ’s store on Ward Street. The situation was...
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School Uniforms and Its Working Well Here

September 26, 2012
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They say that the uniform makes the man, but uniforms are also doing quite a lot for the boys and girls in several of Revere’s elementary schools this year. After being pioneers at the Paul Revere School, the ever-controversial school uniform issue took a major leap this year as three of the City’s elementary...
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Revere Businessman Falls Prey to Scam

September 26, 2012
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In what allegedly appears to be a scam of major proportions, the MBTA has placed a Blue Line subway train superintendent on administrative leave and the Transit Police have embarked on an aggressive investigation into allegations in the purported scam. Christopher Shea, who serves as a higher-up in the Blue Line, has also had...
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Schools Hit High Mark on MCAS

September 26, 2012
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As Superintendent Paul Dakin and Assistant Superintendent Dianne Kelley perused the initial MCAS test numbers for Revere Schools last week, one thing about those scores seemed to jump off the dry erase board. As Dakin pointed to the top of the list – to those schools that performed the best on the test –...
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Local Man Shot on Rose St.

September 26, 2012
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State and local officials are investigating every angle in the shooting death of Revere’s Richard Pignone, 55, at an apartment in the Rose Street Development last Thursday night. Revere Police and Revere Fire responded to 52 Rose St. at about 9:20 p.m. after a smoke alarm activation in the apartment. On arrival, they found...
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Good News for Education

September 26, 2012
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The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has renewed Revere High School’s accreditation. According to the school’s principal Lourenco Garcia, RHS passed all seven key standards and received 40 commendations. Superintendent Paul Dakin said he was pleased with the accreditation and said as well that it is an important milestone. The rapidly changing...
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Patriots Make It Three in a Row, Power Past Swampscott

September 26, 2012
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The Revere High football team rolled to its third straight victory with an impressive 21-6 triumph at Swampscott’s Blocksidge Field Saturday afternoon. The Big Blue have been a bit of a nemesis for the Patriots since Revere joined the Northeastern Conference, with the Pats typically coming away with an “L” at the final whistle....
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Police Briefs 09-26-2012

September 26, 2012
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Hector Lugo, 27, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Jomar Sierra, 25, of Arlington, was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to violate the drug laws. Giovanni Merced, 26, of 51 Taft Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of trafficking in heroin and illegal...
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Obituaries 09-26-2012

September 26, 2012
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Joseph Caggiano Retired Boston Police Detective Det. Joseph E. Caggiano, B.P.D. (retired) died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 20. He was 89 years old. Born in Boston, the dear son of the late Grace (Ferrara) and Ernest P. Caggiano, he lived in Winthrop prior to entering the US Navy in World War...
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Road Race

September 20, 2012
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Road Race

A road racer in the Allstate 13.1 Road Race runs past Kelly’s on the Boulevard last Sunday morning. While racers from all over the country raved about the weather and the ocean route, residents in Revere along the course were none too happy about the scene.
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Funny Pharmacist Artie Januario Soars to Headline Status on the Comedy Scene

September 20, 2012
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Artie Januario already owns the title of funniest pharmacist in America. “Some guys might claim to be pharmacists that sell drugs, but I don’t think they have a license,” jokes Januario, a 1973 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School of Revere. Januario, a 56-year-old licensed pharmacist at Super Stop & Shop by day and...
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Officials Pass New Rx Bill

September 20, 2012
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As this weekend’s Revere Beach Memorial approaches, local elected officials and anti-addition advocates are using the spotlight to focus in on a different kind of fight against drug addiction. The current struggle, they say, is not as much on the streets with hard drugs, but rather in the medicine cabinet and doctor’s office with...
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Goooal!!!Development at Wonderland Might Include Soccer Stadium

September 20, 2012
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A groundbreaking development at the former Wonderland Dog Track property is apparently knocking on the City’s door and it could include a 15,000-seat soccer stadium with accompanying parking. Sources told the Journal this week that talks regarding the building of a new soccer stadium at Wonderland have escalated quickly as of late, and the...
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Eradicating the Rodent Problem

September 20, 2012
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The city is plagued by a  rodent problem. Evidence of rat and rodent infestation can be found at locations in neighborhoods throughout the city. It is the same in the city of Lynn and frankly, it is the same in every city where density is high and trash removal is a weekly mess from...
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Police Briefs 09-19-2012

September 20, 2012
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 William Brad Tolley, 32, of Chelsea, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infractions of speeding and failing to stop for a traffic control signal. John R. Lewis Jr., 27, of 292 Salem...
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Obituaries 09-19-2012

September 20, 2012
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Barbara Crowell Avid Boston Team Sports Fan and Lifelong Chelsea Resident Barbara E. (Smith) Crowell, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on September 12. She was 73 years old. During her working career, she worked at Coolray-American Optical, Towle Leonard Silver Co., and Smith Craft Lighting Co. She was an avid sports fan of...
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Remembering 9/11

September 12, 2012
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Remembering 9/11

The City of Revere and Revere Police and Fire Departments held a commemoration on Tuesday morning of the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks. Here, at left, Firefighter Anthony DiGiovanni and Lt. Dennis Russo lower the flag in front of the Parkway Station to half-staff as the five alarms rang to mark the...
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Councillors Warm to Tax Break for Market Basket

September 12, 2012
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Virtually everyone has been intrigued by the prospect that the Market Basket might locate in the Northgate Shopping Center, and even more so that the store might be requesting a tax break from the City in the form of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement. The news of a potential TIF for Demoulas Market...
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