Dancing for Rizzo

March 18, 2015
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Dancing for Rizzo

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo announced his intention to run for another term as mayor of the City of Revere during his annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration last Thursday, March 12. Though his first term certainly yielded some crazy weather events (tornado and record snowfalls), he said much has been accomplished and he would like...
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Suffolk Downs Help Included in Bill

March 18, 2015
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined Representative RoseLee Vincent and their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass a supplemental budget which allocates additional funding to critical programs and initiatives – including a critical provision to help racing return to Suffolk Downs. The legislation will allow horse racing and simulcasting to continue...
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Seacoast Assault Brings Questions On Change to School Expulsion Laws

March 18, 2015
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A violent attack at the Seacoast Academy last week has led to serious charges against three girls and a call by Supt. Paul Dakin for the state to review new regulations that hamper the schools’ ability to expel students. “It was pure and simply a sneak attack assault that was planned and premeditated,” said...
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RMCU Gets Space at RHS

March 18, 2015
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The Revere Municipal Credit Union (RMCU) has gone back to high school. In the most literal sense, the Credit Union has opened up a branch in the high school to promote financial literacy and access for high school students and their parents, and to teach young people practical financial skills. John Kingston of the...
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Play Ball — Not Yet:Lingering Snow Makes Outside Fields Unusable

March 18, 2015
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Sliding into second base these days would require  snow pants and galoshes rather than cleats and long pants, and high school teams across the area are finding that the record-setting snow could force most their season to be going, going and gone. With more than one foot of snow still occupying many baseball and...
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Police Briefs 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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HEROIN BUST REVEALS HUGE ‘STASH HOUSE’ On Thursday, March 12, Revere Police in a joint investigation with Malden Police executed a search warrant for narcotics at 44 Stark Ave., and boy did they find the mother lode. Police recovered more than 900 grams of heroin, and equipment used to press large quantities of heroin....
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Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 18, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts in East Boston, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid...
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Letter to the Editor

March 18, 2015
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We are lucky to have some great support Dear Editor: In the course of everyday living there are people or organizations that make an impact on our daily lives.  Many times we take these individuals or organizations for granted as they perform exceptional or even routine services without fanfare. They go out of their...
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Sometimes Common Sense Just Loses Out …

March 18, 2015
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The article in last week’s Revere Journal about CAPIC losing the state funding for running its homeless program seems just counterproductive. Robert Repucci, CAPIC Director, said that he was forced to stop the program to help stave off local homelessness that has been successful and in place for more than 48 years because of...
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Okay Enough, We Set a New Record

March 18, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as we will recount the bitter cold for days on end, the constant snow shoveling, the bags of rock salt that we bought to keep our...
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Sports 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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“We’re practicing inside the high school and Lafayette School,” said DiBiaso. “I don’t think we’ll be playing any preseason or regular season games for awhile. It will be at least two weeks, if not more.” The Everett High track and tennis teams are always conducting their practices indoors, “making the best of a tough...
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Obituaries 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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John Papa Sena Of Reading, formerly of Revere John Papa Sena of Reading, formerly of Revere, died on March 13. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was an operating engineer for Local 4. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Reardon) Sena; devoted father of Lisa Cunha and her...
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Ice Ice Baby

March 11, 2015
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Ice Ice Baby

Looking more like Iceland than Revere Beach these days, this photo of a giant glaciers and ice floes continue to occupy and block up the Beach, across from Kelly’s, after this winter’s brutal cold and snow. While most everyone knows about the snow totals, few know that it has also been a record year...
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Revere Beach Hotel Deal is Coming Together

March 11, 2015
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Developers for Waterfront Square are preparing to begin the process of bringing a hotel to Revere Beach – specifically on the parcel of land on the beach side of Wonderland Station. Joe DiGangi, of EuroVest, announced late last week that the project is preparing to welcome the addition of a Marriott hotel to the...
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Horse Racing Industry Hopes for Legislation, Ready for New Plans

March 11, 2015
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Time is of the essence, say those locally involved in the horseracing industry, but breeders and trainers remain optimistic that the state will approve legislation to allow racing to take place at Suffolk Downs this coming season – perhaps as early as June. Just last week, members of the regional Horsemen’s Benevolent Protection Association...
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City Moves Toward Law to Step up Inspectional Services

March 11, 2015
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REVERE – The city has already cleaned up one blighted property on Washington Street and turned it into saleable condominiums, now they are moving to give inspectional services the tools and support to clean up more. Tuesday night the City Council heard a presentation on how Massachusetts General Law 40U can benefit city officials...
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Rizzo to Seek Another Term

March 11, 2015
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For Mayor Dan Rizzo, the last three years have been a whirlwind (literally), and a roulette wheel (literally), but the extraordinary circumstances that have played out in his first term have not discouraged him, but rather have encouraged him to keep seeking out the small victories often overlooked in public life. With that in...
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Harvard Students Get Ready to Plan a Redesigned Revere

March 11, 2015
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REVERE – For the next eight weeks 50 graduate students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design will be teaming up with the city to work on the design and development of several areas in the city. Last Thursday Mayor Dan Rizzo, Economic Development Director John Festa, City Planner Frank Stringi and others met...
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Police Briefs 03-11-2015

March 11, 2015
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SHOTS FIRED OUTSIDE SQUIRE LOUNGE Revere Police are investigating three gunshots discharged right outside the entrance to the Squire Lounge early Friday morning. At around 12:41 a.m., police were called to the Squire for gunshots witnessed by several people. Witnesses told police they observed a dark vehicle with two occupants pull up to the...
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Richard Penta

March 11, 2015
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Richard A. Penta was a vital part of the daily life and city government of Revere. He not only served as the Ward 1 City Councillor for several terms, but he contributed to the betterment of community and the people around him throughout his adult life. He cared about his city and his Beachmont...
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Congratulations Revere Pop Warner

March 11, 2015
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The Revere Pop Warner Junior Patriots youth football and cheerleading organization is highly regarded in Massachusetts and beyond. The Revere cheerleading program has produced numerous national championships as director Carolyn Demers and the RPW staff of coaches have worked hard to lead their teams to best-in-the-nation status, which is a tremendous accomplishment. Revere’s football...
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Letters to the Editor

March 11, 2015
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She let us down Dear Editor Our new congressional elected official, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who represents the City of Revere, has recently verbally attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, suggesting that the Prime Minister keep his mouth shut and allow Obama another two years, after trying for the past six years to keep...
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Sports 03-11-2015

March 11, 2015
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IC JV Basketball champiuons The Immaculate Conception Boys Junior Varsity basketball team finished up a strong season by winning the Middlesex Catholic Elementary School League Championship. After going undefeated during the regular season, the boys entered the playoffs as the number 1 seed.  With victories in the playoffs against St Mary’s of Melrose and...
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Obituaries 03-11-2015

March 11, 2015
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Rocco Anthony Jesso Gifted and Much Loved Educator Rocco Anthony Jesso, a Charlestown native, formerly of Revere, died on Wednesday, March 4 after a long illness at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 83 years old. Mr. Jesso was born and raised in his family home in Charlestown. He was educated in Boston Public Schools...
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