News Briefs

July 8, 2016
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SIRIGNANO RECOGNIZED BY MASSPORT The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) awarded Diversity and Inclusion/Compliance Executive Assistant Ernestina Sirignano with an Individual Outstanding Achievement award for her work taking on demanding projects and going above and beyond within her department to ensure its success. Sirignano, a Revere resident, has been with Massport in the Diversity and...
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Police Briefs 07-06-2016

July 8, 2016
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ARREST Report MONDAY, JUNE 27 Favio Rodriguez, 43, of East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.   TUESDAY, JUNE 28 Lisa Rossetti, 46, of 25 Washington St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Robert D. Ruiz, 26,...
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Letter to the Editor

July 8, 2016
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There are many generous people Dear Editor, We often hear about so many sad and negative stories in the news that I just wanted to share this thank you to Natalie from Cal Zone with your readers to remind us all of the outstanding and generous people we live among. My son and husband,...
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Reflecting On the Meaning of Ramadan for Many Muslims

July 8, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir Tuesday, July 5 marked the last day of the fasting month of Ramadan in the city of Revere, Boston and other cities and states across the U.S.  Most Muslims around the globe celebrated the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, July 6, and only a few countries celebrated this holiday on...
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Revere Beach Remains A Local Treasure

July 8, 2016
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In two weeks, more than 800,000 people are expected to attend the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. It is one more successful chapter in the long history of the first public beach that was established in 1895. As Mayor Brian Arrigo stated in a story in this week’s Journal, Revere Beach is a...
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Revere Well Represented in Agganis Football Game

July 8, 2016
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Four Revere High football players and the RHS coaching staff helped lead the South All-Star team to a 27-19 victory in the Annual Harry Agganis All-Star Football Game held June 30 at Manning Field in Lynn. RHS Class of 2016 graduates Steve Noel, Jake Noftle, Pho Tran, and Dan Murphy wrapped up their stellar...
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Obituaries 07-06-2016

July 8, 2016
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Joseph D’Ambrosio Commercial fisherman and outdoorsman; proud member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited Joseph A. D’Ambrosio died suddenly on June 28. He was 61 years old. Born and raised in Revere, Joe attended Revere schools and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1973.  All of his life, from when he...
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90 Years Young

July 1, 2016
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90 Years Young

Family and friends of longtime Revere resident Mildred Elizabeth Vincent recently gathered at the Point of Pines Yacht Club to celebrate Millie’s 90th birthday. Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and Mrs. Vincent’s daughter-in-law State Representative RoseLee Vincent presented her with a resolution recognizing the joyous occasion. “If one were to evaluate the...
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Delvecchio Receives Service Award at St Mary’s

July 1, 2016
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Delvecchio Receives Service Award at St Mary’s

The William F. Connell ‘55 Service Awards are presented at St. Mary’s as recognition of consistent and exemplary service. The awards are in memory of St. Mary’s alumni and benefactor William F. Connell whose generous donation to St. Mary’s enabled the construction of the Connell Center building. A committee consisting of St. Mary’s staff...
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Fiscal Year 2017 Approved

July 1, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Six months after taking office for the first time, Mayor Brian Arrigo can be assured that he has the City Council’s support for his first budget. Monday night after a slight tweaking, the City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2017 budget of $173,003,411 which kicks in with the new fiscal...
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The Fields of St Mary’s Will Open on July 31

July 1, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe pushed and pushed for a date to have the new baseball fields at St. Mary’s on Washington Street be turned over to the city and ready to be played on. July 31 was the date he was given after the project manager and the city...
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News Briefs

July 1, 2016
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REVERE REPUBLICANS MEET ON JUNE 30 The Revere Republican City Committee will be holding a meeting on Thursday, June 30th, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion on Broadway (next to City Hall).  If you are interested, please join us.  If you would like further information about the RRCC, please write us...
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Police Briefs 06-29-2016

July 1, 2016
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ARREST Report MONDAY, JUNE 20 Christopher A. D’Alessandro, 42, of Revere, with no address listed, as arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, JUNE 21 James A. Griffin, 49, of Revere, with no address listed, as arrested on an outstanding warrant. Francisco Ramos, 40, of 38 Summer St., was arrested on a charge of paying...
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Letter to the Editor

July 1, 2016
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Thank you Mayor Brian Arrigo Dear Editor: The tree is finally gone after six years and it took one day with a new administration. I want to thank you, Mayor Brian Arrigo, and assistant, Joe Gravellese. The tree that I have been trying to have taken down for the past six an a half...
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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...
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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...
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Sports 06-29-2016

July 1, 2016
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Cicatelli honored to coach in Agganis Football Classic Story and Photos by Cary Shuman Lou Cicatelli played football at Revere High and worked in the school’s athletic program that was led by the late Silvio Cella, who was a teammate of Harry Agganis at Boston University. Cicatelli said he is honored to be coaching...
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Obituaries 06-29-2016

July 1, 2016
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Paul Bennett Fought long battle with Myotonic Muscular Dystraophy Paul J. Bennett of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on June 24 at the age of 44 after a long and courageous battle with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy. He was the beloved son of Marie Bennett (Kitchel) of East Boston; dear brother of John Bennett and...
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Flag Day at Whelan School

June 25, 2016
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Flag Day at Whelan School

RED, WHITE AND TWO! Twin sisters Lina and Dina Gharoqadi, kindergartners at the Whelan School, were decked out in double patriotic fashion last Tuesday morning, June 14, for a festive Flag Day celebration at the school. Principal Jamie Flynn welcomed the Revere Police Honor Guard to perform a ceremonial flag folding and Sgt. Dan...
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Commencement Speaker

June 25, 2016
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Commencement Speaker

Chris Porrazzo, of Revere, recently gave the commencent speech at Salem State University. Chris also received hs Masters in School Counseling and has recently been hired as a guidance counselor at the Rumney Marsh Academy for the upcoming school year. Shown above are Chris and his son Luke along with fiance Stephanie West, of...
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Breaking Bread:Residents Celebrate Interfaith Dinner

June 25, 2016
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Breaking Bread:Residents Celebrate Interfaith Dinner

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Saturday night more than 100 people broke bread with each other at a special Interfaith Iftar dinner held at the Beachmont School, sponsored by the local Moroccan American of Revere community. Attendees took the time to learn about each other’s faith and culture. Greeted with the sounds of The Noor...
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Three Revere Firefighters Injured Battling Chelsea Four-Alarm Fire

June 25, 2016
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Three Revere Firefighters Injured Battling Chelsea Four-Alarm Fire

By Seth Daniel One Revere Firefighter remains in the hospital after a four-alarm house fire in Chelsea brought in numerous neighboring communities, including Revere, and injured three Revere jakes in the process. Interim Chief Chris Bright reported that Lt. Bob DeMauro, leader of the Ladder 2 Revere crew, was the most seriously injured of...
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Vadala to Become Assistant Super

June 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Revere Supt. Dianne Kelly announced that she has named a new assistant superintendent to replace Chris Malone, who is leaving to become the superintendent in Tewksbury. Josh Vadala, currently the assistant principal at the Whelan School, will become the new assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services. Vadala is a graduate of...
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Revere Police Identify Target ‘Peeper’

June 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Revere Police took the Target ‘peeper’ into custody at Attleboro District Court on Tuesday when the Rhode Island man showed up at the courthouse for a hearing on an unrelated case. Investigators said Sheldon Fulbeck, a Rhode Island man, has had trouble several times with similar issues, and was the first...
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