Multicultural Night at Garfield School

November 18, 2016
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Multicultural Night at Garfield School

ALL STRINGS LEAD TO REVERE: Bridget Shepard hangs up a sign over a map showing how all routes lead to the Garfield School from all over the world. The demonstration was part of the Garfield School’s annual Multi-Cultural Night on Weds., Nov. 9.
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Recognizing Felix Desisto’s Civic Service

November 18, 2016
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Recognizing Felix Desisto’s Civic Service

On Saturday November 12, members of the community memorialized and celebrated the life of  Felix DeSisto, a WWII Veteran who flew 35 missions on a B-24 Liberator Bomber in the European theater. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross as a result of these efforts.   He later continued with his comittment to public service...
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Partnering for Health

November 18, 2016
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Partnering for Health

Officials from Winthrop, Revere and Chelsea signed an agreement for the North Suffolk Health Collaborative. The agreement between the three communities will allow for a partnering to address public health issues. From left are Nick LoConte, chair of the Winthrop Board of Health; Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo; Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino; Winthrop Town...
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Billboard Ban? Not Here:Despite City Ordinance,MassDot Approves New Signage at ‘T’ Garage

November 18, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Despite a one-year moratorium on billboards in the city of Revere, the MBTA recently received approval from the MassDOT to install a new billboard on the side of the MBTA garage at Wonderland facing the rotary. “This project is within MassDOT guidelines for outdoor advertising and is consistent with the...
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Regional Dispatch Goes Online

November 18, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s been well over five years in the making and now the Metro North Regional Emergency Communications Center, the regional dispatch center for Revere and Winthrop, is now online taking emergency calls and dispatching public safety personnel. The City of Revere has been up and running for two weeks and...
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News Briefs

November 18, 2016
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RHS THANKSGIVING GAME TICKETS Tickets for the Revere-Winthrop Thanksgiving football game will be on sale at Athletic Director Frank Shea’s Office at the high school on Monday Nov. 21 through Wednesday, Nov. 23. All pre-sale tickets are $5. Tickets at the door on the morning of the game are $10 for adults and $5...
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Election Was No Surprise When Looking at Shrugs and Smiles

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When jaws dropped last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as the national election returns began to favor President-elect Donald Trump, one apolitical political predictor had a very big “told you so” moment. Boston area businessman and political prognosticator Don Khoury is known for turning down the sound on political races. By...
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FBI Building Opened in Chelsea, Moved Offices Out of Boston

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Activity blossomed out of the new FBI Building in Chelsea Monday morning, Nov. 7, as the Boston Headquarters officially opened for its first day of work in Chelsea – just a hop away from Revere. Cars pulled into the lot, shuttles operated from South Station and some of the 500 newly...
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Police Briefs 11-16-2016

November 18, 2016
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ARREST Report SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Josue Castro-Reyes, 21, of Chelsea, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting. Lucas A. Portillo, 33, of Lynn, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor. Rochelle L. Fernandez, 29, of Billerica, was arrested on charges of making a threat to...
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Why Were the Presidential Polls Wrong?

November 18, 2016
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by Dr. Gary Welton The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat, and expectant. The polls gave them every reason to expect that America was electing her as the country’s first female...
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A Great Idea That Has Been Delayed No More

November 18, 2016
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More than five years ago, the leaders of Revere, Chelsea, and Winthrop had the idea to establish a Health Collaborative that would serve the three communities and address issues ranging from wellness programs that include flu prevention, smoking prevention, and childhood obesity to the more serious issue of opioid abuse. However, the idea languished...
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Sports 11-16-2016

November 18, 2016
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RHS sports Roundup A victory for the ages: Patriots top Lynn English on field goal as time expires The Revere High football team pulled off one of the most fantastic finishes in RHS grid annals to earn a down-to-the-wire, 24-22 victory over Lynn English Friday evening before a jubilant hometown crowd at Harry Della...
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Obituaries 11-16-2016

November 18, 2016
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Todd Storella Music lover, great cook and avid Red Sox and Patriots fan Todd Storella of Revere died on November 10. Todd was a great cook who enjoyed listening to and downloading music, he always had his headphones on. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and would watch the games with...
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On the Championship Hunt

November 11, 2016
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On the Championship Hunt

On Sunday, November 6 the Revere Pop Warner B team played the Mattapan Patriots for the Eastern MA Championship. After a hard fought four quarters, the B team came out victorious with a 7 – 2 win to become the Eastern Mass Champions. They will continue their playoff run with the first round of...
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Did You Vote?

November 11, 2016
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Did You Vote?

Revere High School teacher John Fergus did his part on Election Day dressing up as Uncle Sam to encourage students to get out and vote. For local results on Tuesday’s election, please visit The Journal’s website at reverejournal.com.
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Multicultural Night at Revere High

November 11, 2016
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Multicultural Night at Revere High

Roberto Joseph, 16, took to the floor as the African drummers played, while Audra DiMasso performed an Irish Step Dance. Both were among numerous performers who shared their dance, song and music – along with their food – during the Second Annual Multicultural Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Revere High School.
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Saving Lives:Decrease Seen in Local Opioid Deaths

November 11, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released its third quarter data on opioid-related deaths across the state. In the first nine months of 2016 there were 1,005 confirmed cases of unintentional opioid overdose deaths across the state. There are also 392-470 suspected opioid-related deaths, a pace higher than the...
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Communities Band Together for Health

November 11, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock In an attempt to bolster the health of Winthrop, Chelsea and Revere the communities have banded together to form a health collaborative and hire a regional public health director who will work on policy, reports and more. The person hired will take a regional look at trends and work with...
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Parent Day at Revere High Set for Nov 17

November 11, 2016
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By Lani Stevens For the first time ever, Revere High School is welcoming hundreds of parents to come to observe their child’s classrooms in celebration of American Education Week. The parent day will be hosted on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 from 8 to 9 a.m. Principal Lourenco Garcia believes that there...
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Police Briefs 11-09-2016

November 11, 2016
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ROBBED IN RENDEZVOUS Revere Police are investigating a robbery that occurred when a man met a woman online and had her over to his house. Around 3:05 p.m., police responded to the Revere Housing Authority for an unarmed robbery of a man who said he was robbed. The man said he had met a...
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Surging Senior Population is Upon Us

November 11, 2016
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By Stephen Fielding Recently I attended the Massachusetts Association of Councils On Aging and Senior Center Directors 2016 Conference (MCOA). This annual meeting always heightens knowledge of seniors we serve through extremely informative and educational sessions each conference day, allows you to meet and discuss with highly educated, experienced state and federal officials a...
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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...
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Sports 11-09-2016

November 11, 2016
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RhS sports Roundup Rivera scores three TDs to lead football team to 35-28 win Senior captain Victor Rivera scored three touchdowns, two of them on electrifying kickoff returns, to lead the Revere High football team to a pulsating 35-28 victory over Westford Academy Friday evening under the lights of a gleaming Harry Della Russo...
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Obituaries 11-09-2016

November 11, 2016
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Daniel Dillon Longtime Revere teacher and local business man Daniel R. Dillon, a lifelong Revere resident, died on November 6. Daniel was a U.S. Army Veteran, teacher in the Revere Public Schools for many years as well as a local Businessman.  Daniel enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. He had a great...
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