School Bells Ringing

August 21, 2015
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 We remember when the school year started on the Wednesday after Labor Day but today school in most communities begins well before – and with that in mind – we wish the Revere public schools and their new leader, Supt. of Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly, good luck as the 2015-16 academic year begins. The...
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Sports 08-19-2015

August 21, 2015
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A Showcase for Sports Brand new Della Russo Stadium set for grand opening By Cary Shuman Revere High School athletes, Revere Pop Warner football players and cheerleaders, and Revere residents have a brand new stadium to call their own. The official grand opening ceremonies for the sparkling, spectacular, state-of-the-art Harry Della Russo Stadium on...
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Obituaries 08-19-2015

August 21, 2015
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Renee Perkins Of Swampscott, formerly of Marblehead Renee S. (Marcus) Perkins of Swampscott, formerly of Marblehead, entered into rest on August 13. She was 80 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Sanford H. Perkins; devoted mother of Andrew Perkins and his wife, Kimberley of Boca Raton, FL, Amy Perkins Alpert...
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Swearing In

August 14, 2015
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Swearing In

Newly sworn Revere Police officers, from left, Michael Dercolo, Michael D’Amore and Derek Vecchia, will step in for three officers injured in the last week.
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Honored

August 14, 2015
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Honored

Annmarie Gearraughty accepts the Purple Heart of her uncle, Harry J. Gearraughty Jr., from Commander Leo Agnew of the Order of the Purple Heart during a ceremony on Friday, Aug. 7, honoring all Purple Heart recipients in Revere and proclaiming Revere a Purple Heart Community. Gearraughty’s medal had been on display for many years at...
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Field Day

August 14, 2015
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Field Day

Salma El Andalga on the hula-hoop during last Saturday’s Field Day at the Whelan School, sponsored by the Revere Recreation Department. Hundreds of kids showed up for the annual event on a very beautiful day.
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Unprovoked Attack on Officers Leads to Arrest of Wakefield Man

August 14, 2015
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Unprovoked Attack on Officers Leads to Arrest of Wakefield Man

Multiple police officers were injured in an unprovoked attack early on Tuesday morning when a Wakefield man attacked two officers and injured more at the Station during booking. The incident was loosely tied to the events in Ferguson, MO – as the suspect said he believed he was being stopped because of the events...
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Suffolk Gets New Race Schedule

August 14, 2015
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) approved a three-day racing schedule and a $1.425 million withdrawal from the state’s new Race Horse Development Fund to supplement the meet’s purses, but some 350 local horsemen have withdrawn from their organization and are protesting the move. “We supported the industry every year for 20 years with the...
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Conservation Commission Approves Development

August 14, 2015
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The Conservation Commission has unanimously approved an order of conditions for a new development where the former Shaw’s was at 205 Revere Beach Parkway. Last Wednesday afternoon the commission held a public hearing on the notice of intent filed by TransDel Corp./Gate Residential of Boston. Developers plan to build two, six-story apartment buildings after...
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Mayoral Candidates will Debate Weds., Aug. 26 on RevereTV

August 14, 2015
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The three candidates running for the office of mayor of Revere – Mayor Dan Rizzo, Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo, and Cheryl Whittredge – have agreed to participate in a mayoral debate to be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. The Revere Journal and Revere Youth In Action are co-sponsoring the debate that will be...
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Afterschool Summer Program Set Sail for the Boston Harbor Islands

August 14, 2015
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Over 60 kids from Revere Public School’s Afterschool Summer Program visited the Boston Harbor Islands National Park in July as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s free All Access Boston Harbor program. More than 5,000 youth and teens have taken part in the free program so far this summer, which brings area youth...
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Letters to the Editor

August 14, 2015
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Participatory Budgeting will give residents a real say in how their tax dollars are spent Dear Editor, We’ve long believed that residents deserve to have more of a say in how government spends their tax dollars. That is why next year, my administration will be introducing a pilot participatory budgeting initiative – a democratic...
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Community Compact Program

August 14, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo is to be congratulated for seizing the opportunity and having Revere become one of the first communities in the state to sign onto the Community Compact program. In simple terms, this state program will help Revere implement best practices and deliver services more efficiently, all with the help and funding of...
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A Program Worth Keeping

August 14, 2015
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins has developed a program for inmates that is in its third year and is showing positive results. We are referring to his farming program that has inmates growing vegetables and fruits in the prison yard. This program helps inmates develop skills that will make them more marketable to employers...
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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...
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Obituaries 08-12-2015

August 14, 2015
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Dorothy Serino Of Revere, formerly of Winthrop Dorothy Serino of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, passed away August 6. She was the cherished daughter of the late Herbert and Anna (Imperato) Serino; dear sister of Robert Serino of Newburyport, and the late Herbert Serino and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. Family...
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Blocking a Spike

August 6, 2015
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Blocking a Spike

Team Amato and Team Colby square off at the net last Saturday morning on Revere Beach as part of the 9th Annual Revere Fire Department Local 926 Volleyball Fundraising Tournament. The annual tournament attracted several teams and raised money on behalf of the Dana Farber Cancer Center.
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Basketball Bride

August 6, 2015
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Basketball Bride

Revere High School girls basketball coach Diana DeCristoforo was surprised on Saturday morning at her wedding at St. Anthony’s Church by current and former RHS basketball players. Diana married Thomas Finn of Reading. Pictured (back row left to right) Ashley DiFraia, Samantha & Tiphani Harris, Coach Diana DeCristoforo, Adriana Boriello, Melissa Adreani, Marisa Parent, Valentina...
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Revere and State Officials Sign On to Community Compact Program

August 6, 2015
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Revere and State Officials Sign On to Community Compact Program

Revere officials joined a new initiative Tuesday morning promoted by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito in being one of the first communities in the state to sign on to the Community Compact program. “We’re the eighth community in the Commonwealth to sign on to this and none of our urban neighbors have done so yet,”...
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Ballot Positions Announced for Sept. Primary

August 6, 2015
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Revere Election Commissioner Diane R. Colella has announced the ballot positions for the Preliminary Election to be held Tuesday, Sept. 1. Colella drew the positions at the Elections Office at City Hall Friday morning. There will be primaries for the Office of Mayor and the Office of Councillor-at-Large. In the Mayor’s race, the top...
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Water Quality Rating is High at Revere Beach

August 6, 2015
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The nation’s first public beach remains strong as one of the cleanest beaches in the area on Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s mid-summer beach report released this week. Last year at this point in the summer Revere Beach scored a 100 percent on the report and scored the same this time around. According to...
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Finding the Fruits of Summer on Glover Drive

August 6, 2015
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There is no shortage of buzzwords these days around ‘urban gardening’ and ‘organic farming’ and the burgeoning industry around growing one’s own food. But anyone talking about the subject, however, should speak with Revere’s Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Leone and his wife, Anna Maria, before going any further down the garden path. The retired construction worker,...
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Moving Revere Forward Progress Report Released

August 6, 2015
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The “Moving Revere Forward” progress report was released last Thursday night by Mayor Dan Rizzo, updating the original Transition Team document present to Rizzo in the winter of 2011. Giving a powerpoint presentation, Rizzo said the report was the work of seven committees who worked for four months to review the functions of city...
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Police Briefs 08-05-2015

August 6, 2015
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MONDAY, JULY 27 No Arrests Reported TUESDAY, JULY 28 Jason W. Gentry, 34, of Swampscott, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. David T. Hinchey, 54, of 238 Proctor Ave. was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor (3rd offense) and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. WEDNESDAY,...
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