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Kelly’s Contract Ratified by School Committee

March 25, 2015
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Kelly’s Contract Ratified by School Committee

The School Committee has ratified the contract for Assistant Superintendent Dianne Kelly, paving the way for her to take over as Revere’s superintendent of schools on July 1. This week, Supt.-Elect Kelly and Supt. Paul Dakin sat down for an interview with the Journal to discuss the transition and the philosophy moving forward in...
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First 1: Joanne McKenna Pulls Papers for Ward One Seat

March 25, 2015
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REVERE – Revere educator Joanne M. McKenna is the first candidate to have pullednomination papers for a special election to fill the Ward 1 Councillor seat left vacant by the late Richard A. Penta. McKenna, who resides on Winthrop Avenue and has resided in Beachmont her entire life, has been an art teacher at...
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Youth Summer Employment: Program Grows

March 25, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo announced that the Youth Summer Employment Program will have a drastic change going into the 2015 summer. Youth will be placed in departments across city government, including Public Works and Parks & Recreation, along with a new partnership involving the Chamber of Commerce.  The goal of the Youth Sumer Employment Program...
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Forum Planned to Break Barriers: Between Muslims and Community

March 25, 2015
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A group of faith-based groups representing several different religions has planned a forum to help break down the barriers between Muslims in Revere and their neighbors – a forum largely in response to threatening notes found last month in the Shirley Avenue area. The First Congregational Church on Beach Street will host the event,...
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News Briefs

March 25, 2015
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MAYOR’S YOUTH SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM Today Mayor Rizzo announced that the Youth Summer Employment Program will have a drastic change going into the 2015 summer. Youth will be placed in departments across city government, including Public Works and Parks & Recreation, along with a new partnership involving the Chamber of Commerce. The goal of...
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Police Briefs 03-25-2015

March 25, 2015
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DOMESTIC SHOOTING IN PINES Revere Police have arrested a man on attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot up his girlfriend’s car on Bateman Street late Thursday night. Around 11:53 p.m. police were called to the scene and found the woman inside a car that had been shot multiple times. The woman was not...
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Winter Might be Wanning

March 25, 2015
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This past winter has been one for many longtime New Englanders not to forget.  We are not talking about the record snowfall. We are referring to the ceaseless cold that just keeps us bundled up in layers of clothes on a daily basis. Last Friday, was the official first day of spring and of...
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Letters To The Editor

March 25, 2015
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Readers beware Dear Editor: I’m not sure if most residents are aware of the Facebook Page “Revere Scanner.” It has recently gained lots of popularity, negative and positive. It has close to 4,000 followers. I, for one, (along with many others) absolutely am not a fan of this particular page and the people behind...
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Cementing His Legacy: Revere’s Tyler Scearbo Leads St. John’s Prep Hockey Team to Super 8 Title

March 25, 2015
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When the 2014-15 St. John’s Prep (Danvers) ice hockey team’s state championship season is written in to the history books, Revere’s Tyler Scearbo will be featured prominently from its hopeful start to its glorious finish. Prep hockey fans, parents, head coach Kris Hanson and staff, students and Tyler Scearbo himself – a senior captain...
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Obituaries 03-25-2015

March 25, 2015
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Theresa Walles Longtime Revere school teacher Theresa L. (Ioven) Walles of Wilmington, formerly of Revere, died on March 17 surrounded by her family after a long illness at Spaulding Rehab in Cambridge. She was 69 years old. The daughter of the late Frank and Renalda (Federici) Ioven, she was the beloved wife of Thomas...
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Get Your Pancakes

March 18, 2015
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Get Your Pancakes

Boy Scout Edgar Gonzalez brings more pancakes to the breakfast buffet line at the American Legion last Sunday morning, March 15, during Revere Troop 15’s annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. The fundraiser is one of the largest of the season for the Scouts, with all proceeds going towards programming and community service.
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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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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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