In an Instant the Tornado Had Formed

August 2, 2014
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Weather is a funny science, but as radar and computer imagery has improved the prediction of the weather, most people are used to being well prepared for the slightest drop of rain. Television stations inundate us with updates and cell phones beep out warnings frequently. But when an F2 tornado hit Revere Monday morning,...

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Workers at the School “held on for Dear Life”

August 2, 2014
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As the tornado approached Revere on Monday morning, most men working on the Hill School roof were able to get down prior to the twister, but some men were left on upper levels and found themselves holding on for their lives to steel beams. “There were guys in the building on the second floor...

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Crews Made Quick Work of Cleanup

August 2, 2014
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From war zone to manageable chaos – that’s the miraculous situation on Broadway as clean up crews made record time in clearing trees, debris and traffic from the streets on Monday and Tuesday after the tornado. Mayor Dan Rizzo – who along with Fire Chief Gene Doherty and Police Capt. Jim Guido – took...

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City Hall Closed

August 2, 2014
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City Hall will remain closed for the time being, Mayor Rizzo said on Tuesday. “We will not open up City Hall until I am 100 percent confident the building is safe for our employees and the general public,” he said. One thing that means is that tax bill payments have been extended until Aug....

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A Tornado Strikes and a City Recovers

August 2, 2014
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When area residents awoke Monday morning, there was no sign or warning of what Mother Nature had in store for the city of Revere. But in the course of approximately four terrifying minutes, a tornado – in all its fury and unpredictability – swept down Broadway and  adjacent streets and caused tremendous damage to...

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Revere Through the Years

August 2, 2014
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10 years ago July 28, 2004 Revere Beach officially was designated as a National Historic Landmark in exercises held Monday that were attended by local, state, and federal officials. School Supt. Paul Dakin and the School Committee have decided to use funds, which had been designated for certain, state-mandated bureaucratic requirements, instead to hire...

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Letters to the Editor

August 2, 2014
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Thank you Revere Dear Editor: On Saturday July 19th we had the good fortune to witness some real tender human behavior that we did not expect. There was a very large crowd that had gathered all day to view the extraordinary Sand Sculptures on Revere Beach. There were families of all ethnic groups accounted...

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Obituaries 07-30-2014

August 2, 2014
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Gabriel Mattera Taught Graphic Arts; Former Printer for Revere Journal Gabriel D. Mattera, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on July 25. He was 89 years old. A printer for the Revere Journal before moving on to teach Graphic Arts at the N.E. Regional Vocational School in Wakefield, he was a faithful and proud...

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First 9-1-1 Calls During Tornado Show Disbelief and Terrifying Nature of the Storm

August 1, 2014
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The Journal was able to obtain some of the first 9-1-1 calls to reach the City’s switchboard on Monday morning, and callers were noticeably frazzled, with some so scared they couldn’t speak.

Revere 2014 Tornado Photo Album

July 31, 2014
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Sculptors Hit Revere Beach

July 21, 2014
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Sculptors Hit Revere Beach

As a sand version of the famous Iwo Jima flag raising begins to tower over Revere Beach – a tribute to veterans – organizers are preparing to welcome 15 master sculptors and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Revere this week and weekend for the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. The Festival on...

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Topping off Ceremony at James Hill School

July 21, 2014
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Topping off Ceremony at James Hill School

Mayor Dan Rizzo and MSBA Director Jack McCarthy prepare to autograph the beam on Monday. To honor the last piece of steel put in place on the new Hill School, city and state leaders held a ceremonial topping off event on the site. As is tradition with Local 7 Ironworkers, the last beam is...

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DeLeo Disputes Assertion in Probation Trail

July 21, 2014
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House Speaker Bob DeLeo unleashed some venomous comments Monday night against U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and the Boston Globe in a two-page statement that criticized Ortiz’s assertion that DeLeo was part of a criminal enterprise that involved swapping jobs for votes and favorable budget requests. “Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an...

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Local Veterans to Be Honored

July 21, 2014
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Front and center at the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival this year will be three honored Revere veterans, most prominent being Marc Silvestri – a Bronze Star with Valor recipient for heroic acts that saved 31 soldiers in Afghanistan in 2008. “I am really looking forward to being honored, but I will be up...

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Lightbody Arrest Brings Question about Charging Decisions, Intervention

July 21, 2014
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The arrest of Revere businessman Charlie Lightbody last October was certainly a significant chapter in the annals of the ongoing casino battle in Revere, but while the situation was hot news all over Greater Boston back then, it’s largely taken an exit from the public square. However, for those on the inside – including...

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Revere Beach and This Weekend’s Sand Sculpting Festival

July 21, 2014
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The Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the greatest events of its kind in the entire world and attracts the very best master sculptors from as far away as Singapore. More than 300,000 people will travel to Revere Beach to see these talented artists showcase their amazing work. If you have been...

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Palm Trees on Revere Beach?

July 21, 2014
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When the producers of the “Black Mass,” movie were looking for a beach to stage a scene (setting South Beach Miami 1980) they chose Revere Beach last week and transformed it with palm trees, cabanas, along with taking the Pizza Kitchen and making it a cantina.  We couldn’t think of a better spot to...

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Letters to the Editor

July 21, 2014
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Ordinace on placing political signs Dear Candidates, On August 2, 2007 the Revere City Council established an Ordinance Relative to Political Signs. A copy of which is on City’s website at Revere.org/electioncommission/electioninformation. Section B, Timeframe, # 1 “No political sign shall be erected in any residential district until 30 days prior to the date...

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Speaking out on the False Allegations in the Probation Trial

July 21, 2014
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Last week, the United States Attorney alleged that I engaged in a criminal conspiracy.  Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an illegal act, the question must be asked:  With whom did I conspire?  When did I so conspire? And what evidence is there linking me to such a conspiracy?  The government cannot...

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Police Briefs 07-16-2014

July 21, 2014
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MONDAY, JULY 7 A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor and resisting arrest. Wanderson A. DeOlivera, 24, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Juan Alfredo Mejia, 31, of 18 Woodland Rd., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery.   TUESDAY,...

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Dodgeball Dynamo Aaron Leon Heads to Vegas to Compete for National Title

July 21, 2014
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Revere resident Aaron Leon is a standout player on the best ultimate dodgeball team in Massachusetts. Leon and his Wolves teammates have earned the opportunity to determine whether their team is the best in the country, having qualified for the regional and national finals in Las Vegas. The winning team will receive $20,000. The...

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Obituaries 07-16-2014

July 21, 2014
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Gerardo Ernesto ‘Gerry’ Ocasio Of Revere Gerardo Ernesto “Gerry” Ocasio of Revere died unexpectedly on July 5. He was the beloved husband of Sara (Lockyer) Ocasio of Revere; loving father of Crystal, Sofia and Gerald Ocasio, all at home; cherished son of Maria Ferreira of Revere and Gerardo Ramirez of Canada; dear brother of...

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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Shipwreck Lounge

July 11, 2014
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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Shipwreck Lounge

Early warning alarms and a favorable time of day allowed Revere firefighters to put a quick stop to a threatening blaze at the Shipwreck Lounge on the Boulevard Monday afternoon. Fire Chief Gene Doherty said early warning alarms in the rooming house above the lounge sounded just after 11 a.m. and fire crews made...

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Happy Fourth

July 11, 2014
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Happy Fourth

Revere’s annual Fourth of July celebration was held on Sunday, July 6th at the Whelan School field. Pictured are Katherine Aborn, Diana DeCristoforo and niece Emma DeCristoforo.

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