Congratulations, Graduates

June 4, 2015
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There is perhaps no event or occasion in the life of a community that is greeted with such universally shared joy as a high school graduation. Even for those of us who may not have a direct connection to a graduate, graduation season evokes deep memories from our long-ago youth, when our lives were...
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Remembering NFL Player, Coach, and Teacher John Miller Jr.

June 4, 2015
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John Miller Jr. reached the top of his sport, earning the honor and prestige of playing in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers. Following his football career, he became a beloved teacher and highly regarded coach, all while living in Revere with his wife of 56 years,...
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The MBTA Needs Strong Fiscal Management

June 4, 2015
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With three MBTA stations and numerous bus lines, the residents of Revere would benefit significantly from reforms and investment in public transportation. For decades, we have seen study after study that detailed operational, budgetary and management issues at the MBTA. When hundreds of thousands of citizens were stranded at stations this winter, we all...
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Letters to the Editor

June 4, 2015
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Financial struggles for families Dear Editor, Working with Children’s HealthWatch at Boston Medical Center has allowed me to be a witness of the financial struggle many families face every day.  One day I heard a story about a mother with two children who was working two jobs and was still having difficulty making ends...
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Sports 06-03-2015

June 4, 2015
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RhS sports Roundup RHS softball team opens play in state tournament Friday The Revere High softball team will embark on its quest to repeat as the Division 1 North champions of the MIAA state softball tournament when they will host the winner of the Malden vs. Billerica contest Friday afternoon at the St. Mary’s...
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Obituaries 06-03-2014

June 4, 2015
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Frederick Fitzmeyer Licensed plumber; loved the sea and loved life Frederick R. Fitzmeyer of Winthrop passed away peacefully on May 27 at the age of 70 after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Fred grew up in Winthrop and after his service in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, he worked in Boston...
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Memorial Day Ceremony

May 28, 2015
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Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday was a day to solemnly remember and a day to celebrate the sacrifice of the men and women in the armed forces. In Revere, festivities kicked off at 11 a.m. with remarks from elected officials, singing from several local youth groups and the annual reading of the war dead – from Colonial times...
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Winthrop St Bridge to be Closed for Two Weekends

May 28, 2015
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) announced last week that the Winthrop Avenue Bridge, Route 145, will be closed in both directions during the weekends of May 29-June 1 and June 5-8. In addition, Route 145 will be open but with lane restrictions Monday-Friday, June 1-5. The closures and lane restrictions will allow crews...
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Top RHS Students Will Both Head to Princeton University

May 28, 2015
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Top RHS Students Will Both Head to Princeton University

What is Revere’s loss will be Princeton’s gain. As Revere High School (RHS) prepares to send another class of students into the world next week, the two top students in the class will be headed off to one of the elite universities in the nation. Valedictorian Danielle Fortuna and Salutatorian David Landeta have both...
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Ambrosino Being Considered for Top Position in Chelsea

May 28, 2015
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Former Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino is one of two finalists being considered for the Chelsea City Manager position. Ambrosino was mayor of Revere from 2000 to 2011, and has been the executive director of the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in Boston since leaving the corner office here. Reached by phone, Ambrosino indicated that out...
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Shea Named Revere’s New Athletic Director

May 28, 2015
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Shea Named Revere’s New Athletic Director

Frank Shea built a championship contending basketball program at Dom Savio and accomplished the same at Masconomet Regional, qualifying for the State Tournament 13 times while winning 206 games during what should ultimately be a Hall of Fame coaching career. Shea was also a very good and fundamentally sound basketball player himself, a 6-foot-4-inch...
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Police Briefs 05-27-2015

May 28, 2015
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ARREST Report MONDAY, MAY 18 Trystan L. Cianciaruso, 31, of 74 Sigourney St., was arrested on charges of intimidation of a witness, trespassing, assault & battery upon a police officer, and resisting arrest. Osiris Muniz, 28, of Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, MAY 19 Christopher E. Kenney, 18, of 50 Fernwood...
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A Hearty Welcome To New AD Frank Shea

May 28, 2015
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We join with the residents of Revere and especially the sports community in congratulating Frank Shea on his appointment as the new director of athletics for the Revere high school and middle school sports programs. Shea is a teacher in the school system and having excelled in sports in high school and college, he...
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Closing the Education Gap for English Language Learners

May 28, 2015
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It was my first year as a teacher and Wilson’s first year as a student in the United States. He had arrived from Guatemala in September earlier that year. Wilson was a special kid. And he said something one day that has stuck with me, five years later:  “All the people I see cleaning...
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Letter to the Editor

May 28, 2015
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Commending Revere High School for honoring Al Blasi Dear Editor: I commend Revere High School for honoring a man who devoted his life to the welfare of his students and members of his baseball teams. For 42 years, my dad – Al Blasi – paced the baselines of baseball fields across the state with...
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Sports 05-27-2015

May 28, 2015
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RHS softball team  claims NEC North title with dramatic victory The Revere High softball team clinched an undisputed Northeastern Conference North Division championship for the second year in a row with a 3-2 triumph over Gloucester Saturday at St. Mary’s Field. Coach Joe Ciccarello’s Lady Patriots thus become the first Revere High team to...
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Obituaries 05-27-2015

May 28, 2015
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Christine Anderson Homemaker and Mutual’s Clerk for former Wonderland Dog Race Track Christine M. (Grenham) Anderson died unexpectedly on May 21 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 62 years old. Born in Malden, she attended schools in Hanover and was a 1971 graduate of Hanover High School. For several years, she worked...
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RPD at Fenway Park

May 21, 2015
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RPD at Fenway Park

The Revere Police Department Color Guard was at Fenway Park on Tuesday night for Disability Awareness Night. Shown holding the flags from left are Revere Officer Joseph Internicola, and Revere Officer Andrew Lauria and Officer Michael Provato, Honor Guard Leader.
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Mckenna Is the Newest Councillor

May 21, 2015
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Joanne McKenna has been a Beachmont resident her entire life and an art teacher at Revere High School for over 30 years. Now she can add Ward 1 City Councillor to her resume. A special election for Ward 1, Precincts 1, 2, and 3 was held Tuesday to fill the seat formerly held by...
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Pruitt Won’t Resign from School Committee

May 21, 2015
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School Committeewoman Donna Wood Pruitt said this week she will not resign and would make no comment until after her June court hearing, despite a 5-0 vote by the Committee on May 12 calling for her resignation. “Right now, I’m not saying anything until I go to court (in June),” Pruitt told the Journal...
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Ghosts and Gobblin:Local Diner Is The Focus of Paranormal Investigation

May 21, 2015
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There’s something a bit spooky about the eggs at Frank’s Suffolk Diner. And the bacon has always seemed a little unsettled. All joking aside, owners of the popular diner on Furlong Drive hosted a paranormal investigation group, RTS Paranormal, last Saturday evening to finally get to the bottom of decades of folklore, odd sightings...
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New AD Will Be Chosen for Revere High School Sports

May 21, 2015
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A new Athletic Director for Revere High School (RHS) could be named by the end of this week, officials at the school said. Four finalists have been interviewing this week, coming in on Tuesday and Wednesday to visit with administrators at the high school. There are two in-district candidates and two out-of-district candidates. They...
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Councillors Want Traffic Woes Addressed

May 21, 2015
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REVERE – If you have been sitting in traffic on North Shore Road at Revere Street you know what the city councillors are concerned about. Monday night the city council called for the MassDOT to improve the signal at the busy intersection. On one side the traffic backs up to the MBTA parking garage...
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Police Briefs 05-20-2015

May 21, 2015
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ARREST Report Journal Staff Reports House Breaks: (4) Boulevard; Cooledge St; Walnut Place; and Bradstreet Ave. Commercial Breaks: (1) Revere Street – St. Anthony’s Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (6) Arlington Street; American Legion Hwy; Furlong Drive – Flaming Grill; *Campbell Avenue; Fenno Street (parts); and Wiley Street (plate). Motor Vehicle Accidents: (35) Copeland Circle (5);...
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