Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

May 21, 2015
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Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what...
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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we...
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Letters to the Editor

May 21, 2015
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“Quite the Dreamers” Dear Editor: Massachusetts’s politicians and many of its residents need to stop pipe dreaming and face reality for perhaps the first time in their life. As the horror and cost of the construction of the Big Dig is always present, the leaders and the residents still hold on to and actually...
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Sports 05-20-2015

May 21, 2015
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Gurska on WPI softball team Special to the Journal Lindsay Gurska and the WPI softball team concluded a historic season on Friday in the NCAA Division III Super Regionals. The Engineers (34-11) set the program and school record for team wins in a single season en route to its first-ever NCAA Division III Championship...
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Obituaries 05-20-2015

May 21, 2015
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Anthony Cerbone Longtime manager of Central Cycle in Revere Anthony Cerbone, a lifelong Revere resident, died on May 12 at Tufts Medical Center. He was 74 years old. Anthony was the manager at Central Cycle in Revere for many years. He was a graduate of Revere High School and Franklin Institute, a member of...
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Helping Little Jayda

May 14, 2015
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Helping Little Jayda

With a little childhood mischief in her eyes, Little Jayda Couldren enjoys a bright blue cupcake during her cancer fundraiser last Friday night, May 8, at the Revere Moose Club. Doctors diagnosed Couldren with cancer last November and she has been receiving treatments at the MGH Cancer Center every since. Supporters put on a fund-raiser...
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Rizzo Launches Campaign With 2,000 Signatures

May 14, 2015
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On Tuesday, Mayor Dan Rizzo officially declared his candidacy for re-election by submitting his nomination papers. While only 50 signatures are needed to qualify for re-election, his papers were signed by over 2,000 Revere residents. “I cannot think of a better job in the world” said Mayor Rizzo to a crowd of volunteers over...
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Residency Issue Comes in to Question

May 14, 2015
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REVERE – Recently a couple of job positions with the City of Revere have been drawing applicants from out of town and it has one city councillor questioning the residency ordinance. The most recent example comes from the library where a junior library position drew a finalist from Malden. As is protocol, the selection...
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School Committee Likely to Discuss Possible Pruitt Resignation

May 14, 2015
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The School Committee was expected to address the situation with Member Donna Wood Pruitt late Tuesday night at its regular meeting, with sources close to the situation saying they would likely call for her resignation. Already Mayor Dan Rizzo (who is also the chair of the School Committee) has publicly called for Pruitt to...
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Police to Increase Patrols Following Beach Clash Here

May 14, 2015
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Nine youths were arrested – including eight juveniles – at the Revere Beach Bandstand on Sunday night in a confrontation with police that turned into a large melee. The heat was scorching down on the Beach in an early season near 90-degree day, and the heat from the Sun sparked a bevy of bad...
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A Wonderful Tribute To Al Blasi

May 14, 2015
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We commend Revere High School director of athletic Shaun Hart and Revere High baseball coach Sean Brinkley for the baseball program’s outstanding tribute to Al Blasi that was held Monday at Conigliaro Field. Hart and Brinkley felt that an appropriate honor for the late Mr. Blasi would be to have the 2015 season dedicated...
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Favoring More Oversite

May 14, 2015
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At a recent City Council meeting I proposed a change to our City’s ordinances that would allow the City Council to vote on any grant money before it is spent. While most cities in the Commonwealth require a vote of their City Council before grant money is spent, in Revere we are stuck with...
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Letter to the Editor

May 14, 2015
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It’s Time for Change Dear Editor: We are being invaded, where are our troops, do we need the National Guard! I don’t think so; it’s time to sit down with our well-trained local police dept. along with who is in charge of the traffic lights at the various enter-sections located along Broadway. We are...
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Local Students Tour Courthouse

May 14, 2015
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Members of the District Attorney’s Youth Council traveled to the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department recently.  In addition to touring the courthouse, the students met with Chief Justice Robert Ronquillo (formerly the first justice out at East Boston court and a Revere resident), who oversees all business in the BMC’s eight...
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Sports 05-13-2015

May 14, 2015
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RHS baseball TEAM Coaches Sean Brinkley and Brian Hartman are shown with the 2015 Revere High School Baseball team squad that includes Anthony Cecca, Chris Anderson, Christian Ordonez, Dan Murphy, Gilberto Perez, Hector Zavala, Jake DeAngelo, James Furlong, John DeSimone, John Galitas, Matt Bonaventura, Maxx Anderson, Nick Castellarin, Noah Jaynes, Oscar Rudicindo, Oscar Zavala...
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Obituaries 05-13-2015

May 14, 2015
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Anthony Verrico Professional musician and Bank of Boston retiree Anthony P. Verrico of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on May 6. Anthony was a 45-year employee of the Bank of Boston as well at a professional musician for 47 years. He was the beloved husband of Antonia (Lococo) Verrico of Saugus; devoted father of Anna...
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Student Showcase

May 7, 2015
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Student Showcase

Carolino Sanchez performs the Colombian traditional dance, “El Sanjuanero” during last Wednesday’s (April 29) RHS Student of the 21st Century community showcase at the Comfort Inn and Suites function room. The community event, which featured a number of student activities and a panel on new learning techniques, is in its second year and is meant...
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Pruitt Charged in Police Case; Says It Was an Innocent Mistake

May 7, 2015
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Revere Police announced late Tuesday afternoon that they are pursuing charges against School Committeewoman Donna Wood Pruitt for allegedly selling Class E drugs to an undercover officer at her home. Pruitt said on Tuesday it was an innocent mistake that she regretted, and noted that the prescription medications she sold were for diabetes and...
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Revere Auto Gallery Goes before Commission

May 7, 2015
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The Revere Licensing Commission has lifted the suspension of a motor vehicle license held by the Revere Auto Gallery, 120 Squire Road. The business was called in last by the commission last October concerning the closing of the business without surrendering the auto sales licenses. There were also numerous allegations of criminal activity. The...
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Open House for Affordable Housing

May 7, 2015
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The Chelsea Restoration Corporation is holding an open house on Sunday, May 17 from 12-2pm at 357 Washington Ave., Revere. Shaquor Sandiford, of CRC, said there are four separate condo units available for purchase and affordable housing restrictions do apply. He explained that CRC held an informational meeting and lottery for the four units...
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Hearing Set on Dog Ordinance

May 7, 2015
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City councillors will hold a public hearing on June 22 to discuss and potentially increase fees associated with dog ownership. Monday night the council voted to bring the changes in the dog ordinance to a public hearing. As part of the regulations dogs must be leashed and owners must pick up and dispose of...
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Police Briefs 05-06-2015

May 7, 2015
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MONDAY, APRIL 27 Francisco Gomez, 26, of East Boston, was arrested on charges of assault & battery, mayhem, and disorderly conduct. Jonathan Vincent Stasio, 28, of Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Arturo Portillo, 25, of 7 Bay View St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Matthew J. Healy-Baker, 30, of Halifax, was...
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Revere Shines:Citywide Cleanup a Huge Success

May 7, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and the City of Revere certainly set the standard for all future cleanup events with a tremendous turnout of more than 500 volunteers for its fifth annual Revere Shines Cleanup Day that was held April 25. To draw that many people, representing so many different groups, organizations, and even sports teams...
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Letters to the Editor

May 7, 2015
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Thank you to snow angels Dear Mayor Rizzo, Through you and the City of Revere, we would like to commend the Snow Angels Program. These young men and women of the RHS ROTC, a great group of kids. They were so kind and helpful to us during this monumental winter season. Thank you again,...
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