Multi-Million Dollar Grant Set for RHS

January 12, 2015
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To grow award-winning grapes, one must cultivate a vineyard for many years before the best results emerge from the vine, and in that spirit, the Revere Public Schools landed a multi-million dollar grant on Tuesday from the Nellie Mae Foundation that will aim to plant choice seeds of success for the district’s future. Revere...
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Boston Joins Revere and Somerville in Filing Lawsuit Against MGC

January 12, 2015
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The City of Boston joined Revere and Somerville in filing a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in Suffolk Superior Court asking the court to vacate the license agreement given to Wynn in Everett by the MGC last November. A cornerstone to the argument is the impacts on Charlestown. The 74-page filing by...
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Vincent Begins New Term as State Representative

January 12, 2015
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Roselee Vincent begins a new term as state representative today (Wednesday). Vincent was set to take the oath of office for a two-year term at a swearing-in ceremony this morning at the State House in Boston. She has served as state representative since April 16, 2014 after winning a special election April 1. In...
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Police Briefs 01-07-2015

January 12, 2015
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Weekly Crime Report Journal Staff Reports House Breaks: (4) Ocean Avenue – Ocean Village (2); Agatha Street; and Spring Street. Commercial Breaks: (1) Shirley Avenue – Revere House of Pastry Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (8) Caruso Street; Sweeney Avenue; Warren Street; Hopkins Street; *Oakwood Avenue; Winthrop Avenue; Revere/North Shore Rd; and Campbell Avenue. Motor Vehicle...
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Reflecting on the Last 100 years

January 12, 2015
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The celebration of the 100th Anniversary on Monday night in the Council Chamber noting the changing of the government of the Revere from a Town form to a City  form was a very impressive affair.  City Clerk Ashley Melnik is to be congratulated for leading the organization of this affair. We provide two excerpts...
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Letters to the Editor

January 12, 2015
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Remembering the old Carousel Dear Editor: Recently as I read the letters section of the Revere Journal I read a letter to the editor about the old Carousel at the Hippodrome at old Revere Beach back in the day. I remembered how sad I was to see the old amusement strip demolished and was...
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Sports 01-07-2015

January 12, 2015
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RHS sports Roundup RHS girls basketball team off to 2-1 start The Revere High girls basketball team has opened the season with a promising start, winning two of its first three games under head coach Diana DeCristoforo, who has returned to lead the Lady Patriot basketball program after a three year hiatus in which...
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Obituaries 01-07-2015

January 12, 2015
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Maryann ‘Molly’ Zolla Will be remembered for her warm smile, Scottish brogue and witty sense of humor Maryann “Molly” Zolla, a longtime resident of Revere,  died on Sunday, January 4 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers after a long illness with her family by her side. She was 85 years old. Molly was...
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Revere’s Persons of the Year: Linda Shaw, Director of Housing Authority

December 30, 2014
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Revere’s Persons of the Year: Linda Shaw, Director of Housing Authority

Revere Housing Authority Director Linda Shaw has a pile of letters that she sent over nearly three years to state housing officials requesting money to fix up dilapidated, vacant housing units in the Shirley Avenue area. She readily shows them to everyone. Prior to this year, they were a source of frustration and letters...
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Dr. Lourenco Garcia Principal of Revere High

December 30, 2014
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Dr. Lourenco Garcia Principal of Revere High

As a student walked through the halls of Revere High School (RHS) recently, Principal Lourenco Garcia put down his hand-held radio and discreetly told the young man to take his hood off. One student later, he was questioning where the student ID was at. Other students might have been too loud and others might...
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Simulcast License at Suffolk to Expire on Dec. 31

December 30, 2014
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Suffolk Downs Race track will close its simulcasting season at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and the future beyond that is quite in doubt. A calendar for simulcasting from the track lists simulcasting races all throughout the day on Dec. 31, but on Jan. 1 it reads “To Be Determined.” According to the...
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Police Briefs 12-31-2014

December 30, 2014
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NOT SO MERRY ON ENDICOTT Neighbors on Endicott Avenue in Beachmont reported that Christmas morning brought a lot of blinking lights to the street, but not the kind that bring Yuletide cheer. More like the kind that bring people to jail. Neighbors reported that they had to call police early in the morning, near...
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Ring Out The Old….

December 30, 2014
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...
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Moroccan American Community Fundraising Event

December 30, 2014
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On Saturday, December 26th, 2014, the Moroccan American community of Greater Boston organized a Fundraising event at Revere High School to help the victims of the latest flash flood that ravaged Southern Morocco. The event was part of a  series of events organized by Moroccan Americans across the United States of America under the...
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Suffolk DA Conley Holds Course in Cutting-Edge Interview Techniques

December 30, 2014
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Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley hosted a psychology professor and a veteran police investigator for a two-day training in cutting-edge interview techniques as part of his ongoing continuing education program. The training, led by Prof. Brent Snook of the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Constable Todd Barron of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary,...
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Sports 12-31-2014

December 30, 2014
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RHS sports Roundup Boys basketball team nips Beverly at the buzzer, 75-72 RHS captain Camilo Gomez banked a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Revere High boys basketball team a thrilling and dramatic 75-72 victory over Beverly last Tuesday. Camilo’s winning bucket climaxed what had been a fast-paced and hard-fought game from the beginning and that...
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Obituaries 12-31-2014

December 30, 2014
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Robert Long Of Revere Services were held privately for Robert J. Long of Revere who died after a long illness on Tuesday December 23 at the V. A. Boston Healthcare System – West Roxbury Campus. He was 67 years old. Robert was born and raised in Boston’s West Roxbury section. He attended Boston Public...
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Tornado Fund Distribution

December 24, 2014
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Tornado Fund Distribution

Mayor Dan Rizzo (left) presents a check for $2,000 from the Revere Tornado Relief Fund to Richard Cinelli (center) to assist in repairs to his home from the damages caused by the July 28 tornado. Also pictured is Ward 5 Councillor John Powers. More than $250,000 was given to Revere families that were impacted...
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The $3M Winner Could Possibly be Revere Schools

December 24, 2014
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Revere school officials are waiting with some measure of anxiousness over the holiday break to see if the schools have won the $3 million Nellie Mae grant – one of the largest private school grants in the nation. “We believe we have a good application and make a good case for winning the award,...
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Local Holiday Scenes Meet with Approval

December 24, 2014
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Though many controversies seem to erupt annually during the holiday season over religious displays and observances – particularly with regard to Christmas – Revere’s displays have never sparked any complaints and seem to be in line with a national poll released last week showing 72 percent of those surveyed aren’t offended by such displays...
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Hill School Brings Sunshine In

December 24, 2014
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If one is in the new Hill School, they better not throw rocks because it certainly is going to be a glass house. In a behind-the-scenes tour of the school, which is being buttoned up right now for the winter and just starting to take shape inside, one of the most prominent and striking...
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Police Briefs 12-24-2014

December 24, 2014
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ROBBERY AT PAUL REVERE A 16-year-old victim was robbed at knifepoint when trying to exchange a PlayStation for money via an Internet meeting. The victim had made contact with the suspect via one of the new sneaker exchange chat groups that have sprung up. Such groups are intended for young people to exchange or...
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Merry Christmas: Still Time to Help Those in Need

December 24, 2014
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Christmas is almost upon us and it promises to be the merriest Christmas in many years for most Americans. Our long, twin nightmares of deep economic recession and seemingly-unending wars in the Middle East are over. It is fair to say that as a nation, we are in a much better place than we...
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Sports 12-24-2014

December 24, 2014
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RHS sports Roundup  RHS hockey team take Bourne tourney They came. They played. They conquered. (With apologies to Julius Caesar). The Revere High hockey team made their trip to the Cape over the weekend a worthy and worthwhile endeavor with a pair of victories to capture the Canalmen Hockey Classic hosted by Bourne High...
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