Letters to the Editor

February 26, 2015
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We can and should dedicate more resources to treating substance use disorders Dear Editor: With a 46 percent increase in opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts from 2012 to 2013, it is wise for Governor Charles Baker to focus the public’s attention on this health crisis and dedicate more state resources to combat substance use...
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Sports 02-25-2015

February 26, 2015
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RHS sports Roundup RHS hockey team wins one, ties two in final week of season The Revere High hockey team ended its season on an upbeat note with a win and two ties this past week. “It’s always a goal that you want your team to be playing its best hockey in February, and...
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Obituaries 02-25-2015

February 26, 2015
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Louis DePatto Of Revere Louis A. DePatto of Revere died on February 22. He was the beloved husband of the late Anna F. (Falzone) DePatto; devoted father of Kenneth L. and his wife, Sharon of Saugus, Louis B. and his wife, Janet of Marshfield, Dana A. of New York and the late Stephen J....
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Revere Defeats Lawrence, 72-53 in Tourney Opener

February 26, 2015
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The Revere High School girls basketball team advanced in the State Tournament with an impressive 72-53 victory over Lawrence Tuesday night at the Roland Merullo Fieldhouse. Senior captain Tiphani Harris led all scorers with 21 points. Junior guard Adanna Hector had 12 points, hitting all six of her free throws. Freshman center Valentina Pepic...
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Know Snow

February 18, 2015
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Know Snow

Revere Beach Boulevard (below) was starting to look drivable on Monday morning following another Blizzard on Sunday that brought in an additional 16-18 inches of snow. Meanwhile, members of the National Guard were in Revere helping to clear fire hydrants on Tuesday and got a special visit from Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. Pictured here...
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Conference Champions

February 18, 2015
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Conference Champions

Ally Hinojosa (right) scored the winning basket to lead the Revere High girls basketball team to an NEC title-clinching 67-66 victory over Beverly Friday night. Ally is pictured with teammate Adanna Hector immediately following the game
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Lt. Gov Visits Revere:Talked About Commitments to Area Cities

February 18, 2015
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Public officials welcomed Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to the city Tuesday morning to talk about the commitment she and Gov. Charlie Baker are making to Massachusetts cities and towns. As part of their first executive order, the administration released $100 million in new Chapter 90 funding for local roads and bridges. During her visit...
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National Guard, New York/New Jersey Crews Heed Revere’s Call Out for Help

February 18, 2015
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National Guard, New York/New Jersey Crews Heed Revere’s Call Out for Help

Crews from the National Guard, from New York and from New Jersey have joined the fight against snow in Revere this week – with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito taking a firsthand view of those efforts on Broadway Tuesday morning. “We’ve sent held down to New York before to help out and now they’re returning...
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To Break or Not to Break: Is February Vacation Still Necessary?

February 18, 2015
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There is virtually no one who can readily recall just why it is that Massachusetts schools take one week of vacation in February. It is as old as the oldest teacher or most seasoned administrator – whether active or retired. Some say it’s a vestige of World War II heating oil rationing. Others say...
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Tidegate Closure Leads to Frustrations for City

February 18, 2015
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Tidegate Closure Leads to Frustrations for City

Endicott Avenue is a pretty tight street under normal circumstances, but when it begins to resemble rush hour traffic on I-93, something’s very wrong. Something definitely went very wrong in Beachmont last Saturday when the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) ordered the City of Revere and the Town of Winthrop to shut...
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Sports 02-18-2015

February 18, 2015
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Undisputed champions Revere beats Beverly to win NEC basketball title By Cary Shuman The Revere High girls basketball team already owned a share of the Northeastern Conference North title when it took the court for a showdown against Beverly Friday night. But head coach Diana DeCristoforo, assistant coach Kristin Ciappina and their 2015 team...
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Obituaries 02-18-2015

February 18, 2015
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Paul Femino Of Chelsea Paul Femino of Chelsea died on February 13. He was the beloved husband of Angela (Savignano) Femino of Chelsea; devoted father of Paul L. Femino and his wife, Melissa of Norwood and Gina Citrano and her husband, John of Medford; dear brother of Diane Dichiara and her husband, Michael of...
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How High Can You Throw That Snow?

February 12, 2015
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How High Can You Throw That Snow?

Shoveling has become a way of life on Mondays – not to mention just about every other day in between. Shown here this past Monday morning was Bob Ferrante of Winthrop Avenue, who shoveled out his driveway early with his neighbors. Like many in the City, snow plowing efforts with all the snow have...
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Teen Comes Home After Battling Illness

February 12, 2015
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Everything happens for a reason, and for a 16-year-old Revere High School student, being struck with rare neuro-muscular disease has helped him figure out what he wants to do when he graduates. “I want to be a child life specialist,” said Justin Ith, 16, who was released from Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton...
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School Board Expected to Name Kelly as New RPS Superintendent

February 12, 2015
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The School Committee was expected to pass a motion late Tuesday (after Journal deadlines) that would call for the Committee to begin contract negotiations with Dianne Kelly to make her the next superintendent of the Revere Public Schools. Kelly is currently the assistant superintendent behind Supt. Paul Dakin, who announced late last year that...
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Question is How to Make Up Lost School Days

February 12, 2015
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Everything is on the table when it comes to figuring out how to make up missed school days, but Supt. Paul Dakin said this week he would like to experiment with extending the school days in March and April. “February vacation is here and April is a tough option because families have trips planned...
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City Officials Ask for Residents Patience With Snow

February 12, 2015
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On Monday, as residents cleared their walks and driveways for perhaps the one hundredth time, a Journal photographer asked if he could take their picture. “No way, because I’d have to give an obscene gesture so the City knows what I think of their efforts,” responded one irate resident, moving a shovel full of...
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Community Saddened by Death in Fire on Reservoir Avenue

February 12, 2015
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When Deputy Chief Chris Bright got the emergency call on Reservoir Avenue last Friday morning around 5:45 a.m. in Central Fire, there was no address immediately given, but he simply knew. 79 Reservoir Ave. It was an address he had memorized as a child because it was where he grew up. It was also...
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More Substance Counselors Are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...
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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2015
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Doing a good job, but Dear Editor, I think the people working for the City of Revere plowing snow are doing a good job cleaning up the streets during snow storms, but………. During these snowstorms, the City plows the snow coming down Augustus Street making a right hand turn onto Malden Street, manage to...
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Revere Through the Years

February 12, 2015
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10 years ago February 9, 2005 Mayor Thomas Ambrosino told an approving audience in the City Council Chamber that the city has weathered the fiscal crises of the past two years and is now back on track to face a bright future. Local developers and real estate moguls Richard and Steven Clayman have purchased...
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Obituaries 02-11-2015

February 12, 2015
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Michelle Pizzano Persevered with lifelong challenges and needs and love and devotion of a caring family Michelle B. Pizzano passed away on February 6 at the Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River after a very brief illness. She was 46 years old. Born in Everett, she was the beloved daughter of Olivette M. (Dion)...
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Snow Place To Go

February 10, 2015
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Snow Place To Go

Misery was the word Monday morning as the second torrential blizzard in one week bore down on the city, but despite that, Vincent Peura was all smiles as he walked up the street to work on Broadway decked out in all his New England Patriots gear. How can you be upset with a little...
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City Payroll Continues to Increase

February 10, 2015
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The City’s payroll has increased by nearly $23 million since 2010, and the numbers of those earning more than $200,000 a year doubled from two to four in 2014. The City released its complete payroll figures last week and it revealed an ever-increasing payroll that is knocking on the $100 million mark – coming...
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