Obituaries 01-28-2015

January 30, 2015
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George James Pickard Of Revere George James Pickard of Revere died on Thursday, January 22. He was the beloved husband of Maida B. (Sacks) Pickard; devoted father of Jon Michael Pickard; loving son of the late Harry and Sally (Bell) Pickard. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Contribution’s in George’s...
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Revere Girl Scout Troop at Governor’s Office

January 22, 2015
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Revere Girl Scout Troop at Governor’s Office

A group of Revere Girl Scouts got a quick (and unexpected) trip to the corner office last week while touring the State House. Troop leader Stacy Ceren said her charges were taking the standard tour of the capitol when Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito crossed their paths and found out they...
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FKO Gets $400,000 Grant for New Building

January 22, 2015
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REVERE – It seems only appropriate that the For Kids Only (FKO)afterschool program receives a $400,000 grant to build a new facility during the program’s 30th anniversary year. The Department of Early Education (EEC) and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) awarded the grant to go toward the $2.8 million building project. The...
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Police Briefs 01-21-2015

January 22, 2015
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ATTEMPTED ARSON CHARGES A Revere man is facing charges after an argument with his wife where he threatened to burn down the house last Wednesday, Jan. 21. Police were called to the residence on Sagamore Street around 11:52 p.m. for a domestic incident between a husband and wife. After the argument, the man threatened...
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Local Officials Address Heroin/Opiate Epidemic

January 22, 2015
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We would like to draw your attention to the story about the opiate awareness summit that was held Friday at North Shore Community College in Lynn. It is a fact that this community has been affected by the heroin/opiate epidemic. There were 70 overdoses in Revere and more than 250 overdoses in Lynn. It...
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Letter to the Editor

January 22, 2015
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Forbidden: Remembering the Past Working on the Beach Dear Editor: The worst thing about working at Hurley’s Bath House at Revere Beach was not having another carefree summer to do with what I pleased. The best thing – even beyond earning more money than ever before – was watching women get dressed by occasionally...
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Revere Through the Years

January 22, 2015
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10 years ago January 19, 2005   Joe Singer, a Revere native recently returned home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the Marines, was attacked by a group of youths a few doors down from his home on Crescent Ave. and suffered a serious stab wound. The former Broadway National Bank at...
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Police Won’t Seek Charges at IC

January 22, 2015
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Revere Police said on Tuesday afternoon that there would almost certainly be no criminal charges taken out in the investigation into alleged misconduct at Immaculate Conception (IC) School. Furthermore, Police said the situation seemed to be a misunderstanding that got out of hand quickly. “We’re confident after investigating the matter that it is coming...
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Few Things Can Stop Hendershott from Playing in Pro Bowl Football

January 22, 2015
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There are a lot of things that could hold Revere’s Bryanna Hendershott back from the football field, but certainly nothing holds her back when on the field. First of all, football – while more popular with girls now – is still mostly a boy’s game, but that doesn’t seem to make a difference. Second...
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Sports 01-21-2015

January 22, 2015
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RHS sports Roundup  Lady Patriots roll on, improve to 7-1 mark It was just another week at the office for the juggernaut Revere High girls basketball team, as the Lady Patriots handled two Northeastern Conference opponents with ease. Revere led from start to finish in their 62-21 win at Saugus last Tuesday. With leads...
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Obituaries 01-21-2015

January 22, 2015
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Howard Cook Owner of Sound and Media Vision on Squire Road, formerly on Shirley Avenue With sadness we inform you of the passing of Howard Cook, husband of Francine Cook and father of Justin Cook and Lindsay Weiss. Howard was the owner of Sound and Media Vision on Squire Road, formerly located on Shirley...
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Rizzo Points to Revere’s Bright Future

January 12, 2015
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REVERE – Mayor Dan Rizzo knows the city is literally on the rise and that plays a significant role in the launching of Plan Revere, a comprehensive look into all the development in Revere, including the 70 acres of land that make up Suffolk Downs and the former Wonderland dog track. “We were handed...
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Patsy Tata Dead at 87

January 12, 2015
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REVERE – Former city councilor, school committee member and Revere firefighter Patsy “Pat” W. Tata will be laid to rest Friday morning. He passed away Jan. 2 at the age of 87. In honor of his service to the city the city council issued a Resolution of Condolence, recognizing his loss. John Powers, council...
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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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