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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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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