Funding Change Could Impact Everett, Revere School Districts

August 21, 2015
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As students get ready to come back to school in Everett and Revere for a new school year in the coming weeks, administrators in both districts are nervously pacing over next year due to a change in the way low-income students are counted – a count that is critical for funding and families in...
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Haas Seeks Re-Election as Councilor At-Large

August 21, 2015
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Councilor-at-Large Bob Haas has announced his canddidacy for re-election.  The following is his announcement: “My name is Bob Haas and I am a candidate for re-election for Councilor at-Large. I am a lifelong resident of Revere. I married my Revere High School classmate, Juanita Brandariz, 48 years ago. We have three children: Jennifer, Rachel...
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Sarro Announces for Councilor At-Large

August 21, 2015
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Frank Sarro has announced that he is a candidate for Councilor-at-Large.  The following is his statement: “My name is Frank “Fran” Sarro and I am a Candidate for Councillor at Large. A life long resident of Revere, educated through the Revere Public School System, Homeowner, Taxpayer, and I reside at 10 Carlson Avenue. I...
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Giannino Seeks Re-Election as Councilor At-Large

August 21, 2015
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Jessica Giannino’s role as a City Councilor has been an enriching experience. For over three years, she has been honored to work for the residents and be involved in the community she loves. Jessica offers a unique perspective and believes that with innovation, fresh ideas and hard work, Revere will be a more unified...
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Correggio Endorsed by Labor Council

August 21, 2015
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John Correggio, candidiate for Councilor at-Large in the upcoming election has received the endorsement of Greater Boston Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The Letter from the Labor Council is as follows: “Dear John: I am plaeased to inform you that the Greater Boston Labor Council has endorsed your candidate for election.  The endorsement vote took place...
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Police Briefs 08-19-2015

August 21, 2015
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ARREST  Report MONDAY, AUGUST 10 Todd R. Connelly, 40, of West Roxbury, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Robinson Galvez, 45, of 45 Revere Beach Blvd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Gary P. Belliveau, 47, of East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Steven A. Ulysse, 25, of Dorchester, was arrested on...
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EPA’s Clean Power Plan is to Be Praised

August 21, 2015
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By Jeff Seyler The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) newly announced Clean Power Plan is, in the words of Administrator Gina McCarthy, “an investment in a better future for all of our children.” With a promise to prevent up to 3,600 premature deaths, 90,000 asthma attacks and 300,000 days of missed work and school,...
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Moving Revere in A Positive Direction

August 21, 2015
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By Mayor Dan Rizzo Revere is moving forward in a positive direction and I see no room for negativity in this race.  Detractors may call me names, they may lie to advance their political agendas, or try to convince you that your city is not great. We can’t let naysayers tarnish our accomplishments or...
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Congratulations Dr.Sylvia Chiang

August 21, 2015
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We want to wish hearty congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Sylvia Chiang, new director of Revere CARES, an organization that is part of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Community Health Improvement. Dr. Chiang has big shoes to fill. Kitty Bowman was the outstanding voice and leader of Revere CARES since its inception....
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School Bells Ringing

August 21, 2015
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 We remember when the school year started on the Wednesday after Labor Day but today school in most communities begins well before – and with that in mind – we wish the Revere public schools and their new leader, Supt. of Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly, good luck as the 2015-16 academic year begins. The...
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Sports 08-19-2015

August 21, 2015
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A Showcase for Sports Brand new Della Russo Stadium set for grand opening By Cary Shuman Revere High School athletes, Revere Pop Warner football players and cheerleaders, and Revere residents have a brand new stadium to call their own. The official grand opening ceremonies for the sparkling, spectacular, state-of-the-art Harry Della Russo Stadium on...
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Obituaries 08-19-2015

August 21, 2015
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Renee Perkins Of Swampscott, formerly of Marblehead Renee S. (Marcus) Perkins of Swampscott, formerly of Marblehead, entered into rest on August 13. She was 80 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Sanford H. Perkins; devoted mother of Andrew Perkins and his wife, Kimberley of Boca Raton, FL, Amy Perkins Alpert...
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Swearing In

August 14, 2015
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Swearing In

Newly sworn Revere Police officers, from left, Michael Dercolo, Michael D’Amore and Derek Vecchia, will step in for three officers injured in the last week.
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Honored

August 14, 2015
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Honored

Annmarie Gearraughty accepts the Purple Heart of her uncle, Harry J. Gearraughty Jr., from Commander Leo Agnew of the Order of the Purple Heart during a ceremony on Friday, Aug. 7, honoring all Purple Heart recipients in Revere and proclaiming Revere a Purple Heart Community. Gearraughty’s medal had been on display for many years at...
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Field Day

August 14, 2015
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Field Day

Salma El Andalga on the hula-hoop during last Saturday’s Field Day at the Whelan School, sponsored by the Revere Recreation Department. Hundreds of kids showed up for the annual event on a very beautiful day.
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Unprovoked Attack on Officers Leads to Arrest of Wakefield Man

August 14, 2015
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Unprovoked Attack on Officers Leads to Arrest of Wakefield Man

Multiple police officers were injured in an unprovoked attack early on Tuesday morning when a Wakefield man attacked two officers and injured more at the Station during booking. The incident was loosely tied to the events in Ferguson, MO – as the suspect said he believed he was being stopped because of the events...
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Suffolk Gets New Race Schedule

August 14, 2015
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) approved a three-day racing schedule and a $1.425 million withdrawal from the state’s new Race Horse Development Fund to supplement the meet’s purses, but some 350 local horsemen have withdrawn from their organization and are protesting the move. “We supported the industry every year for 20 years with the...
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Conservation Commission Approves Development

August 14, 2015
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The Conservation Commission has unanimously approved an order of conditions for a new development where the former Shaw’s was at 205 Revere Beach Parkway. Last Wednesday afternoon the commission held a public hearing on the notice of intent filed by TransDel Corp./Gate Residential of Boston. Developers plan to build two, six-story apartment buildings after...
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Mayoral Candidates will Debate Weds., Aug. 26 on RevereTV

August 14, 2015
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The three candidates running for the office of mayor of Revere – Mayor Dan Rizzo, Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo, and Cheryl Whittredge – have agreed to participate in a mayoral debate to be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. The Revere Journal and Revere Youth In Action are co-sponsoring the debate that will be...
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Afterschool Summer Program Set Sail for the Boston Harbor Islands

August 14, 2015
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Over 60 kids from Revere Public School’s Afterschool Summer Program visited the Boston Harbor Islands National Park in July as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s free All Access Boston Harbor program. More than 5,000 youth and teens have taken part in the free program so far this summer, which brings area youth...
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Letters to the Editor

August 14, 2015
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Participatory Budgeting will give residents a real say in how their tax dollars are spent Dear Editor, We’ve long believed that residents deserve to have more of a say in how government spends their tax dollars. That is why next year, my administration will be introducing a pilot participatory budgeting initiative – a democratic...
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Community Compact Program

August 14, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo is to be congratulated for seizing the opportunity and having Revere become one of the first communities in the state to sign onto the Community Compact program. In simple terms, this state program will help Revere implement best practices and deliver services more efficiently, all with the help and funding of...
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A Program Worth Keeping

August 14, 2015
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins has developed a program for inmates that is in its third year and is showing positive results. We are referring to his farming program that has inmates growing vegetables and fruits in the prison yard. This program helps inmates develop skills that will make them more marketable to employers...
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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...
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