One Does Not Have to Go to Italy To See the Leaning Tower of Pisa:Jimmy Zajimi Makes Exact Scale Model

July 14, 2015
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One Does Not Have to Go to Italy To See the Leaning Tower of Pisa:Jimmy Zajimi Makes Exact Scale Model

There’s no need to go all the way to Italy to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa anymore. One needs only to head over to Revere Street where Jimmy Zajmi, of Elmwood Avenue, is putting the finishing touches this month on his full scale, 10-foot tall, exact replica of the Italian wonder. “I started...
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Farmers Market Opens this Friday

July 14, 2015
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The City of Revere, MGH Revere HealthCare Center and Revere on the Move invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Revere Farmers’ Market in its new location in front of the American Legion Hall on Friday, July 10th from 2-6:30pm. With a new location, new management, and new offerings, the 2015...
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Nickerson Joins At-Large Race

July 14, 2015
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A Revere native with ties to city hall has taken out papers to run for an at-large city council seat. Priscilla Nickerson, of 350 Revere Beach Blvd., is Mayor Dan Rizzo’s co-campaign manager, a former secretary in the Economic Development office and currently a grant writer for the city. Others running for councilor at...
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Police Briefs 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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ARREST  Report Monday, June 29 Louis LePore, 54, of 27 Spring Ave., was charged with being a fugitive from justice (New Jersey) on a governor’s warrant. Tuesday, June 30 Susan Hayes, 46, of 48 Conant St., was arrested on one warrant. Wednesday, July 1 Brian Adams, 26, of 63 Allston St., was charged with...
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Reforming Police Services

July 14, 2015
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Since taking office, one of my top priorities has been to re-energize and professionalize police services through new management techniques, community policing and increased staffing. While crime has steadily declined across all categories over the last three and a half years that I have been in office, I still hear from residents that public...
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Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2015
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Home Run Dear Editor: You could say, it’s a home run, or you could say, it’s going the distance, or it’s a four bagger. However you want to say it, Harry Dello Russo Stadium is a state of the art facility and one of the best I’ve ever seen. As a former school committeeman...
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Clarification

July 14, 2015
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Lynne Barrasso of Hair’s What’s Happening will be working at Chez Continental Salon at 766 Broadway, Suite 2, effective Wednesday, July 15. Hair’s What’s Happening will have the same telephone number (781-289-3977) and the same email address (hairswhatshappening.1@comcast.net). Hair stylist Ashley Lentini will also be moving to Chez Continental Salon.
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Partners Health Helping Summer Food Programs

July 14, 2015
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Just as Matt Fishman, vice president for Community Health at Partners Health Care, stated in this week’s Revere Journal, “The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps keep thousands of children and families well nourished during the busy summer months,” including hundreds of residents of Revere. And while Partners HealthCare indicated is grateful to be...
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Thank You, James Cunningham

July 14, 2015
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James Cunningham is a pioneer in the elder care industry, having overseen Massachusetts’ first home care agency that became the model for the rest of the state. It became a model because James Cunningham, who retired on June 30, understood the most vital needs of seniors in his important role as the executive director...
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Women’s World Cup Victory is A Source of Pride for U.S.A.

July 14, 2015
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For the first time in 16 years, the United States has won the 2015 Women’s World Cup. On Sunday, July 5th, the U.S. handily beat defending championship Japan by a score of 5-2. A hat trick from midfielder Carli Lloyd, including a goal from the halfway line, propelled a revenge-seeking U.S. team. It had...
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Obituaries 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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Frank Lucifora Of Revere Frank Lucifora of Revere died on July 3 after a brief illness. He was the beloved father of Tori Marie Lucifora; devoted son of Frank and Giovanna “Joanne” (Russo), all of Revere; dear brother of Sally Nelson and her husband, Geoffrey of Florida and loving fiancé of Diane Sullivan of...
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Kicks Off Campaign

July 3, 2015
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Kicks Off Campaign

Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo and his wife, Daveen, are pictured at Brian’s mayoral campaign kickoff barbecue Saturday at their home.
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It’s a Dogs Life

July 3, 2015
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It’s a Dogs Life

The Calling All Dog Lovers event was held at the proposed dog park on Sargent St. Shown above are Alexa Giannino, and her dog, Chopper, as “Dog Marley,” Carlo Mastromattei and Ann Beth Chinchillo, of ABC K-9 Rehab, with their dogs, Frosty and Blitzen, as “The Blues Brothers.”
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Council Okays Water and Sewer Rates

July 3, 2015
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The city council voted last week to set the water rate for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1.  The new residential rate for water is $3.82 per 100 cubic feet, down from $3.91 per 100 cubic feet in FY15. The new commercial rate $5.80 per 100 cubic feet, up from $5.76 per 100...
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It All Started Here:25 Years and Four Children Later, DiPlatzis Recount Ongoing Journey

July 3, 2015
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It was 25 years ago yesterday, June 30, when Paul and Charlene DiPlatzi exchanged wedding vows – a journey that started when Charlene opened the Revere Journal at the old August Moon Restaurant – her nervous boyfriend Paul DiPlatzi by her side – and saw a huge advertisement from Paul proclaiming his love for...
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Police Briefs 07-01-2015

July 3, 2015
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INVESTIGATING BRUTAL ROBBERY Revere Police are actively working an investigation into a brutal daylight armed robbery of a couple strolling on Mountain Avenue last Saturday afternoon. The victim told police he and his wife were walking on Mountain Avenue around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday when an Hispanic male approached them, pulled out a knife...
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Letters to the Editor

July 3, 2015
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More on the Hill School project Dear Editor: At a recent meeting at Revere City Hall called by Ward 4 City Councilor Stephen Reardon residents were invited to express their views on possible traffic problems at the newly rebuilt Harry Della Russo Stadium and the new elementary school next to it. In a letter...
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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth of July

July 3, 2015
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Although the long-range weather forecast seems to indicate that Mother Nature will not be very cooperative for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend (unseasonably cool temperatures with a good chance of rain in our area), we’re sure that all of our fellow Americans will find a way to celebrate the holiday in appropriate fashion....
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First and Final Paige

July 3, 2015
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St. Mary’s High School graduate Paige Fielding has known since last fall that she would be heading to Tufts University, one of the most prestigious colleges in the world. She was accepted in the Tufts Early Decision Program, taking the anxieties away from the senior-year college application process. Paige has strong family ties to...
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Obituaries 07-01-2015

July 3, 2015
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Stephen Iacoviello Of Revere Stephen M. Iacoviello of Revere died on June 23. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Ramos) Iacoviello of Revere; devoted son of Regina A. (McCool) of Revere and the late Anthony Iacoviello; dear brother of Anthony J. Iacoviello, Joseph M. Iacoviello and Kerry A. Iacoviello, all of Revere; cherished...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Set for July 24-26

June 25, 2015
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A few new things are already being unveiled concerning this year’s upcoming 2015 International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. First and foremost is that the name has changed from a ‘National’ festival to an ‘International’ festival, and with 14 sculptors hailing from foreign countries as far away as Australia, such a name change...
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Wood Pruitt Pulls Papers for School Bd.

June 25, 2015
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Despite what may happen in Chelsea District Court in July, long-time School Committee member Donna Wood Pruitt has taken out nomination papers for the November election. So far all current School Committee members have taken out their nomination papers. Seeking re-election are Michael Ferrante, Susan Gravellese, Dan Maguire, and Carol Tye. Two challengers have...
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

June 25, 2015
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

The local real estate market is going full speed ahead, but one market that is emerging amongst the resurgence is high-end properties – and Gary Ferragamo of Celata Real Estate is primed to sell the city’s first $1 million home. The Italian Villa on Rice Avenue faces the Atlantic Ocean and has a master...
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Councillors Approve FY ’16 Budget, 9-2

June 25, 2015
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With only two dissenters and a few cuts, the city council approved the Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget for the city. The council approved a $169,081,832 budget after making a couple of additions and a few cuts from the originally submitted budget of $168,473,027 by Mayor Dan Rizzo. The council voted to add bonded...
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