As enrollments soar, superintendent calls for another school

September 30, 2010
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The new school smell still hasn’t worn out of the School Department’s latest new building, the Paul Revere School, and already Superintendent Paul Dakin is saying he needs another. Sound insane? It’s really not when one analyzes the enrollment numbers from the past few years. This year, as of late last week, the total...

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Johnnie’s will reopen next month with a new name, but same local ownership

September 30, 2010
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Johnnie’s Foodmaster on Squire Road has reinvented itself, and after some major renovations are complete, they plan to open in early October with a new name, but retain the same staff and ownership. John DeJesus, second-generation owner of the grocery store chain (his Dad was the original Johnnie), told the Journal in a recent...

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Trae straight victories – Weathers rushes for 188 yards and four touchdowns to lead Revere to a perfect 3-0 start

September 30, 2010
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The Revere Patriots got another outstanding rushing effort from senior running back Trae Weathers who rushed for 188 yards and four touchdowns on just 22 carries Friday night, to help Revere get out to its first 3-0 start in 29 years with a 24-15 victory over Danvers. “Trae has just been huge for us,...

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Count Rizzo In – Councillor will run for mayor

September 30, 2010
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Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo made it clear during an interview last week that he is, in fact, a candidate for mayor and that he will be seeking the office of mayor if and when Mayor Thomas Ambrosino leaves or does not run for re-election. Rizzo made it clear that he will officially announce...

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Ban Is Off The Mark – The City Council should reconsider its move to prohibit electronic devices from Chambers

September 30, 2010
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We urge the city council to reconsider its effort to ban electronic devices from the city council chamber. It is an ill-advised measure that is sure to show the council in a negative light should it do so. The effort is to stop the use by councillors of cell-phones and lap top computers during...

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Arrest Report 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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MONDAY, SEPT. 20 Martin Hickey, 23, of 42 Dehon St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance and illegal possession of a Class E controlled narcotic substance. TUESDAY, SEPT. 21 Jillian N. Concannon, 27, of 820 Broadway, was arrested on...

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Obituaries 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Edith Sperrazza Revere resident Edith (Rapacioli) Sperrazza of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on September 27. She was the beloved wife of Rosario “Ross” Sperrazza with whom she shared 48 years of marriage; loving mother of Alisa Sperrazza of Revere; dear sister of Eleanor Silvestri of Somerville and the late...

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Check Out How Your Child’s School Did

September 27, 2010
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District Charts and RHS and SC School Charts

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Helen McKenna and Robert Cuddy were married last Sunday on Revere Beach on the famous bandstand by former city clerk John Henry.

September 22, 2010
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Helen McKenna and Robert Cuddy were married last Sunday on Revere Beach on the famous bandstand by former city clerk John Henry.

McKenna, who grew up in Revere, chose the beach because she said it was a beautiful venue. She is shown making marriage vows on the bandstand. In the photo right, Helen and her children, Fay and Liam, are shown in the horse and carriage that took them to the beach for the ceremony.

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Mastering MCAS – Revere makes strides on statewide exam

September 22, 2010
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Hitting the state average on the MCAS test was once a lofty goal for the Revere Public School, but nowadays it is the expectation. Two schools – and nearly a third one – scored at the state average on every MCAS test this year, a major first for the district. MCAS test results from...

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Local police are ready to enforce new texting ban

September 22, 2010
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Put the Sidekick phone down and step away from the car. It won’t be quite that harsh or dramatic, but Revere Police are ready to start enforcing the statewide No Texting Law next Thursday, September 30. “Officers will be prepared to write tickets when they have good enough evidence that people are texting while...

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Antonia’s entertainment license suspended for two weeks

September 22, 2010
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License Commissioners suspended the controversial entertainment license at Antonia’s on the Beach for two weeks at their meeting on Thursday afternoon in City Hall. Fire Inspector Dan Maniff reported to the Commission that Antonia’s had a capacity that requires a sprinkler system and, to date, they don’t have one. Maniff and owner Wayne Cintolo...

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Noel’s goal in final minute gives Revere a 1-1 tie with Beverly

September 22, 2010
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The Revere High girls soccer team pulled out a dramatic 1-1 tie with Beverly last week thanks to a goal by sophomore Jackie Noel with just 30 seconds to play. Senior Captain Marisa Parent brought the ball down close to the Beverly net and then fed a nice pass over to Noel for the...

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Boys soccer team off to a 2-0-2 start

September 22, 2010
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The Revere High boys soccer team is undefeated and unscored upon through its first four games this season, sporting a 2-0-2 record. After dueling non league rivals Malden Catholic and Central Catholic to 0-0 battles last week, Coach Nik Tower’s Patriots exploded for a 4-0 triumph over Northeastern Conference rival Saugus on Monday. Senior...

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Nelson impresses in loss to Beverly

September 22, 2010
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Although the Revere High girls cross country team dropped its opening meet of the season last week to perennial Northeastern Conference power Beverly, 15-50, RHS head coach Katie Sinnott saw a lot of positive aspects for her squad that should bode well for the coming season. “This year is a rebuilding year for the...

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Boys cross country runs well vs. Beverly

September 22, 2010
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Although the Revere High boys cross country came out on the short end of a 20-41 decision last Tuesday to Beverly, one of the teams that typically finishes at the top of the Northeastern Conference, RHS head coach Mike Flynn saw reason for optimism for this year’s Patriot runners. “Beverly swept us last year...

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RHS volleyball team cruises past Classical

September 22, 2010
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The Revere High volleyball team got into the winning column with a decisive 3-0 win over Lynn Classical last week. Coach Kim Hudd’s squad won all three sets in convincing fashion by scores of 25-6, 25-8, and 25-7. Among the highlights were the seven aces served up by Ashley DiFraia. The Lady Patriots host...

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Field hockey team drops three

September 22, 2010
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The Revere High field hockey team is looking for its first win of the season after three losses this week to Northeastern Conference opponents Saugus, Swampscott, and Gloucester. The Lady Patriots showed a lot of promise in their contest with Gloucester on Monday, battling the Lady Fishermen to a scoreless 0-0 duel through the...

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Golf team drops decision to Winthrop

September 22, 2010
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The young Revere High golf team, which features four sophomores in the eight man lineup, dropped a 57-15 decision at Winthrop last week. Senior Vin Lauria, playing at the No. 8 position, was the top scorer for the Patriots with 3.5 points out of a possible nine points against his Winthrop counterpart.. Sophomore John...

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Arrest Report 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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September 13 A 15 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of three counts of illegal possession of a knife or dangerous weapon in violation of the city ordinance. September 14 Gary Belliveau, 42, of Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Aldo DiFranco Jr., 23, of 39 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on an...

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What Next? – At Wonderland, time is of the essence

September 22, 2010
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Wonderland has been closed for almost a month. The question arises – what to do with Wonderland? Fifty-five acres of prime real estate close to Boston on public transportation would seem an easy sell but the property needs a reason to exist. In addition, the city must carefully negotiate its new use with Wonderland’s...

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Welcome Back – Richard Penta re-joins the City Council

September 22, 2010
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Richard Penta was sworn in earlier this week as the Ward 1 City Councillor. On his return to the council Penta made a number of short speeches and seemed to enjoy being back. Richard Penta is back. It was almost as if he had never left at the council meeting earlier this week.

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Obituaries 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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Mary Albanese Of Attleboro, formerly of East Boston Mary E. (Costa) Albanese of Attleboro, formerly of East Boston, died on September 18. She was the beloved wife of 51 years of the late Gaetano "Guy" Albanese; loving mother of Manuel Cancella of New Jersey, Stephen Albanese and his wife, Tamara, of Virginia, Janice Argenzio...

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Off the ground – At long last, a real sign of progress

September 16, 2010
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Off the ground – At long last, a real sign of progress

After more than 30 years of groundwork, Mayor Tom Ambrosino and a host of elected officials guided Revere towards a groundbreaking redevelopment at Wonderland on Monday. Redevelopment efforts at Wonderland Station have come and gone over the years. There have been successes and failures – one after the other – since the 1970s. Six...

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