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Hundreds of Thousands Expected at Festival:Annual Event at Revere Beach Set for this Weekend

July 22, 2016
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Hundreds of Thousands Expected at Festival:Annual Event at Revere Beach Set for this Weekend

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Sand sculpture aficionados will be in their glory when the 2016 International Sand Sculpting Festival comes to Revere Beach on July 22-24. Sculptors from all over the world will compete on America’s first public beach as they have been for the last 13 years. This year’s features include a special...
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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2016
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STATE AGENCY NEEDS YOUR COMMENTS Dear Editor: It is time for all Revere residents totell how the Wheelabrator incinerator and ash landfill on Rte. 107 in Saugus is affecting us. Because their ash landfill is almost full and they want an okay to keep dumping into the marsh  for another five years, state environmental...
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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...
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Obituaries 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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Salvatore ‘Turiddu’ Torretta Owned Torretta’s Bakery in Beachmont Square; AKA “Salvatore The Ice Cream Man” Salvatore “Turiddu” Torretta of Revere died on July 18 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness. He was 77 years old. Salvatore came to the United States from Augusta, Sicily in November of 1969 and he was...
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Letters to the Editor

July 18, 2016
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Thank you to Revere Fire Department Dear Editor: Over the course of the last few years, it has become necessary for me to call the Revere Fire Department for assistance with my ill husband.  Without fail, they responded immediately. During these emergencies, each member of the Engine 5 unit has been professional, kind, and...
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Obituaries 07-13-2016

July 18, 2016
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Richard ‘CY’ Colantonio Of East Boston Richard T. “CY” Colantonio of East Boston died suddenly on July 9. The loving son of the late John and Alice (Grant) Colantonio, he was the beloved husband of the late Anna (DeSantis) Colantonio, devoted brother of John Colantonio and his wife, Karen of Florida, Rhonda Ambrosino and her husband, John of Revere, Elaine Colantonio...
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Revere Beach Tops the Competition

July 8, 2016
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Revere Beach Tops the Competition

By Cary Shuman City and business officials and environmental group leaders are pleased with the favorable publicity that Revere Beach has been receiving at a time when one of the biggest showcase events of the year hits the city in two weeks. Mayor Brian Arrigo, Revere Chamber of Commerce (RCC) Executive Director Bob Upton,...
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News Briefs

July 8, 2016
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SIRIGNANO RECOGNIZED BY MASSPORT The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) awarded Diversity and Inclusion/Compliance Executive Assistant Ernestina Sirignano with an Individual Outstanding Achievement award for her work taking on demanding projects and going above and beyond within her department to ensure its success. Sirignano, a Revere resident, has been with Massport in the Diversity and...
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Police Briefs 07-06-2016

July 8, 2016
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ARREST Report MONDAY, JUNE 27 Favio Rodriguez, 43, of East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.   TUESDAY, JUNE 28 Lisa Rossetti, 46, of 25 Washington St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Robert D. Ruiz, 26,...
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Reflecting On the Meaning of Ramadan for Many Muslims

July 8, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir Tuesday, July 5 marked the last day of the fasting month of Ramadan in the city of Revere, Boston and other cities and states across the U.S.  Most Muslims around the globe celebrated the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, July 6, and only a few countries celebrated this holiday on...
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Revere Beach Remains A Local Treasure

July 8, 2016
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In two weeks, more than 800,000 people are expected to attend the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. It is one more successful chapter in the long history of the first public beach that was established in 1895. As Mayor Brian Arrigo stated in a story in this week’s Journal, Revere Beach is a...
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Revere Well Represented in Agganis Football Game

July 8, 2016
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Four Revere High football players and the RHS coaching staff helped lead the South All-Star team to a 27-19 victory in the Annual Harry Agganis All-Star Football Game held June 30 at Manning Field in Lynn. RHS Class of 2016 graduates Steve Noel, Jake Noftle, Pho Tran, and Dan Murphy wrapped up their stellar...
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Obituaries 07-06-2016

July 8, 2016
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Joseph D’Ambrosio Commercial fisherman and outdoorsman; proud member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited Joseph A. D’Ambrosio died suddenly on June 28. He was 61 years old. Born and raised in Revere, Joe attended Revere schools and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1973.  All of his life, from when he...
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News Briefs

July 1, 2016
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REVERE REPUBLICANS MEET ON JUNE 30 The Revere Republican City Committee will be holding a meeting on Thursday, June 30th, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion on Broadway (next to City Hall).  If you are interested, please join us.  If you would like further information about the RRCC, please write us...
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Sports 06-29-2016

July 1, 2016
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Cicatelli honored to coach in Agganis Football Classic Story and Photos by Cary Shuman Lou Cicatelli played football at Revere High and worked in the school’s athletic program that was led by the late Silvio Cella, who was a teammate of Harry Agganis at Boston University. Cicatelli said he is honored to be coaching...
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Obituaries 06-29-2016

July 1, 2016
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Paul Bennett Fought long battle with Myotonic Muscular Dystraophy Paul J. Bennett of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on June 24 at the age of 44 after a long and courageous battle with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy. He was the beloved son of Marie Bennett (Kitchel) of East Boston; dear brother of John Bennett and...
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Three Revere Firefighters Injured Battling Chelsea Four-Alarm Fire

June 25, 2016
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Three Revere Firefighters Injured Battling Chelsea Four-Alarm Fire

By Seth Daniel One Revere Firefighter remains in the hospital after a four-alarm house fire in Chelsea brought in numerous neighboring communities, including Revere, and injured three Revere jakes in the process. Interim Chief Chris Bright reported that Lt. Bob DeMauro, leader of the Ladder 2 Revere crew, was the most seriously injured of...
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Vadala to Become Assistant Super

June 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Revere Supt. Dianne Kelly announced that she has named a new assistant superintendent to replace Chris Malone, who is leaving to become the superintendent in Tewksbury. Josh Vadala, currently the assistant principal at the Whelan School, will become the new assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services. Vadala is a graduate of...
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Police Briefs 06-22-2016

June 25, 2016
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MONDAY, JUNE 13 Willie F. Jenkins, 21, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor and making a threat to commit a crime. Jason J. Vasques, 26, listed with no home address, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor,...
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Former RHS Hoop Star Morgan Jenkins Graduates from St Michael’s College

June 25, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The basketball experience didn’t go exactly as she had hoped, but Morgan Jenkins today is the proud holder of degree from Saint Michael’s College, having graduated in May. Jenkins, a Class of 2011 Revere High graduate and one of the greatest girls basketball players in school history, received her degree in...
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