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Nurse Staffing Ratios Would Harm Cambridge Health Alliance

November 2, 2018
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As the chair of the board of trustees at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a health system that serves more than 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden and Revere, I am writing to express concerns about Question 1, the government-mandated nurse staffing ratio proposal on the November ballot. If approved, this mandate would negatively impact...
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Vote No on Questions 4 and 5

November 2, 2018
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There are three ballot questions that will appear state-wide on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6. We discussed those questions in this space last week. In addition, there are two other questions, Questions 4 and 5 on the ballots in Revere and Winthrop, that will appear only in Revere and Winthrop for consideration by...
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No Excuses — Be Sure to Vote, Either Early or on Election Day

November 2, 2018
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This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Americans across the country will have the opportunity to choose a new House of Representatives in Washington and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate in what commonly is referred-to as a mid-term election. While every election matters, some are more important than others. Based on...
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Let’s Go, Revere — Beat Gloucester!

November 2, 2018
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Those who have been following the exploits of the Revere High football team this season have had a lot to cheer about. Coach Lou Cicatelli’s gridmen started their season 0-2, but have won five of their past six games, not only qualifying for the MIAA state football tournament as one of the top eight...
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Sports 10-31-2018

November 2, 2018
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RHS football defeats North Reading, faces Gloucester in North semifinals The Revere High football team powered its way to a pulsating 27-20 victory at North Reading Friday evening in a quarterfinal contest of the Division 4 North Sectional of the MIAA state football tournament. Coach Lou Cicatelli and his Patriots, who entered the tourney...
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Obituaries 10-31-2018

November 2, 2018
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Dwayne Festa Of Revere Dwayne E.  Festa of Revere passed away on Oct. 21 at the age of 49. He is survived  by his father, Rocco Festa Sr. of Lynn; his brothers: Rocco Jr. of Winthrop and Jonathan of Leominister; Sisters: Diane Fogerty and her husband, William of St. Petersburg, Fla., Tammy Fogerty and...
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Chowdah Day with Pop Warner

October 26, 2018
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Chowdah Day with Pop Warner

Revere Pop Warner President Patrick Keefe, who is director of operations at the well-known Legal Sea Foods Restraunt Group, arranged for the Chowda Van to be at Harry Della Russo Stadium Sunday for Revere Pop Warner games. All proceeds from clam chowder sales were donated to Revere Pop Warner. Pictured in front of the...
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DeLeo Comedy Night

October 26, 2018
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DeLeo Comedy Night

  Lots of laughs for 25 years, Speaker Bob DeLeo welcomes his headliners, Lenny Clark and longtime friend and Master of Ceremonies Johhny Pease at Bob DeLeo’s annual Comedy Night that was held on Friday, Oct.19.
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Glow Run

October 26, 2018
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Glow Run

Joey Veadar and Francesca Roper hung out in the grass during the Glow Run in Revere on Saturday evening, Oct. 20, at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The annual event attracted scores of young people and families to run in glow up the night.
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Councillors Honor Three Businesses for Contributions to Franklin Ave Victims

October 26, 2018
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Councillors Honor Three Businesses for Contributions to Franklin Ave Victims

The Revere City Council honored three Revere businesses for their generous contributions to residents in the aftermath of the Sept. 16 fire at 10 Franklin Ave., Revere. Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo presented Certificates of Commendation to Saber Abougalala and ShimaaAbougalala of The Good Diner, Ahmad Karageh of Safy Market, and Daniel Sargent and Frank Carolan...
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News Briefs

October 26, 2018
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Collaboration addresses food acceess Over the past several years Revere on the Move (ROTM), a collaboration between the City of Revere’s Healthy Community Initiatives Department (HCI) and the MGH Revere CARES Coalition, has operated and assisted with several programs that address food access issues in the city. This year, ROTM continued to expand the...
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Dance for Dana Dance-A-Thon returns Nov. 18

October 26, 2018
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On Sunday, Nov. 18, nine local dancing schools will join together to host the 2nd Annual “Dance for Dana” Dance-A-Thon at the Rumney Marsh Academy Gymnasium to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Nicole Paolo, owner of Nicole Zervas Dance Academy (NZDA), founded the event last year in honor of those who courageously fight or have...
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Early Voting Begins; Proves Popular in Revere

October 26, 2018
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Early voting began Monday in Revere and 112 residents showed up at the American Legion building on Broadway to cast their ballots in the general election on Nov. 6. Election Commissioner Diane Colella and a team of election department personnel were on hand to greet and assist each voter in the process. The setup...
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There’s Something in the Water

October 26, 2018
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It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, so let’s take a minute to address one pervasive pathway to lead exposure that everyone in Revere should be talking about: our drinking water. Lead is a potent neurotoxin that impairs how children learn, grow, and behave. Even low levels of exposure have been linked to lower IQ,...
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Three Reasons to Vote ‘No’ on Question 1

October 26, 2018
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Because I’m a nurse, and I work in a hospital, I’m asked every day how I feel about Question 1.  I’m beyond concerned.  I’m scared—for patients and nurses—and I’m voting “No.”  Question 1 highlights an important topic, but it is a dangerous approach to something as vital as our healthcare. Question 1 is confusing. ...
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Letter to the Editor

October 26, 2018
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Sargent Street Mural Connects Us to Revere of the Past! Dear Editor: On October 4, 2018 I had the distinct pleasure of attending the unveiling and dedication of a beautiful and poignant mural depicting West Revere of the 1930s. As I gazed upon this wonderful work of art, spanning one entire underside of the...
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Are You Ready for Halloween?

October 26, 2018
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Next week, many neighborhoods will become magical places as thousands of children dressed in all types of costumes will descend on the streets in search of candy and treats. Likewise, residents will not only decorate their houses in scary Halloween themes with spiders and ghosts and a few witches thrown in just for luck,...
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Sports 10-24-2018

October 26, 2018
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RhS sports Roundup RHS football team plays at North Reading Friday in state playoffs The Revere High football team will travel to North Reading this Friday for a quarterfinal contest in the Division 4 North sectional of the MIAA state football playoffs. The opening kick-off is set for 7 p.m. The Patriots are seeded...
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Obituaries 10-24-2018

October 26, 2018
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Robert Collins Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Attorney Robert F. Collins, a Revere native, passed following a five-year struggle and succumbing to the outrages of metastatic cancer disease. Born in Revere, he attended Revere Schools and was a graduate of Revere High School. After serving with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, he entered the...
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2018 Revere Beach Pumpkin Dash

October 17, 2018
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2018 Revere Beach Pumpkin Dash

Jax and Chris DiPesa decorated a pumpkin with happy faces by the pumpkin patch.
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