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One Dead In Weekend Fire: Victim Was Revere Vietnam Veteran

A deadly fire over the weekend on Campbell Avenue claimed the life of a Revere resident and left 35 people homeless. George Maddox’s roommate described the terrifying scene inside their Campbell Avenue apartment as a fire ripped through the building. The fire, which killed Maddox, 64, a Vietnam War veteran, gutted the four story, eight unit apartment building at 190 Campbell Ave. Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. Arthur Fitzmeyer, also a Vietnam War veteran, recalled the frightening fire Monday and remembers yelling ‘fire’ to his roommate and ‘get up’ before the apartment was engulfed in smoke and flames. Maddox and Fitzmeyer lived on the third floor and while Fitzmeyer’s was lucky enough to get out Maddox died in the blaze ...
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National Night out

Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky celebrates National Night Out with local children – Jamy Gomez, Samira Cammarano, Alyssa Horn, Shant Roeum, Carolina Vejar, Cynthia Vejar.
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Rizzo, Police to Crack down on Impaired Drivers

Mayor Dan Rizzo and Chief of Police Joseph Cafarelli today announced that the Revere Police Department will join over 148 other law enforcement agencies statewide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving from August 13 to September 1 as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD). Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2012 in Massachusetts, 123 people were killed in crashes that involved drivers with a blood alcohol content level of .08 or higher. NHTSA also reports that on ...
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Obituary: John R. Spagnola

SPAGNOLA, John R. Of Revere August 12 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband and best friend of Phyllis (Tardivo) with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Loving and devoted father of Louis and John Spagnola and, Lauren Brammer and her husband Matthew of Revere. Loving Papa to Sunny Brammer and Papa John to Kayleigh Brammer all of Revere. Dear brother of Louis Spagnolo and his wife Ann of York, ME and the late Anthony Spagnola. Cherished son of the late Louis and Mary (Pagliaro) Spagnola. Family and friends will honor John's life by gathering in Vazza's "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, REVERE, on Friday, August 15 from 4pm to 8pm and again at 9am on ...
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Revere Chamber of Commerce $10,000.00 Pot O Gold to be held September 18th

 Pot O Gold Fundraiser to be held at Casa Lucia Function Hall The Revere Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Pot of Gold $10,000 Dinner on Thursday, September 18, 2014! This year’s dinner will be at the Casa Lucia Function Hall, beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets will be priced at $100.00, inclusive of […]
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Revere Carjacking, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

Police say a 32-year-old Melrose man has been charged in connection with an alleged carjacking and kidnapping that took place in Revere earlier this month.
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Obituary: John P. Verrengia

VERRENGIA, John P. Of Revere, on August 10th . Beloved husband of Florence R. (Scifo) of Revere. Devoted father of John J. Verrengia and wife Alberta of Revere, Marianne Buzun and husband Fran of Saugus and Rosalie Serena and husband Randy of Centerville. Dear brother of Thomas Verrengia of Saugus and the late Arthur, Joseph, his twin Anna Dupree, Benny, Tony, Margaret Ferrairo and Mary Mazzola. Cherished grandfather of Joseph Buzun and Joshua Verrengia. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs Krystal and Becky. Late WWII US Navy Veteran, All American Commander at the Beachmont VFW 6712, member of the DAV. Music was John's passion, he was the lead singer for Johnny Vee and the ...
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Report: Vietnam Veteran Killed in Revere Fire

Heavy smoke complicated firefighting efforts.
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Report: One Killed in Revere Fire

Heavy smoke complicated firefighting efforts.
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Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Blaze in Revere

Heavy smoke complicated firefighting efforts.
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BBQ to be held at 2pm before Final Mass Gaming Commission hearing Monday August 11th 4pm at RHS

BBQ to be held 2-4pm Monday August 11th behind Revere High School for all of the supporters of the proposed resort casino at Suffolk Downs! Preceding the final Mass Gaming Commission hearing on Monday Aug 11th the Patriot Women’s Club will be hosting an appreciation BBQ for all of the supporters of the proposed resort […]
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Revere Tornado Relief Fund established

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo and a host of other federal and local officials will be on hand Friday to formally launch the Revere Tornado Relief Fund. http://www.reveretornadorelief.org The fund, created on GoFundMe.com, has a goal of raising $1 million. According to a statement by Rizzo, regular homeowner’s insurance plans may not cover much of the […]
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